Where to Cop Your Favorite Band and Artist Tees in Hong Kong
November 18, 2022
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Band tees and clothes from artist merchandising collections have gained a strong foothold in fashion as bold statements of self-expression. Show your love for your favourite artists, loud and proud, by scoring some shirts that feature their likeness or artworks from the shops below.
Founded in 2017 based on his love for music, shop owner Edwin describes band tees as a shared language of music fandom that transcends between listeners of differing backgrounds. A music aficionado with a penchant for rock and its tangential genres, namely alternative pop, old-school hip hop, punk, and metal, Edwin fills his shop up with merch plastered in recognisable designs as well as rarer items.
Taking to Instagram to post music news introducing his top picks, his musings and personal takes on hot topics in music discourse, as well as sharing local live shows, rest assured that you are shopping for artist apparel from true fans. Shop their collection online by clicking here.
Location: Lefthanded Band Tee Store, H1, 6/F, High Win Factory Building, 47 Hoi Yuen Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon
Contact details: +852 9808 5501
A licensed seller of Grateful Dead shirts, a highly sought-after rarity, vintage stockist Retrostone is a mecca for fashionistas and music enthusiasts alike. Walk into Retrostone’s Mong Kok shopfront and encounter the explosions of colour, quirky patterns, and ornate detailing that bounces straight off their vast collection of tops that look closer to the classic university dorm poster than an artwork on an item of clothing.
Browse through the rest of the shop’s unique apparel offerings to build a whole new outfit from head to toe.
Location: Retrostone HK, B04 & B23, Basement, Trendy Zone, Chow Tai Fook Centre, 582-592 Nathan Road, Mong Kok, Kowloon
Contact details: +852 2152 9697
There’s no way to truly replicate the special look and feel of a faded old garment that has been wrung through the passing of time. Curating the coolest of vintage and pre-loved band tees, Nine.Nine.9 is an online closet run by the local vintage dealership formerly known as ONE+ZERO.
From simplistic tees with blown-up graphics as a centrepiece, to options given an extra textured look that replicates the fuzzy colourings of graffiti, there are a plethora of treasures to dig through. For more details on how to place orders, shoot them a message via their Instagram page.
For fans of a more hardcore persuasion, Metal Warehouse is an online Hong Kong-based one-stop shop for comfy shirts that show your fandom simple and clear. Showcasing products from acts in the generic realm of metal (as the store’s namesake presents), punk, alternative rock, grunge, hard rock, metalcore, thrash, and their offshoots, there is bound to be an item to impress fans of the fringe.
Orders are placed online, with deliveries available for free and arrival within three days.
Contact details: +852 6055 4294
The Palm Tree Office
If your dream wardrobe falls along the lines of the Americana sportswear-inspired fits onscreen in "Mid90s," then you’ll be impressed with the treasure trove that is The Palm Tree Office. A purveyor of secondhand and quirky vintage stock, their selected band and artist tees are imbued with a strong nostalgic quality, giving a tongue-in-cheek throwback.
Do note that you will need to notify the team via Instagram for an appointment before paying an in-person visit to their storage-shop space. Alternatively, you can browse and buy from their online store here.
Location: The Palm Tree Office, Hung Shing Industrial Building, 27 Tai Yip St, Ngau Tau Kok
Mixing together a rota of old-school legends, as well as today’s hottest performers, Cotton On has a dedicated section for artist merch that will keep your closet stocked with the latest musician-inspired designs.
With frequent collaborations with internationally revered pop stars, the brand almost always boasts an exclusive line of stylish apparel and accessories made in collaboration with the stars. Split into the genres of hip hop, rock, and pop, their tee variety is at once extensive and affordable, and most importantly: comfortable. Shop their range of artist merchandising online by clicking here.
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