Here at Tove & Libra, we believe sustainability starts with shopping local. Fortunately, style is in Hong Kong’s DNA, so one of the very best things about running a fashion business in this city is discovering and connecting with other boutique brands. Here are several of our favorite local emerging labels:
LACESS, www.mylacess.com, @my_lacess
We think we’ve found the coolest – and most comfortable - sneakers in Hong Kong! Lacess offers premium Nappa leather sneakers, in up to a generous size EU 41 which can be hard to find in HK. The shoes have an understated aesthetic but a bold cause - a portion of sale proceeds go towards fighting human trafficking around Southeast Asia. Come try on these stylish kicks at our PMQ pop-up now.
JUREVE, www.jureve.com, @jureve
Founder Cindy Zhang is passionate about bringing solid gold jewelry to customers, who she feels have long been paying too much for plated jewelry that easily degrades. Working with only recycled 14K gold, Jureve offers sleek and minimal pieces in gold, rose gold and white gold colours that can easily match any outfit in your wardrobe, all at accessible prices. These beautiful pieces will be available soon in our PMQ boutique!
CANDICE LUK FINE JEWELLERY, www.candiceluk.com, @candicelukfinejewellery
Specializing in designs she describes as “…feminine yet strong, sentimental yet practical”, Candice Luk also creates solid gold jewelry that subtly elevates your everyday outfit, but can also stand alone as statement pieces. Her vintage-inspired designs have won her a legion of fans, including Gillian Anderson, who collaborated with Luk on a “Kind Heart” charity bracelet, which raises money for an anti-child-trafficking fund. Also a fan: Tove & Libra’s co-founder Christine, who commissioned Luk to create her and her husband’s wedding bands. Endorsements don’t come any more heartfelt than that!
KHROMIS, www.khromis.com, @khromis.co
Khromis is our go-to brand for stylish optical frames and sunglasses. Like us, the brand is quality-oriented, investing in Italian design and production in Japan. An obsessive eye for detail shines through in sophisticated touches like the adjustable silicone nose pads that come with each and every pair. Many of the styles on offer here are unisex, and if you’re struggling to find your perfect pair then Khromis can even provide a bespoke eyewear-making service. We love the many unique materials and colours on offer, ensuring your face is always framed to perfection.
UNFOLD ATTIRE, www.unfoldattire.com, @unfoldattire
Unfold Attire are true experts when it comes to creating the ultimate shirt – founder Stella Sieh’s mother worked for many years for a shirt manufacturer before starting her own production house. Stella takes painstaking care over her designs, and will even hand-embroider your new shirt with your initials for a truly personalized piece. We love the playful detailing that puts an edgy twist on their collection – think sheer paneling, asymmetric hems and tuxedo pleating – but we also love the crisp, cool lines of their classic cotton styles. Just roll up your sleeves and you’re ready for anything.