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A Survival Guide For The Hong Kong Gent

Hong Kong offers a unique environment for its habitants. It’s crowded, it’s busy, and it’s tropical. To adapt to a life where everything is fast-paced but small-spaced, it’s hard to stay stylish. But don’t feel sad, we are on hand to pick out the essential pieces of equipment to stay smart, suave, and sane in the SAR.

Doc Sofa Bunk Bed

Hong Kong apartments can be small. If you’ve got a couple of mates that are going to descend for a weekend, you’re going to need to accommodate. This compact sofa serenely transforms into a bunk bed. Doesn’t it look like a transformer robot in some ways?

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mc5 Waterproof Bag

Hong Kong gets a lot of rain. Typhoon season is upon us and even the sturdiest of umbrellas will have a hard time keeping you dry. Keep your important bits (tech gadgets, documents) dry at least with this waterproof and stylish bag from mc5.


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Houndstooth Valet

Unfortunately, Hong Kong is notorious for some of the longest working hours in the world. When you get back after a long slog at the office, I doubt you will be too keen on folding and putting away every individual item of clothing. This natty Houndstooth piece allows you to place your clothes quickly and easily after a hard day’s work without looking like a complete slob.


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Redmaloo MacBook Sleeve Felt

Make the most of your commute time with this funky case-turned-portable workstation by redmaloo. It’s got striking colours, a great felt texture and can turn a lap into a desk(ish) in seconds.

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Titanium Chopsticks

In case you hadn’t yet noticed, a lot of Asian cuisine is eaten with chopsticks. Immerse yourself in Asian culture by investing in this smart pair. They are svelte, sleek and sophisticated — guaranteed to make anyone think you’ve lived in Asia for decades. Just be sure to master the skills first.

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Kulle Daybeds

Welcome to Asia — a place where napping is encouraged. It doesn’t matter if you’re on the bus or at your desk. It’s scientifically proven that powernaps can benefit productivity. Install one of these Kulle Daybeds in your home or office and you’ll sleep like a baby.


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Pooleaf

Everyone wants a little bit of plant matter on their desk. At home or work, however, we all know that it’s easy to forget to water it and end with up with a sad dry piece of yellow something in a matter of months. Save yourself the bother and always have a luscious green pot plant (and ready supply of pens) at hand with this Pooleaf.

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Animal Design Face Masks

Whether you’re looking to keep out those pesky car fumes, or just keep your cold to yourself, facemasks are a style staple of Asian cities. Bring out your playful side with this animal inspired design — guaranteed to liven up your commute.


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North & Sparrow Card Sleeve

Newcomers to Hong Kong may be perplexed as to why Octopuses are asked to queue in certain places for the ferries. However, once accustomed to the travel-card-and-much-much-more, the Octopus soon becomes your most trusted friend and you’ll be whipping it out on a regular basis. Keep it alongside your phone for handy usage with this stylish piece from North & Sparrow.


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