The Hong Kong shopping experience is a democratic one - there is always something for someone, and a never-ending host of places for you to spend those colourful bills. These are some of the highlights.
Ladies’ Market - For a truly gritty shopping experience, look no further than the Ladies’ Market in Kowloon. With more than 100 compact stalls packed into a 1-kilometre stretch, get ready to scavenge for all kinds of knick-knacks - from accessories, apparel, cosmetics, and even home furnishings. It’s also the perfect time to pull out those haggling techniques.
Temple Street Night Market - The men’s version of the Ladies’ Market, Temple Street Night Market offers an equally diverse range of clothing, accessories, gadgets and antiques. You can also grab a street snack or consult with a local Chinese physician, all by the side of the road.
Pacific Place - If you’re looking to part with some hefty funds, then head over to Pacific Place for a swanky shopping experience. Located conveniently at Admiralty MTR station, the mall showcases high-end male and female fashion labels, and also departmental stores such as Harvey Nichols and Lane Crawford.
Granville Road - Head over to Granville Road for a taste of Hong Kong’s self cultivated fashion flair. With numerous boutiques selling mid-priced street labels, specifically at The Rise Shopping Arcade and Beverly Shopping Center, it’s where to go to scout for up-and-coming local designers, as well as pick up a few quirky pieces without bursting the bank account.
Harbour City - The largest of all the shopping malls, Harbour City in Kowloon is a mammoth retail experience comprised of three smaller malls - Ocean Terminal, Ocean Centre and Gateway Arcade. On top of shopping, the mall also houses two cinemas, office blocks and hotels.