Whatever you wish, you'll be able to find it in one of Hong Kong's
thriving shopping districts. Indulge yourself by getting that little
special something you've been wanting. If you're after electronics or
something classic; a new wardrobe or something to put in it, you'll be
able to find it all and ship it home with ease. Browse through the
categories and save your shopping time with the address and contact
details of the shops.
Arts and Crafts
Hong Kong is a great shopping
destination for all types of Asian arts, crafts and antiques.
Valuable Chinese antiques, such as delicate vases, imperial
embroidery and ancient pots can all be unearthed, as well as
traditional silk garments, centuries-old opium pipes and historical
photographs. Many shops can arrange to insure, pack and ship your
goods safely back home. Hong Kong is the ideal place to make major
purchases of antiques and artifacts. For a wide variety of goods,
such as porcelain, silk garments, musical instruments, seals and
handicrafts, Chinese department stores offer a wide range and make
good one-stop shops. You may wish to consider an expert's appraisal
and the customs duty regulations in your home country before buying.
Audio and Visual
Hong Kong is the gadget capital of Asia
and the perfect place to pick up a gizmo or two. Literally thousands
of shops fill the demand for cutting-edge technology, electronics
and home appliances. The latest products are often on sale here
before they are available in other countries and there is always
something to impress even the most technologically savvy shopper.
Prices are extremely competitive and the extent of electrical, audio
and visual products is mind-blowing. As things get smaller and
faster, it is often amazing to find equipment that was considered
beyond one's imagination only a short while age.
Clothing and Tailors
Hong Kong's designers have taken the world by storm in the past
few years, proving how serious fashion is in the city where East
meets West. Chic local brands and international design houses rub
shoulders in exclusive outlets throughout the territory and chain
stores bring the styles to the streets. Renowned Hong Kong
designers, such as Vivienne Tam, William Tang and Walter Ma, have
stylish boutiques, while cheap and cheerful styles can be found in
outlet stores. There is something for every fashion finder's budget
and plenty for those who want to make a style statement all of their
own. For something unique, why not have an outfit custom-made at one
of the many reputable and famous tailors. Suits, shirts, skirts and
evening gowns can be created to suit the most elaborate or sedate of
tastes. A figure-hugging traditional cheongsam (Chinese dress) might
make the perfect gift for yourself or someone special. Hong Kong's
tailors also boast a wide range and high quality of wedding
garments. Besides, furs bought in Hong Kong are often of higher
quality but are much cheaper than in most Western cities.
Furniture and Household
Take advantage of Hong Kong's location and the stunning ornaments
easily available from mainland China and other parts of Asia. At the
centre of this rich cultural heritage, Hong Kong is the perfect
place to pick up some household luxuries at affordable and
competitive prices. Furniture warehouses in Aberdeen and Ap Lei Chau
stock everything you need from everyday items to extravagances.
Finding a one-of-a-kind set of dinnerware or teaware is possible at
porcelain factories. And you can select from solid or simple wood
veneer pieces when ordering custom-made furniture.
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scene, probably the world's most extensive emporium.
Jewellery and Watches
All that glitters ... is usually gold and in Hong Kong the
choice is phenomenal. Gold, diamonds, pearls, precious gems and
ever-popular jade all sit strikingly in every jewellery store
window. Hong Kong is a terrific place to buy high-quality pieces of
jewellery at extremely reasonable prices. The Chinese prize jade for
its beauty and the luck it's supposed to bring. A top quality stone
is judged according to its consistency in colour, translucency and
coldness to the touch. The proprietor should give you a proper
receipt that details the type and origin of the stone. If you are
purchasing jade of significant value, it is advisable to go with
someone who is an expert. Pearls are judged by their lustre, size
and the brilliance of light they reflect. Diamonds and a wide
selection of precious stones in a range of colours are also readily
available at affordable prices. Time is truly precious in Hong Kong,
with the many expensive watches on offer. But if you would rather go
for something sporty or funky, there is a wide range of fun and
specialised sports models available too.
Jackets... shoes... bags... belts... it's all in Hong Kong at
amazingly reasonable prices. Whether it's styled here or imported
from the world's fashion centres, if it can be fashioned in leather
it will be available in Hong Kong. Orders for specially designed,
made-to-measure goods can be placed for just about any item at very
competitive prices. From buttery-soft leather to fine suede, skilled
craftsmanship will satisfy your every desire. Shoes, accessories and
clothes can be made to order, and with several fittings and a few
hundred dollars or more, you can have the gorgeous leather goods
that you always wanted.
Eye glasses, like other fashion
accessories, are in abundance and very reasonably priced in Hong
Kong. Hong Kong's optical shops stock just about every type of frame
available from high-end designer names to the cheerful and funky.
Lens grinding is relatively inexpensive and fast and can take as
little as a day for simple prescriptions. Contact lenses can be made
up quickly and at a good price.