Shopping for a Cheongsam or Qipao for Chinese New Year? These are the best places to buy off-the-rack or tailor-made cheongsams, qipaos and traditional Chinese jackets for you and your littlies in Hong Kong.
We can’t wait for the Chinese New Year celebrations! Embrace the local tradition and add a cheongsam or qipao to your party wardrobe. Whether you’re in the market for a modern interpretation, or going all out to have your Chinese dress tailor-made, here are some of the best places, including some local style brands, to get a cheongsam or qipao for you and the kids right here in the city. Dress to impress and welcome the Year of the Dragon in style!
Yi-ming – Traditional Cantonese cheongsams and qipao alongside new, modern designs
Yi-ming is a lifestyle brand that’s got the best of east-meets-west fashion. You’ll find oriental unisex oriental jackets, cheongsams and qipaos for little girls, and a Disney-inspired collection for kids and mamas! They’ve even got maternity qipaos for mamas-to-be.
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Doppio”s – Affordable Chinese New Year qipaos and Mandarin collar shirts for kids
Doppio”s has super affordable Chinese New Year fashion for kids including Tang jackets, fleece sweatshirts with Chinese traditional prints, lace dresses with Mandarin collars and more. It also offers butterfly clips, Chinese-style tassel headbands and other festive-themed accessories for children.
The Elly Store – Matching Qipaos and traditional Chinese outfits for the whole family
If you’re looking to shop for traditional Chinese clothing for the whole family, The Elly Store won’t disappoint. It has the cutest CNY outfits for everyone with various themes including Disney, floral, lanterns, zodiac and more. Plus, think of all the family photos you could take!
The Elly Store, www.theellystore.com
Qipology – Knitted qipaos for cold weather
If you’re looking to get your Qipaos tailor-made, Qipology can help. It also has knitted qipao dresses, capes and cardigans (perfect for the cold weather) on the rack. You’ll love seeing your little ones frolic in adorable tweed jackets and tulle qipao dresses.
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Sparkle Collection – High-street eco-denim cheongsams
Founded by Hong Kong-born and raised Karen Chan, Sparkle Collection offers the most trendy East-meets-West modern cheongsam designs. This year’s sporty eco-denim cheongsam collection pays tribute to the city’s denim industry and features stylish cheongsams, shirts and jackets with red, white and blue patchwork.
Sparkle Collection Flagship Shop, Shop G, 1/F Fashion Walk, 9 Kingston Street, Causeway Bay
Ha Ha Ha Florist – Floral cheongsams and unisex Mandarin collar jackets
While this is a florist first and foremost, Ha Ha Ha Florist also makes floral patterned cheongsams. You can also order a unisex Mandarin collar-style jacket, perfect to make your little one Lunar New Year ready. Delivery is available but you need to organise that yourself, via SF Express for example.
Yue Hwa Chinese Products – Traditional Chinese clothing including cheongsams and qipaos
It’s worth making time to browse this superstore in Kowloon. It has all sorts of great gift ideas, especially for visitors to Hong Kong – Buddha statues, jade jewellery, cheongsams and qipao for you and your cheeky cherub.
Shanghai Tang – Reversible silk jackets for kids and silk qipao’s for women and girls
With gorgeous silk-cotton qipaos and traditional Jacquard reversible silk jackets for kids, to stunning mini and maxi-length qipaos for mama, you’ll get quality (with the price tag to match) at Shanghai Tang. If you’re looking for something more modern, check out the new winter collection that has nature-themed velvet qipaos, coats, jackets and blouses.
Linva Tailor – Traditional tailor of Chinese cheongsam dresses since 1965
Linva Tailor is one of the most well-known tailors of traditional Chinese cheongsams in Hong Kong. Here you’ll find a selection of pre-made dresses to choose from for you and your little one. It takes anywhere from one to two months to make, so make sure you book an appointment early!
SAU LEE – Sophisticated and modern cheongsams in Hong Kong
This Hong Kong-based brand exudes style and sophistication. It offers modern cheongsams for mamas and teens, we’re talking pencil-cut dresses made with Chinese jacquard, faux leather mini dresses and crop tops with Mandarin collars and frog buttons.
SAU LEE, www.sau-lee.com
Cammie Chan Cheongsam (CCC) – Sustainable cheongsam designs in Hong Kong
Founded in 2016 Cammie Chan Cheongsam, offers pre-owned items at discounted prices, as well as founder Cammie’s own designs. You can find cheongsams for both kids and adults, along with Chinese-style tops, accessories (including a cheongsam apron!), and custom-made pieces. All the net proceeds from purchases go to the Arts with the Disabled Association, a charity organization dedicated to making art accessible to people with disabilities.
Cammie Chan Cheongsam (CCC), Unit CL127-CL128, CL/F, Lee Wang Building, 133-134 Connaught Road West, Hong Kong, www.cammiechancheongsam.com
More Places To Get A Cheongsam Or Qipao In Hong Kong
- G.O.D. – Modern take on traditional Chinese qipao dress. www.god.com.hk
- Vintage – Affordable qipaos and DIY jewellery. www.vintagehk.shop
- Stanley Market – Bargain your way to a cheongsam or qipao in Hong Kong. www.hk-stanley-market.com
- Yan Shang Kee – Qipao rental in Central. www.yanshangkee.hk
- Etsy – A wide range of cheongsam and qipao dresses for women and kids. www.etsy.com
- Olivia Couture – Based in Causeway Bay, these qipaos are definitely on the pricy side but beautiful nonetheless. www.oliviacouture.com
- Retykle – Why shop for something new when you can find a pre-loved CNY outfit? www.retykle.com
- Ganaskids – Offers Chinese New Year bodysuits for littles. www.ganaskids.com
- Cotton On – While no cheongsams are here, it offers a great range of kids’ Lunar New Year fashion. www.cottonon.com
Editor’s Note: “Where To Shop Cheongsam And Qipao For Mums And Kids was updated in January 2024 by Najuka Redkar