Stylish clothing, jewellery and accessories, with the added bonus of a funky cafe when you need a break from shopping. The homewares and bed linen are definitely worth a look.
A top spot for quirky ethnic-style gifts and excellent fair-trade coffee. There’s a great little cafe too, so you can choose your favourite Vietnamese java before you buy.
This market runs north–south through the Old Quarter along P Hang Ngang (P Hang Dao near Hoan Kiem Lake). Content-wise there is spillover from the area's shops, cheap clothing, souvenirs, street food and plenty of j…
Located near the southwest edge of West Lake at the intersection of P Duong Buoi and Lac Long Quan, this market sells live animals like chickens, ducks and pigs, but also features ornamental plants.
One of the biggest bookshops in town in a cluster of others, with English and French titles, international newspapers and magazines, and a good selection of titles on the history of Hanoi.
An oasis of classier Vietnamese souvenirs, including lacquerware and jewellery, amid the T-shirt overkill of nearby stores. Bamboo, stone and porcelain are also used to great effect.
Come here to browse for hip vintage clothes – it's mostly American but there are some Vietnamese items too, including local designers who have refashioned old fabrics.
On the northeast corner of P Hue and P Tran Xuan Soan, this is a good general-purpose market and excellent for local fabric if you plan to have clothes made.
Modern and chic updates of traditional lacquerware and silk. The ideal spot to pick up stylish cushion covers, linen and accessories.