Hong Kong is one of the world’s shopping hubs and those living in Hong Kong will have a world-class experience in every kind of shopping, from uber-high-end shopping at causeway bay to street markets on Kowloon, to colossal outlet malls on Lantau Island. Goods Tax has been removed from Electronics and Luxury Products, making shopping life in Hong Kong great.
Shopping in Kowloon
Tsim Sha Tsui (TST) on Kowloon one of Hong Kong’s centres for shopping and recreation. There is a full range of shops and brands here, from Zara and G2000, to Prada and Hermes.
Harbour City (Canton Road) stretches from the Star Ferry Terminal in the south to China Hong Kong City in the north and is the largest multipurpose shopping mall in Hong Kong. The shopping giant is divided into five key areas: Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel, Ocean Terminal, Ocean Center, the Gateway, and the Pacific Club Kowloon. Harbour City contains hundreds of world-famous boutiques, including as Louis Vuitton, Salvatore Ferragamo, Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, Polo Ralph Lauren, Versace, Burberry, and Hugo Boss.
Elements (1 Austen Road West) contains an ice rink, the biggest cinema in Hong Kong and a host of high-end designer brands. Elements also has the unique function of providing the option to check in for your flight out of Hong Kong International airport.
Shopping in Central, Amirality & Soho
Central is not only the business and economic centre of Hong Kong, but is also a shopping hub within Hong Kong. Top boutique shops and large shopping malls can also be found in this district. The Landmark Square (15 Queens Road Central) and Pacific Place (88 Queensway) mainly sell high quality brands and boutique fashion products including LV, Channel, Tiffany, D&G and Levin.
Shopping at Causeway Bay
Besides known for having the historic Victoria Park and the racecourse, Causeway Bay is also a shopping hub in Hong Kong. When in causeway bay, there is one mall you must visit. It’s the new Hysan Place, recently built in 2012. If shopping mall with a clean modern setting is for you, you will be pleased to shop in this one. The shopping here will be filled with lots of mid-range shops like Gap, DKNY, Nine, Pandora and French Connection to name a few. It’s at the door step of Causeway Bay MTR station, so you will have no excuse to miss it!
Another mall you should visit is the well famed and luxurious Time Square, it is a 15 mins walk west of Causeway Bay. Time Square usually hosts events periodically and with the mall so huge, you will have much to do at Time Square. Note that most shops in Causeway Bay, including the shops around the malls, open from 11:00-12:00nn and close at 10:00-11:00pm at night.
Shopping at Mong Kok
Last but no least, who can forget the very famous Ladies Street (Direct translation from – Nu Ren Jie)! To travel there by taxi, you will have to tell the drivers in Chinese and not “Ladies Street”, even Taxi Drivers who speak English do not associate with the English term. The shopping experience in Mong Kok is not just along one street but the area. The place is filled with trendy clothing and there are also lots of accessories, bags and shoes! If you are a fan of killer heels, you would be able to find tons of them at low prices! At Nu Ren Jie, there are many stalls selling exactly the same stuff so don’t rush into purchases without comparing.
There are also many small vertical malls that you can visit, some of which sell Korean and Japanese style clothes, so the shopping at Mong Kok is almost endless. Ladies can expect to spend at least a day here.
At Tung Chung MTR station
Other shopping havens for those living in Hong Kong include Citygate Outlets (Tung Chung MTR station) which is based out on Lantau Island. It is the largest outlet mall in Hong Kong and can be a pleasant addition to a day out to the Islands. It features more than 80 international brand names that offer year-round discounts of 30 to 70 per cent. Shop categories include designer fashion, electronics, accessories, sports, children’s wear, beauty and home accessories.
There’s also dozens of restaurants and entertainment facilities, such as the UA Citygate cinemas and a “SPA by MTM”. The Square is specially designed with an outdoor dining space located right next to one of the Asia’s largest outdoor kinetic fountains for you to relax after a day of shopping.