Shopping in Hong Kong

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Shopping in Hong Kong is some of the best in the world.

Make sure to walk Hollywood Road for Chinese antique shopping. Also stop in at Man Mo Temple (from the 1840’s) which is on Hollywood Road as well. This is a very pretty temple and worth a visit.

Just down from the temple was Teresa Colean Fine Arts Ltd, at 79 Wyndham Street. She carries oriental textiles, rugs, fans and paintings. I love the two embroidered Chinese textiles I purchased from her! She also has a quality Tibetan gallery down the street.

A great store featuring beautiful Chinese ceramics: I found a wonderful teapot for my collection at Wah Tung China Arts Limited at 57- 59 Hollywood Road.

Shop at Shanghai Tang for some of the best in men’s and women’s clothing and accessories, jewelry, and home accessories. This is located at 1 Duddell Street in Central. There are other stores as well throughout the city. They have beautiful fabrics and clothes with an updated Chinese flair. You can also buy fabrics to bring back home.

For jewelry, I went to K S Sze and Sons at The Mandarin Oriental (mezzanine level); they have two other locations in Central. They are known for beautiful pearls. This is where I bought a wonderful 10 strand fresh water pearl necklace.

I found a good tailor, A-Man Hing Cheong, LTD. This tailor shop was established in 1898 on Queen’s Road Central but is now ensconced in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel’s shopping arcade, with correspondingly high prices. About 70% of its customers are from overseas, many of whom are repeat customers even after they return home. Most of its fabrics are British imports, and most suits are a classic English style.

Go to the Temple Street Night Market. There you can shop for clothes, leather goods, watches and handbags, plus there fortune tellers and Chinese opera performers. I was told by a fortune teller 18 years ago that I was in my relationship phase. So much for their predictions!

There is a small but nice Jade Market on Kansu St. in Kowloon.

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