With so many of the same brands around, Hong Kong shopping can get a little stale. Next time you need to add to your wardrobe or are looking to refresh your home, head online and try these 15 international stores That Ship to Hong Kong.
This heavy-hitting beauty superstore hardly needs introduction. Though it doesn’t stock the full range of products available at its American mothership stores, you’ll still find a huge array of cosmetics, skincare and beauty tools from big-name companies you won’t find anywhere else in Hong Kong.
This Singaporean accessories brand opened a brick-and-motor store on Queen’s Road Central late last year. But if you can’t stand the thought of battling the crowds and queuing to get in (yes, really), you can view and order the brand’s full collection of shoes, bags, sunglasses and belts online and have them shipped to your door.
Calling all bookworms – this will be your new guilty (or not so guilty) pleasure. There’s a frustrating lack of bookstores – and good books – available in Hong Kong, so next time you want a physical tome, head to this website. It stocks millions of titles (as in, more than you could read in one lifetime) from popular new releases to hard-to-find treatise on obscure topics. It can take up to two weeks to ship to Hong Kong, but when they offer free delivery, does it even matter?
Spanish skincare brand Bimaio now ships to Hong Kong! Created in the Moorish city of Granada, these products are packed with powerhouse active ingredients that invigorate and fuel your skin. Plus, the brand is all about providing luxury beauty at affordable prices, so you won’t be breaking the bank. Delivery is made within 1-3 days to most parts of Hong Kong, and there’s no delivery fee for purchases over $200. The only question is which products are you going to add to your cart? Will it be the bestselling IO Skin Micellar Water, the anti-aging EGF and Stem Cells treatment, the anti-imperfections IO Skin Facial cream, or the anti-wrinkle Miracle Botupro Gel?
This UK-based fashion retailer is a bit of a god-send. Not only do they stock a range of big-name brands in a range of sizes, the ASOS brand also has a series of collections targeting specific needs – think tall, petite and maternity. You’ll find everything from clothes and swimwear to lingerie, cosmetics and accessories here – it really is a one-stop-shop for all your fashion needs.
A well-known name of British High Street fashion, Next offers affordable, stylish clothing and has a little something for everyone. Plus, since there’s no Next store in Hong Kong, you’re far less likely to see anyone wearing the same thing.
A beloved UK department store, John Lewis has everything under one roof, from clothes and electronics to homeware and bedding. While you probably won’t be ordering a new TV from London, this one might come in handy if you’re looking for quality pillows and basics at affordable prices.
If you love a bit of designer glam or have a particular penchant for American brands, you’ll want to keep tabs on this American department store. Trawl the site for great deals on clothes, shoes, accessories and even jewellery and homeware.
The OG of London’s big-name department stores, Harrod’s has long been a go-to for the exotic, the quirky and the uber high-end. Yes you can get all the designer shoes and clothes your heart desires, but Harrod’s famed food hall also ships. So if you’re looking for a fancy hamper or wedding gift to impress, you might want to check this out.
It may be the go-to fashion brand for Instagram models and wannabe influencers the world over, but this online retailer is actually worth checking out if fashion is your thing. They offer a curated selection of chic clothes pulled from brands and designers around the globe, while also offering their own range of trendy, boho-chic clothing.
A go-to American brand for prepsters bridging the gap between college and the real world, J.Crew offers a range of quality clothing ranging from basics to fashionable. Yes they have brick-and-motar stores in Hong Kong, but we bet you won’t find the same things there as are available online.
Another big-name American department store, Macy’s is a little more humble and affordable. Like most department stores, you’ll find almost everything you need here, but the brands available means you’ll get a little something different from other places.
The brand has been slightly tarnished by scandal and falling profits recently, but that doesn’t mean it’s not still popular. Again, the brand has stores in Hong Kong, but they don’t carry the full range, especially when it comes to bigger sizes.
A popular British department store, Selfridges boasts a little more personality than the rest. Try this one for higher-end brands and quality products that you won’t find in Hong Kong.
This British staple comes off a little grandma-ish in Hong Kong thanks to the flowery patterns and boxy shapes stocked in the city’s stores. But head online, and you’ll find the full Marks & Spencer’s range is actually much younger and chicer than you might think. A great go-to for sophisticated basics, elegant casuals, and easy-to-wear office style. You’ll pay more than you would in London — but this is Hong Kong and them’s the breaks.
You may not have heard of this American brand, have a look at their website and you may just begin to understand why it’s garnered fans since beginning in 1976. The brand specializes in simple, fun, wearable womenswear, and they also have ranges for kids and the home.
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[Updated 15 April 2020]