Excitement has been running high for the opening of K11 Musea, an architecturally stunning mall on the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront. Rumours have been swirling about brands opening stores in Hong Kong for the first time and flagship storefronts taking center stage. The mall itself is huge and yes, there are plenty of stores you’ll find at any other mall in Hong Kong. Luckily, we did the leg work and found all the things you need to check out at K11 Musea.
Billed as “Hong Kong’s first urban biodiversity museum and sustainability-themed education park,” this rooftop garden is home to 180 diverse local and exotic flora and fauna and offers insightful tours in partnership with The Jane Goodall Institute (Hong Kong).
K11 Musea is a veritable playground for beauty mavens who love nothing better than to explore scents and makeup all day long. The mall is home to a wide array of luxe brands from all over the world. London-born perfumerie Penhaligon’s has its Asia flagship here, while Atelier Cologne, Miller Haris and Le Labo all have storefronts. On the cosmetics side, you’ll find everything from Christian Dior and Armani to Bobbi Brown and Charlotte Tilbury.
An explosion of pink hidden in the depths of K11 Musea, Camellia is a new concept restaurant themed around the camellia flower and serving delicate Japanese-Western cuisine. Nab a table for the afternoon tea set which incudes ruby chocolate and Japanese somen.
The biggest Asia outpost of the Museum of Modern Art’s retail arm, this huge flagship is filled with all kinds of fun, quirky and cool things. Expect design-forward tech, homeware and lifestyle accessories that you never knew you needed. Paying homage to the city, this MoMA Design Store will feature exclusive products specially created by local artists.
If you’re a world explorer, you’ll want to have this store of your list of must-visits. This retail arm of the National Geographic brand stocks all of its exclusive clothes, games, and gadgets, all of which adhere to the core values of exploration, conservation, science and education.
If you’re in need of a pick me up, you’re in luck – K11 Musea has coffee shops and tea lounges in spades. Try Blooms, % Arabica or Coffee Academics for a quick takeaway, or slip into the Artisan Lounge for a lavish high tea.
Hong Kong is finally getting a much-anticipated branch of London’s famed Fortnum & Mason, fine purveyors of biscuits, tea and so much more. The British brand is over 300 years old and this is the first overseas outpost so fittingly, the store will stock the exclusive Musea Blend of tea which mixes Keemun Chinese black tea and Yunnan Golden Buds and presents it in a chic caddy by artist Zhang Enli.
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