We are excited to announce the launch of our NFT retail concept space, HN NFT Vault, at our Pacific Place store today. With the launch of the HN NFT Vault, we the first major luxury department store globally to offer a curated selection of NFTs from top blue-chip projects for exploration and sale, including CryptoPunks, Bored Ape Yacht Club, CloneX x Takashi Murakami, Azuki and Doodles. This is paired with a seamless purchasing journey, where both cryptocurrency and credit card payments are accepted.
Through the new space, we aim to make NFTs more accessible to a broader audience by featuring a range of NFTs from some of the most successful projects globally available for in-store exploration and purchase. The collection is curated to cater to both first time buyers and NFT experts, with prices ranging from HK$5,000 to over HK$1,000,000.
This unique space offers customers the choice of purchasing NFTs using either cryptocurrency or credit cards, therefore allowing anyone with no prior experience with NFTs or cryptocurrencies to plunge into the Metaverse and learn more about the space.
As part of the new concept, we will also be launching a service allowing NFT owners to showcase and sell their NFTs through the HN NFT Vault. Only NFTs from select blue chip projects will be accepted and all such NFTs are first vetted by us before being showcased at the space for sale.
Discover some highlights from the HN NFT Vault collection below:
CryptoPunks launched as a fixed set of 10,000 unique characters in mid-2017, and was one of the first NFT projects ever created. To this date, it is still seen by many as the king of all NFT collections and its signature 8-bit-style pixel art has subsequently become the inspiration behind many projects that came after it. Initially, these NFTs were free to claim and now, CryptoPunks NFTs are one of the most sought after assets in NFT world and often command prices of well over 100 ETH.
Bored Ape Yacht Club
Bored Ape Yatch Club (BAYC) is a collection of 10,000 unique Bored Ape NFTs, and is seen by many as the ultimate blue-chip project in NFT world, having the highest floor price of any major NFT series as of April 2022. BAYC is known to constantly reward its holders, and in March 2022, the company behind BAYC (Yuga Labs) launched ApeCoin, the token for the APE ecosystem, which was free to claim by all BAYC holders. Yuga Labs is now building its own metaverse called “Otherside”.
Clone X x Takashi Murakami
From being a pioneer in digital sneakers to launching a ground-breaking avatar project, RTFKT is unquestionably one of the most innovative brands in the NFT space. Merging the worlds of anime, gaming and streetwear, the avatar series Clone X marks the start of a full ecosystem for RTFKT, and features a collaboration with renowned contemporary artist Takashi Murakami. Shortly following the launch of the 20,000 quality-focused, high-end avatars, RTFKT was acquired by Nike, which is surely a sign of exciting things to come.
Azuki is a collection of 10,000 anime-style avatars that give you membership access to “The Garden”, a corner of the internet where art, community, and culture fuse to create magic. It blurs the lines between the physical and digital worlds and rewrites the rules. Community ownership in Azuki allows for a new genre of media that the world has yet to explore – expect exclusive streetwear collaborations, NFT drops, live events, and much more.
Bobu, the Bean Farmer
Bobu (Azuki #40), an honest bean farmer, is a key character in the Azuki universe. As one of the first decentralised governance experiments in character IP management, Bobu has been deposited into a fractional.art Vault where 50,000 tokens have been created to determine Bobu’s story going forward. By owning a Bobu Token, holders can participate in collective governance of Bobu’s character, vote on proposals that control how Bobu’s IP is developed, and be part of the Bobu and Azuki community.
Doodles are a collection of 10,000 NFTs that are made up of hundreds of exciting visual traits designed by Burnt Toast. Hand-drawn Doodles include skellys, cats, aliens, apes and mascots. The Doodles collection also includes dozens of rare heads, costumes, and colourways of the artist's palette. The Doodles universe is ever-expanding and new experiences like Space Doodles are only available to collectors.
Karafuru is home to 5,555 generative arts on the Ethereum blockchain where colours reign supreme. Karafuru NFTs are instantly recognisable given the series’ ultra-colourful and vibrant style. Karafuru’s roadmap includes a 3D collection done in collaboration with Hypebeast and Atmos, real-life physical toys, and a Karafuru Carnival that will bring benefits to holders of the NFT.
Lil’ Heroes by Edgar Plans
Curated by Spanish contemporary artist Edgar Plans, Lil Heroes Project includes 7,777 mouse-eared mischievous characters dressed in 150+ unique hand-drawn attributes. Taking the artist’s creations from the canvas to an augmented reality setting, the collection explores themes around society, gender, politics and more. As part of the project roadmap, there will be opportunities to tokenise Plans’ physical paintings reserved for community members, alongside show premiere tickets and unique one-off NFTs made to benefit charity.
Limited to 20,000 pieces, MNLTH is the very first NFT collaboration between Nike and RTFKT Studios. The sentient object resembles a box or a crate… or does it? Featuring a dark metallic finish and overlayed with glowing co-branded logo cutouts, what’s housed within this dynamic NFT still remains a mystery. Powered by DART X, or Dynamic Artefact Reveal Technology, this NFT was first airdropped to current Clone X holders alongside PodX virtual spaces.
10KTF Gucci Grail
10KTF Gucci Grail is a collaboration between Gucci’s Creative Director Alessandro Michele and the digital artisan Wagmi-san. The launch took the form of Digital Magic Globes which when paired with supported NFT projects will give unique and personalized NFTs, based on two custom Gucci looks inspired by the Aria and Love Parade collections. There are 11 supported NFT projects including Bored Ape Yacht Club, Mutant Ape Yacht Club, Cool Cats, World of Women, and so on.
Wilder Craft by Wilder World
Wilder World is an immersive 5D Metaverse built on Ethereum, Unreal Engine 5 & ZERO. The project aims to create multi-levelled, photorealistic and mixed reality worlds where users roam freely, acquire virtual land and express themselves through unique NFT avatars, decorative NFT assets and fashionable NFT accessories. As part of the 510 unique procedurally generated NFTs collection, Model E presents a new dimension of transportation with Hyper Crafts to allow you to go from point A to point Z in 5D.
Today, we celebrate the unveiling of HN NFT Vault, a space that is created for beginners in NFT, NFT collectors, and everyone in between. We cordially invite you to explore this space with us and we hope you will find it to be a stimulating and exciting experience.