Hong Kong : Shopping Paradise

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Published on: July 16, 2011

Everyone knows that Hong Kong is a shopping paradise, I mean, who doesn’t?!

It’s nice to walk and shop at the street markets, but be sure u’re ready to bargain, bargain, BARGAIN! else, u’ll be paying a bomb. Each market has it’s own charm, so be sure that u know what u’re looking for before heading there.

There are several street markets which is really famous:

1. Ladies’ Market (Tung Choi Street)

Ladies’ Market in Tung Choi Street is the place for bags, accessories and inexpensive women’s clothing. Men’s and children’s clothing and toys are also on sale.

Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon (MTR Mongkok Station Exit E2)
noon – 11:30pm

2. Temple Street Night Market

Temple Street is awash with rows of brightly lit stalls hawking an astonishing variety of clothing, pens, watches, CDs, cassettes, electronic gadgets, hardware and luggage. Oh yeah, there’s a range of delicacies such as fresh seafood and hotpot too! Fortune-tellers cluster at the Yau Ma Tei end of the street.

Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon (MTR Jordan Station Exit A. Turn right into Jordan Road, then right into Temple Street)
4pm – midnight

3. Stanley Market

A great place to buy souvenirs for friends and family. This place is jam-packed with vendors selling Chinese artwork, silk collectibles and curios, as well as larger-sized clothing. Also, try the fine restaurants in the restored Murray House or along the main street on the waterfront.Stanley Market Road, Stanley, Hong Kong Island (MTR Hong Kong Station Exit D and take bus 6, 6A, 6X, 66 or 260 from Exchange Square Bus terminus, Central)
10:30am – 6:30pm
4. Jardine’s Crescent
Great to shop for inexpensive clothing, accessories and domestic goods. Many stalls feature hair-related items, bags, women’s tops and blouses, fine knits, cellphone accessories and household items, and at the end is a small wet market and flower stalls with very low prices.
Jardine’s Crescent, Causway Bay, Hong Kong Island (MTR Causeway Bay Station Exit F)
11am – 9:30pm
5. Li Yuen Street East and West

Find ready-to-wear garments or have them made to order. Featuring great designs, fine silk and other fabrics, traditional styles and beautiful colours.Li Yuen Street East and West, Central, Hong Kong Island (MTR Central Station Exit C then walk along Des Voeux Road Central towards Sheung Wan)10am – 7pm

Information taken from Hong Kong Tourism Board.
Although Temple Street Night Market is just located behind the hotel I was staying, I din manage to check out that place coz whenever I went, it’s too late and they’re already close.
So, on my last day of stay in Hong Kong I managed to go to the very famous Ladies Street before I head to the airport.
Wow!
My eyes goes @.@ .It’s so packed! Packed with stalls, packed with items, packed with people!
From bags,
to clothes,
to “costumes”,
to all lil items!
There’s so much to see, so lil time!
Saw a police and took a photo with him. Okay, he looks super young.
Btw, it’s kinda safe to walk alone there coz u see police every where. The police are either slim or fit. Rarely see a policeman who is obese there. Unlike here in my home country.
I think I can take a whole day just to check out the stuff at all the stores.
I can’t really remember exactly how much I spent for these, but I would say it’s a great bargain!
1. Flowery toga dress (I bought an exact same one for my friend too, but different colour)
2. Polka-dots Romper
3. Flats (I bought 2 pair, din take the photo of the other pair)
4. Sandals
5. Lace handbag
6. White handbag (I really, really, really love this!)
7. Back pack! Mini size 1 to put the doggie stuff when I bring them out.
8. Lace romper
Got this lace romper almost bout HKD$200. Freakin expensive. I later found out that I can buy this online at half the price. This shop is totally overpriced!
9. Flowery lace top (extremely love this!)
After wearing
Nice right? nice right? Say it’s nice pls! Coz this is not cheap le.
Bought this 2 top at another place, can’t remember the shopping mall name. It’s HKD$100 for 2.
Days before, I went shopping at Citygate Mall, it’s the only outlet mall in Hong Kong! It features over 80 international brand names offering 30% to 70% year-round discounts
under one roof.
Bought some clothes for mum from Esprit and MNG.
I think the top above cost bout HKD$90.
This is also from Esprit @ HKD$79 only.
From MNG @ HKD199.
Bought a plain white top for my younger sis, she’s very choosy so better get her something simple.
Can’t exactly remember how much is this, but it should be HKD$50 or lesser.
If you do not know yet, The Esprit there is like extremely cheap compared to here.
Even Roxy seems so much cheaper too and I bought a romper. It’s kinda convertible, the top part can be taken off and left with just the short pants!
So, it’s 2-in-1. Totally wirth it! Got this at HKD$225.
Bought this maroon colour suede Crocs for only HKD$100. Woohoo~~~cheap! cheap! cheap!
BF bought a Versace EDT there.
Since we’re there to celebrate bf’s birthday, so I got him this!
That makes the trip more meaningful. He’s been eye-ing and wanting for a white digital watch for quite some time.
My watch was kinda worn out that time so I got a Titus Solvil watch which I treat it like a precious now.
I rarely wear it, am afraid that it’ll get scratches and dirty.
Ta daa!! so we both got a new watch!
Citygate mall

Address: 20 Tat Tung Road, Tung Chung, Lantau, Hong Kong

Telephone: (852) 2109 2933

Opening Hour: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm  (*opening hours may vary among stores and on public holidays)
Okay, back to our last day. After finishing shopping at Ladies Street, we rushed back to our hotel to get our luggage and took a cab to the airport.
Our cab driver is a lady, a very, very busy lady.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. There are 6 in total!  Just look at the amount of mobile phones she setup at her dashboard!
I remembered she mentioned her bf helped her to setup this, so it’s kinda like a walkie talkie system. Looks damn pro right?
We were early in the airport so we took a stroll around since it’s such a nice, huge and clean airport.
BF was really crazy over watches at that point of time, so we went and check out Swatch and he bought something there in the end, but it’s not a watch.
A pair of creative and meaningful ring, for both of us.
Why I say creative and meaningful? Coz each of the ring is actually combination of 4 rings and there’s set of numbers of the ring. So, we set our special date on that ring.
On my way back to home country, watching movie on my iPhone.
Awwww…. how much I miss my Paul Frank iPhone cover. =(

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