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    N Silk: Tailor Made Clothing

    by cafank Written Nov 17, 2008

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    I had my travel blouses and shirts made here - and purchased some trousers and other clothing' ( silk pj's and wraps).

    I didn't have high-end stuff made - just cotton travel wear - and it was great. Made to measure (a real necessity for me) and was back to me in no time.

    There was a good selection of fabric and the ladies were very helpful. Lots of bargaining - items were all in the $10 - 15 range in the end.

    Of course the staff will recommend lots of other shops (my cousin...my brother etc) and I did look at a few other things but if the hassling got too bad they listened and left me alone.

    What to buy: All clothing can be made from cheap to high-end.

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    Various: Shoppers Paradise

    by chizz Updated Jun 25, 2008

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    Hanoi and the rest of Vietnam has so much stuff to buy!!! You can get copies of many of the travel guides for a few dollars (check the print standard though before buying!) and there are many shops selling imitation bags such as Crumpler, North Face, etc. Conical hats are everywhere and can be bought for 1 dollar, silk sleeping sheets are popular with travellers as well as the usual souvenirs such as t'shirts, fridge magnets, hats, etc, etc - I could go on forever....An unusual gift could be a bottle of snake wine complete with snake inside, although I'm not sure what Customs would say to this! Also sweets from the Mekong Delta area are great such as coconut candy, rice paper sweets, etc.

    What to pay: Remember to bargain, but not too hard!!!

    Snake and scorpion wine anyone?

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  • Nguyen Long: Camera repair

    by julixjoy Written Jun 14, 2008

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    The lens of my digital camera had become very dirty inside (beneath the outer surface). The friendly people at this shop cleaned the camera the day I brought it in in just a few hours and did an excellent job.

    What to buy: Cameras, repairs

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    Song: Beautiful Designer Clothing

    by Etoile2B Written Jan 29, 2008

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    If you’re looking for a great designer working out of Hanoi check out Song. Located in the Old District across the street from St. Joseph’s Cathedral, this boutique offers original clothing designs from an Australian designer. Pieces vary in price, I bought a hand-embroidered linen shirt for $75 US. Now, that’s pretty expensive for clothing in Vietnam, but compared to designers in the US and Europe it’s pretty good. And the clothing is well-made and unique. Check it out.

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    Hanoi Gallery: Communist Propaganda

    by Etoile2B Written Dec 13, 2007

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    If you’re looking for original Communist propaganda posters check out the Hanoi Gallery. They have shops in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and the collection varies from store to store. Although, we saw a piece we liked in Hanoi and passed it up but after looking at the collection in Saigon they offered to deliver the piece we liked from Hanoi down to the Saigon store. Replicas are also available at inexpensive prices, but if you’re looking for hand painted originals expect to spend a little dough. Their collection was far better than any other “propaganda seller” we saw.

    What to buy: Original Communist Propaganda posters as well as replicas.

    What to pay: Originals start at about $300 US on up.

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    Emerald Silk: BEST PLACE TO BUY VIETNAMESE SILK

    by NeverGrowOld Written Jul 13, 2007

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    If you have time, I will suggest you to go to Van Phuc Village (Ha Dong). That is "silk village" and there is no any better place to buy silk. However, it takes you at least half day, to go there and shopping around. If you don't have that much time, go to Emerald Silk (9 Bao Khanh Street, right in the center of Hanoi). Believe me. I have gone around but could not find any better shop like that: same products, but always cheaper. They never overcharge. Good huh?!

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    First Choice: Hanoi shopping

    by steven1117 Written Jun 10, 2007

    Very small shop.
    Friendly salesperson (Dong), good English.
    Inexpensive, not great stuff, but a few really good items.

    What to buy: I got a nice medium sized suitcase, a microfibre full length lined sports coat, a pair of jeans, and a collared shirt for about 150 USD.

    What to pay: see above.

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    Thanh Van Silk: Silk

    by steven1117 Written Jun 10, 2007

    Mens' AND women's. Change the categories to include both, VT.
    I got good and friendly service here, quick alterations.

    What to buy: Silks, linens, suits, etc.

    What to pay: Linen suit jacket, 50 USD. Linen pants, 15-20 USD. Linen shirts, 12-15 USD.

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    Women's Museum Store: A fantastic memento

    by ellielou Written Aug 18, 2006

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    There is a small shop in the Women's Museum that sells, among other items, small paintings. The paintings are done by a young man who is deaf, and the giftshop is run by a woman who's also deaf. The painter and I 'talked' about where I was from, etc. by writing his small notebook. He was lovely, and it was a great interaction.

    I bought a small painting when I was there. I kept admiring it in my hotel room, and though, well, when I get it home, it'll look silly hung on the wall all by itself, I think I'll buy two more! So, off I went, back to the Women's Museum, this time with a friend I had met at the hotel in tow, and I was greated as a long lost friend.

    It was really sweet. They threw in a few extras after I bought my two additional paintings, and we posed for photos all around! Really, I couldn't have bought from nicer people!

    What to buy: In this case, the small women's heads are great paintings, and easy to pack and carry with you!

    What to pay: Around $6.

    the artist and his work the gang from the museum shop
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    Tien Dat: Handbag central

    by gypsysoul73 Written Jun 30, 2006

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    Hanoi has been touted as Handbag Central, and Tien Dat should be handbag central of Hanoi. There shop is literally exploding with handbags of all shapes, material, sizes, and color. Tien Dat specializes in beaded and emobroidered bags, as well as shoes and scarves.

    What to buy: bags, bags and more bags!

    What to pay: about $5-$20 depending on size of bag and how elaborate they are

    My friends outside Tien Dat

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    Song: Oh so lovely accessories!

    by gypsysoul73 Written Jun 29, 2006

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    Song is an upmarket fashion mecca offering exclusive and unique designs. As soon as you step into the doors of Song, you are transported to the uber-chic streets of Paris. If you are willing to spend more than a song on accessories, bags, and even houseware then you've come to one of the best boutiques in hanoi.

    What to buy: Don't forget to pick up a Luxe City Guide while you're there!

    Song

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    Ipa-Nima: Tall and tan and young and lovely...

    by gypsysoul73 Written Jun 29, 2006

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    Even if you aren't a shopper, you will be seduced by the countless chic boutiques in Hanoi, not unlike those in Paris. The favorite was the sought-after and uber-funky Ipa-Nima )whose main claim to fame are the handbags designed by Christina Yu.

    Make sure you go to their main shop in Hai Ba Trung!

    What to buy: Chic and trendy purses, shoes and accessories

    What to pay: at least $70 on a handbag

    Main branch on Ipa-Nima
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    Sen Viet: Tailor Made tops

    by gypsysoul73 Written Jun 29, 2006

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    I had 2 blouses made in Sen Viet which they delivered to my hotel the next day. I made the mistake of ordering it too late into my trip so I didn't leave any allowance for alterations. They did delivery promptly however one blouse was of the wrong color (white instead of the brown I ordered). I was so disappointed, but what can you do? The quality was good though.

    What to buy: Sen Viet specializes in quality hand-made clothes for men and women in a wide range of fabrics (cotton, silk and linen). They also do embroidery and beading.

    What to pay: I paid around $20 for each top.

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    Van Phuc Silk Village: Ao Zai & Silk

    by Applelyn Updated Apr 30, 2006

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    The villagers in this village have been weaving silk for generations and many locals goes to them for their Ao Zai and silk. It is relatively cheaper than in Hanoi given the same quality. You have to take a cab to this village as it is far from the City Centre(11km southwest). If you dont want to travel far, you can buy silk along Hang Gai, within the old quarters. Most shop keepers will ask for USD35 for a ready-made Ao Zai but you can bargain till USD15 to 20, depending on the quality of silk.

    What to buy: Ao Zai is the traditional Vietnamese costume. Thus buying it here will definitely be a plus. To test if it is geniue silk, take a strand from the material and burn it. If it smells like burnt hair, it is silk. But first you have to burn someone's hair to know the smell :P

    What to pay: USD 20 +/- USD5 will be a good guide.

    Ao Zai
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    Small shops in Old Quarters area: Art pieces - Original or Copy, Prints & Galleries

    by myspices Written Feb 9, 2006

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    Lots and lots of shops selling art pieces or prints in Old Quarters area. Every shop has its distinctivness. You can see the artists doing replicas and they are very good at it. You can either buy the framed pictures or have them unframed for easy carry as hand luggage. Usually when you bargain, have a price in mind, start with the bottom and slowly up the price. Sellers are polite and will somehow close a deal with you.

    What to buy: Art pieces - replicas or originals and prints

    What to pay: Unframed and framed ones do not differ much in price. Usually about USD25 a piece

    Artists at work Prints are also sold More expensive pieces shown in Art Galleries
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    • Arts and Culture

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