Get the Hottest Items in Hong Kong at These Shopping Hubs

Nothing transformed Hong Kong so much in recent decades as the construction of the metro system, the Mass Transit Railway (MTR). And above many of the new main stations appeared a shopping center, so you could say that just as the MTR threads its way about the city both geographically and metaphorically, so shopping is woven into the city's DNA. Each of Hong Kong's major shopping centers has its own character. IFC in Central is super smart, with its own team of concierges on call to advise on where best to dine or shop for a particular item. Citygate Outlets – right by the international airport – works on the old principal of "pile them high and sell them (fairly) cheap." Times Square – a mammoth skyscraper that pays homage to all things retail – has inspired the streets around to shape up their act, so they too are now home to a select group of smart shops and boutiques. Best of all, Hong Kong's shopping centers are all easily accessible by public transport or taxi, and stay open until late in the evening – and that includes weekends and public holidays. And of course, for every designer label flagship, there's a dozen quirky independents. Enjoy!

Lantau Island
Citygate Outlets
Photo courtesy of Citygate Outlets

Citygate Outlets are right next to Tung Chung MTR station, within striking distance of the airport. Both prices and choice are excellent. Most of the stores are international brands, such as Timberland, Calvin Klein, Diane von Furstenberg, Polo...  Read More

Langham Place

Langham Place is actually a three-part complex consisting of a hotel, office tower and 15-story shopping mall. Built atop the Mong Kok MTR station, the mall is popular and easy to get to, with a six-screen cinema and a good selection of shops....  Read More

Wonderful Worlds of Whampoa

This vast complex is known for its restaurants – there are about 50 places to eat, covering virtually every cuisine and level of service. Its other notable feature is the concrete ship-shaped center building, which houses a department store...  Read More

Tsim Sha Tsui
Harbour City
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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 the largest Toys R' Us in Asia. At Ocean Centre and Gateway Arcade...  Read More


Built directly above the Tai Koo MTR station, Cityplaza's anchors are Marks & Spencer, Toys"R"Us and Wing On, which is Hong Kong's home-grown department store; most of the employees have been on staff for years, and are both knowledgeable...  Read More

Festival Walk

Hong Kong malls are constantly striving to be bigger and better than their competitors, so while the store directory is often similar from one mall to the next, the list of extras varies widely. Festival Walk boasts an 11-screen cinema, a...  Read More

Causeway Bay
Times Square

Times Square consists of two towers (46 and 39 stories), with over 83,613 square meters (900,000 square feet) of retail space between them, plus about 92,903 square meters (one million square feet) of office space. Pick up the latest fashions at...  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

Pacific Place

This place is huge, sitting on about 2.6 hectares (6.5 acres), the complex boasts over 464,515 square meters (5 million square feet) of commercial and retail space. Major anchors are Lane Crawford and Seibu, and there are all manner of designer...  Read More


Connected to the Mandarin Oriental's Landmark Hotel, this four-story shopping center is open and airy with a wide range of fashion boutiques. A few of the internationally known names you'll find are Gianni Versace, Narciso Rodriguez, Bottega...  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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