The southern part of Fa Yuen Street in Mong Kok, Kowloon between Argyle Street and Dundas Street is also known as Sneakers Street. This is heaven for all shoe buyers and the shops are filled with high-end brands as well as discount shoes.
You can buy all kinds of sports shoes (Basketball, golf, running and football shoes are just a few examples) and accessories here. Some of the brands sold here include Nike, Converse, Adidas, Reebok, New Balance, Puma, K-Swiss, Merrell, Timberland, and Sketchers. Don’t worry about the legitimacy of the products here. The shops and stalls are supplied by major suppliers. Shopkeepers are very knowledgeable and many speak good English to communicate and they know about the latest styles and trends. I guess you can’t find anywhere so many shoes in a small area as on Sneakers Street.
Directions & Opening Hours
Exit Mong Kog through Exit D3 and follow Argyle Street to the east until you hit Fa Yuen Street. “Sneaker Street” starts from here on to the south. Just keep walking down on Fa Yuen Street.
Most shops don’t open until 10 a.m. and you will be able to buy Sneakers until late night around 11 p.m.
The northern part of Fa Yuen Street is a street market with many different market stalls. The market is located between Mongkok Road and Prince Edward Road. You can buy everything from clothing to fresh food here. T-Shirts, Belts, Fashion Accessories, Bags and more for him and her are sold here. Phone covers and small electronics are also sold in some of the stalls. This market is most frequented by locals and therefore lacks the presence of souvenirs and tourist stuff. However, you probably get a good deal on all the available goods here.
Directions & Opening Hours
Use Mong Kok Exit B3 and walk north towards Mong Kok Road and follow it east two blocks down until you hit Fa Yuen Street. From here follow it north.
The shops open around 10 a.m. every day and you can shop until around midnight. Some of the shops might close earlier and also depending on the weather. If the weather is very bad, shops will be closing early.
Other Markets nearby
- Ladies Market
The famous Ladies Market is not far from Fa Yuen Street. Ladies Market runs parallel to Fa Yuen Street between Argyle Street and Dundas Street. The street is closed to cars after 4 p.m. from Monday – Saturday and from noon on Sunday and Holidays.
- Apliu Street Market
You can also stop by at Apliu Street Market in Sham Shui Po. The market is only two stops on the MTR away from Fa Yuen Street. Apliu Street Market is great if you are shopping for electronics, gadgets and such.
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