Shop a well-curated fashion and accessories edit of more than 450 established and emerging luxury brands, from Prada, Gucci and Balenciaga to Halpern and Wales Bonner. Matchesfashion.com began as a bricks-and-mortar shop in London’s Wimbledon Village, opened by Tom and Ruth Chapman in 1987, and has since grown to become the global retailer it is today. The London-based brand operates four London shops, including a five-storey Mayfair residence complete with event spaces and private shopping suites, as well as the e-commerce site that delivers to more to more than 176 countries, including Hong Kong. The site also offers 24/7 personal shopping advice through their fashion-concierge team MyStylist.
Delivery from $100; matchesfashion.com
A universal favourite for both fashion and beauty, London-based Net-a-Porter offers same-day delivery and free returns to its Hong Kong shoppers. The site stocks more than 800 fashion and 200 beauty brands, with new arrivals on site every week, including established international designers and emerging, with the buying team quick off the mark at snapping up hot new talent. Stock is easily navigated, but also weaved through inspiring editorial, most notably in Porter Magazine, distributed six times a year in print and digitally.
Delivery from $50, net-a-porter.com
Heralding a sustainable approach to fashion, Vestiaire Collective facilitates the resale of designer clothing, accessories and homeware with a carefully curated edit of expertly checked second-hand goods. The platform’s community of sellers (of which you can be a part of), submit around 25,000 new items to the site every week. Once a piece is sold, it is then sent to Vestiaire Collective for authenticity and quality checks before being sent to the buyer upon approval. The company’s recently-opened outpost in Hong Kong means that you can now shop the platform at a local cost.
Delivery from $100, vestiairecollective.com
As well as stocking a well-curated edit of the current season from our favourite luxury fashion brands, Moda Operandi is unique in that it also invites shoppers to preorder next-season’s looks straight from the runway via its Trunkshow concept. Recently-launched for the brand is its homeware section – a dreamy edit of tableware, linens, books and cushions from well-established and little-know brands.
Delivery from $150, modaoperandi.com
Farfetch champions individuality in its edit of fashion and accessories from more than 1000 boutique and direct brand partners around the world. Users can shop by category as well as through journal-style stories that highlight key pieces in engaging designer interviews, store tours, fashion shoots and travel musings that are easy to lose time over.
Delivery from $200 or free for orders over $2000, farfetch.com
The go-to for a mix of mid-range and high-street fashion and beauty brands, Asos offers free delivery to Hong Kong on orders over $270 and an express two-day delivery service for last-minute shoppers (as well as free returns if you change your mind). Download the Asos app to make the most of the brand’s Style Match concept by which you can upload an image of a piece you’ve seen and liked (in real life) and the program will search the site to show you the closest product available.
Delivery from $77.99 or free for orders over $270, asos.com
Owned by LVMH group, Sephora is the much-loved beauty emporium housed in stores worldwide and also online. Its curation of brands include well-established classics and innovative newcomers. Shop make-up, skincare, hair, fragrance, bath and body, according to targeted concerns, with a dedicated gift section for buying for others. Sephora also hosts an online community where beauty forums and live chat offer insights and advice.
Delivery from $75, sephora.hk
Dating back to 1850, the Hong Kong-born fashion, beauty and lifestyle department store makes it easy to shop online too. Browse hundreds of international brands and seek fashion and beauty inspiration from the site’s Discover channel, featuring trend-led shoots and topical discussion articles.
Delivery from $50 or free for orders over $10,000, lanecrawford.com.hk
Virginia-born Need Supply launched in 1996, selling vintage Levi’s, but has since gone on to develop a unique curation of clothing and accessories from both established and up-and-coming independent designers. Its website is a visual feast, with beautiful, clean product and lifestyle photography bringing the brand to life, particularly in the editorial section. The site also stocks some of the most desirable beauty brands – this is the place to bulk buy!
Delivery from $25, needsupply.com
On this dedicated fashion e-commerce platform, shop a young, edgy edit of clothing and accessories from independent designers, from Alexa Chung and Comme des Garçons to Eytys and Isabel Marant. The site’s editorial archive features designer interviews and out-there style inspiration.
Delivery from $200 or free on orders over $1000, ssense.com
Founded in 2005, New York-based La Garçonne is an online-only fashion retailer focusing on timeless everyday-wear that is understated yet elegant. Shop a mix of established and emerging brands, with an edit including plenty of neutral colours, natural materials, boxy shapes and crisp tailoring with an androgynous feel.
Delivery from $200 or free on orders over $5000, lagarconne.com
Luisa Via Roma
LuisaViaRoma began life in the 1930s as LUISA, a small boutique in Florence stocking well-established brands Balenciaga, Balmain, Givenchy, and Saint Laurent amongst others. Such was its international interest that the website was launched which now stands alone as one of the most well-respected fashion e-commerce retailers in the world. As well as clothing and accessories, the site stocks an interesting edit of homeware.
Delivery from $130 or free on orders over €2600, luisaviaroma.com