Shop til you drop the vibrant and exciting Hong Kong way.
This week, we’re focused on Hong Kong as the ultimate shopping destination. We at Butterboom are all about shopping in Hong Kong, infact it is the Raison d’être of this site, to highlight all the most amazing brands, new stores and variety that this shopping mecca has to offer.
Here’s Mr & Mrs Smith’s hot list of where to shop, where to sip and sup and sleep in Hong Kong, the greatest city in the world!
Where to shop
Hong Kong does shopping like cows do milk. Fashionistas in search of international luxury brands should head to Landmark, the elite mall in Central. If you only have time for one shop, go to the militantly on-trend Land Crawford outlet in the IFC mall.
Hollywood Road and Cat Street are excellent for furniture and antiques, but be wary: some goods aren’t nearly as ‘antique’ as you might think.
Kowloon is crammed with brightly lit displays of discount computers, cameras and other top-end gadgetry, tended by over-enthusiastic salespeople vying to ply you with bargains. Kowloon and Causeway Bay are stuffed with dinky boutiques selling both local and regional garments and accessories.
Where to sip and sup
Cantonese cravings are best sated at Tim Ho Wan – be prepared to queue at the Mongkok original and the slightly soulless IFC outlet. Smart sips are served at Quinary, a Hollywood Road hangout that promises multi-sensory cocktails, and rooftop bar Sevva dishes out snappy drinks, tasty snacks and wow-worthy harbour views. Lily & Bloom has all your bases covered, with prosecco in the bar by night, and brunches in the restaurant by day. We like.
Where to stay
Mr & Mrs Smith tip three boutique hotels in Hong Kong, including The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, a luxury retreat perched above a top-end mall, Philippe Starck-designed J Plus Boutique Hotel in the heart of shopping-centric Causeway Bay, and The Upper House, a designer den atop Pacific Place mall in chichi Admiralty.