Hong Kong is a shopping mecca. Whether you are after high-end luxury brands or fascinating street market items, Hong Kong will never disappoint you. Hong Kong is full of shops, boutiques, malls, department stores, and street markets; it's hard to decide where to shop. Check out our guide below to discover the best places.
The best shopping areas are mostly concentrated in Hong Kong Island and Kowloon…
1. Central — Upscale Shopping
This is where you'll find many of the colonial and historic buildings of Hong Kong Island, and also the major financial institutions and upmarket shops as well as high-end, luxury boutiques. It is also a great destination for eating and drinking.
- What to buy: luxury brands like LV, CD, Gucci, Prada, Chanel, Cartier, Burberry
- Shopping malls: IFC Mall, Landmark, Galleria, Prince's Building
- Shopping streets: Queens Road, Des Voeux Road, Stanley Street, Hollywood Road, Li Yuen St. East and West, Cat Street
- Address: on the north shore of Hong Kong Island
- Get there by MTR: Island Line, Tsuen Wan Line, Tung Chung Line, Airport Express at Hong Kong, Central, and Admiralty stations
2. Causeway Bay — Shop Until You Drop
Causeway Bay is believed to be the shopping mecca in Hong Kong. There are plenty of treasures and bargains to be found in this labyrinth of commerce, catering to all budgets and all shopping styles.
Causeway Bay is also a prosperous "City without Night". The closing times are always the latest in the whole of Hong Kong.
As the center of shopping for medium and high-end goods, gold ornaments, clothes, and cosmetics, as well as dining, everybody can find something they like there. To go shopping in Causeway Bay, visitors can start at Windsor Plaza in Great George Street in the east of Causeway Bay, and end at Times Square in the west of Causeway Bay.
- What to buy: medium and high-end goods including clothing, jewelry, cosmetics, toys, and electrical goods
- Shopping malls: SOGO, Times Square, Caroline Centre, World Trade Centre, Lee Gardens, Lee Theatre Plaza, Fashion Island, Island Beverley
- Shopping markets: Jardine's Bazaar, Jardine's Crescent
- Address: bordering the Eastern District of Hong Kong Island
- Get there by MTR: Island Line, Tin Hau, and Causeway Bay stations
3. Tsim Sha Tsui — World Class Shopping and Entertainment
Tsim Sha Tsui is a flourishing luxury shopping and recreational area. Toys "R" Us has a branch in the region, and the Park Lane Shopper's Boulevard is a favorite for women, selling fashionable clothes at moderate prices.
Ming Chueng Shop is in the basement and not only sells clothing brands at moderate prices, such as G2000, U2, and Esprit, but also elegant brands like Episode, Jessica, and Crocodile. Canton Road and Beijing Road have many chain stores of various famous brands, and Granville Road has cosmetics and factory outlets for clothes.
- What to buy: luxury to affordable goods including clothing, jewelry, eyeglasses, cameras, electronic goods, crafts from Chinese mainland, shoes, handbags, luggage, watches, and more
- Shopping malls: Harbour City, 1881 Heritage, SOGO, New World Centre, The ONE, K11, Miramar Shopping Centre
- Shopping streets: Nathan Road, Park Lane, Granville Road
- Address: in the south of Kowloon Peninsula
- Get there by MTR: Tsuen Wan Line, Tsim Sha Tsui Station
4. Mong Kok — the Busiest Shopping Area in Hong Kong
Mong Kok features traditional multi-story buildings with an array of markets, small shops, and food stalls. It is always crowded but fresh and energetic as most small malls and streets aim to cater for the younger generation. Mong Kok is the shopping district paradise for those looking to get a bargain.
- What to buy: cheap Chinese fashion, watches, handbags, computer gear, and copy versions of every designer product
- Shopping malls: Langham Place, Grand Century Place, Argyle Centre, Mong Kok Computer Centre
- Shopping markets: Ladies' Market, Temple Street Night Market, Yuen Po Street Bird Garden and Flower Market, Goldfish Market
- Address: at the western part of Kowloon Peninsula
- Get there by MTR: Tsuen Wan and Kwun Tong lines, Prince Edward Station to the north, and Mong Kok Station to the south
5. Sham Shui Po — a Heaven of Electronic Products
Sham Shui Po is known for its street market selling electronics and accessories. Compared to the artificial facade of slickness in Central on the Hong Kong Island side, Sham Shui Po is the heartland of Kowloon.
Though Sham Shui Po is not your typical shopping paradise that Hong Kong is famous for, this is a place not to be missed by IT and electronics fans who wish to browse through the latest and most reasonably priced gadgets. There are so many stores offering a large variety of products and gadgets that you can practically spend the whole day there.
- What to buy: electronics, computer wares, fashion, and fabrics
- Shopping markets and streets: Apliu Street Market, Golden Computer Centre, Dragon Centre, Nam Cheong Street, Ki Lung Street, Fuk Wa Street
- Address: on the northern side of Kowloon
- Get there by MTR: Tsuen Wan lines, Sham Shui Po Station
6. Stanley — a Lovely Seaside Town with a Nice Market
If you want to explore a local market in Hong Kong, you should not miss Stanley Market. It is a large open-air marketplace welcomed by tourists and locals alike. It is a lovely market right next to the beach so shopping there is complemented by cooling ocean breezes.
You will find an interesting array of little shops selling silk garments, sportswear, art, Chinese costumes, jewelry, and souvenirs. You can bargain with the shop owners.
- What to buy: silk garments, traditional Chinese dresses, toys, ornaments, luggage, souvenirs, and Chinese arts and crafts
- Address: on the south shore of Hong Kong Island
- How to get there: From Chai Wan MTR station, take a taxi or Exit C for the green minibus 16M. From Exchange Square bus terminus in Central, take one of the regular buses: 6, 6A, or 260.
7. Hollywood Road and Cat Street Bazaar — the Places for Art, Antiques, and Curios
Hollywood Road is lined with antique shops offering a colorful array of paintings, pottery, and furniture.
Cat Street's official name is Upper Lascar Row. It is a pedestrian lane with stalls of curio shops peddling all sorts of inexpensive pottery, jewelry, ornaments, coins, carvings, and Mao souvenirs.
If looking for genuine pieces, you should probably stick to reputable shops and the antique auctions.
- What to buy: antiques, jade, silk products, embroideries, and wooden handicraft items
- Address: in Central and Sheung Wan, on Hong Kong Island
- Get there by MTR: Island Line, Central Station
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