The shopper’s paradise: Hong Kong and its retail stars


(Source: The Manila Times | July 18, 2015)

Shoppers flock to Hong Kong for the value, variety, and quality of its wares. From branded, luxury players to independent labels sold in malls and quaint boutiques, Hong Kong has everything anyone needs. And as it celebrates Hong Kong Summer Fun from now to August 31, 2015, Hong Kong’s retail stars are stocking up on amazing finds and deals for tourists to enjoy.

Exciting retail adventures in Hong Kong’s top shopping malls

Stroll and get wonderfully lost in the wide array of shops found inside Hong Kong’s top shopping malls. There’s Harbour City in Tsim Sha Tsui, the city’s largest shopping complex. It houses brands for varying interests be it fashion, beauty, electronics, sporting goods, or gadgets. It’s also set to host Where’s Wally’s first visit in Asia with the Where’s Wally Hong Kong Adventure in July.

The One, Hong Kong’s tallest mall, is also gearing up for the summer shopping season. Stacked inside its 29 floors is an integrated tenant mix covering luxury jewelry and watches, youth brands, cosmetics, and popular Japanese brands. An added feature to The One this summer is the The One x Go Nagai Exhibition which will showcase a seven-meter tall Mazinger Z robot. Meanwhile, Causeway Bay’s Times Square also boasts of a wide selection of shops with its 230 stores spanning midprice to luxury items. This summer it will also transform into a theme park with Disney Pixar’s Inside Out Exhibition and Gundam Docks at Hong Kong II.

For a more unique experience, check out K11 Art Mall in Tsim Sha Tsui. A museum retail concept that fuses art and shopping, K11 Art Mall features top global and local brands in a complex adorned with sculptures and art. Dubbed as the world’s first art mall, K11 will hold the Summer Art Karnival for live performances and fashion events.

Trendy new style setters

Looking for independent brands outside the malls? Hong Kong has them too in its shopping districts that offer something for every fancy. Sheung Wan has Mutt Museum for sustainable fashion clothes made with recycled fabric and Mustache for eclectic yet stylish menswear. There’s also Kapok, a lifestyle shop of internationally-sourced products and Konzepp, a unique store that sells design-centric books and magazines and clothing and accessories from Asian designers.

In Wan Chai, one-of-a-kind shops also dot the district beginning with Novelty Lane, which collates items from alternative brands across Asia. Scent shop Le Lebo specializes in perfumes while Timothy Oulton houses the best British furniture. Monocle, which started out as a magazine, also has a store in Wan Chai for its limited edition items and specially-designed posters and notebooks. Day Dream Nation in Tsim Sha Tsui is another fashion house that caters to those looking for whimsical designs.

Over P2.3B worth of prizes await visitors with Hong Kong Summer Fun

Apart from the thrilling line-up of exhibitions and activities, visitors will also be able to redeem an exciting free gift at the Hong Kong International Airport upon arrival. e-Coupons that unlock instant gourmet privileges, shopping discounts, and one-of-a-kind offers may be downloaded at The Shop Eat Play VIP Card gives visitors exclusive offers and discounts from participating merchants — the VIP Card will be included in the Welcome Pack, which will be distributed in the pre-immigration hall of the Hong Kong International Airport. Visitors can also redeem an exciting free gift at the Hong Kong Summer Fun booth upon arrival. A Hong Kong trip valued at P 1.7M (HK$300,000) is also up for grabs in the Return To Hong Kong Like A Millionaire grand draw.

So put on your most comfortable shoes, scour Hong Kong’s choice shopping destinations this summer, and have a blast with Hong Kong Summer Fun.