Not too long ago, a week maybe, a sunsetting night in Star Street on Hong Kong Island. I was “exceptionally” an hour early meeting an editor friend for dinner at Cinecitta. I am the kind of person whom never sharp on time but late (is shameful really and this shows huge improvement for once!) .
So I walked along Star then Sun street, passed by Daydream Nation, little overprice Kapok, vintage 20th-century furniture shop Chen Mi Ji, Monocle(I defo love the magazine more), then this vintage shop called nlostnfound stopped me going around like a mad rat. In any case, vintage shops do always stop me, I adore vintage and am a collector personally. In Hong Kong though, for some reasons, vintage is never hot. To some, it’s old and used. To a few (include me!), it’s lost and found and it’s a story. it’s like the mentality of this shop, a 巧遇、再失去、再巧遇.
This shop offers well-priced and neatly arranged vintage goods, including old cameras, Victorian pocket watches. Had a chat with Shirley Yiu, the owner, and I instantly felt home. She is gentle, down to earth and passionate about her interest in vintage. She said she quitted her job and open a nlostnfound as she believe this is what she really like end of day. We defo are similar kind.
Because of the owner’s penchant for owls, postcards and other random items featuring owl images.
I told her my love in vintage and in fact, vintage of everything including wine, and she suggested we should get few glasses next time as she love wine much too. My early arrival that night was somehow quite delightful even before a heart warming dinner time with my best fashionista friend. Being early wasn’t such a bad idea indeed.
address: nlostnfound, 3 St. Francis Yard