Hong Kong offers not only good food and city attractions but also retail therapy. If you haven’t been in this shopping paradise, learn the ropes by reading this article.
The Best Time to Shop
Well, Hong Kong is a great place to shop all year round. However, if you are keen on saving some dough, it’s best to go during the sale seasons: Summer Sales, which runs from July through September, and Winter Sales, which runs from December through February (or from Christmas to Chinese New Year or Spring Festival).
Whether you are looking for international labels or local goods, Hong Kong has a wide array of merchandise no matter the season. Its top sales are from electronics, beauty products and perfume, and apparel. However, you can also find designer bags, gems and authentic jewellery, leather goods, luggage, and even local delicacies.
Where to Go
Hong Kong has a number of shopping areas. From street markets to shopping malls, it’s obviously not difficult to find what you need (or want) in Hong Kong. So with all that shopping spots, where should you start? It depends.
If you are looking for local goods with affordability as your priority, the street markets are your hunting ground:
Li Yuen Street – Offers fancy jewellery, affordable clothes and shoes and souvenirs.
Stanley Market – Has one-of-a-kind goods like artworks, silk and collectable items.
Ladies’ Market – If you like to follow the latest fashion trend but have a limited budget, visit this place. Shoes, clothing and even stationery can be found here.
Whether you’re looking for luxury goods or affordable ones, we give you three of the many malls in Hong Kong that offer you the best shopping experience:
Harbour City – Located right on the pier at Kowloon, the biggest shopping mall in Hong Kong offers not only shopping but also dining and entertainment. It has around 700 shops, cinemas, and several dining spots.
Pacific Place or Admiralty – This mall has a broad range of stores, from the affordable Zara and H&M to high-end brands like Chanel, Cartier and Chloe.
Landmark – This mall’s location gave it its other famous moniker: “Central”. It is Hong Kong’s oldest and most famous shopping mall. Among others, you can shop in Dior, Louis Vuitton and Harvey Nichols in Landmark. It also offers an exceptional dining experience in top-end restaurants.
Citygate Outlet – If you are a bargain hunter, you will know Hong Kong is a tax-free paradise, and it is even better when it is paired with factory outlet shopping! Citygate Outlet Mall is perfect for those who are on a stopover in Hong Kong as it is only 10 minutes drive away from the airport.
Looking for something not found in any of the previously mentioned shopping places? Try these:
Tai Yuen Street – This is a paradise of purchase for the young and young at heart. It offers fantastic yet affordable toys.
Goldfish Market – It’s called the Goldfish Market because of what is sold there: yes, goldfish (and other aquatic animals, actually). Visit the place and get a lucky goldfish for you or a loved one.
Flower Market – Flowers, plants or anything that is garden-related can be found here. If you enjoy growing your greens, this place is perfect for you.
Jade Market – Tourists flock here for everything jade. There are also occasional rare gems, but jade is its main feature.
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Mish worked as a travel expert, customer service specialist and a communications trainer in the past. After working for eight years straight since she graduated, she decided to give up her corporate job. She now focuses on her 4-year old son, works as a freelance writer and a real estate assistant. She is a sun-worshipper, a water baby, and an earth warrior. And oh, she’s tiny but she is an Olympic-level glutton. Let her bring your tummy around the globe! You can reach her at LinkedIn.