Lazada is one of the largest online shopping sites in Southeast Asia, and the most popular online shopping platform in Thailand, hence it’s nickname the “Taobao of Thailand”. Lazada has several official online brand stores, which allow you to purchase items such as electrical appliances, clothing, baby products, and even mountain bikes and jewellery directly. Most of the items are on year-round sales – a woman’s denim jacket can be as affordable as HK$62₂!
Besides the annual Thailand Grand Sale from June to August, Lazada also has its own 9.9 (9 September) and Singles’ Day (11 November) 24-hour sales annually. This means that you’ll be able to enjoy additional discounts and bargains when you shop from June till November₃!
The fall/winter season beckons a new wardrobe, and the ladies should look no further than Gogosing, a Korean online fashion store that’s a favourite amongst the young crowd. The trendy pieces sold here are cut with an Asian fit in mind, and can range in style from hipster to ultra-feminine. More importantly, over half of the products here are priced at around HK$100₄, which is definitely a bargain for those looking to refresh their ensembles for the colder months ahead!
Gogosing has recently launched its official Taiwan website, making purchases and delivery more convenient for shoppers in Hong Kong. Remember to sign up for its membership to receive a NT$100 coupon for your next purchase!
Collector Square is one of the best second-hand high fashion online stores from France. Each of the items on the platform is carefully curated by a team of experts from Parisian auction houses. While most of the products are from top-notch luxury brands and can cost well over HK$10,000, rest assured that these products are certified to be authentic.
Collector Square also has a team of experts to analyse the market trends of these luxury goods to ensure buyers get the best deal. Once you make your purchase, your item will be delivered to you in as little as 24 hours₅. There’s also a pop-up store in Paris for shoppers to check out some of their online offerings in the flesh.
If you are into second-hand luxury goods, a purchase on this website might just earn you half of your next flight ticket to Taiwan!
Century-old British department store Selfridges has become synonymous for its selection of well-known local and high-end fashion brands that are beloved by Hong Kong people.
It’s convenient too – delivering to a Hong Kong address will automatically qualify you for a tax refund. Like other popular online shopping sites, Selfridges also launched Black Friday sales at both their physical and online store last year, offering at least 20 per cent off to avid shoppers₆. Little wonder then, that this sale has become one of the most highly anticipated amongst the British!
A useful tip for shopping on Selfridges’ online store is to always remember to use discount codes; the Daily Mail’s discount code website provides some of the latest offers. For example, they recently rolled out a 50 per cent discount deal for selected bags online!
Farfetch is another online store from the UK with a selection of over 700 brands, a number of which offer amazing children’s clothing. Beside popular labels, other up-and-coming brands to look out for include La Millou, THE WHITE COMPANY and Olivier Baby, the latter of which is now a favoured choice amongst royalty like Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton. Its Black Friday sales last year saw discounts that were at least 25 per cent off₇, and we’re confident many parents would be ready to spend a fortune again this year!
Farfetch’s Black Friday discounts are also not to be missed amongst shoppers who wish to dress in style. Look out for summer stock and shoes – prices for the SS18 items last year were at least 70 per cent off, while branded shoes were priced as little as £30!
Before you make your online purchases at these stores — the Standard Chartered Asia Miles MasterCard is now launching a welcome offer of an earn rate as low as HK$0.2 = 1 Miles. Spend HK$7,500 within the first two months and you’ll earn 18,000 Miles, which is more than enough to redeem a round-trip ticket to Taiwan. Even after the welcome offer, you can still earn Asia miles at HK$4 = 1 mile when you dine and spend locally, overseas or online with your card.
Alternatively, you can also consider spending with the Standard Chartered Simply Cash Visa Card. It offers unlimited cashback all year round of up to 2 per cent when you spend in foreign currencies – perfect for your next purchases on these overseas online shopping sites! However, do always remember to choose foreign currencies whenever you checkout at these shopping sites to ensure you enjoy the cashback benefits.
Make your every penny count, spend wisely to accumulate Asia Miles or enjoy cashback and your next trip will be just around the corner!