Hong Kong, considered as a Shopping Heaven, has not only street markets, shopping malls, flagship stores of the international brands, but many outlet stores where you can find up to 30% to 70% discount of retail prices with variety of choices. Outlets are the best places for those bargain hunters.
Although Hong Kong’s Outlet Stores developed in the recent years, it is still an adventure or as Forrest Gump would put it: “It’s like a box of chocolate. You never know what you get”. Basically, you never know in advance what is on sale, if they have your sizes and how big the selection is. Due to these facts there is a chance that you might get disappointed – even in the big Factory Outlet Center such as the Citygate Outlets.
Not All The Outlets are Real Factory Outlet Stores !
There are literally hundreds of so-called Outlet Stores in Hong Kong. Some websites list all these so-called Outlets giving shoppers and tourists a wrong perception about the Factory Outlet market in Hong Kong.
Don’t get too excited since most of them are small mom-and-pa kind of stores and can hardly be distinguished from other small boutiques and fashion stores except having the name/word “Outlet” over their store entrance. Prices are seldom cheaper than other stores and as a matter of fact, they are not really “Factory Outlets” in the original sense or meaning. Usually, as a customer you expect to get brand name products or items at discounted prices in an Outlet or Factory Store.
By definition an Outlet Store or Factory Outlet is a retail store which provides off-season, end-of-season, irregular or sometimes so called overrun merchandise of a certain manufacturer or brand to customers at a lower price. Many small business owners are aware that fashion-savvy shoppers get crazy for discounted items of famous international brands and adapted the term “Outlet” in their shop name simply to attract more shoppers/tourists and generate more sales and income.
To save your precious time, I (@ Next Stop Hong Kong) have selected a bunch of major “Outlet Stores” and “Factory Outlets” where you have chance get a real bargain of the big brands and authentic products.
Different outlet stores are focusing on different brands and items. All of the below listed outlet stores are selling authentic products. Cheaper prices result mainly due to the fact that the stores sell off-season collections and/or sizes and color which have been hard to sell in the Hong Kong market.
Some of the items are off-season collection from overseas markets which you will not even find in their own chain stores in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong is constantly changing and every day there are new shops opening or closing. I will try to update the list as fast as I can. Also, if you find any new outlet stores, you are welcome to give me some advice and comments.• Citygate Outlets
• China Hong Kong City – In-Town Outlets
• Esprit Factory Outlet Stores
• Kwun Tong Factory Outlets
• Adidas Factory Outlet Stores
• Nike Factory Outlet Stores
• I.T Factory Outlet Stores
• Levi’s Factory Outlets
• Dickson Warehouse
• Kaiser Estate Outlets (Adidas, Reebok)
• Pedder Building
• Shanghai Tang Outlets
• Prada and Miu Miu Factory Outlet Stores
Citygate Outlets [Go Back]
Citygate Outlets is the first Outlet mall in Hong Kong. Located in Tung Chung (Lantau Island) Citygate Outlets is close to Hong Kong International Airport (just approx. 10 min away) and is very appealing for passengers who plan their Stop-Over Stay in Hong Kong. Besides, Citygate Outlets is also near the attractions “Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car“, “Big Buddha“, “Ngong Ping Village” as well as “Po Lin Monastery” and makes it a good shopping option after a day-trip in Ngong Ping.
China Hong Kong City – In-Town Outlets [Go Back]
The China Hong Kong Outlets is conveniently located at the end of the Harbour City mall in TST and offers year round discount up to 70%. Famous international brands include Miss Sixty, Kappa, Esprit, Baleno, G2000, Mirabell, Marathon Sports, Tonino Lamborghini, LaFuma, Tie Rack and many more. Near China Hong Kong Outlets you also can find many shopping options of the flagship stores of LV, Gucci, Chanel etc. and attractions such as Avenue of Stars, Star Ferry and the famous Victoria Harbour.
Esprit Factory Outlet Stores [Go Back]
The Esprit Group operates five Esprit Factory Outlet Stores in Hong Kong and and one in Macau. From all the Hong Kong Esprit Outlet stores only three are located in a convenient location for short-time visitors (Tism Sha Tsui, Mongkok and Tung Chung). You will have chance to get last season items with only 40-50% of retail price.
Kwun Tong Factory Outlets [Go Back]
Off the beaten tourist tracks, Kwun Tong is home to many factories and warehouses. The area of Kwun Tong is one of the major industrial areas in Hong Kong and hardily attracts tourists. Located close to the apm shopping mall several Factory Outlet stores including Initial, New Balance, Adidas, Nike, Nikko and Converse settled in the Kwun Tong area.
Adidas Factory Outlet Stores [Go Back]
The famous German sport apparel manufacturer Adidas has several Adidas Factory Outlet Stores throughout Hong Kong. Fans of Adidas have a chance to save up to 70% of the suggested retail price on sneakers, t-shirts, running apparel and sport accessories.
Nike Factory Outlet Stores [Go Back]
Nike operates several Nike Factory Outlet Stores throughout Hong Kong. Similar to the Outlet Stores of Adidas, Reebok and New Balance shoppers have to chance to save up to 70% of the suggested retail prices on sport shoes, running apparel, basketball accessories and sporting goods.
I.T Factory Outlet Stores [Go Back]
Hong Kong’s department store chain I.T operates several I.T Outlet Stores in Hong Kong. Most of the I.T Outlets are located in Hong Kong’s major shopping hubs including Tsim Sha Tsui, Causeway Bay and Tung Chung. The I.T Outlet located in the Silvercord Shopping Center in TST is probably one of the most convenient one due to the close vicinity to Star Ferry Terminal, Clock Tower, 1881 Heritage, iSquare and Harbour City Shopping Mall.
Levi’s Factory Outlets [Go Back]
Levi’s operates two Levi’s Outlet Stores throughout Hong Kong. Both Levi’s Outlet Stores are conveniently located and can easily be integrated when visiting Hong Kong Disneyland, Ngong Ping 360, Big Buddha, Tai O and Lantau Island. In case you just have a stop-over in Hong Kong and there is the Levi’s Factory Outlet Store at the Hong Kong International Airport.
Dickson Warehouse [Go Back]
Retailer Dickson Warehouse sells renowned designer fashion and shoe brands including Miss Sixty, Ecko, Energie, Escada, Karl Lagerfeld, Brookes Brothers, Kenneth Cole, Ralph Lauren, and many more. Fashionista and shopaholics can save up to 80% of the suggested retail prices.
Kaiser Estate Outlets (Adidas, Reebok) [Go Back]
The Kaiser Estate Outlets are inconveniently located in the industrial area of Hung Hom where fans of Adidas, Reebok and Tanka Sports have a chance to save up to 70% of the suggested retail prices on running shoes and sport apparel. In addition, there are several jewelry wholesalers in the Kaiser Estate and surrounding neighborhood.
Pedder Building (Already moved out) [Go Back]
The Pedder Building has been known as one of the best spots in Hong Kong not only for fans of serious shopping, but also for architecture lovers and food gourmets. Conveniently located in close vicinity to Lan Kwai Fong, SoHo, IFC Mall, Landmark, and other top shopping and dining places in Central fashionistas could hunt for discounted designer clothes from Anne Klein, Jones New York, Labels Plus or La Place (Chanel, Prada, YSL and/or Valentino) at the Pedder Building.
Shanghai Tang Outlets [Go Back]
The famous Chinese Luxury Designer Shanghai Tang operates two Outlet Stores in Hong Kong. Since both Shanghai Tang Outlet stores are located in the Hong Kong International Airport visitors can easily visited them when visiting Ngong Ping 360, Big Buddha, Hong Kong Disnelyand, Lantau Island and/or at the day of arrival or departure.
Prada and Miu Miu Factory Outlet Stores [Go Back]
Prada and Miu Miu have a Factory Outlet Store close to the Horizon Plaza on Hong Kong Island which is probably one of Hong Kong’s best kept shopping and fashion secret. The Prada and Miu Miu Factory Outlet is located in Aberdeen where also the famous Jumbo Kingdom restaurant can be found.
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