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Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Beautiful Pedder Building at the Center of the Abercrombie Craze in Hong Kong!

It's not just at Hong Kong...around the world, thousands of fans are paying close attention to the exciting happenings leading up to the upcoming historic opening of the first Abercrombie & Fitch in China! At the center of the A&F Hong Kong craze is the iconic Pedder Building (addressed at 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong Island) which has been beautifully brought to its architectural awe as the home of this privileged new flagship!

From our fantastic on-site Hong Kong contributor (F.L.), check out these incredible photographic highlights of the magnificent building...





















Completed in 1924 by Palmer and Turner Architects, the Pedder Building is today a Grade II structure of significance as a historical remnant of the colonial days of Hong Kong. It was originally owned by So Shek Chung who soon sold it to Ng Wah in 1926. In that same year, the German trading business Jebsen & Company, founded in Hong Kong in 1895 (three years after the founding of A&F in New York City in 1892), moved in. By the 1990s, Jebsen & Company moved out and and in moved Shanghai Tang Рa specialty retailer of high-end Chinese fashion and owned by the world's second largest luxury goods group, the Compaigne Financi̬re Richemont. However, Shanghai Tang inevitably lost its position in the Pedder Building, by April 2011, due to its losing in bidding war against Abercrombie & Fitch. The rest is history...

Stay FIERCE!

The Sitch on Fitch thanks its contributor in Hong Kong for the photo exclusives! The photos in this post are owned by The Sitch on Fitch HK contributor, F.L., and may not be used without permission by the author.