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The Best Things to Buy in Hong Kong

Known as a shopper's gold mine, Hong Kong is a city filled with upscale shopping malls, boutiques, and street markets. You can always find a vast variety of products from all over the world. Your shopping list is ready? Below is a shopping guide to the best things you should take back home from Hong Kong.

What to buy in Hong Kong

Designer Clothes and Handbags

In Hong Kong, you can find nearly all the international brands of clothes, handbags, and shoes, like Gucci, Coach, Chanel, Versace, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Armani, Escada, and Prada.

Because of the lack of sales tax, they are always cheaper than those found in other countries. The prices will be much better if you purchase the products in the outlets or factory shops.

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Where to Buy Clothes and Handbags

  • The Landmark: 15 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong Island
  • IFC Mall: 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong Island
  • Pacific Place: 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong Island
  • Harbour City: 3–27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Tips

  • Choose the reputable stores.
  • Check the sales information in advance. The major sales seasons are between Christmas and Chinese New Year, and in late summer.
  • Find out the store's return policy.
  • Double-check the items you are taking away are the ones you have paid for.

Tailor-Made Suits

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If you like tailor-made clothes, Hong Kong is the right place to go, being renowned for fine workmanship, quality garments, and reasonable prices. You can find many tailor shops that are over 100 years old. The experienced and skillful tailors can customize a Western-style suit, shirts, dress, gown, etc.

Hong Kong's Famous Tailors

  • Punjab House: Flat C, 5/F Golden Crown Court, 66–70 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
  • Empire International Tailors: Shop 6, 63 Mody Road, Houston Centre, Kowloon
  • Sam's Tailor: Burlington Arcade, 94 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
  • Jim's Tailor Workshop: Shop 37–38, 1/F Admiralty Centre, 18 Harcourt Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong Island

Tips

  • Take your time and look around to choose your tailor carefully.
  • Do some research in advance and get some ideas on styles, collars, and fabrics.
  • Ask the tailor how long he/she will need to finish the suit and plan your stay accordingly.
  • Take your time for additional fittings. Be prepared for 2–3 fittings.

Cosmetics and Perfume

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If you are a makeup lover, you should visit Hong Kong, which is a heaven filled with cosmetics, perfume, skin care products, and accessories. Without sales taxes, the cosmetics in Hong Kong are very competitive in price.

If you are looking for world-class brands like Chanel, Dior, Estée Lauder, Lancôme, Clinique, Shiseido, L’Oréal, SK-II, H2O, Revlon, 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. The prices of some products are better than those in the shopping malls.

Where to Buy Cosmetics in Hong Kong

  • The Landmark: 15 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong Island
  • Pacific Place: 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong Island
  • SOGO Department Store: 555 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island
  • Festival Walk: 80 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon

Tips

  • Select the right products suitable for your skin.
  • Have a close look at the expiry date.
  • Make sure the product you are buying has original sealed packaging.
  • Take a look at the “country of origin” label and ingredients list of the product.

Electronics and Computers

ElectronicsHong Kong is a good place to buy e-products.

When it comes to electronics and computers, Hong Kong is second to none in Asia. With its diverse variety and complete models, Hong Kong is a mecca for every e-products lover. You can find the world’s cutting edge and latest e-products at reasonable prices, including mobiles, computers, cameras, scanners, printers, and computer accessories, among others.

Where to Buy Electronics

  • Golden Computer Centre: Sham Shui Po, the northwestern part of the Kowloon Peninsula (a short stroll from Sham Shui Po's MTR Station)
  • Mong Kok Computer Centre: 8 Nelson Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon
  • Wan Chai Computer Centre: 130 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island
  • Star Computer City: in Star House, right next to the Star Ferry Pier in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Tips

  • Make sure the equipment is compatible with your home country, e.g. PAL/NTSC, dual-band versus tri-band phones. Additionally, check the voltage is compatible.
  • Make sure the product has an international warranty.
  • If you are in an independent store, don’t forget to bargain.

Gold and Other Jewelry

Gold and JadeHong Kong is an ideal place to buy jewelry. 

Hong Kong is an ideal place to buy jewelry, being well known for its high quality, creative designs, exquisite workmanship, and reasonable prices. Shops for famous brands are Chow Tai Fook, Chow Tai Seng, LUKFOOK, and Chow Sang Sang, which are very easy to find in Tsim Sha Tsui, Mong Kok, and Central.

Besides these jewelry stores, you can explore Jade Market in Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon. You will find all kinds of jade ornaments at about 400 jade stalls.

Where to buy Jewelry

  • Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
  • Mong Kok, Kowloon
  • Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong Island
  • Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island

Tips

  • Only buy jewelry from reputable shops.
  • Ask for certificates of authenticity when purchasing gold jewelry.
  • Ask the salesperson about return policies.

Watches

Apart from jewelry, the diverse varieties of watches will dazzle you. No matter whether you are looking for elegant timepieces encrusted with diamonds or fun watches with cartoon characters, Hong Kong will never disappoint you. You can choose from high-end brands like Rolex, Cartier, Chopard, Piaget, Patek Philippe, and TAG Heuer.

The famous watch shops are Oriental Watch Shop, Time Watch Shop, Kowloon Watch Shop, and Emperor Watch Shop, which are available in Mong Kok, Tsim Sha Tsui, and Central.

Tips

  • Check the reputation of the dealer.
  • Ask about the after-sales service as watches need maintenance.
  • Ask about the price of an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) replacement strap for your watch.
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Hong Kong Pastries

It would be a pity if you did not taste some pastries in Hong Kong. There is a wide selection of delicacies like moon cake, sweetheart cake, egg tarts, and almond cake. The famous bakeries are Kee Wah, Koi Kei, and Maxim's. All products have good packaging, and you can pick up some delicious selections before you leave Hong Kong.

Where to buy pastries: Chain stores selling Hong Kong style pastries are found easily in Mong Kok, Tsim Sha Tsui, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay, and in other large department stores.

Tips

  • Check the production and expiry dates before purchasing pastries.
  • Check the ingredients of each pastry in case of food allergies.

Shopping in Hong Kong with China Highlights

Our Hong Kong tours leave you some free time in the evenings for shopping. Our tours will not take you on unscheduled shopping detours. See our Absolutely No Shopping Guarantee.

If you would like the assistance of our guide (for recommendations and help with getting the right price) and private transport for a Hong Kong shopping trip, let us know and we can tailor-make your tour.

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