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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…
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

Kanchana Boutique

This shop carries what is possibly the most upscale selection of Lao silk in town (the most expensive designs, some of which sell for several thousand US dollars, are kept in an adjacent room). The friendly owners c…
Market in Vientiane

Talat Sao

A once-memorable Vientiane shopping experience has sadly undergone a facelift; two-thirds of its world of stalls selling opium pipes, jewellery and traditional antiques have been ripped down and replaced with a eunu…
Arts & Crafts in Vientiane

True Colour

This store sells a wide spectrum of hand-spun silk shawls and wall hangings, as well as vividly coloured Hmong handbags and pincushions. All products are made in the affiliated Houey Hong Vocational Training Center …
Wine in Vientiane

Vins de France

Vins de France (the sign says 'Baràvin') is one of the better French wine cellars in Southeast Asia. Even if you don't like wine, it's worth popping in for a look at a place so completely out of character with its s…
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…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Vientiane

Satri Lao

Set across three fragrant floors, this Aladdin's cave of an emporium hawks high-quality jewellery, Hmong handbags, pillowcases, chemises, Tintin lacquer paintings, Buddha statuary and a whole lot more. It's expensiv…
Arts & Crafts in Vientiane

Dee Traditional Antique Textiles

It might not look much from the outside but within this chilled shop, stuffed from floor to ceiling with an array of fine silk scarves and Akha tapestries, there are great bargains to be found. The best-value qualit…
Market in Vientiane

Night Market

Vientiane's night market lights up the riverfront with a selection of stalls hawking handicrafts and T-shirts. It's not quite the atmosphere of Luang Prabang's, but nonetheless a good place to browse and hone your h…