Those in search of authentic Chinese antiquities can trust Chine Gallery along the Hollywood Road, a stretch of shops proffering Asian antiques, where the genuinely ancient co-exists alongside more recent pieces. Women can go Oriental with a custom-made cheongsam dress from Linva Tailors on Cochrane Street; Mr Leung keeps an extensive range of fine silks in solid and sexy prints. Men can keep up by slipping on exquisite handmade shirts and bespoke suits from A-Man Hing Cheong in Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong’s shopping arcade alongside bling-king Ronald Abram. Under-the-radar Youmna sells sublime designs in 18-carat Florentine gold, by appointment in an airy palm-fringed atelier.
Disappear from the bustle of the city at The Mandarin Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, where the luxurious decor is inspired by 1930s Shanghai and therapies draw on ancient and modern techniques, from Traditional Chinese Medicine to meridian massage and acupuncture. Allow plenty of time to enjoy the extensive heat and water facilities and the state-of-the art swimming pool featuring a unique video wall with views of Victoria Harbour. Meanwhile, there's male pampering to be found at The Mandarin Barber, which offers treatments, haircuts and traditional shaves in a private gentlemen's club-style, yet high-tech, setting.