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New on The Block: Rick Owens and Thom Browne Boutiques

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Inside Thom Browne

On Lan street has always been a magnet for fashion brands (for years it’s been home to multibrand boutique D-Mop and shoe brands like Rupert Sanderson) but its offerings have got a whole lot better since the opening of Sacai’s first Hong Kong store last month. The latest to add to the list are two cult brands, Thom Browne and Rick Owens.

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Thom Browne’s boutique

Billed as Thom Browne’s first flagship in Greater China, the store is rather slick with its glass box enclosed staircase and retro 1950s office vibe complete with grey marble walls, white blinds and fluorescent lighting. The entrance is more of a lobby and features a small lounge area with a bar and stools (and very little merchandise). Best part is that the store will carry Browne’s complete men’s collection including shoes and accessories.

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The Rick Owens boutique

Just next door you’ll find Rick Owens’ second boutique in the city which is a whopping 3,800 square foot, making it the largest store in Asia. While I am sure people will come in droves for his menswear, womenswear and accessories collections, it’s worth checking out some of the more controversial “art” pieces in his stores.  Visitors to his Paris boutique may remember a statue of the designer taking a pee and the Hong Kong boutique has its own Rick memorabilia in the form of a table featuring a real-life wax sculpture of the designer on all fours.

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Rick Owens on All Fours

Thom Browne is at Shop 1, G/F, 18 On Lan Street, Central, tel: 2285 9002; Rick Owens is at Shop 2A, Ground Floor, 18 On Lan Street, Central, tel: 2285 9061. www.thombrowne.com; www.rickowens.eu

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