If you’re a fashion junkie, you are going to love Hong Kong. It’s a shopper’s paradise. The city is filled with shops crammed in every street and corner you can imagine. You’ll find everything in little to large shops in Hong Kong. Mentioned below is a mixed list of 6 Best places to Shop in Hong Kong. Whether you are looking for electronic gadgets, arts and crafts or fashion items, the city has it all.
#1 Causeway Bay
Causeway Bay is one of the most busiest and happening area to shop in Hong Kong. Every square-inch of the street has big malls, markets and shops, so there’s plenty to choose from. There are a number of delicious eating joints to feed your appetite too. Causeway Bay is home to one of Honk Kong’s largest malls, Time Square Shopping Mall and its a must-visit even if you don’t plan on buying anything. On the same street, you’ll also find the city’s best known departmental store, SOGO. It’s a lively street, filled with people and covered in beautiful neon lights and the street stays that way until 10 pm. Don’t forget to check out Jardine’s Crescent (Get off Causeway Bay MTR Exit F) for some good ol street shopping where you can find all kinds of gorgeous accessories, shoes, dresses and lots more.
#2 Tsim Sha Tsui
Tsim Sha Tsui is a major tourist hub and arguably the best area to shop in Hong Kong. There are numerous shops, stalls, markets, designer boutiques and a few of city’s best malls. If you are on a journey for thrift shopping, then this may not be the place for you. For most major brands, we love these four major shopping malls which you must check out, including Harbour City, Isquare, K11 and lastly The One.
If you’re looking out for more of a budget shopping, check out Granville Road which has a great range of shopping options at an affordable price range from $70- $150. Some of our go-to shops include: Cotton On, Maple, Lung Shing Dispensary (for affordable beauty items) and Urban Cottage. While you’re shopping in Granville Road, make sure you check out RISE Commercial Building. The building has a few very unique vintage and fashionable boutiques, for men and women.
#3 Mong Kok – Yau Tsim Mong District
Mong Kok is a less glitzy area compared to Causeway Bay and Tsim Sha Tsui but it’s still one of the best places to shop in Hong Kong. The area is considered the most populated and busiest district with old and new buildings, day and night markets, small stalls and restaurants. You’ll find unique fashionable pieces and also low-priced knock-offs of branded clothes and handbags. Haggling is a trend in Mong Kok so better bring your A-game to save some bucks. If you are looking for cool and inexpensive computer gears, there’s Mong Kok Computer Centre, popular for gadget lovers.
If you are crazy about shoes, you’ll go mad when you step into the Sneaker Street. Fa Yuen Street is the one-stop spot for sports shoes, sneakers and sports gadgets. It’s where Hong Kong’s youth has been getting their sports shoes since the 80’s. The street is so popular, that has been nicknamed the sneaker street and sports shoes street.
#4 Hollywood Road & Cat Street, Sheung Wan
Hollywood Road, known as contemporary art district is a street that lies between Central and Sheung Wan. The street is packed with antique stores that sell furniture, vintage art, sculptures, and classic home décor items. The street is loaded with over 50 outlets, mostly the ones that sell of Chinese antiques. Antique Street and Cat Street is a great option to shop for antiques, souvenirs and etc.
#5 Sham Shui Po
Sham Shui Po is a working-class neighborhood and a must visit for a a true Hong Kong shopping experience. There are plenty of wholesale markets to buy fabrics, ornaments and accessories. Whether you are looking for fashion items or electronics, Sham Shui is a great place to bag a bargain. Cheung Sha Wan Road is a great place to shop for fashion apparels while Apliu Street Flea Market and Golden Shopping Arcade are both solid spots for computer gears and electronics.
#6 Wan Chai
Party items, clothes and computer gadgets, you’ll find everything in Wan Chai district but much of the stuff may not be like you see in Causeway or Harbour City but a visit is certainly worth the time. Most shops in Wan Chai offer great bargains, but it does take a little more time to get the right stuff. There are numerous options for Chinese furniture and garments. For gadget geeks, Wanchai Computer Centre is a good place and if you are looking for kids toys and garments, Tai Yuen Street is a perfect spot.
So, have you shopped at any of these places? Share your thoughts in the comments below.