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Department Stores

Lane Crawford

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.

10am-9pm
www.lanecrawford.com

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.

10:30am-10pm
www.marks-and-spencer.hk

Harvey Nichols

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.

3695 3388
www.harveynichols.com/store/pacific-place-/

Seibu

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.

SOGO

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.

2833 8338
www.sogo.com.hk

Wing On

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.

2852 1888
www.wingonet.com

Malls

Times Square

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.

10am-10pm
1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay
2118 8900
www.timessquare.com.hk

IFC Mall

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.

10am-10pm
8 Finance Street, Central
2295 3308
www.ifc.com.hk

The Landmark

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.

10am-10pm
12-16 Des Voeux Road, Central
2842 8428
www.centralhk.com

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.

10am-10pm
280 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay
2576 4121
www.wtcmore.com

Harbour City

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.

10am-9pm
3-27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
2118 8666
www.harbourcity.com.hk

Elements

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.

11am-10pm
1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
2735 5234
www.elementshk.com

Langham Place

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.

11am-11pm
8 Argyle Street, Mongkok, Kowloon
3520 2800
www.langhamplace.com.hk

Festival Walk

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.

7am-midnight
80 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon
2844 2223
www.festivalwalk.com

Pacific Place

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.

10am-midnight
88 Queensway, Admiralty
2844 8900
www.pacificplace.com.hk

The One

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.

10am-midnight
100 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
3106 3640
www.the-one.hk

I Square

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.

10am-10pm
63 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
3665 3333
www.isquare.hk

K11

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.

10am-10pm
18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
3118 8070
http://hk.k11.com/en/Home.aspx

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.

11am-11pm
132 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
2315 5555
www.miramarshoppingcentre.com

Citygate

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.

10am-10pm
20 Tat Tung Road, Tung Chung, Lantau Island, New Territories
2109 2933
www.citygateoutlets.com.hk

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.

10am-10pm
Shatin Centre Street, Shatin, New Territories
2608 9329

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