East of the centre, this is also known as the Black Market (Khar Zakh), but it’s not the sort of place where you go to change money illegally and smuggle goods – though this certainly happens.A covered area has a de…
Fair-trade shop selling handicrafts, felt products and modern Kazakh wall hangings. Has some innovative little products like computer bags and mobile-phone cases made with traditional designs. It's a couple of doors…
For maps try this shop near the Elba Electronics shop, although the stock is starting to age.
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 Canon Showroom, which also has a computer shop.
This downtown outlet of the iconic brand shows off the latest fashions in cashmere and wool.
An enormous, nontouristy showroom of silver cups, belt buckles and jewellery. The basement has some of the best traditional silverwork.
Excellent cashmere garments can be purchased here. It’s opposite the Russian embassy.
Has slightly lower prices than the cashmere shops in the city centre, although much of it is last year’s stock. It’s in the industrial suburbs and hard to find on your own. If you take a taxi, have your hotel write …
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 quilts.
This shop produces custom-made dels and other traditional Mongolian outfits. A custom-made silk del will cost around T280,000.