Trouble in Hong Kong…

an outsider's perspective of hong kong

bye bye shanghai tang on pedder

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well at least, we don't have to buy a&f products at factory outlet places over in kowloon anymore

i heard one of the saddest news in hong kong retail in the last few days. the iconic shanghai tang store on pedder street will be replaced by abercrombie & fitch.

as we know that consumer power is slowly declining in america and rising with such prowess in asia, it is no wonder that in the last few months; we have seen a lot american retailers hitting the shores of hong kong such as the impending opening of gap and american eagles.

i just cannot believe that after years of being there, we will be losing such an iconic store( at such a prime piece of retail real estate) – which is unique to hong kong’s identity. i have never bought much from shanghai tang personally but whenever i have to bring tourists or clients, that would be one of the places i’d bring them. it’s also the place to go when you have to buy someone a corporate gift for someone to remember hong kong by. i’ll definitely miss it sorely!!

talking about american eagles – i was just at the shop last weekend. seriously, i don’t understand what the fuss is about. while there are a lot of good basic wear, the price and quality tell two different stories. it is what it is, the quality is rather crap!

the new american eagles outfitters at harbour city tst


Written by smalltroubleinhk

April 10, 2011 at 3:12 pm

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  1. Shanghai Tang – personally not terribly fond of it, but I get your drift. Abercrappy & Fidget – it’s basically geared for a mainland Chinese clientele. American Eagle Outshitters – you’re right, “rather crap.”


    April 11, 2011 at 6:16 pm

  2. Ya a lot of Chinese tell me.. they don’t buy locally because they are worried how real the stuff are…… funny, the products are made there – who is say, what is real and what’s fake. it’s all kinda relative i feel


    April 17, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    • Yup, made in China, buy in HK ‘cos it’s more real than on the mainland … you’d have to wonder…


      April 18, 2011 at 6:08 am

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