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Shopping, Hong Kong Style

Shopping, Hong Kong Style

By HK Magazine (updated on 20 May 2016)

There may be lots of international-chain designer shops in Hong Kong—and yes, you can always find a variety of products from all over the world—but have you ever visited some of the unique Hong Kong-style boutiques? These small shops are a source of locally made products and also provide a way to experience the fusion of Chinese and Western culture.

Fashion

Daydream Nation Circus Shop
Daydream Nation Circus Shop

Daydream Nation is established by brother and sister team Wong Qi and Wong Jing. The products are full of fantasy, and there is always an interesting story behind each design. The shop inside the Hong Kong Arts Centre is decked out like a circus. Sometimes the shelves are stocked with other brands too, so you’ll be surprised how quickly this becomes your favorite place to shop.

Address: 2/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun, 12:30pm-8pm
Tel: +852 2817 6313
Chum5
Chum5

This little store mainly sells shoes and accessories. If you want to find a uniquely designed pair of shoes at a reasonable price, you must come here. The handmade accessories are special and fashionable, and the shoes here will definitely have you putting your best foot forward.

Address: G/F, 5 Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan
Opening Hours: Daily, 2pm-7:30pm
Tel: +852 2548 2888
Final Fragments
Final Fragments

The shop’s name Final Fragments reflects that feeling of finding the last—the missing—piece, implying a beautiful movement from imperfection to perfection. It mainly sells cotton and hemp clothing; the cut and monotone color of the clothes giving them their own unique character. You’ll also find other ‘zakka’ (cute, miscellaneous) knickknacks, some handmade tote bags and furniture in clear, simple designs. It’s a good place to shop for someone loving little cute things.

Address: G/F, 32 Graham Street, Central
Opening Hours: Mon-Thu, 11am-7pm; Fri-Sun, 11am-7:30pm
Tel: +852 2850 6005
100%Design
100%Design

Here you’ll find a collection of cute T-shirts, tote bags and smartphone cases from Taiwan. The T-shirts here are full of humor and creativity—if you find life is getting you down, they’re sure to cheer you up!

Address: Shop 269, 2/F, Laforet, Excelsior Plaza, East Point Road, Causeway Bay
Opening Hours: Daily, 1pm-11pm
Tel: +852 2512 1230
Rat's Cave
Rat's Cave

Rat’s Cave is run by Start From Zero, a street art team. It sells its own brand— Graphicairlines—plus some other street-fashion brands from America. The concept store also hosts different exhibitions on occasion. To understand more about local street culture, you’ve got to check this place out.

Address: G/F, 18A-B Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun, 1pm-8pm
Tel: +852 2858 9001
Squarestreet
Squarestreet

Squarestreet is run by two Swedes offering quality leather products at reasonable prices. You’ll find all sorts of leather goods: from shoes to bags and other numerous accessories, including the stylish Void watches.

Address: G/F, 15 Square Street, Sheung Wan
Opening Hours: Daily, 11am-7pm
Tel: +852 2362 1086
TimBee Lo
TimBee Lo

If you want to find your next fashionable outfit, you don’t have to trek all the way to Europe—check out the made-in-Hong Kong designs at TimBee Lo. Everything is designed and handmade by local fashion designer TimBee Lo. If you want to find an unusual piece with the traditional “Made in Hong Kong” ethos, here’s the best place to come.

Address: Shop 106, 1/F, Causeway Place, 2-10 Great George Street, Causeway Bay
Opening Hours: Daily, 1pm-11pm
Tel: +852 2803 4444

Miscellaneous Goods

Mushroom
Mushroom

Mushroom, located in Central, is like a Neverland: The colorful, whimsical decorations make you feel like you’ve stepped into a fairy tale, just like Alice in her Wonderland. Burrow inside to discover antique furniture, handmade bags, and little accessories made with different fictional animal characters. This is definitely one for your cute girlfriends.

Address: G/F, 14 Aberdeen Street, Sheung Wan
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri, 11:30am-8pm; Sat, 11:30am-8:30pm; Sun, 11:30am-7pm
Tel: +852 2851 7688
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Here’s where you need to come if you’re searching for a hair piece or wig for your next 60s party or vintage outfit! The owner once made wigs for the film industry, so you can trust that you’ll be in good hands. You can also get your barnet trimmed here while you admire the precious vintage accessories on display from around the world.

Address: Shop 1, G/F, Po Hing Court, 10-18 Po Hing Fong, Sheung Wan
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun, 11am-8pm
Tel: +852 2559 3001
Kapok
Kapok

There are two Kapok shops in Wan Chai: one for shoes and accessories, another one for creative, miscellaneous goods. The one on Sun Street has a coffee shop, which is a nice spot to take a break from all that shopping and enjoy a slice of cake. Cultural lovers take note: they all also run frequent exhibitions here.

Address: Shop 1: G/F, 3 Sun Street, Wan Chai
Shop 2: 5 St Francis Street, Wan Chai
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat, 11am-8pm; Sun, 11am-6pm
Tel: Shop 1: +852 2520 0114
Shop 2: +852 2549 9254
Select-18
Select-18

Looking for antique glasses, clothing, bags, toys, cameras or electronics appliances? Then head to Select-18 in Sheung Wan. It’s a treasure trove for antique collectors and you could even find some vintage Hong Kong gems buried in among the shelves here.

Address: 18 Bridges Street, Central
Opening Hours: Mon-Wed, noon-9pm; Thu-Sat, noon-11pm; Sun, noon-8pm
Tel: +852 9127 3657
SOIL

SOIL crafting community has set up shop in the new PMQ building on Aberdeen Street, selling handmade ceramics and jewelry. The team here is passionate about crafting, so you’ll find that each piece of handicraft comes with a detailed history and culture attached, with a special emphasis on Myanmar. This quiet spot aims to showcase not just the product, but the art and culture of every single work of art. Check out the website for details on its workshops.

Address: S307, 3/F, Staunton Building, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Sheung Wan
Opening Hours: Daily, 12:30pm-7pm
Tel: +852 2975 4410
Loveramics
Loveramics

Loveramics is a funky, modern showroom for ceramics, tableware and homeware—it’s an ideal place to pick up a piece of artistic tableware for your home. The ceramics have been designed by a variety of artists in a variety of styles: both Eastern and Western. Its products are sold in outlets around the city, but its flagship store is in Causeway Bay.

Address: G/F, 97 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay
Opening Hours: Sun-Thur, 11am-9pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-10pm
Tel: +852 2915 8018
Signed-by

Fitting in with Sheung Wan’s creative atmosphere is concept store Signed-by, which stocks designer furniture that’s held up as avant-garde. If you looking for something special for your home—from quirky lampshades to chairs to benches, be sure to check it out and unleash your inner artist.

Address: 43 Tung Street, Sheung Wan
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun, noon-8pm
Tel: +852 2517 8900
Candies

Want to snap up a new cover for your iPhone? Candies has the most sought-after on the market—they’re cute, colorful and fabulous, with something for the sophisticated and elegant lady too! If you want eye-catching, you’ve come to the right spot.

Address: Unit A, 1/F, 2-6 Foo Ming St., Causeway Bay
Opening Hours: Daily, 1:30pm-8:30pm
Tel: +852 2327 7770
Farm Workshop

If you wish to get your mitts on some handmade leather products, seek out Farm Workshop in North Point. You can purchase an assortment of leather goods made by the students—from key chains to wallets to bags—or you can join a short workshop and make your own. A great gift idea!

Address: Room F, 4/F, King’s Centre, 193-209 Kings Road, North Point
Tel: +852 6330 6304

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