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Cat Street

Upper Lascar Row, Tai Ping Shan, Hong Kong
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Cat Street Is a Purr-fect Place to Shop for Kitsch and Curios Hong Kong  Hong Kong

Cat Street Is a Purr-fect Place to Shop for Kitsch and Curios

Cat Street, also known as Upper Lascar Row, is the purr-fect place to browse for kitsch and curios that make great gifts for friends back home. In contrast to the expensive antiques sold along the parallel Hollywood Road, colorful Cat Street is a fun jumble of the quirky: snuff bottles, silk slippers, embroidered things, vintage jewelry and clothes, old propaganda posters, and Chairman Mao–themed everything. The bustling-market vibe appeals even to nonshoppers. (Wondering about the name? Back in the 1920s the area was known for markets that sold secondhand and sometimes stolen goods; the people who bought the hot property were called cats, and so a nickname was born.)
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