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Fashion designer Melissa Bui's guide to artisan shopping in Hong Kong

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Melissa Bui's guide to artisan shopping in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s stature as a global fashion hub is growing fast, and leading the charge are a number of homegrown designers. One of them is Melissa Bui, an up-and-coming name who’s making waves at fashion circuits all over the world. Her collections are inspired by the city around her, and here she gives us the low-down on where she shops for fashion, homeware, inspiration and more.


Design inspiration

Design inspiration

Definitely Sham Shui Po for arts & craft-related items. My favourite shop for beads is Luen Fung Beads Co. (164 Yu Chau Street, Sham Shui Po); this is where I source a lot of the beads I use when designing. There’s also Moon Yue Piece Goods (127 Yu Chau Street), a great place to buy end-roll fabrics. It’s perfect for those who like to design their own unique piece, and if you dig around enough, you might even find some fancy European fabrics.

LaLa Curio

Home sweet home

Lala Curio Get me there {{title}} Address {{address}} Website {{website}} More info  (32-33 Sau Wa Fong), Wan Chai is the place for those who love home decor, with playfully handcrafted furnishings, decorative objects and hand-painted wallpapers. For food lovers, wander along Shanghai Street (Kitchenware, Yau Ma Tei) Get me there {{title}} Address {{address}} Website {{website}} More info  to pick up some kitchenware and ceramics for your home. You can even get traditional steam dim sum baskets and egg waffle machines for some experimental cooking.

Hay Fever Floral & Gifts

Natural beauty

I personally love flowers, so I try to head over to Flower Market Road, Hong Kong’s biggest flower market, to get a dose of weekly inspiration, while picking up new blooms for the atelier, of course. While here, definitely check out Hay Fever Floral & Gifts (No. 62–64) — there’s a really cute cafe inside.

Stylekiki

Old is new

I draw a lot of inspiration from vintage clothing. My favourite luxe shop is OnceStyle HK (8 On Wo Lane, Sheung Wan), for those who love a good vintage Chanel or Hermès. I’m also inspired by Stylekiki (IG: @stylekiki) for luxe vintage shopping. And while it’s not technically ‘vintage’, I also love Sindart 1958 (Shop 16-17, 1/F, Bowring Centre, 150-164 Woo Sung Street, Jordan), one of the oldest slipper stores in Hong Kong, known for their beautiful Chinese traditional embroidered slippers and shoes. 

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