UK Brand Phase Eight in Hong Kong (size 6-16)

Curvy girls I have some good news for you!

English brand Phase Eight has opened 3 stores in Hong Kong by Rue Madame Fashion Group (actually since last year!) and they carry feminine and elegant pieces from UK size 6-16.

The selection in the store offers mostly work wear, shift dresses and some evening gowns, These are the things I see lack of in the marking in Hong Kong so they come in quite handy if we need to get some party wear etc.

Some of the styles are bigger than others and they can probably fit up to size UK20 (US16) so go try them out for the ultimate experience!

I was not aware at first about the sizes they have so I visited one to make sure. The friendly staff told me when new arrivals come in, every size would have size 16 available, which is very good and not discriminating, so kudos to Rue Madame!

 

                 


As I am writing this post, I feel really excited to confirm to you that there is another brands here carrying up to size 16 apart from MnS, I basically feel lucky you know?


Like Topshop, when they first arrived, 80% of the style have size 16 available, but as time goes by, less and less styles and only the conservative ones left; after 2 years, you can hardly find any size 16 there now.


So if any fashion buyers in HK happen to read this; I am confident to say that Phase Eight have done enough research and analyses before bringing in the size 14,16 here. Also, as you can see MnS has been around for over 2 decades selling size 6-24, there must be enough customers here that has the need. Therefore, it’s not that there is no market for plus size clothing in Hong Kong, It’s that you need to open the market here instead, like Phrase Eight!


In my opinion, the buyers should listen to what we want instead and do some research on their own instead of believing their sales reports, which doesn’t even include the size in there to have the data analysed, and then thinking that there is no such need!

Let’s have a moment appreciating this brand for breaking the tradition and allow us size 14, 16 to have more beautiful clothes to wear, and I hope in the future they will import some 18 and 20 too!

Phrase Eight Store locations in Hong Kong

Sogo TST

LG/F – 12, SOGO, 20 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Tel: 39111660


Harbour City

Shop 2120B, Level 2, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Tel: : 2155 1998

CityPlaza

Shop 280, 2/F, City Plaza, 18 Taikoo Shing Road, Taikoo Shing, Hong Kong
Tel: 2234 9178

Tsim Sha Tsui K11 Mall – Dry-aged Beef Burgers and size 42 Shoes @ Oriental Traffic!

Hey girls, it’s the weekend! Many of us has been working hard all week and it’s time to relax and forget about work for a bit(if you are in the line of work when you get the weekends off)! 

Tonight, I went to an area in Hong Kong called Tsim Sha Tsui, to the opening of currently the best burger place – The Butchers club. Why? Because they are the only place where their patties are made with dry-aged beef (enough said). It is located at a shopping mall called K11; and since its their opening, they are serving free mini burgers and Peroni beer for a few hours to celebrate! 🙂

To top it up, one of the few good bands in Hong Kong, also a couple of guys I know personally, are playing a gig as well.

The band is called The Anello; Jeff on vocal and korg machine, Michal on trumpet and keyboard , together they play some very uplifting tunes, so it’s a pretty good partay if you ask me!

And while I was visiting the mall, to my surprise, I saw a new shop there offering shoes from size 34-42.

“Oriental Traffic” is a Japanese brand, first time I learned about them was from my visit to tokyo many years ago. But when they first opened in Hong Kong, they didn’t carry LL size for most styles.

Now that they are more established, there are many more style for us ladies with larger feet available. The friendly staff also told me that in the recent years, girls in Hong Kong seem to have grown their feet too XD, perhaps the reason why they have more styles for us!

I am super excited and got myself a pair of fluffy Oxford shoes in an instant. Check out this spot soon to see how I pair them with an outfit <3

Here are some photos of the place, you might catch a glimpse of the shoes I mentioned 😉

xB

Curves Hong Kong – for size 12+ Women

I have founded a group for the Curves in Hong Kong, a women support group, focusing on women’s well being and of course, additional information on women’s clothing larger than a size US12/ UK14.Hopefully it can help with the curves around Hong Kong to find everything they need, and I will organise shopping experiences, gatherings in the future for us to have fun!

Please visit and join us at Curves HK

https://www.facebook.com/groups/CurvesHK

xB

New Discover on Plus size Clothing in Hong Kong

I was doing my usual Sunday window shopping with my mom in Causeway Bay the other day, and discovered a couple of new stores on Percival Street / Leighton Street (look for Lee Theatre Plaza on the Map, it is next to Times Square). If you are walking along the tramway towards Happy Valley, you will find a few eateries and shops on the left, Uniqlo shop entrance and a bunch of luxury brands on the right.Sincere Department Store

It’s amazing how my mom spotted the new location of the Sincere store right away and I couldn’t even tell that it’s a store front with just the escalator going up to the 2nd floor. Perhaps the scaffolds around have distracted me.

Going up to the 2nd floor of the department store, my first impression is that the shop is fairly small with narrow corridors, then I realised it’s just how they have sectioned their place. Almost instantly you are in front of the area where they carry all the women’s casual wear.

I checked a few items and was a bit excited already as I saw a pair of EU44/US12-14 jeans on the counter. I immediately search through the whole place and learned that they carry size up to EU48/US16-18! I am so happy as I get to write about it and also update my list of stores where you can find all the plus size clothes in Hong Kong 🙂

And I am also very glad as I go through their collection, although Sincere is a well known known store for mature ladies, it seems that their new direction is to introduce the European chic into their market. Most of the clothing are European brands and are Made in Italy, which carry up to EU48. Price range is from around  EUR48/US60/HK500 a top, EUR65/US85/HKD700 a pair of pants. Sales in store are frequent so I am sure you can find decent items with reasonable price most of the time. Enjoy!

List of brands

Zele

Check their website here for more info.

 A Land – Korean trendy fashion store

A land in Korea

This Hong Kong Island branch locates on the 2/F of Lee Theatre Plaza, A land is one of my favorite place to go to for accessories. I have recently bought this pair of suspenders which I couldn’t stop wearing.

They carry both men and women’s wear targeting young people so most of the clothes are in free (small-medium) size so too small for me, but they do have a large selection of accessories from hair bobbles to wigs to bags and shoes, and they also have a vintage section selling 2nd clothes and handbags. I can easily spend an hour or so there and it’s definitely worth going to check out.

Hope there will be more and more places to blog about for plus size girls in Hong Kong in 2014!

Bx

Topshop Hong Kong Dress Size update : They do carry size 16.

So, I saw that Sir Phillip Green* was at Topshop Hong Kong Opening yesterday, it means the uk headquarter is somewhat participating in (the decision making of) the HK branch, which also means there must be full range in Hong Kong.

As I mentioned in my previous post, most international brands in Hong Kong do not import size above 14, e.g.French Connection. Especially if they are licensed under the local fashion group I.T.

I am glad that it is not the case for Topshop, and I certainly am hoping for the day when Dorothy Perkins comes into the China market.

I have already visited the shop myself and I am glad to know that they do carry size 16, although only 1 pc or 2 per style. It’s pretty enough for now until the word is spread! I have also spoken to their staff and realised that they have discontinued size 18 from a long time ago. Perhaps the last time I saw it was 2-4 yrs ago in London!

Here is a photo of me trying out some of their fashion piece in the shop. I’d say they run quite true to the UK size. I am wearing a pair of 34 inch waist denim shorts and a size 14 crop top.

*Sir Philip Green is a British businessman and the CEO of the Arcadia
Group, a retail giant that includes Topshop, BHS and Dorothy Perkins.
photo souce :
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/10102637/Topshops-Hong-Kong-store-a-stepping-stone-to-lucrative-Chinese-market-says-Sir-Philip-Green.html