As anyone who lives in or has been to Hong Kong knows, there is no shortage of well-designed and eclectic retail outlets to part ways with your hard earned dollar. Thanks to the watchful eye of founder Arnault Castel, a French transplant, Kapok is ultra-focused on curating an international shopping experience that feels new each time, focusing on emerging designers and labels vs. mass market brands.

When you first enter any of their six locations, it may seem as if there isn’t any rhyme or reason to the selection. But if you look closely, you’ll notice the thread that ties everything together is quality craftsmanship and detailed attention to design – from the apparel to the knick-knacks.

Note: If you’re looking for more local flavor, head to their latest concept store in PMQ that particularly emphasizes Hong Kong crafted goods.