A far cry from the days of discourteous shop owners who pester their customers to buy and the high pitched haggling shopping, Hong Kong today is refreshingly modern and a much more pleasurable experience. The Hong Kong shopping experience has also expanded in terms of variety and sheer volume, in time it will give Singapore a run for its money.
An eternally popular shopping district with tourists, locals and expats in HK is Causeway Bay; it is a cluster of varied shops ranging from department stores, fashion boutiques to bargain stalls. Chances are that you will spend a good deal of your time in Hong Kong shopping around this area. Some of the highlights of this district include Sogo, a popular Japanese department store, the Sony Style HK flagship store that stocks the latest technical gadgetry. For the fashion conscious some of the best places to visit are the Island Beverly and the Causeway Place shopping arcades. Times Square is a popular teen and tourist hangout which is big, sleek and unquestionably modern. The large Jumbotron is a great place to celebrate the New Year with plenty of revelry, and it also holds a number of chic up-market fashion outlets such as Lane Crawford, Zara and Super City.
Central is the posh shopping district for the upwardly mobile in HK. If you are a tourist don’t go here unless you have lots of cash to burn, the products on offer are so alluring and finely crafted that it is highly probable that you will spend you life savings here. Shoppers can get their fix of Armani, Prada, Dior, Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Max & Co, Polo, Ralph Lauren, Chanel, Celine, Ermenegildo Zegna, Escada, Gucci, Versace and so on.
The Landmark building apart from a diverse shopping experience is known as a popular haunt of tech buffs in HK. The Wanchai shopping district is perhaps the most varied of all areas in HK; it is an intriguing collection of odds and ends that holds everything from fashion accessories, laptops, art, ornate antiques and home-ware. Another interesting area to visit is the Peak, apart from the breathtaking view it holds precious souvenir shops and fashion outlets.
To truly enjoy the delights of shopping in HK it is advisable that tourists stay in a hotel in Hong Kong that offers good access to the popular shopping districts. Cosmo Hotel is one such hotel that is centrally located and lets you indulge in a magical shopping experience.