East Point

New leaves

Fashion cover: leather jacket (HK$19,000) from Rick Owens, The Landmark, Central. Oversized necklace, custom made by Holly Suan Gray.

Sunday, 18 March, 2012, 12:00am

DFS Group signs deal for Causeway Bay outlet

DFS Group, a leading duty-free retailer, has leased 45,000 square feet of retail space at Hysan Place, formerly the Hennessy Centre, in Causeway Bay.

The company yesterday said it had reached agreement with Hysan Development to open a concept store at Hysan Place, which was expected to be ready in the second quarter of 2012.

24 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

New Fables

Yan Renkui's collection of politically themed fables on canvas (including Peach Blossom Island, above). Mon-Fri, 10am-6.30pm, Edge Gallery, G/F, 60C Leighton Rd, Causeway Bay. Inquiries: 2887 0313. Ends Oct 30

13 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

French connection

Ex-investment banker Ariane Zagury has brought a touch of Parisian chic to Hong Kong in the guise of Rue Madame. The new concept store stands out among the numerous designer boutiques in Lee Gardens, not only for its take on modern-yet-stylish separates but also for its affordability, with prices ranging from HK$360 for a T-shirt to HK$5,200 for a leather jacket.

2 May 2010 - 12:00am

'I feel kind of suffocated'

Boris Chu, runner at the Jockey's Club's racetrack in Happy Valley

There's a breeze today so I don't feel much of a difference. But I found myself panting after running 2km, usually I only gasp for breath after running 3 to 4km.

Don Cheung, charity fund-raiser at the junction of Tin Lok Lane and Hennessy Road in Causeway Bay

23 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Out and about

Now-vanished East Point Hill, in the heart of Causeway Bay, contains links to two of Hong Kong's most historic corporations - Jardine, Matheson & Co and Hysan Development.

17 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Causeway Bay squatter site was once a public passage, court told

Ownership of a squatter house in a Causeway Bay lane - claimed by its long-time occupiers - was challenged in court by the testimony of a former neighbourhood resident, who said the site had been a lane through which people had right of way more than 30 years ago.

11 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Aid agency returns, keen to hear from those it helped

There was a time when Hong Kong wasn't such a prosperous place. From 1959 to 1971, the global aid agency Plan International - working then as Foster Parents Plan - was here to help poor refugees from the mainland adjust to a new life, providing food and shelter to those in need and education to children. This summer, the organisation is returning.

12 May 2009 - 12:00am

Style bites

Watch this space

Omega has opened two new shops in Causeway Bay. The Percival Street location covers more than 1,250 sq ft and the Great George Street store covers more than 1,755 sq ft. Both stores will carry Omega's collections of watches and fine jewellery. Omega, 99 Percival St, Causeway Bay, tel: 3579 2588 and 2-10 Great George St, Causeway Bay, tel: 2881 1113

30 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

mother's day gifts

1. Bang & Olufsen wireless phone, HK$3,700, from Bang & Olufsen, room 301, One Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay, tel: 2882 1782.

2. Princess Diamonte hair dryer, HK$10,800, from Cube, shop 2021, IFC Mall, Central, tel: 2295 3282.

3. Eva Solo soap dispenser, HK$850 from G.O.D., Leighton Centre, Sharp Street East entrance, Causeway Bay, tel: 2890 5555.

4 May 2008 - 12:00am

Style bites

Snap happy

With every purchase of HK$800 or more at all Esprit outlets while stocks last, receive a free red and white manual camera (right) with a removable waterproof case.

CD giveaway

Customers who purchase HK$1,000 or more in a single transaction at Guess are entitled to a free copy of Bryan Adams' latest CD, while stocks last.

26 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

on style, she rules

Once upon a time, there was a glorious and vast store in Causeway Bay. Everything, from wonderful gardening tools and rattan ware to good-looking pottery, toys and a wide selection of reusable shopping bags, cost just HK$10. Has it been reincarnated anywhere in Hong Kong?

Domo Arigato Gozaimas, Causeway Bay

9 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

turn Japanese

Hong Kong Nipponphiles who stock up on the latest Japanese magazines and novels at the Sogo bookshop know they can't avoid the mad scramble to the top floor of the mall on weekends. What if there was a shop - three, in fact - where you could browse through anything from manga, motoring, fashion, food and travel mags to current works by contemporary Japanese writers without the crowd?

8 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

knotted homeware

1. Flower rug, HK$2,850, from G.O.D., 1/F, Leighton Centre, Sharp Street East, Causeway Bay, tel: 2890 5555.

2. Marcel Wanders Crochet table, HK$9,520, from Design Link, 6/F, Park Avenue Tower, 5 Moreton Terrace, Causeway Bay, tel: 2838 8299.

3. Doily, HK$20, from Chun Sang Trading, 3 Glenealy, Central, tel: 2522 9246.

3 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Pets to tie the knot

Pet weddings may seem a cute indulgence to some, a ridiculous escapade to others, but whatever you feel about them, they have just made it to Hong Kong.

Pet weddings are becoming popular with pet owners in Japan, the United States and the United Kingdom, and now Sun Hung Kai Properties has organised Hong Kong's first mass pet wedding.

1 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

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