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Hong Kong’s best stationery stores

There’s no reason why the fun factor of your pens have to stay stationary too

By Time Out Hong Kong
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Sure, we might do most of our writing on laptops and smartphones these days but you can always do with more stationery in your life. Want something more than your usual mass produced biros and bland notebooks? From famous chain stores to personalised boutiques to secret shops, we’ve hunted down the best stationery shops in Hong Kong – so you don’t have to be stuck with Muji as your only option. By Alice Huang

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Hong Kong’s best stationery stores

Eslite Bookstore

Shopping Causeway Bay

The largest one-stop shop in Hong Kong for all your stationery and literary needs, Taiwan chain Eslite occupies three floors at its Causeway Bay branch, offering Hongkongers a huge selection of novels and non-fiction in both English and Chinese. They have a dedicated area just for stationery where you can pick up all the usual suspects: Moleskine, Filofax and Japanese brand Midori – including its famous Traveler’s Notebook. There are usually pretty great deals and discounts around Christmas time, so don’t miss out.

Cool Point

Shopping Cards and stationery Tsim Sha Tsui

If Korean-style stationery is more your jam, set your destination towards Cool Point in Mira Place. Stocking hugely popular brands like Flying Whales, Knock Your Life and Artbox – the go-to names for all the cool kids – the shop itself is decorated like a real-life greeting card furnished with cute prints and thematic décor. It’s a cool point – pun totally intended – to go get your pick of hipster notebooks, sassy stickers and travel accessories.

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Journalize

Shopping Cards and stationery Causeway Bay

For connoisseurs, Journalize has a curated selection of elegant notebooks and all manner of calligraphy supplies. This cosy shop is a venture spearheaded by Hongkonger Jerry Siu, who’s passionate about all things stationery and claims to knows what fellow enthusiasts desire. You’ll find cool collections and vintage stationery like fountain pens, wacky pencil cases and sticky notes her. All items are hand-selected, adding a real sense of personality to the shopping experience.

Kikki K

Shopping Cards and stationery Tsim Sha Tsui

With several stores dotted around the city, Hongkongers are already digging the Scandi-chic provided by Kikki K. Decorated in pastel pink and blue, the brand offers the chain’s usual assortment of gifts, stationery and diaries in minimal-but-functional Nordic designs. Kikki K boutiques don’t arrange products in the usual way based on function but rather match them according to aesthetics and Swedish sensibilities. Don’t miss their festive collections come the holiday season.

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Gift Idea

Shopping Cards and stationery Mong Kok

Looking for stationery that’s a little more unique and less mainstream? Gift Idea is the place to go and rummage. This Mong Kok store carries a wide variety of imported brands, especially Japanese and European ones, and a dizzying collection of pens. If you like decorating your journal with tape, the 19 brands that Gift Idea offers should more than meet your needs. For calligraphy enthusiasts, they’re not short of choices, either – German brands like Lamy and Kaweco, Japan’s Platinum and Pilot, and the French brand J Herbin are all available in this dinky shop.

Silver Stationery Shop

Shopping Cards and stationery Mong Kok

Tucked away inside an unassuming industrial building, this relatively secret store is known for its local and nostalgic vibe. Here, you can discover stationery you might have thought lost to the sands of time – pens, pencils, ink and erasers from various brands that will transport you back to your childhood. Some of the older items in the store are for display only, but the trip down memory lane is still definitely worth it. Silver Stationery also occasionally holds special exhibitions of rare collections, so be sure to check its FB page regularly if you’re interested!

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Toolss

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If you’re looking to fuel up while you tool up, Toolss not only sells a fantastically quirky selection of stationery and magazines but also doubles as a coffee shop. Boasting simple wooden furniture, savour a cuppa and take your time browsing through the designer-brand stationery, books and CDs. With any purchase above $50, you’re invited to take advantage of the colourful pens and tapes to write a handwritten letter. Throw the finished product into the mailbox outside the store and the owner will help you send it!

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