Hapi, an independent lifestyle and restaurant cum miniature department store has just opened in Hong Kong’s Sheung Wan district.
The store’s red-bricked industrial facade fronts five zones: a mini supermarket, florist, homewares, fashion boutique and restaurant. Spanning more than 4000sqft, the concept store selects its merchandise from various indie brands around the world, particularly ones that ‘spark happiness’ for Hapi customers, according to the company.
The supermarket imports seasonal fruits and vegetables from Japan, Australia, Taiwan and other markets, and stocks imported liquor alongside local home-grown craft beers.
Hapi’s home decor and lifestyle range includes signature high-end labels, ranging from Zuny’s stuffed faux-leather animals to Tom Dixon diffusers.
Hapi has also debuted its in-house fashion brand ‘Azona’, alongside boutique labels from Korea and Japan.
The store’s restaurant serves modern European cuisine with a theme of healthy and nutritious dishes created by chef Ashvin Chow (formerly at Rech by Alain Ducasse at InterContinental Hong Kong).
With Hong Kong’s third wave lockdown now ended, Hapi hopes to make use of its event space to collaborate with local artists, musicians and host workshops and cooking lessons for its customers.
Hapi is part of an evident trend towards independent retailers targeting locals rather than tourists. Its opening follows the debut of Guu San, a new independent high-end Japanese grocer at Kowloon.