Six Spots We Love In...
Jacky Lee picks out some off-the-wall gems at Tseung Kwan O’s recently opened PopCorn (Popular Corner) Mall
1 Bros Plus
When Sam and Andrew designed the fashion wear for Bros Plus, they wanted people to express themselves by their products. Their main logo is a paper cup telephone, symbolising communication between one another, so if you’re looking for a meaningful but fun T-shirt, be sure to check their new shop out. Shop F06, 1/F, 2711 6697; facebook.com/brosplus.
With a successful start in Japan and Korea, Chat-Chat expanded to Hong Kong back in 2009 and has opened several chain stores. There are trendy bags that little girls like, mature ones for the party animal and the too-small-to-hold-anything-bags. You’ll definitely get your fix of handbag shopping here. Shop F21, 1/F, 3695 0502; chatchatbags.com.
3 Egg Optical Boutique
Believing that traditional eye wear is too serious, Egg Optical Boutique changes things up with a fun shopping environment that offers a wide range of glasses both creative and stylish, aiming to break the ‘serious’ tradition of eyewear. Their optometrists are licenced by the government so you don’t really have any reason to avoid them the next time you’re in need of new glasses. Shop F34, 1/F, 3974 5118; eggoptical.com.
PlusHome is a home décor shop that specialises in kitchen utensils imported from other countries. What caught our eyes is their fun and innovative products. Their square and circle shaped ice maker makes cool ice cubes for any occasions and the eight-ball shot glass set will definitely get a party started. There’s also have a new shipment of oversized, thinly designed glasses, all with a fun feature like an inner bump or pointy legs. Shop G14, G/F, 3902 3755.
5 New York Fries
Since their closure in Tsim Sha Tsui, the only place you could get New York Fries was at the Peak. That’s why we’re bananas about their new opening at PopCorn because their fries are simply delicious -- real fries with the potato skin still intact. Freshly cut, with a selection of sauce like gravy and pepper sauce, you can have a pretty decent filling at around $30 per head. Canucks, heads up, it’s the ultimate place in HK for an authentic bowl of poutine. Situated at the new Star Cinema, this is the alternative to traditional popcorn for moviegoers. Shop F24-26, 1/F, 3695 0068.
With simplicity in mind, Como strives to create women’s fashion wear that is both comfortable and artistic. They hire local talent to create unique designs and customers are advised to mix and match – although they do have a lot of one-piece sets for sale. Perfect for a girl who likes a little variety in her life. Shop F63, 1/F, 3902 3210.
9 Tong Yin St, Tseung Kwan O, 3543 1273; popcorntko.com.hk.