There are many outlet malls in Hong Kong but finding them can be quite tricky as they are often located outside the city centre, where rent is cheaper and they won’t compete it the brands flagship stores. For bargain hunters who have the time and the will to seek out the best factory outlet malls and stores will find bargains of up to 70% off the original price when it was first released. It should be obvious that the products on sale in Hong Kong’s outlet stores are from previous season’s collections which have been let on the shelf for too long and so moved on to make room for new stock.
If you have a love for style and an eye for a bargain then check out these great discount shopping spots in Hong Kong. It’s always a good idea to arrive around opening times so you get the first shot at the fresh stock.
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Citygate Outlets must be a bargain hunters first stop because it is Hong Kong’s only dedicated, year-round Factory Outlet Mall offering heavily discounted goods from many international brands. Discounts at Citygate Outlets range from 30% to 70% off the original price. There are over 90 international brands on offer, including Guess, Armani Exchange, Juicy Couture and Calvin Klein. Products range from designer fashion to footwear, beauty products, sports equipment, children’s clothes and toys, and homeware. Due to the overflow of day-trippers, this isn’t the most relaxing of shopping experiences but it’s all about those savings. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
- MRT: Tung Chung
- Address: 20 Tat Tung Road, Lantau Island
- Tel: +852 2109 2933
You will need several hours to fully cover the 27 floors of discount designer fashion at Horizon Plaza from such prestigious names as Armani, Ralph Lauren, Paul Smith, Diesel and Lane Crawford. It is housed in a nondescript office block in on Hong Kong’s southern coast. The incredible range of outlet stores and high end designer brands is almost unbelievable for die-hard shoppers looking for serious savings. Discounts vary massively, from as little as 30% to as much as 80%, but it’s the ‘Clearance’ rails where you will find the biggest bargains. To get to Horizon Plaza you can take a taxi for around HK$200 or take bus 590 from Exchange Square Bus Station in Central. Get off at Ap Lei Chau Estate Bus Terminal and take the free Horizon Plaza Shuttle Bus (operates every 5-30 minutes interval), or you can walk in about 10-15 minutes (it is signposted). Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00 - 19:00 (individual store opening times vary)
- Address: 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, Aberdeen
- Tel: +852 2554 9089
If this is your first time in Hong Kong you will need a map for this one, but the Prada Outlet Store (formerly Space Warehouse) in Aberdeen’s Ap Lei Chau estate on Hong Kong’s southern shore is the place to come for massive reductions on this prestigious Italian brand – sometimes as much as 80% off the original price but more often around 50% off. Handbags, clutch purses, and accessories make up most of the purchases here, but there are a reasonable selection of clothes too. Prada’s young fashion sister brand, Miu Miu, is also for sale in store.
Generally speaking, prices for smaller items such as belts and zip purses start from HK$2,000 and tote bags start from around HK$6,000 which less than half of what it costs in the flagship Prada stores in Central and Kowloon. Some items with minor defects are even cheaper, but all come with a certificate of authenticity. If you are looking for discount haute couture in Hong Kong, this is well worth a gamble to see what you can find – but arrive early as queues form prior to the midday opening time. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Tues - Sun 12:00 - 19:00 (closed on Mondays)
- Address: 33 Yi Nam Road, Marina Square EAST, South Horizons, Ap Lei Chau, Aberdeen
- Tel: +852 2814 9576
For sporting good and accessories, Kaiser Estate is one of the best factory outlet malls in Hong Kong. Located in Kowloon, you will find Adidas, Reebok, New Balance, and Timberland among others. Prices are around 50% off what you would expect to pay in most sports shops, although larger discounts are available on limited items. It must be said that Sneaker Street Market (Fa Yuen Street) has more choice in terms of trainers and sports shoes (especially for gentlemen with larger feet) so those looking for cool footwear should consider combining a trip to the outlet mall with a market visit. Kaiser Estate also has many discount jewellers on its upper floors.
Find this sports outlet mall around 15 minutes’ walk from Hung Hom MTR or by taking bus 5C from the Star Ferry Kowloon Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui.
- Opening Hours: 09:30 – 19:30 daily (opens at 10:30 on Sundays)
- MRT: Hung Hom
- Address: Kaiser Estate, 51 Man Yue Street, Hung Hom, Kowloon
The shops along Spring Garden Lane in Wan Chai stock plenty of inexpensive clothing from a range of mid-range international brands. We’re unsure some of them actually qualify under the official definition of a ‘Factory Outlet’ (despite what their signs say) but this is nevertheless one of the best value shopping areas in downtown Hong Kong. The prices are reputed to be so low because many of the items were surplus stock and earmarked for export. Spring Garden Lane runs parallel with Toy Street Market (Tai Yuen Street). Most shops open from 11:00 to 19:00.
- Opening Hours: 11:00 - 19:00 daily
- Location: Spring Garden Lane, Wan Chai (leads off Johnston Road)
- MRT: Wan Chai (Exit A3)