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Kuang Chin Sheng Paper Umbrella

This shop spread over five rooms in a Hakka courtyard house is the Louis Vuitton of Taiwanese oil paper umbrellas. It was founded during Japanese rule and appeared on the cover of an American magazine in 1976 (there…
Books in Kaohsiung

Takao Books

A delightful bookstore strong in the arts and humanities that has photography titles in English and CDs of music and poetry by Taiwan singer-songwriters. The cafe upstairs is where literary and music events are held…
Department Store in Tainan

Hayashi Department Store

The reopened Hayashi Department Store sells fashion, stationery and homewares created by Taiwanese designers, as well as beautifully packaged Taiwanese produce. The top floor offers aerial views of neighbouring Land…
Arts & Crafts in Pingtung County

Mudan Art Shop

You'll find a nicely curated selection of ethnic garments, accessories and home products from Taiwan and Asia at this shop run by an indigenous-Taiwanese family. Opening hours are random, but the owner, Madam Shao (…
Souvenirs in Kaohsiung

Bandon Stationery Store

Who says stationery is obsolete? All kinds of stationery a kid has ever dreamed of owning are sold here, including retro items you or your parents may have used as kids. The shop is perpetually crammed with excited …
Vintage in Kaohsiung

Lulu the Dimpled Cat

A deliciously musty two-storey vintage shop selling beaded handbags, old books and other paraphernalia. There was a tiny exhibition of Japanese-era costumes on the 2nd floor at the time of research. Lulu is across t…
Arts & Crafts in Tainan

Tainan Kuang Tsai Embroidery Shop

Mr Lin, one of the last remaining embroidery masters in Tainan, has been working at his craft for more than 50 years and now he and his daughter have taken the craft to a new, modern level. All his pieces have the l…
Jewellery in Sandimen

Shatao Dance & Glass Art Studio

Run by a Paiwan dancer, this glass and dance studio with an adjoining shop allows you to purchase accessories created with Paiwan glass beads arranged in a mix of styles. You can also try making your own beads. They…
Arts & Crafts in Sandimen

Zhu Zhen Ting Art Studio

A small studio operated by Paiwan artist Cho Jinhua (周錦花) from her home. Cho paints, engraves and decorates leather with glass beads and embroidery and turns them into purses, belts and home accessories. The worksho…
Books in Kaohsiung

Ham Books

Sister of Ham Gallery at Pier-2, this independent bookshop specialises in titles on art and design, some in English, as well as comics. From Kaohsiung Main Station, walk along Jiuru 2nd Rd for 15 minutes. Buses 33, …