Hong Kong Shopping
This Page offers you ultimate Hong Kong Shopping Guide for your good and worthy shopping experience during Hong Kong tour. Known as a shopping mecca, Hong Kong is truly a shoppers' paradise where you can find malls with high-end luxury brands and street bazaars with affordable bargains. As a free port, Hong Kong has adopted a preferential tax-free policy for many commodities. Therefore, even if shopping in a non duty-free shop, the price is also a duty-free price, which is of course more affordable. In Hong Kong, shopping is not only the act of buying things but is also a form of recreation and a way of life. Tourists traveling to Hong Kong almost hadn't missed this big highlight of their trip.
What to Buy in Hong Kong?
With the wide variety of shopping areas in Hong Kong, you are certainly spoilt for choice. So what to shop in Hong Kong? Clothing, luggage, jewellery, cameras and electronic goods are the city’s strong suits. Excellent shops and galleries specializing in Asian art and antiques also abound. Here we listed some worth shopping and popular ones among tourists.
- Gifts from G.O.D.
- Traditional Wares and Wears
- Cosmetics and Perfume
- Hong Kong Snacks
- Dried Seafood
Gifts from G.O.D.
Goods of Desire G.O.D. has become a cult favorite among frequent Hong Kong travelers for the tongue-in-cheek humor that is added to traditional Chinese items. If you want to bring some gifts for your family and friends, shopping in G.O.D. is good choice as it offers assortment of products includes travel items, clothes, bags, gift products, and stationery.
- BEST GIFTS FOR: Young-ish friends and colleagues, and teenage children
- PRICE RANGE: 50 to 350 HKD ($7 – $45)
- WHERE TO BUY: 48 Hollywood Road; 35 Aberdeen Street; 9 Sharp Street, Causeway Bay.
Traditional Wares and Wears
Aside from galleries, antiques shops and street markets on Cat Street and Hollywood Road, arts and crafts gems can be found all around town. Hong Kong markets are a treasure trove of Chinese antiques and whether authentic or replica, they still make for cool mementos to bring back home. Traditional Chinese wear Cheongsam, or Chinese traditional dress, emerged in Hong Kong in the 1920s. This is a great souvenir for ladies because while it does boast Chinese culture, it is an elegant, stylish piece of clothing that can be worn to different occasions.
- BEST GIFTS FOR: Your friends and family that are equal parts fashionista and culture geek
- PRICE RANGE: 350 to 450 HKD ($45 – $58)
- WHERE TO BUY: Stanley Market, The Lanes (Li Yuen Street East and Li Yuen Street West), Pottinger Street, Upper Lascar Row. Temple Street Night Market .
Cosmetics and Perfume
The shopping experience for cosmetics and skincare is no less varied and just about every budget is catered to. If you are looking for world-class brands like Chanel, Dior, Estée Lauder, Lancôme, Clinique, Sisley, FANCL, and Kanebo, you can find them in every major shopping mall as well as department stores like SOGO and the Landmark. Besides the department stores, you can also pay a visit to cosmetics chain stores like Sasa and Bonjour. They are two famous chain stores selling cosmetics and perfumes. You can find their stores on nearly every street.
- BEST GIFTS FOR: Your friends and family who are makeup lover
- PRICE RANGE: prices varies from the brand and standard level of products
- WHERE TO BUY:The Landmark, Pacific Place, SOGO Department Store, Festival Walk
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Where to Buy in Hong Kong?
When it comes to shopping, Hong Kong has something for everyone – from cheap bargains for budget shoppers to luxury goods for the well-heeled. Click Where to Find Cheap Bargains in Hong Kong? if you are hunting for the cheap buys. Continue reading if shopping for mid-range or high-end fashion and accessories at Hong Kong most luxurious malls are what is in your mind. Hong Kong shopping offers you wide range of choices, whether you’re a ‘mallster’ or a market hound, there’s plenty to choose from in Asia’s world city.
With so many shops, markets and malls in Hong Kong, where do you even start? Plan your Hong Kong shopping along the city’s shopping districts which offer a unique experience. And when you’re done, you can transfer to the next one in a short time.
Shopping Areas in Hong Kong
Shopping areas are roughly divided into Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. The highlights are Central, North Point, Admiralty and Causeway Bay in Hong Kong Island and Tsim Sha Tsui, Yau Ma Tei, Jordan and Mong Kok in Kowloon together with Sheung Wan. Further more, you can find lots of discount outlets shops in Lantau.
Hong Kong Island
- Admiralty, Central and SoHo: Where the rich, the famous and the star-struck flash their plastic
- Causeway Bay: For the big guns: some call this the Olympic Games of shopping.
- Sheung Wan: Take a browse through this chic and eclectic neighourhood.
- Stanley: Shop at a popular market in a laid-back seaside village.
- Wan Chai: Where furniture, gadgets, toys and clothes await – Wan Chai isn’t all about partying.
- Queen’s Road East: Where you can have wide choice of fine furniture collections.
- Tsim Sha Tsui:A giant, living, breathing world bazaar
- Kowloon East and Kowloon West:The calm residential neighbourhoods of Kowloon hide a variety of malls.
- Mong Kok:Everything imaginable is bought and sold in this blur of neon signs.
- Sham Shui Po:A working-class neighbourhood with no-nonsense street markets
- Yau Ma Tei:Quirky shopping in a quirky neighbourhood
Shopping Malls in Hong Kong
Malls and department stores are widely distributed in all districts of Hong Kong. They are usually very accessible, with relaxing atmospheres dotted with cafes and wide-variety of restaurants. Hong Kong’s plush malls are just as plentiful and varied as their older-style cousins. These shopping havens are Hong Kong’s modern answer to its marketplace heritage. The most favored shopping malls and department stores in Hong Kong include IFC Mall, The Landmark, Times Square, Harbour City, Elements, SOGO, Cityplaza and Fashion Walk. Below are shopping malls and department stores in Hong Kong listed by region.
Hong Kong Island
- IFC Mall
- The Landmark
- Island Beverly Center
- The Peak Galleria
- Horizon Plaza
- Pacific Place
- Times Square
- Design Gallery
- Hysan Place
- Fashion Walk
Kowloon and New Territories
- Toyo Mall
- GH Tsing Yi
- Harbour City
- Elements Shopping Mall
- Hong Kong DFS Galleria
- Ginza Square Mongkok
- Citygate Outlets
Shopping Streets & Markets in Hong Kong
Streets and markets also provide you large collections of commodities with fine quality. In Hong Kong, you can dress a bride, redo a house and amuse a child one street at a time. Similar businesses on one street make you accessable to diffenrent varieties of goods and service: goldfish, birds, clothes, electronics and shoes – if it’s worth shopping, it has a street here.
- Western Market
- Pottinger Street
- Seafood Street
- Tung Choi Street
- Ladies' Street
- Lyndhurst Terrace
- Sai Yeung Choi Street
- Hong Kong Book Fair
- Graham Street Market
- Hong Kong Goldfish Market
- Hong Kong Fenling Lianhe Market
When to Shop in Hong Kong?
Acturally, there is no bad times for shopping in Hong Kong, The city’s entrepreneurial spirit has made shopping a way of life here. However, peak sales happen during the winter and summer months, when new fashion seasons coincide with sales. Therefore, the best time to go for shopping in Hong Kong would be from December to February next year, especially during Christmas and Chinese Spring Festival. During this period, many stores will make promotions and all kinds of goods will be on sales. Also, new dress for spring and summer would come out. Another favourable time would be in summer, usually from July to September in a year. Many of Hong Kong’s retailers launch summer sales promotions to lure people back from the city’s beaches.
Other Hong Kong Shopping Tips
- Top Brands in Hong Kong
- Where to Find Cheap Bargains in Hong Kong?
- The Most Famous Shopping Streets in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Shopping by Region
- Kowloon City District
- Central & Western
- Eastern District
- Southern District
- Wan Chai District
- Sham Shui Po District
- Kwun Tong District
- Wong Tai Sin District
- Yau Tsim Mong
- Islands District
- Kwai Tsing District
- North District
- Sai Kung District
- Sha Tin District
- Tai Po District
- Tsuen Wan District
- Tuen Mun District
- Yuen Long District