Hong Kong is known worldwide as a shopper’s paradise, and Central bundles together the very best of Hong Kong hotels and Hong Kong shopping malls. Side by side with prestige international brands and designer stores, antique stalls, specialty outlets, and local-style street markets, all to be found near The Pottinger Hong Kong for hotel guests.
The narrow lanes running between main streets in the district offer some vivid local colour. There, humble booths and tables are laden with bargain items in ready-to-wear clothing and souvenirs, or with Chinese traditional items like engraved stone ‘chops’, embroidery, and silk. The booths can be found in Li Yuen Street East, Li Yuen Street West, and Pottinger Street itself. A short walk from The Pottinger Hong Kong will also bring hotel guests into the hustle and bustle of a traditional wet market where many kinds of fresh foodstuffs are sold.
Hong Kong shopping malls are always a welcoming haven. Two notable malls near The Pottinger Hong Kong are ifc mall, and The Landmark. Home to top signature brands from round the world, the malls also provide sophisticated dining and entertainment options. Hotel guests can shop at Hong Kong’s first Apple Store at ifc mall, for example, then dine at leisure before catching the latest movie at the comfortably intimate IFC Palace cinema.
The Pottinger Hong Kong stands near many leading international brand stores, including COS, Topshop, Zara, Seeds, GAP, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Marks & Spencer. For hotel guests interested in more local or unique offerings when shopping in Hong Kong, the specialty boutiques in SoHo are worth a visit. Photographers and art lovers should head to Stanley Street and Hollywood Road, while the quirkiest designer homeware and lifestyle products can be found at G.O.D. (also on Hollywood Road) and Homeless in Gough Street.
Hotel guests who are lovers of Chinese culture and heritage consider Central’s Hollywood Road a treasure-hunting heaven. Snaking west, the road is packed with art and antiques shops selling traditional Chinese furniture, porcelain and china, gadgets and vintage items in various price ranges. Towards its end lies Upper Lascar Row (also known as Cat Street), the destination for serious bargain-hunters.