Shopping in Hanoi is first class, a cornucopia of local and international goods that fulfils any shopaholic's wildest dreams. At a more relaxed pace than the fevered browsing in Saigon and other Asian metropolises, shopping in Hanoi allows you take your time to find the perfect piece to bring home. The clothing scene is limited, especially for foreign sizes, but specialty outlets cater to silk lovers, fashionistas and casual browsers alike. For those who wish to blend in with the locals, try a custom tailored ao dai, an elegant tunic that leaves just enough to the imagination. For all your shopping needs in Hanoi, head first to the Old Quarter, a maze of colonial streets that houses every product under the sun. If you don't find what you're looking for, you're sure to find something better!

To accompany Hanoi's booming tourist scene, souvenir shops have stepped up their game and offer a wide range of unique products to commemorate your stay. From traditional embroidery and handicrafts to stylish ceramics and housewares, there is something for everyone. You'll find that most paintings are reproductions; however, there are genuine works of art created in Hanoi and the pieces are stunning. Galleries full of lacquer paintings and cultural touchstones are widespread and a burgeoning contemporary scene toes the line between gentle subversion and impressive artistry.

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Mekong Quilts Hanoi

Mekong Quilts is  a social enterprise specializing in high quality, hand crafted quilts  and accessories. The Indo-Chine inspired quilt range uses ...

Tan My Embroidery

A storied Hanoian tradition with roots in fashion, design and houseware, Tan My Embroidery is one of Hanoi's oldest shops ...

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Hanoia House

Hanoia's haute lacquerware is known for its distinguished craftsmanship and sophisticated east meets west concept. While preserving the Vietnamese lacquer ...

Tan My Embroidery

A storied Hanoian tradition with roots in fashion, design and houseware, Tan My Embroidery is one of Hanoi's oldest shops ...

Mekong Quilts Hanoi

Mekong Quilts is  a social enterprise specializing in high quality, hand crafted quilts  and accessories. The Indo-Chine inspired quilt range uses ...

Zippos

Once devoted companions to US soldiers during the American War, Zippo lighters tell unique stories through the messages and symbols ...

Buffalo Horn

Often combined with lacquer to make hair ornaments, cutlery and jewellery, buffalo horn can be found all over Hanoi's souvenir ...

Clothes

Shopping for Western clothing sizes can often be an exercise in futility in the capital city, with shop owners breaking ...

Silk

Originating from the cocoon of the silk worm, this luxurious fabric was once reserved for those of noble blood. Luckily, ...

Propaganda Art

Propaganda is commonly a form of political influence, but has also been used for campaigns to promote public health and ...

Embroidery

Vietnam is famous for its handmade quilts and delicately embroidered tablecloths, and Hanoi's Old Quarter is an excellent place to ...

Masks

Found hanging in shops throughout the narrow winding lanes of Hanoi's Old Quarter, these faces painted on woven round bamboo ...

Ceramics

While not famous for the high quality of its ceramics, Vietnam is an excellent place to stock up on everyday ...

Bookworm

A comfortable and cosy bookstore and cafe, Hanoi's Bookworm caters to the literary minded with their vast selection of volumes. ...

Lacquerware

A practice dating back to the 18th Century, Vietnamese lacquerware is sought by collectors for its beauty and durability. Lacquer, ...

Porcelain

The Chinese perfected porcelain in the 10th century, but the Vietnamese soon adopted it. Produced using kaolin, a type of ...

Water Puppets Hanoi

While the water puppets you see in Hanoi's souvenir shops may not date back to the 11th century Red River ...

Tailors

Though Hoi An is where most travellers head to get their new wardrobe made, Hanoi offers a decent number of ...

Kana

From simple silk dresses to brightly printed headbands, Kana in Hanoi has something for every size and taste. The line ...

Minority Handicrafts

Famous for quilts that blend ancient techniques like batik printing with embroidery in garish neon colours, Vietnam's ethnic minority handicrafts ...

Wood Carving

Most of the larger-than-life sculptures of Buddha are intended for Hanoi's temples and altars, but small ornate carvings make great ...

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