An iconic Hong Kong brand, Lane Crawford has a wide range of designers under its roof, with trend-spotters finding it a reliable place to keep up with the latest fashions in luxury shopping. There are four outlets – in Central, Admiralty, Tsim Sha Tsui and Causeway Bay – and it’s more than just clothes, with designer home ware, accessories and the like also available. There are also personal shopper and concierge services.
Marks & Spencer
An expat favorite of reasonable prices and reliable quality, relied on not least for stocking clothes and underwear in Western sizes – also, the food halls are much loved. There are 10 branches across the territories.
Another British comfort brand, but posher than M&S, Harvey Nichols in the Landmark Centre offers five floors of chic fashion, obliging service and all the right labels. Its cosmetics department also has quite a following.
A local brand, this department store is a haven for designer labels, with men’s and women’s clothing, shoes and accessories, 90 percent from Europe or Japan. There are three outlets in Hong Kong: Windsor House in Causeway Bay, Pacific Place and Langham Place.
An iconic Hong Kong brand despite being Japanese, SOGO is known for the sheer range of products it carries, making it a one-stop shop for people looking for good quality and reasonable prices in a store known for its customer service. The flagship store is a Causeway Bay landmark and there’s another branch in Tsim Sha Tsui.
This is a much more down-to-earth chain, with five branches (in Central, Jordan, Taikoo Shing, Discovery Bay and Tsim Sha Tsui East) catering to locals across the territory. Worth checking out for bargains, particularly for household items and kitchenware.
The heart of Causeway Bay, and on most weekends it beats furiously to the rhythm of the massive crowds of shoppers. Twelve floors and over 200 shops, ranging from high-end designers to bookshops, restaurants and electronics outlets. Twinned with office towers and also boasts a cinema and a supermarket.
1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay
You’ll probably pass through this whether you want to or not, and you’ll head beneath it whenever you take the Airport Express. High-end, elegant mall with over 200 stores, cool restaurants, a cinema, a cool gym and views across the harbor when you need a break.
8 Finance Street, Central
Bring your wallet – this Central destination might be the city’s most high-end mall, and is dripping with luxury labels and bling. Come here for high fashion, jewelry and to see and be seen.
12-16 Des Voeux Road, Central
World Trade Centre
The main competitor to Times Square in Causeway Bay, this has plenty to offer, including great restaurants and affordable mid-range brands. The customer service center is particularly useful, with phone charging and brief Internet checks among the shopping perks here.
280 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay
Tsim Sha Tsui boasts Hong Kong’s biggest mall, which is saying something. Some 700 shops, 50 restaurants, five-star hotels, cinemas, live performances and anything else you can think of in a complex that’s over three kilometers long. Even the locals get worn out here.
3-27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
A range of local and international brands makes this an unpredictable and often interesting alternative, and the outdoor dining area on the third floor offers a welcome respite when you’ve shopped until the verge of dropping.
1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Some 200 shops, 15 floors and a wide range of options for young and old alike, plus plenty of food choices. An entertainment destination in its own right, particularly for young people.
8 Argyle Street, Mongkok, Kowloon
With one of the city’s most pleasant shopping environments due to the open-sky design, this mall offers over 200 shopping and eating choices, as well as a cinema multiplex and, when you really need to escape the summer heat, an ice rink.
80 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon
It’s not just the three high-end hotels above that make this one of the city’s most luxurious malls – everything here glitters, and many of the world’s big designers are represented. One of the places to go for the latest fashion and jewelry.
88 Queensway, Admiralty
A more democratic mall on bustling Nathan Road, compared to some of its high-end Hong Kong Island counterparts, this massive shopping center caters to a range of tastes and income levels, with the usual range of retail options from luxury watches to televisions to skateboards, a cinema and plenty of restaurants.
100 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Yet another giant Hong Kong mall, I Square impresses with its glass front and continues to impress with its 31 floors of shopping once you’re inside. The retailers range from mid-range to high end, from local to world-famous iconic brands, and dining offers you just as many alternatives, from fine dining to quick sandwiches or noodles. This is fast becoming an iconic Tsim Sha Tsui destination.
63 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Off the main Tsim Sha Tsui drag, K11 offers all the usual fashion outlets, entertainment options and food choices, but has also declared itself an Art Mall, meaning that it promotes local artistic talent through exhibitions, performances and other cultural outreach events.
18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Miramar Shopping Centre
This trendy mall, very manageable by Hong Kong’s gargantuan shopping standards, is attached to the Mira Hotel, where all the cool people like to hang out. This gives a little extra frisson to proceedings, and outlets tend to be mid-range and trendy rather than punishingly expensive. Food options are excellent.
132 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Head out to Lantau for Hong Kong’s only factory outlet mall. You should be able to get between 30 and 70 percent off sportswear, fashionable gear, children’s clothing and household items, with a myriad of international brands represented. You won’t be the only foreigner here – it’s not just the natives of Hong Kong who love a bargain.
20 Tat Tung Road, Tung Chung, Lantau Island, New Territories
New Town Plaza
This massive mall has essentially become the urban center of the new town of Shatin out in the New Territories, and like so many malls you enter straight from the MTR. It’s long and high (10 floors) and covers over 200,000 square meters in three linked developments. Not a destination mall, but if you live out here you’ll be able to get all your shopping done in the City Super, plus your kids can play in the Snoopy’s World playground while you check out your shopping options for electronics, fashion, jewelry and choose from the many restaurants when you need to re-gather your energy. And perhaps most significantly – this is where you’ll find the flagship IKEA store.
Shatin Centre Street, Shatin, New Territories