Shopping in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Shopping and 'variety' are almost synonymous. If you are visiting Hong Kong and have not devoted a day or two for shopping, then your visit is not worth! All those who visit the country return with bags loaded with gifts and goodies! Shopping in Hong Kong is so infectious that one who is not a shopaholic is bound to be bitten by the shopping bug! Most of the goods sold in Hong Kong except for wine and cigarettes are tax free. So go all out and enjoy a never before shopping experience!
Malls in Hong Kong
The Central Landmark
This is one of Hong Kong's oldest shopping malls, with lots of see and explore. The mall is located strategically, between Office Towers and Mandarin Oriental Hotel. It comprises of five huge levels, with many breath taking brands and rare antique products. From Diane von Furstenburg apparels to sparking De Beers Diamonds, you will come across many expensive items in this mall. Landmark also known as "Central" must be visited for its Louis Flagship. The enormous store offers branded items at very low rates. Best Buys :
You must visit the mall for its huge collection of boutiques. These shops have exclusive brands at rock bottom prices. Fashionistas will fall in love with Landmark. The place will give you the opportunity to handpick apparels from names like Stella McCartney & Helmut Lang. Facilities :
The mall welcomes everyone with a warm entrance, that leads to many boutiques and eateries. Benkay, Kiku, Cova and BRAT are three important food outlets in the mall. Moreover, you will come across a stylish food court and free WiFi in the mall. Entertainment :
The mall is known for its frequent exhibitions, product launches and promotions. Evening in the mall will keep you completely entertained. From International DJ shows to innovative cocktail feasts, the mall has everything a youngster could dream off!
The store is open every day from 10:00 until 22:00 with some restaurants open until midnight; concierge is located at the Atrium and open from 10:00 until19:30 daily
Mon - Sun 10:00 - 22:00 Address:
15 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong Island Tel:
(852) 2500 0555 Video of Central Landmark
Located in Tsim Sha Tusi, Harbour City is a huge mall with more than 750 stores, 60 food outlets and plenty of beverage outlets. The mall also features a couple of cinema theatres in its four breath taking levels. The malls have four different levels including "Gateway Arcade", "Ocean Terminal", "Ocean Center" and "Marco Polo Arcade". Harbour City Mall has something for everyone in the family. It is a shopping haven that suites every budget! From mid range apparels to high-end designer wear, the mall has almost everything. Best Buys :
If you are shopping for your little ones, you must visit Ocean Terminal. The place has fashionable items for the young ones. For instance, Burberry Kids, Armani Junior and Barbie Kids will take your kids through cloud nine. Similarly, sports enthusiasts must step into the Mall's SportX zone, which features shops like Callaway Golf and Filla. Facilities :
The place has a sprawling food court with more than 60 restaurants that span across international cuisines like Chinese, French, Japanese, Western Varieties and Vietnamese. Entertainment :
Famous brands like Dior, Benz and Clinique tend to have frequent shows in the mall. Also, you will come across art exhibitions and photography contents inside the mall. Opening Hours:
Mon - Sun 10:00 - 22:00 Address:
3 - 27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong Tel:
(852) 2118 8666
This is one of Hong Kong's most visited malls. The shopping center delights visitors with the splendid view of the Harbour. It is located in a beautiful consign. For instance, all around the mall you can spot Conrad, JW Marriot and Shangri La. The mall is broken into four different levels with nearly 130 outlets in each level. Also, the mall has three departmental stores. Some of the city's finest jewelry stores and brand names can be found in Pacific Place. A unique feature that distinguishes Pacific Place from the rest is the movie house that features stylish seating and serves a wide range of gourmet canapes. Best Buys :
Shopping in Pacific Place will seem like a never ending dream. From high class designer brands to stocked supermarket, the mall has many things on its plate to serve. Lane Crawford, Harvey Nichols and French Connection are three trending stores in the mall. However, the mall is more or less meant for people who can afford high priced designer wears. Facilities :
The mall is a great place for food. Since the mall is close by to a bustling street, you can opt for cheap food items at anytime. The mall itself comprises of cafes, restaurants and bars to delight your taste buds. However, remember that parking will cost you HK $ 1000 for three hours!Entertainment :
The stadium sized cinema halls in Pacific Place will entertain you all through. The movie hall has French Leather seating with lots of leg room. Apart from movies, the mall hosts frequent art events and promotions.
Open timing :
10.00 am to 20.00 pmAddress:
88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong Island Tel:
(852) 2844 8988
Located right above the Hong Kong Station, IFC Mall is a busy center. The place features more than 200 shopping stores, departmental stores, fitness centers and cinema halls. The mall is spread across four massive levels. If you are in Hong Kong for the first time, it is worth visiting this mall. The place will give you a spectacular view of the Victoria Harbour. Apart from its unique shopping experience, the mall comprises of rooftop gardens and trendy bars, where you can sit and soak! Best Buys :
IFC Mall is a perfect destination for picky, budget conscious buyers. The mall offers a great mix of eateries and stores. In spite of whether you want formal office wear or cutting edge tailor made clothes, the mall will help you find something. Names like Club Monaco, Jill Stuart, Boss Orange, Shiseido, Chanel, Carat and Kate Snade have stores in IFC. Facilities :
Dining in IFC Mall will soothe your mind and ooze your soul. The mall's public rooftop garden will let you enjoy a fantastic meal with a picture perfect background. IFC is well known for its traditional dining establishments.Entertainment :
Unlike other malls, you can bring your own food into the mall. The rooftop terrace is famous for its frequent dine shows and food festivals. Also, if you are an ardent fitness freak, you will admire the mall's Pure Fitness Studio with a state of art equipment. Moreover, the mall offers plenty of classes like Jazz, Salsa and Boxing for fitness enthusiasts. Opening Hours:
Daily 10:00 - 22:00 Address:
8 Finance Street Central District, Hong Kong Tel:
(852) 2295 3308
With two enormous basements and 14 well spread floors, Times Square is a spectacular Mall in Hong Kong. The uniquely designed outlet is connected using long escalators. Tourists tend to visit the mall to get a sight of these escalators. Famous brands like DKNY, Marks & Spencer and Anna Sui have outlets in this vertical shopping mall. Additionally, the mall has around 250 shops with a huge cinema hall and a perfect choice of restaurants.Best Buy :
With 14 floors to be explored, you will come across wine, jewelry, apparels, electronics and everything you could think of, in this mall! Times Square has a grand offering for footwear and sportswear. Moreover, you should step into Lane Crawford that is spread across the entire Level 1 and Ground Floor in Times Square.Facilities :
Located from floor 10 to floor 13 are twelve royal dining spots. These gastronomical restaurants will delight your taste buds! The food courts can be classed as rich chocolate houses, pit-stop food centers and coffee shops. Of course there are few outlets to suffice the needs of people, who crave for junk food!Entertainment :
The mall is famous for its sculpture installations, road shows and fair. This opens doors for tourists, consumers and corporates. Time Square must be visited during the end of November. This is when the New Year's Eve countdown begins with fancy eye grabbing deals and discounts. Opening Hours:
Daily 10:00 - 22:00 Address:
1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Tel:
(852) 2118 8900
The five zoned mall revolves around a Chinese theme! It is surrounded by stunning view, a grand range of shopping options, much sought after brands and a fantastic collection of food courts. The mall features one of Hong Kong's largest theatres with a capacity of 1600 seats. Shopping and dining in Elements will take you to a whole new level of entertainment, since you can eat and buy while admiring the Harbour. As you walk through the mall, you will come across decently carved wood sculptures, decadent fountains and rock structures. Best Buys :
Elements is a place for glamourous buys! The mall has around 125 shops with branded accessories and footwear from famous names like Jimmy Choo, Mulberry and REISS. Elements is a perfect place for men and women, who love Rolex. Meanwhile, if you are a studious freak, you should pay a visit to Element's ThreeSixty and Metro Books. Facilities :
Elements has amazing washrooms for men and women. For instance, female shoppers can spend several hours grooming themselves in Element's lavish washrooms with cosmetics and fragrances. Similarly, men washrooms are decked with electronic shavers and branded aftershaves.Entertainment :
Apart from the 1600 seater cinema screens, Elements is a place for ice rink! The specially crafted glass wall will give you a perfect 180 degree view of the harbour. This is when you can listed to great music and enjoy the sport.Ice Skating in Elements
A perfect place for entertainment, shopping and food would be Festival Walk. As suggested by its name, the place beams to look like a festival almost every other day. You can engage in budget shopping and branded garments and accessories! From well known fashion labels like Mango and H&M to local street wear, you will find many interesting artifacts in this fascinating mall. Moreover, Festival Walk is one of Hong Kong's spacious malls with lots of natural light and people. If you want to stroll around with your kid, you should hit Festival Mall. This is because you can stroll around with your kid in broad daylight, amusing over a unique shopping experience. Best Buys :
The place is renowned for its fashion accessories, health products, beauty items, jewelry, watches and sports products. You will find all kinds of brands in the mall. Facilities :
Food is a major highlight in Festival Walk Mall. From fine dining to sandwiches to Espressos, the mall will treat your taste buds. The ambience is well maintained. Thus it wouldn't be an issue enjoying the environment's eateries and ice creams! Entertainment :
Hong Kong's second largest ice skating rink is found in Festival Walk Mall. The Glacier is paired with splendid music and lots of theatrical lighting. It would be a perfect place to relax and enjoy. All throughout the year Festival Walk Mall features entertainment events, fashion shows, art exhibitions and expos.
New Town Plaza
New Town Plaza is a combination of three different malls. It is located in the heart of Sha Tin. The splendid nine storey tower, has plenty of shops, roof top garden restaurants, cinema halls and a theme fun world for children. New Town Plaza is undeniably a place to be visited, if you have young kids in your family. The place is packed with lots of cosmetic shops, outlets for accessories, clothing centers and shops for sporting gears. With nearly 350 shops including big names like Japanese Seibu and Marks & Spencers, New Town Plaza is undeniably a trendsetter when it comes to mall fun. The mall is arranged strategically. Phase 1 of the mall is meant for budget conscious buyers, while Phase 3 is set aside for high end stores from designer labels. Best Buys :
You must visit New Town Plaza for its sports gears from Adidas, Quicksilver, Converse, The North Face and Kettler. Similarly, the place is a must visit if you want footwear from labels like Clarks, Rabbit, Jipi Japa, Shoebox and Nine West. Following on, you will find Orbis, Clinique, Beauty Institute, Skin Food and Erno Laslo in the list of Health & Beauty centers in the mall. Facilities :
New Town Plaza is not short of food options or entertainment. From trendy South Wing Restaurants to casual food courts, you can expect anything and everything in this mall. Entertainment :
The mall has 10 cinema screens, a musical fountain and plenty of space for outdoor games. New Town Plaza's Gym Amusement Arcade and Snoppy World is a perfect place for kids. The outdoor area features a boating canal and plenty of rides with party pavilions.
This is another interesting mall located near Times Square. The splendid shopping center is present on the Causeway Bay. It is well known for its Japanese brands. SOGO has 19 floors of everything you could imagine of. From clothes to kid toys to fashion items to electronics to beauty products, the mall is a huge collection of everything imaginable. SOGO is a hub for international styles and prestigious brands. Best Buys :
If you are an ardent bargainer, you should visit the mall's 9th floor. This is where frequent sales and bargains are hosted. The bargains can be raised on local brands and few international products.Facilities :
If you are extremely hungry, you should stop at basement 2 of SOGO. This is where you will come across a wide range of restaurants and supermarkets. Basement 2 has plenty of coffee shops, cafes and food outlets. A place for fine dining in SOGO includes Wa San Mai. This is a high end Japanese restaurant with space for 200 people. Additionally, Wa San Mai has special VIP rooms. The mall offers free parking and has many foreign exchange centers. Entertainment :
Jumbo SOGO is a famous event where you can stay entertained for a very long time. The jumbo event features frequent sales, promotions and exhibitions. Also, you will find the mall's frequent Food Fairs engaging. This is where you can become extremely lucky to catch up an amazing free meal as you visit.
Sun - Thu 10:00 - 22:00, Fri - Sat & Day before Public Holiday 10:00 - 22:30 Address:
555 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Tel:
(852) 2833 8338
Last but certainly not the least, Wing On is a household name in the city. It is a well reputed and established mall in Kowloon Center. The place is regarded as a safe Haven by ardent shoppers. From clothes to electronic items to accessories to toys, the mall is the best for local shopping! However, you should not visit the mall for high end products. The mall features many stores that produce replicas of high end designer wears. Thus, if you want a cheap deal, Wing On should be your next stop!Best Buys :
Replicas of the world's finest products can be found in Wing On. The place is ideal for bargainers. However, you will find famous names like Tommy Tippee, Hasbro and Richell in the mall too!Facilities :
Wing On has very few restaurants. However, Nathan Road (The lane where Wing On is located) has plenty of restaurants and food courts in walking distance. Most of these bistros serve Asian varieties and native food items. However, "The Square" inside Novotel in Wing On is a perfect place for upmarket dining at any hour. Entertainment :
Apart from real time bargaining, it would be a treat to watch ladies snap up amazing cookery demonstrations. The food expo will give you a glimpse through traditional and famous Chinese delicacies. Regular fairs and lucky draws are two other interesting amusements in the mall. Opening Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
What and Where to Buy in Hong Kong
AntiquesUpper Lascar Row
and Hollywood Road
are two ideal destinations for antique products. The Lascar Row is also known as "Cat Street". It is a narrow alley that runs alongside with Hollywood Road. The land is filled with Indian restaurants and small boutiques. If you are looking for priceless antiques at affordable rates, you will find Upper Lascar Row interesting. The small shops, valuable products and eye catchy rates will definitely rejuvenate new life through your shopping experience. However, remember to be prepared for the huge crowd at Upper Lascar Street. Also, get ready to bargain your throats out! If you are not a bargainer, Lascar Street is not for you!
Located in Central Sheung Wan, Hollywood Road
is a perfect place for antiques too! You can identify this place using its Man Mo Temple. This is a very old temple, with lots of historical significance. Hollywood Road has a sales history that dates back to early 1900s. Previously, the road was known as a contemporary art district in Hong Kong. Ever since then, the road has being a hub for precious antique items, monuments, paintings and ornaments. Hollywood Road is meant for people who wish to get hold of Tibetan rugs, porcelain ware, coromandel screens, Ming Dynasty Ceramic, Japanese Netsukes, Kitsch Maoist Memorabilia and Buddha Sculptures. Tip -
These streets are filled with many small shops and narrow alleys. You should be prepared to cross tough traffic and packed roads. Thus, remember to be sure with the routes for a better and safer shopping experience in these streets. Also, it would be wise to stick onto the "No phone" policy.Best Time to Visit :
Open 11am-6pm Monday-Saturday. How to Get There :
MTR Central Station, Exit D2Address :
Hollywood Road and Upper Lascar Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong Island
is a well known metropolitan centre for computers and video games. The city offers many medium sized shops with plenty of cheap computer accessories, software packages and games. For instance, you will find more than 298 Computer centers and 188 Oriental computer stores int the road. These numbers have come a long way. Overall, Wan Chai has the city's tallest 78-storey skyscrapper building with plenty of computer shops!
Sham Shui Po
is another destination for computers. The street is located to the NorthWestern Part of the Kowlook Peninsula. The place is well known for its street market, which is filled with electronic devices. Sham Shui Po is a hotspot for both tourists and local buyers. If you want a market with cheap computer items, you should visit Apliu Street in Sham Shui Po! This is an open air market with a wide range of computer gears at affordable rates. From second hand items to first hand products, the market has shops that sell digital radio communication items, industrial electronics and analog machinery. Sham Shui Po attracts a huge crowd of people through its annual Computer Fair. A well known spot for computer accessories in Sham Shui Po is "The Golden Shopping Center". Golden Center is Hong Kong's first center for computer products. This is a shopping mall that features many stores with video games, software and accessories. The upper floors of Golden Shopping Center sells gaming software, while the lower floor sells computer oriented hardware. How to Get There :
MTR Sham Shui Po Station, Exit C2
Branded Fashion WearTimes Square
is an important shopping mall in Hong Kong, which sells many branded items and high end products. The office tower is one of its kind in the city. It is configured across 9 stories with international high-end brands. International Finance Center is another amazing place for high end shopping. The 800,000 sq.ft mall has four stories and plenty of luxury retail outlets. Officially, the city's first Apple Store was opened in International Finance Center. Moving on, Elements
is a spectacular place for branded shopping and high end fashion. Famous brands like Gucci, Diane von Furstenbery, Prada, Mont Blanc, Karen Millen, Giorgio Armani, Louis Vuitton, Pringle of Scotland, Brooks Brothers, Fendi and Chanel has huge shops in this mall. The shopping mall focuses on fashion and high-end wardrobe. With 75 shops out of its 123 are set apart for high end style and fashion! Video of Times Square Hong Kong
If you want to get hold of old styled fashion, you must visit Tung Choi Street
. This is place packed with tapered silk slacks, floral print materials and the old fashion cuts. If you want an eccentric styled outfit, Tung Choi Street is what you want. The place is also known as "Mee & Gee" which translates to "Me and George" in English. Japanese fashion is another highlight in this area. Vintage outfits, bags, shoes and dresses are sold at unbelievable rates in this street. For just HK $ 5 you can buy racks and racks of clothes!
Hong Kong has a special market for costumes. Running in the middle line of Central along the lanes of Pottinger Street
is a costume market. The place is managed specifically for artistic costumes and accessories. From wigs to sequined dresses to spangled masquerades to feather boas to wigs, you will find everything required for a perfect drama in this street all year long!
Fa Yuen Street in Mong Kog
is set as a place for women clothes, accesories and shoes. The place is a complete contract to the well known Ladies Market. Even during late Sunday evenings, you can walk leisurely through Fa Yuen Street! The place is less crowded and extremely spacious. This is because most shops sell beautiful clothes and shoes from a starting price of HK$20.
Raw Silk and FabricsCheung Sha Wan Road
is a glamorous street where fashion designers from all over the world tend to flock in! The place sells raw materials and fabrics at rock bottom rates. As you walk through this street, you will spot many adventurous shoppers and determined buyers with a great deal of expectation in their mind!Address :
Cheung Sha Wan Road, Sham Shui Po, KowlooHow to Get There :
MTR Shum Shui Po Station Exit C1
Budget and Mid Priced Wedding Dresses
Granville Road is a street dotted along the lines of Tsim Sha Tsui. The place is known for its fashion shops and boutiques, that will let you buy products at a budget friendly and mid priced range. The shopping arcade in Granville Road is located close to Beverly Shopping Center. Hence, if you want to be an innovative shopper visit the Beverly Shopping Center and then buy from Granville Road! Close to the street would be Kimberley Street with exquisite wedding dresses and photographers. Address :
Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, KowloonHow to Get There :
MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station B2.
As suggested by its name, Ladies Market is a heavenly destination for female buyers. With more than 100 stalls with accessories, clothes and souvenirs, the Ladies Market is a one kilometer stretch where you can experiment your haggling skills. The place has watches, home decors, bags, cosmetics and apparels for women of diverse age groups. Address :
Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok, KowloonHow to Get There :
MTR Mong Kok Station, Exit E2; Bus 1, 1A, 2, 6 or 9 from Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry pier
Video of Ladies Market
Located near a financial area, Li Yuen
is a colorful, vibrant street market that considers space as money! Li Yuen Street West and Li Yuen Street East are two simplified lanes with exotic beauty! The street is packed with clothes and accessories that will give you a distinctive oriental flavor. It may be leather or silk, factory or ready to wear produces, the ancient bazaar is what you will not refuse to visit.Address :
Li Yuen Streets East and West, Central, Hong Kong IslandHow to Get There :
MTR Central Station, Exit C
If you want to gather the town's hottest sportswear and shoes, you should pay a visit to Fa Yuen Street
. This is where all image conscious youngsters tend to quench their thirst for shoes from! Footwear from this street will help you make a unique style statement! Ever since early 1980s, budget conscious buyers tend to rely on Fa Yuen Street. From local produces to limited edition footwear, you will find everything here! For instance, even world famous sports person Lebron James has being spotted here.Address :
Fa Yuen Street, Mong Kok, KowloonHow to Get There :
MTR Mong Kok Station, Exit D3
A well known lane for birds at wholesale rates is Yuen Po Street Bird Garden. The beautiful street is designed to look like a stylish, traditional Chinese Garden. The park sells an exotic range of birds, bamboo cages and water dishes. All products required for bird care can be found in this street. If you are a bird lover looking for beautiful things that will delight your little friends, you should visit Yuen Po Street.Address :
Yuen Po Street, Prince Edward, KowloonHow to get There :
MTR Prince Edward Station Exit B1
Dry Seafood Market
Dried Seafood plays an integral role in Chinese tradition. The ingredients are used while cooking and during ceremonies. In Hong Kong, the trade of Dry fruits and seafood is very famous. Des Voeus Road in Sheung Wan is also known as the Dried Seafood Street. The area is packed with salted fish shops and rooftop areas where you will find rare solid fishes! From dried sausages to snakeskin to expensive scallops, you will find a replenishing variety of dried seafood in this lane. Address :
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong IslandHow to get There :
MTR Sheung Wan Station Exit A2
When in Hong Kong you will find many Chinese women wearing a circular jade disc with a central hole which Chinese mythology attributes to magical qualities preventing ageing and accidents. Jade Market in Yau Ma Tei is very popular and you would be tempted to buy this precious gem, but a note of advice is buy only when you are absolutely sure of the product! Other things that you can buy are precious stones, opals and pearls.
From Rolex to antique watches to diving and sports watches you can buy all kinds of watches from big department stores and City Chain.
Two Must Visit Markets in Hong Kong
#1 Temple Street
Temple Street is an amazing market that starts from the Temple Street Junction and ends at Kansu Street. The street is also known as Men's Street. Temple Street is packed with hawkers and brilliant light bulbs brighten the market place. The lane is a busy place during mornings and night hours. It is popular amongst locals and tourists. However, you will see most of the crowd at dusk! This is because Temple Street sells cheap, affordable merchandise and edibles.
Temple Street has a very long history. The place was a part of the Qing Dynasty. It was named after the exquisite Tin Hau Temple in the region. Unlike the Ladies Market in Tung Choi Street, the place is located in the middle of the street!
The markets gets heated up at 2 p.m in the afternoon and becomes exceptionally lively during dusk. At all times of the day, the street's traffic remains closed; thus, visitors can swarm into the market by foot! With more than 200 colorful stalls and bright lights, the market will let you get hold of men's apparels, watches, mobile phones, jeans, T-Shirts, lighters, pants, accessories and shoes. Similarly, secondhand items like antique products, video tapes, cassettes and newspapers can be bought at rock bottom rates by bargaining. If you wish to buy products at very low rates, you should hunt for shops that are hidden well behind the main stalls. This is a unique feature that distinguishes Temple Street from many other markets.
Apart from great merchandise, Temple Street is popular for its roadside food stalls, snacks and beverages. The local street cuisine will definitely treat your taste buds. These shops specialize in selling a wide range of delicious food delicacies. When you are at Temple Street, remember to taste its seafood items and rice hot pots. The rice hot pots will help you enjoy an intimate dinner. These hot pots can be bought at very cheap rates. Moreover, it represents Hong Kong's unique, traditional food culture.
Finally, Temple Street is well known for its Street Festival. The Temple Street Festival was incepted in September 2003. It is a time of the year when you can enjoy the show of Cantonese Opera and engage in active shopping sessions. The street festival will help you buy great products at very low rates!
Opening Hours :
Temple Street opens from 2 pm. However, the street will not be set until late 4 pm. Thus, the best time to visit the Street will be 7 pm. Most shops and stalls in the street closes at 11.30 pm. Tips :
The Temple Street Market is closed on the 1st day of the Chinese New Year.
How to Reach Temple Street
: You can reach the market easily from Yau Ma Tei or Jordan. There are many direct buses to the street.
#2 Stanley Street
This is a very lively market in Hong Kong. The street is more of less an up-market place because the it sells only high quality merchandises. The enticing market comprises of many walk-in stalls. The narrow shops and alleyways will test your shopping skills. While shopping in Stanley Street, you should bargain and pick carefully. The street offers a wide range of artwork, toys, clothes, sportswear, jewellery, footwear, Chinese garments, expensive silk items and souvenirs. Some of the town's finest designer brands can be bought from the Stanley market. Some shops specialize in selling factory out runs, surplus stock items, large size footwear and clothing. However, remember that the shops will be extremely congested during weekends and holidays.
Meanwhile, Stanley Street will let you taste contemporary and traditional dishes. At the end of Stanley Street is Graham Street, where many "Dai Pai Dongs" prepare mouth watering dishes. These professionals have being a part of the imperial shopping center since early 1900s. Opening Hours :
The shops will be open from 9 am. However, the place gets packed and lively only after 6.30 pm.How to Get to Stanley Market :
You can reach the market from Exchange Square Bus Station in Central Hong Kong. Buses like 6, 6A, 260 and 6X will take you to Stanley Market.
Hong Kong’s Best Shopping Places
This is probably Hong Kong’s best shopping area as almost every inch is covered with malls and neon signs. The top fashion designers, retailers and SOGO and Times Square are also located in Causeway Bay.
This is one of the most crowded streets of the world where every inch is covered with shops. From handbags to watches to clothes both branded and cheap are available in this place. The Ladies Market is also located here. Beware of touts in this place!
If you think Causeway is swanky then think again! Central district of Hong Kong has the country’s swankiest malls and shops. You think of a designer and there is a boutique and shop of that designer in Central district.
Though named Hollywood Road, it the best place to buy Chinese contemporary art. One is bound to find art work of contemporary Chinese artists on display in either side of Hollywood Road.
One-Day Middle Budget Shopping in Hong Kong
The one day tour through Hong Kong will help you keep your wallet and buy an exquisite collection of clothes, shoes and jewelry. The amazing mid-budget shopping spear begins from Nathan Street and ends in Temple Street Night Shopping.
You can start your shopping spree with computers and electronics from Star Hours and Ladies Market. Also, remember to buy accessories, shoes and clothes from Ladies Market. The Nathan Road Shops will let you buy an exotic collection of assorted items, jewelry, souvenirs and artwork.
Tsim Sha Tsui has a grand collection of independent stalls. The major shopping consign begins from Nathan Road. The shopping lane runs from Salisbury Road to MongKog Station. This is where you will come across interesting sites, attractions, shopping opportunities and great places to eat! Start shopping from Tsim Sha Tsui Station. Get quality products at reasonable rates. However, remember to be a bit careful about your belongings when you shop here. For breakfast, you should halt at Cafe de Corals. The restaurant serves many favorite dishes like noodles and drinks at an amazing price of 20 HKD.
As you complete breakfast, walk northwards and here you will hit the Kowloon park where about 100 stores with average priced garments are sold here! Another 100 miles to the north of the Jordan Station is the Ladies market. This is where cameras, electronics, lenses and clothes from branded names like Baleno, Bossini and Giordano are sold.
For lunch, you should hit Food Republic and amuse over a wide range of international cuisines! The cuisine is priced around 50 HKD. As you complete lunch, you will have the energy to bargain and buy products from 80 different brands in City Gate. This en covers over brands like Esprit, Bally, Adidas, Brooks Brothers, Puma, Burberry, Calvin Klein and Giordano.
End your amazing shopping spear at Temple Street. This is where you will have access to a plethora of cheap items like accessories, watches and children's clothing. The night market in Temple Street closes at 11 pm. Finally, close your day with an amazing Chinese meal from Temple Street's food stalls.
Asia's Largest Shoe Department Store in Hong Kong!
The Continent's biggest shoe store is in Hong Kong! This is the Lane Crawford's Shoe Market in Canton Road Store. The store is located in Tsim Sha Tsui. The massive departmental store is spread across 9290 sq.metres. It is a four storey shrine that comprises of hot, stylish, superior quality shoes. According to Jennifer Woo, the President of Lane Crawford, the marvelous store blends music, art, fashion and everything else you could think of! Some people regard the store as a "Shoe Library".
The Lane Crawford shoe shop in Canton Road features more than 200 brands and has a gigantic walk-in closet with shoes, even the world's pickiest lady would fall for! From household names like Manolo Blahnik and Yves Saint Laurent, to masters like Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin, the Shoe Library has everything a shoe-lover would want! However, remember that the product's modest price would comprise of three figures. Opening Hours :
10 a.m.-9 p.m.Address :
3 Canton Road, Tsim Sha TsuiPhone :
+852 2118 3428
How to bargain in Hong Kong
Bargaining in Hong Kong is not much different from that in India. So if you are smart at bargaining in India, it should not be difficult in India too
Know your product
Before you can even set a price for a product it is important for you to know the product thoroughly. This is not that important for branded goods but if you are buying from the streets or electrical and electronic goods, it is important to not only know the exact price but also the product.
Start with a low price
You should always start with the lowest price and then gradually climb up to the point you think you will do justice with the product and quality. Most locals start their bargaining between 30% and 40% and you too can do the same.
As we do in India, if we are not happy with the price, we simply walk away. Similarly in Hong Kong if you walk away, the seller might come down to a compromise price.
Pay in local currency
It is best to pay in local currency rather than dollars or pounds if you are carrying.
Don’t take tea
Even if someone offers tea, one should not accept it not because it could be laced with some unwanted things, but it will give the seller to befriend you and not allow to bargain more!Watch the view to get a first hand experience on bargaining in Hong Kong
Shopping Tips in Hong Kong
When you shop in Hong Kong, you should remember few tips and strategies. These tips will help you buy genuine merchandise at rock bottom rates. Here is a quick glimpse through these shopping tips:
- First of all, check if the shops display a "QTS" sign. The sign board would state if the shop has passed the city's stringest quality tests. Shops with the "QTS sign" would provide a clear display of the prices, proper product information and flawless customer service.
- Secondly, learn to compare prices! Never buy an item without comparing the prices. Prices will be marked clearly on all products in chain stores, shopping malls and departmental stores. However, small street markets and shops will not have a clear display of the product's prices. This is where you should bargain. While bargaining, take two or more products and fix a price that is well below the product's actual value. Sometimes it is wise to quote a figure that is half the real price! Proper bargaining skills will help you buy an amazing product at a rock bottom rate.
- Thirdly, don't feel lost or annoyed when supermarkets ask you to pay HK $ 0.50 for every plastic bag provided. The small price is obtained to advise customers to bring their own bags. This is a part of the environmental levy scheme.
- Before you pay for a product, remember to check if the service or product suits your requirements. Learn more about the product and master techniques that will help you identify if the product is genuine or not! In terms of the product's features, models, prices and warranty, you should know everything about the product.
- Always try to shop with a perfect peace of mind in Hong Kong. In case you face mutual threat or worries, contact +85228157711. This is a General enquiry hotline number that will take care of your complaints.
- If a tout approaches you on the street, don't rely on them! Never buy from them or step into their warehouses.
- Don't purchase pirated goods or counterfeit products. According to Hong Kong customers, you will be subject to intellectual property rights protection act for carrying pirated or fake products.
- When you buy gold or platinum jewellery, remember to check if the item carries a purity hallmark. Also, remember to get hold of a duly stamped receipt from the retailer.