Shopping in Hong Kong: Where to find something special

World of Wanderlust in Hong Kong

As far as shopping in Hong Kong goes, you will never struggle to find anything the mind can imagine. With so many markets, multi-storey shopping malls and street vendors, it can easily become overwhelming to know where to go and where to leave out, especially if you’re visiting Hong Kong for just a few days. Whilst I once loved the cheap market stalls and elaborate shopping malls (like, say, when I was fifteen visiting Hong Kong), at 24 years of age I’m more inclined to venture off in search of special finds – trinkets, concept stores and less kitsch markets (though still a little kitsch – its difficult to avoid!) So here are my favourite places in Hong Kong to find something special to remember your trip by!

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Cat Street

If you find yourself looking for a small trinket, novel antique or just a small kind gesture to take home to a loved one, you will find oodles of choice around Cat Street in central. Porcelain is very popular in this area so be sure to shop around before you commit to buy!

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Flower Markets

One of my all time favourite places to wander in Hong Kong is the famous flower markets in Mong Kok (Kowloon). Here you can buy a small bouquet at retail prices or if you’re in the market for bunches and bunches of fresh blooms, wholesale prices are available for large orders. Even if you don’t make a purchase this is one of my favourite areas to visit in Hong Kong and I’d strongly suggest taking the time to visit!

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Star Street

One of the new and happening areas of town where you can find oodles of concept stores selling many local designers and international names is in and around Star Street. The area is also home to many quirky cafes and frozen dessert shops, so it is a great place to wander in the afternoon when you’re in need of a sugary pick-me-up!

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Pottinger Street

If you find yourself in Central then be sure to wander beyond the endless skyscrapers and onwards to Pottinger Street, an idyllic cobbled street lined with stores selling everything and anything from ribbons and buttons through to costume designs.

PMQ Hong Kong


Located very near to Cat Street is one of Hong Kong’s most popular concept store locations, a huge building named PMQ that is full of local designers showcasing their products. This area is great if you want to find something youthful and unique (image – Wikipedia).

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Fa Yuen Street Markets

Although still fairly kitsch, if I were to pick just one street market to visit I would recommend Fa Yuen Street Markets in Mongkok, Kowloon. These markets are really geared toward the younger female crowd, with lots of cute trinkets and stationary to sift through!


Thanks to Hong Kong Tourism for guiding me in the right direction to find new faves on this trip to Hong Kong! I flew with Cathay Pacific to reach Hong Kong, the national airline who have great connections throughout Asia to the rest of the world.

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    July 17, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Such cool photos!

    Miles of Happiness - Marie
    July 15, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    So many treasure to find in Hong Kong! After almost 3 years living here, I still find myself discovering tiny little shops, markets…

    July 13, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    I will be visiting Hong Kong in a couple of months on a quick stopover, can’t wait to explore some of these recommendations 🙂

    July 13, 2016 at 12:34 am

    Wow thanks for this shopping guide! I really need a ticket to Hongkong right now :’)

    Posh, Broke, & Bored
    July 12, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    I love Hong Kong, it’s such a dizzying concrete jungle with sights and smells like no other (I guess that’s why it’s called Fragrant Harbour)! The city to me is like the Far East equivalent of NYC – it’s got the same charming mix of crowdedness and grit. x

    July 12, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    Hong Kong looks like such an interesting place to visit and I can’t imagine resisting to buy all the things really hahha


    shelby @ The Fernweh Wolf
    July 12, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    Cant wait to use this list! I’m hopefully heading to Hong Kong in the fall so this will come in handy 😀

    July 12, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    I haven’t been to Hong Kong but definitely will go there one day in the future! These were good tips where to visit so I will definitely remember them then 🙂

    July 12, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    I’ve been to hongkong so many times and i freaking love their street shopping 🙂 although when it comes to affordable fashion, argyle mall is a place i don’t miss out on!

    x, Carina | Running White Horses

    the adventurer
    July 12, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Shopping is a hobby of mine, especially when I travel =o) Hope to go to Hong Kong one day and enjoy an afternoon shopping =o)

    July 12, 2016 at 10:30 am

    I dream of shopping in Hong Kong! It looks so chaotically beautiful 🙂

    July 12, 2016 at 9:29 am

    I love Hong Kong!


    July 12, 2016 at 7:09 am

    Awesome post