March 5, 2011

Ladies Market, Mong Kok

One of the most popular shopping spot in Hong Kong - Ladies Market. It may not be an exaggeration if we tell that Ladies Market is one of the most famous Hong Kong market in world.

Ladies Market Location
Where is it situated: Tung Choi Street popularly known as Ladies market is situated in Mong Kok between Argyle street and Dundas street.

How to reach: MTR, Mong Kok station, Exit D3 or E2 are popular for reaching Ladies market. Alternate way is to take Taxi or Bus going to Argyle street / Nathan road.

Timing: Most of the shops remain open between 1.00 pm to 10.30 pm.

What to shop: Ladies market has more than 600 small stalls with many different items. It is hub of most of the counterfeit items. In March 2011 was put on the list of most notorious places of world for piracy. You can get apparels, bags, pens, watches, paintings, shoes, kids toys, soft toys, bags, bag-packs etc.

Watch Photo blog of Ladies market for more items on display.

Shopping strategy:
1. Bargaining is very much expected here but there is no % rule. You can bargain from 25 % to 70 %.
2. If you find an item which you want to buy, first try to bargain another item at same store and see how much % of mark up they are adding, it will help you to guess the correct price of items you want.
3.  Just decide what you want to pay for an item and stick to that. You may need to let some deal go but it will help you to decide your pre-decided price is correct or not.
4. Seller's are not very much conversant in English, hence it is not a bad idea to keep an image or Chinese name of the item, you are looking for.
5. Do not get into any argument with anyone.

See here Other shopping places near Ladies Market.

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