Back to Hong Kong! Toro Mandycat cute clothes at K11 art mall, Doraemon fashion by Chocoolate.

miffy clothing line, miffy rabbit fashion, bunny scarf

Yes, I travel non-stop. Days after Montreal, I’m hopping on a plane for Hong Kong — excited to do a fantastical magazine shoot here!

(Above, I’m wearing Hong Kong clothing brands: a bunny scarf from the Miffy clothing store, and shoes from Izzue.)

文地貓, toro mandycat, Cute cat character tshirts, Mandycat

I was in Hong Kong last September, and already miss the shopping. The fashion turns over quickly, and cute cats are a popular design motif.

While strolling in K11 Art Mall last autumn, I discovered a new brand Toro x Mandycat.

Ginger Toro x 文地貓教室, 期間限定主題店, ginger shop hong kong

These kawaii kitties are the star of this pop-up shop.

Cute cat character tshirts, Toru Mandycat, mandy cat, K11 art mall, Hong Kong

Glasses cat + eyebrows cat = an amazing “classroom” design collection.

文地貓, mandycat tshirts, cute kitty characters

The bright display extended into the floor, with decals of raised cat paws and classroom materials.

Cute cat ring, silver cat rings, Toro Mandycat, cute hong kong stores

I bought this silver wrap-around kitty ring. I had to. (Here’s a similar cat-faced ring.)

It’s hard to pass up shopping in Hong Kong when prices are low, there’s no tax, and you can’t get these items anywhere else. To convert prices to US dollars, divide by eight.

Cute cat tshirts, 文地貓, cats stationery

The stationery is cute without being too kiddy-ish. If you like the items above, check out this Kutusita Nyanko cat pencil case.

Cute cat character tshirts, Toro Mandycat, asia streetwear

The cartoonist’s cats took over several locations of Ginger, the t-shirt and accessories stores.

Cute cat character tshirts, Toro Mandycat, mandy cat

I bought the striped t-shirt dress on the far left. You can see me wearing it in my Hong Kong travel video.

mona lisa made from toast, k11 mall, k-11 mall hong kong

The pop-up shop was in K-11, the art-themed shopping mall in Tsim Tsa Tsui. It’s relatively new, and has a Mona Lisa made of toast in the entrance.

dreidel chairs, K11 art mall, Hong Kong TST

K11 houses many design shops and random installations, such as these dreidel-chairs…

penguin plus, Hong Kong mall, tsim tsa tsui, chinese fashion

Superhero penguins…

paper sneakers, best hong kong shops, asian clothes

Sneakers made of paper…

stuffed bear sneakers, teddy bear sneakers, plush toy shoes

,,, and neon teddy bears!

Doraemon store, ding dong, doraemon character goods

Since we’re on the subject of cats… Doraemon had a limited edition fashion collaboration with Hong Kong clothing brand Chocoolate.

Doraemon chocoolate, ding dong anniversary, boutiques tsim tsa tsui,

Last simmer, Doraemon (or Ding Dong, as he’s known in Chinese) celebrated his “100th birthday” with a hundred cat-statues in Hong Kong Harbour. Remember John Skeleton’s photos of the Doraemon anniversary exhibit?

doraemon tshirts, fashion line, pancakes

Unfortunately, by the time I arrived, almost all the items had sold out. Only the pancake pillows were left.

chocoolate, hong kong, wallace and gromit

On the bright side, Chocoolate is always doing enticing collaborations with cute characters. In 2011, they worked with Snoopy. Last fall’s line featured Wallace and Gromit.

Cute cat character tshirts, Toru Mandycat, mandy cat, cat face clothes, hong kong boutiques, cute kitty clothing line

Thoughts on Hong Kong’s fashion, compared to Japan’s? Are you intrigued by Chinese street style? Discover HK’s Facebook page has more shopping tips and trends.

For more from K-11 mall, read my post about making candy at Sticky, a custom confectionery shop.

PS: Thanks Posse for interviewing me about my favorite Tokyo shops and cafes! I’m loving their city guides to “the best places on Earth.”



  1. Lena
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

    This makes me happy

  2. Briget
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 5:26 pm | Permalink

    Want to shop here so bad ^^

  3. May
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

    .. crazy!

  4. Paula's
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

    Whoa an art mall’ never heard of

    • lacarmina
      Posted June 3, 2013 at 6:07 am | Permalink

      Yeah they have art exhibits and special events here, K11 rocks!

  5. MelissaR
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 7:30 pm | Permalink


  6. gergg
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

    so beautiful er

  7. Anna Simonishvili
    Posted June 1, 2013 at 9:01 pm | Permalink

    cuteness and kawaiiness :)) ah, sweety, how nice is your life style!… i’d love to travel with you! <3

  8. Celtic
    Posted June 1, 2013 at 11:46 pm | Permalink

    …I LOVE going to HK too …wonderful friends also adds to my great time there

  9. Lydia L
    Posted June 1, 2013 at 11:46 pm | Permalink

    Have a great time!! :)

  10. WafuWafu
    Posted June 1, 2013 at 11:46 pm | Permalink

    Toro is so cute!

  11. Anne
    Posted June 1, 2013 at 11:46 pm | Permalink

    Thx for the shopping tips ♡

  12. Lana
    Posted June 2, 2013 at 3:36 am | Permalink

    Very cute

  13. Cora73
    Posted June 2, 2013 at 3:37 am | Permalink

    Love me some Doraemon

  14. teran
    Posted June 2, 2013 at 11:46 pm | Permalink

    I’m so jealous!

  15. Heidi
    Posted June 2, 2013 at 11:46 pm | Permalink

    It was so wonderful to meet you in Montreal at festival Kinetik! :)

  16. Orwell 82
    Posted June 3, 2013 at 2:05 am | Permalink

    Have fun in china! I only went to shanghai before

  17. Lulu
    Posted June 3, 2013 at 2:06 am | Permalink

    Squeal :)

  18. Hedy
    Posted June 3, 2013 at 5:53 am | Permalink

    I look forward to seeing them; have a great time in Asia or wherever you may headed now!!

  19. Sesss
    Posted June 3, 2013 at 6:01 am | Permalink

    yum & fun

  20. K11
    Posted March 13, 2015 at 6:26 am | Permalink

    Now K11 is having an piano exhibits currently.

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