What’s the story? The chic accessories label was founded in 2011 by Seoul-based Kelly Nam, who had spent seven years working with artisans in Italy, learning every aspect of leather goods production. Her brand combines age-old European craftsmanship with the youthful vigour of Korean design.
Why we love it: the bags feature lush, exotic leathers such as crocodile, ostrich and python, with contemporary signature designs. Many of Nam’s products tread the fine line between classic staples and trendy musthaves – an irresistible combination.
What we’d pick: the Diana backpack in denim grey lambskin (above left; HK$7,400), which features an elaborate embroidery print, and the princessturned- rebel vibe of the stud-laden Leslie bucket bag (top left; HK$8,400) in the most heavenly of pale pinks. The Shaman utility folding backpack (above right; HK$5,900) would be ideal for all the tomboys (or actual boys) out there, with its spare, functional aesthetic.
Where can you get it? Helianthus is in Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 3580 2830.