Causeway Bay shopping is probably Hong Kong’s most intense shopping experience. Nowhere are more shops and more people squeezed together than the maze of streets in Causeway Bay. Boasting the city’s biggest department store in SOGO and one of the biggest malls in Times Square, as well as endless avenues of individual boutiques and market stalls, if you can’t find it here you won’t find it anywhere.
Even if you’re not planning to shop till you drop, the crowds, the noise and the neon all make it worth a visit with your camera. At night this is Hong Kong living up to its reputation as a twenty four city and the streets have an undoubted buzz. Check out our Profile of Causeway Bay for more information on the area, including how to get there, or our Top Five Shopping Areas in Hong Kong for more shopping hotspots.
Six great places to shop in Causeway Bay
1. Yee Woo street, at the intersection with Great George Street and Jardine’s Bazaar, is Causeway Bay's navigational centre. This is Hong Kong's busiest intersection, and as the traffic lights turn green you can watch a mass of humanity sweep across the road.
2. At the heart of this action is SOGO. Spread out over thirteen floors, this is Hong Kong’s biggest department store and a local institution. The Japanese retailer is at the pricier end of the market, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to dig out a bargain.
They sell everything from shoes and handbags to electrical appliances. Look out for regular sales periods during festivals like Chinese New Year.
3. Fashion Walk is a street of hip shops and boutiques dedicated to local fashion designers and trends. Fashion Walk is along Kingston Street strictly speaking, although the stores have spread into the buildings and streets around.
The area tends to cater to a young but fashionable crowd, although there are shops to suit all tastes. The Island Beverley Centre on George Street also holds hundreds of independent retailers that range from factory outlets to designer boutiques. If you want to pick up some local fashion or designs influenced by Hong Kong, the shops around here are your best bet. Kniq was named as one of our best independent stores in Hong Kong.
4. The area’s main shopping mall and one of the biggest in Hong Kong is Times Square (Russel Street). Boasting 16 floors and 230 shops, the mall holds a useful mix of mid-priced local and international brands. It also has some excellent food options on its upper floors and a cinema attached.
5. Lee Gardens and Lee Gardens Two (Yun Pin Road) are a pair of relatively small, high end malls that house many luxury shops. This includes one of two Hong Kong Apple stores, as well as fashion retailers like Fendi, Gucci and Hermes
6. Jardine’s Bazaar and Jardine’s Crescent are packed with budget clothes shops, with the latter also boasting a small market. If you're looking for Hong Kong's pile em high, sell em cheap bargains this is the place. Don't expect quality, but do expect a lot of clothing at very little prices.
Here you'll also find some of Hong Kong's famous street food fuelling the late night shoppers. Try the sweet egg waffles to enjoy a local tradition.