If shopping were a sport, Causeway Bay would be the home of the Olympic Games. This is where consumerism is out and proud, and every available square inch is seemingly devoted to worshipping at the altar of retail. Even though a relatively compact area, it would still take at least an entire day to work your way through its endless shopping malls, department stores, boutiques and market stalls.
Causeway Bay is a true microcosm of Hong Kong’s shopping scene, with up-market fashion to be found in Lee Gardens One & Two, Hysan Place, Lee Theatre, Times Square and Fashion Walk, mid-price and luxury goods in SOGO Department Store and wtc more, affordable youth fashion boutiques in the warren of shops that make up the Island Beverly Centre, and bargains galore at the chaotic Jardine’s Crescent street market. And, among all these, are yet even more shops specialising in everything from shoes to electronics, computers, skin care, snacks, home accessories and more — overwhelming doesn’t begin to describe it!
Hong Kong dances to the beat of international trade. In the neon blur, advertising deluge and unabashed consumerism of Causeway Bay you can feel the city’s pulse like nowhere else.