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Shopping Guide for Hong Kong

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Shopping in Hong Kong is more just than brand names and huge malls. Get out into the different areas and markets, and explore all the browsing potential that Hong Kong has to offer!

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  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Trendsetter
  • Like a Local

10 Places

9 City Tips

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10 Places

Temple Street Night Market

Flea & Street Markets,

Ladies Market

Flea & Street Markets,

Wanchai Computer Center

Shopping Malls

Stanley Market

Flea & Street Markets,

Canton Road

Gift & Speciality Shops

Cheung Sha Wan Road Fashion Road

Shopping Malls

Mongkok

Neighbourhoods

IFC mall

Architectural Buildings, Shopping Malls,

Cat Street Market

Gift & Speciality Shops

Citygate Outlets

Shopping Malls,

Lincoln C's City Tips

  • At local restaurants, if you have dietary restrictions, double check with the staff before ordering. (Even vegetable dishes are often cooked with animal oils.)
  • Grab an Octopus Card to top up with credit and use on buses, trains and at convenience stores. It will save you a lot of time on lining up or fishing for change.
  • When on a escalator, walk on the left and stand on the right ... or risk the displeasure of everyone behind you!
  • At street markets, don't be afraid to negotiate! However, don't start negotiating unless you actually want to purchase the item.
  • Check prices at adjacent stores or stalls before purchasing an item.
  • Use the MTR; there's a handy map in every station detailing the surrounding area. Make sure you leave from the right exit to save you time, as some exits are very far apart!
  • Grab a taxi! Hong Kong can be oppressively hot sometimes and taking a taxi is very affordable, quick and most importantly, air-conditioned.
  • When at a local restaurant, it's acceptable to leave food scraps such as bones on the bare table.
  • When negotiating, remember to be polite and respectful, and you can usually expect to get the same in return. Treat it as a game and you'll have much more fun!
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    Temple Street Night Market
    Flea & Street Markets,
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    Lincoln C Says:

    Temple Street comes alive at night when restaurants and market stalls pop up side-by-side, offering delicious local food and all the budget-friendly knick-knacks and tacky souvenirs you could think of buying. Once you've tried out your negotiation skills and picked up a few novelty items, take a break from shopping, pull up a stool on the street and get adventurous with food!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Thrifty Traveller
    Tips
    • Temple Street stretches from Jordan to Yau Ma Tei so you can get to the action from either MTR station.
    • Avoid visiting during the day, as the outdoor seating at restaurants and market stalls won't be open.
    • Do try the "clay pot cooked rice," a local favorite.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #211 of 868 things to do in Hong Kong
    • Night Market, Fortune Telling and Local Cuisine 19/04/2018
    • Somewhat disappointing 18/04/2018
    • Temple Street Night Market
    Address:
    Kansu Street and Jordan Road, Mongkok, Kowloon
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    +852 2807 6543
    Other:
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    Ladies Market
    Flea & Street Markets,
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    Lincoln C Says:

    Ladies Market is arguably one of the most popular and well-known street markets in Hong Kong. Located in the heart of Mong Kok, the street stalls sell a mix of souvenirs, clothes, electronics and other knick-knacks. While there aren't any street food stalls here, there is an abundance of decent quality restaurants located on the ground floors of the buildings (behind the street market vendor stalls). Take note: The market doesn't open until later in the day, and usually gets quite crowded as the evening progresses.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Thrifty Traveller
    Tips
    • Vendors are more lenient on the price earlier in the day (4 or 5pm) when they first open, to build up momentum and bring good luck!
    • If you have friends who speak Cantonese, this helps with the negotiation!
    • If you're looking for street food stalls, visit Dundas Street near the end of the market.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #189 of 868 things to do in Hong Kong
    • Second best market 21/04/2018
    • Fun and cheap place to pick up souvenirs 18/04/2018
    • Ladies Market
    Address:
    Tung Choi Street
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    91737786
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    00:00 - 00:00
    Other:
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    Wanchai Computer Center
    Shopping Malls
    Lincoln C Says:

    Your one stop shop for electronics and computer items, this building is packed full of outlets selling pretty much the same thing! Computers, mobile phones, accessories — you name it, they've got it — and you will generally be able to negotiate and get small discounts around 10-20%, especially if you're purchasing multiple items or paying in cash!

    Good for
    • Shopping Fanatic
    Tips
    • Check prices at adjacent shops before purchasing.
    • While the quality is generally good, be careful of fakes and always inquire about warranties.
    • They also do repairs, and some shops buy and sell used devices.
    • The computer center is conveniently located above the Wanchai MTR station.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #383 of 868 things to do in Hong Kong
    • Not as vibrant 20/04/2018
    • Gets the job done 04/03/2018
    • Wanchai Computer Center
    Address:
    130 Hennessy Road, Wanchai
    Hong Kong
    China
    Other:
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    Stanley Market
    Flea & Street Markets,
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    Lincoln C Says:

    Stanley is a beautiful area on the south side of Hong Kong overlooking the ocean, and Stanley Market is the bustling street at its center, selling standard tourist souvenirs and clothing. If you look closely here, you'll also find a little more diversity of goods on offer, compared to Temple Street and Ladies Market. Plus, unlike the other markets, it's busy from midday onwards. You'll also find plenty of places to eat on Stanley Main Street with ocean views, beaches within walking distance, and the famous Victorian building, Murray House. All in all, Stanley has a little bit of something for everyone, making it a great place to kill a few hours for shoppers and non-shoppers alike.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • It's a bit farther from Central and the rest of Hong Kong, so allow time to get to and from Stanley — the most convenient (although expensive) way is by taxi.
    • For high-end dining with the best views, the restaurants at Murray House are your best bet.
    • There isn't much local Chinese cuisine to be found around Stanley — be prepared for Western and international fare.
    • Stanley is home to the annual dragon boating festival, as well as many other events.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #144 of 868 things to do in Hong Kong
    • 20th Wedding Anniversary in Hong Kong 21/04/2018
    • Not what it used to be 21/04/2018
    • Stanley Market
    Address:
    Stanley Beach
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    85221780093
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 18:00
    Other:
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    Canton Road
    Gift & Speciality Shops
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    Lincoln C Says:

    Hong Kong's equivalent of Fifth Avenue, Canton Road is luxury brand central. Prada, Gucci, Ferragamo, Chanel, Hermes ... if you're looking for an expensive brand, chances are you'll find it on Canton Road. For more affordable brands, Harbour City/Ocean terminal is the main shopping mall along this stretch, and also features cinemas, food courts, and other restaurants.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Shopping Fanatic
    Tips
    • Check out Heritage 1881, a historical naval base turned shopping mall with stunning views in the evenings.
    • Avoid visiting during Chinese holidays (Chinese New Year, October National Day, etc.) as you'll be lost in large crowds of Chinese shoppers.
    • Often you will have to line up to get into the luxury shops as they limit the number of shoppers allowed inside.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #46 of 405 Shopping in Hong Kong
    • What a high end shopping street 02/04/2018
    • RODEO DRIVE IN HONGKONG 22/03/2017
    • Canton Road
    Address:
    Yau Tsim Mong District, Kowloon
    Hong Kong
    China
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    Cheung Sha Wan Road Fashion Road
    Shopping Malls
    Lincoln C Says:

    For hidden-gem seekers and fashionistas alike, Cheung Sha Wan Fashion Road is both off the beaten path and far from your traditional market. With a focus on wholesale clothes and accessories, it's a place where fashion designers flock to find raw materials and fabrics for their designs and products, and there are some shops selling retail goods at affordable prices. Located in the more humble neighborhood of Sham Shui Po, the area is very different from the more affluent parts of town, such as Central or Tsim Sha Tsui.

    Good for
    • Like a Local
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Trendsetter
    Tips
    • Most shops are closed on Sundays.
    • Most shops keep regular business hours 9am - 6pm, although some stay open longer.
    • Don't miss the delicious Cantonese cuisine served at restaurants in the area.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #373 of 868 things to do in Hong Kong
    • Ok 17/12/2017
    • the antique side of hong kong 02/07/2017
    • Cheung Sha Wan Road Fashion Road
    Address:
    Cheung Sha Wan Road, Sham Shui Po District
    Hong Kong
    China
    Other:
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    Mongkok
    Neighbourhoods
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    Lincoln C Says:

    Mong Kok is one of the most densely populated areas in the world but don't let that scare you away! A true shopper's paradise, you'll find anything you could ever want to buy in this district from shoes, to household items, to luxury goods. Another interesting feature of this area is that entire streets seem to be dedicated to selling the same specific item, the most scenic and interesting among them being flowers, goldfish and birds! Even if you aren't looking to buy anything, Mong Kok is a great area to explore and experience a part of Hong Kong's bustling urban life.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Thrifty Traveller
    Tips
    • Take a look at the MTR map inside the station to get your bearings before exiting the MTR.
    • Mongkok is pretty busy 24/7, but slightly less busy on weekdays.
    • Most shops do not open before noon, but they stay open late, typically until 10 or 11pm.
    • Remember to check the prices of items at adjacent stores before making a purchase.
    • A lot of shops are on the second or third floors of buildings, so keep an eye out for signs visible from the street.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #68 of 868 things to do in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Lots of stuff to buy 16/04/2018
    • Not sure what to say about a part of a busy city 13/04/2018
    • Mongkok
    Address:
    Kowloon
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    52391006
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    00:00 - 00:00
    Other:
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    IFC mall
    Architectural Buildings, Shopping Malls,
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    Lincoln C Says:

    IFC Mall is located above the Hong Kong MTR Station and the Airport Express Station, making it the ideal shopping center for travelers on their way to the airport. Most of the shops inside the mall are luxury brands and tend to be on the expensive side, but it's a great place to while away a few hours if needed. Plus, there's a cinema, various fine dining options, and a pleasant rooftop which overlooks the Victoria Harbour. This is one of Hong Kong’s best public patios, so feel free to bring your own food and drinks and enjoy soaking up the sun!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Thrifty Traveller
    Tips
    • Grab some food at the supermarket (City Super) and sit out on the public patio on the rooftop.
    • Avoid visiting during the weekday lunch rush.
    • If you’re looking for a quick and affordable bite, head down to the L1 level of Hong Kong Station.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #75 of 868 things to do in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • More than you need 16/04/2018
    • Classy, Convenient, Cuisines 11/04/2018
    • IFC mall
    Address:
    8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong Island
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    +852 2295 3308
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 22:00
    Other:
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    Cat Street Market
    Gift & Speciality Shops
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    Lincoln C Says:

    Sheung Wan is one of the most unique neighborhoods on Hong Kong Island, where old and new coexist side by side in its alleyways. All along Hollywood Road, west of Ladder Street, lie countless art galleries and boutique shops selling precious antiques. Even if you don’t intend to bring back home a life-sized vase or Buddha statue, it’s worth paying a visit here to see the fine details and hard work put into some of the displays. While in the area, I also recommend taking a stroll along Upper Lascar Row (also known as Cat Street), which is a great place to cover any last-minute souvenir needs. Rummaging through the piles of 'junk' is quite an adventure, as you could stumble across anything from vintage glasses frames to an original Nintendo Gameboy! What I enjoy most about shopping in this market is its slow, relaxed atmosphere — a rarity among Hong Kong’s markets.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Trendsetter
    Tips
    • Take a rest and grab a drink at one of the many cafes along the street.
    • The market usually opens in the afternoon: don't go too early.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #87 of 405 Shopping in Hong Kong
    • Too pricy for the quality 18/02/2018
    • Great place for souvenir shopping!! 11/02/2018
    • Cat Street Market
    Address:
    Sheung Wan
    Hong Kong
    China
    Other:
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    Citygate Outlets
    Shopping Malls,
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    Lincoln C Says:

    Being the largest outlet mall in Hong Kong, Citygate (located above Tung Chung MTR Station) attracts hordes of shoppers hoping to snag a good deal on their favourite brands. Outlet shopping can be an exhausting experience, so I highly recommend taking lots of breaks in between stores. You will find various dining options both inside and outside the mall, offering affordable menus and spacious seating. And for those with extra time to kill, check out the movie theater across from the main food court.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Thrifty Traveller
    Tips
    • The outlets are always busy — be prepared for a crowd!
    • Tung Chung MTR station is quite far from central HK. I recommend that you do some sightseeing around Lantau while you're out there.
    • The Food Republic is a great food court with comfortable seating offering international food at good prices.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #230 of 868 things to do in Hong Kong
    • Worth the trip 09/04/2018
    • Plenty of choices of brand but.. 07/04/2018
    • Citygate Outlets
    Address:
    20 Tat Tung Road
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    852-21092933
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 22:00
    Other:
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