In the 1880s, Leung Chi Wah (also named "So") engaged in the business of "buying and selling used items." He mainly dealt with second-hand goods and provided repair services, including foreign umbrellas. Oil-paper umbrellas were predominantly used in China which were not durable. Leung So believed that high-quality materials and craftsmanship could enhance the durability of foreign umbrellas. Therefore, in 1885, Leung So established the first store of Leung So Kee Umbrella Factory on Huiai West Road in Guangzhou. With the slogan and selling point of "genuine steel ribs and umbrella frames lifetime warranty," Leung So later opened the first branch store on Gao Di Street in Guangzhou in the 1920s. In 1975, the fourth generation of the Leung So Kee took over the family business. In March 2023, the store relocated from Sham Shui Po to Tsim Sha Tsui - Park Lane Shopping Arcade. During Covid period, we started to engage in social media and website to gain more social exposure. The handmade umbrella workshop is also our signature activity of our brand, promoting local brand and heritage of handmade in Hong Kong.
Leung So Kee