I love shopping in HK. The sale is incredile and the amount of savings u get is truly great. Not like those skanky pretentious retail sale in Singapore in the past. (I say in the past because I have not gone to a Great Singapore Sale for the last 5 years. )
Not only are they more brands in Hong Kong to choose from, the common sizes are never "sorry out of stock" (so common in sg..makes me wonder what the fuck is wrong with their inventory system) when it comes to sale time. Of course it will happens if its a super popular design but mostly, they always mostly have your size.
I have been hunting for high boots for the longest time now. My 2 old pairs from Aerosoles that have lasted me for 4 years have gone bust. I have milked enough penny from each pair that cost me about SG$150 each. In Japan, I saw a few but I didnt want to pay that much and Japanese have such small feet! So I spend hours just popping in and out of different stores in Times Square and almost no luck. The new designs in Aerosoles looked pretty tacky.
As luck would have it, I stepped into my fav store Max&Co and Tada!!!!!! I found the brown boots that fit me perfectly, not to mention comfortable. Max Mara stores never let me down. With more luck, they were on 50% discount. So that brings them to about SG$200. Just 50 bucks more than my old pair and this is real leather. So I went home absolutely delighted with my 2 pairs of boots, 2 skirts and a cashmere top, with everything at 50% off...what a deal!
Then there was a store - Uniqlo, I have never been until I brought my brother and sisterinlaw there looking for warm wear for the kids. To my surprise, the place is pretty well stock with winter warm clothes with all sort of clolours and BEST, in CLASSIC SIMPLE design. I hate all those street wear designs out in the retail malls. So this place rules in my shopping list book. Clean cut, practical materials at reasonable price! The cashmere top were on sale at HK$499 each instead of HK$699, so I grabbed 2. The warm sleeping outfit set were at HK$199 and i snapped 2 of them as well. They were absolutely warm and snug and my partner was jealous at how comfy i am.
As I strolled to Timberland at Sogo at CWB, I was surprised that they had sale on some items that were not offered in other outlets. It was their last day of sale and I couldnt resist getting myself another pair of boots. Yeah.... I know, I'm boots crazy. I wondered for a min what I am gonna do with all these boots and cashmere wear when I return to sg since they are lacking in seasonal fashion. The people will prob think I am a freak if I ever wear them. Then again, do i care. Nope!! Haa haaa.
Rem my last ski experience and nearly slipping from the slippery roads, I decided to head to Columbia to get a pair of shoes that has grip. There was 10% off for HSBC customers and since I didnt have my card with me, I offered to reserve and come back later. The sales guy said rather than having me make 2 trips, they gave me the discount on the spot anycase wihtout the need to produce the card. I doubt this flexibility will ever occur in singapore. Hell this is HK, shopping paradise!!!!