Established in 2006, kapok began as a lifestyle shop offering a variety of lifestyle products sourced internationally, with a focus on quality and creativity. Following the popularity of the first shop, kapok expanded into two stores - kapok for fashion and accessories, and kapok on sun street (opened in January 2010) for lifestyle and culture, with the addition of a cafe and a gallery space. Carrying a well-edited selection of international and local brands, kapok has become well-known for introducing emerging exclusive creators to Hong Kong.
The name kapok derives from the majestic emergent trees of the same name. The trees grow tall in their ecosystem, branching out to provide a home for plants and animals dependent on nourishment and exposure. kapok also provides a unique roof under which people in the community can meet and find inspiring quality goods.
Creativity and craftsmanship are what define our product selection. We have been focusing our attention on brands such as Our Legacy, Common Projects, Commune de Paris for fashion and Mizensir, Astier de Villatte, Heeley for home-ware and fragrances.
Mismo from Denmark is one of our signature brands. Their bags and small leather accessories have found a loyal clientele at kapok, with their classic and contemporary urban design. 78% is another niche bag and briefcase label designed in Hong Kong that we are championing. From America we carry a collection of special edition bags from the legendary brand Wm. J. Mills & Co. with customised styles and colors designed by kapok team members.
After a few years of focusing on menswear, we have recently turned our attention to emerging womenswear brands. Marais USA is one of our success stories : a classic, chic and playful shoe collection from New York. And we are also very proud to present Daydream Nation, a whimsical and inspiring brand from Hong Kong and the UK.
kapok has taken many opportunities to cross over into photography, art and design; collaborating with Hong Kong's creative scene by holding regular monthly exhibitions in our sun street store.With a dual aim to stimulate the store atmosphere and provide our clients with a different and unique experience during each visit, kapok has fostered young artists and creatives that we believe in. Past shows include the Impossible Show: a joint exhibition between the Impossible Project and Milk X celebrating the relaunch of films for polaroid cameras, the 2010 Traveling Fennica Shop exhibiting traditional and contemporary handcrafted japanese goods, French photographer Fred Lebain's imaginative series "A Spring in New York" and the 2010 NookaNooka toy showcase of 13 local designers and artists.