Kapok is another one of those shops you must visit while in Hong Kong. It is off the beaten path just like The Armoury but worth making the 45-degree walk up to St. Francis Yard where it is located. The shop carries items from brands you will hardly find anywhere else in Asia. They have a wide variety of footwear, luggage, accessories, watches, clothing, music, magazines, eyewear, homewares, and grooming products to choose from. The products are quite pricey but all have that discreet luxe appeal that some people prefer.
They have two shops and I visited the smaller one first which has a large selection of footwear from brands like Common Projects and Quoddy.
The line of clothes they carry. Among them are nautical shirts from French brand Orcival.
Bracelets from Miansai.
Their second shop is much larger and is right at the back of the first shop. There’s a cafe where you can enjoy coffee or tea inside or outside under the shade.
Selection of books and magazines.
Shelves filled with more accessories and grooming products from various brands.
Products from Portland General Store.
Products from Baxter of California.
They also carried Acqua di Parma products including their popular shaving cream. Lots of soaps, shampoos and fragrances too.
The recently re-released watches from Braun. Great for minimalists.
Leather accessories from Japanese stationery brand Postalco.
Bags from Travelteq. They’re very beautiful bags.
More bags from Mismo.
A corner dedicated to their travel-themed Voyage pop-store.
Exquisite eyewear from Linda Farrow.
Watches from German brand Junghans. I want one of those Max Bill watches.
I picked up an old-fashioned wet shave jelly in whiskey and a nautical t-shirt they made in collaboration with the French brand Saint James.
Kapok is located at G/F St. Francis Yard, Wanchai, Hong Kong. Their second shop with a café is located on Sun Street behind their first location. If you’re taking the MTR, get off Wanchai station and take the A3 exit. Walk west along Johnston Road until you reach Gresson Street and go up St. Francis Street.