What's New in Hong Kong's Sheung Wan District
The historic Sheung Wan district is abuzz with new restaurants and shops—plus a chic hotel that has solidified the area’s rebirth.
Hotel de Edge by Rhombus: Value-conscious jet-setters check in to the 32-story hotel for its streamlined rooms, free Wi-Fi, and sweeping views of Victoria Harbour. For dinner, head to the on-site Glo restaurant, which attracts a stylish crowd. 94-95 Connaught Rd. W. $$
Select 18 (pictured): Discerning hipsters browse this petite spot for vintage eyeglass frames, from Moscot to Dior. It also stocks secondhand couture; look out for 1980’s Vivienne Westwood baubles and Chanel jackets. 18 Bridges St.; 852/9127-3657.
Konzepp: Part design shop, part café, this is a hangout for the local creative set. Browse the eclectic selection of wool and leather iPad cases, playful stationery, and other products from emerging global designers. 50 Tung St.
The Collectives: Started by a group of stylists and ex-buyers, the boutique showcases labels with cult followings, including Thailand’s Milin, whose pleated dresses are perfect for summer. 45 Gough St.
Doppio Zero: Italian American chef Jake Addeo (of New York’s Esca and Milan’s Due Spada) heads up the laid-back restaurant named after the finest grind of Italian flour. The handmade pasta dishes—ravioli stuffed with braised beets; bucatini with spicy octopus—are the stars. 22 Bonham Strand. $$$
Heirloom Eatery & More: The mismatched antique chairs here are usually filled with young artists getting their fill of Mexican, Indonesian, and American comfort food. Try the pork tacos—and finish with a carrot cupcake. 226 Hollywood Rd. $$
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