Hong Kong’s Best Secret Shops | Unique Small Businesses You Need to Know About

Hong Kong’s Best Secret Shops | Unique Small Businesses You Need to Know About

Hong Kong’s Best Secret Shops
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Today we’re going shopping at in Hong Kong at some of my favourite shops that are doing different and interesting things. Some are new concepts, some are old, but overall there’s stories to be heard, experiences to have, and a lot of cute things to be bought! This is Shop With Me- Episode 1!
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Previous Vlog: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6CFKVYiKeo

**CORRECTION: The system I referred to at ~6:16​ for recycling up to 3 tonnes of wool and cotton is the (already achieved!) goal for a similar mechanical textile recycling approach, also developed by HKRITA, which operates at an industrial scale at a different location (in a Tai Po factory). I mixed up the two locations when doing research (G2G at The Mills is a smaller scale demonstration of the full upcycling process). Just wanted to correct and clarify this! If you’d like to learn more details about G2G please visit: https://www.garment2garment.com/​

Stores featured:
Garment to Garment — HKRITA
https://www.instagram.com/hongkongrita
https://www.garment2garment.com/

The Tree Stationery
https://www.instagram.com/thetreestationery/
https://www.thetreestationery.com/

Yuet Tung China Works
https://www.instagram.com/yuettungchinaworks_official/
https://www.facebook.com/yuettungchinaworks/
*If you DM them they can assist you in English or Chinese.

WOMANBOSS
https://www.instagram.com/womanbosshk/
https://iamwomanboss.com/

Hi! I’m Taylor, I’m originally from Canada and currently living between Toronto & Hong Kong and sharing my life along the way! My channel is lifestyle based with mostly vlogs, DIY’s, makeup, health, and nutrition.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/taytay_xx/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Taylor.R.Official
Twitter: https://twitter.com/iamtay_tay
Main Website/ my shop: https://toat.com
Rosie’s instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littlerosie_xx/
Elbow san’s instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elbowsan_xx/

MUSIC BY: Epidemic Sound

MY EQUIPMENT:
my camera- Canon 80D
Wide Lens
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pancake lens (tight lens)
https://goo.gl/oMPxg2
Rode Microphone
https://goo.gl/ImQK8E
vlogging camera- Canon EOS M6
Manfrotto Small Tripod

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♥︎ Contact ♥︎ taylor@toat.com (business only)
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Thanks for watching! ❤
#ShoppinginHongKong #TaylorR #SmallBusinesses

50 Comments

  1. LaU on August 23, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    Nothing extraordinary about this bag.can find thousands on roadside,in India.

  2. Life.is.a.box.of on August 23, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    Very few videos touch me. This one did. You do your broadcasting with heart

  3. Hey Joude on August 23, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    Only halfway through the video and I just wanted to say, I’ll definitely check out the tree stationary when I’m in Hong Kong. This is such a cool and meaningful video, love itt

  4. Paroparong Gala Diaries on August 23, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    I love the recycling kiosk and postcards

  5. Gmail Bonnie Cheng on August 23, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    There are still a small number of small factories in Hong Kong (HK). Kam Ma Leather Garments Workshop is one of them. Its story truly reflects the so-called Lion Rock’s Spirit.

    The two founders, Linda and Raymand – who are now in the late fifties and early sixties – started their apprenticeship in the 1970’s when manufacturing in HK was at its peak.

    Though they moved to work in the Mainland in the 1980’s as requested by their bosses, their hearts were and will always be in HK and therefore they decided to come back. In 1990 they established Kam Ma specialising in bespoke leather garments.

    Being in the industry for about 40 years, they have handcrafted thousands of bespoke leather garments, leather jackets in particular. Celebrities like Jamie Foxx, Ellen DeGeneres, ex NBA player Shaquille O’Neal, the late Kobe Bryant, Gigi Gustin and some local stars such as Andy Lau, Nicholas Tse, Louis Koo, Gordon Lam, and the like are indirect customers of Kam Ma. Simply put, they have witnessed the ups and downs of the industry and the challenges associated with the changes.

    They understand well that they cannot fully rely on the old business model any more – working as original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for the tailor shops in tourist areas in HK, but their hands are tied as they are computer illiterate, not proficient in languages and know little about social media.

    Luckily someone helped them on a part-time basis to create their own website, Facebook, Instagram and Youtube channel for them. This allowed Kam Ma’s brand to reach mire people, not just relying on word of mouth to spread awareness.

    Other than survival, their ultimate aim is to pass their craftsmanship to willing youths of the next generation to prevent it from vanishing in HK.

  6. xMizunderstoodx on August 23, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    Great video. Insightful to see how they started and driven by passion to keep going. With this pandemic, they need support more than ever. Thanks for using your channel to showcase them! The teacups are beautiful 🤩

  7. D T on August 23, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    I loved the unique shops. Nothing like that in the US. Could spend hours in the porcelain shop. A little less commentary and more showing of wares would have been better. Would have loved to see more stores. The stationery store was a pass

  8. Anya on August 23, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    I’m pretty sure I watched a video where H&M claimed that g2g was their idea. Alg that they are collaborating together but H&M never clarified 🥲

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  10. Elaine Keung on August 23, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    Sorry to tell that about the Chinese Famille Rose wares are not supposed to be used for serving food, since those colours are full of lead, all dinning porcelain wares are supposed to pass a level for the safety of dining

  11. Maria Galbova on August 23, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    Very beatifull porcelain

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  13. Esther Sowell on August 23, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    From socks wow unbelievable

  14. Cassandra Beatrice on August 23, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    This is so cool, I absolutely love little unique shops, thank you for sharing your adventures 🤩✨✨

  15. asterie爱!29 on August 23, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    Oh, those china were absolutely divine! In the near future, I hope I’ll be able to travel back to Hongkong and purchase a few pieces from their shop. Such magnificent artistry!!

    On a side note, thanks for showing us some wonderful shops~

  16. Navigator on August 23, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    Who authenticate RealReal authenticaters? Behind the internet how do we even know who and how authenticate those items ? Sound like “ their real , trust me “

  17. Christine Joy Aguinaldo on August 23, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    Wowwwwwwwww!!!it’s amazing place.

  18. Pamphylia T on August 23, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    I really enjoy the content here, and I loved hearing about the shop keepers’ experiences and past! It’s especially touching hearing all these during the covid period where so many shops are struggling.

  19. Sieren Tokiio on August 23, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    This was amazing

  20. Taylor R on August 23, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    The system I referred to at ~6:16​ for recycling up to 3 tonnes of wool and cotton is the (already achieved!) goal for a similar mechanical textile recycling approach, also developed by HKRITA, which operates at an industrial scale at a different location (in a Tai Po factory). I mixed up the two locations when doing research (G2G at The Mills is a smaller scale demonstration of the full upcycling process). Just wanted to correct and clarify this! If you’d like to learn more details about G2G please visit: https://www.garment2garment.com/​

  21. Ren Nice on August 23, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    Wow….

  22. Valerie See on August 23, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    please post more videos like this! As someone who can’t go back too HK cuz of Covid, these videos are really helping me virtually explore my second home!!

  23. Lisa Wong on August 23, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    I love to visit all these shops, such good ideas and so cool. Wish we have them in Toronto

  24. Coco Xu on August 23, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    thank you taylor for sharing❤️

  25. Karen Ng on August 23, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    This is cool video, showing another side to HK businesses! A lot of the older artisan crafts are disappearing cos of automation and machines being able to produce cheaper goods. But is it just me that its kinda ironic that both interviewees of WomanBoss were guys? 🤔 (they were cute and very passionate about their work though).

  26. Queenie Lam on August 23, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    No one notice that they all speak English really fluently!

  27. Ernest Cobb on August 23, 2021 at 10:25 pm

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  28. sonal patel on August 23, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    💐 Channel : 10
    Amazing content . Amazing Talent .

  29. Susana Botero on August 23, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    I’m waiting patiently for the second part of this video😍😍😍👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  30. GWENDLYN ELWE on August 23, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    I have social anxiety, so I don’t think I could ever do this with others – i’m so happy you’ve made and have been making videos like these where I can be apart of it. I love it. Thank you for everything you’ve been doing and making taylor. you’re awesome : )

  31. PinkyBear on August 23, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    These shops are so cool!!

  32. MalMaui on August 23, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    Woman! I love Garment to Garment!!! I literally went online to look for any info on us U.S. folks but it’s only for Hong Kong. Tell them to come to the U.S.! They can make so many memory items for family members- and just the great idea they have of recycling that way!

  33. Pranomita Paul on August 23, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    This is amazing ❤

  34. Visan Ana on August 23, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    Girl, you should have a tv show!!!

  35. Tara Loves Ilan on August 23, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    I loooooveeeee your Cardigan/ top! ❣

  36. Weti Persson Family on August 23, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    Wow the set tea cup is amazing.love love

  37. Kathereen Sawan on August 23, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    Wow what a lovely people

  38. winmaw tun on August 23, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    G2G is amazing

  39. Kenzie Gray on August 23, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    Just want to say thank you so much for educating us about Hong Kong. I feel like you’ve brought it to life and full of real people and life. I really want to visit Hong Kong and see all these places I never knew existed here 🙏🏼

  40. Christine Joy Aguinaldo on August 23, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    Where place is that idol?

  41. Lisa Wong on August 23, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    So impressed with this G to G system. I wish they have it all over the world. Is great for the environment.wonder if is costly…

  42. Rosetta Kitty on August 23, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    me being proud of being Hong Kong

  43. Maria Galbova on August 23, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    Very interesting,also recycling

  44. Julia K on August 23, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    Great idea to showcase these wonderful busineses

  45. Vy Lam on August 23, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    I love your cardigan, it’s so cute!! Where did you get that?

  46. Curry n Juicy - pole fun on August 23, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    thankyou

  47. petitecherie on August 23, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    Love this video Taylor!
    I recommend adding subs to best understand these lovely stories

  48. Rosario Ang on August 23, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    I just what to know where is the exact address you went. From one store to the other art stores. Cause i what to visit them after this pandemic. Love it very much. Thanks to you

  49. Kathereen Sawan on August 23, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    Wow..i really like how they recycled any clothes..

  50. Tinku Jena(TJ) on August 23, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    Happy goodtoomarketbuyingsome

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