HONG KONG SHOPPING ULTIMATE BUDGET GUIDE – FASHION DISTRICTS, OUTLETS, MARKETS
BUDGET FASHION MARKET STREETS
Although Hong Kong is well-known for high end malls and the worlds most expensive shopping strip, there are still many super inexpensive fashion districts where you can pick up some handy items along your travels.
Mong Kok Fashion Street, Family Stores and Inexpensive Cosmetics
Mong Kok’s Fa Yuen Street North is where you can find super inexpensive predominantly womens fashions, shoes and accessories. This place is super busy at all times of the day and you can find stores with all clothing items $8USD or under !! There is also a market lining filling the pedestrian street and lots of street food options around.
SaSa is a great option for international brand cosmetics and skin care, as well as a lot of quirky and sort after Korean and Japanese skincare. Check this video below for more on Mong Kok Shopping District.
SASA OUTLET, 88 WING LOK STREET, SHEUNG WAN (cosmetics) Open to 9pm daily
SASA OUTLET, 489 NATHAN ROAD, YAU MA TEI (cosmetics)
SASA OUTLET, SHOP A2, G/F, PAK SHING BUILDING, 31/37 JORDAN ROAD, JORDAN
The Salvation Army Family Store (a thrift shop featured in the video below) has many stores throughout Hong Kong, however the Mong Kok one is easy to find and usually has some interesting pieces. A great way to grab some winter gear if you’ve come from backpacking in Southeast Asia and arrive in Hong Kong in the winter time!!
Here’s the website with the direct link to Salvation Army’s Hong Kong Family Store locations salvationarmy.org.hk/en
Sham Shu Po Fashion District and Market Streets
I don’t know if anything i can actually write in text could sum up the craziness and ridiculously inexpensive market streets and stores of Sham Shu Po! There’s streets lined with small clothing boutiques, wholesale stores where you can find a huge range of basic, Korean and other asian fashions! Hong Kong shopping at its craziest !
It certainly is a fun and interesting place! Pair that with the endless amounts of markets in the area, theres an electronics market, a bags clothes and shoes market, a whole street dedicated to inexpensive children’s toy street and not to forget the huge street market lined with arts, crafts, beading, DIY and fabric stores.
I love the outlet malls in Hong Kong, offering such a contrast to the high end malls that fill the city. The Citygate Outlets offer something for all shopping and lifestyle preferences, from designer handbag brands, high end fashion, to run of the mill sports wear factory stores.
My favourites in this mall are the Esprit, Guess, and check out the Coach store for great discounts ! For more information on the Citygate outlets, hours, etc https://www.citygateoutlets.com.hk/
- MTR Tung Chung Station Exit C
- Bus S1 or S64 from Hong Kong International Airport
Citygate Outlets – Tung Chung
Other Outlet Malls in Hong Kong
27 floors of discount designer fashion at Horizon Plaza with stores such as Armani, Ralph Lauren, Paul Smith, Diesel and Lane Crawford, located on Hong Kong’s southern coast. Discounts vary massively, from as little as 30% to as much as 80%, but it’s the ‘Clearance’ rails where you will find the biggest bargains.
To get to Horizon Plaza you can take a taxi for around HK$200 or take bus 590 from Exchange Square Bus Station in Central. Get off at Ap Lei Chau Estate Bus Terminal and take the free Horizon Plaza Shuttle Bus (operates every 5-30 minutes interval), or you can walk in about 10-15 minutes (it is signposted).
2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, Aberdeen
For sporting good and accessories this is one of the best factory outlet malls in Hong Kong. Located in Kowloon, you will find Adidas, Reebok, New Balance, and Timberland among others. Prices are around 50% off what you would expect to pay in most sports shops.
To get here it is just a 15 minute walk from Hung Hom MTR or by taking bus 5C from the Star Ferry Kowloon Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui.
Kaiser Estate, 51 Man Yue Street, Hung Hom, Kowloon
Sportswear Outlets – Kwan Tong
This area is my favourite place for sportswear shopping. Here you can find Nike, Adidas, Sketchers, New Balance, Clarks stores, also other sporting chains stocking a range of other brands.
CAMELPAINT BUILDINGS, 60 HOI YUEN ROAD, KWUN TONG
Sneaker Street is in Fa Yuen Street South, and is a crazy busy compact shopping strip lined with brand name and chain sportswear stores. The amount of sneakers you can see here is insane !! Check out this video for prices, stores and a bit of a feel of the area!
I have purchased all my Nike Free’s from Sportshouse (a chain sportswear store) and other Nike shoes in the Nike Store (also in Sneaker Street).
I hope this post on Hong Kong shopping has been helpful if you are travelling to Hong kong and wanting to do some shopping, or maybe are a budget traveller on a layover before you travel to a different climate !
Much love and happy travels,
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