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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


Stocks silk clothes and weavings from Xieng Khuang Province, plus some bed and cushion covers in striking Hmong-inspired designs.
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…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Vientiane

Carterie du Laos

Recently relocated, this shop has a wide range of postcards, cards, posters and books, and a few small souvenirs.
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

Khampan Lao Handicraft

Khampan Lao Handicraft has textiles from the Sam Neua area, in the far northeast of Laos, at very reasonable prices and is worth a look.
Arts & Crafts in Vientiane

Mixay Boutique

One of the stores worth a visit along this busy drag is the upmarket Mixay Boutique; it stocks a veritable potpourri of textiles and handicrafts from around Laos.
Books in Vientiane

Monument Books

A great one-stop shop for glossy magazines and a tasteful range of modern classic novels, plus travel guides, thrillers, and lush pictorials on Laos.
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…
Market in Vientiane

Talat Sao

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