Hong Kong is undoubtedly one of the meccas for the great luxury firms, being in this city makes a difference, however, it is also a city where you can find luxury options in its Kowloon and Stanley markets or its outlets (Tung Chung).
Street markets (Hong Kong)
If you are going to spend the day in Stanley (south of Hong Kong island) you will find the flea market ( Stanley Market) as you get off the bus, all the stalls are together and covered (in summer it is quite appreciated due to the high temperatures), and you can find a wide variety of stalls dedicated to clothing (at the end as you start the tour on the left), accessories and bags.
Make a stop at a stand dedicated to linens and underwear (at the beginning of the tour on the right-hand side), it has a good selection of accessories at very reasonable prices.
If you are thinking of buying fabrics, an ideal area to get them is in the Kowloon area at the Sham Shui Po metro stop (you will have to go by metro to Central and there take line 1, there are 7 stops), when Arrive at this stop take exit A-1 and turn right onto Cheung Sha Wa Rd, you will pass a flea market and then you will find the fabric shops between Ki Lung St and Yu Chau St. Along these, you will see a wide variety of fabric stores, lace, buttons and all kinds of accessories for clothing.
They are used to selling both wholesale and retail, but if you are going to buy retail, you have to know that in the case of fabrics you will have to buy between 3 and 5 yards (it is their measurement). In the fabric stores there are not the pieces, but the samples of the fabrics that you can order, in many cases they have the fabrics for the next day, but in others, you will have to wait up to 4 days. The prices are quite cheap.
Without a doubt, one of the cheapest is CityGate in Tung Chung (it has a direct subway stop). It is divided into two floors and the entrance floor (with more than 75 stores), on the entrance floor are the sports stores ( Adidas, Nike, and Puma ), and on the upper floors, you can find the firms of Kookai, Calvin Klein, Diane Von Furstenberg (DVF), Escada, Levi’s, Nautica, Seven7, Coach, Kate Spade, Burberry, or the IT Outlet.
Large Chains and Shopping Centers
Going to Hong Kong and stopping at a Zara or Mango store does not make much sense, but it does not hurt to stop by the H&M at 68 Queen’s Rd, it has three fairly complete floors and with models.
In the IFC building, you will find quite a few reasonably affordable signature stores ( Liu. Jo, Steve Madden, Calvin Klein, or Aldo ), if you can make a stop at Steve Madden, on sale you can find very good prices on very original models, which you will not find nor in stores in the United States.
Also make a stop at the Lane Crawford shopping center, in the footwear and accessories section, you will find the latest in the most expensive brands on the market, it is worth a walk around the plant.
Without a doubt, one of the Shopping Centers that you can visit and that will not disappoint you is the Ocean Center in Harbor City (Kowloon). To get there you will have to make Pier 1 in the port.
It has four floors, plus the entrance floor, and is organized by zones (Ocean Terminal, Ocean Center, and Gateway Arcade). In this shopping center, you can find almost any firm in clothing, accessories, and design, as well as cheaper stores such as Zara, French Connection, or Converse. Without a doubt, it is a mandatory stop for any fashionista, since here you will find the latest.
If you have spent a good part of the day inside the Ocean Center, take the opportunity to take a walk around the Avenue of the Stars where you will find: the Clock Tower (Tsim Sha Tsui), the Hong Kong Space Museum, the Museum of the Science, the history museum, and the art and culture museum. At night there is the Symphony of Lights.