Great deals abound, especially during summer and winter sales.

Online shopping in Hong Kong is possible at several of the links provided in this article.

One such haunt is the ever popular and stylish Maple (491-499 Lockhart Road, with outlets in Sheung Wan, GF 19 Lee Garden Road Causeway Bay, and at 68 Johnston Road Wanchai.

And with 45,000 recorded complaints in 2008/2009 but just around 25,098 in 2016, it appears to be working.

Telecoms services and 'travel matters' remain the biggest sore items.

On P5 is Uni Qlo ( with more attractively priced clothing, jeans, suits, blouses, and t-shirts aimed at younger shoppers.

And on P3, a large Global Work (world fashion) store.

Pick up a long-sleeve cotton shirt for HK$190 or a flannel full sleeve shirt for men at HK$299.

Next door is Korean shoe store Spur with its seven-layer design including arch support and anti-skid outsole, with prices from HK9.

There’s no denying that the retail experience here is arguably one of the best and most varied in Asia.

Yes, pottering about TST’s fabled “Golden Mile” along Nathan Road, can still be fraught with peril – chiefly bait-and-switch, where the shopper puts money down for one model and is handed another.

Slide Show E-mail Page Print The TST argle bargle has died down, not least of all due to the Consumer Council’s (tel: [852] 2929-2222, almost heroic attempts to bring order to the shopping madness that is Hong Kong.

They take issue with strong-arm dealers and blacklist the worst offenders and police a broad range of shopper complaints.

▲ top Causeway Bay is the go-to place for the young and restless and there is much on offer for the timid wallet.