It’s time to hit the pavement, push the overdraft, and ignore the bank manager’s calls. Hong Kong, for many, is seen as the quintessential shopping paradise. From first class shopping malls, to fashionable boutique stores, and all the local independents crammed in between. Make sure you miss out on nothing with the W Guide to shopping in Hong Kong.
Sitting conveniently on the Airport Express Kowloon Station, Elements hosts more than 120 swanky stores selling upscale fashion, accessories, and jewelry. This includes several flagship stores including Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Valentino. Whilst the mall also brings together a host of fine dining restaurants, many offering splendid views overlooking Victoria Harbour. Just be sure to visit all 5 of Elements’ Nature zones. Each themed after a Chinese Natural Element, be it metal, fire, water, wood, or earth.
1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong
With 2 cinemas, over 450 shops, and 50 food and beverage outlets to explore, even the most particular of shopper will find Harbour City irresistible. From high-end apparel and accessories to on-trend health and lifestyle goods. This versatile shopping mall satisfies every craving you may have for high-quality products. Sitting by the beautiful Victoria Harbour, it is also host to a number of distinguished bars and restaurants.
3–27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Considered the world’s first art mall, K11 beautifully combines art and exclusive shopping experiences to bring nature, people, and art together. Embrace the Musik11 initiative, where each month local performers head down to the mall to showcase their musical talent amidst the frenzy of the fervent shopping crowd.
18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
International Finance Centre (IFC)
A sleek skyscraper by the water, IFC is one of the most visually spectacular shopping destinations in town. With a spacious interior and plethora of shops, this central-based shopping mall offers both luxury and privacy. Head for IFC for a wide selection of the trendiest merchandise from the world’s foremost designers.
8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong
Located in Hong Kong’s shopping heartland of Causeway Bay, Time Square offers the most cutting-edge fashion and lifestyle merchandise. With 230 stores ranging from contemporary fashion brands to ultra-luxurious houses including Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Saint Laurent. Shopping in this mall is also an indisputable delight for the myriad of dining venues available. From upscale Asian restaurants to Western-style diners, Time Square satisfies diverse taste buds with an inviting and cozy atmosphere.
1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Out with the new and in with the old. For there is no better place to shop for art and handicrafts in Hong Kong than Hollywood Road. The long winding street adorned by antique stores offers all manner of furniture, porcelain, and handicrafts. With an artistic and serene ambience rarely found in contemporary shopping districts in Hong Kong, Hollywood Road is one of the top choices in visitors’ itineraries.
Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Be sure to explore Hong Kong’s “SoHo” area, where indie-spirited businesses meet local heritage. Quirky boutiques, vintage stores, and fine-art galleries offer an artsy shopping experience catered to local and foreign tastes alike. Whilst chic cafés can be found everywhere. So enjoy a late afternoon cup of delicious coffee before night descends, and SoHo turns into the city’s busiest nightlife venue.
Staunton, Shelley or Elgin Streets, Central, Hong Kong