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
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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