Shopping Complexes, Hong Kong
A shopping mall I went to was Times Square, again in Causeway Bay, which boasts a massive 900,000 sq feet of retail space with more than 230 clothing and shoe shops but also a few electronics, gifts and stationary shops. There's also a multi-cinema complex, supermarket, restaurants as well as a branch of Marks & Spencer.
This is one of the biggest and most accessible factory outlets shopping centre in Hong Kong. Located in Tung Chung, it is very accessible by MTR. And best of all, all your branded goods are sold here at discounted prices. Although the items sold maybe be off-season, the wide selection offered plus the irresistible prices would not make shoppers think twice about buying them. You can spend almost the whole day here, so if you planning to go Ngong Ping or Disneyland, do go to these places first before coming here. Or better yet, dedicate a whole day for shopping here.
What to buy: All the popular brands have outlets here. Nike, Adidas, Timberland, CK, Armani, Polo, and the list is endless. While most stuff are displayed neatly in each shop, there are some in bins, so you might need the patience to look through every single items displayed or offered in the shop. Price might even differ for difference in sizes.
What to pay: Just bring your credit card
Times Square is considered the first of its kind, the first "vertical mall" in Hong Kong. Due to the high land price in Hong Kong, and the higher yield on retail property, Times Square departs from the common western model of the flat shopping mall. The space allocated to retail is configured over 9 storeys. The mall and lifts to the office tower are accessible by long escalators linking the ground floor podium and the first level of the mall.
What to buy: It basically have all the well-known shops like FCUK, Tommy, AX, Zara etc. Come during the summer sales when everything is discounted. There are also electronic shops where you might want to buy MP3 players, handphones. There are also sports apparel shops, but I find it cheaper in Singapore.
What to pay: It varies, the more things you buy, the more you spend. Just bring your credit card
If you are into branded items (real stuff, not fake), but want to shop in a discount, you can check out Citygate Outlets shopping center in Tung Chung. The mall consists of 3 floors of outlet shops, with over 60 international brand names. Offer year-round discount of 30% - 70%. Good place for treasure hunt.
What to buy: Amarni Exchange, Jill Stuart, Nautica, Vivienne Tam, Esprit, Bally, Laura Ashley, Polo, Calvin Klein, Lanvin, Moiselle, Nike, Adidas, Puma, K-Swiss, Columbia, Quick Silver, Joy & Peace, Folli Follie, Lancel, Clarks, etc.
City Gate is about 15 minutes drive away from the airport. We had our last minute shopping here but only given 1 hour before making our way to the airport. There are many factory outlets here, the biggest one being "Esprit Factory Outlets". If I had more time here, I would definitely buy more clothings to stock up. Other factory outlets include "Levis", "Adidas", "OP" etc
What to buy: Esprit Tops
What to pay: Around HK 79 per top. I bought 3 without trying. (Not enough time!)
Well can you imagine buying something nice with heavily discount in Asia?! I thought only in the West shopholics can find outlet, but there are plenty of them here in Hong Kong. All of them locate in the remote places in the city. This one I just went there last week and I spent a lot on it.
What to buy: There are many brand store there, from sport wear like NIKE, PUMA, Addidas, to leisure wear Timberland, to private things like CK underwear, to top brand BALLY, BURBERRY, and LAVIN. Of course, Ralph Lauren is there too. Oh, they also have Fortress for 3C goods. All items sold here are out of season, but less 30% to 70% generally speaking. I bought a shirt and a vest. I enjoyed free Internet service in Pacific Cafe. If you come all the way from overseas, when you pay a visit to big Buddha Statue, please come and salvage something nice for yourself.
What to pay: Hong Kong Dollar and credit cards are main "currency" to pay, but RMB should be widely accepted.
Basically the mall in Tung Chung is like a factory outlet mall... Nike, Adidas, New Balance, Quicksilver, Polo, etc have outlets in the mall...
but you can get the same product at even lower price in Mongkok (sporting goods in Fa Yuen Street)....
if you really like an item, money is secondary... what if shops in Mongkok have no stock?
If you have a thing for the high end designer brands and goods, look no more than the Pacific Place shopping mall. It is here that you'll find Tiffany & Co, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada and the likes.
Experience the elegance and style of Hong Kong's premier shopping destination.
What to buy: Whatever you're looking for, you can find it here: everything from fashion and flowers to antiques and A/V equipment; clothing and computers to sushi and Shanghainese cuisine. Conveniently located at the heart of the city's business and entertainment districts, discover for yourself how Pacific Place has pioneered the concept of leisure shopping in Hong Kong.
Visit the Sha Tin shopping centre of NT, as it is one mega huge shopping complex. There is also a Snoopy's World located on the outside for all the under 10 year olds and for any stressed out parents! About 5 minutes away from the centre is Ikea the swedish store and the 10 thousand buddhas.
What to buy: Anything you like, shop and sightsee at the same time!
Complete getaway for shopping experiences! From Louis Vuitton to anything you will need. By the way, Louis Vuitton shops here have a cheaper price compared to Philippines. It saves you around 6 to 8 thousand pesos on several bags.
If I have a couple of hours transit in Hong Kong, I usually go to the shopping mall in Tung Chung. Bus S64 and S1 goes from the airport to Tung Chung. It costs $3.5 each way.
CityGate shopping mall is located in the same complex with the Tung Chung MTR station.
What to buy: You can buy clothes, sporting goods, books, food & drink (at the food court and the cafe).
Esprit outlet can be found here. Also you can find some local brands of lady's clothes.
I also like to buy candies and chocolates at Aji Ichiban.
What to pay: not so expensive
Not the same Times Square you might find in New York, but this very large shopping complex is consist of department store Lane Crawford and other retails anchors. if you are into Christmas shopping this is the wonderful place.
Another place that I usually visit when I stop for a short transit in Hong Kong is the Maritime Square in Tsing Yi. It's a shopping mall located in the same complex with the AEL station.
What to buy: Clothes, books, food & drink, etc.
One of the Chinese restaurants there is good.
What to pay: normal price
Peak Galleria is located at Victoria Peak lookout, and unexpectedly a decent mall. Not as over priced as we were expecting being that it is at Hong Kongs biggest tourist attraction and we actually found some good bargains on some souveniers.
The best part about the Peak Galleria is that it makes for a great place to pass the time while you wait for sunset. If you arrive in late evening at Victoria to see it by day, and by night, then the Galleria is the place to go while you wait for the city lights to come on. Also a great place to get a bite to eat, and catch some views of Hong Kongs Southern shores.
Times Square is located in the Causeway District on Hong Kong Island. It is one of the biggest shopping malls in Hong Kong, with over 230 shops, spread out over 16 floors. It is also one of your more pricier malls of Hong Kong as well, with stores like Gucci, Lacoste, MARKS & SPENCER, French Connection, FIORUCCI, Bossini, Bally, and TOMMY HILFIGER just to name a few. You could definitly max out your Visa, and MasterCard here.
The Restaurants are not cheap either, but we found California Pizza Kitchen to be within our budget, located on the 13th floor of the mall. Just like any other Californina Pizza Kitchen, except located in Hong Kong.
Though most of the shops are out of my price range, it was a great place to window shop, and just walk around.