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Located on Gough Street in the Soho area of Hong Kong, a short walk from the Sheung Wan MTR stop, Opera Opera is an old clothes emporium like few have seen before.

The term eclectic mix is oft used to the point of irrelevance, but with Opera Opera, the term has meaning once again. The age range of the merchandise starts in the 17th century and extends to recent times. There's plenty in the shop for men and women. There are antique prison stripes, hand made Italian boots, derby hats, and Japanese "Washi" jeans that use mixed denim and paper fibres. Yes, paper fibres. Where else can you buy a 19th century horse guard's coat, factory worker indigo smocks, and purses made from military surplus. Oh, and speaking of purses, how about a red Chanel 2.55 purse from the 1970s?

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The Department of Style is a field guide to the timeless, the adventurous, and the enthusiastic. We celebrate craft. We explore tradition. We find the creative imaginations that take classic forms and make them their own.

It is about understanding that in life, doing something right takes time, and skill, and effort. But therein lies the joy. Finding people who still do those things that way and telling their stories is the original Departmental mandate.

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