The Ultimate Shopping Directory For Hong Kong
Whether you’re into the most exclusive luxury items available or some super trinkets that you’ve seen online, chances are you can get it in Hong Kong. With everything so convenient in terms of location and shopping hours, some of the best sales and bargains in Asia as well as an almost sales tax-free environment, Hong Kong is considered one of the world’s top shopping meccas. Here are some of the best shopping locations in Hong Kong to get you started.
Located in Central Hong Kong, The Landmark is one of the most historic and established high end shopping malls in Hong Kong. The mall features five floors of some of the most exclusive brands and boutiques in Asia, including Cartier, Manolo Blahnik and Van Cleef & Arpels, to name a few.
The Landmark is also home to the iconic Cafe Landmark where you're bound to spot a Hong Kong celebrity or two. There's no better place to be if you’re looking for pure sophistication right in the heart of Hong Kong Island.
To say that Harbour City is massive would be an understatement. Hong Kong’s largest mall houses over 450 shops, fifty restaurants, three hotels and two cinemas! Located in bustling Tsim Sha Tsui, Harbour City sits on Canton Road, a long road almost completely comprised of luxury shopping and serves as the location of many flagship luxury stores. If you're into your beauty products, there's also FACESSS which features over 50 cosmetics, skincare and fragrance brands.
Pacific Place is located right above the Admiralty MTR Station and offers a full experience in luxury lifestyle. Within what is lovingly called “PP” by Hong Kongers, you’ll find everything you need to shop, dine, work, stay, live, relax and play. Spend a very relaxing day shopping at prestige brands like Louis Vuitton, having lunch at TWG Tea and then settling in for a movie at AMC Cinema.
If you're also looking for a place to stay that's close to PP, the mall has the distinction of being the only shopping complex attached to four five-star hotels: The Conrad, Island Shangri-La, JW Marriott, and The Upper House.
When people say “Times Square” in Asia, they’re most likely thinking of this Hong Kong shopping complex instead of the one in New York City. This Hong Kong landmark for shopping and eating offers 16 floors and over 200 brand name stores to choose from. In particular, if you're after a good mix of high and mid-range fashion stores, this is the right place to match your Chanel with some Zara. When you get famished from all the shopping, Time Square’s also got you covered, with an additional 13 floors of restaurants and dining options to choose from.
Langham Place captures the energy of Mong Kok and translates it into a bustling shopping experience. With over 200 shops, many focused on a younger crowd and the latest street trends, Langham Place is a one-stop shopping destination when you’re in Kowloon. Home to favourites like Uniqlo, H&M and Korea's Stylenanda, this shopping location also features a number of boutiques offering unique accessories and one-of-a-kind fashion pieces.
Aside from the shopping, you’ll also appreciate Langham Place’s quirky interior, consisting almost entirely of a glass facade, “digital sky” ceiling and a unique corkscrew design which allows you to traverse the entire 16-floor mall without an elevator or escalator.
A relatively new mall, the name APM comes from its long trading hours. Almost all of the 170 shops and restaurants here are open until midnight, with many staying open even until 2AM! The mall caters to the younger, Hong Kong-inspired fashion crowd with brands like I.T., Superdry, CK and izzue all making an appearance.
Shopping at APM is another great reason to check out the Kwun Tong area, a part of Hong Kong that’s quickly becoming the city's next hot spot. Don’t say we didn’t tell you!
Apliu Street Flea Market (For Electronics)
Apliu Street in Sham Shui Po is computer and electronics heaven. You’ll find almost every computer accessory here at a bargain, and all kinds of accessories for your smartphone that you didn’t even know you needed! Apliu Street is also where you’ll find a treasure trove of antiques and interesting knick knacks.
Fun fact - the Sham Shui Po district is home to several famous local food stalls including the original location of the Michelin-starred dim sum restaurant, Tim Ho Wan.
Cheung Sha Wan Road (For Fashion)
For many in the fashion industry, this is where it all really starts in Hong Kong. Cheung Sha Wan Road is where fashion designers come to sift through wholesale markets filled with materials, fabrics and other raw fashion materials, as they seek inspiration for their next runway show.
If you’re patient and enjoy thrift store style fashion hunting, Cheung Sha Wan is a great way to spend your day. Catch the MTR to Cheung Sha Wan station and this fashion mecca is a walk away.
Temple St (For Souvenirs)
If you're after affordable fashion, jade, antiques, trinkets of all sorts and the odd I Love HK t-shirt to take home to family and friends, Temple Street is where you should be headed. Open nightly in Yau Ma Tei, the market is filled with traders selling souvenirs of every kind for every type of individual you owe a gift to. The best advice we ever got at the markets was not to hand over our money without haggling a little!
If this isn't enough to attract your attention, Temple Street is also home to nightly Chinese opera performances and has a street lined with fortune tellers skilled in palm, face and destiny reading.
While Hong Kong is not known for outlet shopping, Citygate is one place that’s worth mentioning. Citygate offers permanent discounts on some of your favourite brands including Nike, Levi’s, Burberry, Coach and Calvin Klein. Located in Tung Chung, it’s only 10 minutes from the airport, making Citygate a great place to pick up one last bargain before catching your flight out of Hong Kong.