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HONG KONG TIMES SQUARE, LAFORET, ISLAND BEVERLEY: CAUSEWAY BAY SHOPS & MALLS. CIRCLE CONTACT LENS, COSPLAY.


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Why does Laforet department store look so different? Because we’re no longer in Japan, Dorothy. This is Laforet’s Hong Kong cousin, located in Causeway Bay.

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Unlike the Harajuku Laforet, this one doesn’t carry your favorite Gothic Lolita Punk brands. On the bright side, it’s packed with affordable (yes!) J-style streetwear, from gyaru to Goth.

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Generally, all clothes and accessories are cheaper in Hong Kong than in Japan. So you should shop freely, my friends. What better excuse to buy a barely-there cosplay maid outfit?

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Next door is Island Beverley, a complex of restaurants and shops. The wearables are a bit of a hodge-podge, but they’re cheap and cute.

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The current trend? Glittery, kawaii iPhone covers. (Which one is your favorite?)

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Also in Causeway Bay is Times Square, a ritzy multi-level mall. The basement is home to Lane Crawford (the Barney’s of Asia).

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Most of the boutiques are international luxury brands (Lacoste, LeSportsac) — not my cup of tea. However, the Jessica store had cute ghosts that remind me of Peace Now.

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The character says “Wah” like my special cat, Basil Farrow!

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Let’s finish our Causeway Bay mall tour with Sogo, the comprehensive Japanese department store.

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You can stock up on gift items, such as Sanrio stationery or Scottish Fold goodies (doesn’t this character look like my kitty?)

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Love these animal purses for adults, and the sparkly shoes.

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The cookware model is a genius at posing.

And that concludes our tour of Causeway Bay’s major malls! Don’t forget to visit my favorite one, World Trade Centre — full details and photos in this post.

Are you surprised at how popular Japanese goods are in Hong Kong? Which brands would you love to get your hands on?

Tip: when in Asia, do your shopping in HK. You’ll get the same items (or almost), at a much lower price.

PS: Seba and I are currently in Venice! We can hear the sea and Italian singing outside our window. Next stop, Rome, for a glam-tastic musical project with DNR… You can keep track of my Italy vogage on my Twitter.

Song of the Day: Duke Lake – Do You (Went to an Italo Disco club in Milan. My live is now complete.)

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30 Comments

  1. Posted June 17, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Permalink

    I would have loved that Hello Kitty phone cover and those animal bags.   

    • Posted June 18, 2011 at 9:37 pm | Permalink

      I have a H Kitty cover but not nearly as glittery-tastic!

  2. Posted June 17, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Permalink

    OMG *O* I’m going to Taipei this summer, but I doubt I will have any money to go to Hong Kong… to bad because this place looks FANTASTIC!!!!!! 

    • Posted June 18, 2011 at 9:38 pm | Permalink

      Ohh i wanted to go to Taipei… hopefully soon. Go to their Hello Kitty cafe, Toilet restaurant!

  3. Posted June 17, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    (*o*) Wow ~ Shopping Heaven! I love their accessory merchandising as much as the accessories themselves. I’ve always heard that Hong Kong is the place to shop – even online. Great pics! I hope one day to go.

    • Posted June 18, 2011 at 9:38 pm | Permalink

      Hong Kong has fun, fashion forward clothes – and for so cheap!

  4. Posted June 17, 2011 at 6:57 pm | Permalink

    wow
    so many different small things

  5. Posted June 17, 2011 at 9:00 pm | Permalink

    Lovely shop windows. And the shoes – oh! the shoes!!!

  6. Posted June 17, 2011 at 9:47 pm | Permalink

    I will be in HK in 3 days!!

    cant wait to spend my entire savings! LOL

    • Posted June 18, 2011 at 9:40 pm | Permalink

      haha lucky!! I posted quite a few HK blogs – pls check the past few pages!

  7. Posted June 18, 2011 at 1:30 am | Permalink

    Do they sell Japanese magazines in Sogo (eg Kera)??

  8. Posted June 18, 2011 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    i love shopping in hong kong!

  9. Posted June 18, 2011 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    awesome 

  10. Posted June 18, 2011 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    I live vicariously through @lacarmina because a) I love to travel and b) I’m secretly infatuated with Japanese fashion.

  11. Posted June 18, 2011 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    I just got back from a HK shopping-only trip recently !

  12. Posted June 18, 2011 at 8:45 pm | Permalink

    They even sell Animegao masks. HK has everything.

    • Posted June 18, 2011 at 9:40 pm | Permalink

      Totally – everything!!

  13. Posted June 18, 2011 at 9:18 pm | Permalink

    better than in Japan? o.o.. I have to see it owo..

  14. Posted June 18, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Permalink

    Everything to Everyone ^_^

  15. Posted June 19, 2011 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

    Will you be going back to Japan? My aunt is wanting to take me next year for my 21st birthday. We’d love it if you would be our guide! :)

    • Posted June 22, 2011 at 8:37 am | Permalink

      I might be back in Tokyo soon for a new TV job :)

  16. Posted June 21, 2011 at 3:13 am | Permalink

    Absolutely adorable.  The fringe tshirts are to die for!

    • Posted June 22, 2011 at 8:37 am | Permalink

      Yeahhh people always talk about Japan fashion, but HK has a lot too

  17. Posted June 22, 2011 at 4:54 am | Permalink

    OMG!! SEnd me to the Jessica store RIGHT NOW!!! >_< <3

  18. Posted September 23, 2012 at 3:37 am | Permalink

    how much is the contact lens?

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