Harbour City may have lost some key retailers as they reduced their networks in the wake of protests and Covid-19 but a new generation of tenants is reshaping the mall’s lineup.
Harbour City is Hong Kong’s largest shopping centre and its trade has traditionally been powered by mainland visitors and overseas tourists. However, by April, the protests and Covid-19 pandemic had forced more than 52 brands to quit the centre, including Valentino, Gap and Tiffany & Co.
Now Harbour City is refocusing on the local market and the new tenant mix reflects that.
The centre says it has welcomed 71 new local and international tenants this year, comprising 53 retailers and 18 restaurants. Some international brands will make their Hong Kong debut at Harbour City, including Parisian jeweller Messika, French leather-goods label Beracamy and Italian footwear brand Gianvito Rossi.
Meanwhile, some brands have chosen Harbour City to launch flagship stores in the territory, including Alexander McQueen and Lululemon. Other new arrivals include Mayling with its largest Hong Kong store, Senses with its first museum-concept store, and Kilian Paris with its first standalone store in the territory.
Besides new tenants, several existing luxury brands such as Hermes and Jimmy Choo are undergoing expansion works and will unveil new looks later this year. The new Jimmy Choo Harbour City store will become the brand’s largest in Hong Kong.
Harbour City said it is talking with more brands as it works to increase footfall along with consumer spending.