Sham Shui Po is full of shopping gloriousness, as long as you know where to look! Check out some of our fave places to snag craft and DIY delights.
Every part of Hong Kong is famous for its own thing. We love Wan Chai after-dark, go to Mong Kok to shop the best Hong Kong markets and we know that Sheung Wan is all about arts and antiques. Sham Shui Po, aka, “the Po,” is famous for electronics shopping and affordable restaurants, but it’s also the Promised Land when it comes to DIY and craft supplies. Rather than shopping in your usual haunts for Halloween costumes and Christmas gifts, head to the Po for an out-of-the-world retail experience. This Sham Shui Po shopping guide will point you in the right direction.
Welcome to your Sham Shui Po shopping guide
Wa Fat Piece Goods Co. 華發疋頭布行
Filled to the brim with rolls and rolls of fabric in a wide array of colours and textures, Wa Fat Piece Goods Co is every fashion designer’s mecca. Whether you are making a costume, a dress, or a men’s dress shirt, you can consult Ricky, the friendly expert who can help you realise your vision without breaking the bank.
Wa Fat Piece Goods Co., 華發疋頭布行, 1J Shek Kip Mei St, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong, p. 2393 3525, 深水埗石硤尾街1號J,1K
Shop Little Two, 店小二
Next door to a ribbon shop on Nam Cheong Street, Shop Little Two is a trove of old Hong Kong. A former knitting and yarn shop, it’s filled with gems from grandma’s attic: kitschy clocks, vintage toys, and thousands of photographs and postcards. There are also many outdated-but-cool furnishes from the yesterday year, such as rotary phones, typewriters, and radios. Shop Little Two is an excellent spot for the extra touch to complete your looks, such as a classic aviator glasses or a 70’s style camera bag.
Shop Little Two, 店小二,100, Nam Cheong St, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong, 深水埗南昌街100號
Luen Hing Paper Ltd., 聯興紙業
Paper is one of the most versatile supplies when it comes to DIY and crafts—you can make anything from your own business cards, wedding invitations, and sketchbooks. At Luen Hing Paper Ltd., there are hundreds of sample booklets to pour over, and once you’ve found the perfect paper, ask one of the friendly staff to fetch it for you. They even offer paper cutting service to make sure your selection fits whatever project you are working on.
Luen Hing Paper Ltd., 聯興紙業,168 Kiu Kiang Street, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong, p. 2360 1459, 深水埗九江街168號
Brothers Leathercraft, 兄弟皮藝
Oh, where are thou, my leather? Come to Brothers Leathercraft to pick up supplies to make your personal luggage tag, wallet, or handbag. With the assistance from their friendly staff, you can choose from cow or sheep hide in every colour and shade imaginable. They also carry everything you need for your creation, from awls, wooden hammers, and needles to buckles, zippers, and wax thread. Who needs to go to the crowded mall when you make personalized Christmas gifts?
Brothers Leathercraft, 兄弟皮藝, 207-209 Tai Nan St, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong, p. 9136 0897, 深水埗大南街207-209號地鋪
Ying Kee Trading, 瑩記攝影器材
Whether you consider yourself a budding photographer or a pro, Ying Kee Trading offers something for everybody. They carry everything from stylish camera bags, straps, and selfie sticks, to top-of-the-line flashes, video stabilizers, and tripods. Besides an excellent selection of equipment you need to make the perfect shot, you may also find their adorable resident kitties snoozing in their nooks.
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Ying Kee Trading, 瑩記攝影器材, 154 Apliu St, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong, p. 2725 2373, 深水埗鴨寮街154號地舖