Black-clad, chanting protesters stage a demonstration at the Times Square shopping mall in Causeway Bay on Christmas Day. Photo: May Tse

Luxury brands use pop-up stores to skirt Hong Kong’s sky-high retail rents amid consumer spending smashed by protests

  • Pop-up shops are typically short-term leases in which the tenant pays a fraction of the standard rent for the area
  • Temporary retail spaces, often themed or heavily branded to tie in with a fad or event, have been an increasingly common sight in Hong Kong’s most popular shopping districts
Topic |   Hong Kong economy

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Black-clad, chanting protesters stage a demonstration at the Times Square shopping mall in Causeway Bay on Christmas Day. Photo: May Tse
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Lam Ka-sing

Lam Ka-sing

Lam Ka-sing is a business reporter who covers property affairs and results. He joined the Post in 2017 and has a degree in international journalism from Hong Kong Baptist University.