We’re rolling right ahead into the festive season, and with the number of Christmas (and pre-Christmas!?) events and parties up ahead, it’s definitely important to have some party frocks ready to go! From bargains to designer couture, we’ve rounded up our Top Ten Party Dress Boutiques on Hong Kong Island for your shopping pleasure… Fashionistas and bargain hunters alike, read on!
G/F, 53-55 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2618 0718
If you’re into all things beads, sequins and rhinestones, then you’re going to fall in love with the dresses and gowns at Tinseltown. Carrying top international brands loved by celebs, and some even designed by them (e.g. Nicole Ritchie’s House of Harlow and Gwen Stefani’s L.A.M.B), their frocks are definitely going to make you the centre of the spotlight all night long!
Celebrities Couture $$$$
5/F, Coasia Building, 498 Lockhart Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2838 1160
You can find all kinds of dresses at Celebrities Couture, suitable for day, night and especially parties! From plain to patterns, silk to knitted, and mini to maxi, this is the place to go if you’re feeling lost and have no exact idea what you’re looking for – and are in need of somewhere that has it all!
Brands Boutique $$$
G/F, 41 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2851 3111
Want to look like a diva without having to worry about the price tag? Brands Boutique is here to save the day with “cut out label” designer dresses from the likes of BCBG and DVF at a fraction of the original price! Even if you can’t be totally sure about the authenticity, who cares when the dresses look this good?! (Psst! If you pay in cash, they’ll normally give you a discount!)
G/F, 56-60B Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2899 2069
You may miss Buttonhole because it’s so tiny – but despite its size, there are a huge number of gems inside! Although a little cramped, this place is jam-packed with cute fur wraps and designer dresses. Because of factory mistakes (mostly unnoticeable!), these frocks are sold at sweet discounts; just remember to ask for larger sizes as only small sizes are kept on display, and make sure you check out the sale rack!
J. Verzotti $$$
Shop 8, G/F, 21 Yiu Wah Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Walking past J. Verzotti, we were immediately drawn to their fabulous dresses and gowns on display at the window. On one side, there was a dusty pink babydoll dress covered in sparkling rhinestones with a sweetheart neckline – perfect for prom-type parties! And on the other side, there was a wine red maxi evening gown that just oozed pure sophistication and class. On top of it all, there’s even a sale rack with frocks starting from $600. Yes please!
Ona Fashion $$$
3/F, 31 Yiu Wa Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2983 0002
Hidden upstairs in a local shopping centre behind Times Square, Ona Fashion is a fantastic boutique that sells gorgeous gowns and party dresses from designer brands, as well as their own designs too. We love their girly and sophisticated dresses that are great for dinner parties or nights out, as well as their long gowns perfect for balls and hitting the red carpet. Check out their Facebook Page for a taste of what’s in store!
Mirror Mirror $$$
G/F, 53 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2790 7866
Not into frills and rhinestones? Or need something a little more casual for your evenings out? Then Mirror Mirror is a great place for you to go! A cute boutique smack bang on Wellington Street, this place is a haven for “cut out label” designer dresses and skirts, with chic tops and shoes to match. If you don’t see your size, just ask and they can order it for you to arrive in a week!
My Glamour Closet $$
Shop 1, G/F, Workingview Commercial Building, Yiu Wa Street Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 3580 0085
Another small boutique hidden behind Times Square, My Glamour Closet is home to a large array of evening gowns and party dresses that are great for all formal occasions. Decked out in rhinestones, frills, lace and flowers, from mermaid gowns to babydoll dresses and everything in-between, we’re sure you’ll find something perfect to add to your closet. This place is great if you’re looking for amazing dresses that won’t break your bank!
V Wardrobe $$
Shop 2, G/F, Workingview Commercial Building, 21 Yiu Wa Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2893 9139
Fashionista Mamas looking for some kickass frocks for fall? V Wardrobe stocks some trendy and edgy pieces that are sure to please! We are in love with their faux fur vests, vintage pattern prints, on-trend stylish dresses and most of all, their super-chic costume jewellery collection. Look no further, ye trend setters… plus this place has some great casual day-to-day pieces too!
Solid Red $$$$
G/F, Tak Cheong Building, 44 Yiu Wa Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2834 8280
Another great dress boutique at the back of Causeway Bay, Solid Red carries a range of dresses and gowns from Italy that are pretty but also down-to-earth and not too OTT. A lot more subtle and easy to match than some of the more flamboyant frocks around town, these pieces are great as wardrobe staple dresses that can be worn and re-worn with different accessories or coats to match. We are completely smitten with Sold Red’s fur coats and lovely knitwear!