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Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Lhasa

Dropenling

This impressive nonprofit enterprise aims to bolster traditional Tibetan handicrafts in the face of rising Chinese and Nepali imports. Products are unique and of high quality, and they are made using traditional tec…
Top Choice Market in Sunder Nagar, Nizamuddin & Lodi Colony

Khan Market

Khan Market is Delhi's most upmarket shopping enclave, the most expensive place to rent a shop in India, and is favoured by the elite and expats. Its boutiques focus on fashion, books and homewares, and it's also a …
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Lake Gardens, Brickfields & Bangsar

Nala's Kampung House

Lisette Scheers is the creative force behind the Nala brand of homewares, stationery, accessories and other arty items. All her products embody a contemporary but distinctly local design aesthetic and are beautifull…
Top Choice Market in Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad)

Spice Market

It feels as if little has changed for centuries in Delhi's fabulously atmospheric, labyrinthine spice market, as labourers hustle through the narrow lanes with huge packages of herbs and spices on their heads whilst…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Siem Reap

Artisans Angkor

On the premises of Les Chantiers Écoles is this beautiful shop, which sells everything from stone and wood reproductions of Angkorian-era statues to household furnishings. There’s also a second shop opposite Angkor …
Top Choice Ceramics in Hongkou & North Shanghai

Spin

High on creative flair, Spin offers a modern take on Chinese ceramics with oblong teacups, twisted sake sets and all manner of cool plates, chopstick holders and ‘kung fu’ vases. Pieces are never overbearing, but le…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Roppongi, Akasaka & Around

Japan Traditional Crafts Aoyama Square

Supported by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, this is as much a showroom as a shop, exhibiting a broad range of traditional crafts from around Japan, including lacquerwork boxes, woodwork, cut g…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in New Delhi

Central Cottage Industries Emporium

This government-run multilevel store is a wonderful treasure trove of fixed-price, India-wide handicrafts. Prices are higher than in the state emporiums, but the selection of woodcarvings, jewellery, pottery, papier…
Top Choice Clothing in Mumbai (Mumbai)

Sabyasachi

It's worth popping in to this high-end traditional garment shop to see the space itself, a gorgeous, cavernous, rose-oil-scented stunner chock-full of owner and designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee's collection of chandeli…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Dhaka

Jatra

Charming folk handicrafts and clothes with a funky modern twist. You'll find the best brightly painted toy rickshaws here, and if you've time to order in advance you can even get yourself inserted into your own luri…