Little Koo’s guide to shops that deliver to Hong Kong

Last week I posted a long list of Hong Kong-based online shops, but this isn’t the only option for people living in Hong Kong since many overseas online shops do deliver to Hong Kong! In fact, a lot of the big name brands deliver here. The only drawback is that some have high delivery costs (but not all, check out the details below), and you will generally have to wait a while for your package to arrive. But often, it’s worth it to be able to buy from your favourite brands.

Little Koo's guide to shops that deliver to Hong Kong

 

As before, the list below is based on recommendations that I found from other people and I haven’t tried most of them myself. I have given delivery costs in the currency that I found on the website, however some websites give you the choice to see prices in Hong Kong dollars (HK$). Where this is the case, I have given the delivery costs in HK$. Unless otherwise stated, delivery costs only apply to delivery to Hong Kong.

 

Beauty

FeelUnique (UK) – the largest online retailer of premium beauty products in Europe. Free delivery on orders over £60, otherwise £15.
Beauty Bay (UK) – skin care, makeup and hair care products, over 10,000 products from the very best UK and International brands. Free delivery on orders over HK$169, otherwise delivery from HK$21.99.
Strawberrynet (US) – wide range of discount perfume, make-up and skincare. Free shipping to HK.

 

Adult clothing

ASOS (UK) – own brand plus some UK high street and other brands. Free worldwide delivery.
Austin Reed (UK) – men’s and women’s suits, tailoring and clothing. Delivery is calculated on a per order basis.
Boden (UK) – own brand clothes and shoes. £12 delivery to HK.
Bonds (Aus) – own brand underwear and clothes for men, women and children. Free delivery on orders over AU$100, otherwise AU$20.
Boohoo (UK) – own brand clothes, shoes and accessories. £6.99 delivery to HK.
Cotton On (US) – own brand clothes, shoes and accessories. Free delivery to HK for orders over HK$400, otherwise HK$40.
Dorothy Perkins (UK) – own brand clothes, shoes and accessories. £10.50 delivery to HK.
Figleaves (US) – lingerie, swimwear and nightwear. US$9.00 delivery to HK.
Gilt (US) – members-only website featuring limited-time discount sales on designer labels. Delivery is US$19.95 for orders below US$100, or US$9.95 for orders over US$100.
JCrew (US) – own brand clothes, shoes and accessories. Free delivery on orders over US$150, otherwise delivery starts at US$5.
Lands’ End (US) – own brand clothes and shoes. Shipping starts from US$28, for orders under US$100.
Macy’s (US) – needs no introduction! Shipping to HK is calculated on a per order basis.
Marks & Spencer (UK) – going to the UK website is usually cheaper than the M&S shops in HK! Only clothes and some homewares can be delivered to HK, with a flat delivery charge of £15 per order.
Miss Selfridge (UK) – own brand clothes, shoes and accessories. Delivery starts at £10.50.
Net-A-Porter (US) – Apparently, the world’s premier online luxury fashion destination. Same day delivery for HK$90, or delivers in 2 working days for HK$50.
New Look (UK) – own brand clothes, shoes and accessories. Free worldwide delivery on orders over £55.
Next (UK) – own brand plus branded clothes, shoes and accessories. Also has a range of homeware. The children’s clothing range is particularly recommended. Free HK delivery.
Nordstrom (US) – wide range of branded clothes, shoes, accessories and more, including homeware. Delivery is calculated on a per order basis.
Outnet (US) – Sister site to Net-A-Porter, possibly with the same delivery costs (website wasn’t working well when I looked!)
PopMap – Get unique products from 500+ amazing boutiques and designers from around the world. Free worldwide delivery.
Saturday Club (US?) – own brand clothes, shoes and accessories. Free delivery on all orders.
She In (US) – wide range of women’s fashion clothing. Free delivery for orders over US$30.00, otherwise US$4.99.
Shopbop (US) – wide range of branded clothes, shoes and accessories. Free delivery to HK on orders over US$100, otherwise US$10 delivery.
Target (US) – discount retailer of a massive range of goods including clothes, baby supplies, homewares and more. Shipping costs are calculated per order.
The White Company (UK) – specialises in supplying stylish, white, designer-quality items for the home, from home accessories to clothing and childrenswear. Free delivery on orders over £50, otherwise £20-£30.
TM Lewin (UK) – shirts, suits and more. £15 delivery on orders up to £149, £25 for orders £150-£249, £35 for orders over £250.
Tommy Bahama (US) – own brand clothes, shoes and accessories. Flat rate delivery charge of US$19.99.
Victoria’s Secret (US) – lingerie and more. Free delivery on orders over US$125, otherwise US$15.
Zalora (Asia) – range of own brand and branded clothing, shoes and accessories from around the world. Free delivery on orders over HK$150, otherwise HK$40.
Zara (UK) – own brand clothes, shoes and accessories. Free delivery on orders over HK$400, otherwise HK$40.

 

Baby and children’s

Alex and Alexa (US) – over 200 coveted international fashion, sportswear and toy brands for kids. Free delivery on orders over US$160, otherwise US$12.50.
Buy Buy Baby (US) – massive range of baby equipment, clothes, toys and more. Shipping costs not stated.
Marie-Chantal (US) – luxury childrenswear. Delivery is £19.95 per order.
Melijoe (Fr) – designer children and baby clothes. Delivery is HK$160 per order.
Target (US) – discount retailer of a massive range of goods including clothes, baby supplies, homewares and more. Shipping costs are calculated per order.

N.B. Many of the clothing brands listed in the adult’s clothing section also sell children’s clothes

 

Books, DVDs etc

Amazon (US/UK) – I think most Amazon products can be delivered to HK, but delivery is added. US$4.99 for most items from Amazon.com. For the UK, delivery varies but is £3.58 for DVDs  and £8.48 for books.
Book Depository (UK) – Massive range of books at UK prices. Free worldwide delivery.

 

Food

British Corner Shop (UK) – worldwide delivery of British food. £5.99 delivery to HK on orders below 1kg, £11.99 if below 2kg.
iHerb (US) – nutritional supplements and a wide range of other healthy products. Ask your friends or other HK mums to get a discount code! Discounted shipping for orders over US$40.

 

Furniture & Homeware

Overstock.com (US) – wide range of furniture plus other household products, clothes and more. Delivers to HK, but no set delivery charge (depends on your order).
The White Company (UK) – specialises in supplying stylish, white, designer-quality items for the home, from home accessories to clothing and childrenswear. Free delivery on orders over £50, otherwise £20-£30.
Macy’s (US) – needs no introduction! Shipping to HK is calculated on a per order basis.
Next (UK) – own brand plus branded clothes, shoes and accessories. Also has a range of homeware. The children’s clothing range is particularly recommended. Free HK delivery.
Marks & Spencer (UK) – going to the UK website is usually cheaper than the M&S shops in HK! Only clothes and some homewares can be delivered to HK, with a flat delivery charge of £15.
Target (US) – discount retailer of a massive range of goods including clothes, baby supplies, homewares and more. Shipping costs are calculated per order.

 

Photobooks and stationery

Apple – easy photobooks through your Apple computer. Good quality and speedy shipping (I don’t know the cost). Recommended to me separately by two friends.
Milk Books (NZ) – high quality but more expensive. Option for a Moleskine cover. Shipping starts at US$14.99.
Photobook Hong Kong – well-recommended. Shipping varies depending on what you have ordered, but starts at HK$28 for a small photobook.
Shutterfly (US) – wide range of photobooks, prints, calendars and more. International shipping is calculated on a per order basis.
Snapfish (US) – wide range of photobooks and personalised stationery and other gifts. Shipping is calculated on a per order basis.

 

Once again, I have discovered some great shops that I was either unaware of before or I didn’t know they delivered to Hong Kong. I hope you have too!

I want this to be a really useful resource so please let me know if you think I’ve missed any great shops that deliver to Hong Kong – you can either send an email to littlekoojewellery@gmail.com or leave a comment below.

Thanks for reading!

Rachel

Hong Kong – they do things differently here (part 1)

In many ways, Hong Kong is very similar to many Western cities. It has lots of high rise buildings (perhaps more than most – apparently Mongkok (an area of Hong Kong) has one of the highest population densities on Earth), English as well as Chinese can be seen on signs everywhere, there is a very efficient public transport network and all the major international brands have several outlets here.

However, in many smaller ways, there are differences which I find really interesting to observe. Here are a few:

Business deliveries

As I’ve mentioned before, Hong Kong is a city of small, local businesses which can be found everywhere (mostly) outside of the big shiny shopping malls (which tend to have expensive designer brands). I’m sure you can get almost anything here if you know where to look!

Supplying the multitude of small shops is a complex network of delivery businesses who seem to deliver one type of product to a shop whenever it suits them, generally while the shop is open during the day. These deliveries may start on a lorry or van but are usually carried to the shop on small carts. These carts seem to be everywhere! The people pushing these carts often have no problem with taking them down the road rather than the busy pavements and cars and buses seem to be well used to driving round them.

Hong Kong cart deliveries

New businesses

Speaking of small businesses, they seem to be opening and closing all the time too. I believe this is partly because landlords have a habit of massively pushing the rent up once a contract is over (they do this for residential apartments too) so it becomes much cheaper to move elsewhere where you can negotiate a good deal. So sometimes I go somewhere to buy something, only to find it’s not there any more!

When a new business opens, it appears to be traditional for other businesses and individuals to celebrate this fact by presenting the new business with a huge bunch of flowers, which are then proudly displayed outside the premises for a week or so. It certainly lets you know that they are open for business!

Hong Kong new business flowers

Discounts

Discounts are displayed very differently in Hong Kong (and, I assume mainland China). Instead of saying something like ‘30% off’, the sign will say ‘7折’ which equates to 70% of the original price – the 7 relates to the 70% remaining. Many signs will have the English equivalent too, but I have seen several which do not so it is a useful thing to know!

Dirty floors

Most apartments in Hong Kong have tiled floors and it is customary to remove your shoes before entering. We did not do this to start with and our floors got very dirty very quickly so we changed our habits!

However, this is also because the floor outside is considered to be ‘dirty’. I have really noticed that people don’t tend to put their bags on the floor when on public transport but instead will keep it on their shoulder or on their lap. I have started to adopt this habit too – it does make sense really!

Cleaning things

While we are on the subject of dirt, I have noticed that the locals consider a good way to clean things is to throw a lot of water on it. For example, in the public toilets a wet floor is a clean floor, and also a wet toilet seat is a clean toilet seat. This is very counter-cultural to a Westerner who would consider that a wet toilet seat may have unknown fluids on!

I’ll continue my observations on Hong Kong in Part 2 next Friday.

Thanks for reading!

Rachel