Sometimes our great travel moments happen when we're not really looking. Kikki.K was one of those for me while spending time in Hong Kong. I was actually looking for another store in the Times Square mall when I came across the boutique. And since I'm a huge stationery fan, I had to go in there!
Kikki.K's founder, Kristina Karlsson, founded the brand because she wasn't able to find her beloved Swedish stationery designs in Australia where she was living. Also, she was at a crossroad between continuing her un-enjoyable career and creating her own dream career. She of course chose the latter. Kristina's story is quite inspirational and many of her products are drawn from her own journey and experiences. It's definitely worth watching her short 4:36 minutes video. Even if you don't like her products, you can still learn a few valuable life lessons from her.
a Cozy space for exploration
Kikki.K's boutique has minimalist style. Nevertheless, it's open, warm, and very welcoming. The dim and soft lighting makes it a very cozy space.
Each collection is neatly showcased on the shelves while little display table encourages everyone to touch and feel the products. If you have lived in or visited Hong Kong, being allowed to open the packaging and touch the products before buying them is rare. I'm happy that Kikki.K is showing the Hong-Kongers a more interactive shopping experience. I also want to say that the store associate was so nice and easygoing, which added to the great experience.
can I have everything please?
I have a hard time deciding what to buy, or should I say, what not to buy here. Luckily, Kikki.K does ship to the U.S. via their website. They also ship to the U.K., Singapore, Sweden, New Zealand, and of course, Australia.
I end up purchasing a few journals. You know that saying, "don't judge a book by its cover"? Even though these journals already have super cute covers, there's so much more on the inside pages. Also, each journal has a different focus or purpose, but the overall theme is always about finding happiness in places you'd least expect it and appreciating more of what surrounds us everyday. Here's s snapshot and I'll be talking more about each journal in the next post! Be sure to check back in this week.
hong kong store location
The Hong Kong store I visited is located on the B2 level (second basement level) at the Times Square shopping mall in Causeway Bay neighborhood. Using MTR (Hong Kong's subway system), get off at the Causeway Bay station. The Island Line (blue) stops at this station. Look for bilingual exit signage pointing toward Times Square. The station is connected to the mall via underground walkways.
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