Angled as a 'lifestyle corner store' following the slogan 'we sell simple useful things', Yongkang Lu boutique Sido (士多) - the Cantonese for 'store' - is the passion project of Hong Kong-born designer Oway Lau. The small, understated store houses a charming mishmash collection of locally produced and imported goods including homeware, clothing, accessories and toiletries.
With the aim of supporting local designers and entrepreneurs while remaining affordable, Lau handpicks items intended for daily use, from tote bags, purses and pumps to kitchenware, vases and plant pots. She also makes and sells her own all-natural candles, bath salts and perfumes. Alongside the designer wares, there's a small selection of Lau's favourite imports thrown in - like Trader Joe's organic chocolate, Vegemite, Coleman's Mustard and Lucas' Pawpaw Ointment.
By Amy Snelling