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Causeway Bay Shopping – A Kaleidoscope of Choices in Hong Kong Island

April 3, 2021

As one of the oldest shopping districts in Hong Kong, Causeway Bay stands out for its diversity. With Sogo at the center of Causeway Bay, you can find anything you need within a 10-minute walk – children’s outlet, luxury brands, boutiques, books & lifestyle shops, electronic gadgets, and more. From international brands to local gems, Causeway Bay offers shoppers with different budgets and needs a delightful variety of choices. Home to the flagship stores of many globally renowned brands like Victoria Secrets, UNITED TOKYO, and Uniqlo, Causeway Bay is a one-stop-destination for regular fashion lovers. For a change, head to Leforet & Island Beverly Center, where local teenagers source trendy Korean and Japanese items at an affordable price. Budget travelers should not miss the Jardine Crescent, a cluster of hawkers selling loose fashion items at a bargain. 

Causeway Bay is also a paradise for electronics lovers. DJI flagship store, world-leading manufacturer of drones, is located at Tower 535. The latest gadgets can be found at Citysuper on B2/F of Time Square. On 9/F of the same mall, you will find chain electronic shops that sell the latest phones and cameras.

DJI flagship store

Fashion and electronics aside, Causeway Bay hosts the flagship store of Taiwanese bookshop-giant Eslite. A long time cultural icon of Taiwan, the bookshop first landed in Hong Kong in 2012, bringing with it a generous collection of Chinese and English books. The brand also sets itself apart with a successful business in lifestyle and designer products. In an age when bookstores struggle in general, the Eslite model has become a textbook example for the industry. 

The flagship store of Taiwanese bookshop-giant Eslite

Over the years, the diversity of Causeway Bay has been threatened by its excruciating rent, as well as  what many believe to be increasing political pressure. Failing to keep up with the rent, many designer boutiques have been driven out to other creative clusters in the city. Most recently, the relocation of Causeway Bay Books, a well-loved independent bookstore, has alarmed many for a different reason. Stocked with political titles often banned in Mainland China, the shop was forced to close after its staff and owner openly went missing. While many believe that their disappearance was a result of political blackmailing, the case was never resolved properly. The shop is now relocated to Taiwan, disappointing readers who visit Causeway Bay for an alternative selection of cultural insights.

All things considered, Causeway Bay is still a colourful district that never bores us. Open until 9pm or 10pm, the district can always be your last stop before heading back to the hotel after another fruitful day in Hong Kong. 

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