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The Ultimate Guide to Hong Kong Shopping: Top 15 Places to Go

In Hong Kong, there is a diverse pool of shopping areas to explore from curated boutiques, hipster stores, assorted markets, and streamlined malls.

Whether you want a designer item or a local souvenir, Hong Kong will have it if you look hard enough. 

Here’s your ultimate guide to Hong Kong shopping!

1. Argyle Center

Hong Kong Dresses

  • Location: 688 Nathan Road, Mong Kok, Kowloon
  • How To Get There: Get off at the MTR Mong Kok Station, Exit D2. From there, walk to Argyle Center.

Those on a tight budget don’t have to fear shopping in Hong Kong when there is the Argyle Center. It is a multi-leveled mall in Mong Kok that is a cross between a street market and a commercial mall.

There are plenty of individual stores that sell an array of different items, a shopping day won’t be complete without a stop at the Argyle Center.  

You can get everything from clothes, bags, shoes, accessories, and even souvenirs. Make sure you’re ready to haggle because the price of an item can change if you’re determined enough.

Also, don’t forget to grab a delicious packet of Bai Wei cold noodles, a tasty Hong Kong food, on the ground floor. It’s savory, delicious, and you can pick out any ingredients you want for a steal price.

2. Citygate Outlets

Citygate Outlets
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  • Location: 20 Tat Tung Road, Tung Chung, Outlying Islands
  • How To Get There: Get off at MTR Tung Chung Station, Exit C. From there, walk to the Citygate outlets. Alternatively, you could take Bus S1 or S64 from Hong Kong International Airport.

The Citygate Outlets is the largest outlet mall in all of Hong Kong City. This is definitely the place to score great deals on brands you love.

The mall features more than 80 international brands that offer year-round discounts up to 30 -70% off regular retail prices.

There are designer fashion labels, accessories, sportswear, footwear, beauty, and home accessories as well.

Although the mall is best known for its shopping, it also has other things to offer visitors.

The mall houses 16 food and beverage outlets and even has cinemas and a SPA by MTM.

Despite being in the middle of the bustling city, it has one of Asia’s largest outdoor kinetic fountains plus outdoor dining spaces.

3. Times Square

Times Square HK
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  • Location: 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island
  • How To Get There: Get off at the MTR Causeway Bay Station, Exit A. From there walk to the Times Square mall.

Causeway Bay is the place to shop and all visitors rarely leave without setting foot in the grand Times Square. It sits right on top of the MTR Causeway Bay station exit, which makes it easily accessible.

From a distance, the Times Square mall is quite easy to distinguish because of their elaborate displays and Instagram worthy installations at their entrances.

The shopping mall has over 230 stores ranging from mid-price to luxury fashion and accessories.

Apart from having numerous fashion brands, there are also electronic brands, two department stores, restaurants, and a supermarket as well.

Hong Kong locals gather here to countdown the new year every December 31.

4. Hysan Place

Hysan Place HK
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  • Location: 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island
  • How To Get There: Get off at MTR Causeway Bay station, Exit F2. From there, walk to Hysan Place.

The architectural design of this mall is its most alluring featured. Hysan Place was designed to let in as much natural light as possible with their high ceilings and open store fronts.

Their lush indoor and external greenery makes the area feel relaxing despite the hectic energy of Causeway Bay.

It has direct access to the MTR station and has 17 floors full of hip, trendy, and sought-after brands like GAP, Hollister, and more.

They also boast the largest Apple Store in the city. While their shopping scene steals most of the limelight, they do have a number of new concept restaurants that are worth trying out.

5. Langham Place

Langham Place
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  • Location: 8 Argyle Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon
  • How To Get There: Get off at Mong Kok station, Exit C3. From there, Langham Place is around 3-minute walk away.

Langham Place is right in the middle of the gritty Mong Kok area but is one of the must-go places for shopping.

It is one of the biggest malls in Mong Kok and and has more than 200 hundred shops available. Most of the brands they carry are geared towards trendy and youth fashion.

The mall itself is a sight to behold as it has an unusual corkscrew design that lets you ascend or descend its floors without the use of an escalator.

They even have digital sky indoors and live performances to keep visitors amused.

The best part of Langham Place is their 83-meter escalator, which is also the longest indoor escalator in Hong Kong.

6. Harbour City

Harbour City
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  • Location: 3 -27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
  • How To Get There: Get off at MTR Tsim Sha Tsui, Exit A1. There are various entry points to Harbour City along Canton Road and an entrance next to the Star Ferry Pier.

This retail destination is a hard place to miss when you’re in Hong Kong.

Harbour City at Tsim Sha Tsui, has more than 700 stores, 50 food and drink outlets, and cinemas over four levels.

The mall is massive but is separated into four areas for easier navigation: Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel Arcade, Ocean Center, Gateway Arcade, and Ocean Terminal.

Marco Polo has the biggest cinemas in Hong Kong, a department store and home ware shopping. Kids and young trendy fashion can be found at Ocean Terminal.

The Ocean Center and Gateway Arcade sections have designers brands like Anna Sui, Kenzo, Prada, Versace, and the like.

7. PMQ Hong Kong

PMQ Hong Kong
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  • Location: No. 35 Aberdeen Street, Central Hong Kong island
  • How To Get There: Get off at the MTR Sheung Wan Station, Exit E2. From there walk through the Grand Millennium Plaza to reach Bonham Strand. Cross the road and then turn left onto Wellington street and walk straight for around 2 minutes. Turn when you get to Aberdeen Street and walk until you reach PMQ Hong Kong.

If you’re the type that likes to go off the beaten path when it comes to shopping then PMQ Hong Kong is just for you.

It’s name is short for Police Married Quarters. This is because it used to be a dormitory for only Chinese-rank and file police officers.

Since then, the PMQ Hong Kong was transformed into a local creative hub filled with concept restaurants and cafes, design studios, boutique shops, offices, art exhibits, and flea markets.

Half the tenants are in the design sector selling goods like fashion accessories, furniture, jewelry, and watches. They also offer design services and design galleries for rent.

Weekends are probably the best place to go as it is full of musical performers.

8. Temple Street Night Market

Temple Street Night Market
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  • Location: Temple St., Jordan
  • How To Get There: Get off at MTR Yau Ma Tei Station, Exit C. From there turn onto Temple Street at Man Ming Lane. Alternatively, you could get off at MTR Jordan Station, Exit A. From there turn right onto Jordan Road and take another right onto Temple Street.

This is the biggest night market in Kowloon and also the liveliest place to shop in Hong Kong.

Unlike other markets that are bustling during the day time, the Temple Street Night Market goes in full swing once the sun starts to set.

The smell of freshly cooked street snacks start filling the air at around 6 PM and signals the start of the busy night shopping.

There is just about anything in the stalls of the night market. From watches, footwear, household items, and even fake label clothing.

The items for sale are usually labelled with prices, but this should only be taken as a suggested price. You can usually haggle your way to get a bargain price for an item.

While there are better night markets, with better prices, the Temple Street Night Market is still a spectacle and an experience you shouldn’t miss.

Remember, the market stalls stretch for over a kilometer in length and the area is at its best from 7PM to 10PM.

9. Granville Road

Granville Road
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  • Location: Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
  • How To Get There: Get off at MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station. From the exit, walk along Nathan Road north-north bound for a couple of minutes. If you are headed the right direction, you will see Granville Road on your right.

You’ll find the most fashionable finds in this area of Hong Kong. There is a myriad of small fashion boutiques full of the latest trends and the best fashion choices from Hong Kong, Korea, and Japan.

There are a lot of brands that carry reasonably priced to high-end street wear in various styles.

Although this area is a mecca for fashionistas, the prices are easy on the wallet.

A number of brand name stores are at discount prices and there are over 20 factory outlets along the street including brands like Hang Ten, Bossini, Sample Nook, Mass Mass, Westwood, and more.

It is good to note that there are some small boutiques that don’t have fitting rooms. Don’t let this stop you from enjoying the experience! As long as you know your general size, you will be able to find something to buy.

10. Fa Yuen Market

Fa Yuen Market
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  • Location: Fa Yuen Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon
  • How To Get There: Alight at the MTR Mong Kok station, Exit D3. From there walk along Argyle Street to Fa Yuen Street.

There is no better place to get a great deal from shoes. If you’re someone one a budget, but wants to get great quality shoes, then Fa Yuen market is just the place.

It is is also known as sneaker street and is a sport shoe haven for Hong Kong locals since the 1980s.

Shoes are the main highlight of this area with brands ranging from cheap local shoes to international labels.

There are sneaker brands like: Nike, Puma, Adidas, K-Swiss, Merrell, and New Balance available here. You can even haggle for cheaper shoes to get a bargain price.

Most people come here for the footwear, but there are other products available like bags, clothing, and accessories.

11. Cheung Sha Wan Road

Cheung Sha Wan Road
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  • Location: Cheung Sha Wan Road, Sham Shui Po
  • How To Get There: Take the C1 Exit at MTR Sham Shui Po station, and voilà, the Cheung Sha Wan Road is there.

Those who are interested in buying in quantity will want to check out this shopping area.

You can get good quality items at cheap items at Cheung Sha Wan Road. In fact, four articles of clothing are already considered bulk quantity.

The retail business is one of the biggest businesses there, especially the fashion street known for their wholesale deals.

This shopping district is know for their over-sized clothes and a few shops center their businesses in this niche.

If you’re finding it hard to buy over-sized clothes, then this is the place for you!

12. Stanley Market

Stanley Market
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  • Location: Stanley New Street by the Stanley Food Market
  • How To Get There: Get off at Chan Wan Station, exit C. Then, catch a green minibus 16M to the market. Alternately, take bus bus numbers 6, 6A, or 260 from the Exchange Square terminal going to Stanley Food Market.

This market is a tourist destination that should be part of every visitor’s list.  It is located in Stanley, a town where British and Canadian troops made their last stand in 1941. This was before they surrendered to the Japanese troops in the Battle of Hong Kong. Thanks to this, and the historic colonial 160-year old Murray House, it is an area flocked by locals and tourists alike.

Despite all the history surrounding the area, the Stanley Market is a favorite spot for tourists to find interesting items.

The market is made up of winding lanes with art, antiques, watches, clothes, and an assortment of unique gifts. Although it is a great place to shop, there are also restaurants with authentic Hong Kong delicacies for those willing to try them.

13. Ladies Market

Ladies' Market
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  • Location: Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon
  • How To Get There: Get off at MTR Mong Kok Station, Exit E2. From there, walk along the Nelson Street for two blocks then you will reach the market. Alternatively you can take Bus 1, 1A, 2, 6, or 9 from Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Pier and get off at Nelson Street.

Don’t let the name fool you into thinking it’s a market just for the ladies. The Ladies’ Market is actually Hong Kong’s most diverse outdoor market thanks to their wide variety of products on sale. Moreover, it’s also a favorite Hong Kong tourist spot.

It just got its name “Ladies’ Market” from the amount of stalls selling women’s accessories and clothing.

You can get anything from “I love Hong Kong” T-Shirt to home ornaments. There are over 100 stalls in the one-kilometre market stretch.

Try to go through the aisles to check which items you like the most.

When you are ready to buy, make sure you are ready haggle to get your item at a bargain price!

14. Pacific Place

Pacific Place
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  • Location: 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong Island.
  • How To Get There: Get off the MTR Admiralty Station, Exit F.

The Pacific Place shopping mall, also known as Admiralty, is in the heart of the bustling city center with amazing views across the harbour.

There are a lot of tourists that come here as it is close to top hotels like JW Marriot, Shangri-La, and Conrad. This mall is filled with many luxurious brands like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Cartier, Chopard, Hugo Boss, and so much more.

While there are tons of great brands housed in the mall, but it also has a supermarket and restaurants available at the lower levels.

Pacific Place is known for their unique movie houses. It has stadium style seating with beer, wine, and gourmet canapes during showtimes.

15. Jade Market

Jade Market

  • Location: Junction of Kansu and Battery Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon
  • How To Get There: By MTR, get off at MTR Yau Ma Tei Station, Exit C. From there, walk along Nathan Road to Kansu Street.

This particular market is a jewelry wholesale and retail area in Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong. It is immensely popular  with locals and tourists as it is the biggest outdoor market of its kind in Kowloon.

Known as a flea market, there are more than 400 booths inside the Jade Market. They sell different kinds of rings, pendants, jewelry, and home ornaments.

The prices vary from booth to booth, but there is always something for everyone and at every budget price point.

While there are other types of stones available, jade is the most bountiful. Its most common colors are green and lavender, and the best quality would be intense in color without any blemish. 

Ready for a day of shopping in Hong Kong? Don’t forget to book your flight and hotel with Traveloka

 

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