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Sitting pretty in Duddell Street

Womenswear on the ground floor at Shanghai Tang’s new flagship store on Duddell Street

I can’t help feeling a pang that the new Shanghai Tang flagship store on Duddell Street, Central is a little empty. Glossing over the travesty that Shanghai Tang had to move out of the glorious Pedder Building in favour of Abercrombie & Fitch, the Duddell Street store is cleverly designed and shouldn’t be overlooked. Although the building itself is thoroughly modern, the designers have added art deco touches reminiscent of the Pedder Street branch to create a contemporary take on a 1920s/30s Chinese mansion.

The art deco staircase reminiscent of the Pedder Building

Deco designed ceiling in the first floor womenswear department

And is this not the prettiest changing room you’ve seen?

Changing room at the new Shanghai Tang flagship

Plus its still full of beautifully cut cheongsams in gorgeous fabrics and divine womenswear cashmere.  The staff are all noticably helpful and friendly too (which wasn’t always the case at the former Shanghai Tang mansion). It’s not the Pedder Building but well worth a look.

The new Shanghai Tang mansion

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