Shopping

Hong Kong is known as shopping paradise for clothes, accessories, shoes and handbags etc. Hong Kong's malls, department stores and designer boutiques offer an amazing contrast to the bustling open-air markets nestled among the towering skyscrapers.
Shopping in Hong Kong
The main Hong Kong shopping malls location
Hong Kong during a sales period is a complete retail therapy course! During the winter (late December to February) and the summer sale (July to September) major discounts are available for the avid shopper.
Central - IFC mall, The Landmark, Prince's Building and Chater House.
Admiralty - Pacific Place and Queensway Plaza.
Causeway Bay - Hysan Place, Sogo, Times Square, Lee Gardens and the World Trade Center.
TST - DFS Galleria, Harbour City, Miramar Shopping Center, New World Center and Sogo.
Kowloon – Elements, Festival Walk in Kowloon. Langham Place and Grand Century Place in Mong Kok. APM in Kwun Tong.
New TerritoriesCitygate Outlets in Tung Chung.
Shopping in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Markets
Hong Kong markets are fun places to shop for tourist souvenirs and curios,

but some of them are overpriced and frequented by pickpockets so take care of valuables. Haggle hardest at the Ladies and Temple Street markets. It might sound harsh, but start negotiating at no more than half of the price requested. If you don't like the vendor's counter-offer just walk away. If they don't follow you trying to close the sale you offered too low and you should bear this in mind at the next stall selling the product you want.
Shopping in Hong Kong

Jade Market
Jade Market at Kansu and Battery Streets in Yau Ma Tei (MTR exit C), open 10am-5pm daily. Jade Street is worth including in a visit if you are there between 10.30am-2.30pm.

Stanley Market
Stanley Market is THE covered tourist market and it's open 9am (better after 11)-7pm daily. Access by number 6, 6A, 66 or 6X bus from Exchange Square in Central or Causeway Bay.

Ladies Market
Ladies Market In Mong Kok (MTR exit E2) is open noon-11.30pm.

Temple Street
Temple Street Night Market is open 4pm-midnight (Jordon MTR exit A).

Western Market
Western Market is inside a restored colonial building in Sheung Wan
(MTR exits B or C), open 10am-7pm.

Li Yuen Street East & West
Li Yuen Street East & West, or 'The Lanes' are a pair of parallel streets in Central (MTR exit C) open 10am-7pm.

Apliu Street Market
Apliu Street Market in Sham Shui Po (exit C2) is where the locals shop for everything from pet products to second-hand electrical tools and mobile phones.

 

Other Shopping areas
Retailers with a common specialty are often grouped together, so there are specific roads in Hong Kong to go to for certain things.

Nathan Road
Nathan Road for tailors and electrical goods. Decide what you want and how much you are prepared to pay first. A good tailor will offer you a second fitting before finishing the suit. It is the quality of the tailoring and stitching that determine the finish of the suit, not just good materials. Try and get a recommendation rather than following a street hustler.

When buying electrical goods, check that you have a worldwide guarantee, the right voltage/region for your home destination and check that the model number on the  box matches the one on the product. Establish which $ currency you are negotiating in before you start! Expect to pay a surcharge when paying by credit card - a worthwhile extra expense if you have issuer's insurance associated with goods purchased on the card.

Ap Lei Chau
Horizon Plaza in Ap Lei Chau (near Aberdeen) or at Queens Road East in Central for buying furniture. If you are a resident shopping on a budget, try Ikea in Causeway Bay or an 'expat sale' in the SCMP Classified section.

Wan Chai, Sham Shui Po
For Computer equipment, try the Wan Chai Computer Center (Wan Chai MTR exit A4) at 130 Hennessy Road (there's another one at 298), Windsor House Computer Plaza (Causeway Bay MTR), the Golden Center in Sham Shui Po (exit D2) or the shops on the second floor of the Star House in TST (adjacent to the Star Ferry).

Hollywood Road
Buy antiques in Hollywood Road, Central.

Shanghai Street
Shanghai Street in Yau Ma Tei for kichen and bathroom equipment and accessories. Also look in the streets behind the Wan Chai Police Station.