Vintage Clothing

Cheap fashion

Me & George outlets sell a mix of second-hand and out-of-date clothes and accessories. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Clothes certainly make the man (or woman), but the fashion faux pas of wearing the same jacket as your friend may have you wondering: "Where can I get affordable but unique luxury clothes?"

Monday, 4 February, 2013, 4:39am

Call me old-fashioned

If you still think Hong Kong's vintage shopping scene is either about Milan Station - a chain of second-hand shops for luxury brands such as Hermes and Chanel - or the ghetto night markets of Kowloon - often managed and frequented by scavengers - it might be time to take a closer look.

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

A treasured aunt

We all want an aunt like the one Alice Tam Sau-ying has. The designer and owner of the Aalis boutique on Yiu Wah Street, Causeway Bay, not only inherited a taste for luxurious heritage from the professional tai-tai, but also a wardrobe full of designer vintage wear. The centrepiece of Tam's wardrobe is a hand-stitched wedding dress made for her aunt in the 1960s.

5 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Retro is super cool so let's go back in time

Spending an afternoon rooting through clothes and furniture from bygone eras can be fun.

Hunting for antiques and vintage items can be a nice change from ultra-modern malls and mass-market brands.

Unlike mass-produced goods, vintage items often have unique charm and are full of history.

29 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Going, going ...

What to bid for online: Vintage clothing and accessories - just make sure to check the measurements as sizing nowadays differs radically from sizing in the past. Costume jewellery - look for some classic Kenneth Jay Lane pieces or items from older brands such as Hermes and Chanel. Surplus stock of designer shoes - you can find brands such as Alaia and Jimmy Choo at a considerable discount.

17 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Paper Bag Princess

Where? Dubbed the Bergdorf Goodman of vintage fashion, Paper Bag Princess used to be

in trendy West Hollywood but can now be found near the glamorous shops of Rodeo Drive, on Olympic and Robertson in Beverly Hills.

11 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Go retro

Dressing in designer gear from head to toe is passe. The new in is old. Brand name shops like I.T. and Miss Sixty are packed with vintage styles, but what's the point of buying new clothes just because they look old? Hong Kong has a good selection of boutiques selling real retro fashion.

10 Apr 2005 - 12:00am


Q What's the difference between second-hand, vintage and antique clothing?


24 Oct 2004 - 12:00am