27 Best Places to Shop in Hanoi, Vietnam

aN Store

Hoan Kiem District Fodor's choice

Leather artisan Nguyen Mai Phuong opened aN Store on one of Hanoi's most charming colonial streets. Aside from leather purses, wallets, and bags, she also sells high quality linen clothing and home decor.


Ba Dinh District Fodor's choice

Owned by avid reader Hoang Van Truong, this is by some distance Hanoi's best bookshop. There are over 10,000 books in stock and Truong and his learned team speak excellent English. The new location doubles as a cute café.

Chula Fashion Showroom

Tay Ho District Fodor's choice

This fashion boutique is Hanoi's best clothing store for finding a blend of classic and modern fashions, including European- and Asian-inspired dresses, jackets, skirts, and gorgeous silk garments. Each item is perfectly tailored by Spanish owners Laura and Diego. The couple designs with unique patterns, materials, and embroidery, meaning that no two items are ever the same. The Chula website gives a glimpse into their innovative style, and they have another location on 18 Nha Chung.

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Hien Van Ceramics

Hoan Kiem District Fodor's choice

Housed in an astonishing colonial mansion, Hien Van Ceramics sells artisanal ceramic items, including vases, statues, and ornaments.


Hoan Kiem District Fodor's choice

This is the place to get beautifully designed, funky, and fashionable handbags made of rattan, brocade, crochet, beads, and all kinds of other materials. It also sells original jewelry and accessories such as cuff links. The brand has gone international and celebrity fans are said to include actress Jamie Lee Curtis and Hillary Clinton.


Hoan Kiem District Fodor's choice

Mixing retro and modern stylings to create items that are fresh and unique, Magonn has become one of Vietnam's leading female fashion brands with several branches throughout Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

Mai Gallery

Hoan Kiem District Fodor's choice

Mai Gallery is run by the daughter of Vietnam's leading art critic, Duong Tuong. It is largely a showcase for Hanoi painters and is very popular with serious collectors.

Manzi Art Space and Cafe

Ba Dinh District Fodor's choice

Founders Tram Vu and Bill Nguyen opened Manzi, the first and best place to purchase contemporary Vietnamese art in Hanoi, in 2012. The gallery's focus is to support and promote up-and-coming Vietnamese artists through exhibitions, concerts, charity events, and by providing a creative space to work within. Much of the art displayed can be purchased, and the adjoining cafe serves as a great co-working space, too. They have a sister exhibition space just around the corner (2 Ngo Hang Bun).

Tan My Design

Hoan Kiem District Fodor's choice

Tan My is the most famous embroidery shop in Hanoi. Employees from Thuong Tin Province, which is known for its rich embroidery tradition, adorn tablecloths, silk clothing, and wall hangings with intricate designs. Ready-made work depicts everything from traditional Vietnamese floral patterns and dragon designs to scenes from Western fairy tales, or you can custom order.

Tired City

Hoan Kiem District Fodor's choice

Tired City showcases a range of designs from young artists and graphic designers printed on ultra hip t-shirts and hoodies. There are also posters, postcards, playing cards, and other souvenir items.

54 Traditions Gallery

Tay Ho District

Vietnam's amazing ethnodiversity is highlighted at this gallery-antiques emporium. Craft works and cultural antiques obtained from the 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam are spread over four floors. A shipping service is available.

Apricot Gallery

Hoan Kiem District

Even if you have no intention of shelling out thousands of dollars for a painting, this beautiful gallery is still worth visiting. It's a great introduction to modern Vietnamese art as it displays works by the country's most famous contemporary artists.

Art Vietnam Gallery

Hai Ba Trung District

To really appreciate Hanoi's art scene this is the ideal place to start. Gallery director Suzanne Lecht is one of the leading experts on Vietnamese art and she can lead you on studio tours and advise you on major purchases. The gallery is long established, but has recently moved to a bright new space in an up-and-coming arty enclave.

Craft Link

This nonprofit organization benefits local artisans by selling their handmade crafts such as textiles, bags, scarfs, clothing, and trinkets at fair-market prices. Items are of high quality and prices are reasonable. The back room on the first floor has a designated section of handbags and silk purses.


Ba Dinh District

Well-designed, modern home furnishings—linens, furniture, lamps, candles, and more—are for sale here. Simple, curved designs in wrought iron are a signature style, one you'll see in restaurants and hotels throughout town.


Hoan Kiem District

Ginkgo is one of Vietnam's most respected clothing brands. The emphasis is on print T-shirts, some made with organic cotton, that showcase eclectic aspects of Vietnamese culture.

Green Palm Gallery

This gallery sells works from some of Vietnam's biggest names in lacquer and oil painting, including Nguyen Thanh Chuong, Le Thanh Son, and Hong Viet Dung. The owner was an art critic in a previous life and is very reputable.

Hom Market

Hai Ba Trung District

This is one of the biggest, busiest, and most atmospheric markets in town. It specializes in fabric, but there's a broad range of other items on sale, from candles to underwear.

Pho Hue and Tran Xuan Soan Sts., Hanoi, Ha Noi, Vietnam

Kana Shop

There's a little something for every size and taste here, though the large selection of embroidered handbags are particularly eye-catching. Other products available include dresses, skirts, knitwear, swimwear, shoes, wallets, and bags.

41 Hang Trong, Hanoi, Ha Noi, Vietnam

Kelly Bui

Hoan Kiem District

One of Vietnam's best-known clothing stores and designer labels, Kelly Bui specializes in daring and contemporary creations for women.

Long Bien Market

Hoan Kiem District

Long Bien Market really kicks off at around 3 to 4 am and is worth seeing after a late night on the town. All of the produce from north of Hanoi lands here before being distributed throughout the city. Just follow the crowds on the streets adjacent to the bridge ramp to witness the intense buying and selling of the freshest produce in town.

Hang Dau St. near Long Bien Bridge, Hanoi, Ha Noi, Vietnam

Maison Marou

Hoan Kiem District
Featured in international news (including the New York Times) and winner of global design awards for their chocolate wrappers, Marou now has a storefront in Hanoi. The company began by scouring the southern Vietnamese countryside for the best cacao possible. A few years after opening, their enterprise continues to grow and expose the world to Vietnamese single-origin chocolate.


Hoan Kiem District

Custom-designed mosaics, Japanese paper lamps, place settings, aromatherapy items, bedding, and some jewelry and clothing make nice gifts.

Nguyen Art Gallery

This prestigious gallery stocks original and quality paintings as well as sculptures. The focus is on young and emerging artists from Vietnam. Art can be viewed and ordered online and shipped worldwide.

Quang Ba Flower Market

Earlier risers and victims of jet lag will enjoy this flower market that opens at 10 pm and continues until just past sunrise. It's the floral hub for wholesalers who arrive with bundles of roses and chrysanthemums tethered to their bikes and mopeds. Even if you aren't in the market for flowers, this place is oozing with photo opportunities.

Au Co St., Tay H, Hanoi, Ha Noi, Vietnam

Red Moon Gallery

Hoan Kiem District

Emerging and established Vietnamese artists are showcased at this small gallery. Artworks are presented with a certificate of authenticity as well as a copy of the artist's biography.

Van Loi Oriental Style

The accent is on traditional wood-carved Chinese furniture here. The collection of classic furniture is based on antique designs with graceful horseshoe chairs and hand-carved cabinets among the items stocked.

87 Hang Gai St., Hanoi, Ha Noi, Vietnam