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We know that the constant churning of new styles can make fast fashion pretty attractive, but we are more than ready to invest in the idea of commitment, personalisation and individuality that comes with local designers. With the growing emergence of Hong Kong fashion designers, there’s no shortage of quality homegrown products – whether you’re stocking up on children’s clothing, fine jewellery or chic homeware. So if you’ve been searching the streets for brands that are ethical, wallet-friendly and trendy, we’ve rounded up the best ones for mamas who are looking to get their shopping done and dusted in style. Plus, supporting our local artisans is a (small, but significant!) step forward in reducing our carbon footprint!
Click through our slideshow to see our favourite homegrown Hong Kong brands…
If a sleek and sustainable accessory, with a taste of Hong Kong, is what you’re after, look no further! Founder and French architect, Simon Robin worked in Paris on urban planning and apartment renovation projects before moving to Hong Kong to continue his career. His eye for art led him to design sustainable giftware and accessories, and he now works with a talented team, translating our picturesque cityscape into intricate jewellery pieces. We’ve had our eyes set on the Hong Kong HeartBeat Skyline Gold Finish ($650). Perfect for a friend’s leaving present, as a little forget-me-not.
Looking for casual-cool threads for your tiny tykes but struggling to find the time to shop? Introducing, your no-stress solution: Little Starters, a monthly subscription service where stylists handpick and deliver seven stylish California-cool pieces for your little ones (0-4 year olds) directly to your door. It’s a perfect one-stop shop and the easiest answer for busy parents. You can choose to have your subscription boxes delivered seasonally, monthly, or just once. If the fit isn’t right, you can return any item or the entire box within seven days for free. We’ve checked out the pieces ourselves and have full faith you’ll love ’em!
Founded by Stephanie Poon, a former lingerie and swimwear designer, Zarie offers breathable, lightweight leggings that provide ultra comfort. With patented fabric technology, this workout wear sculpts your lower body and reduces bloating. What more could we ask for? Caffeine in the fabric increases blood circulation and reduces water retention (and the appearance of cellulite!), making the “DREAM” leggings an essential – especially for mamas sitting at a desk for long hours each day. Let your pants do all the work for you!
Apartment 49 has become our secret weapon – especially when it comes to dressing to impress (whether it’s the home or ourselves!). There’s nothing quite like finding a statement piece of furniture or a stylised interior number to add a little something to your home decor. And with summer in full swing, we can’t get enough of the lightweight dresses and strappy sandals. Make sure to check out the Acqua Brand Swimwear too! With cool items for the kids, and unique gift options, you’ll find something for every member of the family.
Each of Boho Betty’s collections are inspired by the team’s strong sense of wanderlust. The appreciation for all cultures is the reason behind the extensive use of different materials, textiles, stones and beads. It offers contemporary, high quality, and globally inspired jewellery that won’t break the bank. Known for the beautiful wrap bracelets, and quirky minimalism, we had a hard time picking our favourites… Check out the handmade sterling silver heartbeat necklace ($200), and the handmade multicoloured beaded tassel bracelet ($120), to get started…
Happy Milk Co is a Hong Kong-based online shop for parents on the hunt for unique, high-quality kid’s apparel. The comfy, stylish pieces are wallet-friendly and timeless, offering a fresh spin on high street staples. Purchasing a present? Luxurious gift wrapping is available to take the package to the next level. Oh, and the customer care ensures a seamless shopping experience!
It all began with the founder making a personalised necklace, with the name of her first child. One online post and a viral-number of views, later, and here we are. The team at Myykjewels creates handcrafted, customized 18k solid gold customized jewellery to help every mama celebrate motherhood! With a font of your own choice for personalised necklaces, and plenty of ring and bracelet options available, the bespoke jewellery ticks all the boxes. Our current favourite is the Special Day Ring – a subtle statement number to jazz up any outfit.
Little Caleb creates the most coveted silicone teething accessories, jewellery, and soother clips. With a motto like “stylish for moms, safe for little ones”, it’s no surprise new Hong Kong mamas are shopping away! Made in L.A. using 100% food grade silicone rubber, the products are ideal for your little one’s sore gums and the development of their tactile sensitivity. Not only are the teethers trendy and safe, they are interchangeable with pacifiers or other teethers of your choice. All beads used are 100% non-toxic, free of PVC, latex and lead, meaning we’re not sacrificing safety for style!
The team at Holly Dae marries comfort and style through it’s resort-inspired swimsuits and cover ups. By incorporating different materials and varying trends, they tailor pieces for every size, style and occasion. Most of the swimwear comes with removable padding, and the premium fabrics used warrant strong chlorine resistance, excellent UV protection, and great durability. As a bonus, Holly Dae offers free delivery and returns within Hong Kong, so you can easily try different styles on at home for the perfect fit!
The latest creative French kids wear label, Sunset Limonade, is a one-stop shop for tiny trends. With a motto to create comfortable (and beautiful!) French clothes for children with an active lifestyle, your 4-12 will sure to be bouncing around in their new gear. Drawing inspirations from the colours of Southern France, it’s all about the effortlessly chic style that is easy to rock without having to spend a fortune. Budget-friendly couture? Tick!