Ladies Market, Hong Kong
Id say these are the best markets we went to while in HK and we went there a few times! They are very easy to find and have a huge selection of the usual market products. Also very easy to get to using the MTR, just get off at Mong Kok Station, take D3 exit, then walk along Argyle Street until you come across the markets, which are one street along. They open from about 11am I think, but it can get quite hot there in the midday sun!
I bought the usual market stuff here, like clothing, sunglasses, keyrings, bracelets, lots of mens t-shirts, luggage tags, paintings etc and all at very very cheap prices. I would definitely recommend at least one day at the Ladies Markets, if not several!!!
If you like to bargain then this is the place. You can bargain down to 50% of their asking price.
- be prepared to walk away if you don't get the price you asked. They will very probably "grab" you back.
- if you find it offensive to be slapped, touched or grabbed, don't show any interest unless you really want to buy
What to buy: Wide range of women's clothes and underwear, also tourist souvenirs.
With over 100 stalls of bargain clothing, accessories and souvenirs ladies market provides a one kilometer stretch on which to practice your haggling skills. It gets its name from the huge amount of clothing and accessories on sale for women of all ages
What to pay: Depends how you haggling
Shopping, shopping & more shopping! I couldn't find a more appropriate description for Ladies Street market. Here, you'll find everything that you can ever think of. From souvenirs to buy back for your family & friends, to concert & movie DVDs. Bags, shirts, mahjong sets, shoes, lighters, shades, posters, stickers, etc. And the list goes on... And the best tip I can ever offer is... BARGAIN! Be sure to haggle the price with the owner. If you're not satisfied with it, you can always walk away. Remember, the whole street is yours to shop. Although by doing that, you might get cursed & sweared at in cantonese that you can't really understand.
There are booths of Hong Kong-tour souvenirs, Chinese costumes, bags (a lot of pirate bags of "I'm not a plastic bags" and "Mao Tse Dong's protrait") and cheap electronic devices from China.
What to buy: Not here
What to pay: less than 10 USD
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)
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!
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!
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.
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,
Mongkok - The place where you will find all funky fashions, factory outlets and flea markets with bottom prices items.
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.
Ladies market like temple street both sell cheap interesting stuffs.
The products are almost the same. You may find treasure there.