Women's Plus size clothing in Hong Kong

Last update: 29/7/2014

This is a lasting topic for larger women living in Asia, especially for my fellow expat friends who live in Hong Kong.

We complain about how we difficult it is to find clothes in Hong Kong for plus size ladies, as almost all the shops in town have clothing available in 3 sizes only. Let alone the plus size, even an average US size 10 would find it challenging to buy clothes in Hong Kong; as the sizes are usually XXS, XS and S!



Here is the ultimate shopping guide for Plus size women and some tips of where we would find modern clothing and shoes in larger sizes in Hong Kong.


Cheap Finds

My favourite activity on a Sunday Afternoon - go to samples shops scattered around in Hong Kong for treasure hunt.

As an export hub of thousands of manufacturers from China, Hong Kong holds a lot of hidden gems in the city. If you would go to the Ladies market in Prince Edward, it is the place to be; there are over 50 shops on both sides of the road, and you can find many International brands from the smallest size 00 to size 24/3X(e.g. Forever 21 Plus, Lane Bryant, Coasts, Talbot, River Island).

At Fa Yuen Street, I found these shorts of Forever21 Plus at one of the shops for HK$59 (US7.5)

It only depends on your luck what you can find! I will have a separate post on this later.

High Street brands in Hong Kong

Marks and Spencers

When most people hear about MnS, they are already assuming that their clothes are "out of date" and mostly for conservative consumers. It is not true.


Trendy line Limited Edition goes up to Size 14, sometimes 16 and 18 if we are lucky. They use to carry all styles in 16 and 18, but this has changed in the summer 2014, I am guessing it's because being fashionable as a plus size woman is not popular in Hong Kong as most of us are still conservative about the fashion choices.

I also recommend their luxury line - Autograph, it is very tasteful, sophisticated yet stylish. Targeting consumers with elegant taste. This line goes up to UK18.
 
Other lines others up to size 18 with odd pieces of 20 and 22, and their shoes run up to US9.5/EU42.


Zara, HnM, Mango, Forever 21
These brands would carry some UK size 14/EU44, in their Causeway Bay and Central shops for Zara.
Occasionally from HnM, but not designed for busty girls.
Forever 21 does not have plus size line in Hong Kong but sometimes you may be able to find one or two XL in their 5-storey flagship store.
The key is to look for the thicker stretchy material.
These shops have shoe sizes up to US9/EU41 but they usually run small.



High Street Fashion for In-betweenies 

Topshop has opened in Hong Kong since June 2013 and it is the only high street fashion store that offers size 16 for the younger generation. Their shoes are fabulous, boutique line offers high quality pieces and shoes size up to UK8/EU42.

On a side note, Swedish Brand MONKI locates in Langham Place, Mongkok and Granville Road in TST has size L that fits a UK size 16/18 body. And most of their tees are very roomy, so they fit a UK 22 sometimes.


Mid Range Italian/German brands available in Sincere Department Store

I have discovered the clothing choices in this department store that usually carry mature clothing, which can turn into useful good quality basic items for most age.


Read the post here

High-end Fashion Brands for Mature Style
If you can pick money out from trees, you can always go to the beloved Lane Crawford, Swank and Joyce and ask for their personal shoppers for help. They do carry certain styles in Size XL/44 however the cut would be usually very fitted.

For other retails stores with plus size available in Hong Kong, they are mostly found at 1/F Sogo, Causeway Bay. Surprisingly these brands have clothes up to size XXL / IT52.

Anne Klein New York 
Escada Sport
Joan and David
Marina Rinaldi
Mariella Burani
St.John

Small Boutiques (by appointment only )

Rosarini
Love It - up to size UK16

Japanese Style

APITA TAIKOO SHING
ELPLUS


I will keep updating this post


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    1. Certainly won't feel limited at times nowadays, as there are many different style and brands out there already. Thanks for the tips, I will write a post to further talk about this.

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  4. Oh Bertha
    It's great to know that HK still have plus size clothing to buy in fa yuen st <3
    However I don't know which shops sell plus size garment...
    would you plz tell me :o

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    1. Hi there :) I am glad you have found this little article ;)
      Actually almost all of the shops on the block that is nearer to Prince Edward MTR Exit B has certain amount of plus size clothes in there. What is most fun is the treasure hunt! I usually go to the right side of the street if your back is facing the flower market. Most of the time I will find something out of the trip which makes me really happy! I recently bought a sisley dress there which fits a size 18-20. Gorgeous!

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    2. sounds good but I have always hated the treasure hunt! lol even in the UK It makes me dislike shopping...but needs must!!

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  7. Hi thanks a lot!! I was worried about where I would shop as Im coming to stay in the country for a while...a big help!! However any advice for a very very busty chick? I have found that Bravissimo and pepperberry ship to HK from the UK So I am happy about that but I would love to see a real shop for huge bras and clothes to fit a big bust ;)
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    1. Hi girl, I am kinda busty myself (38G) and be honest, nowadays I only order from UK sites. There used to be a company here carrying DD+ however, it's closed. If you are below F, you can still find bras in M&S, Wacoal in Sogo. There is also this shop in Shau Kei Wan which carries some bigger size but I don't have the exact address of now. I will let you know in a week or so the address :)
      As for Clothes, apart from treasure hunt in Prince Edward, you would really have to forge out at the stores I mentioned in my post - the high end mature style clothing as they go up to to EU 52.

      You can email me at info (at) curvasian (dot) com and I can give you some advice according to your size if you like! :)

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    2. hi there, i have found the address for the shop which sells bigger bras, it is more like a shop where you have to look through a lot of random things but they do carry bras and swimsuits for plus size. Good luck.
      Here is their fb page http://goo.gl/PDYMtt - Their address is Shau Kei Wan Road no. 210 (recently relocated)

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    1. Yes, Go to fa yuen street in Prince Edward, you should still be able to find plenty.I have talked about it in this post.
      http://apparelprojectplus.blogspot.hk/2012/08/womens-plus-size-clothing-in-hong-kong.html

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