Two of the things I love most in life are shopping and finding a bargain. Hong Kong, with all its high-end retailers, actually offers some great shopping deals, especially at the various outlets that can be found throughout the city. Here’s a rundown of some of the best ones and what can be found…
Citygate Outlets, located on Lantau Island, is the largest outlet mall in Hong Kong. Discounts range from 30% to 70% off original prices, and with a selection of more than 80 international brands and counting, you’re bound to find something for everyone. With offerings spanning from fashion to footwear, sports equipment, homeware and furniture, it’s quite popular, so be ready to tackle crowds of eager bargain hunters. You’ll find great shoe brands here, including Nike, Adidas or Catalog. If you’re on the hunt for swimwear, check out Vilebrequin. And when it’s time to #treatyoself, the host of designer brands ranging from Kate Spade to DVF will sort you out. We think it’s got the family friendly seal of approval, as it has a food court and varying other restaurants, as well as a baby care and a breastfeeding room.
Tip: Plan on spending the day shopping, but are worried about getting dinner sorted? At the giant Taste in the basement you can pick and choose from the delicatessen section or take groceries home to make your meal. This supermarket also has the largest selection of turkeys come November and December, perfect for the holiday season!
Opening Hours: 10am to11pm
Nearest MTR: Tung Chung
Address: 20 Tat Tung Road, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, 2109 2933, www.citygateoutlets.com.hk/en
Boasting 25 floors and over 100 shops ranging from fashion to furniture to food and drinks, you’re sure to find something at Horizon Plaza! Great designer brands include Agnes B., Marc Jacobs, and Salvatore Ferragamo, Brooks Brothers, Nicholas & Bears, and even Whiskers & Paws, leaving no furry members behind . There’s even a selection of children’s toys and accessories. On the homeware front, furniture brands include Common Room, OVO Home, and TREE. With the MTR now just minutes away from the mall, it’s a great place to visit, as the deals are irresistible and some stores even offer greater discounts for those who spend more.
Opening Hours: 10am to 7pm (individual store opening times vary)
Nearest MTR: South Horizon
Address: 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong, 2554 9089, www.horizonplazahk.com
If you’re heading out to Horizon Plaza, be sure to check out the Prada and Miu Miu outlet over in the East Wing of Marina Square. However, be warned that the selection on offer is quite limited, and are definitely from seasons past. Wallets and key fobs are the easiest to score, whilst bags and shoes in the colours and sizes you want may be harder to find. But with prices being a far cry from the status quo, it’s definitely worth a mosey around if you’ve got the time.
Opening Hours: 10:30am to 7:30pm, Monday to Friday; 12pm to 7pm on Sundays and public holidays. Closed on Mondays.
Nearest MTR: South Horizon
Address: Central 2/F Marina Square (East Wing), South Horizons Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong, 2814 9576
Calling all atheleisure and sports gear lovers! If you’re on the hunt for some new duds to work out or just run errands in, consider paying the Camel Paint Building in Kwun Tong a visit. With major sports brands such as Adidas, Nike, and New Balance stocking current lines and sporting a great selection of trainers at significantly reduced prices, it’s worth a trip just to have a browse.
Opening Hours: 11:30am to 8:30pm
Nearest MTR: Kwun Tong
Address: Camel Paint Building Block 1, 62 Hoi Yuen Rd, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong 2172 7938
Although the small outlet mall China Hong Kong City has since seen its number of stores decline, big discounts can still be found at the Esprit outlet if you’re looking for some polished basics for your everyday wear. ISA also has a large selection of designer brand items from current lines at discount prices, perfect to check out if you’ve been eyeing up a bag but didn’t want to splurge on the item at full price. If you’re on the hunt for a fancy dress or even smart work clothes, check out the G2000 outlet, Coccinelle, or international high fashion brand Moiselle’s outlet store. Other shops include Mirabell, Geox, and CoTima, and places such as Clarks and Levi’s offer almost constant discounts on their products. It might be hard to find something for the kids here, but they’ve certainly got you and your significant other covered. With a selection of restaurants here and the ferry to Macau departing directly from the mall, you can easily stop for a little shopping before or after a trip off the island.
Opening Hours: 10am to 10pm
Nearest MTR: Tsim Sha Tsui
Address: 3 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Concierge: 2736 0113, 24-hour service hotline: 3119 0288, www.chkc.com.hk
Almost everything in Hong Kong has been streamlined to be convenient, and nothing’s more convenient than a one-stop shop. Enter ISA, a chain store featuring a range of brand name designers at great discounts, perfect for a little browse before picking up your kids from school or if you just need a little retail therapy in between appointments and errands. With locations across Tsim Sha Tsui, two more in Causeway Bay, one in Yuen Long’s YOHO, and even an outlet location at China Hong Kong City, ISA is great for some on-the-go shopping.
Opening Hours: Opens at 10am, closing times for individual store locations vary
Nearest MTR: Tsim Sha Tsui, Causeway Bay, and Yuen Long, depending on store location
Address: See the complete list of store locations at www.isaboutique.com
Paradise Mall boasts a range of stylish brands and cuisines to tempt any pallet In fact, there are more than 20 international menus to choose from. A great option for a spot of shopping and a bite to eat. The 43,000-square-foot sports zone is home to more than 30 sporting brands, and is the best destination for sporting goods in the Eastern District. Nike, Adidas and New Balance all have factory shops here for a great shopping destination right here on the Island.
Opening Hours: 10am to 11pm
Nearest MTR: Heng Fa Chuen
Address: 100 Shing Tai Road, Paradise Mall, Heng Fa Chuen, Chai Wan, Hong Kong, 2595 1010, www.paradise-mall.com.hk
Similar to the Kwun Tong outlets, Kaiser Estate features a cluster of sports brand outlets in Hung Hom, with brands such as Reebok, Adidas, New Balance, and more. For those who less interested in sporting gear, the upper levels of the building house some jewellery stores selling goods at discounted prices.
Opening Hours: 9:30am to 7:30pm Monday to Saturday, 10:30am to 7:30pm Sundays
Nearest MTR: Ho Man Tin
Address: 51 Man Yue Street, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
The American brand Esprit has several outlets dotted around town, but if you don’t fancy travelling out to the far end of Tsim Sha Tsui to visit the one in China Hong Kong City, the basement of Hollywood Plaza in Mong Kok houses one as well. Although not the most child-friendly environment, the location is a little more convenient and has a generous selection of clothing with discounts going up and getting better the more you buy.
Opening Hours: 10:30am to 10pm
Nearest MTR: Mong Kok
Address: Basement A & B, Hollywood Plaza, 610 Nathan Road, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2388 0064, www.esprit.com.hk