For kids 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 childrens 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
for your hotel room...
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
Sally, Nevada, USA
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 Queens
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
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
Evelyn Hannon, Journeywoman, Canada
I was recently a bridesmaid at a friends 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
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
tip -- Watch your wallet...
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; theyve 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
words on shopping...
Hong Kong there is a shopping superstition that goes like
this ... a merchants 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)