Hong Kong’s luxury-brand boutiques can overshadow up-and-coming design talent. Kapok, in Wanchai, fights back with a curated collection of goods from around the world. Soft leather bags by California company Marie Turnor are sold alongside biodegradable cups and bowls from Japan. Some of the best items are designed locally, such as a bone china tea set by designer Mariko Jesse decorated in a modern toile pattern that incorporates dim sum, Hong Kong ferries, and mah-jongg tiles. 3 Sun St., Ground Floor, Wan Chai, 852/252-00-114. This appeared in the October 2013 issue.