I went to pay a visit of the cultural area some weeks ago and re-discovered some interesting shops. a very tranquil space amongst the streets during the day, the precinct turned into a bustling, vibrate sphere at night. you'll find very ancient old low-rise residential buildings on one side and next, when you turned onto the corner of the street, you'll see the most modern office building (Three Pacific Place) right in front of you. thanks to the creative and free-thinking residents, expats and business owners in the neighborhood, they have shaped the area into a blend of old and new, stylish hub of fashion and food outlets.
Kapok - owner Arnault is a frenchman who showcased products (from apparel to accessories, home decor and design items) from small, unique companies which are not available in HK. a nice little shop with a wide range of interesting gems. products came from around the globe and are handpicked finds by the owner himself as well as homegrown designers in HK and Asia. I got some Happy Socks (Sweden) and a pair of satin ballet maryjanes from Marais (USA) that day. Kapok also carries Daydream Nation (founded by HK siblings duo-designers) which received Vogue Italia "Vogue Talent 2010" award. a must comeback destination.
|Happy Socks from Sweden|
|Marais ballet maryjanes from USA|
feature of Marais shoes from Kapok's blog at: Marais
find Kapok at: G/F, 5 St Francis Yard, Wanchai, Hong Kong
find Kapok cafe at: G/F, 3 Sun street, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Kapok's online shop & they ship internationally: ka-pok.com
Happy Socks online shop: happysocks.com
find Monocle at: Shop 1, U/G, Bo Fung Mansion, 1-4 St Francis Yard, Wanchai, Hong Kong
local designer / seamster Kei's shop Creature de Keis | Blouseripped is located at G/F, 3 Hoover Tower, 15 St Francis street, Wanchai, Hong Kong