Where to buy the best souvenirs in Hong Kong
Leaving Hong Kong empty-handed after a fun vacation is such a shame. Every tourist would want to take home something, a shirt, a jade jewelry or even a cheongsam, to remember the good times in the city or to give as presents to friends and family at home. After all, the Hong Kong is one of the shopping capitals of the world!
Aside from the high-end designer shops which fill Hong Kong’s malls and shopping centres, Hong Kong teems with stores that sell all sorts of souvenir items to fill any budget. Here are some of our favorites places to shop for souvenirs in Hong Kong:
Hong Kong is known for good tailors and exquisitely made suits. In fact, a lot of businessmen from New York and London come to Hong Kong on a regular basis to get their stash of suits and shirts. Another come on is the price. A custom made suit from one of Hong Kong’s tailors is relatively cheaper than the European or American counterpart but the quality is excellent! Unlike other tailors that takes forever to finish, you can have a quality suit in Hong Kong in just three days!
Sam’s is Hong Kong’s most famous tailor which includes former American president Bill Clinton and the late tenor Luciano Pavarotti as some of its famous clients. Sam’s is located at 94 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui.
Computers and Gadgets
Hong Kong offers both the real deal and the less than reliable imitations when it comes to electronics. Just remember that quality comes at a price. Check out Golden Shopping Arcade for Computer and electronic goods. Its located at 156 Fuk Wah Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon
If you are looking for affordable clothing, check out Ladies’ Market at Tung Choi Street in Mong Kok. This market is overflowing with all sorts of stuff from bags, accessories, toys, cosmetics and household knick-knacks, perfect to give out to family members and friends. Ladie’s Market is open from noon until 11:30pm.
Your Hong Kong vacation wouldn’t be complete if you haven’t tried tea in some of the city’s tea shops. And if you loved the drink, it would be a good idea to take home a stash for yourself or to share to loved ones. Aside from being a healthy drink, bags of tea sell for next to nothing in most Hong Kong tea shops! And you can even pick the flavors you like making it a good souvenir to take home!
Whether you opt for an expensive antique collection or a more affordable dinner set, Hong Kong have them all when it come to fine bone China porcelain. Check out porcelain ware at Wing-On in 211 Des Voeux Road Central,Sheung Wan.
This elegant body-hugging one-piece Chinese dress for women is a great souvenir from Hong Kong. It has become highly fashionable and some of its elements, like high colors and embroidery, are now incorporated into everyday wear. Shanghai Tang in Pedder Building in Central offers a wide selection of updated versions of traditional cheongsam. This upscale Chinese clothing label also have branches at the Peninsula Hotel, Hotel InterContinental, Pacific Place, and in the Hong Kong International Airport. More affordable cheongsams are available in the Ladies’ Market.