Hong Kong is perhaps the best shopping place in the world. In Hong Kong, shopping is not only the act
of buying things but is also a form of recreation and a way of life.
Why Hong Kong Is a Paradise for Shoppers
Hong Kong offers perhaps the widest and most exclusive range of products, from international luxury goods to local souvenirs.
goods from all over the world, except for wine and cigarettes, are tax free, and the prices are relatively low. Moreover, there are two sales seasons in
Hong Kong when the prices are much better.
enjoy the best service as the
shopping assistants are always well-trained and put customers first.
What to Buy
There is a wide range of things to buy in Hong Kong. The best three buys are clothes, cosmetics, and electrical appliances. Here are the top items to
A woman is selecting a product with the help of an assistant.
clothes and handbags
Where to Shop
Hong Kong is the world's best shopping site with shopping
malls, department stores, and street markets. Below, we would like to give you
a guide of the best shopping areas, malls, and markets for shopping in Hong
Central, Hong Kong Island:Hong
Kong's business and economic center with top boutiques and large shopping
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island:a
microcosm of the entire Hong Kong shopping scene, with high-end malls, medium-priced
boutiques, affordable department stores, and bargain street markets
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon: a
flourishing luxury shopping and recreational area, with many high-end shops and
Mong Kok, Kowloon: a shopping area that
preserves Hong Kong's traditional characteristics with an array of markets,
small shops, and food stalls
Sham Shui Po, Kowloon: a heaven
for market lovers, famous for its vast amount of gadgets, electronic
appliances, and computer products at competitive prices
Recommended Shopping Malls
A shopping street in Hong Kong
There are many shopping malls in Hong Kong, from the
luxury to the moderate. You will enjoy a comfortable shopping experience in the
malls, which are well-designed and decorated and offer restaurants, book
stores, and cinemas.
Landmark, Hong Kong Island: the
high altar of Hong Kong shopping with prestigious international brands and the finest
Pacific Place, Hong Kong Island: a
mixture of many luxurious stores and some moderately priced stores
Times Square, Hong Kong Island: one of
Hong Kong's busiest malls with European, American, and Japanese stores spanning
mid-price to luxury fashion
Harbour City, Kowloon: the
largest shopping mall in Hong Kong; a must-visit destination with shopping,
dining, entertainment, and sightseeing
Festival Walk, Kowloon: a
multi-level shopping, dining, and leisure complex catering to all budgets and
all shopping styles
Adventurous travelers should pay a visit to the street
markets in Hong Kong, where you can experience the real local lifestyle and
enjoy the happiness brought by various local products (including clothes,
unique souvenirs, electronic products, and seafood) and the surprises of
grabbing a bargain.
Stanley Market is full of souvenirs.
Ladies' Market, Kowloon: Ladies'
Market in Tung Choi Street is a great destination for the fashion conscious and
those with an eye for bargain-priced sport shoes, watches, clothing,
stationery, and cosmetics.
Temple Street Night Market, Kowloon: It is a
wonderful place to shop and to eat. It has an astonishing variety of clothing,
CDs, hardware, pens, trinkets, watches, and luggage.
Stanley Market, Hong Kong Island: It is
the perfect place to buy something special for friends or relatives: Chinese
artwork, silk collectibles, and curios, as well as larger-sized clothing.
Jardine's Crescent, Hong Kong Island: It is a
long roadside market that is great for inexpensive clothing, accessories, and
Li Yuen Street East and West, Hong Kong
Island: The market deals with everything from inexpensive souvenirs, clothing, and
costume jewelry to luggage and shoes.
Flower Market, Kowloon: It is a
great place to just visit or to buy flowers, plants, and horticultural
Bird Market, Kowloon: This
market is near Flower Market. You can see a great variety of birds and witness
the recreational life of elderly people.
Goldfish Market,Kowloon: It is near Flower Market and
Bird Market. You can buy luck-bringing goldfish and other tropical aquarium
Tai Yuen Street, Hong Kong Island: It is
famous for its inexpensive toys. This is a paradise for kids.
Apliu Street, Kowloon: It is
known for bargains on a wide variety of new and used gadgets, electronic
appliances, and computer products.
Market: It is crowded with stalls selling jade items. It is a great place for
tourists to spend a morning browsing and soaking up the atmosphere.
When to Shop
Hong Kong is undoubtedly a great place for shopping
all year round. If you know its sales seasons, you could save some money.
Hong Kong usually has two sales seasons: winter sales (December to February, especially
around Christmas and Chinese New Year) and summer sales (July to September). Learn
more about Christmas shopping in Hong Kong.
These sales are mostly to be found in big shops,
department stores, and shopping malls.
1. Visa, American Express, and DC cards are
widely accepted. Bargaining is not common and is limited to some small shops
or outdoor markets.
2. Shops are open for business during
the Spring Festival. It is actually a very good shopping
opportunity because many shops launch promotions and discounts. Big shops,
department stores, and shopping malls even extend their business hours before
the festival, but from the first to the fourth day they may close early. Most
small shops and grocery stores close, and resume business from the fourth day
of the festival. This applies to shops in mainland China as well.
3. Do choose shopping malls with the sign of
"Excellence" granted by the Hong Kong Tourism Board, because they can
guarantee quality and service, and their goods are clearly priced. Be cautious
of buying anything without price tags.
4. Keep the receipt and credit card
receipt after the transaction, and always check carefully that the contents of your
shopping bag are exactly what you have purchased, in case they have been
5. If you have any trouble with a shop owner, call the
HKTB's Quality Tourism Services (28062823) for help.
6. Always keep an eye on your personal belongings.
Tour Hong Kong with China Highlights
Our tours are private. You arethe key to controlling
the pace of the tour; if you would like to spend more or less time in some
local markets, just let your guide know. The evening is your free time, and you
can do some shopping on your own. Your guide will be glad to give you some
recommendations and assistance if you need help.
Here are our most popular Hong Kong tours, for your reference: