Gearing up for your next Hong Kong trip?
How about some help with your shopping?
Well, I may not be able to give you some cash for you to spend (though that would be lovely eh?) but here are some insights on the best places for a shopping spree while you are in Hong Kong.
Known very well as a shopping paradise, there are in fact numerous places you can visit for shopping in Hong Kong. It can get overwhelming if you intend to cover every spot in your itinerary, but the great news is you can prioritize it according to your interest!
For starters, here are 5 shopping spots worthy of your wallet, so to speak 😉
1. Stash up on fabrics, sewing and craft supplies at Ki Lung Street, Sam Shui Po
Ki Lung Street boasts rows and rows of fabric, crafts, leather and sewing supply shops, and you will pretty much go crazy for it!
Expect gorgeous chiffons sold from only HKD15 per yard and beautiful linens selling from HKD10 per yard! If you spend enough time to browse through, chances are you will discover some rare finds (with a good bargain of course!).
Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Monday to Friday. Most shops are closed on the weekends
How to get there: Take the MTR (Tsuen Wan line) and alight at Sam Shui Po station. Take the A2 exit. Ki Lung Street is located nearby the exit; you just have to do some walking to get there. Check out the map below to get a better idea:
2. Discover unusual oriental items at the Temple Street Night Market
Temple Street Night Market may sound like another flea market selling cheap knock-off items, but the special thing about it is that they also have quite a selection of oriental collectibles that may not be easily found anywhere else.
Take these embossed leather bound notebooks for example:
Opening hours: Daily from 4pm-12am
How to get there: Get on the MTR (Tsuen Wan line) and alight at Jordan station. Take the C2 exit and walk along Bowring St.
3. Get out of the city and discover something different at the Stanley Market
Stanley Market might sell something a little different from the ones you find at the city, such as this little linen home furnishing shop, cute children’s costumes (they have almost all superheroes and princesses you can think of!) or just cheap and attractive clothing for adults and children.
Opening hours: Daily from 10am-6.30pm
How to get there: The easiest way is to go to the Bus Terminus at MTR Central Station and look for bus No.6 (this route will take you through a beautiful view of Repulse Bay and the surrounding hills). Alight at the “Stanley Village Road” stop and cross the little street to find Stanley Market.
4. Get a pair (or two pairs) of new sneakers at the Sneaker Street (Fa Yuen Street)
Fa Yuen Street boasts a long stretch of sneaker shops with huge selections of branded and trendy sneakers.
Some even say that the prices here are really low compared to anywhere else in the world, and they also have collections that you might not find easily elsewhere.
Opening hours: Daily from 11am-11pm
How to get there: Take the MTR (Tsuen Wan line) and alight at Mong Kok Station. Take exit E2 and walk away from the exit for around three blocks.
5. Get overcharged at the Gadget Street (Apliu Street, Sam Shui Po)
Located just next to the fabric market mentioned above, Apliu Street has a long stretch of vendors selling lots and lots of electrical and electronic paraphernalia.
Right from pre-loved electrical items (even rice cookers!) to smartphone accessories, this is the place you want to visit if you are a gadget person.
Opening hours: Daily from 10am-9pm
How to get there: Take the MTR (Tsuen Wan line) and alight at Sam Shui Po station. Take the A2 exit. Apliu Street is right in front of the exit.
Now go on, add on these places into your itinerary and don’t forget to activate your ATM card for international cash withdrawal too! 😉
[If all that shopping is making you hungry, check out our top 3 local halal food in Hong Kong!]