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25 Women’s Ways to Shop in Hong Kong



Kid’s clothes...
For kid’s clothes of all styles, shapes, sizes, prices you probably will find everything you need at the bottom level of Ocean Terminal (near Star Ferry, Kowloon) This whole, enormous floor is dedicated to children’s stuff. I also like the huge Esprit Kids Factory Outlet store at Cityplaza 11, Quarry Bay. However, it is a bit harder to get to. Ask your hotel concierge for directions.
Lee Ridder, Melbourne, Australia

Flowers for your hotel room...Bouquet
I really enjoyed exploring Flower Market Road (Prince Edward MT. stop) -- a short H.K. city street lined with flower kiosks brimming with a delightful assortment of blooms, the containers of fresh cut flowers spilling out onto the street. The sights and the scents are delightful -- with bunches of blossoms on sale for under $US2.00. Fun for your hotel room! P.S. Many of the shops also stocked interesting ribbons, bowls and vases decorated in Traditional Chinese design.
Sally, Nevada, USA


Finding fabric in Hong Kong...
For silk by the yard, the prices tend to be the best in the Chinese department stores like CRC, 92-104 Queen’s Road in Central. The second floor of the renovated Western Market on Des Voeux Rd. is also entirely devoted to cheaper materials by the yard. The locals shop here.
Evelyn Hannon, editor, Journeywoman, Canada


Young entrepreneurs...
The Beverly Commercial Center on Chatham Street (Hong Kong Island) houses small boutiques run by young entrepreneurial Hong Kongers. The specialty here is fashion at its trendiest! The last time I was there I found excellent fashion statements for the teenagers on my shopping list and they loved me for it!
Evelyn Hannon, Journeywoman, Canada

My Thai silk gown...
I was recently a bridesmaid at a friend’s wedding. When shopping for my gown I chose to consult with Suwann Thai Silk (Admiralty Centre). Suwann has the biggest and absolute best selection of Thai silk in Hong Kong. Not only did I buy my fabric there but Suwann tailor-made my dress as well. Her prices are competitive and she does stunning work!
Christine Smith, PR Ritz -Carlton Hotel, Hong Kong

Her Hong Kong tailor...
Take care when choosing a tailor in Hong Kong -- they are not all good and ideally should come recommended. I was very happy with Ideal Tailor found on the 1st Floor in the Prince's Building in Central. This gentleman made a beautiful black jacket for me which I am still wearing 4 years later (but it was over $US550).
Lee Ridder, Melbourne, Australia

Bonus tip -- Watch your wallet...gigolo

Hong Kong is one of the safest cities I have ever lived in. The only problem is petty theft. Watch your wallet very carefully especially in the subway, the markets and in other crowded places. H.K. thieves are really clever; they’ve seen a 1000 tourists. They know that eventually you are going to be distracted and then, your wallet is gone in an instant. Fool them by hiding your cash in a safe place close to your body.
Christine Smith, Ritz -Carlton Hotel, Hong Kong

Women’s words on shopping...

quillIn Hong Kong there is a shopping superstition that goes like this ... a merchant’s entire day is doomed unless he sells something to the first potential buyer of the day. “If you really have your eye on something, wait a day or two and be the first one in the door in the morning, and if you are a tough bargainer, they will practically give the item away rather than losing the sale.”
( Shopping Escort Wendy Nesbitt, in an interview with Journalist, Peggy Weddell , Calgary, Canada)




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