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Hong Kong Buying Information: The Greatest Malls and Streets to Purchase Each Form of Product

Hong Kong Buying Information: The Greatest Malls and Streets to Purchase Each Form of Product

While Hong Kong’s appeal lies in its culture, its skyline, surrounding lush peaks, and world-class cuisine, it is perhaps best embodied in its lively street markets and shopping malls. Being tax-free certainly makes Hong Kong stand out as a shopping destination. So, whether you’re travelling to the city for the first time or coming back for more, we have curated a handy Hong Kong shopping guide.

Hong Kong is truly a city for shoppers. The metropolis possibly has everything you could be looking for. Need to refresh your wardrobe? Get the trendiest clothes at any of the luxury shopping malls. Or if you have a tight budget, there are some affordable gems to find. How about sneakers? Or souvenirs? Mong Kok and Sham Shui Po should be on top of your list for vintage collectibles. Looking for a one-stop destination for homeware, retail, and other knick-knacks? Hong Kong’s shopping malls are massive and are home to boutiques, retail outlets, restaurants, ice skating rinks, cinemas, and more. The options are endless! With our Hong Kong shopping guide below, you’ll be able to narrow down your choices even more. 

Shopping in Hong Kong: What to buy and where to shop

The best things to buy in Hong Kong

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There’s no denying that shopping for new clothes is simply a must in Hong Kong. No matter the season, the city is ready for you. From the most luxurious brands in Canton Road and shopping malls like Elements, you’ll need some extra check-in baggage to bring them all home. There are also trendy finds in places like Mong Kok and Tsim Sha Tsui. Practice your haggling skills and look for hidden gems around the street corners and mom’s and pop’s shops.

Food and spices

The thing is most Hong Kong snacks can’t really be brought back home. So, it’s best to try them while you’re still in Hong Kong. Shopping and eating local snacks should definitely be part of your Hong Kong itinerary. From egg tarts to pineapple bun and fish balls as well as siu mei, there’s just a lot to try. That said, there are other snacks that you can pack like shrimp-flavoured crackers. Another option is to buy Hong Kong spices. Oh, the sauces, spices, and condiments here make the food even better. Oyster sauce by Lee Kum Kee, Doubanjiang by Yuet Wo, and Chinese black vinegar by Tung Shun Hing are among the top in our shopping list.


There’s a whole street dedicated to just sneakers in Mong Kok. So, what’s your excuse not to go? They have the most famous brands such as Nike, Converse, and more. What’s even better is that they also have occasional promotions and discounts so you’ll be tempted to keep buying. If you’re looking for more high-end finds like Gucci or Louis Vuitton, shopping malls such as Times Square, Pacific Place, and Elements are your best bet.

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Need a new iPhone? Or maybe a new laptop? Or just adding to your collection of phone cases? There’s also plenty of that in Hong Kong. Whether it’s a new phone, computer, printer, accessory, TV, speaker, or even headphones, there are endless rows of shops to get your next electronic. And yes, we guarantee that they’re great quality.

Beauty and skincare products

When it comes to beauty and skincare products, Hong Kong does not lag behind. In fact, there are even more choices here because famed Korean and Japanese products are also available. Whether it’s face masks, toners, serums, lipsticks, or contact lenses, you’ll find them on street corners and shopping malls. Yes, the brands range from local to international ones. 

The best shopping malls in Hong Kong

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One of the newest shopping malls in Hong Kong, Airside, sets itself apart with its range of restaurants, retail shops, entertainment venues, and outdoor space. This shopping mall also has Grade A office floors and plenty of environmental-friendly details. It even has an indoor surfing venue. The design is stunning, spacious, and bright making visitors feel welcome while strolling around the mall. As it is still fairly new, some shops are yet to open but there’s still much to see and discover here.

Times Square

Hong Kong’s answer to New York’s Times Square? Well, the city’s very own Times Square may not be filled with so many billboards and buzzing lights, but it is home to a large shopping mall. There are plenty of fashion and lifestyle brands to browse through and shop. In addition, visitors and locals alike love the endless options of restaurants and cafes, cinema, and more. There’s even an outdoor space just right outside the mall that hosts regular art and cultural events.

Harbour City

Harbour City is one of those malls that has changed so much over the years. But at the same time, also remained such a nostalgic memory for many. Its change is driven by even more retail stores that are both high-end and affordable. Still, it manages to keep its charm, particularly the large-scale installation outside the mall. And of course, being next to the Star Ferry Pier and Tsim Sha Tsui promenade has its advantages—a stunning view of the Hong Kong skyline. This shopping mall is massive and it’s easy to get a lot but that’s also its strength. From restaurants to luxury stores, this is among the best places for shopping in Hong Kong.

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K11 Musea

K11 Musea prides itself in being the “Silicon Valley of Culture” with its mix of art, culture, and retail concept. Most of the brands here are luxury but they cater to shoppers of all kinds—beauty lovers, fashionistas, lifestyle product collectors, and so on. K11 Musea is also home to a great amount of top restaurants and eateries. Did we mention the mall also has artwork on display? What’s more, there are regular art and cultural activities to enjoy here too.


Nothing screams luxury more than Landmark. This shopping mall in Central is the go-to for all those seeking high-end brands. Shop until you drop at the four connected buildings. Dine at Michelin-starred restaurants and simply enjoy world-class shopping. For the cool and hip (and maybe younger crowd), your spot is Belowground for some cultural and retail therapy.


Convenience and luxury are the main draw for Elements. The mall is attached to the train station which includes the Airport Express and is located near the West Kowloon Station. It’s even near ICC and Ritz-Carlton as well as W Hong Kong. Even better is the connected path to the M+ Museum and the West Kowloon Cultural District. Browse through the different luxury stores, watch a movie at one of Hong Kong’s largest cinemas, or have fun at the skating rink.

Langham Place

Mong Kok isn’t only home to sprawling night markets, it also has Langham Place. The mall is packed with retail stores and restaurants that accommodate any budget. We’re sure you’ll find something that you’ll like at this 15-storey landmark in the heart of Kowloon.

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ifc boasts majestic views of Victoria Harbour and provides easy access to the ferry pier and Central. It is also connected to Hong Kong Station which allows easy travel to the Kowloon side as well as to the airport. It’s the perfect pit stop for travellers, locals, and office workers if you ask us. You’ll be amazed at the range of designer brands here including one of the largest Apple stores in Hong Kong. Of course, there are amazing dining options here too.

Festival Walk

Festival Walk is another Hong Kong shopping mall that caters to any budget. It is home to both high-end brands and affordable retail stores. Plus, it has a food court, cinema, ice-skating rink to boot. The MTR station is also conveniently located next to the mall which is connected through the Kwun Tong Line and East Rail Line.


At the other end of Hong Kong Island lies Cityplaza, a mall with some of the best entertainment and shopping options available. What’s a shopping mall without a cinema, right? Cityplaza has that with the addition of an ice-skating rink. Don’t miss out on the array of dining options as well.

The best shopping streets in Hong Kong

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Ladies Market

Perhaps the most famous Hong Kong shopping street, Temple Street Night Market is simply a must for any shopper. It is one of the best shopping places in Hong Kong. Even if you don’t end up buying anything here, the experience of seeing this top destination is worth it. Don’t be fooled by the name. In the past, there were mostly women’s clothing here, but the options have since expanded to include different things. Vendors sell souvenirs, cell phone cases, home goods, clothing, and so much more.

Sneaker Street

For sneakerheads, Sneaker Street in Mong Kok should be on your Hong Kong shopping list. Find the perfect pair of shoes at this shopping street from the latest drop to limited edition sales. In addition to sneakers, there are also sports equipment stores for all your needs.

Fashion Walk

For a mix of luxury brands and affordable options, we recommend Fashion Walk. This shopping street in Causeway Bay offers the best of both worlds. On one hand, you’ll find high-end brands such as Michael Kors and Chanel and on the other, there’s H&M and Y-3. In case you get hungry while shopping, there are endless dining options to choose from.

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Canton Road

When it comes to luxury Hong Kong shopping streets, there’s no better place to be than Canton Road. This shopping street in Tsim Sha Tsui has almost all the major luxury brands you can think of (Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Chanel, Prada, and more). And mind you, there are not just small boutiques but multi-storey flagship stores that have all the latest products and releases from the brand. In fact, Canton Road is the most expensive retail destination in Asia and third in the world.

Granville Road

Just a stone’s throw away from Canton Road is Grandville, home to bargain gems. Here you’ll find trendy clothing options and brands that mostly appeal to the younger crowd. Get your beauty and skincare products from Sasa or Lush or drop by Lung Shing Dispensary for its affordable cosmetics. Beware though because it can get crowded. Along the street are also vintage stores as well as popular brands such as Nike, Adidas, and more.

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Apliu Street

Apliu Street, also known as Hong Kong Electronics Flea Market is your one-stop shop for electronics. This shopping street is home to different electronic parts, the latest gadgets, telephone cards (if anyone still uses them!), phone accessories, home appliances, cameras, and so much more. You’ll even find clothing stores, vintage watches, and other second-hand items.

Stanley Market

A visit to Stanley Market is a must. This shopping street has a traditional open market that tourists and locals frequent. In fact, it’s one of the most popular things to do in Hong Kong during the weekend for locals. Find little boutiques selling garments, sportswear, souvenirs, art, and everything else in between.

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This story first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Hong Kong.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

-What is cheaper to buy in Hong Kong?

Being tax-free, it is cheaper to buy clothing, accessories, gadgets, and other items in Hong Kong.

-Is Hong Kong still good for shopping?

Hong Kong is a great place for shopping. There are plenty of shopping malls and streets to visit. Regardless of what you’re looking to buy, Hong Kong has a range of products available.

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