GUEST POST | A Guide to Luxury Shopping in Asia


With beautiful cities throughout that offer incredible shopping and beautiful backdrops for it, Asia has become a must-visit destination for all luxury lovers. While there is something for everyone at all price ranges, it is the luxury offerings here that really stand out. 

Here are some of the incredible luxury shopping destinations in Asia:

1) Hong Kong
Of all the shopping sites in Asia, Hong Kong is known as being the spot to go to for affordable prices and bargain shopping! You can shop those incredible luxury items but also get great prices on them as an international shopper, get even better prices when you make your way home. This shopping mecca has it all. For those luxury and high-end goods, the central area of Hong Kong like the IFC Mall, Galleria, and Landmark as well as along Des Voeux Road and Queens Road will have it all.
If you are in Hong Kong definitely make a trip to the nearby Macau, another great shopping destination and easily accessible thanks to the new bridge, the Hong Kong Zhuhai Macau Bridge.

2) Bangkok
Bangkok is a destination to put on your list for a weekend getaway. It's easily accessible and has a great mix of markets where you can find bargain items as well as high-end items at sites like Siam Paragon. There is something for everyone here, so give yourself plenty of time to explore markets like the Chatuchak weekend market and Patpong Night Market.

3) Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur has luxury shopping options, souvenir shopping, and more. For luxury shopping, head to KLCC and Bukit Bintang. And for souvenir shopping head to Petaling Street. With separate areas distinctly set up for shopping throughout, this is somewhere you can dedicate time and space to shopping and then explore the rest of the area as well.

4) Tokyo
Tokyo is a city that is bustling with energy. For shopping in the city, head to Shinjuku and Omotesando in Harajuku for luxury fashion stores and an entire mix of shops. This is a place with some of the most diverse shopping and you can find all sorts of items from those luxury goods, to tech, to quirky items, souvenir goods, and so much more.

5) Seoul
Seoul is a popular spot that visitors go to for shopping. There are many luxury brands and international retailers here, and with the great discounts that international shoppers can get here in particular, this is a spot you want to go to shop! There are districts that expand from the city center and the shopping districts have entertainment as well so it is a whole experience. For those high-end areas with luxury shops, head to Cheongdam and Apgujeong.

Before you go, it is recommended to download a conversion app as well as you can conveniently know the price in your currency. It is also helpful to have an idea of the items that you'd like to purchase while you're in Asia and have an idea of what that would cost if you were to purchase the item at home. In some cases, buying products internationally and then with any discounts plus plus a tax refund you can end up saving a lot of money!

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