Via Condotti, Bond Street, Champs Elysees: Every city has its own shopping heaven, and Hong Kong doesn’t disappoint. The ultimate shopping destination, Causeway Bay is only a few MTR stops from Central and features some of the best world-famous brands together with local designers. Here’s a guide to Causeway Bay for dummies.
With stunning views of the Hong Kong harbour and of the city’s skyscrapers, the Pullman Park Lane’s 28 floors tower over Victoria Park and provide a functional, slick and handy staying location for a Hong Kong shopping trip.
Situated next to big names like MaxMara, Vivienne Westwood and Michael Kors, the Pullman Park Lane is a guarantee to help you explore this shopping district from the best location ever.
With the Skye cocktail bar on its 27th floor and the PlayT restaurant on its ground floor, the Pullman Park Lane is a go-to destination for foodies and drink aficionados alike.
Rooms start at $380 AUS.
Address: 310 Gloucester Road Causeway Bay
As my about page says, I suck at fashion. Real bad. Not that I wear rags or anything, I just don’t enjoy talking about it because one day I could be wearing an oversized headbanger tee and go for a dress the next. So I’m not gonna tell you where you should shop because you’ll just question my taste and I cba. What I will tell you is that on Great George Street, by the Causeway Bay underground, you will find everything from H&M to Prada and Bottega Veneta, including tech shops selling cheap-ish cameras and an array of beauty and make-up stores.
Because I’m a geek however I will point out that the area also features a huge HMV not unlike the ones you could find everywhere in London a few years ago without having to venture into Oxford Street. The difference is that they include… uhm… Interesting options. Like this.
Just putting this here.
The international Michelin-starred dim sum spot is your best bet for a great lunch that doesn’t break the bank. Steamed pork buns at Din Tai Fung are only HKD$60 and they’re yummy as hell. So is the $16 mushroom veggie bun.
Address: Shop G3-11, G/F, 68 Yee Wo St., Causeway Bay
I confess: I, too, bent down to matcha madness with Via Tokyo‘s soft serve swirl of vanilla and matcha ice cream ($32). After a walk through the busy Causeway Bay shops though, you will have to forgive me. Nothing says pick-me-up like a huge, healthy-ish ice cream.
Address: Shop 1A & 1B, G/F, Lei Shun Court, 106-126 Leighton Road Causeway Bay
Artisanal ice lolly makers I See I See are available on Uber Eats and in their cute little Tai Hang shop. Best flavour ever? Hands down, the Earl Grey and Pistachio ($42).
Address: Shop 01, Haven Court, 138 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.
Pictures: Charlotte Howells (the good ones), Carolina Are, Sassy Hong Kong
*The Pullman Hotel gifted me my stay but all opinions are my own*