Five Best Shopping Places for Tourists in Hanoi Old Quarter (according to a proud Hanoian)
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28.05.2019

When it comes to shopping in Hanoi, visitors are easily amazed by a mixture of the emerging modernism of a quickly developing city and the traditional aspect of the old town. You will never be stuck for something to do in Hanoi, where ancient and proudly preserved Vietnamese culture is felt most keenly by visitors. In case you don’t have much time shopping around, these are the typical places that you can choose to visit as they reflect the truest local taste and essences of Hanoi’s heritage.

Collective Memory - from gifts shopping to cultural experiences

If you are looking for a place not only to buy local gifts but also to expand your knowledge of Vietnamese destinations, history and culture, you can’t go far wrong with Collective Memory. Collective Memory follows a concept of a hybrid between a mini salon-style gallery and a museum-style store. This is where old and new, traditional and contemporary Vietnam meets, and is so far from being another cliché souvenir shop. Here tourists can see authentic and high-quality local brands displayed under one roof and dig in the unique story behind each brand associated with an ever-changing pool of local talents. The bespoke products are diverse that fit for all budgets and tastes, ranging from kitschy paraphernalia, designer wares to limited edition art prints made by emerging artisans and an assortment of delightful collectibles.



Top tips:

The owners of the shop are Hanoians but they are wonderful conversationalists with great English language skills. They will not hesitate to become your own personal shopping assistant that’s willing to explain every story behind every stuff. So, don’t be shy to spark up a conversation!

Opening hours: daily 9:30-19:00

Address: 12 Nha Chung St, Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi.

Website: http://collectivememory.vn/

Distance from our hotel: 11-minute walk (900m)

An Store - when bespoke products speak up traditional values

An Store is another local creatively-designed store that tourists will definitely not regret when visiting. Located in the French Quarter, An Store impresses the by-passers with a traditional and tasteful storefront. Their items are mostly hand-crafted in an extremely delicate and unique manner that can entice customers at the very first sight. All the products such as leather goods, clothing, shoes and scarves were made with love and thought inspired by the local identity and national heritage. By creating pieces of art with perfect cut, lovely details and excellent conceptual design that make ones feel understood and loved, the store has never ceased to overwhelm visitors with such originality and affection.




Top tips:

If paying close attention to the clothing product line in the shop, you will realise a very special thing about it.

Opening hours: daily 9:00-21:00

Address: 8 Ly Dao Thanh, Trang Tien, Hoan Kiem Dist.

Distance from our hotel: 11-minute walk (900m)

Anh Village Silk Tailoring - the appreciation of foreigners with Vietnamese garments and designs

Besides amazing local food and handmade souvenirs, Hanoi Old Streets are also well-known for perfectly tailored clothes. There hasn’t been any tourist that has left Vietnam without at least a pair of custom-made clothes in their baggage. Anh Village Silk Tailoring is one of the most popular tailor stores in the Old Quarter and has received many positive feedbacks from international customers on TripAdvisor. They offer great quality fabrics and amazing craftsmanship skills with reasonable prices. Customers can totally expect to have perfectly-tailored outfits right at the first fitting.




Top tips:

If you are worried about the time limit from the point of getting your clothing done till the time flying back to your country then this shop is a perfect choice for you. Anh Village Silk Tailoring offers overseas shipping services which help deliver your clothing to your home address in case they couldn’t finish the order in time.

Opening hours: daily 10:00-21:00

Address: 2 Hang Be, Hang Bac, Hoan Kiem Dist.

Distance from our hotel: 3-minute walk (290m)

Trang Tien Plaza - offering the best luxury experiences in the heart of the city

Located at the corner of Hoan Kiem Lake right in the heart of Hanoi city, Trang Tien Plaza has not only become a luxury shopping palace of the country but its history is also aligned with the long-standing heritage and cultural values of the capital land. As established and upgraded by the French Government in 1953, Trang Tien Plaza was significantly influenced by an elegant French style of architecture and exhibits a true sense of splendor and luxury. Despite the passing of time, the towers have been standing still and become a historical witness that’s indispensible to ‘Hanoians’ life. If you are a traveller looking for a place to indulge yourself with high-end shopping pleasure yet still be able to experience a stunning architecture and ambient, don’t forget to put Trang Tien in your must-go list.


Typical luxury brands: Burberry, Armani, BVGARI, Dior, Furla, Giordano, Jacqueline , Kenzo, Valentino, Lacotse, MCM, Louis Vuitton, Versace, Valentino, etc.
 
Opening Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:30-21:30; Friday-Sunday 9:30-22:00.

Address: No.23, Hai Ba Trung St., Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi.
 
Distance from our hotel: 8-minute walk (650m)

Weekend Night Market Hanoi – bringing a variety of local tastes to visitors.

Unlike international luxury experiences gained from Trang Tien shopping mall, Weekend Night Market Hanoi is totally on an opposite side that can be right up your alley. At night on the streets running north from Hang Dao, there is a major city centre transform that you might not have seen in any other countries, from bustling traffic at daytime to a vehicle free pedestrian walkway at night. There are 3000 booths from numerous small traders selling local food, clothes, accessories, daily necessities, souvenirs and handicrafts. This is the place where you can find the most authentic experiences with locals, taste several types of Vietnamese street food, enjoy intriguing cultural activities and purchase a diversity of goods.




Top tips:

The products sold in the market may not match the taste of many Western visitors. However, local street food is something that you will never want to miss out. Much of the street food is found at street corners, specifically the three intersections where the roads and traffic cut through the market. For a more relaxing feed, food stalls and seating are erected next to the Dong Xuan Market area near the top end of the sprawl Chinese Hot Pots and local beers are two things that you as tourists must try. Not to mention there will be cultural shows in certain occasions, so eating local food while enjoying local music is a perfect combination representing the unique quintessence of Hanoi.

Opening days: Open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night

Opening hours: From 8:00 pm to 23:00

Address: 8 Hang Dao

Local cuisines: From 15.000 VND to 30.000 VND

Necessary goods such as outfits and souvenirs: 100.000 VND- 200.000VND

Distance from our hotel: 9-min walk (700m)

Situated within the Hoan Kiem pedestrianized zone, we are one of the few hotels that can provide our guests with the most convenient local street experiences. Just by walking for 3-10 minutes, you can easily reach those attractions with literally no effort. Please contact us for more detailed consultation and booking instruction.

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