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Hong Kong Shopping
Hong Kong has a reputation as one of the world's greatest shopping cities, and although it now has serious competition from all over East Asia, it's still an amazing urban bazaar - a type of shopper's paradise.
Tsim Sha Tsui has the greatest concentration of shops in Hong Kong. Nathan Road, which runs through Kowloon for 4km (2 1/2 miles) from the harbor to the border of the New Territories, is lined with stores selling clothing, jewelry, eyeglasses, cameras, electronic goods, crafts from China, shoes, handbags, luggage, watches, and more. There are also tailors, tattoo artists, and even shops that will carve your name into a wooden chop. There are also department stores, Chinese emporiums, and shopping arcades, as well as several huge shopping malls. There are also specialist markets in Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok selling everything from clothing and flowers to goldfish, songbirds, and jade.
For upscale shopping, Central is the place where you'll find international designer labels. The Landmark and Prince's Building boast boutiques selling jewelry, clothing, leather goods and more. Central is also a good place to shop for Chinese imports and souvenirs.
Another shopping area is Causeway Bay on Hong Kong Island. In addition to small shops selling everything from shoes and clothing to Chinese herbs, there are a couple of Japanese department stores and a large shopping complex called Times Square.
Stanley Market is located on the southern end of Hong Kong Island, where vendors sell silk clothing and business and casual wear. In recent years, shops specializing in Chinese crafts and products have also opened in Stanley Market .
Antiques and curio lovers usually head for Hollywood Road and Cat Street in the Western District on Hong Kong Island, where everything from snuff bottles to jade carvings and Ming vases is for sale. Chinese handcrafts, including porcelain, furniture, silk clothing, and embroidery, are sold in Chinese-product department stores and Chinese arts-and-crafts shops located on both sides of the harbor.
Hong Kong is a duty-free port, which means that imported goods are not taxed in the SAR with the exception of only a few luxury goods, such as tobacco, alcohol, and some petroleum products. What's more, there is no sales tax in Hong Kong. Thus, you can buy some goods in the SAR at a cheaper price than in the country where they were made. Clothing is probably one of the best buys in Hong Kong, simply because of the sheer quantity and variety.
CRC Department Store
Add: 488 Hennessy Rd Causeway Bay
Cat Street Galleries
Add: 38 Lok Ku Rd Central
Charlotte Horstmann and Gerald Godfrey
Address 3 Canton Rd., Shop 100D Tsim Sha Tsui, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City
Add: 15 Hollywood Rd Central
Add: 231 Hollywood Rd Sheung Wan
Friendship Trading Company
Add: 105-107 Hollywood Rd Central
Hanart TZ Gallery
Add: 202 Henley Bldg., 2nd floor, 5 Queen's Rd Central
Add: Canton Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui
Lane Crawford Ltd
Add: 70 Queen's Rd Central, Lane Crawford House
Marks & Spencer
Add: Ocean Center, Harbor City, Canton Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui
Add: 500 Hennessy Rd Causeway Bay
Add: 88 Queensway Central
Schoeni Art Gallery
Add: 21-31 Old Bailey St Central
Add: 88 Queensway Central, Pacific Place
Add: 12 Pedder St Central, Pedder Building
Add: 555 Hennessy Rd Causeway Bay, East Point Center
Add: 1 Matheson St Causeway Bay
Toys "R" Us
Add: Shop 032, 5 Canton Rd Zone C (Ocean Terminal), Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui
True Arts & Curios
Address 89-91 Hollywood Rd Central
Add: 211 Des Voeux Rd Central
Located on the junction of Kansu and Battery streets, this casual, open-air market boasts more than 400 stall owners. Starting at 10am it runs till about 3:30pm daily. But the best time to go is in the morning.
Mongkok/Ladies Street MTR
Mong Kok. At MTR Mong Kok Station, find the Bank Centre exit. Mongkok is the most densely populated district in the world. Once you leave the station walk down Nelson Street until you make it to Tung Choi Street. The night market is also known as Ladies Street, since it mostly sells ladies wear including clothing, cosmetics, etc. for bargain basement prices. Best time to visit Ladies Street is from 7 to 10 in the evening.
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