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- IFC (which stands for International Financial Center) is a huge complex located above Hong Kong Station that houses the crown jewel of shopping in the Kowloon neighborhood, the IFC Mall. The IFC Mall is connected to several covered walkways that connect this massive structure to the International Finance Center (which happens to be the 8th tallest building in the world), the Four Seasons hotel, the To Shun Tak Center (where you can catch the Macau Ferry) and the Star Ferry Terminal. This upscale complex covers a large portion of central Kowloon and is connected so well that when the weather is bad you can spend an entire day here wondering its hall without stepping foot outside.
- The IFC Mall is well known for its luxury shopping so you'll have no trouble finding the latest fashion from international retailers like 3.1 Phillip Lim, Agnes B., Chloé, Jimmy Choo, Kiton, Massimo Dutti, Tumi, Zara, Tsumori Chisato, Tom Ford, Moncler, Prada, Rue Madame, SHISEIDO, and of course Apple.
- If you get tired of shopping (or just need to sit for a while) there's a movie theater located in the mall, and since the complex is attached to a hotel with plenty of tourists most of the movies are in English or have English subtitles.
- When hunger strikes head to one of the 30 eateries located in the mall, there's a wide range from basics like McDonalds, Starbucks, and Prêt A Manger, to fancy French restaurants and pastry shops such as Pierre Hermé, Le Salon de Thé de Joël Robuchon, La Masion du Chocolat. You'll also find a solid collection of popular Asian restaurants here as well such as Crystal Jade La Main Xiao, Kee Wah Bakery, Lei Garden and Tasty Congee & Noodle Wantun Shop just to name a few. For great Italian coffee try Fuel Espresso, and if you're in the mood for wine head to the modern Amo Eno wine bar.
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