Got a new pad? Good for you. But apart from the obvious – Ikea! – where else can you go furniture shopping in Hong Kong to find beautiful, sturdy pieces to pimp your flat with? Here’s a mix of traditional and unconventional stores you can check out – you may just find your dream coffee table (or bed frame, armchair, dining set…).
An independent hidden gem in Kwun Tong, HOW is the destination for furniture that combines modern Japanese aesthetics and serious functionality. Directly imported from brands in Japan, you will find both vintage and brand new pieces from the likes of Journal Standard, Hiromatsu, and Pacific Furniture Service.
3/F, Flat AB, 99 How Ming Street, How Ming Factory Building, Kwun Tong, 2805-1708.
Pretty much a manifestation of Pinterest home goals, idecorateshop has successfully expanded its business. The former e-commerce only brand has added a cozy, offline store to its mix, and it’s a doozy. The best part? It sells beautifully curated homeware that will have you home looking like it jumped out of the pages of Kinfolk. You’ll find everything from gold bar carts and statement sofas to gorgeous rugs and even stationery. Definitely one to keep on your radar for wish-list items.
Editor’s Note: The original Times Square showroom has been closed and will be relocated to a bigger location – for now, shop online or check out their lifestyle store at Cha Bei at Galaxy Casino and Hotels in Macau.
If you have little ones in your home, Funny Workshop is a local store that sources fun, modern furniture and lifestyle items for both children and kids at heart. Think minimal, wooden, modern but with a touch of whimsy.
Room A2, 2/F, 9-15 Kwai Cheong Road, Kwai Hing; Room B, 8/F, 40 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, 6140-1730.
A homegrown brand, Tree has become Hong Kong’s first choice for beautifully designed, sustainable and eco-friendly wooden furniture. Its collections are made from recycled wood, and through its work with Trees4Trees, your purchases will plant new trees in Indonesia and help support local farmers and workers.
Multiple locations including Shatin, Yuen Long and Aberdeen, full list here.
Inspired by French aesthetics, Parc is the place to visit for a handpicked selection of antique furniture and lights from the 1900s, as well as other French-inspired lifestyle products with similar aesthetics. Also a coffee fan? Then make sure you pick up some of their drip bag coffee too.
Unit B2, 10/F, 60 Hung To Road, Kwun Tong, 5544-0534.
If you picture your dream as a chic space of classic, elegant, timeless European sophistication, Bowerbird Home has all the aesthetics – and the goods. Featuring plenty of statement pieces with chinoiserie accents, their curated collection is one of a kind. They’ve also got design services to help you get started in the right direction.
8th Floor, 2 Lee Wing Street, Horizon Plaza, Ap Lei Chau, 2552-2727.
Both local brands, they share a physical showroom in Kwun Tong to showcase their designs made for Hong Kong homes. Woodland specializes in multifunctional and compact pieces designed for smaller spaces, while Joca Living Concepts is dedicated to contemporary wooden furniture and custom designs. Both brands are really wallet-friendly but don’t compromise on style.
Unit C5A, 9/F, Wing Hing Industrial Building, 14 Hing Yip St, Kwun Tong.
Like the look and feel of minimalist, sleek designs inspired by Scandinavian aesthetics? EMOH has a range of original and affordable pieces from designers from all over the globe, with many made from solid wood. You can also shop for decor and accessories to liven up your home all in one place.
G/F, 42 Aberdeen Street, Central, 3104-9902; 11/F, 134 Wai Yip Street, Ngau Tau Kok, 3621-0751.
P.S. Apart from these gems, there are of course furniture malls like HomeSquare and the likes of Ikea and Pricerite to browse. If you’re really on a shoestring budget looking to create your dream home, I also personally recommend (and have had a lot of success) shopping from Taobao!
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