There’s nothing quite like getting things the way you want them, when you want them…and in Hong Kong, anything is possible! Check out this list we’ve compiled of bespoke items for the whole family, from saris and qipaos to shoes and accessories for the home, and so much more! Spoil yourselves silly with these custom made goodies for kids and grownups too!
This tried and tested tailor offers bespoke suits for gents, ladies, and yes, kids too! AT L&K, you can select from a huge collection of fabrics in all sorts of colors, patterns and materials. Make it a family affair with a smart suit for mom, dad, and junior too. And for a sweet little gift, have them monogram handkerchiefs in English or Chinese for your wee ones too!
L&K Custom Tailor, 66-70 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui,+852 2369 7278, www.lktailor.com
Get Indian garb for tiny tykes and grownups alike at Areebha Fashion in Kowloon. Choose from a wide array of suits, pajamas and saris, as well as bangles, bindis and henna to complete the outfit. Shop lady Bella is great with kids, and will put together a custom outfit or design something altogether unique. There's a handy sewing machine at the front of the shop for last minute adjustments!
Areebha Fashion, Shop 42, 2/F, Mirador Mansion, 58-64 Nathan Road, Kowloon, +852 2316 7070; +852 9552 2591, firstname.lastname@example.org
A homegrown company based out of DB, Ashni Chai can put your child's name on a range of fun and fashionable goodies in bright, practical, waterproof materials. These personalized handbags, pencil cases, beanbag chairs and much more are great for the playroom, school, and gifts too! Check online for the full range of products!
Custom qipaos are not just for grownups! If you're for looking for more than what's available in the markets, head straight to the experts at Linva Tailor in Central. You'll love the personalized treatment and expert custom tailoring for you and your lucky little girl. Custom qipaos for kids start at HKD$2,000, and take 1 month to complete, so plan ahead!
Linva Tailor, 38 Cochrane St., Central, +852 2544-2456
Located up some steps along Hollywood Road, Tam Kwok Kwong Leather Shoes is a tiny stall with custom kung fu shoes for men and women, each pair handmade by Mrs. Tam! This little gem has been around for more than 50 years, and represents a uniquely Hong Kong experience. For kids, trySindart for kung fu and other Chinese slippers and shoes for the tiniest of feet (since 1958!).
Tam Kwok Kwong Leather Shoes, 190 Hollywood Rd., Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Hong Kong's own Kailin’s personalized fine jewelryis perfect for moms and babes (and gift-giving dads!). The delicate and vintage-inspired jewelry and charms allow you to mix and match for a custom keepsake that will last a lifetime. Kailin’s can also help you with design and engraving as well. We love their unique-to-you matching necklaces and bracelets for mom and baby!
Treat Dad to a pair of bespoke men’s shoes from the best of the best. Mayer Shoe Co. is an institution and has been crafting leather dress shoes for tiptop gents since 1965. As these shoes are designed from scratch, you can be sure the final product will fit perfectly to the shape of your foot! Choose a style and leather, and be prepared to empty your wallet, as shoes start from $4,000.
Mayer Shoe Co., M-3 Mandarin Oriental Hotel Arcades, Connaught Road, Central, +852 2524 3317
Get all of your kids’ goods personalized at Yet Lee Embroidery, so they can finally stop fighting over that same blue t-shirt! They specialize in uniforms and badges here, but can also stitch your name or initials onto just about anything in cursive or block letters. Emblazon your kids’ names onto sheets and towels, or make matching bathrobes for the whole family!
Yet Lee Embroidery, 1/F, Shop 163, Allied Plaza, 760 Nathan Rd, Prince Edward, +852 2397 8040
If your little Tony Hawks have been bugging you for brand new skate decks and cool accessories, let the staff at Skate City sort them out. The store is equipped with boards, skate shoes, accessories and plenty of protective gear so moms and dads can sleep safe and sound. Best of all, your kids can personalize their own boards right down to the color of the wheels!
This one's just for the moms! If you’re feeling inspired after watching the Melbourne Cup, design your very own hat or fascinator with the help of Awon Golding. Based in London, Awon Golding can ship internationally. Her hats are sculpted to your head shape and you can request for them to match a particular outfit. They’re more than just headgear, they're works of art!
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