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Top Choice Market in Luang Prabang

Handicraft Night Market

Every evening this tourist-oriented but highly appealing market assembles along Th Sisavangvong and is deservedly one of Luang Prabang’s biggest tourist lures. Low-lit, quiet and devoid of hard selling, it has myria…
Top Choice Cosmetics in Vientiane

T'Shop Lai Gallery

Vientiane's finest shop. Imagine a melange of aromas: coconut, aloe vera, honey, frangipani and magnolia, all of them emanating from body oils, soaps, sprays, perfumes and lip balms, plus bangles, prints, fountain p…
Top Choice Clothing in Luang Prabang

Queen Design Lao

This stylish Aussie-run boutique has a choice selection of hand-woven linen, silk and cotton dresses, chemises, skirts, and beach shawls made by Chris Boyle, a renowned designer in Oz. Most are one-off pieces. As we…
Arts & Crafts in Vientiane

Carol Cassidy Lao Textiles

Lao Textiles sells high-end contemporary, original-design fabrics inspired by generations-old Lao weaving patterns, motifs and techniques. The American designer, Carol Cassidy, employs Lao weavers who work out the b…
Arts & Crafts in Vientiane

Indochina Handicrafts

Vientiane's version of the Old Curiosity Shop, this enchanting den of Buddha statuary sells antique Ho Chi Minh and Mao busts, Russian wristwatches, communist memorabilia, Matchbox cars, medals, snuff boxes and vint…
Arts & Crafts in Vientiane

Camacrafts

Stocks silk clothes and weavings from Xieng Khuang Province, plus some bed and cushion covers in striking Hmong-inspired designs. All of the shop's Fairtrade products come from the artisan communities it supports in…
Clothing in Luang Prabang

Ock Pop Tok Boutique

Ock Pop Tok works with a wide range of different tribes to preserve their handicraft traditions. Fine silk and cotton scarves, chemises, dresses, wall hangings and cushion covers make perfect presents. Weaving cours…
Arts & Crafts in Luang Prabang

Kopnoi

Kopnoi sells stunning handicrafts from ethnic-minority craftsmen; Akha bracelets, silk pashminas, fine jewellery, packaged spices and teas, and local art. If you're 'shopped out' by the night market, this is a restf…
Arts & Crafts in Vientiane

Saoban

This small shop works with over 300 artisans in 14 communities across 10 provinces of Laos, selling everything from hand-woven silk textiles to bamboo baskets and silver jewellery. There are nice descriptions of whe…
Art in Luang Prabang

Big Tree Gallery

Photographer and film-maker Adri Berger's compositions of rural Laos capture that honeyed afternoon light like no one else. His ochre-walled gallery-cum-restaurant is in a breezy wooden house with a delightful palm-…