opening its seventh store in the city, aesop has become a houshold name among hong kong's discerning shoppers. the newest outlet is located amidst many laden antique shops in the central district, and is designed by kian yam of the cosmetic brand's very own design team. the shop interior intentionally contrasts in simplicity, featuring both raw materials and exposed finishes. reclaimed oak beams now serve as shelving planes, inset into black sleek frames, and are also used as flooring. a magnificent eyecatcher is the elongated sink of shiny oxidised copper. a private treatment room is situated in the back of the store. the aesop store carries the brand's full range of skin, body and hair care products. location: 42-42a hollywood road [central].