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Top Choice Cosmetics in Nha Trang

Lemongrass House

A terrific little branch of a brand selling wonderful face creams (270,000d), masks, hair products, essential oils and some teas. The products are sourced from natural ingredients and made in small batches in Thaila…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Quy Nhon

Nguyen Nga Centre

An excellent centre selling crafts created by people with disabilities and special needs. All the items – silk scarves, bookmarks, hand-painted cards and clothing are beautifully made. Impromptu musical performances…
Top Choice Souvenirs in Hoi An

Reaching Out

Excellent fair-trade gift shop that stocks good-quality silk scarves, clothes, jewellery, hand-painted Vietnamese hats, handmade toys and teddy bears. The shop employs and supports artisans with disabilities, and st…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Hoi An

Villagecraft Planet

Shop here for interesting homewares and fashion, often using natural hemp and indigo, and crafted incorporating fair trade practices by the Hmong, Black Thai and Lolo ethnic minority people in the north of Vietnam.
Market in Ho Chi Minh City

Ben Thanh Market

Centrally located, Ben Thanh and its surrounding streets comprise one of HCMC's liveliest areas. Everything that’s commonly eaten, worn or used by the Saigonese is piled high, and souvenir items can be found in equa…
Arts & Crafts in Sapa

Indigo Cat

This Hmong-owned handicrafts shop offers a wonderful selection of interesting local crafts, including bags, clothing, pillows and belts. Many items have hip design touches unique to the store and the set-price label…
Clothing in Ho Chi Minh City

Chung Cu 42 Ton That Thiep

Come for the apartment building partially converted into cool boutique shops, and linger for the young, social-media savvy fashion labels that produce stylish (but affordable) clothing. There is a sense that HCMC's …
Arts & Crafts in Sapa

Hemp & Embroidery

A superfriendly shop owned by a charming Hmong lady, selling gorgeous textiles all made in the Sapa area. There are some divine bedspreads and cushion covers to browse through and the sales pitch is distinctly low-k…
Art in Ho Chi Minh City

3A Alternative Art Area

Street art, galleries, interesting homeware shops and a growing range of hip cafes and bars make this an essential destination if you're keen to understand how Saigon is evolving. At weekends it's a popular location…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Ho Chi Minh City

Saigon Kitsch

This colourful French-run shop specialises in reproduction propaganda items, emblazoning its revolutionary motifs on coffee mugs, coasters, jigsaws and T-shirts. Also cool laptop and tablet covers fashioned from rec…