Shoppers are noticeably absent from the luxury brand stores at Hong Kong’s 1881 Heritage in Tsim Sha Tsui, a Chinese tourist hotspot, amid the coronavirus outbreak in April. Photo: Nora Tam

Why Chinese luxury shoppers won’t return to Hong Kong soon – protests, prices and death of the city’s ‘experience’

  • Resumption of the city’s anti-government protests, and cheaper luxury goods in China, could see many shoppers stay away even if travel restrictions are relaxed
  • Shopping malls might need to change tack to survive, such as showcase local designers and push events available only in Hong Kong
Topic |   Fashion
Shoppers are noticeably absent from the luxury brand stores at Hong Kong’s 1881 Heritage in Tsim Sha Tsui, a Chinese tourist hotspot, amid the coronavirus outbreak in April. Photo: Nora Tam
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