10 Best Shopping Outlets in Hong Kong SAR, China

The phrase "shoppers' paradise" can get overused sometimes, but it really does seem to be the case in Hong Kong. The range of choice is superb, the prices reasonable, and this is a city that was founded to do business. You want to buy, traders want to sell, and everyone does their best to make this happen. The designer labels come with the sort of price tag you might expect, but there are plenty of inexpensive options too. This is a city where shopping has been elevated into an art.

No matter whether you are in search of a piece of fine artwork, the latest fashions, some inexpensive souvenirs for friends and family back home, or simply want to spend a couple of hours window shopping in the air-conditioned comfort of a swish mall like IFC – which even features a live band to keep customers entertained, and a concierge team to provide advice – they're all available in Hong Kong. 

And shopping is made a lot easier by the city's excellent transportation system. Cabs, buses and the MTR are all inexpensive, while in Central, the major malls are all joined by overhead walkway so you can breeze easily between them without having to cross the street.


Western Market
Photo courtesy of Hong Kong Heritage

Unfortunately, much of Hong Kong's historic architecture has been demolished to make way for sleeker, more modern structures. That's part of the reason why Western Market stands out – it's located in a four-story brick Edwardian built in 1906,...  Read More

Causeway Bay
Causeway Bay
Photo courtesy of Eduardo M. C.

Formerly a fishing harbor and warehouse district, this is now a prime location for first-rate shopping and dining options. This neighborhood teems with a local crowd, both young and old. Causeway Bay runs the complete gamut of shopping options,...  Read More

Yuen Po Street Bird Garden

Something like a public market set within a public park, this is a distinctly Hong Kong attraction where about 70 vendors offer a wide variety of birds (with prices largely based on the sweetness of a bird's song) and bird accessories. People...  Read More

Teresa Coleman Fine Arts

This diverse fine arts gallery is renowned for its selection of Chinese art textiles. Teresa Coleman Fine Arts is a charming place, and the shop offers an array of antiques, paintings, rugs, and even elaborate dragon robes. Teresa Coleman Fine...  Read More

The lush red lantern exterior of Yue Po Chai Antiques sets the mood at this impressive dealer. Located near the historic Man Mo Temple, this showroom features more than 10,000-square feet of curios, artifacts, and furniture. Period pieces can...  Read More

Shanghai Tang
Photo courtesy of Hong Kong Tourism Board

Having a qipao or Chinese tunic suit tailor-made in Hong Kong is a treat, but that process usually takes at least a week. For tourists in a hurry, Shanghai Tang stocks high-quality and off-the-rack traditional Chinese formal wear for both men...  Read More

Tsim Sha Tsui
Harbour City
Photo courtesy of Harbour City

Hong Kong's largest shopping center, Harbour City is divided into thematic zones. At Ocean Terminal you'll find high fashion such as Vivienne Westwood, plus a kids' section with one of the largest Toys R' Us stores in Asia. At Ocean Centre and...  Read More

Wattis Fine Art
Photo courtesy of Wattis Fine Art

Surrounded by antique stores, this fine arts gallery features antique maps that harken back to the days of world exploration. Maps are the specialty here, and they have one in a style to suit any decor. You'll also find a good selection of...  Read More

IFC Mall
Photo courtesy of IFC

Hong Kong is a shopper's paradise. It seems that everywhere you turn there are fabulous malls, outlets, markets and boutiques. IFC has a definite edge though, with a variety of designer boutiques that should please even the most devoted...  Read More

Hollywood Road and Cat Street

Hong Kong's "antiques row" – this is where you'll find about a half mile of shops specializing in Asian antiques. Hollywood Road is home to the more upscale of these, while Cat Street (also known as Upper Lascar Row) has more affordable goods,...  Read More


Meet Ed Peters

Ed Peters has been based in Asia for most of his adult life, and counts Hong Kong as his second home. While he lives in a farming village on one of the outlying islands, getting to the city center...  More About Ed

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