By: Melissa Stevens
It’s a highlight on many a calendar and this year organisers say GlamFest shopping fair will be bigger and better than ever. The annual lifestyle event will be held on Saturday, 1 September at the Regal Kowloon Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui and will see an exciting range of products and services on offer from businesses and artisans.
Shopping under one roof with an amazing array of international and local vendors is a unique experience in Hong Kong, and it promises a great day out for you and your girlfriends, with lucky draws, quality food and beverages, freebies and testers all part of the fun.
This is the twelfth year that organisers Deepa Nainani and Neerja Sujanani have put on this annual extravaganza for the community, and they say it will be a “fun and power-packed day out”.
“The fair will bring in a huge variety of vendors catering to shoppers’ needs for couture and designer wear, household items, fine and fashion jewellery, lifestyle products and services, fashion accessories, gift items, authentic handicrafts and much more,” Deepa says. Neerja adds, “The bazaars provide a unique platform for small and medium enterprises who often have no shopfront to showcase, market and sell their products and services to a mass of quality shoppers. With Hong Kong being a place where space is so expensive, the bazaar is a great avenue for these vendors to sell their products and services in this dynamic market.”
Here’s a highlight of some of the vendors who will be at the event, which runs from 11am to 8pm.
Artistryy began as a dream between two friends, Khyati and Rashmi, who decided to incorporate their passion for art with everyday products. All Artistryy product designs are hand-painted and then converted into digital prints; these prints are then used to create items such as trays, mugs, cushion covers, platters and tea boxes. The pair also enjoy refurbishing and bringing life into old furniture by adding their unique style. Many mediums are used, including watercolour, acrylic and paper.
Sunita Nagi And Shagun Nagi – Fashion Designers
Sunita Nagi’s love of the world of contemporary fashion led her to unleash her instincts and follow her creative compass. Her couture lines specialise in Indo-Western fusion wear with an emphasis on embellishments and silhouettes. Award-winning designer Shagun Nagi – a red-carpet regular – also specialises in IndoWestern fusion wear and a form of long skirt known as a lehenga. She believes the joy of dress is an art, and style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.
The Spirit Haus
This online shop specialises in bringing affordable home décor and gifts to Hong Kong from all over Asia. Its goal is to provide unique items that start a conversation about the artists who produce them or the cultures they come from. Many of their items are handmade and ethically sourced. Products include copperware, home décor, journals, essential oils, soaps and jewellery.
Neatfreaks By Sanch
NeatFreaks is a line of bags to help you get organised when at home or on the go. The stylish collection includes toiletry pouches for men and women, to jewellery pouches for your everyday valuables. Founder Sanchita Daswani says, “Our vision is to make the world a neater place. NeatFreaks bags help the modern-day man or woman get more organised by keeping their tangibles in place, so they can focus on the intangible.”
L’utsav – The Ayurveda Celebration
Smita More is an energy healer, Ayurvedic consultant and yoga therapist. Passionate about healing, she furthered her studies in Ayurveda at the Kerala Ayurveda Academy in India, where she learnt to make handmade Ayurvedic natural products. She will be at GlamFest promoting her own natural handmade Ayurvedic range, as well as products from Kerala Ayurveda Ltd. All these products use an authentic 5,000-year-old formula. Look for her bestselling Kumkumadi oil, Swarnamukhi face cream and Holy Basil face cream.
Did you know?
Part of the proceeds of sales at the fair are donated to worthy charities by GlamFest organisers Plus Group International Ltd, and various selected nonprofit organisations participate at the bazaar for their fundraising activities.
GlamFest Shopping Fair
Date: Saturday, 1 September 2018, 11am to 8pm
Place: Regal Kowloon Hotel, Tsim Sha Tsui
For more details on exhibiting or visiting GlamFest, go to kowloonbazaar.com
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This article first appeared in the August/September 2018 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.