Hong Kong shopping malls are some of the biggest and most impressive in the world. In a city that is shopping mad Hong Kong's shopping malls feed the populations insatiable desire for a deal. This guide to Hong Kong's shopping malls has all the essential information you need and a review of each Hong Kong mall.
One of Hong Kong's swankiest malls, Pacific Place is palatial, and more reminiscent of a hotel than a shopping mall. Set over three levels, the top floors feature swank boutiques and designer shops, (including a branch of local department store Lane Crawford) while the lower levels feature more ordinary shops. The mall is connected to the relaxing Hong Kong Park and boasts three of Hong Kong's most upmarket hotels, as well as a cinema and a number of restaurants.
88 Queensway, Admiralty.
One of Hong Kong's busiest malls, and also one of the most iconic. Inspired by Times Square New York, Times Square is where Hong Kong ushers in the New Year and is at the heart of Causeway Bay, one of Hong Kong's prime shopping spots. The shops inside are mostly a mainstream mix of European, American and Japanese stores. The mall also has a fantastic slate of restaurants, some of the best in the city, as well as a cinema complex. Be sure to explore the streets around the mall where you will find plenty more shops.
1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay
The high altar of Hong Kong shopping, The Landmark features Hong Kong’s most exclusive shops and chicest boutiques. The milestone Luis Vuitton shop is the centerpiece while Hong Kong’s only Harvey Nichols pulls in huge crowds. While the mall has the best shops, it also attracts the highest price tags. Slap-bang in the middle of Central, it also features the Landmark Oriental Hotel, with a battery of first-class restaurants and a smattering of Michelin stars.
The city’s biggest mall, Harbour City is gargantuan at over three kilometers long the mall boasts nearly 800 shops. The shops are a fairly standard selection, albeit an endless one of international and national brands. The complex has two separate cinemas and restaurants covering nearly every cuisine in the world. Be sure to pick-up one of their in-house maps as the warren of shops is easy to get lost in.
Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
One of Hong Kong’s more off-beat malls, Festival Walk has been beautifully designed according to Feng Shui principles and its curves and water features make for a fantastic space. Inside are around 200 shops, including both mainstream and one-off shops that are especially popular with teenagers. Its position at the interchange between the subway and regional rail keeps its many restaurants and top-notch cinema busy.
Kowloon Tong MTR Station
The centerpiece of the revitalized West Kowloon district, Elements is a 1 million square feet shopping palace. It’s about the most stylish mall in Hong Kong, which has attracted plenty of contemporary retailers like Manolo Blahnik, Paul and Shark and Jimmy Choo. There are also some big name European fashion houses present, including Armani, Burberry, and Fendi. If you do make it over to the mall be sure to take a trip to the top of the International Commerce Centre—the tallest building in Hong Kong.