SOGO is huge Japanese-style department store with two branches in Causeway Bay and Tsim Sha Tsui. Can always look and not buy if things are too expensive for you.
Causeway Bay Store
555 Hennessy Road,Causeway Bay, HK
Tel: 2833 8338
Tsim Sha Tsui Store
12 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, HK
Tel: 3556 1212
Both stores are open from 10am to 10pm - 7 days a week.
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.
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.
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.
This designer store is located in the Pacific Place shopping center along with many other designer stores, carrying a wide range of the label’s new hand bags and accessories. I was searching for a new designer bag, one that would carry me through the whole season and the new Fendi Spybag* was in the running (along with the Dior Gaucho Bag). The Fendi Spybag is a beautiful bag named so because of all its secret compartments. As we entered the store we were once again greeted by a friendly saleswomen eager to show us the bag. The Spybag isn’t as roomy as I would like and really didn’t impress me, so after a few minutes looking over the bag, I decided that it was a bit too small and not as nice as the Gaucho Bag.
Just like any designer store, they will special order and ship the merchandise to your home. You will find a Fendi store at the Pacific Place Shopping Complex.
What to buy: Desinger Bag and accessories of course.
What to pay: Very expensive
Hong Kong is a shopaholics paradise with shops for every pocket and purse, and a global selection of goods and services. With department stores that rival many city in the world, an incredible number of specialist shops for every cultural taste, trade, craft and profession, fascinating character and real value in the markets, and the leading edge in international fashion, Hong Kong is a frontier of modern shopping. Shop-till-you-drop and then relax in the huge choice of bars, cafes and restaurants that are part of the Hong Kong shopping experience
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.
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.
in DFS, you can find plenty of goods from very high class products to goods can be found round the corner. Since good are in Duty Free, the price is relatively cheap and many tourist love to go there and see if they find their treasures.
What to buy: purfumes, coesmetics, belts, bags, stationery, etc. well they are not really special for westerners, may be, but the price would be the special "items"
What to pay: as much as you want :)
Sogo in Causeway Bay is the largest department store in Hong Kong. It first opened in 1985 and has been a landmark ever since. They say there are over 13 storeys although I don’t remember riding that many escalators – still it’s a big store. They have a wide variety including brand names of ladies and menswear, jewellery, leather goods, appliances, home accessories and in the basement is their supermarket. Something for everyone.
Beside the gigantic Shopping Malls, Hong Kong also offers some, mainly Japanese, Department Stores, where you can dive into the daily crowds of people and try to fetch a bargain.
Amongst the most popular:
1. SOGO (Causeway Bay)
2. Mitsukoshi (Causeway Bay)
3. Seibu (inside Pacific Place)
4. Lane Crawford (Central)
What to pay: Department Stores tend to be more expensive than the average street vendor. However, you might find better bargains than inside the big Shopping Malls.
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.
It's in the centre of a major shopping area of HK, Causeway Bay! If you get tired of SOGO, you can pop out to see all the other shops nearby!
Personally, I like the huge Sanrio area near the top floor, the range of Japanese cosmetics, the range of trendy brands (Mary Quant, Super Lovers, Diesel, Miss Sixty, Killah etc), also the posh brands (Dior, Chanel etc).
What to buy: Well there are good seasonal sales, I would go for Japanese brands and Mary Quant because they're so hard to find in the UK.
Super Lovers is good, but make sure you visit Fai Yuen Street first (see my other shopping tip for details) because you may find the same/similar product for much cheaper. (I bought a tshirt at Fai Yuen St 2 years ago for $20. This year I saw the same one in white, not pink for $400+!) However SOGO has a bigger range and a higher degree of quality assurance.
What to pay: Not dirt cheap, mid range prices, depends on sales.
Go to Fai Yuen St first.
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 +
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.