Update: it is now September and the ceramic shop lease has run out. They are no longer here. It is now a sock and towel shop for a few months!
As stores vacate their spaces due to rent or other business decisions, landlords keen to keep the space in use and tenanted seem able to lease them out for short periods of time. It’s almost like an Airbnb for retail.
The tenants rent by days til their goods are sold or by month until the landlord finds a long term tenant. It keeps the neighbourhood lively and interesting… there’s never a shop shuttered for too long.
Ceramic shops seem to do fairly well as pop up stores, fragile but non-perishable. Here’s one that appeared on Wan Chai road last month.
Matching sauce bowls and soup spoons. All in pretty patterns.
Chopstick rests and dipping bowls.
Mugs and other random household items.
Lots of plates and bowls.
Small soup bowls in various colours and prints.
Small dinner plates and heat tolerant dishes for baking.
More plates and bowls with lids for kids.
They also have plain white crockery.
Then I spied more appetiser dishes..
Suggested pairings for your dining set.
It looks pretty fun to mix and match your place settings! And not expensive either:)
Find the shop here: