New to town, with a shopping crazed wife!

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    New to town, with a shopping crazed wife!

    We are Americans who just arrived from a few years in Delhi, and my wife is ready to shop!

    She is a Banana Republic, JCrew, Cole Haan kind of shopper back in the states. After spending years in Delhi, she is ready to go crazy. Which malls in Hong Kong Island must I take her to?

    Any help appreciated!
    GoraDesi


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    Aren't they all pretty much the same? They certainly look that way to me...


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    Quote Originally Posted by goradesi:
    We are Americans who just arrived from a few years in Delhi, and my wife is ready to shop!

    She is a Banana Republic, JCrew, Cole Haan kind of shopper back in the states. After spending years in Delhi, she is ready to go crazy. Which malls in Hong Kong Island must I take her to?

    Any help appreciated!
    GoraDesi
    Where you go depends on the brands you are after.

    Banana Republic and JCrew stores don't seem to exist in HK - the closest you're probably get to these brands is Club Monaco.

    If she is a fan of Cole Haan and Club Monaco, I suggest the IFC Mall (above the Hong Kong MTR station) which has both these brands.

    Or have a look at the Times Square Mall (Causeway Bay MTR station) or Pacific Place (Admirality MTR station) - they don't have a Cole Haan but there is a Club Monaco.

    For more upscale shopping you could try Landmark (Central) - it has brands such as Prada, Miu Miu etc.

    On Kowloon side (which you might want to try as it's really not to hard to get to these places) - there is Elements (top of MTR Kowloon Station, has mostly premium brands as per Landmark but is bigger)

    But those shopping addicted will usually go to Harbour City in Tsim Tsai Tsui (take the MTR to there, then ask for directions from the station, don't worry it is a very well known mall - about a 5 min walk from the station) as it has approx 700 stores and a wide range of brands.

    Or...go to Citygate Malls (end of Tung Chung line) where it houses HK's only outlet focused mall (although there are loads of sample shops around) with such brands like Maxmara, Espirit, Burberry, Coach, Nike etc

    Hope this helps as a starter.
    Last edited by Poppalicious; 12-10-2009 at 08:39 AM.

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    IFC for Zara and other stores; Elements for Zara,H&M and others; the area around the mid-levels escalator for interesting small boutiques.

    Across the border, Lowu Commercial Centre for designer bags, tailoring and fashion custom-made jewellry. (Get a copy of the Unique Guide to Shenzhen map from Dymocks bookstores in Hong Kong and that will help you navigate the border crossings. When you've graduated from the Lowu Commercial Centre, there are plenty of state-of-the-art modern malls in Shenzhen similar to HK malls - Holiday Plaza, MixC, Coco Park, Central Walkway - all shown on the map.)


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    Quote Originally Posted by winona:
    there are plenty of state-of-the-art modern malls in Shenzhen similar to HK malls - Holiday Plaza, MixC, Coco Park, Central Walkway - all shown on the map.)
    Never been to those malls yet but how much cheaper are they than HK?

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    Something's not right.

    Why would a man be helping his wife find shopping malls?

    It makes no sense.

    Come on, spill the beans, what's the real story here?