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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

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…
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…
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…
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 fabric ornaments. Many of the products are made in the affiliated Houey Hong Vocational Tra…
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…
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…
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…