Inspired by and in close collaboration with our sister store The Armoury, Drop93 is a Hong Kong-based retail concept offering a highly curated selection of pre-owned and ‘new old stock’ menswear.
Established in 2017 by Armoury co-founders Mark Cho and Alan See, we’re passionate about helping a new generation of enthusiasts discover the best in second-hand clothing -- even the “93” of our name, spoken in Cantonese, alludes winkingly to the homonym for “old clothes”. This part of fashion’s ecosystem is where we believe intrepid shoppers can still find fantastic value: whether you’re looking for luxury names at democratic prices or even some of our own signature pieces from seasons gone by.
Alan See (left) and Mark Cho, founders of The Armoury and Drop93.
We offer international shipping on all of our items, in addition to a physical showroom that is located in the historic neighbourhood of Lai Chi Kok. Here, customers can try a range of the clothing and accessories that we’ve selected and occasionally even find curiosities which are yet to appear on our website.
It’s no secret that the secondary market for apparel has exploded in recent years, with dozens of specialists now catering to an unrivalled range of budgets and styles. At Drop93, we do things differently: we specialise in classic menswear with a sartorial inflection, sourced from a mixture of trusted customers at The Armoury and craftspeople who we’ve had the privilege of working with for many years. In addition, we bring all the expertise of our sister concept to bear; often handling products that we ourselves played a role in creating.
In an industry so often characterised by inefficiency and waste, our goal is ultimately a pretty simple one -- to ensure that goods of distinction, whether pre-owned or preexisting, find the home that they deserve. At the end of the day, it’s about maximising appreciation -- and minimising waste.