Hong Kong may be considered Asia’s top shopping destination but one thing the city lacks is a really fabulous vintage boutique along the likes of Decades in New York or Didier Ludot in Paris. That being said, in the past two months I have discovered two new vintage finds that I thought was worth sharing.
The first, Silent Nostalgia, isn’t really a boutique. The brainchild of ex fashion executive Renee Tang, she actually started her collection back in 2011, sourcing unique and classic vintage items from the 1950s to 90s. Recently she started selling a curated selection at local boutique EDIT (67 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong) as well as online through their Facebook page. The collection mainly features accessories like jewellery – think chunky gold necklaces and pearls – and handbags from vintage clutches to structured totes. All the big greats are represented from Yves Saint Laurent and Givenchy to Balenciaga and Chanel.
Vintage Celine (top) and YSL (above) clutches available at Silent Nostalgia
Also new is Reverie (23/F, 1 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong), which is located in the most unexpected of places inside a hair salon in an office building on Duddell Street. That being said it houses one of the biggest selections of vintage designer clothing along with contemporary designs from top vintage-loving brands.
The 500 square foot space is decked out like a modern boudoir but the offerings are tried and tested classics. During a recent visit I spotted a Lanvin black evening dress and Yves Saint Laurent couture jumpsuit, along with finds from the likes of Christian Dior, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Salvatore Ferragamo. To add to the mix are modern names such as Isabel Marant, Stella McCartney and Ports 1961, which are available at a discounted price. The store also stocks a range of new brands from Europe that are vintage in spirit and style, along with plenty of accessories.