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Hong Kong Shopping

Hong Kong has been long known as a Shopping Paradise. The free port offers a dazzling choice of commodities as its malls, department stores and designer boutiques offer an amazing contrast to the bustling open-air markets nestled among the towering skyscrapers. While street markets and shopping malls offer a broad selection of items all in one place, several areas of Hong Kong have their specialties. Get into the zone and discover the different shopping opportunities that await you in Hong Kong.

Shopping Areas

Tsim Sha Tsui
Tsim Sha Tsui prepares everything for shopper and makes sure that it can fully cater to your needs. The bustling Nathan Road, the major road in this area, is lined with stores selling jewelry, crafts, clothing, shoes, handbags, watches, electronic goods and more. There are also tailors, tattoo artists, and shops for Chinese seal carving. Be sure to explore the side streets radiating off Nathan Road for shops specializing in washable silk and casual clothing and for export overruns of fun, youth-oriented fashions at modest prices.
Shopping in Tsim Sha Tsui

A shopping street in Tsim Sha Tsui

Shopping in Tsim Sha Tsui

A tailor's shop at Tsim Sha Tsui

Central
The area, with its proximity to Victoria Harbour, has served as the center of trade and financial activities in Hong Kong. For upscale shopping, Central is where you'll find international designer labels. The Landmark, Prince's Building, Alexandra House, and Chater House boast designer boutiques selling jewelry, clothing, leather goods and more, with names ranging from Armani, Cartier to Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Tiffany & Co. IFC (International Finance Centre) Mall sells high-end clothing and accessories. Hip Shanghai Tang is a good place to shop for upscale Chinese clothing and souvenirs.
IFC Mall Central Hong Kong

IFC Mall in Central Hong Kong

Shopping in Hong Kong

The exquisite designer boutique selling clothes

Causeway Bay
Another happy hunting ground is Causeway Bay in Wanchai. In contrast to Tsim Sha Tsui, it caters more to locals than to tourists, and prices are often lower. In addition to small shops selling everything from shoes and clothing to Chinese herbs, there are a variety of luxurious shopping malls, such as SOGO, Seibu, Mitsukoshi Sincere, and so on, and a large shopping complex Times Square specializing in clothing and housewares. Also check the area around Jardine's Crescent, a popular roadside market, great for inexpensive clothing, food, and produce.
Time Square Causeway Bay Hong Kong

Time Square Causeway Bay Hong Kong

Shopping in Hong Kong

A clothes shop at Time Square

Street Markets
Street markets in Hong Kong are always of interest and excitement. They are outdoor markets where Hong Kong's dedicated shoppers hone their bargaining skills. There are some easily accessible for you to explore, such as Ladies Market, Temple Street Night Market, Stanley Market and Jade Market.

Ladies Market
Ladies' Market in Tung Choi Street is a place with loads of stalls selling inexpensive women's clothing, bags, accessories. Men's and children's clothing and toys, household stuff, souvenirs are also on sale.

Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon (MTR Mongkok Station Exit E2)
noon C 11:30pm

Temple Street Night Market
The Night Market continue the bustle of the city in ordered chaos when night falls. It's interesting to see the shoppers bargaining along the brightly lit stalls hawking an astonishing variety of clothing, pens, watches, CDs, cassettes, electronic gadgets, hardware and luggage. The food stands are busy offering a range of delicacies from fresh seafood to hotpot dishes to tempt your appetite. Fortune-tellers cluster at the Yau Ma Tei end of the street, and so do Chinese opera enthusiasts seeking kindred spirits for impromptu performances.

Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon (MTR Jordan Station Exit A. Turn right into Jordan Road, then right into Temple Street)
4pm - midnight

Ladies Market Hong Kong

The clothes stall at Ladies Market Hong Kong

Temple Street Night Market Hong Kong

A seafood stand at Temple Street Night Market


Stanley Market

This is one of favorite places to buy special gifts or souvenirs for friends or relatives. The old lanes in this historic fishing village are full of vendors selling Chinese arts and crafts, curios and silk products, as well as larger-sized clothing. Linger for a few hours and you can sample some fine restaurants along the main street on the waterfront or in the the restored Murray House.

Stanley Market Road, Stanley, Hong Kong Island (MTR Hong Kong Station Exit D and take bus 6, 6A, 6X, 66 or 260 from Exchange Square Bus terminus, Central)
10:30am C 6:30pm

Jade Market
A visit to the Jade Market in Yau Ma Tei will provide an insight into something very important to Chinese people - Jade. Jade are regarded by Chinese people as a combination of beauty and purity and an indication of long life and good health. And the Jade Market is crowded with stall selling various jade items like jade rings, jade animals and jade statues of Buddha and so on. You can stroll around and take a look at the jade, and feel the smooth and cooling texture of the items. Beautiful jade products and various trinkets are ideal souvenirs to take home with.

Junction of Kansu Street and Battery Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon (MTR Yau Ma Tei Station Exit C, walk along Nathan Road to Kansu Street. Walk along Kansu Street to Jade Market or continue along Kansu Street to Canton Road for 10 to 15 minutes)
10am - 3:30pm

Stanley Market Hong Kong

A souvenir store at Stanley Market

Jade Market Hong Kong

Various jade items selling at Jade Market

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