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.
(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 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.
I personally love flowers, so I try to head over toRoad, 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.
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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