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Hong Kong Guide: Shopping

Travel May 15, 2015

Guide to shopping in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, known world wide as a mecca for week long shopping trips with every single luxury store imaginable (including a mall with not one but two Celine stores – Harbour City Level 1 & 2). But in case you’re all malled out (it happens!) Discover Hong Kong have asked me to share with you my favourite hidden shopping spots – the places where you can find pieces unique to Hong Kong.

Vickie’s
A favourite when I first arrived and somewhere my friends visit on every trip, this shoe shop stocks lots of different designs, and given that their factory makes shoes for lots of well known Australia designers you know you’re going to get quality (at an affordable price!). If you have time, you can even have them make you a custom pair.
3 Queen Victoria Street, Central, Hong Kong

Loveramics
This has to be one of my favourite specialty stores in Hong Kong, modern ceramics loveingly hand made. Perfect as a gift for that special someone, or in my case – yourself!
95 Leighton Road, Hong Kong

Mee & Gee
It’s pretty tricky to track down vintage clothing in Hong Kong, and you pretty much need a compass for finding this store. But it’s worth it! Rack and racks of retro and mod pieces straight from Japan, I always pop here to look for new (old) trends that crop up on the runway.
 64 Tung Choi Street, Mongkok and 9 Li Yuen Street West, Central

CN Square
Love stationary? This store spread over 4 floors in Ya Ma Tei will have you excited at all that’s on offer. Now the only problem is fitting it in your suitcase!
530 Nathan Road, Yau Ma Tei

Gao Shing Street
Just downstairs from my studio, this street is lined with stores selling all manner of dried goods, from seafood to mushrooms. Although the dried seahorses can bring a tear to your eye and the lizards on sticks won’t be at the top of your list, if you look closely you’ll find jars and jars of dried tea of all kinds – rose tea, jasmine pearl tea, camomile tea and everything in between. Lovely!
Gao Shing Street, Sheung Wan

Tung Wah Ceramic Store
Can you tell I’m a sucker for ceramics? This store located in Central is more on the traditional side when it comes to its wares, and is the perfect place to pick up your weight in oriental patterned bowls.
Stauntan Street, Soho

Button Hole
The best place to pick up cut label designer ‘inspired’ dresses, this tiny hole in the wall is the perfect pit stop while you explore the surrounding area of Soho.
Corner of Peel & Elgin Streets Soho

Gough Street
Head to Gough street in Central for a handful of small boutiques on the street and on the stairs up towards Hollywood Road. Have a bite at a local Dai Pai Dong while you’re at it!
Gough Street, Central

Cat Street Markets
The markets themselves offer up a slew of antique and faux antiques, and are great for a photo opportunity. But what I really love is the junk shops located on the stairs on the surrounding streets, never before will you have seen such varied antiques from all eras, all mixed together.
Upper Lascar Row (below Hollywood Road), Sheung Wan

Joyce
You won’t be short of department store options when you come to Hong Kong, on the contrary you’ll find it hard to avoid them! Chances are you’ll visit them all, and ones like Lane Crawford are delivered to an exceptional standard. Myself? I’m a fan of Joyce on Queens Road. Aspirational window shopping at it’s best – it’s a look but don’t touch situation.
New World Tower, Central

Gough Street

My favourite porcelain shop

Tai Ping Shan Street

Tai Ping Shan Street

PMQ

The Flower Markets

Cat Street Markets

Sham Shui Po

Cat Street Markets

More porcelain!

Hollywood Road

Gao Shing Street

Cat Street Markets

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