Shopping in Hong Kong
Whether you are after high-end luxury brands or fascinating street market items, Hong Kong will never disappoint you. Hong Kong is full of shops, boutiques, malls, department stores, and street markets; it's hard to decide where to shop. Hong Kong shopping malls are some of the biggest and most impressive in the world. In a city that is shopping mad Hong Kong's shopping malls feed the populations insatiable desire for a deal.
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.
Harbour City is a large shopping mall in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. It is part of a series of office blocks and hotels. It comprises several parts: Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel, Ocean Terminal, Ocean Centre, the Gateway and the Pacific Club Kowloon. Harbour City at Tsim Sha Tsui, is a vast retail destination featuring more than 700 stores, 50 food and beverage outlets and a couple of cinemas over four levels.
Since opening in 1988, Pacific Place has established itself as Hong Kong’s premier lifestyle hub, a mixed-used development that continues to evolve and grow as the ultimate place to shop, dine, work, stay, live, relax and play. Pacific Place is a complex of office towers, hotels and a shopping centre situated at 88 Queensway, in Admiralty, Hong Kong. The latest phase, Three Pacific Place, is located at 1 Queen's Road East Wan Chai.
Times Square is a major shopping centre and office tower complex in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. The complex, owned by Wharf Properties Limited, part of The Wharf (Holdings) Limited group, was opened in April 1994. Grade A offices nearby includes Manulife Plaza, Hysan Place, and Leighton Center (zh).