These Stores in Hong Kong are Perfect for Filipinos who Love to Shop when Traveling

Words by Meldrick Tin

Hong Kong, just a short two-hour plane ride away from Manila, is one of the most popular destinations we, Filipinos, love to visit. Why? Not only are there so much to do in the city, it’s also visa-free for Filipino tourists!

Hong Kong is most prominent for its ultra modern skyline and tasty local cuisine (which is to die for!), but here’s another reason why Filipinos love this destination: it’s a mecca for all kinds of shoppers. Whether you’re into electronics, fashion, cosmetics, or streetwear items, Hong Kong’s got it all for you!

We rounded up the 8 best shops that’ll make you shop ’til you drop when in Hong Kong!

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8. Nome

Multiple branches

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Nome is a Swedish brand which resembles a retailer and variety store chain like Miniso but a little bit more high-end and with a few clothing items. It’s hard to leave the store empty-handed because this brand has different kinds of products ranging from lifestyle, home, furniture, clothing, digital, beauty, food, shoes, luggage and travel items.

Nome has branches in Mongkok and Tsueng Kwan O.

7. GU

Multiple branches

GU, a Japanese brand, and crowd-favorite Uniqlo’s sister company, houses clothing items from tops, bottoms, outerwear, innerwear, footwear, bags, caps and the like. The store resembles just like that of Uniqlo’s but is waaay more affordable. Most, if not all, of their items are perfect for everyday use back here in Manila. If you want a cheaper alternative to quality Japanese clothing but still don’t want to compromise your fashion game, be sure to check this store out!

GU has branches in Mira Place One, Tsim Sha Tsui; Windsor House, Causeway Bay; East Point City, Tsueng Kwan O; and Plaza Hollywood, Diamond Hill.

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For all the titos and titas of Manila, IKEA may just be the perfect place to go to (or tambay in ala 500 Days of Summer) when in Hong Kong. With its seemingly endless maze-like interior, housing a variety of ergonomic furniture products for your bedroom, kitchen, living room, or dining room, this warehouse of a store is perfect for middle-aged adults who are looking for high-quality and durable home furnishing products. If you’re already done shopping or you just want to chill while your parents are off lost inside IKEA, treat yourself to IKEA Restaurant & Cafe, a cafeteria-style restaurant which offers affordable Swedish food.

IKEA has branches in Causeway Bay, Kowloon Bay, Shatin, and Tsuen Wan.

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5. Golden Computer Arcade

146-152 Fuk Wa St, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong

Golden Computer Arcade in Sham Shui Po district has all your electronic needs—from hard drives, computer parts, phone cases, gaming consoles to whatever else techie product you can think of! Imagine Greenhills in San Juan City but an entire building just full of that. Don’t forget to bargain and compare the prices between stalls to get the best deal.

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4. Trendy Zone

Chow Tai Fook Commercial Centre, 580A Nathan Rd, Mong Kok, Hong Kong

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This building in Mongkok district lives up to its name as most of their stalls has most of your trendy and unique streetwear finds from shoes, bags, wallets, caps and the like. If you’re a hypebeast or a sneakerhead, don’t miss out on this building because there’s a high chance that you’d be able to cop a rare item from the shopping mall. If you’re not into these, however, there are also a few shops in this mall selling other things like watches or jewelries.

3. Sasa

Multiple branches

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It’s hard to miss out on this popular store that sells beauty and healthcare products in Hong Kong because of its attractive neon-pink signage scattered (almost literally!) all over Hong Kong! Sasa has products from different brands of beauty items, skincare, fragrance, personal care items, make-up, and so much more both for men and women.

2. niko and … 

Multiple branches

Fashionistas should not sleep on this stylish brand hailing all the way from Japan. With eight stores scattered all over Hong Kong, this brand has all your clothing necessities from tops, bottoms, bucket hats, cross body bags, sandals, and so much more. What sets this brand apart is that all their items are very in and very now. If you’re into trendy Japanese fashion, go check this store out!

niko and… has branches in Tuen Mun, Tsing Yi, Yuen Long, Tsuen Wan, Tai Po, Kwai Fong, Tai Koo Shing, and Mongkok. 

1. double-park

Multiple branches

If you want to go for that streetwear fashion, be sure to check out double-park, a store which houses popular brands like Champion, Carhartt, Obey, Huf, Fingercroxx, and the like. Achieve that overall vibe from the variety of tops, bottoms, fanny packs, bags, wallets and other accessories available in the store.

Double-park has 11 branches all over Hong Kong, two of which are in Hysan Place, Causeway Bay and Langham Place, Mongkok.

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After having the time of your life in Hong Kong Disneyland or in Ocean Park Hong Kong, or perhaps you’re done admiring Hong Kong’s beautiful skyline from The Peak, be sure to check out these stores or brands you won’t be able to see when in Manila. Best part is, you can go to all of these shops or brands just through the MTR, Hong Kong’s efficient mega subway. Pretty convenient if you ask me!

Have you visited any of these stores or brands recently? Share it with us in the comments section below!

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