Shopping in Hong Kong is a colourful and fascinating experience, brimming with both quirky and classy buys. From street stalls and bustling markets to boutique shops and gleaming megamalls, it’s easy to snag souvenirs in every shape, size and price range to take home.
From tea and electronics to jewellery and designer fashions, you won’t be short of options.
A popular bazaar, the Temple Street Night Market is a lively hub for keen bargain hunters. Catering to both tourists and locals, you will find a wide selection of merchandise from clothing and electronics to cheap souvenirs and jewellery. Brush up on your haggling skills before you go so you can barter with vendors for the best price. After you have made your purchase, be rewarded with an edible treat from one of the local stalls or surrounding restaurants. You’ll find claypot rice, seafood, noodle bowls and many other authentic dishes on offer.
For true shopaholics, there is no better place to get your retail fix than Causeway Bay. A huge shopping mecca with an upscale fashion scene, you will find a wealth of fantastic stores. Take your time and explore the various shopping malls, from Times Square with its 230 stores and 20 restaurants to Lee Gardens One and Two showcasing all the latest from high-end fashion icons. SOGO is Hong Kong’s largest Japanese-style department store with an impressive range of products including renowned European brands, plus it also has a supermarket.
Another gem on the shopping list is Tsim Sha Tsui, an area in South Kowloon that is home to an eclectic mix of shops, stalls, markets and malls. Wander the spacious shopping malls, including the iSQUARE with its IMAX cinema and spectacular harbour views and the artistic hub K11. Take a short walk over to Canton Road and you will discover Hong Kong’s largest shopping mall, the gigantic Harbour City. And if that’s not enough for you, there’s the stylish Tsim Sha Tsui Centre and the Empire Centre – two hot spots for shopping, wining and dining.
A traditional open-air market on Hong Kong’s south coast, Stanley Market is home to a bounty of eclectic stalls. Meander along the walkway and you will come across a wide selection of products, including clothing, handbags, jewellery, suitcases and small electronics. It is also the perfect spot for picking up a few kitschy souvenirs for loved ones back home. The sellers are known for their relaxed nature, lacking the more aggressive haggling style of other markets. If you find yourself getting a little peckish, you can pick up a snack from one of the local food vendors.
A premier shopping, dining and entertainment complex, Pacific Place is a luxury mall situated at the top of MTR Admiralty Station. Here you will find over 140 shops and restaurants, including a prestigious Harvey Nichols store, plus a six theatre cinema and four 5-star hotels. Pacific Place is renowned for its lavish skincare shopping with a collection of brands on show at The Beauty Gallery on Level 1. Keep an eye out for the Hong Kong flagship store of Nars and the first standalone boutique of Yves Saint Laurent in the world.