Writing this post on Orla Kiely (Hong Kong) has been on my “to-do” list for some time now. Sadly, by the time I got around to it, I found out that the boutique had closed it’s doors here in Hong Kong. Sniff Sniff!
To pay homage to their “once” Hong Kong store, I hereby post this entry.
I’ve been a admirable fan of the kitschy, 60s -inspired line, Orla Kiely. Faring from the UK, this brand is most notably known for it’s bright and colourful line of handbags, clothing, housewares, and linens. High quality materials coupled with whimsical designs, these products are sure to inspire your playful yet feminine side.
Up until last year (2009), Orla Kiely had 2 boutiques in Hong Kong. After the closure of it’s Times Square (Causeway Bay) location, only one remained in Hong Kong – the boutique in Central on Wyndham Street.
I have patronized both locations and have always been impressed with the service. Sales personnel are not condescending and seem genuinely willing to assist with any questions or suggestions. And let me tell you, this type of service can be hard to come by within the confines of this bustling city.
The real bonus for all you fans of this label – is the price!!! If you have shopped in the UK or the USA for Orly Kiely products, you will be pleasantly surprised to know that most of their products are sold for LESS in Hong Kong.
Another tip is, the boutique in Hong Kong consistently have promotions or sales – and they are indeed fabulous. Unfortunately, this boutique does not advertise these sales and therefore we, as consumers, are forced to check in periodically, for promotions. But who’s complaining? I love a reason to shop! Yes, even window shopping counts.
Before it’s closure on February 28, 2010, the store had a closing out sale. Items were being sold for below cost!!! Initially I felt that I had missed a great opportunity, but upon reflection, it’s probably for the best…. I’m sure I heard my pocketbook heave a big sigh of relief. For all you that made it out to the sale, I hope you procured some fabulous deals.
To my fellow Orla Kiely fans, a moment of silence for our dear friend ….
If anyone should know of where to purchase products from this brand in Hong Kong now, please drop us a comment. I know it would be much appreciated.
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