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October 27, 2008

Special Karen Millen Invitation: Uptown Girl

Flashy cars, ladies who lunch, eye-catching shopping bags, a place where the who’s who come to see and be seen…if Hong Kong had an uptown it would definitely be Central. And now to reinstate its uptown status, Karen Millen, the beloved UK brand with iconic style and a serious cult following, has opened its glistening doors, right in the heart of Central. Calling all uptown girls, there’s a new star on the block, and you’re in with a chance of being the first to lay your eyes and hands on their latest collection. Rumour has it that the opening event is just around the corner, so get your credit card out and put one stiletto in front of the other…cause as you know, news travels downtown fast!

For years, we had to go all the way to England to shop there, and starting last year, we made weekly pilgrimages to West Kowloon to stock up on new wardrobe essentials. But now thankfully, Karen Millen, the brand we can always count on to keep us on the glamorous cutting edge, is launching its second Hong Kong boutique in Central this week. Located in the heart of Wellington Street, on the quickly developing strip between Lyndhurst and LKF, the shop represents city chic, glamour and sophistication, bringing the ultimate British style to Hong Kong Island. And the store is just as fabulous as the clothes. Smoked mirrors on walls create a dramatic space that is modern and glamorous, while steel and glass fixtures and contrasting wood flooring form a dynamic compositional mix to showcase Karen Millen’s contemporary collection. Large glass fixtures encase this season’s ready-to-wear, and a mirror and steel display by the shop front window presents the collections key looks on luxurious reclining mannequins. Wellington Street won’t know what hit it!

No longer do you have to worry about finding the perfect little dress, sophisticated yet hip outfit for work or stylishly cosy ensembles for the winter. Karen Millen’s latest collection will ensure you pull off the latest looks with the utmost elegance and ease. This season sees a focus on chic hourglass shapes and boldly feminine pieces in several appealing forms from nipped-in Victoriana jackets to black stretch wool dresses to the perfect pencil skirt. High-waist denim jeans can be paired with a white blouse and sharply cut jacket for a modern classic look, while ruffles and pleating on blouses and gowns embraces the romantic in you. Indulge your Bohemian side with chunky knit long cardigans and denim flares or opt for alternative outer-layers like fitted coats in fluffy shearling. Knock the socks off your wardrobe doors with bold and dramatic eveningwear and high shine, super-charged accessories to match. Pair the asymmetric raspberry satin cocktail dress detailed with intricate origami folds with a fabulous jewel encrusted clutch, or a funky chiffon party dress with this season’s staple stiletto booties. Floor length gowns in rich raspberry, black or inky blue exude elegance but are breezy enough to ensure you can still step it up on the dance floor this winter in your signature style.

Speaking of dancing, it’s time you took your smooth moves over to the new Karen Millen store for their Grand Opening Shopping Party. Dim Sum & Then Some members are exclusively invited to attend Karen Millen’s Central Store Opening Event on Wednesday, October 29, from 5:00pm – 9:00pm. Mark your calendar and don’t forget to RSVP to us at to have your name placed on the Dim Sum VIP list so you will receive a HK$200 gift voucher for every HK$1,000 you spend. This special promotion is exclusively available to Dim Sum & Then Some readers and is valid during Karen Millen’s Central Store Opening Event only. We’ll see you in the changing rooms!

After filling your wardrobe with chic and glamorous pieces from HK’s newest uptown addition, when Billy Joel comes to town next month we’re sure he’ll be singing straight to you!

Karen Millen
Shop A, G/F, 56-58 Wellington Street
Central, Hong Kong
2530 2092

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