A homeware haven in Ap Lei Chau.
Trying to find your way through Horizon Plaza can be a little intimidating, but with this guide in hand, we’ll make sure it’s worth the trip! Housing some of the most interesting textiles, antiques and home furnishing stores (as well as some great fashion and children’s boutiques), it’s almost guaranteed you’ll pick up something one of a kind. Head to Ap Lei Chau, just off Hong Kong Island, by car, bus, or MTR. The 25-storey plaza is best explored via stairs. Skip the customer lift and walk up one flight of stairs to the first floor, then take the service elevator right to the top and make your way to our favourites. To help you find what you’re looking for, click on the handy sections below to take you straight there:
What to know
- If you’re taking the South Island MTR line, get off at South Horizons, take exit C and walk about 15 minutes. Or alternatively, you can hop on the 671 or 95 bus.
- If you follow our lift tip, start at the 28th floor (to start with furniture) or the 27th (if you want to start with fashion). There is no floor 13, 14, 23, and 24, and the third floor is parking.
- With over 100 stores, feel free to pop into ones we haven’t suggested in this guide!
Horizon Plaza is an absolute homeware haven and houses everything from Chinese wooden antiques to cool Nordic furniture. It’s super popular with locals desiring that one big investment item, but you can easily browse textiles, lighting, flooring, and all sorts of unique pieces.
Beds that grow with your child! This Danish brand offers eco-friendly kids’ furniture, textiles, and mattresses all made with UV paint, free from poisonous ingredients.
Nerd Kids For Living
With functional desks, kids’ beds and cute character couches, Nerd Kids For Living is definitely another one to add to your Horizon Plaza itinerary.
This German brand is over 80 years old and offers “intelligent” children’s furniture that grows and adjusts with your child. Browse its iconic beds, cots with removable bars, desks and toys.
Homeware with a classic and elegant style with an added touch of Chinoiserie from global suppliers. We love the variety of porcelain (its famous blue vases are a must-have) and the great selection of bedside tables.
This Hong Kong brand specialises in wooden furniture and creating pieces perfect for our (tiny) homes. Check out its post-modern collections or browse its classic furnishing and range of accessories and lighting.
Our reliable, go-to spot for classic or modern big pieces. Horizon Plaza is home to a store on the sixth floor and a discount outlet on the 10th floor. It also offers furniture rental and interior design services!
Indigo Living, 6/F, Unit 1-6, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong
Old Shanghai Limited
Full of traditional folk art and authentic Chinese wooden furniture, Old Shanghai creates pieces using recycled materials and traditional methods. Browse the showroom, customise an item or even bring your own design to life.
Old Shanghai Limited, 15/F, Unit 13-16, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong, 3527 3135, www.oldshanghai.com.hk
This Brooklyn export showcases mid-century style furniture that aims to be organic and natural – pieces are sleek and modern, made with materials such as white oak and marble.
Oriental Home’s showroom is massive, stocking beautifully crafted Chinese and Tibetan antiques that are dismantled and skillfully restored. Perfect for an investment piece.
Oriental Home, 20/F, Unit 8-17, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong, 3542 5336, www.facebook.com/orientalhomehk
Featuring a minimal and bright aesthetic, SONDER Living carries an array of brands including sustainable designers and celebrated artists. Pop over to the showroom if you’re near the bottom of Horizon Plaza – it’s massive and holds a wide range of unique furnishings.
Another one of our absolute favourites! Tequila Kola is best for items that look like one of a kind and add a real sense of character to your home. If you enjoy vintage and statement pieces, make sure to visit the main showroom on the first floor – discounts are offered for bulk purchases or EPS payments.
Hong Kong homes are notoriously tiny, so we’re all about finding statement pieces that make a big impact in small spaces! Featuring cool classic designs with a sophisticated edge, browse its eco-wood options in various shapes and sizes (or personalise your own!) to fit those nooks and crannies. There’s also a play area available for kids and changing rooms/nursing facilities.
It’s hard to imagine having room in our Hong Kong homes to really decorate, let alone outdoors, but if you’re one of the lucky few who has the space to fill, we’ve also rounded up our favourite places that stock outdoor furniture.
Everything Under The Sun
This huge showroom really stocks what its name suggests. Everything Under The Sun houses beautiful outdoor pieces perfect for your patio, garden, or any space you might have. Browse its poolside tables, sun loungers, giant shades, bar accessories and more.
A great spot for affordable and stylish landscape supplies, including gardening equipment, barbeque pits, storage items, lighting, and above-ground pools.
This Australian brand offers hand-crafted furniture made with durable materials, built to withstand a variety of climates. Keep an eye out for the lovely accessories – you’re bound to find something to suit your style.
Read more: Where To Buy Outdoor Furniture In Hong Kong
The Red Cabinet
Named after antique Chinese red cabinets, this brand stocks bespoke furniture you can custom design. A nice mix of traditional and more modern aesthetics.
Nicholas & Bears
A new addition to Horizon Plaza and one that’s sure to have fashionista mamas (and papas) excited! Your kids will be the picture of style and sophistication in these adorable outfits. This is a great option if you are looking for that perfect formal ensemble for a wedding or special occasion.
This well-known go-to for mamas stocks everything from maternity wear to strollers, toiletries, and clothing for babies and toddlers. Plus, high-quality furniture and bedding.
Like the name suggests this is the spot to stock up on toys for kids of all ages. Whether it’s a teething toy for babies, board games, Barbies or something for the big kids, this shop has you covered!
Let’s be real – you only need to decorate your home every so often, but your closet? It can definitely hold a couple more items. Horizon Plaza is meant for those of us who constantly have our eyes on beautiful designer pieces, but can never quite shell out the cash for them. The warehouses and brand outlets offer the same coveted pieces at incredible discounts.
agnès b. STOCK
With all the discounts available at this agnès b. outlet, you might be heading southside solely to browse the best wallet-friendly buys from this chic French designer brand. Head to the 18th floor to find its largest selection of apparel and accessories.
agnès b. STOCK, 18/F, Unit 6-8, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong, 2769 1611, www.agnesb.asia
Bluebell Fashion Warehouse
This outlet is stocked with racks full of designer shoes, apparel, and accessories. We might not be able to guarantee that there’ll always be a pair of Jimmy Choos in your size on sale – but the thought there could be is definitely tempting!
Bluebell Fashion Warehouse, 19/F, Unit 3-5, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong, 2580 1722, www.bluebellgroup.com
If you believe in timeless pieces, off-season items are sold at this warehouse at great prices. Browse through what seems like every luxury brand out there.
JOYCE WAREHOUSE, 21/F, Unit 2-8, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong, 2814 8313, www.joyce.com
Lane Crawford Warehouse
A range of high-end designer pieces for great value – pay particular attention to the shoe section, we heard there are last season’s Louboutins at knock-down prices, plus a huge variety of children’s clothing.
French luxury fashion house with the go-to It Girl looks, cult favourite handbags, and more. Go for the shoes on sale for up to 60% off. Plus, super chic kidswear!
Chloé, 4/F, Unit 5, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong, www.chloe.com/hk
kate spade new york
Who doesn’t want a kate spade bag? Head to this outlet to buy a beautiful and super stylish one without breaking the bank.
This American designer brand needs no introduction. Like others on the floor, this is another excellent outlet with great prices!
Marc Jacobs, 18/F, Unit 17-19, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong, 2118 3722, www.marcjacobs.com
Spring might be here, but if you’ve still got warm winter jackets in mind, this is the place to get a heavy-duty coat that doesn’t cost the earth.
Max Mara, 27/F, Unit 7-11, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong, 2722 9608, cn.maxmara.com
Ralph Lauren Factory Outlet
It’s hard to choose, but this might just be the stand-out outlet on the floor – it has great service, a wide range and big, big discounts!
Ralph Lauren Factory Outlet, 18/F, Unit 14-16, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong, 2552 5343, www.ralphlauren.asia
We love this Hong Kong luxury brand and its modern take on Chinese traditional clothes. Find bright beautiful pieces at prices you won’t find anywhere else.
Shanghai Tang, 18/F, Unit 12, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong, 2798 5318, www.shanghaitang.com
A wide range of imported chilled meat and seafood, as well as a well-stocked deli. Stop by to stock up on premium groceries at affordable prices.
Pacific Gourmet, 12/F, Unit 10-11, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong, 2137 9985, www.pacificgourmet.com.hk
One of our go-tos! Made with lush ingredients such as Madagascar bourbon vanilla, Callebaut chocolate products and dairy imported from France, this patisserie has a wide range of flavours and treats. Its red velvet cupcake is a Sassy Mama favourite.
Sift Patisserie, 22/F, Unit 1-2 & 17-20, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong, 2870 3887, www.siftdesserts.com
We’d recommend starting with this one. Located on the 28th floor (perfect if you’re going from the top down) inside TREE, this cafe offers takeaway hot and cold drinks, light bites and sweet treats perfect to take on the go. It also offers free tiny babyccinos for kids, has nursing facilities and a play area!
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Sassy Hong Kong by Sakina Abidi on 19 February 2019.