By Camille Santiago
There’s no doubt that shopping will always be part of the itinerary when traveling to Hong Kong. Known to offer bargain deals, exclusive pieces, trendy items, and gastronomical offerings, Hong Kong is a place where you just want to keep coming back. And that’s exactly the case for beauty columnist and lifestyle blogger, Kelly Misa-Fernandez.
If you’re looking for more shopping destinations in Hong Kong, allow Kelly to fill you in on the deets of her new-found shopping haunts.
Tai Yuen Street. Looking to buy presents for your little siblings or pamangkins? Hong Kong’s “Toy Street,” located in Wan Chai, is where it’s at! There, you can buy limited edition collectibles, novelty pieces, school supplies, party favors, and whatnot at bargain prices. You can also find affordable clothing, plants, decorations, food and snacks. Get your wallets ready, we’re sure you won’t leave this place empty-handed.
How to get there: Take MTR to Wan Chai Station, Exit A3. Walk towards Tai Yuen Street.
PMQ. If you want to explore unique and creative pieces from local artisans, a visit to Police Married Quarters or PMQ should be on your itinerary. Once a dormitory for Chinese rank and file police officers, PMQ is now a hub for designers and artists houses. The low-rise buildings houses fashion, home, and lifestyle boutiques, with exhibitions, art installations, workshops, and music events planned every now and then.
How to get there: Take MTR to Central Station, Exit C. Turn left and walk along Des Voeux Road, turn left at Queen Victoria Street to the former Central Market and take the Central-Mid-Levels Escalator, turn right at Staunton Street and walk straight to PMQ.
Lee Tung Avenue. A breath of fresh air from the city’s markets, Lee Tung Avenue is a picturesque 200-meter-long street in Hong Kong Island, reminiscent of European vibes. Take your family to this chic neighborhood to visit quaint shops and cafes. While you’re at it, take your family photos against the beautiful streetscape inspired by the colourful past of Wan Chai and Lee Tung Street.
How to get there: Take MTR to Wan Chai Station, Exit A3 or D.
Photographs from Hong Kong Tourism Board