May 16, 2011|
Bijoux Cages designs and makes fine jewelries. The style is elegant and shimmery, incorporated with lots of faux diamonds and semi-precious stones. They have both gold-plated and sterling silver necklaces and earrings.
Stall 122E, 1/F, DNA Galleria, 61-65 Chatham Rd. South, Tsim Sha Tsui, 3583-1485
This cute boutique screams French vintage. It stocks real vintage leather handbags as well as a full rack of house-made dresses and shirts that are designed by the store owner, April. You can also find vintage-inspired accessories here such as thick waist belts and long golden charm necklaces.
Shop 338, 3/F, Rise Commercial Building,5-11 Granville Circuit, Tsim Sha Tsui, 3523-1248
The tiny shop is flooded with funky and playful accessories. It sells mainly earrings and eye glasses. Most of the earrings can be purchased solo or in pairs, and you can mix and match them with whichever ones you like. Expect to find large retro-style triangular earrings and dangling golden disk earrings that are inspired by the 80s.
Shop 26B, G/F, Rise Commercial Building, 5-11 Granville Circuit, Tsim Sha Tsui, 3571-9968
This boutique of bags has every style that you need, from cute mini purses to duffel-bag-sized handbags for work or travel. Most of the bags are made of leather and come in several chic colors, such as nude, black, pale pink, royal blue, deep red, off-white, etc.
Shop 128, 1/F, Rise Commercial Building, 5-11 Granville Circuit, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2312-0287
Claiming to capture the “aesthetics of ugly,” Graphic Airlines is a local brand that creates awkward yet cool-looking street sketch-like graphic cartoons. They have action figures, t-shirts, tote bags, accessories, and all sorts of interesting stationeries. Check out their website for updates on their exhibitions.
Stall 304, 3/F, DNA Galleria, 61-65 Chatham Rd. South, Tsim Sha Tsui, www.graphicairlines.com
This local brand sells woman’s clothing, shoes and accessories, all designed and made locally. The style is simple yet chic. Their choice of colors is solid and bold, with lots of blacks and whites, highlighted with a few bright splashes, such as red, blue, and pink.
Shop 102, 1/F, Rise Commercial Building, 5-11 Granville Circuit, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2574-8886, www.ing-co.hk
This shop is crammed with lots of vintage ceiling lights and retro alarm clocks. They have both new and secondhand vintage items. Most of their products, especially clocks, are sourced from Korea and Japan, with some vintage light fixtures from Germany.
Shop 120, 1/F, Rise Commercial Building, 5-11 Granville Circuit, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2369-2328
This little store is filled with floral print fabric handbags, dresses and hair accessories that are all handmade by the storeowner. The style is a little reminiscent of Cath Kidston, except that it has an added twist of a unique patchwork design on every bag. You are welcome to give your own input on how to mix and match the fabrics for your bag by ordering a custom-made one.
Stall 102C, 1/F, DNA Galleria, 61-65 Chatham Rd. South, Tsim Sha Tsui
Take5 & Co.
Take 5 houses some of the most renowned Japanese brands of American vintage style denims such as Flat Head, Warehouse, Skull Jeans, Tedman and Studio D’Artisan. They even have a bunch of exclusive in-house crossover series items that are done with the names above. Take 5 also sells cowboy-style heavy leather goods such as leather boots from Viberg, small leather cases, poaches, bags and accessories.
1/F, 75 Granville Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 2375-5731, www.take5jeans.com
Located just right outside of the Granville Circuit mall, Beep imports most of its children’s wear from Korea. They have the cutest animal slippers for babies and numerous fashionable street-style t-shirts, jeans, and sneakers for toddlers and kids up to 8 years old.
Shop 18, G/F, Rise Commercial Building,5-11 Granville Circuit, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2301-1686