The Flower Market is located on Flower Market Road (where else?) near Prince Edward Road West. Flowers from all over the world are sold both wholesale and retail. For the same amount of money you spend in a flower shop for a dozen roses, you can get a much bigger bunch of guaranteed-fresh flowers here in a variety of colors. The flowers sold here are always fresh and smell very good. So head down to this market to gift that someone special a nice bouquet of a variety of flowers.
The scintillating nexus of Hong Kong’s culture, commerce and entertainment, Causeway Bay is a retail paradise. Located on the northern shore of Hong Kong Island, Causeway Bay is one of the city’s top shopping and nightlife districts. Originally a fishing harbor and warehouse area for merchants, Causeway Bay has became a shopper's paradise, drawing the biggest crowds on Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Illuminated by numerous signboards and bright banners, this teeming precinct houses sites and attractions like Sogo Hong Kong, Times Square, World Trade Centre and the strikingly contemporary Hysan Place. As many of the shops stay open beyond midnight, the district metamorphoses into a popular local spot for nighttime revelry as the night goes on. Apart from large department stores, Causeway Bay houses a number of restaurants, ranging from affordable Dai Pai Dongs to more upscale establishments.
Also known as Women's Street because it used to sell goods only for women, Tung Choi Street is similar to Temple Street Night Market, except that it starts its trading day at noon. In addition to the street stalls, which sell anything from furiously beeping alarm clocks and glittering faux designer watches to unisex clothes and CDs, there are also lots of small shops that sell all sorts of other stuff. The market is generally quite crowded, and a bit of pushing is just as expected as haggling over prices. Ladies' Market is situated in the southern part of the Tung Choi Street.
Looking for cheap clothes, food, watches or footwear? Temple Street is the place to go to. Almost everyone will find a bargain at this night market. Temple Street runs all the way from Man Ming Lane to Ning Po Street and is divided in two by the Tin Hau Temple, the street's namesake. For some street-stall food, it is best to head north of the temple, where anything from a bowl of noodles to a full seafood meal can be found.
Jade Market, as its name suggests, specializes in the deep green gem jade. A gigantic jade stone monument punctuates this market that is bustling with crowds. This stone is believed to be a symbol of good luck, and newborns are blessed with them in the local culture. An array of hues, qualities and types are available depending on your zodiac sign and horoscope. Tourists are seen bargaining down to a convenient midpoint with vendors. Also on offer are an array of items, knicknacks, electronics, home decor and clothing. Head here to pick up a souviner typical of Southeast Asia.
For those who wish to hang paintings of Van Gogh and Rembrandt and buy them at an affordable price, the Dafen Village is the place to be. Located in the suburb of Buji, the village is known for its production of painting replicas. This unique venture was started by Huang Jiang, who trained a bevy of painters for recreating some of the most famous paintings. The major requirement for painters is to add something to make it obvious that the painting is a replica. Once a producer of over 60 percent of the world's oil paintings, this village is a delight for art lovers.
The name should conjure up soft-tinted images of an Italian coastline, or the cobbled streets of Renaissance Florence, with old Bugattis and gorgeous women sipping chilled Spumanti in the local piazza. Needless to say they would all be wearing startlingly beautiful clothing. Ferragamo is about as high as you get on the ladder of Italian moda royalty, and his stores are scattered throughout the territory to bring some of his special take on life to you. This is the place for perfect shoes, lovely shirts, gorgeous suits - they are all here.
Find unexpected souvenirs and commemorative collectibles at Hong Kong's General Post Office. Located within the historic post office, this hidden gem of a shop is known for having authentic collectors items and souvenirs to bring back home with you. Find kitschy mugs, key chains, flash drives, book bags, watches, and more. You're sure find unique treasures.
Want some hand made shoes? This is one of the last remaining shoemaker shops in Hong Kong. There is also a fancier sister shop in the Prince's Building, but with prices there reflecting higher rates, this is the place to come if normal shoe sizes just don't fit properly, you have two different sized feet, or if you simply relish the idea of casually mentioning to the crowd that you get your shoes made personally. There are lots of styles to choose from, with a wide range of prices. Special orders are possible, but cash only please.
Ralph Lauren's flagship Hong Kong shop may look intimidating from the street but it is worth taking a breath and entering the luscious retreat of the interior. Men go upstairs, into an inner sanctum of style; all dark wood paneling, rich cottons, linens, mouth-watering colors and textures. To make it worth the price tag, linger longer in the comfy lounge chairs and read a few magazines. This is what shopping used to be like, and this is one of the few places in Hong Kong where "bustle" and "rush" are foreign words.
Brooks Brothers' Central shop opened at the street level of the Prince's Building to much fanfare, but considerable disappointment regarding the lackluster decor. The clothes however, are the same trustworthy, if slightly bland, offerings that the company has been famous for all these decades. A "Brooks Brothers guy" is an expression with widely known connotations in the United States, where the clothing comes from, and it simply means classic, traditional, high-quality, but nonthreatening. A favorite for young "Wall Streeters," which should say it all.
The name is familiar all over the world for high quality tailored shirts, and that is indeed their specialty. But, many people may not know that in Hong Kong, Ascot Chang also offers full tailoring services. A wide selection of off-the-rack Brioni suits is also on offer, but with customization available. Shirts here take about four days.