Shanghai Tang was founded by the late socialite & magnate Sir David Tang in 1994. At launch, Sir David Tang spent HKD 120 million to open the first Shanghai Tang flagship store in Central, Hong Kong and invited renowned international celebrity Gong Li to be its first brand ambassador. Shanghai Tang would soon be recognised by the fashion industry as China's first luxury brand.
Over the years, Shanghai Tang continues moving forward by celebrating and shaping contemporary Chinese culture and art. The brand merges storied traditions with the latest design in its products and culture, seamlessly integrating them into modern society and current times. Through its Imperial Tailoring collection, ready-to-wear, accessories, home decor, and collaborations with artists and designers, Shanghai Tang is committed to presenting the exquisite lifestyle of the East.