SOGO is a Japanese style department store. There are two branches in Hong Kong, a large store (known by locals as Jumbo SOGO) in Causeway Bay and a second store in Tsim Sha Tsui.
The Jumbo SOGO store has undergone a number of changes since opening in 1980. The Japanese SOGO Group who owned the Causeway Bay store faced financial difficulties and the department store was sold as an independent franchise. The new Hong Kong based owners then opened a second store on the harbourside in Kowloon.
SOGO advertises that it gives customers the opportunity to do "one stop" shopping, so of course it stocks all the major brands you'd expect to see but in the same store. I often check out their sales but never really buy much as I think the "sale" items are still on the expensive side. I also find it frustrating that with so many floors to navigate through it takes a while to find exactly what I'm looking for.
SOGO has the usual customer promotions including a SOGO Visa Platinum Card which offers discounts and benefits. Stores are open daily between 10am and 10pm (10.30pm on weekends).
What to buy: The usual designers including Prada. These well respected brands are also available: -
Lacoste, Atelier, Levis, Swatch, Clarks, DKNY, ECCO, Florsheim, Hush Puppies, Nine West, Rockport, Scholl, Bobbi Brown, Loccitaine, Crabtree & Evelyn, Brooks Brothers, Marc Jacobs,
Guess, Calvin Klein, Paul Frank, Timberland, Nautica, Pierre Cardin, Kenzo, Clarins, Clinique, Lancome, MAC, Juicy Couture, Adidas, Fila, Nike, Puma, Speedo, Miss Sixty, Paprika.
Birkenstock, Converse, Skechers, Benetton, Miki House, Hermes, Lladro, Canon, Sony, Olympus, Nikon, Davidoff, Sheridan, Hallmark, Columbia, North Face, Disney, Antler, Hedgren, Esprit, Sealy, Corningware, Le Creuset, Laura Ashley, Bodum, Coach,
Samsonite, Delonghi, Miele, Kenwood, Gaggia, Panasonic, Philips, Tefal and Jockey.
What to pay: SOGO stocks quality brands so prices will reflect this.
JUSCO Living plazas which are all over Hong Kong are the unrated stores in Hong Kong, you can save heaps of money here as everything is value for money.
What to buy: anything and everything :)
What to pay: $12 dollars is the basic of many items. Some items can be $50 or more.
Because they always, like always, have discounted branded item, usually around 40-70% So don't bother buying anywhere else, just buy your stuff here!
What to buy: Branded clothes and shoes.
What to pay: 40-70% less any other store
After spending some time wandering around Hong Kong trying to find a place that would sell a decent pair of trousers for the evening we decided to make our way to Marks & Spencer and try to find what we were looking for.
Marks & Spencer was just the place we needed. We were in search of a pair of dress trousers for Chris to wear for that evening and we did find him a great pair of slacks.
This department store has everything and anything you would expect in any other department store.
What to buy: I purchased Chris a pair of dress slacks which he needed for dinner that evening. I paid HKD $450 for the slacks.
The most special place in this mall is its lower floors, for that is where most of the restaurants are located. Its setting looks like something from Disneyland, & the environment is very kid - friendly.
From the picture, there is a fountain, with angels at both ends sticking out their hands. If two or more people join hands together with each other & with the angels, a short light show will go on, & light would flash everywhere. It definitely reminded me of Las Vegas !
What to buy: Normal Shopping Mall
What to pay: $ 50 HKD +
Part of a multi-use complex, Pacific Place mall is one of the most upscale shopping centres in Hong Kong. Many trendy fashion names like Lane Crawford, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Dior, Burberry, Gucci, Celine and Hugo Boss have all have stores here.
It connects Admiralty station with Hong Kong Park near Mid - Level.
What to buy: Fashion, Brand Names & Souvenirs
What to pay: $ 200 HKD +
Hong Kong is a shopper’s paradise what with clothing, shoes, electronics, souvenirs, music and such like, you could spend all your time in huge shopping malls, department stores, roadside shops or street markets - Hong Kong, literally, has it all.
SOGO is a large department store in Causeway Bay has a total sales area of some 400,000 sq feet over 12 floors selling clothing, shoes, bedding, baby products, carpets, electronics, cosmetics and health care products, sports equipment, jewellery, home wares, stationary, toys, travelling goods and a supermarket and small food courts in the basement. If you like Panasonic goods then there's a showroom on the 10th floor.
Open: 10am-10pm daily.
Located in the Pacific Place mall you’ll find the Christian Dior store carrying all the latest handbags and accessories. For those who know (most woment) Christian Dior label, these items especially the hand bags and accessories carry a very high price tag.
I love Christian Dior and for a long time I had been eyeing the the "new bag of the season", the Gaucho Bag. I decided I needed to take a closer look at this beautiful bag and tried very hard to convince myself that I really needed this bag.
As we entered the store we were greeted by a pleasant saleswomen who was eager to show us the bag. I fell in love with the off-white bag as the soft leather just felt so good. I must have spent at least a good ½ hour walking around the store with the bag flung over my shoulder, but reality set in and I just couldn’t swing taking the beautiful Gaucho Bag back home with me, not at a steep $1800, just couldn’t do it this time. Maybe next time.
The shop also sells a wide range of scarves, sun glasses, shoes and other hand bags. They will special order anything for you and will even ship your order home to you. This store is located here at the Pacific Place Shopping Complex.
What to buy: That beautiful Bag of the season.
What to pay: Very expensive.
Yau Ma Tei
Yau Ma Tei offers a surprise at every turn. With neon lights illuminating the night sky, Yau Ma Tei's streets offer an assortment of jewellery and clothes shops. But Yau Ma Tei is more famous for its street markets. Take a stroll through the Temple Street Night Market, the Jade Market and discover the neighbourhood's charms.
Find out more about market shopping in Hong Kong.
What to buy: Jade Market to buy Jade
What to pay: HKD 50 per piece of Jade
Admiralty too is famous for its brand-name luxury goods.
Pacific Place, one of Hong Kong's most popular malls, is the ideal place to go in this area. You'll find perfect gift ideas within its 130-plus outlets, including the Lane Crawford and Seibu department stores and top designer labels. Pacific Place is connected to the Admiralty MTR Station.
What to buy: A lot of brand name clothes, such as Marks n Spencer, Zara, Kookai, and so forth. So luxury n so beautiful clothes
What to pay: HKD300 per piece of clothes
Sogo Department Store is a japanese departmental store that have branches worldwide. However, they have scaled back on some overseas branches.
The store is Tsim Sha Tsui, it seems, is very popular with the locals and many locals shop there. My guess is that quality is assured and prices are reasonable. They stocked many varieties of household, food and numerous other products (including instant noodles), etc.
You would have to pass by it via the underground link from Tsim Sha Tsui MTR station when going to the Avenue of Stars to watch the nightly light display.
What to buy: Anything to your fancy
Sample an array of memorable merchandise and 2nd anniversary items, go ahead purchase a special memento of your magical journey to Hollywood and Disneyland. You can also find those essential sundries here.
In business for more than 30 years, this is the best upscale chain for Chinese arts and crafts. I remember going to this store as a child and loving the furniture and the art. My favorite thing to look at was the carvings encased in glass. I think my mother purchased most of her table linen here.
What to buy: This is one of the safest places to purchase jade. You can also buy silk dresses and blouses, beautiful Chinese jackets, arts and crafts, antiques, jewelry, watches, carpets, cloisonné, furs, Chinese herbs and medicine, rosewood furniture, chinaware, Chinese teas, and embroidered tablecloths or pillowcases here -- in short, virtually all the upmarket items that China produces.
What to pay: Prices are high, but so is the quality.
If you enjoy shopping in spacious, multi-storey, clean and shiny environments, you will probably enjoy Hong Kong's various Shopping Malls.
Amongst the most popular:
Hong Kong Island
1. The Landmark (Central)
2. Pacific Place (Admiralty)
3. Times Square (Causeway Bay)
4. City Plaza (Taikoo Shing)
Kowloon / New Territories
5. Harbour City (TST) - this is HK's biggest shopping mall - comprising of The Gateway, Ocean Terminal and China Hong Kong City. You can spend days in here! ;-)
6. Langham Place (Mong Kok)
7. Festival Walk (Kowloon Tong)
What to buy: Everything!
What to pay: Personally, I tend to go shopping in the malls as you will be able to find everything you want and can compare with the surrounding shops as much as you want. There will always be some kind of special sales in a couple of shops going on.
One thing to be aware of: some malls focus on luxury brands only (e.g. The Landmark). Hence, these shopping malls will be very expensive.
Sogo is a famous department store located at the causeway bay, a department store with japanese style characterized by the “one-stop shop” and much of branded products should be found.
What to buy: from men's and women's clothing, cosmetics, jewellery, watches, baby and toddler's clothings, toys, home decoration, books and magazines, electronics.