At the intersection of corporate Hong Kong and the city's coolest shopkeepers lies the Star Street neighbourhood. Charles Kwun Sau Chiu, who grew up in and lives near the area, lists his favourite stops in this hipster 'hood.
"Amical imports their own coffee beans from Cameroon and roasts them here in HK – and I enjoy watching the barista make my coffee using a glass syphon."
"Go to Monocle for their minimalist tote bag designed in collaboration with Porter; I also pick up my monthly Monocle magazine here." monocle.com
"I'm drawn into WDSG Art & Craft Department by the antique furniture display in the window, but don't miss their spacious basement fashion mecca with the shop's unique line of HK design."
"I love the friendly staff at the Men's Shop by Club Monaco, the brand's first and only pop-up shop; their plaid wool blazer is now a new addition to my wardrobe." clubmonaco.com
"A bar fashioned in prohibition-era-speakeasy style with great cocktails, TED's Lookout has quite possibly the best lunch ever: the signature burger with Cajun wedges." facebook.com/teds.lookout
"From old cabinets from rural China to collectable items from Europe, Architectz' Factory is the go-to place for treasure hunting museum-style." architectzfactory.com
"At this airy and peaceful spa surrounded by old banyan trees, I'm picking up a gift voucher at Iyara Beauty for my girlfriend's birthday." www.iyarabeauty.com
"I see little surprises every time I walk in to Kapok, like the rustic-looking handmade plates by craftsmen in Kita Kiln, Japan, for my display shelf at home." ka-pok.com
"I'm picking up bottle of cool Spanish organic wine from Just Green Organic Convenience Store to bring over to my friend's house for dinner tonight!" justgreen.com.hk