Where to Shop in Hong Kong?
Having been to the city several times, I have done a lot of shopping and have been to a lot of malls. In this page, I'll give you a list of major shopping malls in Hong Kong. I will update this list as often as I can, so feel free to come back!
Plan ahead. Start making your itinerary to make the most out of your shopping spree. This list will definitely save you lot of time.
Shopping in Hong Kong is fun!
Tips for Shoppers
- Step into your most comfortable shoes because you will do a LOT of walking!
- Bring a couple of foldable bags for extra storage for your shopping finds.
- Don't forget to apply sunblock.
- Plan your budget and stick to it.
- Bring a map.
- Bring an umbrella in case it rains. Or put on a hooded jacket.
Times Square is directly linked to the Causeway Bay MTR station. The place is always jammed with people. I like the atmosphere here, especially during the Christmas season. Just like the Times Square in New York, this mall is one of the main venues for New Year's Countdown. Every New Year's Eve, roads leading to the mall would be blocked while policemen patrol the area. If you want to join the countdown celebration, be sure to arrive here hours earlier.
It has a City' Super in the basement and a food court. There are two Marks & Spencer stores here, one for men and another for women. The Zara store is quite huge. I always visit Pull&Bear and Bershka (both owned by the same company that owns Zara). I found a couple of cute Pull&Bear shirts that were less than HK$50 each!
Barbie Exhibition, 2011
How to get there: Causeway Bay MTR station of Island Line, Exit A1
If you're too tired (or too lazy) to walk, you can take the long Express Escalators. From the entrance, walk straight until you reach a dead end. You'll see the escalators there. Warning: it is beside the glass walls. You could see the street several meters below. So if you have acoraphobia, it's better to stay away from it. My dad and I were shaking before we reached the top!
One more thing worth mentioning about this mall is it has a HUGE Apple store. Hurray for Apple fans! As early as 9 or 10 am, I saw long lines of people already waiting outside the store.
Address: 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay
Fast forward to the 21st century, Windsor House looks modern. But the Nutcrackers and the Santa's are long gone. I really have nothing much to see here, except for the computer shops on the top floors. That said, it will always hold a special place in my heart.
Address: 311 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay
New Town Plaza
It's a very huge mall. It houses most of the stores that I frequent to such as Uniqlo, M&S, Bossini, H&M, and Zara. I find the place a bit dizzying though.
Credit: Rainy Kua
Snoopy Exhibition, 2009
Address: Sha Tin Centre St., Sha Tin, New Territories
Address: Address: 20 Tat Tung Road, Tung Chung, Lantau
Credit: Rainy Kua
Fairies Exhibition, 2009
Address: 3 Canton Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
How to get there: Tsim Sha Tsui MTR station of Tsuen Wan Line, Exit A1
Golden Computer Arcade
Address: Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How to get there: Go to Sham Shui Po MTR station of Tsuen Wan Line, Exit D2 (it's the building across the street)
Wan Chai Computer Center
Address: 130 Hennesy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How to get there: Wan Chai MTR station of Island Line, Exit A4, turn left
Paddington Bear Exhibition, 2013
Hong Kong Shops
Sa Sa is the largest retail chain in Asia. It has several branches around the city that it's hard not to spot one in Hong Kong. It has a wide range of beauty and health products to choose from. It also has an online store that ships worldwide!
Bonjour is a cosmetics retailer like Sa Sa. I see a lot of these stores around Hong Kong, but they're not as prominent as Sa Sa.
Watsons sells more products in Hong Kong compared to the branches here in Manila. If I'm not mistaken, it's also cheaper in HK.
Marks & Spencer
My favorite M&S store is the one in Central. It is three to four storeys high and has the biggest food section I've seen.
It sells appliances and electronics. My family bought a cute mini rice cooker here.
Japan Home Centre
It sells various products from Daiso Japan. It's comparable to Wal Mart. Items here are dirt cheap. I find them even cheaper than in Manila.
I like the huge Gap store at Queens Road, Central. I found several items here that are not available in my country, so it's worth checking out.
Address: No. 31 Queen's Road, Central, Hong Kong
This furniture giant has opened a number of stores around the globe. Unfortunately, it hasn't arrived in the Philippines yet. Some new home owners that I know would travel all the way to Hong Kong just to buy a few pieces of Ikea furniture. For now, all I can do is window-shop. I always frequent the Ikea store at Park Lane Hotel's basement.
The new Forever 21 store at Causeway Bay is five-storeys high! Even before the construction of the building had completed, the craze for this new store had already hit my friends (as evident in their FB statuses).
It has a full range of fashion items that are quite affordable. Most H&M stores I've been to are huge (3 to 4 storeys high). A lot of my friends love this brand.