One of the traditional industries which gave rise to the towering skyscrapers was textiles.  Hong Kong’s past was built on textiles – design, cut and sew together garments.  Anything which required value add through one way or another would originate out of Hong Kong to take advantage of the low cost labour force.  This was back in the 60s-70s.  The heydays disappeared when China became a force to reckon so most of the HK factories moved to China to continue and thrive.  The days of Hong Kong acting as a central hub for the textile trade is still alive and well.

When you hit the streets of Hong Kong, you will find many clothing stores.  Leave the hustle and bustle of the major tourist areas and you will find stores devoted to selling oversupply, factory seconds and everything else that did not make it aboard the truck.  Pricing for the clothing is cheap.  Tshirts start at the $20HKD and work up.  Either way you will save a lot of money so long as the clothing is in your size.

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Racks full of SuperDry, Oakley, Uniqlo, Billibong and any brand you can think of using China labour in its supply chain and manufacturing process.  Here we have a Superdry shirt, current season.  The tag shows a MSRP of $130 Australia or $170 NZ which equates to $950 HKD.  At the sample store, they sell the shirt for $199 HKD.  The stores are hit and miss most of the time, so long as you enjoy a good fashion treasure hunt.  The stores represent a sample sale of all brands you may and may not recognize.  It’s best to go there often as the supplies change on a frequent basis.  Clothing turnover is very high.

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superdry clothing at the sample stores in Hong Kong

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cheap superdry clothing in Hong Kong

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It’s the same numerical value but now in Hong Kong dollars rather than USD. Only in Hong Kong.

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More SuperDry clothing, this time with the Vintage label.

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Hong Kong, SuperDry sweatpants, tapered on the cuff.

  1. Brendan says:

    Where did you find the super dry clothes specifically? travelling to hong kong next year in april and would love to go there.

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