With its tax-free status, shining mega-malls, hip independent designers, enormous factory outlets and colorful street markets, Hong Kong is among the world's most exciting places to shop. This is the city to buy that bespoke suit, new laptop, and designer dress - you just might need to purchase new luggage to bring it all home.Central
Home to some of the most expensive real estate in the world, it's no surprise that Central boasts Hong Kong's swankiest malls, chicest boutiques, and flashiest jewelry stores. Start by strolling along Queen's Road, admiring the glittering window displays of internationally celebrated jewelers. Air-conditioned walkways and underground passages lead to a series of glamorous malls, including the swanky IFC Mall, while the surrounding streets are woven together by spaghetti-narrow alleys filled with market stalls selling clothing, fashion accessories, and kitschy souvenirs.