Clothes, Hong Kong
Unofficial designer outlet stores with racks of cheap designer goods are dotted around Wan Chai, Causeway Bay, and Granville Rd in Tsim Sha Tsui.
Some are printed below:
Joyce Warehouse, 21/F Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing St, Ap Lei Chau, T 2814 8313. Huge discounts on designer names like Galliano, Issey Miyake and D&G, usually on items over a year old.
Labels For Less, 3008-3011 International Finance Centre, Harbour View Rd, Central, T 2295 3881. Discounts on Givenchy, Christian Lacroix and Roberto Cavali.
I.T. Sale Shop, 72-119, 3/F Silvercord, Tsim Sha Tsui, T 2377 9466. Up to 80% discounts on less widespread labels such as Alexander McQueen, Camper and Christophe Lemaire.
Pedder Building,12 Pedder St, Central. Most stores 1000-1900. Eight floors of small clothes shops, many of which carry good discount on designer names.
Sample King, 16 Johnston Rd, Wan Chai. Casual clothing by Ralph Lauren, Nicole Farhi and Guess.
Super Sample, 35-45 Johnston Rd, Wan Chai. Try your luck and scour the racks and you may find Cacharel evening wear or Calvin Klein undies for next to nothing.
Dickson Warehouse is a designer outlet shopping mall selling well-known branded name products at off-season and wholesale prices.
Up to 70% off retail price.
Monday to Friday : 11:00 - 20:00
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays : 11:00 - 21:00
For discounted Esprit apparels, go to the ESPRIT factory outlet in Tsim Sha Tsui.
It is located in Hankow Rd. Take MTR to Tsim Sha Tsui staion and take the exit to Peking Road, then from Peking Rd, turn into Hankow Rd. The Esprit outlet is on the same road as HMV, further down.
What to buy: ESPRIT apparels, mens, womens, children
What to pay: Up to 90% off retail price
CheungShaWan is an unofficial "fashion street" in ShamShuiPo where you can pick up trendy fashion at wholesale prices.
The clothes are usually factory over-runs from garment factories in and around ShamShuiPo, with a few rejects thrown in here and there. Most of the shops are found between Yen Chow Street and Wong Shuk Street, and the factories.
Marks & Spencer is a British clothes department store with 8 operating stores in Hong Kong. They sell usually sell the same clothes and food back in the UK.
Below are the three stores in the touristy areas.
Central Tower, 28 Queens Road, Central
Causeway Bay store
Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay
Tsim Sha Tsui store
Harbour City, 5 Canton Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon.
What to pay: M&S in Hong Kong tend to be a bit more expensive then the UK as everything has to be exported over.
As part of our trip to Hong Kong, Chris wanted to get fitted for a custom tailored suit and some dress shirts. This place was recommended by some friends. Located in a shopping complex, Andy the owner/tailor greats you, measures you, shows you the different types of fabrics and guarantees that you’ll have your suit in a day or two. The quality in which Andy tailors these suits are first rate.
For the ladies he custom tailors suits as well. I would highly recommend this shop if you are looking for that custom tailored suit. Andy will keep your measurements on file and will accept orders via phone, fax, or email.
You can contact Andy by sending him an eamil at firstname.lastname@example.org
What to buy: Custom made suits, shirts, ties.
What to pay: Way below market value.
With its large selection of women and men’s clothing, this store is a must for any real shopper. Their prices are very reasonable and their clothing is fantastic. I have found this store in almost every large city in Europe and was very happy to come across it here in Hong Kong.
I was searching for a pair of casual slacks and top to go out that evening and found exactly what I was looking for.
This particular store is located inside the Pacific Place Shopping Complex.
What to buy: Women's and men's trendy clothing and accessories.
What to pay: About average.
You can't miss them. They are omnipotent. They are everywhere. You can't turn into a road without seeing at least one of their shops. With mainland China so close for mass manufacturing, these Hong Kong made good brands had gone International. Cheap, good and durable, it may be time for you to grab some designs, especially during any of the Sales period in HK.
What to buy: They sell everything: Tops, Bottoms, Undies, Socks, Umbrellas, Winter Wear, Belts etc etc
What to pay: Very very competitive prices. A T shirt could go for like US$5.
OK. many people asked about the ESPRIT factory outlet. This 2-storey factory outlet is located in Hankow Road at Tsim Sha Tsui. They offer up to 90% off retail price for outseason clothings and accessories.
Hong Kong Industrial Centre is a multi-storey wholesale centre that sells mainly women clothings and accessories. There are easily 100 shops there and they are usually busy with import and export purchasers in the mornings. However, if you go there in the afternoon when they are less busy, they are willing to sell to entertain retail buyers. There are a wider range of fashionable clothes, better quality than that found in Ladies Market or Flower Market (Fa Yuen Gai).
NOTE: They are close on Sundays!!
What to buy: Women clothes and accessories
What to pay: Cheaper than retail outlets.
This tailor came recommended by other frequent travelers. I am very happy to have met him and also with the suit and shirts I had made.
What to buy: I had a fine wool suit made along with 6 shirts. I get much more use of the shirts of course but I must say I am happy with it all.
Pedder Building is a nondescript building in Central that you would probably just rush past without taking a second look. After all, it is easily outshone by its more glamourous, better known counterparts in this Champs Elysees of Hong Kong.
But step inside and you'll find a number of fashion outlets which sell well-known international brands, including a number of Italian labels. Most of the clothes tags are cut out, but the quality of the cut and fabric are unmistakable.
What to pay: Ladies can buy Italian-label suits for prices like HKD 1,200 (~USD 150).
Ever question where local teenagers go when they want go shopping? Ah...they of course would go mega malls like Festival Walk, but it is the smaller boutiques that they love to go shopping. Or at least, window shopping.
In Mongkok, there are several tiny malls with a few stories of tiny shops with occupants selling the most fashionable outfits and Japanese gift products. Those clothes are not cheap enough, but many of them are self designed and exclusive. The japanese crafts are not cheap too, but the inspiring design and mysterious functions have made them ideal birthday gifts.
Or the products are not good enough for tourists, but it still worth a visit to such malls to see how every little shop has its own distinctive and stylish decoration. As many of the shop owners are teenagers getting start with their business, they often put in lots of personal effort in decorating these shops.
Such malls are often clean and tidy, however, very crowded.
Trendy Zone and King Wah Centre lies on Nathan Road, between Yau Ma Tei MTR station and Mongkok MTR station. Both malls are the better ones of its type. The less well maintained Allied Plaza is located right next to Prince Edward MTR station, it might wprth a look when you visit the flower market.
Unlike the Ladies Market, the street market on Fa Yuen Street (between Mong Kok Road and Prince Edward Road West) is not that well-known with tourists. However, the extremely reasonable prices of the goods attract many locals every day.
Most stalls/shops sell clothes here, there are also some shops selling 'export clothes' (--> with larger sizes!). Nonetheless, the prices are really really good.
There are also some stalls selling lovely fresh fruit at the end near Prince Edward Road West. Don't hesistate to try some!
Local chains sell nice clothes at v. cheap prices compared to Uk or USA.
My favourite ones are Babila for Clothes and shoes and Giorgio for T-shirs and jeans as cheap as 3.00 GBP.
You can't go wrong at this prices !
Super good quality too.
What to buy: Handbags and clothes.
The handbags at Babila are specially good. They are very stylish and very european.
I got myself one and everyone asks me where I got it and where they can get one like it! A super succes for the equivalent of 12 GBP.
What to pay: Around 100 HK dollar for a nice handbag in lambskin or leather.
Same for a pair of shoes but normally they have discounts so you could pay your shoes half price when you buy a handbag.