Whether you’re looking for souvenirs or original clothing, shopping in Hanoi is a treat for those who want to buy something truly authentic.
1. Dong Xuan Market
The city’s largest market, this is a must-visit when shopping in Hanoi. Browse the shops and stalls over four immense floors to find hidden gems and a random assortment of goods. The beauty of this market is that it’s as much for locals as visitors, so it really is a place to shop in a melting pot of culture.
2. Cau Giay Street
Currently the trendiest shopping street in Hanoi, visit this road for the most contemporary Vietnamese fashions and accessories. Whether it’s fun-loving tank tops or a whole new classy wardrobe you’re after, this is the place where the Hanoi hipsters hang out.
3. Silk Street
For more traditional Vietnamese goods, head over to Hang Gai Street, which is popularly known as Silk Street. With a thriving silk industry in Vietnam, silk scarves, dresses and home furnishings are made in abundance in the country. The place to find any silk good you could want in Hanoi, pretty much every shop on this road is selling silk-made products.
4. Hanoi Weekend Night Market
The evening market on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the Old Quarter is as much about the experience as it is about the shopping. Peruse the fashions and souvenirs while tasting the amazing foods of the different street food vendors – it’s a match made in heaven.
5. Collective Memory
This trendy Hanoi shop founded by a travel writer and travel photographer brings together a carefully curated collection of hand-made Vietnamese products and brands. For some of the most eye-catching designs that will make a statement when you return home, this is a place to find something original.
6. Trang Tien Plaza
This is a five-storey shopping mall with the most high-end boutiques in Hanoi. Many of the international big-name fashion houses have a store here – from Burberry to Louis Vuitton – but there are also some interesting smaller brands worth checking out too.
7. Quan Thanh Street
This is a street that is making a name for itself for the latest male fashions. A number of shops along Quan Thanh Street sell suits with original details or casualwear that the most fashion-conscious Hanoians love to wear.
8. Silver Street
This isn’t just a street for shopping in Hanoi – it’s also steeped in hundreds of years of history. Hang Bac Street, popularly known as Silver Street, is a street where people have been trading jewellery and silver for centuries. For original jewellery pieces and a feeling of history, this is the place to go.
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This Hanoi concept store is a gift and trinket shop that has a wide and unexpected array of items. If you’re looking for accessories, original gift ideas or general inspiration, this feel-good store is a must-visit.
10. Bat Trang Ceramic Village
On the outskirts of Hanoi is Bat Trang and its famous ceramic village. If you’re looking for original vases, bowls and home adornments, this is well worth the visit. Make a day of it by wandering around the many ceramics shops before indulging in some of the food at the market.
Shopping in Hanoi is a real treat for every kind of shopaholic!