Where to Shop

Hong Kong is the perfect place to pick up a unique bargain or indulge in an unexpected extravagance, if you know exactly where to look. The map below outlines all of the major shopping areas throughout Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Island
Central

Hong Kong's central business district houses many shimmering skyscrapers and marbled shopping atriums and malls. The contrast between the old world markets and designer boutiques provides variety and excitement to any shopping day. Scattered among the government headquarters and financial and banking houses are a wealth of opportunities for any shopper. The Landmark, The Galleria, Prince's Building, Alexandra House and the International Finance Centre Mall are the main shopping centres, with designer shops and exclusive brand names in abundance.

Two parallel streets in Central known as "The Lanes", Li Yuen Street East and Li Yuen Street West are a riot of stalls hawking everything from inexpensive clothing, watches and costume jewellery to luggage and shoes. Situated between Queen's Road Central and Des Voeux Road Central, the market is open daily from 10:00am to 7:00pm. Stanley Street is known for its range and reasonably priced photographic equipment. Hollywood Road winds above the Central business district and is Hong Kong's antiques row. Farther west towards Sheung Wan is a bustle of sidewalk hawkers on Central's stepped "ladder" streets.

  • Western District
    Western Market in Sheung Wan is a handsomely renovated Edwardian building filled with Chinese handicraft stores and fabric shops. It is situated at the corner of Connaught Road and Morrison Street, Sheung Wan. The area to the west is famous for its small Chinese-style shops selling dried seafood and medicinal herbs. Cat Street bazaar is best known for stalls and shops selling antiques, such as watches, old coins and stone carvings. The area is also home to many interesting Chinese herbal medicine stores.
     

  • Admiralty
    Admiralty too is famous for its brand-name luxury goods. Pacific Place, one of Hong Kong's most popular malls, is the ideal place to go in this area. You'll find perfect gift ideas within its 130-plus outlets, including Marks & Spencer, Lane Crawford, Seibu and top designer labels. Pacific Place is connected to the Admiralty MTR Station.
     

  • Wan Chai
    Wan Chai's streets are steeped in history and offer an amazing range of shopping. Along Queen's Road East you can find a number of excellent rattan and Chinese furniture shops which will happily arrange to have your purchases sent home. Spring Garden Lane is a great place to pick up clothes at very competitive prices. The market stalls exclusively sell products originally meant for export, meaning quality and price are very competitive. It also connects to local wet and dry markets, and so offers a multicultural experience in the heart of Wan Chai. Spring Garden Lane is in between Queen's Road East and Johnston Road.

     

  • Causeway Bay
    Causeway Bay is known locally as "Little Japan" because of the major Japanese department stores in the area. Shops specialising in shoes, electrical appliances and fashion for young people are found in abundance. Taking a stroll through the many shopping malls, including Times Square, Caroline Centre, World Trade Centre, The Lee Gardens, Lee Theatre Plaza, Fashion Island and Island Beverley, reveals a strong focus on fashion and food. In Square, in Windsor House, is known for a wide range of computer products. Causeway Bay is full of surprises, with a mini shopper's paradise in its heart, sure to astonish. Jardine's Crescent is great for inexpensive clothing, accessories and domestic goods - and all at great value. Nearby, Jardine's Bazaar stocks traditional dried foods and bean curd (tofu). To get there, take Exit F from Causeway Bay MTR Station.
     

  • Tai Koo Shing
    Tai Koo Shing in Quarry Bay houses one of Hong Kong's largest purpose-built shopping complexes, Cityplaza, where it's easy to spend an entire day exploring the many shops. Cityplaza is also very popular, offering an ice-skating rink and other entertainment facilities as well as an enormous range of retail shops and department stores. It is located directly above Tai Koo MTR Station.
     

  • Ap Lei Chau
    There are always bargains galore at Ap Lei Chau. The South Side area near Aberdeen is known primarily for its discount furniture and clothing warehouses. Horizon Plaza, located in Ap Lei Chau, has some furniture and clothing factory outlets.
     

  • Stanley
    Stroll through the markets at one of Hong Kong's most famous coastal areas. Stanley Market is a warren of stalls, shops and restaurants. Historic lanes are jam-packed with vendors selling Chinese paintings, handicrafts and furniture, silk collectibles, curios and a wide variety of Hong Kong souvenirs. Open from around 10:00am to 6:00pm daily.


Kowloon

  • Tsim Sha Tsui
    Kowloon's numerous department stores and shopping centres, with their up-to-the-minute fashion items, are a pleasure to roam around. The factory outlets along Granville Road and in Hung Hom are a must for bargain shoppers. The superb Harbour City is the area's largest and most famous mall. Its large shopping and entertainment complex, which includes Ocean Terminal, where visiting cruise liners berth. Ocean Terminal is a popular shopping centre with an open rooftop providing fine harbour views. A moving walkway glides northward to the China Hong Kong City, another shopping centre contained within the China Ferry Terminal complex. Further along, is Star House, where it's possible to pick up the most up-to-date computer equipment. The terminal buildings are connected to Kowloon Park by a pedestrian bridge. Canton Road, opposite Harbour City, is the perfect place to pick up designer wear. Browse through some of the superb pieces from local and international designers. A one-block stroll away, Nathan Road's famous "Golden Mile" bustles with shoppers day and night. It's renowned for its dazzling array of brightly-lit, neon-decorated shops, hotels, restaurants and nightspots that flank the wide thoroughfare.
     

  • Yau Ma Tei
    Yau Ma Tei offers a surprise at every turn. With neon lights illuminating the night sky, Yau Ma Tei's streets offer an assortment of jewellery and clothes shops. But Yau Ma Tei is more famous for its street markets. Take a stroll through the Temple Street night market, the jade market and discover the neighbourhood's charms. Find out more about market shopping in Hong Kong.
     

  • Mong Kok
    Mong Kok is most famous for the hustle and bustle of its fascinating markets. The Ladies' Market on Tung Choi Street in Mong Kok, is Kowloon's most popular day-long street market devoted to shoppers seeking bargain-priced clothing, accessories and household knick-knacks. Many stalls also sell items for men and children. Mong Kok's Goldfish Market is a favourite source of supply of aquariums, which are perceived to bring good luck if correctly positioned according to fung shui principles in the house. Nearby is the favourite gathering place for Hong Kong's songbird owners, who meet at a Bird Garden situated in Yuen Po Street in Mong Kok. One of Hong Kong's most colourful specialist street markets, the Flower Market, offers sweet scents, exotic blossoms and fortune-bringing houseplants.
     

  • Hung Hom
    Take a stroll through Hong Kong's inland cruise ship. The Whampoa is "moored" on the site of a former dry dock. This 110-metre-long boat-shaped entertainment centre, containing cinemas, shops and clubs - the "Wonderful Worlds of Whampoa" - is the focal point of the adjacent, multi-towered HK$4 billion Whampoa Gardens housing development. Hung Hom's Factory District Made-for-export, ready-to-wear fashion lines and jewellery are sold in the factory outlets. More information can be found in the free leaflet, Factory Outlets for Locally Made Fashion and Jewellery, available from Hong Kong Tourism Board Visitor Information & Services Centres in Hong Kong.
     

  • Sham Shui Po
    Sham Shui Po is renowned for its electronic gadgets. In Sham Shui Po you'll be able to pick up virtually any computer products at a competitive price. Apliu Street, also in this area, is a market with an abundance of character. Focussed on nearly-new electronic goods, it's a good place to soak up the Hong Kong market experience and maybe even pick up a bargain. To go there, take Exit C2 from Sham Shui Po MTR Station.
     

  • Kowloon Tong
    Festival Walk in Kowloon Tong is one of the newest shopping malls in Hong Kong. Check out its retail outlets offering everything from home furnishings to fashion, more than 25 restaurants, an ice-skating rink and an 11-screen multiplex cinema. It's right above the Kowloon Tong MTR Station.


New Territories

  • Tsing Yi
    Maritime Square in Tsing Yi is a fascinating combination of Hong Kong old and new. The Square features more than 200 shops, themed restaurants and a cinema. Its proximity to Hong Kong International Airport makes it a great stop-off for transit passengers.

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