Next to Sogo on Hennessy Road, the Sony Style HK flagship store on the 16th floor of East Point Centre (tel: 2882-0101, com.hk) offers the latest state-of-the-art Sony products. There’s another 6,000sq ft Sony Style in Mongkok’s Wai Fung Commercial Building, between Nathan Road and Sai Yeung Choi Street, easily accessed from the Mongkok MTR station Exit D1 or D3.Also spot SONY at Shop 309 Ocean Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui.One such haunt is the ever popular and stylish Maple (491-499 Lockhart Road, with outlets in Sheung Wan, GF 19 Lee Garden Road Causeway Bay, and at 68 Johnston Road Wanchai.Pick up a none too tatty knitted jersey for just HK, a slim leather belt with brocade buckle for HK or a cotton top for HK9.And with 45,000 recorded complaints in 2008/2009 but just around 25,098 in 2016, it appears to be working.
Yes, pottering about TST’s fabled “Golden Mile” along Nathan Road, can still be fraught with peril – chiefly bait-and-switch, where the shopper puts money down for one model and is handed another.
▲ top Causeway Bay is the go-to place for the young and restless and there is much on offer for the timid wallet.
This is the area where some of the most dense and busy Hong Kong shopping malls are located. MTR exits D1, D2, D3 and D4 will deposit you around or inside Sogo, the landmark meeting point Japanese department store (tel: 2833-8338, com.hk) where big names like Salvatore Ferragamo (GF), Gucci, agnes b, Miu Miu, Anna Klein, Armani, Calvin Klein jeans, Burberry, Chanel and Brooks Brothers Fleece, hobnob comfortably with esoteric niche brands like Helly Hansen (sportswear from Norway, 4F), and Evisu (casual young fashion, 3F).
SEE ALSO Hong Kong fun guide | Hong Kong business hotels | Shanghai shopping guide | Kuala Lumpur shopping guide | Bangkok shopping guide | Singapore shopping guide | Macau guide| Tokyo | Songdo fun guide | Manila fun guide | Hanoi fun guide Lee Tung Avenue - the former Wedding Street - in Wanchai is a reconstituted and gentrified shopping and foodie hub with brand names as well as bargain stalls in surrounding streets/ photo: Vijay Verghese JUMP TO Causeway Bay | Wanchai | Admiralty | Central | Peak, Stanley, Horizon Plaza | Taikoo Shing | TST and Kowloon | Mongkok | Kowloon Tong, Shatin | Kowloon Bay, Telford Plaza | Citygate and Airport duty-free shopping THE Hong Kong shopping experience is always wild, often glitzy, pushy, but never tame.
Tame is for old-fogey discount stores in Penang or Hawai.