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Hong Kong for shoppers:

A suggested one day itinerary

Morning: Sleep in, rest up, and then head over to Mong Kok in Kowloon for the first portion of your Hong Kong shopping adventure. You’ll need all the stamina you can muster for the district’s frenetic street markets, though the colourful sightseeing, bargainous finds and buzzing atmosphere make it well worth battling the crowds. Mong Kok is host to many of the best-known shopping thoroughfares in town, including the wide-ranging Ladies Market, the Flower Market, and the Goldfish Market. As you wander, pause for a coffee break at Knockbox Coffee Company, where you can also snack on a sweet pastry or a smoked salmon and cream cheese bagel.

 

Afternoon: After the crowds and chaos of Mong Kok, a quick jaunt aboard the Star Ferry to Hong Kong Island makes for a breezy breather. Your next destination is the hipster-centric district of Sheung Wan, which offers a comparatively peaceful shopping experience. Hip boutiques are the order of the day in this part of town; head to 15squarestreet for everything from shoes to art prints, and venture to Chateau Zoobeetle, a stylish concept store, for French leather goods. Should you feel peckish, note that Chateau Zoobeetle also has a wine bar tucked away within, so you can nibble on bread and cheese, and sip on a glass of wine while you shop.

Evening: End your shopping day out on a lavish note with a trip to the IFC Mall. With a glitzy waterfront location, the IFC is a favourite of luxury hunters and window-shoppers alike (labels ranging from Chloe and Coach to Lanvin and Maje all have outlets here). But that’s not where the appeal ends: its rooftop is the perfect place to drink in cocktails and views of the Harbour after the sun goes down.

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