Local Independent Stores

If you're looking to shop at local independent stores, there has never been a wider choice in Hong Kong than there is right now, and you'll find everything from cutting-edge lifestyle stores to specialist fashion shops in the city.

There are local lifestyle stores where you can pick up funky furniture, cool lighting and fashion accessories from international designers, and items like vibrant qipaos, cushions and stationery with a distinctly Hong Kong flavour. Designs incorporate Nathan Road's neon signs, mahjong tiles and lucky cats.

Head to the district of Tai Hang near Causeway Bay and you'll find plenty of local design stores that stock everything from watches and backpacks from independent designers to rare toys and quirky vintage homeware.

Fashion lovers will adore Sham Shui Po, where you can pick up embroidery, ribbons, beads and sewing supplies, and leather goods and tools. On Apliu Street, there's everything from mobile phone accessories to home appliances, while little stores in Fuk Wing streets are also worth checking out for their wide selection of toys. Love vinyl? You can pick up LPs from the 60s, 70s and 80s, and more contemporary offerings.