The most adorable cheongsams that you can get in Hong Kong this side of the border!
The overseas visitors are petering out and heading back home, the tree is being put away and the Christmas lights bundled up into a box. It’s time to breathe a sigh of relief as the kids go back to school and routine kicks in… oh, but Chinese New Year is around the corner! Watch this space for details on events over the public holidays (that’s Monday, 8 February – Wednesday, 10 February, in case you were wondering!), but for now, to get you through those theme days at school, we’ve got a handful of places you can go pick up those cheongsams. It’s time to welcome in the year of the monkey, mama!
We checked – trendy Hong Kong brand G.O.D. doesn’t have cheongsams for kids, but they do have qipao-inspired dresses for mamas. These will be perfect for a Chinese New Year dinner with the work colleagues!
This one comes recommended from Sassy Mama Maura (check out her little one Eve modelling for the brand here!). We love the cute designs and chic prints, suitable for your little miss. The dresses from Little Valley are versatile so they can be worn for another formal occasion, and not just at Chinese New Year. That’s already a win in our books…
This lifestyle store in Wong Chuk Hang stocks cheongsams for girls, and the best bit is they’re reasonably priced. So pop over and try not to get persuaded to buy out the whole store as you browse the racks at this home accessory heaven…
Mirth Home, Mezzanine Floor, Yip Kan Street, Wong Chuk Hang, 2553 9811, www.mirthhome.com
Stanley may be a hub for tourists, but the market is a great place for traditional Chinese goods, including cheongsams in all shapes and sizes. Have a wander through the market and bargain your way to a suitably adorable cheongsam.
Stanley Market, www.hk-stanley-market.com
Yi-ming is a lifestyle brand that’s got the best of east-meets-west fashion. Make an appointment at their showroom, check out their selection at Yue Hwa or Zalora before picking out what to get your little one. They’ve got qipaos for mamas, too!
It’s worth making time to browse this superstore in Kowloon. It’s got all sorts of great gift ideas, especially for visitors to HK: Buddha statues, jade jewellery and of course, cheongsams for you and your cheeky cherub. Clothing and products are on the expensive side.
Yue Hwa Chinese Products, 301-309 Nathan Road, Jordan, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3511 2222, www.yuehwa.com