Littered with shopping possibilities sky high and miles wide the island nation of Hong Kong is a retail hub like no other in Asia. Renowned for its chic mallscapes reaching cloud grazing heights the shopaholics’ heartland leaves little to the imagination when it comes to retail possibilities of various kinds. Whether it’s luxury goods and designer labels or quirky local specialties and trinkets that are found nowhere else this shopper’s Mecca has something to offer every kind of budget and taste.

Mall fans looking for plush surroundings to shell out some serious dollars for designer attire will have more than a handful of options at their disposal in this veritable department store haven. Some of the highlights include The Peak Galleria, the New World Centre, Pacific Place, China Hong Kong City and The Peak Tower while Sogo Hong Kong, APITA and Times Square are also worthy of exploration. Elements, WTC, The Sincere and Telford Plaza are also hot-pick malls in the island in addition to Empire Centre and APM. Housing flagship stores of the world’s leading labels and brand names these luxury retail venues offer shoppers the latest trends off the catwalks of the globe’s fashion capitals and a whole lot more.

Travellers who wish to explore the country’s vibrant shopping districts and local markets on the other hand will have cultural experiences to complement the frenzy of the always colourful street markets. Those in search of clothes, handbags and accessories should head down to Tung Choi Street’s Ladies Market where men’s clothes and kids’ toys are also sold alongside other bargain items. Beauty products, household items, accessories and local goods are all the rage down Jardine’s Crescent as well while electronics, stationery, CDs, watches and luggage are available at the Temple Street Night Market. Li Yuen Street East as well as its western quarters are a boutique lover’s paradise stocked to the brim with bright hued fabric and ready to wear clothing. The historic marketplace dubbed Stanley Market in contrast is the perfect venue to grab last minute souvenirs as gifts for those at home as this eclectic thoroughfare stocks Chinese artwork, trinkets and exquisite silks among other local products that are hardly found anywhere else.

Travellers in search of a Wan Chai hotel Hong Kong counts among its best rests should look to Cosmopolitan Hotel Hong Kong for all their accommodation needs. Offering guests a resplendent Hong Kong hotel in a strategic location this elegant establishment pulls out all the stops when it comes to five-star experiences.