Hong Kong is a shopper’s paradise with everything you need at every price point, from international luxury brands down to vintage and thrift stores. If you love hunting for a bargain, we suggest heading outside the city centre, where some of the best outlet malls offer heavy discounts on your favourite labels. These stores are easy on the wallet but will still scratch that shopping itch – and here are our favourites.
China Hong Kong City
Situated in Tsim Sha Tsui, China Hong Kong City is home to a number of local and international brands such as Casio, Longines, Geox and Mirabell. Most stores in the commercial complex offer up to 70 percent discounts year round, so take all the time you want to scope out the best deals.
China Hong Kong City, 33 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 3119 0288
The most known of outlets in Hong Kong, Citygate Outlets is connected to MTR Tung Chung Station and just 10 minutes away from the airport. This year-round factory outlet mall opened a new extension last August and now offers discounted goods from over 150 international retailers. Expect to find luxury brands like Burberry and Dior, as well as high street labels like Levi’s and Vans.
Citygate Outlets, 20 Tat Tung Road, Lantau Island, 2109 2933
Marketing itself as China’s leader in designer outlet shopping, Florentia Village has locations across seven cities including Hong Kong. This large outlet mall in Kwai Chung boasts countless luxury brands including Armani, Balenciaga, Burberry and Versace with offers up to 80 percent off. If you’re a regular shopper, it even has a members club where you can enjoy additional benefits upon joining.
Florentia Village, 100 Kwai Cheong Road, Kwai Chung, 3595 3833
Ask an expat where to buy furniture in Hong Kong, and eight out of ten times they will reply with Horizon Plaza. This 25-storey shopping complex in Ap Lei Chau is known for its furniture and home accessories stores, but also covers an extensive range of fashion brands such as Armani, Chloé and Ralph Lauren. Discounts start from 30 percent off and go up to 80 percent off, so remember to sift through the racks to find your deal.
Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, 2554 9089
Camel Paint Building
As a major industrial area with relatively cheaper square footage, Kwun Tong is home to many outlet stores. Although less glamorous than the usual roster of prestigious malls like IFC and Pacific Place, a visit Camel Paint Building is well worth your time, especially if you’re after sporting goods. Enter the small alley between the Block 1 and Block 2 to reach a small stretch of stores offering deals on brands including Initial, Adidas, Nike and New Balance.
Camel Paint Building, 60-62 Hoi Yuen Road, Kwun Tong
Read more: Your neighbourhood guide to Kwun Tong
Prada Outlet Store
Right outside MTR South Horizons Station stands one of the two official Prada outlet stores in Hong Kong (the other can be found in Kwai Hing). Inside, you’ll find handbags, accessories and clothing by both Prada and its sister brand Miu Miu. Discounts vary by items and season, but are typically about 50 percent cheaper than original prices, so you can shop without (too much) guilt.
Prada Outlet Store, 2/F, Marina Square, East Commercial Block, South Horizons