This market runs north to south through the Old Quarter, from P Hang Giay to P Hang Dao. Content-wise it’s something of a spillover for the area’s shops, but at least the streets are closed to traffic. Watch out for…
Run by resident artist Mai, this is a good place to learn more about Vietnamese art before making a purchase.
An elegant emporium with stylish furniture, gorgeous curtains and cushions made from Vietnamese fabrics. Also has very high-quality basketry, lacquerware and gifts.
Tailored fashions and some off-the-rack items at moderate prices. The staff are professional and speak decent English.
Stunning, very unusual designer jewellery, including many delicate necklaces, which make special gifts.
A not-for-profit organisation near the Temple of Literature that sells quality tribal handicrafts and weavings at fair trade prices.
Stocks over 10,000 new and used English-language books. There’s plenty of fiction and it’s good on South Asian history and politics.
One of the biggest bookshops in town with English and French titles, international newspapers and magazines, and a good selection of titles on the history of Hanoi.
Beautiful quilts handcrafted by rural women working in a not-for-profit community development program.
Modern and chic updates of traditional lacquerware and silk. The ideal spot to pick up stylish cushion covers, linen and accessories.