Taking Hong Kong by storm, ‘The Mansion Shanghai Tang’ offers up another jewel in the city’s glistening retail crown.
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Opening on Duddell Street, the luxurious Mansion Shanghai Tang is the biggest store in the 18-year-old brand’s stable of international stand-alones. The perfect fusion seen in their fashions carries through into the design of the mansion, marrying Art Deco with Chinese symbols across three floors, in a labyrinth of rooms offering womenswear, menswear, bespoke and a fragrance bar! Decadent to te extreme, it’s packed to the rafters with shimmering chandeliers and hand-crafted wallpaper. After the grand-opening of the store, i-D online had the chance to hear from Team Shanghai Mansion.
Anna Li, 44, Assistant Sales Manager
What’s the best thing about living in Hong Kong? Everything is well-connected and so convenient. What are you wearing from head-to-toe? Anagram silk pleated jacket, Shanghai Tang feather print blouse, MUJI chinos and Repetto ballerina flats. How did you find yourself working in Shanghai Tang? I have been working at Shanghai Tang for 7 years after a friend’s referral. It’s definitely a place to upgrade your sense of style. What are your hobbies? Reading and I’m a bit of a movie buff.
Arthur Chow, 21, Sales Associate
What are you wearing head-to-toe? A blue cotton shirt with a cashmere pullover from Shanghai Tang, Levis jeans and a blazer from a local brand GayGiano. How did you find yourself working in Shanghai Tang? I love fashion and Shanghai Tang has always been one of my favourite brands. I worked for other fashion brands previously and I’m lucky to be part of this team now, we’re like a big family. What music do you like? I’m a big Beatles fan. Who would be your dream customer? George Harrison. What’s in your pocket? iPhone, wallet and coins bag from TOUGH.
Connie Wong, 21, Sales Associate
What’s the best thing about living in Hong Kong? Hong Kong is a shopping paradise. It has all the brands you would ever want from around the world. What are you wearing from head-to-toe? Silk georgette tunic and belt from Shanghai Tang, watch from Marc Jacobs and jeans from FOREVER 21. What are your hobbies? Reading and swimming. What music do you like? Cantopop by artists such as Nick Chow and Janice M.Vidal. Who would be your dream customer? The actress Maggie Cheung would be my dream customer. What’s in your pocket? iPhone and Rilakkuma schedule agenda.
Text: Talía Castellanos Usigli