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Here is a list of places where you can find most of the things you need during your stay in Hong Kong:
(For some shops' location, you may refer to the maps of the stations from the Useful Maps section)

Computer/Electronics Clothes / Tailors Gifts / Toys Stationery / CD, DVD Household / Personal
Food & Grocery Sports Apparel / Gear Others Specific Areas Shopping Tips


Computers / Electronics

Golden Computer Centre – Exit D2, Sham Shui Po MTR Station

Golden Computer Centre is the biggest shopping mall for computer goods in HK. It is divided into 3 to 4 unconnected shopping centers all in one block of buildings. The price in the Golden Computer Centre may not be the best in HK, but it is sure the most convenient place to shop for computer goods. There are more than 100 shops which you can compare the price with and get the best deal.

Golden Computer is not only for computers. Video games and consoles can also be found there, and they are undoubtedly much cheaper there than in Toysrus and department stores.

Another thing about Golden Computer Centre is that it is near the “men’s market” – Ap Liu Street in HK. It is a street market for second-hand electronics and accessories. So, after you have bought the computer devices you need from the mall, you can go there and buy the socket or battery you need.

In HK, you can buy a 500GB external hard drive for HK$ 300, 16GB SD card for HK$ 50, etc. Every thing is so cheap. You may wonder if these things are cheaper in Mainland China. Yes, it maybe true but shopping in Hong Kong is more safe.

Mong Kok Computer Centre – Exit E2, Mong Kok MTR Station, keep walking straight for 2 to 3 blocks

Another computer shopping mall but smaller. Conveniently located in the shoppers' paradise - Mong Kok though.

Wanchai Computer Centre – Exit A3, Wanchai MTR Station

biggest computer mall in the Island. Some products maybe cheaper there than in the Golden Computer Centres.

Windsor House – Exit E, Causeway Bay MTR Station, near Victoria Park

Take the elevator to 15 - 16F of the building. A similar place to Star House, but on the Island side

188 Arcade – 188, Wanchai Road, Exit A3, Wanchai MTR Station

This is for video game - PS3, XBOX, Nintendo, etc.

 

Electronics

Electronics Street – Exit D3, Mong Kok MTR Station

This is the street in HK where about 20 electronic shops is occupying the area. Fortress, Broadway, Chung Yuen and Gome are those with better reputation. You can buy camera / video camera, mp3, iPod, iPhone, iPad there.

Shatin – 6F, New Town Plaza, Shatin Station

An area with more than 10 electronics shops all are recommended by the HK Tourism Board, the price is not the lowest though.

Ap Liu Street – Exit A2, Sham Shui Po MTR Station

A Street selling second hand electronics goods and accessories, from cameras, cell phone, radio, TV, car audio, DVD player to many other fun stuffs. Some time it is called the Men's Street in HK. You may find a very good deal there if you are smart enough.

Cell phone / Mobile phone

If you are using a 'locked' cell phone at home, you may need to buy a new one to use in HK. HK is a market place for cell phone. After Japan, HK shops sell all the state-of-the-art cell phones around the world. Choices are too many that it may be difficult to make your decision.

So if you need to buy a cell phone, you may go to 6/F of the mall in Shatin MTR - New Town Plaza, where they have all the cell phone companies and shops for electronics goods if you are not looking for anything avant-garde. They don't have the latest model and the cheapest price, but they are recommended by the tourist board of HK.

The price of a cell phone with simple function should not be more than HK$ 300

You will also need to buy a stored value phone card to activate the phone. Try to buy the phone card (SIM card) that provides free SMS and voice mailbox from the company. It may be easier for you to select from the companies if you are buying it from Shatin since they all have shops there on the same floor.

Below is some information about call charges in HK for your reference: (courtesy of Claudia Robinson)

Cell Phone Mall – Exit D2, Mong Kok MTR Station (Sincere Podium) - iPhone, smartphone, Android, fix and repair

The one of a kind cell phone mall in HK. The shops there selling without warranty cell phones which makes their price lower than other shops. However, some of the shops there may not be very honest.

Place to fix your phones for cheap

Also, it is a place to fix your phone for (Really) cheap if you need. I have tried the phone-smith store on the immediate left side once after you get on the 2/F from the escalator, and its service is good and cheap. You can replace your screen for only a few hundreds HK$.

Camera

Pro Source Camera Shop - On the side of Fuk Wing Street of the Golden Computer Centre (Exit D2, Sham Shui Po MTR) there is a camera shop known as digital world in Chinese (So Ma Empire). The cameras / digital cameras there are generally cheaper than any other place in HK.

Champagne Court, 16 Kimberly Road, Exit B1 TST MTR - A shopping center full of second hand cameras and stuff

298 Computer Centre, 298 Hennessey Road, Exit A5 Wanchai MTR - There are a few shops on 1/F which sells cameras 30% cheaper than the retail price on average.

 

Clothes / Tailors First of all, I want to say it may be difficult for you to buy clothes and accessories in HK or Asia if you are 'big' in size. So, what is big? Umm, if you are 5'10 (175 cm) or above, foot size 11 (UK 10, E 44) or above for guys; 5'6 (162 cm) or above, foot size 6 (UK 7, E 36) or above for girls, you are considered 'big' in Asia.   

U2 / G2000 / Giordano / Bossini / Bluestar / Baleno

They are the most popular local brands in HK. They sell cheap clothes in trendy style with good quality. The best deal is underwear and socks.

Uniqlo / H&M

They are like every where in HK. www.uniqlo.com.hk / www.hm.com/hk/en

American Eagle - 3/F Ocean Terminal, Exit L6, TST MTR; G/F Miramar Shopping Mall, Exit B1, TST MTR; B/F Times Square, Exit A Causeway Bay MTR; and 6/F Langham Place, Exit C3, Mong Kok MTR

The most popular brand from the US is opened in March 2011

Gap - 31 Queen's Road Central, Central, Exit D2 Central MTR / Portland Street, Mong Kok, right opposite of Langham Place / 2F Hysan Place, Exit F2 Causeway Bay MTR

Another American brand just opened in November 2011

Hollister - G/F Festival Walk, Exit C2 Kowloon Tong MTR / 3F Hysan Place, Exit F2 Causeway Bay MTR

Bringing Hong Kong the real California style.

(Abercrombie and Fitch was closed in 2017, but will be opened again at Ocean Terminal in TST in 2018)

Fuk Wa Street - Exit D2, Sham Shui Po MTR Station, or Exit E, Prince Edward MTR Station

This long street runs from Sham Shui Po to Prince Edward contains shops selling all the cheap clothes produced in local or China factories for various age groups. International brand names may also be found in these shops. The most common are Banana Republic, Gap, Nautica, etc.

Lady's Market – Exit E2, Mong Kok MTR Station (Tung Choi Street)

You can almost buy every thing here in the Lady's Market: Gifts, clothes, accessories, toys, foods, etc. Bargain is the art of buying in the Lady's Market. You should start bargain at least 50% of the sale price.

Chinese Art & Craft, sexy underwear, Chinese style clothes, watches, gambling accessories, fake western brands clothes (Quicksilver, diesel, etc.) and fake soccer shirts are the most popular items there. You can even have your name printed on the fake soccer shirts!

Hollywood Centre – Exit E2, Mong Kok MTR Station (Sai Yeung Choi Street x Shantong Street)

Cheap clothes and shoes for men

This is the only 1 shopping center dedicated for men's clothes. The shops there sell cheap quality clothes and accessories in unbelievable low prices. They also have clothes in clubbing style. If you wanna hit the Lan Kwai Fong like a gangster, you know where you should go.

Down's City – 3F, Silvercord: Exit A1, Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station (Haiphong Road)

A shop selling down and other clothes and accessories for winter. Check it out if you are heading to Beijing / Japan in Winter and you haven't bring any jacket with you to HK.

Allied Plaza – Exit B2, Prince Edward MTR Station

A shopping center for the local young people. If you wanna dress like a local student, Check it out!

Granville Street – Exit B1, Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station

A street full of shops selling exporting clothes from China's factories. You know 90% of the clothes we are wearing are produced in China? These shops got a little share of the quota and sell you the clothes you find in your countries in a much lower price because of no tariff and customs duty imposed before they leave HK.

Land Crawford / Joyce / Harvey Nichols / IT

They are the shops selling high quality and pricy world-known fashion labels.

LC can be found in Times Square, Causeway Bay; Ocean Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui; and IFC, Central

Joyce can be found in Ocean Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui; and Pacific Place, Admiralty

Harvey Nicole can be found in Landmark Tower, Central or Pacific Place, Admiralty

IT can be found in Festival Walk; Silvercord, Tsim Sha Tsui; Central; and Sino Plaza, Causeway Bay

SOGO – Exit D3, Causeway Bay MTR Station

The biggest Japanese department store in HK. Over 20F in the shopping building selling international brands clothes, toys, stationeries, accessories, personal products, books, electronics, foods, etc. Take a glance about Japan if you don't have time for a real trip there.

The front door is always crowded with people, not a good place to meet people.

YATA – Phase III, New Town Plaza, Shatin Station

Another Japanese department store. The supermarket is so different from Taste.

Elements - Kowloon Station

The newest mall in HK that brings Via Napoleonite, 5th Avenue, and Champs Elysee all in one to HK. A mall for the riches or wannabe. Not much to see there if you are not into high fashion. Even worse, the restaurants there sucks. Fancy, but unreasonably expensive and taste bad. (There is a Chinese restaurant - Xia Men Guang, which is very good though)

Halloween Costumes

The easiest way is going to Toysrus for sure. For cheaper and more interesting stuff - Lai Yuen West / East Street and Pottinger Street, Exit C Central MTR.

101 Wellington Street, Exit E2 Sheung Wan MTR - Another small store but full of costume and decorations.

Customized Uniform (T-Shirt, Sweater, Jersey)

For soccer or sports team jersey, you may go to any of the sports shops mentioned in 'Soccer shops'. For others like T-Shirt or Sweater, below are some of the places you can go:

Shopping centre right on the left side of the China Travel Agency Mong Kok on Nelson Street x Sai Yee Street, 4 blocks straight ahead from Exit E2 Mong Kok MTR. There are a few shops making customized design T-Shirt (Ironing) for small quantity

BURN T Production - http://print.bpchk.com/map.html The website is in Chinese but it is a cheaper place to go

AMAX - http://www.amax.hk/eng/polo-shirt-polo-tee-01.html More 'convenient' located at TST, website is in English, but more expensive

Tailors

Exit F / G, Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station

These areas are where most of the South Asians people lived in HK. They are famous in the world as tailors. The tailors there offer 1 or 2 day clothes making service. The price for making a suit is about HK$ 3,000. If you want high-quality, royalty treatment, look for BARON KAY'S Tailor - baronkay@biznetvigator.com 1/F, 43, Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Exit P3, Tsim Sha Tsui East Station. He is the one who has worked for Prince Charles, President Bush...etc., and is highly recommended by the HK Tourist Board and many other websites. They could handle your order within 24 hours, so, save your trip to Shenzhen. Prepared for paying a higher price, however.

Another one known as WILLIAM YUE Tailor. A lot of expats lawyers and bankers go there for suits and shirts. Very good service and quality

UNIQUE SUIT, 45 - 51. Chatham Road, B5, Basement, Tsim Sha Tsui - Exit P3, Tsim Sha Tsui East Station (From 13:00 - 20:00)

This is a HK based tailor shop making suits specially for students. They claim to have the whole production in HK where others shop around only take your order and transfer it back to mainland for production. More info can be found in their website (in Chinese but you can see the samples) - http://www.hkuso.com/suit/index.html

JJ ARTS - 2F Mong Kok Centre, Exit B2, Mong Kok MTR; UG C C Wu Building, 210 Wanchai Road, Exit A3, Wanchai MTR. A reputed suit and dress tailor where you can get a suit for less than HK$ 1,000. If you are fed up with the Indian tailors at TST who always want to offer you a more expensive deal, this one may be what you are looking for.

 

Outlets

Esprit – Hankow Road, Exit E, Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station / Sai Yeung Choi Street South, opposite of Broadway Cinema, Exit E2, Mong Kok MTR Station

Kwun Tong Factory Outlet – Kwun Tong Industrial Centres, Exit D4, Kwun Tong MTR Station

A few factory outlets inside different floors of the industrial buildings. They have street wears and sportswear

Cheng Sha Wan Factory Outlet – Trade Square, Cheung Sha Wan Road, Exit B, Cheung Sha Wan MTR Station

Similar to Kwun Tong Factory Outlet.

Pak Sha Road, Causeway Bay - Exit F, Causeway Bay MTR Station

This little alley majored in selling young sportswear such as Quiksilver, Ripcurl. They are genuine products directly imported from USA and Europe. The price may not be as low as at home; but if you are desperately looking for real sports gear in HK, these are the shops you can trust. The sushi bar on this street is a nice one by the way.

Tung Chung Station - Tung Chung Station

A shopping mall all dedicated to off-season fashion items. Brand names include Quiksilver, Adidas, Nike, D&G, etc.

Ap Lei Chau Horizon Plaza - 2 Lei Kwan Street, Ap Lei Chau (From Central MTR, takes 90B to Ap Lei Chau than take a taxi)

Another place for buying off-season brand clothes - Armani, Gucci, Prada, Jean Paul Gaultier, Hugo Boss and many more. You can find really good deals for shoes and suits.

The plaza also have outlets for furniture and sports gear.

Prestige Tower, Exit E, TST MTR

A whole building of shops which sell off-season designer clothes.

Paradise Mall - Hung Fa Chuen MTR

An outlet specialized in sports clothes

Kowloon Bay International Trade and Exhibition Centre - Shuttle Bus from Kowloon Bay MTR

Outlet of 2nd tier American brands

Florentina VIllage - Kwan On Road, 10 minutes walk from Exit E, Kwai Hing MTR

Outlet of some European brands such as Prada and Versace

 

Costumes

Academy of Performing Arts Costume Department - 1 Gloucester Road, Wanchai. 25848833. HK$ 1,500 up per costume per week.

Costume Depot Rental and Production - 10F, Takad Centre, 135 Wai Yip Street, Exit B6 Ngau Tau Kok MTR. With over 10,000 costumes to choose from.

Matteo Party - 3F 530 Jaffe Road, Exit D1 Causeway Bay MTR. www.matteoparty.com  A one-stop place for party

 

Gifts / Toys

DFS – Langham Hotel, Peking Road, Exit L5, Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station or Hysan Place, Exit F, Causeway Bay MTR

HK is a duty free shopping area but this shop still calls itself Duty Free Shop. Anyway, it is a place for souvenirs, and fashion. What makes this shop different is that you can try every thing freely without being bothered by the salespersons as in most of the shops in HK

HK Trade Development Council – HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, Exit A2, Wanchai MTR Station

This little shop inside the old wing of the HKCEC is a shop for products designed by local designers. They may not be able to compare with Italian designs, but there are some interesting products

LCX – 3F, Ocean Terminal, near Star Ferry Pier, Exit L6, Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station

www.lcx.com.hk

A place to buy gifts for young people

Lady's Market - for Chinese style gifts (Please scroll up to Clothes)

Yue Hwa Emporium Chinese Department Store – Exit A, Jordan MTR Station www.yuehwa.com

The largest Chinese department store in town, selling all kinds of goods from China. You may lose your interest to shop in China after you have been there.

Chinese Musical Instruments Shop – Opposite side of Nathan Road after you get out from Exit C, Yau Ma Tei MTR Station; or 188 Wanchai Road, Exit J5, Wanchai MTR

There is a shop selling Chinese Musical Instrument

Jade Market – Canton Road, Exit C, Yau Ma Tei MTR Station

Interesting for taking a look, not really interesting for shopping. The reason is most of the products sold there is in very cheap quality.

Chinese Movie Collectibles – Broadway Cinematheque, Public Square Street, Exit C, Yau Ma Tei MTR Station

Looking for souvenirs from some famous Chinese movies? Step in this little shop inside the theatre there. Jackie Chan, Jet Li, and Bruce Lee welcome you.

Flags

For small size you can try some of the bookstores here or an outdoor stall at Pottinger Street, Central. For bigger size, you may go to this place in Mongkok - Tai Da: http://www.taidaflags.com.hk/contact.html


Toys

Tai Yuen Street – Exit A3, Wanchai MTR Station

A street with some small toys shops selling toys for kids to adults in very low price. You would not believe that you may find something you so wanna take them home for only HK$ 10.

Sino Centre – 588, Nathan Road, Exit E2, Mong Kok MTR Station

A place for buying Japanese toys and products - Transformers, Dragon Ball, Casio watches, comics, DVD, etc. Also you can find American toys and comics, and DVD of American pop stars, rappers, and stuntman

CTMA – Dundas Street x Sai Yeung Choi Street South, Exit E2, Mong Kok MTR Station

A shopping center similar to Sino Centre

188 Arcade – 188, Wanchai Road, Exit A3, Wanchai MTR Station

The Island's version of Sino Centre

LEGO stores – 36, Hillwood Road, Exit D, Jordan MTR Station; or 2/F, 10 Matheson Street, Exit A Causeway Bay MTR; or In's Point, 530 Nathan Road, Exit A2, Yaumatei MTR; or 5F Hysan Place, Exit F2 Causeway Bay MTR or 8F Langham Place, Exit C Mongkok MTR; or 8F Times Square, Exit E Causeway Bay MTR

Hard to find Lego items in not very attractive price.

Toysrus

American toy store Toysrus can be found in a lot of places in HK, such as Festival Walk. But the biggest one or the only one you need to go is the one in Ocean Terminal: GF, Ocean Terminal, Exit E, Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station.

I Toys Club

http://site.itoysclub.com/ - 5F On Hing Building, 1 On Hing Terrace, Central, Exit D2 Central MTR.

Party Supplies

BOX OF FUN - www.boxoffun.com.hk

PARTY PRODUCTS - www.partyproducts.com.hk


Stationery / CD, DVD

Postcard - You can also buy Postcard from all the bookstores listed below.

Commercial Press – New Town Plaza, Shatin Station; or Miramar Shopping Centre, Exit B1, Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station, Yee Wo Street, Exit E, Causeway Bay MTR

www.cp1897.com.hk

The largest book shop in town, English book is not their focus but they sell books more cheaper than Page One

Swindon – Locke Road, Exit E, Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station

A book shop selling English books

Eslite - 8 to 10F, Hysan Place, 500 Hennessey Road, Causeway Bay, Exit F2, Star House near Star Ferry Pier, TST, or GF, Taikoo Plaza I, Taikoo MTR

This is the first bookstore in HK which opens 7/24 a week; inside a new, yet another giant shopping mall - Hysan Place http://hp.leegardens.com.hk/.

Popular Book Shop – 3F, Olympians III, Olympic MTR

www.popular.com.hk

Not many English books there but they always have some bargain books which is very cheap

Dymocks – B2, IFC, HK MTR Station

www.dymocks.com.hk

An English book shop also have magazines

Jumbo Times – Inside Mong Kok East Station

Cosmos Books – 28 Johnston Road, Exit A5, Wanchai MTR Station

www.cosmosbooks.com.hk

Have a lot of travel guides there

METRO Books - 3F Elements Mall, Kowloon Station, or 9F Times Square, Exit F, Causeway Bay MTR

 

Shops for American comics:

UG, Sino Centre – Nathan Road, Exit E2, Mong Kok MTR Station

 

Stationeries

Chung Nam Stationeries Shop – 503 Nathan Road, Exit C, Yaumatei MTR Station

A stationery shop have a huge selection of papers, gift wrap, art materials, office equipment and other stationery products. Best for students, artists and designers.

City Super / Logon - Festival Walk; 2F, New Town Plaza, Shatin Station; 3F, Ocean Centre, near Star Ferry Pier, Exit E, Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station; 3F Taikoo Plaza, Taikoo MTR; Fashion Island, Exit E, Causeway Bay MTR

www.citysuper.com.hk

City Super / Logon is a more expensive place for stationery and personal products, but the one in Shatin is a nice place to discover what's cool right now in the city. The supermarket there has better but more expensive food than Taste too. Go there if you want to have a really good dinner someday.

Muji – 3F, Phase III, New Town Plaza, Shatin Station; or Miramar Shopping Centre, Exit B1, Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station; Lee Theatre, Exit A Causeway Bay Station

www.muji.com.hk

A Japanese store for stationeries, clothes and household products. Muji means without brand name in Japanese. Thus, the products from Muji are all standard design items in good quality and fair price. It is a way of living without being a slave of brand names. Muji itself is becoming a brand name on the other hand...

Printing (Color) in bulk / Binding / Poster Printing

Shopping centre right on the left side of the China Travel Agency Mong Kok on Nelson Street x Sai Yee Street, 4 blocks straight ahead from Exit E2 Mong Kok MTR. There are a few shops making customized design T-Shirt (Ironing) for small quantity

 

CD, DVD

VCD is Video in a CD. It is a cheaper way to record movies than DVD. The quality is not as good as DVD, but if you are playing it in a computer, you would not see any difference. In HK, a piece of VCD usually costs less than HK$ 40.

HMV – I Square, Exit R, Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station; or 2-4F, Pearl City, 22 - 36 Paterson Street, Causeway Bay, Exit E, Causeway Bay MTR

The biggest CD / DVD / VCD shops in town, but also the most expensive place to shop for them.

HK Records - Festival Walk or Pacific Place

Popular Book Shop (Please scroll up to Books)

Sino Centre (Please scroll up to Toys)

Hoi Fong Road – Exit A1, Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station

There is a few DVD / VCD shops on this street selling genuine DVD / VCD in about the lowest price in HK

Temple Street - Exit C, Yau Ma Tei MTR Station

Temple Street is a night market in HK. Its like the Lady's Market but it only opens at night, after 18:00. You can find pirated copy of DVD there even for those titles which has not been released yet. The price for 10 pirated copies of DVD should be around HK$ 100 - 150.

Temple Street is also a place for culture. There are free Canton Opera and singing performances for poor people who couldn't make it to the theatre. And the bathroom in the middle of the street is a shrine for gay men...

Simcity – Shangtong Street x Nathan Street, Exit E2, Mong Kok MTR Station

A shopping center for computer goods, but also a place with a few shops selling porn DVD / VCD (straight, gay, lesbian, SM, kinky, etc). No matter you are boys or girls, you gonna watch the Japanese porn from there. I am not kidding, they are so innovative, fun and crazy! HK$ 100 for 10, what are waiting for? HAHA just kidding. Rumor has that they are now not selling DVD anymore, but USB drive with 100 porn movies uploaded. It is also a good place for buying cameras.

Sheung Sue Fong – Sai Yeung Choi Street, Exit D, Mong Kok Station

This is a Chinese book shop selling books and DVD from mainland China. You may not understand Chinese, but the western movie DVDs they sold are all in original dubbing just encrypted with Chinese subtitles, and the price is low.



Household / Personal

MEGA BOX - Exit C, Kowloon Bay MTR Station, from there go to Telford Gardens and take the shuttle bus to MEGA Box

www.megabox.com.hk

This is the newest shopping mall in HK, claimed to be the largest in town. But it makes no difference from other shopping malls in HK except the inclusion of some huge household shops (IKEA). Anyway, they are for foreigners staying in HK for a long period and have a big home.

Ikea – 3F, Grand Central Plaza, Shatin Station or Exit E, Causeway Bay MTR, or MEGA BOX www.ikea.com.hk

Pricerite – GF, Hilton Centre, Shatin Station; or, Sai Yeung Choi Street South, Exit E2 Mong Kok MTR Station; Exit E Causeway Bay Station

www.pricerite.com.hk

A much cheaper version of IKEA, have fewer choices in furniture, but more choices in household products

Jusco $12 – 3F, Chong Hing Square, Exit E1, Mong Kok MTR Station

Every thing inside is only HK$ 10! They have clothes, household products, tools, decorations, etc. A very good and cheap way to decorate your room!

Japan Home Centre

http://www.japanhome.com.hk/hk/e_spirit.html

Japan City is every where in HK. It is a shop for cheap household products. The nearest one from Kowloon Tong is the one in Mong Kok.

Logon / City Super (Please scroll up to Stationeries)

Yau Ma Tei – Shanghai Street and Reclamation Street, Exit B2, Yau Ma Tei MTR Station

These 2 streets located all the shops for household products for local hostels and restaurants. You can buy from a little pair of chopsticks, steam basin for dim sum to a giant oven for cooking roast pig. They sell one of a kind product such as the tools for making moon cake. Pay a visit even if you are not looking for anything

 

Personal

Sasa / Bonjour / Colourmix

These are the biggest chain stores specialized in selling perfumes, grooming products, and cosmetics. Price is low also.

http://hongkong.sasa.com/SasaWeb/eng/sasa/home.jsp

http://m.bonjourhk.com/

http://www.colourmix-cosmetics.com/index.php

 

DFS (Please scroll up to Gifts)

Watson's / Mannings - Festival Walk

These 2 chain stores are developed from pharmacy. So, they have medicine and personal products, also snacks and toys. The closest one is in Festival Walk.

City Super (Please scroll up)

Hair cut - Private I in Festival Walk L2, or YMCA Tsim Sha Tsui Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui

Also a lot of cheap barber shops in Sham Shui Po and Mong Kok. People there can only speak Chinese though



Food & Grocery See Eating section

   
   
Sports Apparel and Gear

5F to 7F, Times Square – Exit A, Causeway Bay MTR Station

7F, Langham Place – Exit C3, Mong Kok MTR Station

2F Ocean Terminal - near Star Ferry Pier, Exit E, Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station

Adidas Shop, Nike Shop, Puma Shop, K-Swiss Shop, etc.. 2F - 3F, Harbour City

Reebok Shop, Sports X, etc... 2F, Ocean Terminal

Adidas Official shop - 12 Peking Road, Exit L5, TST MTR / Yee Wo Street, Exit E, Causeway Bay MTR

5F, New Town Plaza - Shatin Station

Paradise Mall, Hung Fa Chuen MTR

Leighton Centre - GF, Leigthon Road, Exit A, Causeway Bay MTR

A couple of brands stores on the one section of the street

Espanada - 1F, 19 Leighton Road, Exit A, Causeway Bay MTR; or The Pulse at Repulse Bay

Professional store for triathlon, running and rugby.

http://www.escapade.com.hk/

Decalthon - GF, Great George Street (near Ikea), Exit E, Causeway Bay MTR; or BF, Mong Kok Grand Plaza, Mong Kok East MTR

A cheap factory brand producing a variety of sports apparel and gear in very very cheap price. Everything goes from HK$ 10 - 200. A good place for last minute shopping for outdoor activities. It does not have gear for every kind of activities, but already a quite decent collection in HK standard.

https://www.decathlon.com.hk/en/

Sneaker Street – Fa Yuen Street, Exit D3, Mong Kok MTR Station

A street of more than 30 shops selling sports goods. It is known as Sneaker Street because they have all the latest styles of sneakers from all over the world. The government is going to tear down the area though.

 

Soccer shirt shops

X-Game – www.xgamehk.com 19 Wyndham Street, Central - Exit D1, Central MTR Station

Other than Quiksilver, its another place you should go if you are looking for surfing, skateboarding, roller-skating, biking, etc. products.

Soccer shirt shops – Exit D3, Mong Kok MTR Station

There are a few shops specialized in selling soccer shirts all around the world in MK. Buy a soccer shirt of a local team for your friends at home!

FREE KICK - 9F Ginza Plaza, Sai Yeung Choi Street South

352 - 9F, Michaelson House , 38 - 40 Sai Yeung Choi Street South

SOCCER TREND - 7F, Langham Place - Exit C3, Mong Kok MTR Station or 5/F, I-Square, Exit U, TST MTR Station

SFALO - Portland Street, near Langham Place

KITROOM - 7F, 24 Argyle Street, Exit D3 Mong Kok MTR. Get inside the building from a narrow alley facing Sai Yeung Choi Street South

 



Specific Areas

Shatin

New Town Plaza - Shatin Station

A place you can buy every thing you need for survival. The biggest shopping mall in the New Territories and that explains why.

Bicycle Park - Shatin Station. Walk to the Shatin Town Hall from New Town Plaza (keep walking straight from the Exit to New Town Plaza). From Shatin Town Hall, walk down to Shatin Central Park. At the park, walk to the riverside promenade and then turn left, where you will see some bicycle shops.

Place for you to buy bicycle and accessories. You can also rent a bike from there for HK$ 50 from 10:00 to 19:00 and enjoy the beauty of the New Territories

 

Mong Kok

Temple Street (Scroll up to DVD)

Lady's Market (Scroll up to Clothes)

Flower Street – Exit D, Mong Kok East Station

A street with over 30 flowers shops, open from 06:00 to 20:00

Bird Street - Exit D, Mong Kok East Station

Next to the Flower Street is the Bird Street. A street with shops selling birds.

Goldfish Street – Tung Choi Street, Exit B2, Prince Edward MTR Station

A street full of shops selling products for pets: fish, reptiles, dogs, cats, and many more

Fa Yuen Street – Exit B2, Prince Edward MTR Station

The Prince Edward extension of the Lady's Market

Sneaker Street (Please scroll up to Sports)

Household Street (Please scroll up to Household)

DIY Street –Shanghai Street, Exit C2, Prince Edward MTR Station

A street where local construction worker, interior designers and architects visit every day for tools, inspiration and information. You can make your own CD tower, bookshelf and other from the cheap materials there.

Toy Firearms Street – Kwong Wah Street, Exit A2, Yau Ma Tei MTR Station

A street with shops selling air guns, paintball guns, military clothes and collectibles!

 

Stanley

Stanley Market – Exit A, Central MTR Station to the Exchange Square, and from the bus terminal on the ground, take bus no. 6 to Stanley.

Lady's Market on the Island. Pretty much the same thing you can buy in Mong Kok, but more expensive

TST

Ocean Terminal (Please scroll up)

DFS (Please scroll up)

Granville Street (Please scroll up to Clothes)

Nathan Road – Exit A1, Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station

The busiest street in HK, extends from Tsim Sha Tsui to Prince Edward. 1000 of shops selling different kinds of products from cheap to high class. Nathan Road is the street with the most number of banks in the world

Camera – Kimberly Road, Exit B1, Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station

There is a few camera shops at the corner of Kimberly Road x Nathan Road which are very popular in the city

Sham Shui Po

Dragon Centre – Exit C1, Sham Shui Po MTR Station

A shopping mall in the poorest area of HK, not surprised that it is a place to buy stuffs cheap. However, it does not mean the things there are nothing interesting, You should pay a visit to the shop on 4/F Village Avantgarde. I can guarantee you will be fully surprised by the things sold in there. I can never find anything like those in the US, for example.

Also the food court on 9/F is probably the cheapest place you can get food in HK.

Ap Liu Street (Please scroll up to Electronics)

Computers (Please scroll up to Computer)

Ready-to-wear Street - Lai Chi Kok Road, Exit A1, Sham Shui Po MTR Station

This is the street selling clothes made from local factories. They are the clothes which will be sold in overseas later and now a bargain for people in HK. There are also many fabric shops and wool shops which you can buy the materials and make your own piece of clothes.

Accessories Street - Cheung Sha Wan Road, Exit B1, Sham Shui Po MTR Station

Full of shops selling clothing accessories and materials for making your own accessories. A must for women other than Ladies' Market.  



Others

Chinese Dry Food Street – Des Voeux Road West, Exit C, Sheung Wan MTR Station (15 mins from the station, better take a taxi for first time visit)

This is a street all about selling Chinese dry food - vegetables, seafood, snacks, meats, bugs, etc. I could not try any of them but it is sure an interesting place. You will be wondering how the foods are made.

Tattoo / Body Piercing - Fung Tattoo - 1610, 16F, Rise Commercial Building, 5-11 Granville Circuit, Tsim Sha Tsui (Exit B1, TST MTR Station) 3427 8666, http://www.fungtattoo.com

Once in a while you may get so drunk in HK, or you just feel cool to get some body art for yourself...just kidding. In general, you don't need to worry about safety matter when going to a tattoo / body piercing shop. Nevertheless, I would like to recommend this one - Fung Tattoo. The artist there is very passionate about what he is doing and he never talks shit to you. If he thinks something is bad for you, he will just tell you to reconsider it and doesn't give a shit about how much money you would pay him. Not to mention that he got good skill.

In fact, you can find a lot of body art workshops along Granville Street, TST. Some of them are owned by Americans / Europeans if you think it is important to you. You just need to remember that all these shops usually open after 3pm every day.

Shisha / Hookah - Farah Arabic Craft - 2/F, 70 Queen's Road East, Wanchai. http://www.farah.hk/emain 2739 8200

There is one shop in Wanchai that sells shisha tobacco in cheap price. Opening hour: 1100 to 2000 Mon to Sat, 1400 to 1800 Sun and holiday.

Massage - Era One Thai, 189 Sai Yee Street, Exit B2 Prince Edward MTR
http://eraonemassage.com/contact.php 3527 3333

Cigars - Normally I would recommend you to go to Macau since it is much cheaper there. Otherwise, you can go to 127 Portland Street (Portland Street x Dundas Street - near Exit A1 Yaumatei MTR); or Davidoff, GF, Landmark shopping mall (Exit G, Central MTR).

 


Tips




Mahjong

The Salespersons

Like waitress, salesperson is every where in a shop. There are so many of them but they are not really helpful. I mean they are very nice to customers, especially tourists, but they are lacking of selling techniques. The salesperson in a sportswear shop doesn’t know about sports, or one in Toysrus doesn’t know what kinds of product Toysrus has.

In some shops, particularly those small shops which the owners take care of everything, they would not expect people come and just looking around. They will be keeping an eye on you and ask you if you really want something. They maybe rude to you if you have shown no intention in buying anything at all.

Sale

There are 2 major sales in HK – Summer, roughly from July to the end of August; Winter, from December to the end of Chinese New Year (around February). Price would be deducted by 20% from the start and up to 50% or more at the end. So If you are coming in the Spring semester, you are lucky (or unlucky to your wallet). However, sales are usually a tradition in department stores and shops for clothes only. Other than these 2 mega sales, promotion sale is also typical in HK throughout the year.

Bargaining

Bargaining is fun and a must unless you are shopping in department store or shopping mall. You should start bargaining from at least 50% of the said price. If they refuse you at the very first beginning, you may increase the offer and keep trying. But if they return you an offer, it may be a sign for success. You may insist or pretend to run away and see if they will give you a better offer.

Things you should buy in HK

The Chinese Almanac

It is the greatest publication of HK in modern times, apart from the Little Red Book of Chairman Mao lol. This Almanac is no like any Almanac in the rest of the world. The main purpose of this Almanac is for HK people to read about the future. They are supposed to follow what the book said about all the dos and don'ts every day in a year. Sounds more like a horoscope, but it is more than that!

It tells you every thing about religious virtue, all the proper procedure in doing daily stuffs like moving, worshipping the gods, funeral, wedding, etc. It also teaches you the different between men and women, basic daily conversation in English, astronomy... It should be the best souvenir you can get from HK.

The one you see from the picture is a Chinese version, but there is also an English version. You can buy one at Popular Book Shop – 6F, Grand Century Plaza, Exit D, Mong Kok East Station; or 4F, New Town Plaza, Shatin Station www.popular.com.hk

Mahjong

Playing card was actually invented in China in the 10 century, but it was Marco Polo who brought it to Europe and developed to the 52 playing cards game. While in China, they became 144 cards set and the game is much more sophisticated. At the Lady's Market, you may find a Mahjong set for as cheap as HK$ 100 or below. It is a bit heavy but it could make a really good gift! You can find the game instruction in the bookshops around HK$ 50.



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