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Shopping in Hong Kong

As a free-trade port, Hong Kong is “a shopping paradise of China” and a favorite place for shopaholics owing to its tax-free commodities, some of which are far cheaper than their counterparts in the mainland, highlighted by electronic products and fashions, and it attracts millions of visitors from all over the globe each year.

Hong Kong offers a wide range of genuine goods at fair prices, from world brand name commodities to local specialties and souvenirs, some of which are at great discount, especially during Chinese New Year and Charismas. Hong Kong shopping area is mainly composed of Hong Kong Island Area and Kowloon Area, where a number of markets, department stores and shopping malls are scattered.

For those who want to purchase world brand names in Hong Kong, you’re advised to visit the Tsim Sha Tsui Harbor City, Hong Kong Times Square, 1881 Heritage and International Financial Shopping Center Shopping Square and Citygates Outlets. For those who are planning to buy medium-quality goods in Hong Kong, you’re advised to visit Shatin New Town Plaza, Hong Kong New Century Square and Hong Kong Festival Walk. For those who want to buy commodities at lower price, it’s advisable for you to visit Women Street and Union Square.
Below is a list of famous shopping streets in Hong Kong.

1.    The Harbor City

As the largest shopping center in Hong Kong, the Harbor City sits at Tim Sha Tsui, Kowloon with Star Ferry Pier to the south and China Hong Kong City to the north, which is composed of Hong Kong Shipping Terminal, Ocean Center, Ocean Corridor and Hong Kong Hotel and Gateway Mansion. More than 700 stores are available in the Harbor City, and you’re recommended to go shopping in Louis Vuitton Store and Burberry Boutique Store.


Address: Opposite to Star Ferry Pier, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Transport: take a subway from Tsim Sha Tsui A Station to Harbor City within 10 minutes. You can also take a bus No. 3, 6A, 77M, 78 there.
Nearby attractions: Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong Spacearium, Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong Art Museum

2.    Hong Kong Times Square

Hong Kong Times Square is a commercial center with shopping, restaurants and entertainment perfectly combined as one, where the stores are mainly concentrated on the 16th floor.

Hong Kong Times Square is not only an ideal place for visitors to purchase fashion, cosmetics and electrical appliances, but also you can taste the authentic Hong Kong, Vietnamese, Japanese and Canton snacks. The square is accessible from all directions by subway, bus, taxi and trolley bus, and you’re highly recommended to shop at Lane Crawford Store, Joyce Store and Shine Store.

Address: Causeway Bay, Wanzai District, Hong Kong
Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Transport: take a subway and get off at Causeway Bay Station Exit A
Nearby attractions: Golden Bauhinia Square, Hong Kong International Conference Exhibition Center, Victorian Park, Victorian Harbor, Hong Kong Aquarium and Repulse Bay.

3.    Hong Kong 1881 Heritage

Sitting at the very site of the former Headquarters of Hong Kong Waterside Police, 1881 Heritage is a Victorian architecture with an area of 130,000 square feet, which has become a new tourist landmark with shopping, restaurant, entertainment and hotel combined as one in Hong Kong now.

Over 20 world brand names enter Hong Kong 1881 Heritage, including Cartier, Piaget, Tiffany & Co., Paspale, Vivienne Tam, Alfred Dunhill and Van Cleef & Arpel.

Address: A, No. 2, Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui,Kowllon, Hong Kong
Opening hours: 10:00 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Transport: bus No. 2F, 2B, 87B, 86A
Nearby attractions: Hong Kong Art Museum, Tsim Sha Tsui Bell Tower, Hong Kong spacearium and Kowloon Park

4.    Hong Kong International Finance Centre Shopping Square

Hong Kong International Finance Centre Shopping Square faces the Victorian Harbor and is conveniently located near Hong Kong airport underground station. More than 100 stores of global brand names line in the square, including Hugo Boss, Ermenegildo Zegna, ESCADA, Lanvin, Montblanc, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo and VALENTINO, making it a one-stand shopping area in Hong Kong.

Address: No. 8, Middle Ring Fanicial Street, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Transport: bus 7, 77, 71P, 307, 603, 780, 780P, 3A, 25, 91, 94, 11, 12, 511, 62, 681, 7, 347, 15, 15C, 25, 3A and 91
Nearby attractions: Victorian Harbor, Star Ferry Pier, Hong Kong Grand Hall and Edinburgh Square

5.    Citygates Outlets

The five-storied Citygates Outlets is the only discounted market of famous brands in Hong Kong, where a discount of 30% to 70% on the charges is given as a preferential treatment throughout the year, and more than 80 internationally renowned brands have entered the outlets, including Vivienne Tam, Calvin Klein Jeans, ADIDAS, NIKE, CK UNDERWEAR, Polo Ralph Lauren, SAMSONIT, Esprit and Bally.

Citygates Outlets is well stocked with goods of all kinds, from fashions to sporting goods and then to household articles, which makes visitors fully enjoy the pleasure from shopping.

Address: No. 20, Yongdong Road, Dayushan, Hong Kong
Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Transport: bus e22a, e22b, e22, e31, e41, 11, 34, 36 and 38
Nearby attractions: Ngong Ping 360, Phoenix Mountain, Hong Kong Disneyland, Discovery Bay and Cheung Chau Island

6.    Shatin New Town Plaza

As one of the most prosperous shopping areas in New Territories, Shatin New Town Plaza combines shopping, restaurant and entertainment as one, where more than 360 famous stores of various trades are available from fashion store to toy stores to beauty parlors and then to household article stores.

A number of western and Chinese restaurants are also available in Shatin New Town Plaza, including Hip Sushi, I-thai Restaurant, POKKA CAFE Grill Specialist, PARKVIEW, Oliver Super Sandwiches and Triple O's by White Spot, where you can taste the authentic snacks from all over the world.

Address: Sha Tin Central Street, Sha Tin, Hong Kong
Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Transport: bus K68, 80M, 47X, N270, N271 and 798
Nearby attractions: Hong Kong Disneyland, Avenus of Stars, Hong Kong Park, Hong Kong Ocean Park and Victorian Harbor

7. Hong Kong New Century Square

The transport from and to Hong Kong New Century Square is very convenient owing to its connection with Huayuan Street and Tai Zi Street, making it an ideal shopping area for visitors in Hong Kong. Hong Kong New Century Square is lined with over 200 fashionable stores, highlighted by the children's wears, ladies' wears and various Jeans wear brands such as Bauhaus and Double-Park, where the famous cosmetics brands such as Glycel and Laneige are favored by females.

Address: No. 193, west Taizi Road, east Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Opening hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Transport: bus 44, 44P, 58X, 59X, 93K, K15, 6, 6A, 6F, 1, 1A, 2C, 3C, 24, 27, 42, 87D, 104, 203 and N216
Nearby attractions: Hong Kong Art Museum, History Museum of Hong Kong and Wonderful Worlds of Whampoa

8. Hong Kong Union Square

Hong Kong Union Square is the gathering place for teenagers, featuring medium-quality commodities at lower prices, where the stores specializing in selling Japanese fashions and North Korean fashion are scattered everywhere, and it’s a magnet for visitors and locals alike in Hong Kong.

Address: No. 760, Midun Road, Tai Zi, Hong Kong
Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Transport: bus 104, 112, 904, 905, N118, N17, 796, 970X and 970
Nearby attractions: Golden Fish Street, Hong Kong Art Museum, History Museum of Hong Kong and Avenues of Stars