Minimalist Hong Kong Bag Maker Cafuné Sets Sights on China’s Niche-Minded Fashionistas
"It’s a classic Instagram photo for those with an eye for minimalism: designer sunglasses, a cup of coffee, and a small black clutch, all arranged neatly on a polished marble surface. Queenie Fan brings this vibe into a single handbag collection for her brand Cafuné, which she and co-founder Day Lau debuted online and in Hong Kong stores late last year. Cafuné’s soft leather bags boast ultra-thin marble slabs, an unusual characteristic for a handbag accessory that Fan is confident will help Cafuné stand out in a highly-competitive independent designer bag market. They’re ready as they can be—their first round of marble bags, which are currently sold online and at a K11 boutique in Hong Kong, sold out, and they’ve caught the attention of buyers from the United States all the way to Australia. They’re also currently showcasing their Spring/Summer ’17 collection at New York Fashion Week’s Capsule Show, and they’re soon headed for a trade show at Shanghai Fashion Week to explore the Chinese market."