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Ladies Market: Not only for ladies, despite its name!
You cannot miss the Ladies' market. You just will see it !
It is a long street lined with all sort of stalls selling all you can imagine, clothes, shoes, souvenirs, bric-a-brac, even fruit four hungry shoppers !
All things looked a bit tacky for me, clothes and so on, except children's which I found very charming. But the atmosphere is quite Chinese. All people bumping into each other, and pushing and elbow-battling and... Uff, absolutely tiring... I was looking forward to get out of here, really.
Come to see it but pass it quite quickly before someone runs you over!
What to buy: Here, you can shop ladies' clothes (tacky)
Gents clothes (tacky too)
Babies/ children : you know, they look good in anything. I liked the chinese motif little clothes and the Hello Kitty pijamas and little T-shirts. V. cheap.
Little knick-knacks. V.v. cheap.
What to pay: Little. Everything is very reasonably priced.
- Arts and Culture
Ladies Market: Almost Anything You Can Imagine
Although the street is called "Ladies Market," there is so much to buy here that isn't just for the ladies. There is a huge assortment of everything you can imagine.
The ladies clothing and accessories are definately abundant. You can find all kinds of things like shoes, cardigan sets, cashmere scarves, pashmina scarves, hair accessories, designer knock-off handbags, designer knock-off watches, etc. There is so much that you can buy.
In addition to the ladies' items, there is a wide variety of men's clothing, other shoes, stationary, Sanrio items, children's toys, souveniers, etc. You name it and you might just find it here.
There is, however, repetition of the goods offered...so take your time and evaluate carefully. You can bargain with the vendors and get them to lower the price. This is especially true if you are looking to buy in large quantities. They definately will bargain with you then!!
What to buy: I love to buy the sparkling hair accessories. Even if you have short hair, there are some really cute ones for you. They are a bargain considering you can pay up to 7-10 times more than the price in Hong Kong here in the United States. Also, the scarves are nice. Beware that some are not cashmere or pashmina and are being passed off as such. I would generally stay away from the ones that have the label glued on as opposed to being sewn on, that is a good sign that its not authentic. However, they do have some nice ones made of rayon if you aren't picky about the fabric.
What to pay: HK$9 - HK$15 for hair accessories
HK$40 for rayon scarves
HK$100 for cashmere or pashmina...but caveat emptor
- Budget Travel
Ladies Market: How to Buy a Perfect Knock-Off
If you want to buy a knock-off purse that looks 99% like the original, Ladies Market is the right place to be. However, the trick is that these bags cannot be sold by the vendors on the street. The ones that you see on the stands are the ones that say "Cucci" or "Prado" and they are obvious knock-offs. Since they can't have these in the stores, you have to look through a catalog on table and tell them what you want. If you are lucky, they will invite you "upstairs" and you will be in a huge apartment with walls of luxury purses, wallets, and belts. It might feel a little shady going upstairs with a stranger, so make sure you bring friends with you. What you can also do is request they bring things down, but that takes awhile and you don't get to see the entire selection of goods. (and it's definitely worth it to see everything together)
What to buy: What you need to buy are 99% authentic handbags that comes with the bag protector and are lined and zipped just like the original. The prada bag that I bought had actual Prada lining and the word Prada on fine details. I bought my friend a LV mini handbag in the classic print and we took the bag into an LV store later on... I couldn't tell the difference!
What to pay: Bargaining and paying with US dollars is the key. I bought about 8 items for $100 US Cash and that includes purses from Gucci, Burberry, and LV.
- Women's Travel
Ladies Market: Tourist Designated Market @ Kowloon
Mongkok is the busiest neighbourhood in Hong Kong, where there is street life 24 -7. At the heart of Mongkok is the popular Ladies' Market.
Ladies Market is where street vendors sell women's clothing and accessories, including handbags, sunglasses, and shoes, as well as some men's and children's clothing at low prices. Other novelties sold include electronic toys, flashlights, costumes, souvenirs, gizmos, lighters, Bruce Lee figurines, Winnie the Pooh alarm clocks, Hello Kitty towels, hair clips, wigs, leather goods, jewelry galore & almost anything you can think of........
Ladies Market operates from about noon to 10:30pm daily, with the vendors sending up shop at around 10 to 11am.
Although most products are geared to local tastes, you can easily spend a couple of hours here. You may even pick up some unbelievable bargains!
Ladies Market streches over 6-8 blocks, & since there are alot of vendors, prepared to be squished. Besides the walkway in the middle, you could also walk along the two walkways on the side. Though you cannot shop from there, it is a good place to avoid crowds, or to zip through to another place.
Click here for map of Mongkok Area.
What to buy: Since it is set up for tourists, prices have gone up & is generally more expensive than other Hong Kong markets.
What to pay: depends on your haggling power...
- Family Travel
Ladies Market: They Don't Sell Ladies
When I first heard of this place, I thought it sounded pretty shady. But, Ladies Market is simply a market in Mong Kok, Kowloon, where they sell just about anything/everything... well almost.
I hear in the early morning, they sell fruits and in the afternoon and evening, clothes and other miscellaneous items are sold.
Try not to get their in the late morning, because I think that's when the transition from fruit to clothes market takes place.
What to pay: From cheap to expensive... just remember to haggle.
- Budget Travel
Ladies Market: Better Deals
Ladies Market referred to a local shopping area along Tung Choi Street in Mongkok. Besides cheap clothing, fake handbags and watches, there are also numerous shopping selling computer sofeware, electronic products etc. The price over Ladies Market is much reasonable compared with Stanley Market.
Take some time also to have a look on some weired "Hong Kong Version" products like LV / Gucci toilet roll box!
What to pay: Bargain before you pay!
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- Women's Travel
Ladies Market: Hunting for souvenirs?
Even if you don't have any intention to buy anything from Hong Kong, you'll end up with some bags of gifts/T-shirts etc after 'walking' along this famous street market.
It's a good place for buying souvnirs, many choices.
More importantly, the prices of goods are very reasonable~
What to buy: 'Chinese' souvnirs, T-shirts (including that one with "I LOVE HONG KONG"), mobile phone accessories, faked brand-named handbags/watches/sports shoes, sexy underwear, toys... whatever~
There are also some restaurants on both sides of the street market.
What to pay: No matter how much your gifts cost, don't forget to BARGAIN! Although not all stall-keepers speak good English, they are nice and friendly to tourists. Most of the time you can get some discounts.
Ladies Market: Check out the "deals"!
Oh my....this is shopper's heaven (if you're into the fake stuff ... like Gucci, LV, Prada...you get my point!). There are also a lot of video games, cds....stuff that are pirated and not copy writed.... they don't have much of a copywrite law there.... you can find almost anything from little lights, toys, clothes, watches, luggage etc....ANYTHING! You have to check this place out! Shopping HK style!
What to buy: Whatever your heart's desire (or close to it!)
What to pay: BARGAIN BARGAIN BARGAIN!
outdoor market: Ladies Market
What to buy: Brand stores and type of clothing:
G2000: casual to business attire for Men & Women - Dark color tendency for ladies, Lighter color for guys
U2, Bossini: casual attire for Men & Women - bright/pastel colors (p.s. great place to get tank tops for women)
Gordiano: very casual attire for Men & Women
Bess, Apple: Trendy, expensive clothing for Women (expensive trendy for women)
Ladies Market: Ladies Market
Ladies market like temple street both sell cheap interesting stuffs.
The products are almost the same. You may find treasure there.
Ladies Market: Shop till you drop
Don't be misled by the name, there is something for everyone at the Ladies Market. Stalls set up n the street from noon until late.
What to buy: Clothes, gadgets, shoes, watches, jewellry,
- Family Travel
Ladies Market: More info on Ladies Market
The best time to go Ladies Market is when it rains! Coz there is less business for the owners and you would be probably getting a better price for the stuffs that u buy.
- Budget Travel
Ladies Market: Fa Yuen Street Market
Mongkok - The place where you will find all funky fashions, factory outlets and flea markets with bottom prices items.
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