Where can you buy a decent toaster? Or bedsheets? Or some of the basics you left behind when you moved here? From homeware to hardware to sporting goods and everything in between, the following roundup should help you home in on where to buy the household essentials you need.
Where to buy homeware & furniture
Beyond IKEA, there are a couple of malls specifically for kitting out a home.
- Horizon Plaza (horizonplazahk.com) – probably the best-known retail haven for homes
- HomeSquare (homesquare.com.hk) – over 350,000 square feet of shopping in Sha Tin
- Cyberport (arcade.cyberport.hk) – another good option
- Landmark Prince’s Building (landmark.hk – the place for designer homewares and furnishings
- High Street – don’t forget that Zara, H&M and Francfranc have homeware sections too
Local tip: Shanghai Street in Mong Kok is the spot to find affordable kitchenware.
Where to buy hardware
While there’s no equivalent of Bunnings or The Home Depot here, you will likely find a small hardware store in your local area. Try showing a picture on your phone of what you want; shop owners are often happy to help you rustle through and find it. If you’re after tools, renovation supplies, interior fittings, soft furnishings, picture framers or plumbing supplies, take a stroll down Lockhart Road, Wan Chai.
Local Tip: Reclamation Street in Mong Kok is a handyman’s dream.
Where to buy sporting goods
For sporting goods seek out:
Local tip: You’ll find hiking gear, camping equipment and sporting goods of every shape and size in Fa Yuen Street, Mong Kok.
Where to buy other household essentials
- Art and antiques – visit Cat Street and Hollywood Road, Central
- Clothes and accessories – try Cheung Sha Wan Road, Sham Shui Po
- Electronics and gadgets – Apliu Street, Sham Shui Po
- Fabrics and craft supplies – Ki Lung Street, Shek Kip Mei Street and Yu Chau Street, Sham Shui Po
- Outlet shopping – Tung Chung (citygateoutlets.com.hk)
Wong Chuk Hang
Wong Chuk Hang has emerged as a shopping and cultural district in recent years. In the area’s industrial-style buildings you’ll find a range of shops selling homeware, furniture, food and fashion. Visit expatliving.hk to find out much more about this and other neighbourhoods.
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This article first appeared in the City Guide 2020 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.