Shopping in Hong Kong
There’s a good reason why Hong Kong has a reputation for being a shopping paradise – the city has a dazzling variety of retail options to feed the population’s insatiable desire for shopping. Its shopping malls are some of the biggest and most impressive in the world, and a plethora of department stores offer everything from the latest fashions to household items and sports goods. Some of the most popular stores and malls are listed below.
A bastion of luxury shopping, Lane Crawford is the favorite of local label-lovers, with the largest assortment of designer brands in Greater China. Its four outlets – in Central, Admiralty, Tsim Sha Tsui and Causeway Bay – offer everything from haute couture and designer denim to up-market home furnishings and accessories. Personal shopper and concierge services are available.
Tel: 2118 8888
Marks & Spencer
British retailer Marks & Spencer is especially popular with expats and it is one of the few stores in town to stock a full range of clothing and underwear in Western-friendly sizes. There are 10 branches in Hong Kong, and most of them also offer a British specialty food section.
Tel: 2921 8323
Another British retailer, Harvey Nichols, offers 60,000 sqft of retail space spread over five floors of ultra-chic and posh labels. It is particularly known for its cosmetics department, which sells a range of “cult” brands not available anywhere else in Hong Kong.
Open Mon-Sat 10:00-21:00, Sun 10:00-19:00
15 Queens’ Road, Central
Tel: 3695 3388
Owned by local tycoon Dickson Poon, Seibu is a chic department store stocked with designer men’s and women’s clothing, shoes and accessories. More than 65% of the store’s merchandise is imported from Europe and about 25% from Japan. There are three outlets in Hong Kong: Causeway Bay, Admiralty and Mongkok.
Tel: 2971 3333
The biggest Japanese-style department store in the city, Sogo carries a dazzling variety of products – everything from mattresses and massage chairs to clothing and cosmetics – most of which is priced more competitively than the other Japanese department stores in Hong Kong. Its Causeway Bay flagship store is typically packed with shoppers on weekends. There is a smaller branch across the harbor in Tsim Sha Tsui.
555 Hennessy Rd, Causeway Bay
Tel: 2833 8338
One of the few department stores catering to locals, Wing On has five branches spread across Hong Kong. Definitely not a place to shop for designer labels, although it does offer an excellent selection of household items and kitchenware.
Outlets: Central, Jordan, Taikoo Shing, Discovery Bay, Tsim Sha Tsui East
Tel: 2852 1888
Hong Kong Island
One of Hong Kong’s busiest malls, and also one of the most iconic. Located in the heart of Causeway Bay, the 12-storey Times Square packs more than 230 shops, including international designer labels, jewelry stores, electronics outlets, a cinema and a supermarket, as well as more than 20 dining establishments.
Open daily 10:00-22:00
1 Matheson St, Causeway Bay
Tel: 2118 8900
Located above the Airport Express station, the IFC Mall is home to more than 200 shops, uber-chic restaurants, a five-screen cineplex, and the city’s most prestigious gym, Pure Fitness.
Open 10:00-22:00 daily
8 Finance St, Central
Tel: 2295 3308
Located right in the heart of Central, The Landmark shopping mall is almost certainly Hong Kong’s swankiest, and you’ll find more designer labels squeezed in here than anywhere else in the city. A one-stop-shop for luxury goods, be it high fashion or expensive jewelry.
12-16 Des Voeux Rd, Central
Tel: 2842 8428
One of Hong Kong’s swankiest malls, Pacific Place has four floors of shops and restaurants catering to the well-heeled. Some of the biggest names in fashion and jewelry have a presence here, and if you’re looking for something fresh from the fashion shows of Paris and London, this is the place to visit.
Open 10:00-midnight daily
88 Queensway, Admiralty
Tel: 2844 8900
The World Trade Center
Hong Kong’s World Trade Center is a shopping and dining locale located in the heart of Causeway Bay. This harbor view mall which once housed Hong Kong’s Palace Theater now offers a plethora of mid-range shopping and dining options like DKNY Jeans, Muji, Lush Fresh made cosmetics, Uniqlo, Maud Frizon Paris, Kun Tak Lam Shanghai Restaurant, Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao, Ruby Tuesday, Cova Café and many more. The mall’s customer service center offers a host of guest services like complimentary vomit packs, complimentary raincoats, complimentary wheelchair and baby stroller services for use within the mall, mobile phone battery charging services, free internet access for ten minutes and several others.
280, Gloucester Road
Tel: 2576 4121
Hong Kong’s biggest mall, Harbour City is over three kilometres long and offers 700 shops, 50 restaurants, three five-star hotels and two cinemas. The main concourse also hosts periodic exhibitions and performances.
Open 10:00-21:00 daily
3-27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tel: 2118 8666
Situated above Kowloon MTR Station, the mall houses a mix of international brands and local boutiques. The third floor is dedicated to a unique alfresco dining area with bars and restaurants offering seven different international cuisines.
Open 11:00-22:00 daily
1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tel: 2735 5234
This 15-storey entertainment and retail destination have about 200 shops catering to shoppers of all ages, with both popular international brands and tiny fashion boutiques as well as more than 30 dining options.
Open 11:00-23:00 daily
8 Argyle Street, Mongkok
Tel: 3520 2800
This seven-floor sky-lit shopping center, beautifully designed according to Feng Shui principles, has 200 retail and restaurant outlets, an ice rink and an 11-screen cinema multiplex. Major stores include Espirit, Salon Espirit, Francfranc, Log-On, Page One, Marks & Spencer, Toys R Us, Taste and Royal Sporting House.
Open 07:00-midnight daily
80 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong
Tel: 2844 2223
The One is a twenty-nine storey steel and glass shopping mall that is located in the midst of Nathan Road. This swanky mall offers a wide array of shopping and dining options for it hosts a variety of well known international and homegrown brands like King Fook Jewelry, I.T, French Connection, Puma, Rockport which offer diverse products like fine watches and jewelry, fashionable attire and accessories, home furnishings, audio-visual and digital products and skincare and cosmetics. Like many other malls in Hong Kong, the One also has entertainment options in the form of an outpost of the Broadway Cinemas and a good selection of casual and upmarket dining outlets like Wooloomooloo Prime, Harlan’s, Kushi One, Pacific Coffee Company and others.
100 Nathan Road,
Tsim Sha Tsui,
Tel: 3106 3640
The glass-fronted, massive I Square Mall offers 31 floors of shopping and dining in the heart of the hustle and bustle of Tsim Sha Tsui. I Square which claims to have revolutionized retail in this traditional shopping district hosts various outlets that belong to a plethora of local and international brands like Mango, Marks and Spencer, Jason’s Marketplace, Lacoste, Bossini Style etc that offer fashion, lifestyle, jewelry, beauty and various other products. I square’s dining options include both fine dining and casual outlets like the Ah Yat Harbour View Restaurant, the Star of Canton Restaurant, Italian Tomato, Duke’s Deli, Starbucks and many more.
63 Nathan Road,
Tsim Sha Tsui
Open from:10 am to 10pm
The K11 shopping mall is located within Kowloon’s main shopping district of Tsim Tsha Tsui however it is located on Hanoi Road which is an offshoot of the main thoroughfare, Nathan Road. K11 like all other malls hosts an assortment of restaurants and stores that sell fashionable apparel, lifestyle products, jewelry, and accessories but in an effort to stand apart from the other malls, K11 markets itself as an Art Mall which seeks to promote local artistic talent. The mall holds periodic art exhibitions so that shoppers can imbibe some culture while they are on their shopping expeditions.
18, Hanoi Road,
Tsim Sha Tsui
Tel: 3118 8070
The Miramar Shopping Centre
The Miramar Shopping Centre is attached to the newly renovated and suddenly hip Mira Hotel. This shopping center hosts a number of shopping and dining establishments within its folds like the outlets of several popular retail brands like Uniqlo, Muji, Agnes B, DKNY Jeans, Calvin Klein Jeans amongst others. Its dining options like those of other malls are a mix of high end and casual dining restaurants like the Great Indian Kebab Factory, Kitchen 65, Tsui Hang Village Restaurant, Sorabol Korean Restaurant and others.
132 Nathan Road,
Tel: 2315 5555
Open from: 11 am to 11am.
The first and only factory outlet mall in Hong Kong, Citygate offers year-round discounts of between 30% and 70% on designer fashion, sports, beauty, accessories, children’s wear, and household items. More than 80 international brand names can be found here, including Esprit, Bauhaus, Calvin Klein, Laura Ashley, Levi’s, Adidas, Nike, Burberry, Coach and Guess.
Open 10:00-22:00 daily
20 Tat Tung Road, Tung Chung
Tel: 2109 2933
The New Town Plaza
The New Town Plaza is a huge mall that is spread over 200,000 square meters in the Shatin neighborhood of the New Territories. The New Town Plaza is one of the largest shopping centers in Hong Kong and it consists of three phases namely Phase One, Phase Three and Grand Central Plaza (Home Square). Phase one section of the mall which extends over ten floors offers a wide assortment of mid-range shopping, dining and lifestyle choices.
Some of the stores located here include outlets of brands like Agnes B, Armani Exchange, Burberry Black and Blue Label, Bossini, Marks and Spencer amongst others. The mall also hosts a good selection of Western as well as Asian restaurants and outlets of supermarkets like City Super. On the level 3 Podium of the mall is an outdoor playground called Snoopy’s World, a Peanuts-themed playground which is the first of its kind in Asia. The Grand Central Plaza section of the mall hosts several lifestyles and furnishing stores along with the gargantuan flagship IKEA store in Hong Kong.
New Town Plaza,
Shatin Centre Street,
Shatin, New Territories
Open : 10 am to 10pm