Shopping in Hong Kong
Hong Kong, being a free port showcases products from all over the world. There’s no additional tariff, and there are plenty of seasonal sales, with global products that fit every taste and budget. .
Hot Shopping Locations: In Hong Kong, the hot places to shop are: Central, Admiralty, Causeway Bay and North Point. In Kowloon, it’s Tsim Sha Tsui, Yau Ma Tei, Jordan, Mong Kok and Sheung Wan. The prices are reasonable and the sales people are always courteous to a fault.
Malls And Department Stores: These come with restaurants, relaxation areas, and kids play areas. You can find the entire world’s designer goods and signature brands in Hong Kong. Whether you’re looking for dresses, leather goods, watches or jewelry, you’re bound to find great brands and designs, at much less costs than you’ll pay elsewhere in the world. The best malls in Hong Kong are:
- IFC Mall, Hong Kong Station
- Pacific Place, Admiralty
- SOGO (Causeway Bay Branch), Causeway Bay
- Times Square, Causeway Bay
- Harbor City, Kowloon
- DFS Galleria, multiple branches
Payment: Hong Kong’s markets accept Visa, Master Express, JCB and other known major credit cards. Bargaining is not accepted in large malls, but you can engage in some friendly bargaining in small stores, markets and fairs.
Street Markets: Street-side stands sell a wide variety of items, from clothes to electronics. You’ll find many of these stalls at Central and in Ladies Street, Temple Street night market, and Jade market in Yau Ma Tei.
Clustered Markets: You’ll find that shops selling similar goods are clustered in groups. For example, all the gold shops are clustered in Nathan Road in Kowloon. Sai Yeung Choi Street in Mong Kok is for audio and video equipment and Hollywood Road has many street stalls selling antiques. Ladies Street is one of the most famous shopping areas in Mong Kok, especially fashion enthusiasts. The clothes and leather goods here are trendy but inexpensive.