Hong Kong has been long known as a Shopping Paradise. The free port offers a dazzling choice of commodities as its malls, department stores and designer boutiques offer an amazing contrast to the bustling open-air markets nestled among the towering skyscrapers. While street markets and shopping malls offer a broad selection of items all in one place, several areas of Hong Kong have their specialties. Get into the zone and discover the different shopping opportunities that await you in Hong Kong.
1Tsim Sha Tsui
Tsim Sha Tsui prepares everything for shopper and makes sure that it can fully cater to your needs. The bustling Nathan Road, the major road in this area, is lined with stores selling jewelry, crafts, clothing, shoes, handbags, watches, electronic goods and more. There are also tailors, tattoo artists, and shops for Chinese seal carving. Be sure to explore the side streets radiating off Nathan Road for shops specializing in washable silk and casual clothing and for export overruns of fun, youth-oriented fashions at modest prices
The area, with its proximity to Victoria Harbour, has served as the center of trade and financial activities in Hong Kong. For upscale shopping, Central is where you'll find international designer labels. The Landmark, Prince's Building, Alexandra House, and Chater House boast designer boutiques selling jewelry, clothing, leather goods and more, with names ranging from Armani, Cartier to Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Tiffany & Co. IFC (International Finance Centre) Mall sells high-end clothing and accessories. Hip Shanghai Tang is a good place to shop for upscale Chinese clothing and souvenirs.
Another happy hunting ground is Causeway Bay in Wanchai. In contrast to Tsim Sha Tsui, it caters more to locals than to tourists, and prices are often lower. In addition to small shops selling everything from shoes and clothing to Chinese herbs, there are a variety of luxurious shopping malls, such as SOGO, Seibu, Mitsukoshi Sincere, and so on, and a large shopping complex Times Square specializing in clothing and housewares. Also check the area around Jardine's Crescent, a popular roadside market, great for inexpensive clothing, food, and produce.