Vintage cut

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 14 December, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 14 December, 2003, 12:00am

Contemporary home accessories aren't everybody's cup of tea so if your taste runs to pieces with more of a story behind them, browse through R&C Salon (8 St Francis Street, Wan Chai, tel: 2367 2928). The quirky little shop, which is instantly recognisable by its wooden balcony and traditional Chinese shutter door, has an eclectic collection of local and international antiques, most of which have been picked up at markets and lovingly restored by owner Richard Cheng. 'I buy things because I like them and often find it hard to part with them,' he says. Lamps are his speciality but vintage clocks, watches, statues and vases are all available, with prices starting from a few hundred dollars. If you're in the market for a haircut, Cheng, also a hairdresser, will oblige in his small salon at the rear of the shop, which has been kitted out with vintage mirrors, dressing tables, chairs and other hair-dressing paraphernalia. Open Monday to Saturday from 11am to 6pm.