Hong Kong Island Shopping
Where to Shop in Hong Kong Island
If you go practically anywhere in the greater region of Hong Kong you'll discover that it is a shopping dream come true with products ranging from kitsch to glitz to sports to nightwear all available and at advantageous prices.
Several huge shopping malls cater to the needs of visitors and locals alike with bargains in every area. With that much competition if prices don't suit you then simply decamp and check out the next mall - it's a buyers' market and what isn't for sale here isn't worth having. The greatest thing about it all is that with good local transportation all those yummy bargains are within easy reach.
All Shopping Places in Hong Kong Island
Causeway Bay is perennially popular with tourists. From department stores, to small boutiques and bargain stalls, everything can be found here in close proximity. Of course, you will have to count on a whole day and limitless energy to plough through this shopping carnival. Here, you will find many shops specialising in shoes, electrical appliances and fashion for young people.
Food and fashion predominate if you take a stroll through the many shopping malls, including Times Square, World Trade Centre, Lee Garden Two, The Lee Gardens, Lee Theatre Plaza, Fashion Island and Island Beverley. In Square, Windsor House is known for computer products.
Hong Kong's Central district is the place to see towering skyscrapers and marbled shopping atriums with their vast, Roman-like malls. The Landmark, The Galleria, Prince's Building, Alexandra House and the IFC mall (featuring Hong Kong's tallest building) are the main shopping centres, with loads of designer shops selling exclusive brand names. This, to put it simple, is shopaholic heaven.
Stanley Street is known for photographic equipment at advantageous rates. Hollywood Road is Hong Kong's antiques row, above the Central business district. Further west towards Sheung Wan is a bustle of sidewalk hawkers where you can work on your bargaining skills. Still in Central, Li Yuen Street East and Li Yuen Street West are known locally as 'the lanes' and they're a fascinating hotchpotch of stalls hawking everything from factory reject clothing, watches and costume jewellery to rolling luggage and shoes. Situated between Queen's Road Central and Des Voeux Road Central, the market is open daily from 10:00 – 19:00.
Harbour City at Tsim Sha Tsui, is a vast retail destination featuring more than 700 stores, 50 food and beverage outlets and a couple of cinemas over four levels. The mall is neatly divided up into four areas: Ocean Terminal, Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel Arcade, Ocean Centre and Gateway Arcade. The Ocean Terminal is the place to shop for kids items and young fashion, plus sports outlets including Nike and PUMA are also located here. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 10:00 - 22:00
- Address: 3 - 27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
- Tel: (852) 2118 8666
Hong Kong’s Hollywood Road stretches all the way from Hollywood Road Park in Sheung Wan, making its way through the heart of SoHo, past Lan Kwai Fong and finishing in the heart of Central, the busiest and most popular tourist area on the island. The snaking road is famous for many things, and alongside eating, drinking and partying one of the best things to do here is shop – in particularly for antiques and art.
Whilst the surrounding Central area is packed full of gleaming new malls, Hollywood Road itself offers a nice change away from the 21st century air-conditioned havens. The road is famous for being home to an excellent collection of antique and art stores, with most of them centred on and around Cat Street Market. This has also been joined by the up-and-coming fashion boutiques located in PMQ. Read More...
- Location: Hollywood Road, Central
- MRT: Central or Sheung Wan
Horizon Plaza Factory Outlet Stores offers 27 floors of discount designer fashion from such prestigious names as Armani, Ralph Lauren, Yves Saint Lauren, Tod’s, Replay, Paul Smith, Diesel and Lane Crawford. There are local and Chinese brands available too. It is located in the Ap Lei Chau Estate in the southern town of Aberdeen, over 30 minutes away from downtown Hong Kong. Housed in a nondescript office block, you would most probably walk straight past Horizon Plaza Hong Kong it if you didn’t know about the incredible range of outlet stores and high end designer brands inside that is almost unbelievable for die-hard shoppers with a penchant for serious savings. 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
The IFC mall is neatly located above Hong Kong station and packs in over 200 stores, a cinema, fitness gym and department store over four levels. It’s worth visiting the mall just to dine here, with some of the restaurants considered amongst Hong Kong’s finest offering spectacular views across Victoria Harbour. Additionally there is a rooftop garden where all are welcome to sit back and soak up the views. Shopping outlets include trendy brands such as EVISU and True Religion plus funky jewellers Mikimoto and a hip Black PUMA store. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 - 22:00
- Address: 8 Finance Street Central District, Hong Kong
- Tel: +852 2295 3308
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)
Pacific Place or Admiralty is situated in a top location at the centre of Hong Kong with views across the harbour. Close by are the Conrad, Shangri-La and JW Marriot giving the mall a decidedly upmarket feel. Inside the centre caters to a smattering of exclusive labels across four levels offering 130 outlets and three department stores. Brand names include Aquascutum, Brooks Brothers and Shanghai Tang; there are also plenty of fine jewellers including Chopard and Cartier. Read More...
- Address: 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong Island
- Tel: (852) 2844 8988
PMQ is a creative venture in downtown Hong Kong combining a cool market vibe with a multi-function art and design space. Specifically, this multi-storey block of small boutiques brings together the best creatives and artisans working in Hong Kong today, with the added benefit of pop-up markets on weekends featuring live music, craft beer and a vibrant, fun-loving atmosphere.
PMQ Hong Kong is the place to find clothes, fashion jewellery, homeware and stylish arts and crafts of all kinds. On our last visit we found some gorgeous modernist lamps, bought too many pairs of funky footwear from a local shoemaker and had our fill of some German bratwurst sausages and French style pastries. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 07:00 - 23:00
- Address: 35 Aberdeen Street Central
- Tel: +852 2811 9098
- Price Range: Free
The Prada Outlet Store (Formerly Space Warehouse) is Asia’s only Prada factory outlet. Discounts hover around 50% off the original marked price, although it is renowned to be unpredictable – the most we have seen is 80% marked off the original price. Most mornings, people start queuing well ahead of the midday opening time so they get first choice of that day’s stock. 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. The Prada Outlet Store in Hong Kong also stocks items by their sister-brand Miu Miu. 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
Situated on Yee Wo Street close to Times Square on Causeway Bay, SOGO is a huge department store shopping complex specialising in Japanese brands. An amazing 19 floors stock everything imaginable including fashion items, kids toys and clothes, home wear, electronics and health and beauty products. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Sun - Thu 10:00 - 22:00, Fri - Sat & Day before Public Holiday 10:00 - 22:30
- Address: 555 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
- Tel: (852) 2833 8338
Stanley Market is a veritable cornucopia of shops, stalls and restaurants. Its celebrated lanes are jam-packed with vendors selling paintings, handicrafts and even furniture, silk collectibles, curios and lots of souvenirs. Read More...
- Opening Hours: From around 10:30 – 18:00 daily
- Tour Available: Half Day Hong Kong Island Tour
The Landmark, also known as ‘Central’, is one of the oldest and most prominent shopping malls in Hong Kong, positioned between the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and office towers. Five levels of chic designer shopping offer brands that are rarely showcased elsewhere in Asia, including Diane von Furstenberg and a glittering De Beers diamonds store. Read More...
- Address: 15 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong Island
- Tel: (852) 2500 0555
Traditional international brands such as Marks & Spencer open their doors alongside contemporaries DKNY and Anna Sui at this unusual vertical shopping mall. With a total of 14 floors and two basement levels, Times Square is a uniquely designed complex full of top names roughly divided by floor. Long escalators connect floors and ingeniously allow you to skip certain levels should you want to. There are more than 230 shops plus a cinema and a good selection of restaurants from fast and cheap to pricy and chic. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 - 22:00
- Address: 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
- Tel: +852 2118 8900
Wan Chai may get sleazy at night but during the day and evening it's hard to beat as an upbeat shopping venue. Spring Garden Lane is an excellent destination to pick up clothes at very competitive prices. The market stalls sell products originally meant for export, meaning both quality and prices are very competitive, making a win-win situation for shoppers. It also connects to local wet and dry markets, and so offers a multicultural experience in the heart of town.
Spring Garden Lane is off Queen's Road East and runs to Johnston Road. Along Queen's Road East you can find a number of excellent rattan and Chinese furniture shops where you can arrange shipment home of purchases, no matter how large.
A Declared Monument, Western Market in Sheung Wan is a handsomely renovated Edwardian building (built 1906) filled with Chinese handicraft stores and fabric shops. It is situated at the corner of Connaught Road and Morrison Street, Sheung Wan. The area to the west is famous for its small Chinese-style shops selling dried seafood and medicinal herbs. At present, it is the oldest market building surviving in Hong Kong and serves a useful function accommodating theme restaurant and boutique shops that have turned the building and the vicinity into a place for lifestyle shopping and leisure activities.
- Address: 323 Des Voeux Road, Sheung Wan, Central, Hong Kong
- Tel: (852) 6029 2675