I always like to joke that Hong Kong fashion never met a piece of draped black jersey it didn’t like, which is why I adore the mint. Yet another fantastic store in Rise Commercial Building, mint produces utterly delectable clothes in buttery soft pastels pinned over printed leggings and wrapped in jagged lace scarves. The store has the usual rack of aforementioned black jersey, but with mint the devil is in the details: a simple oversized black silk shirt has a few stitches added to create a jagged button line; soft vests are made floaty and fluffy with chiffon detailing.
the mint carries their own line of accessories and will customise chain lengths for you. Their scarves feature frequently in Dim Sum Diva dreams: if only silk and chiffon were warm enough for London! The most difficult part about the store is that each look is put together so impeccably it’s impossible to walk out of there without an armload of items. A silk hoodie-dress with a drawstring waist and a visibly patterned lining was a lust item over the summer: in the end I went without it because it looked better on the mint mannequin than on me!
It’s a beautiful store, filled with beautiful clothes. They’ve taken layering to another level by experimenting with silks and chiffon over prints and sharp pleated vests over a long flowing piece. They have branches around Hong Kong, but unfortunately no website that I can find!
Rise Commercial Building
5-11 Granville Circuit
Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong