Hong Kong: Luxury Bag Shopping at Milan Station
One of the first things you’ll notice upon reaching the shopping districts in Hong Kong, is the plethora of small shops with window displays packed with a heavenly assortment of Birkins, 2.55′s and Speedy’s stacked practically on top of each other. Known as “stations” these shops carry the impeccably kept, discarded luxury bags of Hong Kong’s “tai tais” aka housewives.
The original chain that paved the way for newer “stations” is Milan Station. This second-hand luxury reseller of handbags yielded a revenue of 100 million in 2009, and recently listed its stock on the Hong Kong stock exchange in May, proving that handbags can be a return-worthy investment.
Now, if the sight of that much LV outside an LV store makes you worry about authenticity, the “No Fakes” sign below should put you at ease. The Intellectual Property department in Hong Kong is using this campaign to distinguish the authentic from counterfeit.
There’s no waiting list for these beauties:
This is seriously just a fraction of what I saw in HK. Most stores are strict about not allowing photos, and Milan Station is no exception. If you make the trip, let me know what you think!
G/F, 26 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong
Shop E-F, G/F, 77-83 Percival Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Tsim Sha Tsui
Shop F-H, G/F, 81 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
G/F, No. 51, 52B-D Haiphone Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon