Looking for a traditional Chinese dress for a special occasion or to celebrate Chinese New Year? Opt for a Cantonese cheongsam or Chinese qipao. Here’s where 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! While living in Hong Kong, embrace 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 Rabbit in style!
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Qipology – Knitted qipaos for mamas and cute festive wear for kiddos
If you’re looking to design your own qipaos, Qipology can make bring your dream qipao to life! 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 around in adorable tweed jackets and tulle qipao dresses.
Qipology, H310, Block B, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, 6061 4074, email@example.com, www.qipology.com
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SAU LEE – Sophisticated and modern cheongsams
This Hong Kong-based brand simply 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.sau-lee.com
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Little Valley – Mummy and me matching cheongsams and Mandarin shirts
This one comes recommended by Sassy Mama Maura and her two Sassy kids! We love the cute designs and chic prints on the mummy and me cheongsam dresses and tops. The traditional Chinese clothing here is versatile so it can be worn for another formal occasion, and not just at Chinese New Year. That’s already a win in our books!
Little Valley, email@example.com, www.little-valley.com
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Doppio”s – Affordable Chinese New Year fashion 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.
Doppio”s, WhatsApp: 5119 9851, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.doppios-hk.com
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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
Sparkle Collection Showroom, 2/F, Causeway Centre, 28 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, 2773 5196, WhatsApp: 6136 0827, email@example.com, www.sparklecollection.co
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 definitely 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.
Shanghai Tang, various locations across Hong Kong, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.shanghaitang.com
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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 mama! They’ve even got maternity qipaos for mamas-to-be, too.
Yi-ming, Yi-ming, 50A, Tung Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong (Entrance on Tai Ping Shan Street), 3111 2268, email@example.com, www.yi-ming.asia
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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 and cheongsams and qipao for you and your cheeky cherub.
Yue Hwa Chinese Products, 301-309 Nathan Road, Jordan, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3511 2222, www.yuehwa.com
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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!
Linva Tailor, 2544 2456, firstname.lastname@example.org, 38 Cochrane Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/linvatailor
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.
Ha Ha Ha Florest, various locations across Hong Kong, WhatsApp: 9664 3663, email@example.com, www.hahahaflorist.com
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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
- Stanley Market – Bargain your way to a cheongsam or qipao in Hong Kong. www.hk-stanley-market.com
- 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
- Cotton On – While there are no cheongsams here, it offers a great range of kids’ Lunar New Year fashion. www.cottonon.com
- Ganaskids – Offers Chinese New Year bodysuits for littles. www.ganaskids.com
Editor’s Note: Cheongsam And Qipao: Where To Buy Traditional Chinese Dresses In Hong Kong was updated in December 2022 by Najuka Redkar