Teens will be teens…
Ready to score some serious brownie points from your almost-adult? As we transition into fall, we often find ourselves itching to get a few new pieces into our (ever-expanding) closets. Teenagers are no different. From “buy me something” 13 year olds to “no thanks, mum” 18 year olds, shopping for kids can sometimes feel like an impossible task. We’ve lined up some of our favourite places to get the job done. Whether you’re looking for affordable classics from well-known international brands or alternative looks from smaller mom-and-pop stores, there’s never been a better time to stock up. Since a lot of the brands feed into ‘fast fashion’, make sure to responsibly donate pieces that your teens outgrow. Make shopping a family Sunday activity and head out with your growing one, after picking out your favourite (mutually approved) stores!
Founded in 1999, 8Five2 was originally just Hong Kong’s street fashion and skateboard shop. 18 years later, it’s grown to be so much more. Not only do they have skateboards, but they also have t-shirts, hats, hoodies and shoes! From Adidas, Doom Sayers Club and Pass~port, your picky boys and girls sure to find brands you’ll love. Plus, you’ll get some serious #streetcred in the process. This store has so many different varieties for you to choose from; a visit to the store could take up your whole afternoon. Check out their website beforehand to see the full collection of brands supplied.
8Five2, www.shop.8five2.com, 1/F, 522 Jaffe Road, Causeway bay, Hong Kong
Looking for a shop that can simultaneously satisfy your teen’s activewear and sleepwear needs? Look no further than Oysho! Whilst you’re there, don’t forget to check out what the pyjama collection holds for mamas too (nothing better than winter lounging in cretonne!). You and your daughter will fall in love with the affordable and chic pieces. Head over to a store and pick up a tulle panel shirt or some comfy leggings. Alternatively, order from the comfort of your home and have it delivered straight to you!
Oysho, www.oysho.com/hk, 80, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong.
1, Matheson Street, Causeway bay, Hong Kong.
Hong Kong based store, Maple aims to bring updated and current designs to its local residents. Though the collection is still in its early stages, the Star Night collection evening wear is a unique option for fancy occasions like dinner parties. Pick out a simple little back dress for your teenage daughter – after all, it is a staple for anyone’s closet!
Sassy Mama Tip: Though the clothes here are pretty, the quality can be questionable. Make sure to double check the piece before buying!
Famous British fashion retailer, Topshop really needs no introduction. It’s a one-stop shop for everything in this season – from cropped wide leg jeans (because we’re back in the 80’s) to the highly coveted Ivy Park activewear. Head over to Topman (Topshop’s fashion counterpart) to shop for the men in your life – from tailored suits to casual shirts.
Topshop/Topman, 59 Queens Road Central, Asia Standard Tower, Hong Kong.
Lab Concept, 93 Queensway, Hong Kong
Shop 520-521, 5/F, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway bay, Hong Kong.
Birthday or special occasion coming up? Rose & Crown has delicate jewellery pieces worth checking out. Having been in the business for 18 years, it delivers the best to customers, in a playful and stylish way. From Italian rose gold necklaces and earrings to on trend tassel earrings, this shop has everything you might possibly want if you’ve been dreaming of gifting your daughter a little something special!
Rose & Crown, www.facebook.com/Rose-Crown-Accessories-Shop, Shop 125, 2/F, Island Beverly Centre, No. 1 Great George Street, Causeway bay, Hong Kong.
Shop 153, 1/F Laforet Excelsior Plaza, 24-26 Eastpoint Road, Causeway bay, Hong Kong.
ALAND is a super cool multi-brand store, thats brought new Korean fashion designers to the 852. The Hong Kong flagship is in Lee Theatre at Lee Gardens, and the brand sells everything from clothes and shoes to bags and accessories – anything that can be touched by designer’s vision. The trendy styles are perfect for picky boys and girls, developing their own sense of style.
H&M carries not only your basic shirts and shorts but also classy dresses, rompers and accessories. With good deals that won’t break the bank, H&M is the epitome of affordable fashion for teenagers looking for a quick fix. With a kids section, a ladies’ section, a mens’ section, you’ll find something for every shopper.
Sassy Mama Tip: After restocking some of your teens wardrobe essentials, head over to H&M Home to pick out some porcelain pattern plates! With the arrival of the new school year, it’s a good idea to revamp your children’s closet and the furniture in your home.
Hello, online shopping! Delivery has never been more of a dream. Reasonable prices and endless options make Zalora a favourite for both mums and teens. Whether you’re looking for accessories (from trendy watches to school backpacks) or stress-free clothes, this online store has it all. Plus, you and your teen can shop from the convenience of your own sofa, and returns are easy-peasy.
Sassy Mama Tip: There are plenty of 100% cotton dresses, trousers and t-shirts that will survive the daily wear and tear of busy teens.
Australian retail chain, Cotton On is no stranger to those who spend many a day indulging in retail therapy! With clothes for women, men, kids and baby, there definitely is something for everyone in the family. Not to mention, the Typo section has just the supplies your kid needs for heading back to school. Stock up in spinout notebooks and funky pencil cases – no other perfect start to school!
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