Local Crafts: Want to buy clothes, get theme here

You will see alot of shops selling silk within Old Quarter, apart from silk, the shops sell other things too, like handicraft, lacquer ware etc. Those shops are targetted at the pockets of tourists.

In contrast, N Silk sells one and only item - clothings. The quality of silk is good. And the price I was quoted is much lesser than other shops, in fact, it was what I paid in the end. Save your effort of trying to bargain for 50% of the quoted price like in other shops.

Hotels in Hanoi

A humble shopfront with a friendly and honest shopowner, Hoa (she calls herself Flower too) who speaks good English. She is only in the shop from 830am-7pm, from 7pm -9pm it will her dad manning the shop.

When I was at the shop, I met a lady from UK who said she visited this shop 3 years ago and is here again. I saw her paying Hoa hundred of Euros to tailor make 2 tops and 2 bottoms.

This is definitely a shop I will visit again.

What to buy: Silk Clothing, ethnic flavoured clothings.

What to pay: I bought two tops for 100,000VND each and 200,000VND for a silk jacket.

Where to stay

Hanoi Victory hotel is your best choice. Hanoi Victory Hotel is one of the greatest three stars hotels in Hanoi which is hightly  appreciated for the comfort and luxury. If you are going to Hanoi Vietnam in order to find out about Hanoi beauty, culture values,  or simply want to have a happy and useful Hanoi tour – Welcome to Hanoi Victory hotel, the best hotel in hanoi, where you can rest most comfortably with perfect services.


Address: 3 Hang Quat street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Tel: + 84 4 3938 2666
Website: http://www.hanoivictoryhotel.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/victoryhotelhanoi
Blog: http://www.hanoivictoryhotel.blogspot.com
Google map: Hanoi Victory Hotel - hotel in hanoi

Dong Xuan Market, a busy trade center in Hanoi

The renowned Dong Xuan Market in downtown Hanoi has long been a favorite, a busy trade center that attracted buyers from many other places ...

Hang Da market

An eclectic array of stalls fills the three-storey Hang Da market located in the heart of Hanoi’s central business district. Smaller than Dong...

Trang Tien Plaza

This is Trang Tien Plaza. Located just across from Hoan Kiem Lake (on the south eastern corner), it's one of the more 'flashy' shopping places in...

The Book Street

Trang Tien street at the lower end of Ho Hoan Kiem is the best place in Hanoi to purchase books. There are several bookstores that sell English...

General Shopping Tips

Vietnam has every shopping scene that can match popular names such as SoHo in Manhattan, Kensington Market in Toronto, Chapel Street in Melbourne...

Supermarkets and Retailers

The retail market in Vietnam can be roughly divided into six types of modern distribution with specific characteristics, including hypermarkets,...