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 for a few hours at The Oriental Spa at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong for a result-driven facial developed by the world's renowned plastic surgeon, Ivo Pitanguy, or a signature, indulgent Time Ritual, an individually tailored massage lasting two hours or more. Arrive early to unwind in the women’s Laconium or the men’s Hamam, or relax in the jets of the vitality pool and under scented ‘rainforest’ showers. There’s more male pampering to be found at The Mandarin Barber at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, which offers haircuts and shaves in a private-gentleman’s-club-style setting.