9. Central District
Location: Hong Kong
Notable Businesses: agnès b. café l.p.g., Lane Crawford, soph., Honolulu Coffee Shop, Junya Watanabe
Hong Kong's central business district has been the primary source of commerce since the early colonial era. It also has its own SoHo, which is rife with bars, restaurants, clubs, art galleries, and antique stores. It's an odd mixture of old and new—streets once populated by European-staffed brothels are now home to the aforementioned attractions. Plenty of fashion houses like Louis Vuitton with stores in New York or London have outlets in the Central District. There's also the famous Shanghai Tang, which began on the ground floor of the Pedder Building and has expanded to over 30 locations.