Shop till you drop in Hong Kong
Hong Kong city is a paradise for all the shopping addicts and also considered as one of the best cities to shop in the world. After quick tour around the island, one will be given numerous choices for places to shop, ranging from high-end luxury goods to pocket friendly bargain items in the markets. If the enticing display on the storefront doesn’t inspire you to go on a shopping spree while in the city, we are pretty sure all the beautifully dressed people walking down the streets of the city will make you consider hitting the shops soon.
Indulge in some retail therapy by heading to one of the many malls or street markets to shop for apparel, cosmetics, trendy gadgets and what not. So here is our Hong Kong Shopping Guide, where we listed down some of the famous shopping spots in both Hong Kong and Kowloon.
Causeway bay, Hong Kong Island
One stop spot for shoppers while in the main Island, Causeway Bay is considered as the microcosm of shopping in Hong Kong city. With large malls and shopping complexes present on the entire stretch of Causeway Bay, one might feel overwhelmed with all the choices on offer.
- Couture stores and high-end Japanese and European brands at the Fashion Walk.
- Malls like Hysan Place and Times Square.
- Island Beverly Centre, a complex that has several affordable boutique shops.
- SOGO, famous Japanese departmental store are some of the highlight of the area.
- For more pocket-friendly experience visit the Jardine’s Crescent
The Central, Soho and Admiralty, Hong Kong Island
Stretching from the Hollywood road upto the picturesque Victoria Harbor, these neighborhoods have boutiques, designer stores and massive malls that will just make you go crazy!!
- The Hollywood Road has the famous Cat Street Market selling precious antiques from all over the world and also close by is the Western Market, where you will find gorgeous silk fabrics.
- To the south of the market is the SOHO, which houses eclectic mix of chic boutiques and art gallery.
- Admiralty has Pacific Place, an upmarket mall that caters cosmetics lovers and has stores like La Mer, Nars, and YSL etc.
- In the Central, you will find Landmark, a four building mall that has luxe labels like Louis Vuitton, TOD’s and also some of the city’s Michelin starred restaurants.
- IFC at the Central is another up-market mall that has more than 200 international brands.
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Tsim Sha Tsui is yet another major shopping area located in Kowloon, which is filled with retail shops at every corner. Walking down the famous Nathan Road, one will find everything from designer items to cameras and expensive jewelry.
- The largest mall in Hong Kong, Harbour City has both luxury designer labels like Prada, Chanel to high street labels like Zara, GAP etc.
- Visit the Granville Road to catch a glimpse of the upcoming local designer stores.
- K11 is a mall cum art gallery that sells fancy electronic and household items, iSquare Mall has more than 15 watch and jewellery stores and The One is the tallest retail complex in the city and houses famous Japanese brands along with jewellery and lifestyle goods.
Mongkok is one of the busiest and most crowded parts of the city, mainly due to the presence of large number of markets. Every narrow street has vendors selling items that are specific to that particular lane like sneakers, flowers, birds, goldfish and so on (read more about street markets here). Walk through the conventional Asian street stalls to experience the joys of bargain shopping and also get a closet makeover for lesser price.
If you get tired walking midst the overcrowded markets, hit the Langham Place Mall for a more relaxed shopping experience.
Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon
This neighbourhood is known mainly for its specialized markets like:
- Temple street night market, an upbeat street market that opens up only once the sunsets and sells just about everything from men’s apparels to antiques.
- Buy yourself the famous good-luck charms made from Jade in one of the many stalls at Jade Market.
- For a typical Chinese market experience, visit the Shanghai Market where you will find loads of traditional kitchenware.
Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island
The Wan Chai district is another famous shopping spot in the city where one can easily lose time wandering through the Chinese furniture shops and apparel stores. It is also every computer geeks dream come true, as one will find every kind of computer gadgets at Wanchai Computer Centre.
We hope you liked our take on the shopping scene in Hong Kong. Do let us know below your favourite shopping spots around the city and also subscribe for more travel updates from the Travelling Sisters.