This is the quietest I have ever seen the Ladies Market. It’s a shame to see it so subdued although it makes it a much easier place to visit. In normal times, it is shoulder to shoulder and you need a lot of stamina to make it to through the jostling crowd. We went mid-week and we weren’t jostled or bumped once.
Whilst there is not the full complement of stalls, there is still enough to make it worth a visit. You can still expect all the normal street market stock – souvenirs, handbags, wallets, backpacks, shoes, caps, toys, T-shirts, clothes, scarves and belts. The current novelty items that seem to be popular at the moment are karaoke machines and microphones. They were a bit of fun and we were tempted by shiatsu massage ball pillows (they were about a half to a third of the cost of very similar ones in mainstream shops).
GETTING THERE - the MTR is by far the easiest way to get there. Exit via D3 at Mong Kok station. There are multiple exits so if you get confused, just re-check the signs on the station walls. The market is located on Tung Choi St. Once you have come up the D3 stairs to road level, turn 180 degrees, walk to the corner and turn right into Argyle St. The next corner on the right is the start of Ladies Market.