The Buzz: Beloved for its well-cut basics, comfy, quality fabrics and cool collaborations with international designers, Japanese clothing store Uniqlo is the undisputed king of affordable fashion. It’s chosen Causeway Bay for its international flagship store, which is set to span some 37,000 square feet. For the big launch on April 26, the brand has co-opted local celebs Miriam Yeung, Shawn Yue, Lee Wai-sze and Wong Kam-po to help shill its wares.
The Goods: If you don’t know the kinds of clothes Uniqlo stocks, then you’d better go check it out, stat. With a regular rotation of designer collaborations with everyone from Lulu Guinness to Japanese designer Iliann Loeb and even, um, Ladurée macarons, there’s something new to browse each time you pop in. Besides the fashion-forward options, there are also tons of seasonal staples, including great-fitting jeans, camisoles, plain tees, cardigans, jeggings, polo shirts, sleepwear and much more.
The Location: Smack bang in the middle of Causeway Bay right next to Times Square, Uniqlo is taking up the entire first three floors of the Lee Theatre on Percival Street.
By Sarah Fung