Alexandra House & Chater House
Alexandra House and Chater House are joined by a covered walkway over Chater Road. They offer similar access to The Landmark and Prince’s Building, meaning you can do most of your luxury shopping in Central without ever having to abandon the air-conditioning. Chater House is largely devoted to Giorgio Armani, including chocolate, flowers, accessories, homeware, cosmetics and of course, fashion boutiques from the Italian maestro. There is also a large Bulgari outlet here. Alexandra House, meanwhile, has flagship boutiques by the likes of Burberry, Ermenegildo Zegna and Yves Saint Laurent. Other outlets include: Carnet, Dolce & Gabbana, Paule Ka, Ponti Food & Wine Cellar, Prada, Starbucks, The Swank, TSE.
apm in Kwun Tong offers eight floors of shopping, dining and entertainment. Located on top of Kwun Tong MTR station, the mall is also served by about 50 bus and 20 minibus routes, making it a popular choice for people living in Kowloon or the New Territories. The clientèle is mainly local and this mall is particularly popular with families and teenagers. As such, the décor is bright and playful, with several parents’ rooms for baby changing, and multicoloured seating areas on several floors providing a pleasant place to wait or have a rest – a rarity in Hong Kong malls. As well as the usual mix of high-street stores, from trendy fashion outlets such as D-Mop and agnes b, cosmetics from the likes of Jurlique and L’Occitane and a clutch of stores selling the latest advances in electronics and audiovisual entertainment. There are also around 30 food and beverage outlets, including a City’super delicatessen, while entertainment attractions include a Palace cinema on level six and a Green Box karaoke lounge, a few floors up on level 11. Most stores are open until midnight, with restaurants and entertainment venues open later still. There is an outdoor garden area on level two, where you can have a break from the relentless shopping when the weather permits. Other outlets include: Adidas, Bauhaus, Broadway, Chevignon, City Chain, ETE, Fortress, Jusco, New Balance, Quicksilver Boardriders Club, Stage Of Playlord, Starbucks, Swatch, The Body Shop.
Cityplaza makes for a pleasant shopping experience for families, not least of all for its indoor ice rink, Ice Palace. It is also known for its spectacular Christmas, Easter and Chinese New Year displays, as well as the art exhibitions held in nearby Devon House. There is a good range of affordable shops for adults’ and children’s clothing, jewellery, home furnishings, music, computers and gadgets. It has a less western feel than the malls of Central and Admiralty, and many of the shops are local or Asian chains. There’s a good selection of Chinese and Japanese restaurants, and a food court called Food Republic with many stalls offering cheap and tasty Asian food. There are also western food outlets, like Pizza Hut, Mix, two branches of Pacific Coffee and American diner-style Ruby Tuesday. Within the mall are two department stores – Japanese UNY and local store Wing On – as well as Log-On, which could be classified as a department store given its range of goods that includes clothes, funky handbags, kitchen utensils, jewellery and skin care products.
Cityplaza has a reasonable size Marks & Spencers, selling men’s and ladies’ clothing, shoes, and packaged food such as crisps, chocolate and wine. Most of the clothing shops are the usual stores like Esprit, Giordano, United Colours of Benetton and Mango, but there are some upmarket brands like DKNY, Armani Exchange and Tommy Hilfiger, as well as some good sports shops. One of the mall’s speciality shops is The Best Tea House which sells tea and teaware. There’s a large branch of Toys ‘R’ Us as well as a puzzle shop. Kids can play on small slides and rides in Jumpin Gym, which can also be hired for birthday parties. A UA cinema shows reasonably priced movies, and it also has a VIP theatre with massage chairs and a waitress service.
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