Whereas Chinese Arts and Crafts Ltd caters to an upmarket international clientele with wide, spacious aisles and pricey goods, Yue Hwa is decidedly more for the local market, a bit disorderly, and always packed with locals shopping for both traditional Chinese and everyday products. The main shop in Yau Ma Tei stocks a wild assortment of wares, from household goods to clothing, shoes, jade jewelry, arts and crafts, china, linens, furniture, tea, foodstuffs, medicinal herbs like dried sea horses, and even antlers. It was here that I bought some friends a gag wedding gift years ago -- Chinese whiskey with preserved lizards in it, for only HK$25 (US$3.25/£1.75) -- definitely a bargain. I also love to browse its clothing department, especially the sales racks. The store is open daily from 10am to 10pm.
The branch stores are more upscale and specialize primarily in Chinese handicrafts, clothing, and jewelry, with convenient locations at Park Lane Shopper's Boulevard at 143-161 Nathan Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui (tel. 852/2739 3888; MTR: Tsim Sha Tsui); 1 Kowloon Park Dr. and Peking Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui (tel. 852/2317 5333; MTR: Tsim Sha Tsui); 678 Nathan Rd., Mong Kok (tel. 852/2395 7951; MTR: Mong Kok); 55 Des Voeux Rd. Central, Central District (tel. 852/2522 2333; MTR: Central); and 83 Wan Chai Rd., Wan Chai (tel. 852/2611 9622; MTR: Wan Chai).
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