Most tourists go shopping in Kowloon as it boasts the finest markets and night markets, along with some of the best shopping malls and boutiques. In fact, Kowloon can match Hong Kong Island for range and quality of brands, and definitely beats it when it comes to discount fashion and jewellery from the markets.
Visitors are often amazed at the seemingly endless amount of top-end designer stores in Hong Kong, and the harbourfront area around Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station has them in abundance, but if you are looking to stretch your budget further, head up to Mongkok and take a look around. Kowloon’s shopping options prove you don’t have to break the bank to pick up some cool new items when you’re in Hong Kong.
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Temple Street Night Market is the largest market in Hong Kong so it’s a firm fixture on the shopping itineraries of most visitors to Hong Kong. You will find all sorts here: clothes, bags, shoes, watches, DVDs, home furnishings and plenty of souvenirs. It gets going around sunset and lasts until around 23:00. Never accept the first price as bargaining is all part of the fun at Temple Street Night Market. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 16:00 – 23:00
- Location: In the areas of Jordan and Yau Ma Tei in Kowloon
Located in a huge hangar-like complex running along the harbour in Tsim Sha Tsui, Harbour City is home to over 700 shops and pretty much any regional cuisine you might fancy. The mall is divided up into four different areas – Ocean Terminal, Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel Arcade, Ocean Centre and Gateway Arcade – but owing to the sheer size of the shopping mall, finding individual shops can be tough. We recommend picking up a map at the information counter at reception. Designer label stores such as Hermes and Chanel occupy the anchor stores facing Canton Road. 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
This palatial shopping complex is the place to pick up the latest collections from the world’s premier fashion and jewellery houses. Boutique stores at 1881 Heritage which stock limited edition collections include Shanghai Tang, Jaeger Couture, Cartier, and Van Cleef & Arpels. 1881 Heritage is a Declared Monument, meaning it is protected due to its cultural importance as former headquarters of Hong Kong’s Marine Police Force, and the architecture is immediately indicative of Victorian Britain, with ornate bannisters and arched entryways. Part of Heritage 1881 is the exclusive hotel Hullet House.
- Address: 2A Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
- Tel: +852 2926 8000
Elements is a shopping mall with a fantastic collection of top-end and mid-range fashion stores, as well as a whole host of entertainment options, including an ice rink, a multiplex cinema and many dining options. Split up into different zones based around the five elements of metal, wood, water, fire and earth, it is very well laid out and particularly popular for families. Complimentary pushchairs and wheelchairs are available at reception. Located directly above Kowloon MTR Station, Elements also has direct access into The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong. Read More...
- Address: 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
- Tel: +852 2735 5234
Ladies’ Market is an intense shopping street with stall after stall of clothes, shoes, fashion jewellery and tourist souvenirs, trinkets and tat. From one side to the other it is about 1km and it gets very crowded, especially on weekends. Expect the quality of items to vary massively, and be prepared to bargain hard because the aunties running the stalls will start with inflated prices every time. However, if you come prepared, Ladies’ Market is great fun and a true Hong Kong shopping experience. Ladies’ Market is located in the Mongkok area of Kowloon, just off Nathan Road. Take the MTR to Mong Kok. The market opens at midday but really gets going in the mid-afternoon and stays open till 23:00 every day. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 12:00 - 23:00
- Location: Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon
iSquare, billed as a shopping and entertainment complex, is prominently located on Nathan Road. It consists of 12 floors of shopping and a further 12 floors of dining and entertainment. That sounds like a lot but do bear in mind each floor is quite compact. Some of the most high profile brands on offer at iSquare include Marks & Spencer, BOSE, Elle, Crocs, HMV and Market Place by Jasons on the ground floor, a luxury supermarket. With an IMAX cinema (the biggest in Hong Kong), Eyebar, a highly recommended rooftop bar, and plenty of restaurants, there is plenty to occupy the whole family here.
- Address: 63 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
- Tel: +852 3665 3333
Fa Yuen Market is the local Hong Kongers equivalent of Temple Street Night Market. Both markets stock similar sorts of products (fashion and apparel, cheap jewellery, electronics etc.), but this one has items catering more to locals and on Sundays, many housemaids from the Philippines and Indonesia who come here to enjoy their day off. Fa Yuen Street Market is particularly popular for shoes and trainers. It is located in between Mong Kok and Prince Edward MTR stations. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00 - 22:00 (most popular in the early evening, around 19:00)
- Location: Fa Yuen Street, Mongkok, Kowloon (between Argyle Street and Dundas Street)
Langham Place Shopping Mall
Langham Place Shopping Mall and is one of the best places in Hong Kong for international beauty products from the world’s top brands, and it also stocks an excellent range of fashion jewellery and accessories from the likes of Pandora and Accessorize. Another big draw at Langham Place is the Japanese luxury department store Seibu, which stocks plenty of Japanese brands which are hard to find elsewhere. Show your passport at the reception to receive the ‘LP Card’ which entitles you to instant discounts and exclusive offers. It is connected to the five-star Langham Place Hotel.
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
- Address: 8 Argyle Street, Mongkok, Kowloon
- Tel: +852 3520 2800
Jade Market is a collection of traders all dealing in fashion jewellery, ornaments, rings, pendants, anything made from the semi-precious stone jade, in fact. The street next to the undercover market houses a whole row of shops and traders dealing in jade and other precious stones. The quality of the jade is usually reflected in the price, and although the purest green stones are very expensive, it’s also possible to pick up some rather inexpensive items, typically yellow or brown jade. Jade Market is closest to MTR Yau Ma Tei Station. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – 18:00
Miramall (and the connected Miramar Shopping Mall) is the place for high street fashion in one air-conditioned space: American Eagle, Coach, Quiksilver, and a large Uni Qlo store are just some of the brands you can find here. There are some higher priced labels but in general, this is a shopping mall for more mid-range brands. There is also a collection of restaurants on the fourth floor, most of which have great value lunch deals where you can eat for less than HK$100. Easy to find on Nathan Road as you walk up from Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station.
- Address: 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
- Tel: +852 2315 5868