Archive | Shopping

Could be a shop, boutique or store. Local designer, luxury brand or fast fashion. Either individual items for sale or places I think have cool merchandise. Some of these are hard to find.

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The 9th Muse – a jewelry store with an attitude problem?

When The 9th Muse jewelry store first opened in 2012, it was one of those magical boutiques that made you just want to move in. The shop was literally hard to leave. The friendly owners would invite you to sit down on the couch and join them for a chat over coffee.


Woaw store opening featuring Young Guru!

The Woaw store opening last Thursday was not a low-key affair. From a lengthy lion dance, including a two-story high performance, to having Jay Z’s DJ, Young Guru perform, Gough Street was buzzing with excitment.

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What’s a mossarium?

Trapped in urban Hong Kong, where you can go for years without smelling fresh cut grass, it’s actually memorable on the rare occasion that you do catch the faint scent of nature. Many of us want more green in our daily lives, but suffer from busy schedules and a lack of space to grow plants. […]

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Doraemon army invades Harbour City!

Passing by Harbour City on Saturday night, there was a swarm of people crowding the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront taking photos and posing with ‘life-sized’ Doraemon figures. The Japanese cartoon character (a robotic cat) has been widely embraced by children around the world, including several generations in Hong Kong. (more…)

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Highlights of Hysan Place!

Walking through the new Hysan Place mall in Causeway Bay, it’s hard to imagine how a building that didn’t exist last month can now be as crowded as a Hong Kong shopping center during the Christmas rush. Open a little over two weeks, the forty-story building that replaced Mitsukoshi is packed. With seventeen floors of […]