There are some outlet stores in Wanchai that if you are careful can land you some decent buys (caution for fakes) and also in Sham Shui Po.
This should be good news for Shri's shopinhk.com site:
Hong Kong Bookstore | Online Toy Shop | Gift Shop | Baby Gifts | Book Shop | DVD Shop - Hong Kong Shopping
This article in the Globe & Mail shows rising numbers in Asia of online shopping for clothes:
Asian shoppers go online as barriers fall
DHARA RANASHINGHE AND LEE CHYEN YEE
Saturday, February 21, 2009
SINGAPORE AND TAIWAN — From dresses, to handbags, diamonds and music downloads, consumers in Asia are taking to Internet shopping like never before as the region becomes one of the world's fastest growing e-commerce markets....
Internet retailing is increasingly making its presence felt in Asia because telecommunications infrastructure has improved, and payment modes, a major obstacle to online shopping, are now more secure, analysts say.
Internet penetration rates, the percentage of the population with Internet access, is about 17 per cent in Asia, compared with 73 per cent in North America and almost 50 per cent in Europe, according to Internet Usage World Stats - Internet and Population Statistics.
Last edited by Football16; 23-02-2009 at 06:07 PM.
Clothing is one thing you definitely DON'T have to worry about in HK.
There's of course the high end shops, such as Armani, Dior, Gucci.
Then you have the somewhat reasonably priced Zara, AX, Club Monaco, etc.
You also have brands such as H&M, Uniqlo.
Lastly, there are numerous independent, street brands in HK.
Therefore, depending on your budget, you can spend anywhere from HKD80 on a pair of jeans, or US$800 on a pair of jeans.
The wonders of HK, eh?
>> you can spend anywhere from HKD80 on a pair of jeans, or US$800 on a pair of jeans.
And quite often it is the same pair of jeans.
If I buy my Nautica chinos in the department stores (not sure if they're sold here .. ) US$100 or so. From Stanley about HK$ 100-150
Diabetes UK advises that the following waist measurements put people at risk:
Women: 31.5 inches (80 cm)
White men and black men: 37 inches (94cm)
South Asian men: 35 inches (90cm)
BBC NEWS | Health | Brits 'under-estimate waist size'
For men a waist measurement of more than 40 inches (around 102cm) and more than 30.6 inches for women (around 88cm) puts them at risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Obesity surgery on the NHS is up 40% as doctors act on nation's weight problem. - Telegraph
I agree that for guys the choices thin out fast above 34/36 inch waists. it can be frustrating at times, especially when you need to make a quick replacement. But, I'm also a little tired of expats complaining about the lack of choice in sizes that health authorities in western countries are telling us are problematic.
Above 38 should be a small market, even in western countries and by extension, a very small market here. And, that from a 6'1 guy who has always struggled with his own weight.
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Going back to my other post - *if* obesity were not such a rampant problem in many western countries, then the market *should* be a small one.
And, to answer your question, my last visit to a western city was Copenhagen in the autumn. I didn't actually see a lot of obese men at all and the trouser sizes did seem to thin out at 36/38 as well.
So you believe that trouser manufacturers in western countries should decline to sell trousers over 38 inch waist on the grounds that the potential customers don't deserve to have any?