Maybe you have a few days to enjoy yourself and shop in Hong Kong, so we suggest you head to the three favorite tourist shopping streets: Ladies Market (for better deals), Temple Street (for the atmosphere and meals), and Ap Liu Street (for electronics).
As a tourist in Hong Kong, we recognize you don't want a lot of hassle or to spend too much time rummaging around. We also recognize most Hong Kong tourists want to buy bargains and souvenirs or to buy hard to find products back home.
Of the three locations, Temple Street is the best place to go for some enjoyable browsing and a good time. The other two are meant more for serious shopping for bargains: Ladies Market for clothes and Sham Shui Po for other products.
Both Ladies Market and Ap Liu Street are more like Chinese local street markets than Temple Street. Ladies Market is known more for its clothing and products for especially women, though there are plenty of men's products sold too.
Be aware that a lot of fakes and copies are sold. Check out each item you consider buying carefully. Check to see if they allow for returns. This isn't common in Chinese-style markets. The market lies along a kilometer stretch of Tung Choi Street and on adjoining side street areas. You may find the crush of crowds of young Chinese people in the late afternoons and early evenings hard to bear.
The Ap Liu Street area next to the Sham Shui Po MTR station has even cheaper products than Ladies Market because it is further north from the main downtown Tsim Sha Tsui area. Ap Liu is known for bargains on a wide variety of new and used gadgets, electronic appliances, and computer products.
In the shops in the area, you can also find toys and gifts for children, antiques, watches, coins, and clothing.
The street markets are generally where you'll find a lot of low priced Chinese-made products. These are often copies and fakes and might even be illegal to buy in your countries. You’ll find a lot of factory reject products too.
If you are from a country like the US where people rarely bargain in stores, you might have a hard time getting the best deal. So, for going to street markets, here are some helpful tips: