Hong Kong outlet shopping is different from the typical outlet malls you can find in Europe or America. With the exception of maybe Citygate outlets or Horizon Plaza (see below) most shops are very small and not easy to find among all the shops that call themselves outlet. In case you shop for something specific look up the approximate price beforehand so you can judge if you get a good deal in the outlet stores. This is needed as unfortunately many shop owners in Hong Kong have realized that tourists tend to go for “outlet” shops and as there is no law to ensure discounts many normal stores just assume this name without offering any real discounts.
A nice exception to this rule is the Hong Kong outlet Prada Space where you can get Prada, Prada Sport or Miu Miu goods at very nice prices. More on the Prada outlet can be found below as well.
Hong Kong Outlet – Citygate
The Citygate outlet is one of the largest outlet malls in Hong Kong. You can find many brand shops selling previous season articles at a discounts however for internation shoppers be aware that the prices are not as low as you are used to from the outlet malls back home. Apart from shopping outlets, there is also a cinema and it is close to local attractions like the great Buddha or Disneyland.
The Citygate mall offers international brands like Armani, Calvin Klein, DIANE von FURSTENBERG, Burberry or The Body Shop. Also interesting should be the shops for more local brands like Giordano or I.T.
The Citygate outlet is also a very good place have a snack before you visit the Big Buddha or the 360 cable car ride. There is a variety of restaurants, for example a very enjoyable vietnamese restaurant. Shoppers looking for a quick bite do not need to go to the food court as there is a supermarket (Taste) in the basement. Softdrinks and other snacks are significantly cheaper in the supermarket as a drink is 10+HKD in the food court and only about 3 HKD in the supermarket.
Your best bet to go to Citygate is to take the metro to Tung Chung (this is also the MTR station to use for the Big Buddha). You are actually already in the mall as the station is in the lower level of the mall building. The ride from Central is about 45 HKD.
By car navigate to the following address:
Horizon Plaza Hong Kong outlet
This is another more traditional outlet mall in Hongkong. The mall is actually distributed accross many floors, ranging from the 5th floor all the way to the 27th floor. To avoid the long queues at the elevators just get all the way to the top (27th floor) and then take the stairs down.
The brands offered in the Horizon Plaza outlet are not all as upscale as in Citygate however they do have an Armani, Moschino, Jimmy Choo, Jean-Paul Gaultier or Just Cavalli. With the exception of Armani the brands are offered in boutiques like Fairtonor or Bluebell (both 19th floor). Other shops in this outlet include Max Mara, Juicy Couture, Diesel, Marni, Lane Crawford, Replay and Ugg.
To go to Horizon Plaza take the following bus lines
- from the airport: A10
- from Diamond Hill MTR Station: 671
- from Central: 90
- from Central Ferry Pier: 91
With a car go to the following address:
2 Lee Wing St,
Ap Lei Chau,
Hong Kong PRADA Space Outlet
This is another little gem for the Hong Kong outlet shopping crowd. There are not too many Prada outlets around, especially outside of Italy! (For a list off all Prada outlets worldwide please check our guide.)
The address of the Prada Space outlet in Hong Kong is
PRADA Space Outlet
2/F Marina Square
Ap Lei Chau,
(Tel: 2814 9576)
Using public transportation go to the Ap Lei Chau Bus Terminal. You can take the bus lines 590 (from Central), 590A (from Admiralty Bus terminal) or 592 (from Causeway Bay). Please be aware that the Prada Space Hong Kong outlet is closed on Mondays. On other days you can shop between 10:00 am to 06:00 pm (Tue- Sat) or 12:00h to 6 pm on Sundays.
Hong Kong outlet shopping tips
- For people flying out Citygate outlet is an ideal stop for your buffer time before going to the airport as it is on the way from Hong Kong.
- Your best experience for Hong Kong outlet shopping will be Monday to Thursday as the malls will be packed Fridays and during the weekends. If you do not want to spend 20 minutes at the cach point of your favourite outlet brand
- Some of the stores do not have all sizes, especially non asian shoppers might find it difficult to get shoes or other items in their size. For shoppers looking for a specific brand call the store before you go to enquire about the available sizes.
- Parking at Horizon Plaza is cheaper if you get one of the retailers to mark your parking ticket!
- There is a shuttle bus between the Hong Kong outlets Prada Space and Horizon Plaza