Shopping for anything that is not a small size can be difficult, or prohibitively expensive, in Hong Kong. Illustration: Mario Riviera
Kate Whitehead
Opinion

Opinion

Kate Whitehead

A Hong Kong shopping nightmare: finding a dress in a ‘large’ size

  • Struggling to find clothes in her size – a UK size 12 – a shopper has found a novel solution. She just flies to Britain
  • The long-time Hong Kong resident says shopping in the city makes her feel Amazonian, even though she’s not

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Shopping for anything that is not a small size can be difficult, or prohibitively expensive, in Hong Kong. Illustration: Mario Riviera
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Kate Whitehead

Kate Whitehead

Kate Whitehead is a freelance journalist who worked on staff at the SCMP before editing Discovery magazine. She is the author of two Hong Kong crime books - After Suzie and Hong Kong Murders - and fully intends that the next book she writes will be less grizzly.