Stylish Sasha Dennig is the quintessential modern globetrotter – she’s had a nomadic upbringing spanning periods in the UK, Paraguay, Switzerland and Austria; she possesses an insatiable wanderlust; she even turned her back on a high-powered corporate law career to pursue a love of travel and treasure-hunting via her accessory and home décor webstore Callixto. Keenly curated from wares found on Dennig’s regular journeys and market trawls, Callixto’s vibrant, revolving cache has proved so sought-after that it’s warranted a move to new premises – to the boutique’s first brick-and-mortar standalone in Sheung Wan, in fact.
Though Dennig’s specialty is unearthing quality finds, you needn’t look too hard to find Callixto: its unmissable hot pink façade is emblazoned with a pop-art poster of Albert Einstein by critically acclaimed LA street artist Thierry Guetta (aka Mr. Brainwash), while a stark white interior offers a perfectly blank canvas for the eclectic, culturally-inspired artisan pieces. Keep your peepers peeled for Ikat silk cushions woven in Uzbekistan, ethnic beaded collar necklaces from Mexico’s southwestern state Oaxaca, psychedelic knitted bags embroidered by Thailand’s Hmong Hill Tribe, and statement earrings from the store’s latest eye-catching, Seoul-sourced Kimchi Dreams collection. Talk about an international one-stop style shop!
11 Mee Lun St / SoHo / +852 6316 9551 / 11am - 8pm Mon - Fri, w/ends coming soon / callixto.com