There’s no denying that the retail experience here is arguably one of the best and most varied in Asia.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.
Great deals abound, especially during summer and winter sales.
Online shopping in Hong Kong is possible at several of the links provided in this article.
Slide Show E-mail Page Print The TST argle bargle has died down, not least of all due to the Consumer Council’s (tel:  2929-2222, almost heroic attempts to bring order to the shopping madness that is Hong Kong.
They take issue with strong-arm dealers and blacklist the worst offenders and police a broad range of shopper complaints.
On P5 is Uni Qlo ( with more attractively priced clothing, jeans, suits, blouses, and t-shirts aimed at younger shoppers.
And on P3, a large Global Work (world fashion) store.
▲ 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).
And your arm can still be twisted, literally, by the handbag sellers of the infamous Ladies Market, Mong Kok.
Reason enough to head straight into the enticing arms of online shopping deals and Tao Bao, E-Bay and the like, but where's the fun in that?
Also explore Acca Kappa for quality, if expensive, hand-made shaving items for men (wooden hairbrushes too), Lazy Susan for watches and knick-knacks, Jill Scott for handbags and shoes (calf leather bag for HK,500, 3F), Sugarman for funky kids' clothes and t-shirts where a micro pair of baby shoes will set you back HK0 and, on Level One, Maud Frizon for brightly patterned cloth slip-on flats for women from HK9 up.