Shopping

Top Choice Department Store in Kowloon

Yue Hwa Chinese Products Emporium

This five-storey behemoth is one of the few old-school Chinese department stores left in the city. Gets here include silk scarves, traditional Chinese baby clothes and embroidered slippers, jewellery both cheap and …
Top Choice Handicrafts in The Peak & Northwest Hong Kong Island

PMQ

The modernist building that was once the police married quarters is now one of the best places in Hong Kong to shop for pieces by local designers, jewellery makers and artisans, with dozens of shops and boutiques oc…
Top Choice Clothing in Central District

Shanghai Tang

This elegant four-level store is the place to go if you fancy a body-hugging qípáo (cheongsam) with a modern twist, a Chinese-style clutch or a lime-green mandarin jacket. Custom tailoring is available; it takes two…
Top Choice Clothing in Aberdeen & South Hong Kong Island

G.O.D.

One of the coolest born-in-Hong Kong shops around, G.O.D. does irreverent takes on classic Hong Kong iconography. Think cell phone covers printed with pictures of Hong Kong housing blocks, light fixtures resembling …
Top Choice Market in Kowloon

Ladies' Market

The Tung Choi Street market is a cheek-by-jowl affair offering cheap clothes and trinkets. Vendors start setting up their stalls as early as noon, but it's best to get here between 1pm and 6pm when there's much more…
Top Choice Department Store in Central District

Lane Crawford

The territory’s answer to London's Harrods, Lane Crawford (c 1850) was Hong Kong's original Western-style department store, and one that, admirably, has succeeded in rejuvenating itself while remaining classy over t…
Top Choice Clothing in Kowloon

Rise Shopping Arcade

Bursting the seams of this minimall is cheap streetwear from Hong Kong, Korea and Japan, with a few knock-offs chucked in for good measure. Patience and a good eye could land you purchases fit for a Vogue photo shoo…
Top Choice Market in Kowloon

Shanghai Street

Wander Kowloon's kitchen district for food-related souvenirs such as wooden mooncake moulds, chopsticks, woks and ceramic teapots.
Top Choice Homewares in Kowloon

Chan Wah Kee Cutlery Store

At this humble shop, octogenarian Mr Chan, one of Asia's few remaining master knife-sharpeners, uses nine different stones to grind each blade, and alternates between water and oil. If you bring him your blade, he c…
Top Choice Gifts in The Peak & Northwest Hong Kong Island

G.O.D.

Goods of Desire – or G.O.D. – is a cheeky local lifestyle brand, selling housewares, clothes, books and gifts with retro Hong Kong themes. Fun gets include aprons printed with images of Hong Kong's famous neon signs…