Specialty Shopping in Hong Kong
Collected by Emily Chu, AFAR Local Expert
Specialty shops and markets offer silks and cottons, custom-made items, and collectible antique treasures.
3 sun street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s luxury-brand boutiques can overshadow up-and-coming design talent. Kapok, in Wanchai, fights back with a curated collection of goods from around the world. Soft leather bags by California company Marie Turnor are sold alongside...
1 Leung I Fong, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
“We make everything by hand ourselves,” says Baldwin Pui, coproprietor of this oddly named leather goods shop in Sheung Wan. He and his three business partners came to leatherworking with a reverence for the craftsmanship of unique handmade goods,...
2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
A whimsical little store run by four young local designers showcases clothing, jewelry, and shoes. The space in the Hong Kong Arts Centre is just as playful as the design aesthetic. Check out the silk and cotton blouses printed with bright,...
Ground Floor, The K.S. Lo Gallery, Hong Kong Park, Admiralty, Central, Hong Kong
LockCha offers traditional tea service and vegetarian dim sum in a stunning colonial-era building with elegant furnishings, carved wooden panels, and framed calligraphy on the walls. When it first opened in 1991, it was a simple tea shop, but...
Hong Kong, Mong Kok, 太子彌敦道745-747號
Local traditions of any place fascinate me, esp. intimate traditions of life "breaking" occasions like weddings. In Hong Kong, the Golden Plaza on the Nathan Road of Kowloon Island is a "wedding market", where you can walk through the traditions...
Mong Kok, Hong Kong
Hong Kong is made up of a plethora of local markets full of trinkets and treasures alike, between street stalls and hawker stands; you can negotiate to your heart's content. In fact, you must. Save your HKD for high-end shopping, because they won’...
The tailor's shop was easy to miss, nestled as it was inside a warren of stalls hawking cheap electronics and cheaper souvenirs. We had walked past it twice while wandering Nathan Road, dodging South Asian touts whispering offers of knock off...
18 Hanoi Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
As the first Art Mall in the world, K11 has year-round exhibitions and special installations on display, featuring both local and international artists. K11 is also keen on supporting local talents through the K11 Artist Klub art community...
1, Amber Lodge, 23 Hollywood Rd, Central, Hong Kong
This venue has closed.
When this modest-looking store first opened in 1969, Hollywood Road was just becoming known for its antique shops, many of which offered items the Chinese government had confiscated during the Cultural Revolution and was...
Stanley Market Rd, Stanley, Hong Kong
Stanley Market is the first place local people think of for shopping. For out-of-towners, a Stanley shopping trip kills two birds with one stone—sightseeing and bargain hunting. The 45-minute bus or taxi drive from Central to the little...
90-94c Nathan Road, Burlington Arcade, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Since 1957, Sam’s Tailor has been a favorite stop for visiting royalty, prime ministers, and rock stars. The largest order ever received? Ten jackets, 48 suits, and 168 shirts. The flashiest? Coats with national...
Hollywood Rd, Hong Kong
Loved walking along this delightful street for window shopping. The area feels more like the "real" Hong Kong and the shops had beautiful display windows. There are also some contemporary art galleries which adds vibrancy to the area. A delight!
Temple St, Jordan, Hong Kong
Although tourists cruise this market every night, it is still a fun bet for a good dose of Hong Kong market flavor. Get ready to negotiate via calculator and come ready to do so (best to start by countering with half the asking price and go up...
A1, 1-7 Pak Sha Rd, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
This Macanese bakery, or pastelaria, is renowned for making and bringing in the best of Macanese snacks to Hong Kong. Once just a seller of peanut brittle candy and ginger sweets, they now have shops all over Hong Kong and Macau selling...
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