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Shopping in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a city offers fantastic shopping experience. With prices that are often cheaper than Europe, North America, or Japan, Hong Kong is a famous shopping destination since it is a duty free port. Popular items for shopping include electronics, custom clothes, jewelry, Chinese antiques and medicine. Hong Kong has a great number of shopping malls as well as a lot of street markets. Some of them sell just groceries, others clothes, bags or even electronics. Hong Kong Island and nearby Tsim Sha Tsiu have most of the shopping malls, while Kowloon has many cheap open-air markets like Temple Street, Ladies Market, jade Market. The Stanley Market in Hong Kong Island is also very famous. Most shops in Hong Kong city center stay open at least until midnight, and also on weekends. This makes Hong Kong a late night shopping paradise.

DFS Galleria Hong Kong

DFS is the world's leading destination for international travelers seeking the world's finest brands. It brings you luxurious shopping environments to highlight the best assortments in fine watches, leather goods, jeweler, clothing and cosmetics. Customer-oriented benefits such as 100% Worldwide Guarantee, personal shopping services, rewards for customer loyalty and a multi-lingual staff make DFS Gallerias a must-stop destination for international travelers.

DFS Galleria

DFS Galleria

Address: The Sun Arcade, G/F, 28 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Opening Hours: 10am to 11pm (Daily)
Tel: +852 2302 6600
Transport: MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit E

Harbour City- Hong Kong's largest shopping mall

With an area of 2 million square feet, Harbour City is the largest shopping mall in Hong Kong with over 700 shops of all kinds, more than 50 food & beverage outlets, 2 cinemas, 3 hotels as well as Gallery by the Harbour- the only art gallery of its kind in any shopping mall in Hong Kong.

With its strategic location on Canton Road, where the flagship stores of the world's leading luxury brands are found, plus the famous Star Ferry Pier and fabulous harbour views at its doorstep, visitors from all over the world can enjoy a one-stop shopping dining and entertainment experience.

Harbour City

Harbour City

Address: 3-27, Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Opening Hours: 10am to 10pm (Daily)
Tel: +852 2118 8666
Transport: MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit A1

Temple Street Market

After the sun sets the bustle of the city continues in an ordered chaos at the Night Market. Shoppers bargain along the brightly lit stalls hawking an astonishing variety of clothes, pens, watches, CDs. Cassettes, electronic gadgets, hardware and luggage. The food stands are busy offering a selection of delicacies ranging from fresh seafood to hotpot dishes. Get your fortune read by the cluster of fortune-tellers gathering near the Yau Ma Tei end of the street, or check out the Chinese Opera enthusiasts seeking kindred spirits for impromptu street performances.

Temple Street

Temple Street

Lascar Row (Cat Street )

Upper Lascar Row, better known as Cat Street, is a narrow alley in Mid Levels that runs parallel to Hollywood Road, The Cat Street Market has hawker pushing wares of all kinds, from of one-of-a-kind trinkets to signature souvenirs. Many a patient shopper with discerning has found a special gift, so take an afternoon stroll through and peruse through at your leisure.

Ladies Markets

Find dog toys, racy underwear, costume jewelry and more all along this road. Down the side lanes are vintage shops, fashion outlets and varieties of cuisines to choose from Head down Sneaker Street, nearby the Ladies Market, for designer brand sneakers at bargain prices.

Jade Market & Jade Street

The Jade Market is a great place to spend the morning browsing and admiring the colorful jewelry, beads, and figurines. About 400 registered stall-owners sell amulets, ornaments, necklaces and trinkets make from the revered green stone. This is a fun place to browse and to buy an inexpensive memento of your visit, but think twice about buying anything costly unless you are a jade expert. Open daily: 10am -5pm.

Nearby is jade Street, located on Canton Road between Kansu Street and Jordan Road, with shops open 10am-4pm Monday to Saturday. Jade and gemstone testing is available at Jade Plaza. A giant jade stone weighing three tons has been placed at the junction of Canton Road and Jordan Road as a landmark.

Jade Market

Jade Market

Address: Intersection at Kansu St. and Battery St. Mongkok, Kowloon
Opening Hours: 10am to 5pm (Daily)
Transport: MTR Yau Ma Tei Station Exit C, walk along Nathan Road to Kansu Street, Walk along Kansu Street to Jade Market.

Stanley Market

The Stanley Market is a favorite place for many to buy special gifts and souvenirs for friends or relatives. The old lanes in the historic fishing village are full of vendors selling Chinese arts and crafts, curios and silk products, as well as clothing in all sizes. Linger for a few hours and you can sample some fine restaurants along the main street on the waterfront or in the restored Murray House. It is better to go during week days; on the weekend the market is bursting at the seams with tourist and locals alike.

Stanley Market

Stanley Market

Address: Stanley Market Road, Stanley, H.K
Opening Hours: 10:30am to 6:30pm (Daily)

Shopping Tips

Compare prices

When shopping in Hong Kong, do some comparison-shopping before you buy. There are numerous stores that sell almost the same products, but at different prices. A smart shopper should always keep two things in mind:

  1. Look around to compare prices before making a decision to buy, especially for expensive products.
  2. Always deal with reputable establishments, such as members of the Hong Kong Tourist Association (identifiable by the logo of a red junk displayed on the premises).

Know your products

Make sure you know what you want in terms of model, features, prices, accessories and the warranty including its geographical coverage. When buying Chinese medicine, tonic ingredients and dried seafood, please check on the basis of quoted prices and weight unit. For enquiries, please call the Consumer Council Hotline +852 2929 2222.

Do not purchase pirated or fake goods

To protect your own interests, please do not purchase pirated or counterfeit goods. Hong Kong Customs is the enforcement agency responsible for intellectual property rights protection. For any enquiries, please call Customs 24-hour hotline at +852 2545 6182.

Be aware of parallel imports

Parallel imports are items brought into Hong Kong by someone other than the official import agent. Be aware that the reason parallel imports are usually cheaper is because they often offer a restricted guarantee or limited after-sale service.

Beware of touts (street traders)

Be cautious if approached by sales staff on the street. Don't buy from street touts, nor follow them to any warehouses or showrooms.

Bargaining

Bargaining is a popular method of shopping in Hong Kong . Most department stores and retailers do not practice bargaining, but it is especially beneficial to have good bargaining abilities at the open-air markets. Although markets allow you to boast your bargaining skills, it is good to remember that products sold at these markets do not come with proper guarantees, as they are sold at a much cheaper rate than in stores. A risk will incur as purchases are non-returnable.

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