SHOPPING IN HOI AN

This is a town with a fantastic history. For instance, it was one of the biggest trading ports in the 17th century with the Chinese, Dutch, Portuguese, & Japanese all trading here. Hoi An has a colourful history, given its many invasions and their leftover influences on the town. It is from this interesting past that the resulting artistry here is so diverse. Therefore setting Hoi An apart from its neighbouring cities for buying quality, chất lượng, authentic souvenirs.

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Consequently, due lớn the constant flow of tourists in Hoi An, souvenirs are in high dem&. But the sheer amount of shops & souvenirs available can be overwhelming if you don’t know where lớn start. So in this guide, we’ve narrowed down where to lớn shop for the best Hoi An souvenirs, both for budget shoppers and those seeking a one-of-a-kind quality piece.

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Some Traditional Products:

Xu Dang Trong

Web – Address – 9 Nguyen Thai Học – Hours: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily

Named after the traditional Vietnamese plays featuring painted masks, this is the largest trang chủ and original trading centre of the Old Town. The shop puts on workshops for mask painting & lantern building. But it also sells all sorts of cultural, locally-made & unique khổng lồ Hoi An souvenirs for a reasonable price. Although more expensive than the mass-produced options in the markets.

Jade musical instruments, natural hygiene products, silk scarves, modern Swedish và tribal pottery, traditional masks, and more await the lucky shopper who gets to lớn take home an thành tựu. The siêu thị also puts on art exhibitions và has a beautiful coffe in the courtyard.

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Paint your own traditional Vietnamese mask at Xu Dang Trong in Hoi An’s Old Town. Photo: Hidden Hoi An

Lanterns

While lanterns can be purchased on just about any corner & every market in Hoi An, Lantern Alley (located on Nguyen Hue Street, lớn the left of Miss Ly Vietnamese Restaurant) is the most pleasing in terms of avoiding crowds & allowing a non-rushed, one-on-one interaction with the seller và reasonable prices for your iconic Hoi An souvenir.

The smaller selection, compared lớn larger lantern stores, makes the searching process less overwhelming. Bargaining is highly encouraged here as initial prices can be very high. The fabric and structure are good unique, và the lanterns break down for easy transportation và shipping. For an in-depth guide to lớn buying lanterns, check out our article here.

Leather: Custom or Pre-Made

Friendly Shoe Shop

Address – 18 Tran Phu Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. daily

Friendly is reputable for having 100% genuine leather. Their slogan is “No Like, No Pay,” a reassuring promise if you choose lớn have sầu a bag or shoes tailored. The prices are also reasonable, around 3,000,000 VND (130 USD) for a duffel bag & 1,200,000 VND (52 USD) for a small bag or purse. So if you want a tailored leather bag or shoes, bring in any pholớn or thiết kế, and the staff will negotiate a price with you. The company has three locations situated cthất bại together in the Old Town district.

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A handmade leather bag on sale at Friendly Leather Shop in Hoi An. Phokhổng lồ AgnuushBuffalo Leather

Address – 22 Tran PhuHours: 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. daily

Buffalo Leather Shop offers a wide selection of belts, jackets, bags, & shoes. in addition, the sellers are patient và helpful. They will custom-make an identical copy of any leather thành công you choose from a photo—in just one day. Not to lớn mention, the price is a quarter of what you might find back trang chính for the same, if not better quality và durability.

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Leather shoes and bags for sale at Buffalo Leather, 22 Tran Phu, Hoi An. Photo: Agnuush

Silk: Custom or premade

Hoi An Silk Village

Web – Address – Nguyen Tat Thanh khô – Hours: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily

The Silk Village is a unique opportunity khổng lồ witness and learn about the production of silk making. Although their primary purpose is lớn take visitors on tours through the step-by-step process, they also have a colourful, reputable và luxurious gift siêu thị filled with authentic, locally-made goods straight from the factory. The prices are relatively high, but customers can ensure that their purchased goods, be it tailored or premade, are high-chất lượng and long-lasting. Read more about the tours và gift siêu thị in our dedicated Silk Village article here.

BeBe Tailor

Web – Address – 11 Hoang Dieu (Bebe 1) Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

BeBe Tailor specialises in custom-tailored silk và cashmere products. We visited BeBe 1, the largest of the three stores in the Old Town, which had a large selection of fabrics và styles. The staff is welcoming, guiding you through the production process, & is only too happy lớn adjust khổng lồ your designs và interests. High-quality materials are sourced locally for your bespoke attire. BeBe Tailor has a svào customer service focus—you are guaranteed lớn leave their shop 100% happy with your purchase. Read our article about their custom Ao Dai.

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The shopfront of Bebe tailor siêu thị 1 in Hoi An

Boutiques

aN Store

Web – Address – 54 Duong Phan Boi Chau – Hours: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily

aN also displays a simple design but with a Japanese twist. Although the designer is Vietnamese, he is inspired and influenced by traditional Japanese styles. He also sells hand-stitched leather bags. His chất lượng fusion fashion ensures that you won’t find his style anywhere else. Thus making it the perfect place khổng lồ shop for a unique Hoi An souvenir. Through the dimly lit store và the courtyard lies Tadioto, a popular Japanese restaurant and whiskey bar.

Le Mi

Address – 107 Tran Cao Van – Hours: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily

Le Mi is a favourite boutique for those who value simplistic thiết kế, linen, & locally-made goods. The owner is frequently on-site, which is rare in the case of boutiques. She is has a genuine interest in making a connection with her customers, as she is in selling her items. She designs both the men & women’s clothing và has two Vietnamese tailors that mô tả her vision & are very skilled in their work. You can get any of her designs specially tailored in any colour of your choice.

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Wonderful attention lớn detail found in the clothing at Hoi An’s Le Mi store. Photo: Chamomile Diddell

Jewellery: Silver, Crystals, và Unique Designs

Cotic Art Gallery

Address – 60 Nguyen Tnhì Hoc – Hours: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Cotic Art Gallery is not only enjoyed by art lovers but also by jewellery seekers. Located in the back of their store are tables decorated with quality, handcrafted brass-like jewellery with varied crystals and designs on them. The sales ladies are traditionally dressed, ready lớn serve sầu you tea as you browse the selection or relax in the courtyard, và there’s no pressure on customers lớn buy, you can take your time choosing.

Gemstones Art Museum (GAM)

Web – Address – 130 Nguyen Thai Hoc – Hours: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily

GAM is a must-see, regardless of what is on the shopping danh mục. The museum showcases breathtaking, massive gem clusters in its most natural state. Accompanying the two-story gallery is a cocktail bar, then followed by a high-security, shimmering “gift shop” catering to lớn high-over budgets. Here you can buy rings, bracelets, earrings, and necklaces, as well as handcrafted gemstone paintings. Anticipate high costs, but expect to lớn find some smaller pieces priced as low as 500,000 VND (23 USD).

Lac Viet

Web – Address – 23 Hoang Dieu – Hours: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily

Lac Viet is a custom-made jewellery store mostly known amongst expat locals but is growing in popularity around Hoi An’s silver enthusiasts. The prices are competitive, the staff is patient & helpful, the process is quiông chồng, and the options are extensive sầu. They use silver, gold, & diamonds to craft your igiảm giá khuyến mãi souvenir just in the back of their Hoi An shop, và it’s almost as if the workers are on display for the customers. If you bring a design (on paper or in your mind), the cửa hàng can have it made in just a couple of days.

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Metal heated to make custom jewellery at Lac Viet workcửa hàng. Photo: Agnuush

Art: Lacquer Paintings, Embroidery, Pottery, and More

March Gallery

Web – Address – 25 Duong Phan Boi Chau – Hours: 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

The March Gallery is an expat-owned gallery representing local, modern artists, both Vietnamese & foreign. The gallery offers a refreshing change from the famous traditional Vietnamese styles displayed in most other galleries. It holds a varied range of souvenirs here from earrings, necklaces, paintings, illustrations, scarves, và calendars of Hoi An. All of which can be purchased at the shop. Anyone interested in getting creative sầu during their travels can even find travel-form size watercolour kits and other mediums.

Art Space

Web – Address – 1 Psay đắm Hong Tnhì – Hours: 6:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. (Pizzeria open from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.)

Art Space is a creative collaboration between the luxury Anantara Hotel, the March Gallery, và the Precious Heritage Museum. The art (curated by Bridget March of the March Gallery) is original and varied with local and resident international artists. Paintings, etchings, photography, & tribal sculptures adorn the walls—& all the works are for sale. It’s here that you can find that unique high-end souvenir from Hoi An khổng lồ treasure baông chồng home page. The space also holds regular events including creative sầu writing classes, painting, and art & wine initiatives.

Art Space has a menu that is diverse and innovative sầu as the art it houses. The indoor space, home lớn the art, houses a large airy restaurant. The outdoor terrace area houses Hoi An’s only wood-fired pizza. The area provides covered street-side dining. When it does rain, you can still eat “al fresco.” Art Space is well-managed with excellent friendly staff & room khổng lồ move sầu.

Fine Arts Handicraft Workshop

Address – 41 Le Loi – Hours: 8 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. daily

Fine Arts Handicraft Workshop mixes tailoring with visual art. It is a quality site because the gallery not only displays the embroidered art, but the artisans work diligently in the centre of the gallery so that you can watch. The intricate detail can raise a large image khổng lồ an understandably high price, but this Hoi An gallery also sells smaller images for 800,000 VND (35 USD), which are still very impressive souvenirs.

Nam Tran

Address – 124 Tran Cao Van – Hours: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily

Nam Tran offers a wide selection of antiques và modern ceramics scattered throughout the store with no apparent organisation. The tìm kiếm for the perfect tòa tháp is exciting, lượt thích a treasure hunt, và you’re sure khổng lồ leave sầu with a piece or mix that fits any collection baông chồng home page. There are no mix prices, so it’s a wonderful opportunity lớn bargain with the sales lady, who is quite reasonable. She even has a pile of vintage pottery for under đôi mươi,000 VND (.85 USD).

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Piles of pottery including some antique Cmê man pieces found at Nam Tran Shop in Hoi An. Photo: Chamomile Diddell

Coffee, Tea, & Chocolate 

Hoa Champage authority Coffee and Tea

Web – Address –  43 Phan Chau Trinc – Hours: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily

Hoa Champa imports all their coffee and delicate chocolates from Da Lat. Their tea comes from various regions of Vietnam giới, with the most famous being the green tea from the North. The workers are all helpful, allowing you lớn take in a whiff of each product. The shop sells local chocolate other than Marou for those chocolate lovers who want something new.

A one-stop shop for those looking for a coffee filter or tea mix to lớn accompany their aromatic goods. They sell weasel coffee here, for those who want a chất lượng souvenir while shopping in Hoi An. Teas are paired with dried herbs like ginger, & flowers, such as chrysanthemum and rose. The health benefits of each tea clearly displayed on the walls.

Cocobana Tea Rooms and Garden

Address – 16 Nguyen Tnhì Hoc – Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Closed on Mondays)

Cocobamãng cầu – a quiet, serene place, hidden in the outskirts of the Old Town, far from the daytime hustle and bustle. It’s an authentic experience to lớn enjoy tea tasting here and an excellent opportunity to lớn taste the hàng hóa before you purchase it. The owner has travelled all over Vietphái mạnh sampling teas & ensures that the shop’s customers are not disappointed. Various brands và herbal teas, decorated in smiling faces, line the walls. The siêu thị also sells a quality chocolate brvà.

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The shop display at Cocobana Tea Room & Garden. Photo: Chamomile Diddell

Charitable Souvenirs in Hoi An

Villagecraft Planet

Web – Address –  59 Duong Phan Bai Chau – Hours: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily

Villagecraft Planet is a store dedicated to lớn supporting the hill tribes of Vietnam giới. They purchase their beautifully designed textiles và transkhung them inlớn modern souvenirs lượt thích pillowcases, scarves, and toddler’s clothes.

Reaching Out Arts and Crafts

Web – Address – 103 Nguyen Tnhì Hoc – Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Even if you don’t drink tea but want lớn support a good cause, Reaching Out Tea House in Hoi An’s Old Town sells all sorts of souvenirs, from tea sets to jewellery, clothes, journals, and more. The proceeds go to people with disabilities. Their khẩu hiệu “Gifts that give sầu twice,” shows this organisation gives back khổng lồ the disabled community và also supports fair-trade, sustainable & locally owned products too.

Hidden Hint: The exterior of this building is stunning & worth standing outside for a post-purchase photograph.

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Reaching Out’s shop in Hoi An is based in a beautiful old building which was once a soapmakers siêu thị. Photo: Hidden Hoi AnPrecious Heritage Art Gallery Museum

Address – 26 Duong Phan Boi Chau – Hours: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily

Resident French photographer Réhahn created the Precious Heritage Art Gallery Museum. It is arguably one of the greathử nghiệm collections of Vietnamese culture in the whole country, with brilliant portrait photographs và traditional costumes from the remaining tribes.

To ensure the preservation of these cultures, Rehanh established the “Giving Back” program, in which his proceeds help sustain these tribes. Postcards of the photographs are the cheapest route for a souvenir of Hoi An lớn send to lớn friends and family during your travels or frame for personal home decoration. He also has a gallery in the centre of the Old Town, where he sells large-scale original prints for a heftier price. Read more about the gallery in our article here.

Workshops

There’s no better way to lớn remember an experience than with a souvenir, and there’s no better souvenir to lớn rethành viên than an experience where you actually create your own while in Hoi An. Thankfully, Hoi An is very conscious of this, và a collection of artisans from all artistries are ready lớn nói qua their skills with you khổng lồ create the most memorable souvenir.

The most commonly booked workshops involve sầu building traditional bamboo và silk lanterns, which you can read about here as Hidden’s already narrowed down the best lantern workshops for your time và money. Hoi An also offers workshops including pottery, bamboo & wood sculpting, leathercraft, Vietnamese masks, painting, sedge mat making, & photography.

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Watching a craftsman at work in Hoi An. Photo: Hidden Hoi An

Hidden’s Thoughts

This artisan thành phố is not only inspiring to lớn the creative mind but unforgettable. The glowing lanterns & locals are sure khổng lồ make this trip one you’ll never want lớn forget. We at Hidden know that the perfect souvenir can go a long way lớn capturing those memories of Hoi An forever.

Whatever your budget, our guide makes it possible for you to take trang chủ a chất lượng memoir of your time here in beautiful Hoi An, while having fun doing it. Using our guide, explore the shops và galleries of Hoi An a little further, indulge in a worksiêu thị, stop for a drink or bite khổng lồ eat, & enjoy your time hunting down those perfect souvenirs.