Shopping on Hong Kong Island is mostly oriented as luxury shopping or mid-class shopping. But there are few areas on Hong Kong Island where visitors can buy inexpensive goods, such as men's and women's clothing, shoes, handbags and leather goods. These are Stanley Market, located on the southern side of Hong Kong Island, Jardines's Crescent in Causeway Bay and Western Market on the Western side.
Causeway Bay is the major shopping district on Hong Kong Island. On a piece of land, between Canal Road East in the west, Gloucester Road in the north and east, and Leighton Road in the south, is concentrated a large amount of shops, shopping malls, departments stores, boutiques, and also restaurants and hotels. This area is one of the most crowded in Hong Kong, and as a result, some parts of streets are closed to traffic on weekends.
The main shopping mall of the area, Times Square, is located right above the MTR Exit A. It is the shopping landmark of Causeway Bay and includes over 230 shops, a number of restaurants and several entertainment facilities. Also, it houses two department stores: City Super and Lane Crawford. Many popular brands can be found here.
Another shopping landmark of the area, SOGO Hong Kong, is located on Yee Wo Street. This Japanese-style department store is the largest on the island. It occupies over 35,000 square meters, where shoppers can buy a wide variety of products, from casual wear and cosmetics to home appliances and furniture. Yee Wo Street passes through the center of the Causeway Bay area and is the starting point of your shopping trip if you arrive on a tram. The crosswalk on this street, outside the department store, is one of the most crowded on Hong Kong Island.
On the other side of the crosswalk is Jardine's Bazaar. It is filled with shops selling clothing and small local restaurants. Located parallel to the Bazaar, Jardine's Crescent is a nice place for bargain. It is one of many open markets in Hong Kong. And as in other open markets the main goods are cheap clothes and souvenirs.
Located nearby, on Yun Ping Road, The Lee Gardens and Lee Gardens Two are excellent places to buy luxury items. They are connected by a pedestrian bridge and comprise a number of shops specializing in international luxury brands. Besides, the second floor of Lee Gardens Two is fully dedicated to children's fashion.
Windsor House is one of the places in Causeway Bay where locals and tourists buy computer products. It is located on Gloucester Road, opposite Victoria Park and has over 3,000 square meters computer and digital centre.
There are a lot of other shopping places throughout the area, such as Sunning Plaza, Hang Lung Centre, Hysan Avenue, Leighton Centre, Fashion Island, World Trade Centre, Lee Theatre Plaza, Fashion Walk and so on.
Cental is a paradise for luxury shopping where visitors can buy fashion clothes and jewelry. Some of the popular shopping malls are located here. IFC Mall is the largest shopping mall on Hong Kong Island and comprises more than 200 retail outlets.
Hollywood Road is excellent place to buy antiques. The shops on the Hollywood Road sell Chinese furniture, sculptures, handmade products.
Des Voeux Road is filled with jewelry shops. Also, walk along Queen's Road Central for additonal jewelry stores.
Located on the southern side of Hong Kong Island, Stanley Market is an ideal place to buy something special for the friends and relatives. Historical streets of this area, formerly a fishing village, are filled with vendors who sell the works of Chinese crafts, collectible things from silk, curious knick-knacks, and clothing.
The largest shopping mall on Hong Kong Island, IFC Mall is the home for more than 200 shops, including international brands like Armani, Burberry, Givenchy, Hugo Boss, Prada and others. Lane Crawford also has its flagship store here.
Located just a few steps away from the Causeway Bay MTR station, the Jardine's Crescent is a small street with many stalls, where shoppers can buy inexpensive goods, such as clothes, souvenirs, handbags and accessories. Also, Jardine's Bazaar, which is located nearby, has many restaurants, where visitors can try local food.
Located in the heart of business and commercial district of Admiralty, Pacific Place is a complex of office towers, hotels and a shopping mall. The complex was launched in 1988 and is situated in one the most prestigious places of Hong Kong Island in close proximity to Hong Kong Park. The shopping mall consists of 4 levels and comprises more than 130 retail outles and stores.
This is the biggest Japanese department store in Hong Kong and is known as "Jumbo Sogo". The basement level 2 is restaurants and a supermarket. Leather goods, handbags and shoes are on the basement level 1. The next levels offer cosmetics, perfume, jewelry, brand accessories, watches, fashion clothing, shoes, casual wear and lingerie. Sogo Hong Kong is open daily from 10:00am to 10:00pm.
One of the famous Hong Kong's street markets is Stanley Market. Located on Hong Kong Island, this market grew from a tiny village market to a world-renowned tourist attraction. Because it attracts so many different kinds of people from all kinds of different walks of life, it also attracts a diverse amount of vendors selling everything from traditional Chinese garments to luxury handbags.
Times Square Hong Kong was opened in 1994 and presents itself a multi-storey shopping complex, occupying 16 floors (two basement levels, ground level and 13 floors), and comprises more than 230 retail outlets, a wide selection of dining options and entertainment facilities, including a cinema. The floors are divided into retail, entertainment, recreational and dining areas.