There's something to Rave about Shopping in Mongkok, Hong Kong
Apart from Lang Kwai Fong, Mongkok is a personal favorite of mine. How can you not like a place where you want to buy everything you see. The goods are well-made, the design is topnotch and the price is affordable. Frequented more by locals, i always think Mongkok deserves its reputation as one of Hong Kong's most favorite shopping destinations.
Known the world over as Hong Kong's most densely populated area, Mongkok is crowded but beautiful. On my last day in Hong Kong and still eager to buy everyone home a present, this is where i went. I knew that heading to Mongkok for a few hours of shopping is a convenient way of finishing off my check list of goods.
ALL-TIME FAVORITE POST FROM 2011 RE-BLOGGED: What's nice about Mongkok is that the intersection of Nathan Road and Argyle Street is beyond borders in terms of shopping choices. Whether you fancy buying electronic gadgets - head to Mongkok Computer Center, the latest kicks - head to Sai Yeung Choi, iPhone accessories - Ladies' Market (BlackBerry users - there's not much here), or even just wandering around Langham Place (my favorite mall in Hong Kong), is an experience worthy of a trip.
I bought three pairs of shoes, a rockin' iPod Touch casing reminiscent of the cassette tape design, and other souvenir goods.
I remember during my last trip, i've always wanted a black leather jacket. And so i did find it in Mongkok. I skipped and told myself, i shall look for another shop with a cheaper price. I guess, that made me realize one important lesson in shopping and walking around Hong Kong. Because as soon as i arrived at my hotel, i went back to where i was just to purchase this jacket which up until now earns a nod from everyone i know.
I haven't written this tip before so i will write it here. When buying knick-knacks, i always gravitate towards the convenience store. I bought two big plastic bags of crackers, chips, candies and chocolates. And some of which are buy 1 take 1! Take that! So, always be on the look out for merchandise on sale.