Woaw store opening featuring Young Guru!

Guests packed the interior of the Woaw store from 7:30 til 10:30
Guests packed the interior of the Woaw store from 7:30 til 10:30

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 excitement.

The shop, which occupies a two-story space, features a selection of contemporary brands covering categories such as backpacks, jewelry, hats, sunglasses, shoes, fragrances, skincare, and digital lifestyle items.

Woaw has a selection of hard-to-find products from specialty brands

Hong Kong Hustle readers might remember reading about the Woaw pop-up store in Causeway Bay back in 2011. The new shop expands upon the offerings at that shop, branching out with additional brands and items.

The shop has a wide selection of bags

The location on Gough Street is an interesting choice. The area was once a sleepy, low rent street, but it’s now home to names such as Agnes B and Ralph Lauren. Other lifestyle shops such as Homeless have been on the street for several years, which is part of the charm of the evolving neighborhood – it provides an alternative for people who don’t like to shop in malls.

Especially with Christmas around the corner, the Woaw shop is worth a look. They carry brands that are hard to find in the city, such as Reve by Rene sunglasses, and unique, quirky pieces such as necklaces adorned with solid gold fishhooks! For the hard to shop for, they even have exotic items like artisanal toothpicks! (That definitely gets a Woaw!)

The opening party packed both floors with fashionable guests.

The second floor space

Attendees on the ground floor congregated towards the rear of the store near the open-air balcony and kitchen, which provided access to a constant flow of food and drinks.

Upstairs, Young Guru played a solid set, running through 90’s Hip Hop and into Dancehall music over the course of the night.

Young Guru gave an inspiring lecture earlier that evening. We’ll post it if it becomes available online

Y.G. played with a New York quick cut style, jumping from track to track in a minute or less. The classic beats had the crowd upstairs dancing from start to finish.

Have a look at the Woaw store Facebook page for more details on their selections.


Woaw store Hong Kong

11 Gough Street (runs parallel to Hollywood Road, and the cross street is Aberdeen Street)
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
+852 2253-1313

Woaw store owners pose with the lions at the opening

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