Must-see shopping in Ulaanbaatar

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    Naran Tuul Market

    Also known as the Black Market (Khar Zakh), this is a must-see spot for those wanting to pick up traditional Mongolian clothing, carpets, horse-riding…

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    State Department Store

    Established in 1921, the State Department Store, known as ikh delguur (big shop), is a local institution and virtually a tourist attraction in itself…

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    Mary & Martha Mongolia

    Fair-trade shop selling handmade traditional handicrafts, felt products, clothing (including men's and children's), toys, jewellery and modern Kazakh wall…

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    Cycling World

    If you're looking to embark on a cycling trip around Mongolia then this is your place. It sells Trek mountain bikes, as well as a large range of…

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    Gobi Cashmere Factory Outlet

    Has slightly lower prices than the cashmere shops in the city centre, although much of it is last year’s stock. Next door is the flagship shop with a full…

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    Seven Summits

    Stocks German-made Vaude gear, GPS units, maps, stoves and gas, and travel books and accessories. It also hires outdoor gear, including tents, sleeping…

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    Cashmere House

    Excellent cashmere and wool garments can be purchased here, with all of Mongolia's big brands represented, including Gobi, Goyo, Altai and Blue Sky. It’s…

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    Set up by a Mongolian woman, this classy cosmetics store specialises in organic body products and accessories made using local products from sea buckthorn…

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    Mongolian Quilting Shop

    Sells handmade quilts produced by low-income families. The money earned here goes to the New Life NGO, which directly supports the women who produce the…

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    Tsagaan Alt Wool Shop

    This nonprofit store, which sends money directly back to the craftspeople, has all manner of wool products, including toys, clothes and artwork.

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    Hi-Fi Mega Store

    The definitive spot to pick up local, contemporary music, stocking anything from Mongolian indie bands to Top 40, as well as traditional CDs.

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    Books in English

    Sells and exchanges used books in English, including fiction, books on Mongolia and guidebooks.

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    Gobi Cashmere

    This downtown outlet of the iconic brand shows off the latest fashions in cashmere and wool.

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    Dunjingarav Market

    Just south of Naran Tuul is this similar market, but with the difference of being indoors and organised in a more orderly layout. It's less atmospheric …

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    Butchery by Rosewood

    Run by the team from nearby Rosewood is this small grocer that bakes its own rustic breads and sells fresh locally sourced meats. It also stocks other…

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    Amarbayasgalant Antique

    A quality shop for the serious buyer, it sells enormous Sutras, traditional headdresses, Buddhist statues and other rare items. Some of the items are…

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    This three-storey building is crammed with dozens of private dealers selling everything from flash drives to the latest laptops. It is located behind the…