Top 10 Best Places For Shopping in Hanoi Old Quarter

The best shopping in Hanoi Old Quarter can be found along narrow alleyways close to Hoan Kiem Lake, where you can find retailers that have managed to retain their particular trades for generations. Street markets and roadside vendors are also plentiful in this atmospheric area, attracting travelers looking to experience the local lifestyle and enjoy authentic Vietnamese dishes during their holiday in Hanoi. Bartering is normal here and, as with all busy markets, be aware of your belongings.

As the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi also has plenty of modern boutiques and art galleries housing breathtaking paintings, photographs and sculptures by renowned artists from across the country. Whether you’re looking to purchase a cheap conical hat or splurge on a valuable artwork, our list of great places to shop in Hanoi Old Quarter caters to just about any budget level.
1. Hang Gai Street (Silk Street)

Opening Hours: Daily 09.00 am – 20.00 pm

Location: Hang Gai Street, Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
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Hang Gai Street is one of the most frequently visited areas in Old Quarter and is great for picking up some high quality, fashionable silk items, such as dresses and home furnishings, as well as other fashion items. Also known as Silk Street, the entirety of this busy 300-meter-long street is lined with boutiques and fashion stores offering professorial tailoring services. Squeezed in between the high profile boutiques are narrow souvenir shops selling far cheaper – and lower quality – items, as well as a few excellent art galleries.
2. Hanoi Weekend Night Market
Opening Hours: Fri – Sun 19.00 pm – 23.00 pm

Address: Hang Dao Street, Old Quarter, Hanoi
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Ever since the Hanoi Old Quarter became pedestrian streets from Friday to Sunday, tourists have the perfect opportunity to go shopping for a very cheap price at the night market.  Along with the local on the streets, you will find yourself surrounded by clothes stores (Shirts, T-Shirts) and accessory shops (glasses, caps)  and even food vendors. Cultural performances may occur during your travel in the night market, so it is a plus for doing shopping there. Overall, if you are budget tourists, you may want to venture around this destination.

3. Dong Xuan Market

Opening Hours: Daily 06.00 am – 19.00 pm

Address: Dong Xuan Street, Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

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Dong Xuan Market is the largest market in Hanoi and has a wide array of products for sale over four floors. Located on the northern edge of the Old Quarter, it is an imposing Soviet-style building, surrounded on all sides by merchant shops and stalls. It is a rough-and-ready type of market, especially in the ground floor wet market area.

However, the upstairs section is where you can find cheaply printed tees, bolts of fabric and luggage sold at wholesale prices. It is quite an experience, even if you only leave with a pair of cheap sunglasses and a Vietnamese conical hat. 
4. Hang Bac Street (Silver Street) 

Opening Hours: Daily 09.00 am - 21.00 pm

Address: Hang Bac Street, Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

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Hang Bac Street has been synonymous with jewelry (‘bac’ means silver in Vietnamese, after all) for hundreds of years, and this small, atmospheric street still retains many small outlets of jewelers selling rings, necklaces and many types of inexpensive fashion pieces. There isn’t one particular shop to check out; instead, take a wander from one end to the other and check out the jewelers, handicrafts and propaganda poster shops that are dotted along the street. To reach Hang Bac, start from the Water Puppet Theatre on the northern side of Hoan Kiem Lake and walk up Hang Be Street until you come to a T-junction.

5. Hang Dao Street

Opening Hours: Daily 09.00 am – 20.00 pm

Address: Hang Dau Street, Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

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Hang Dao Street is quite unbelievable at first glance because of the sheer amount of shops selling (almost) just one thing: shoes! There are hundreds of shoe-sellers lining the street and, while larger western men may not find much to fit, there is plenty of choice in ladies shoes. Most of the footwear consists of brand names made at Vietnamese factories that have been rejected as seconds, making them a great purchase with usually only a small imperfection. There are also plenty of retailers selling fake reproduction bags, especially where Hang Dau Street meets Lo Su Street in the Old Quarter. 

6. Khaisilk Boutique Hanoi 

Opening Hours: Daily 09.00 am – 21.00 pm

Address: 113 Hang Gai Street, Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

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Khaisilk Boutique Hanoi is Vietnam’s largest silk retailer, offering a vast collection of high-quality silk as well as tailor-made clothing and accessories. Set along Hang Gai Street, you can opt for a traditional Vietnamese outfit or bring a design of your favorite suit or dress and have it tailored within 24 hours. If you’re pressed for time, the store also offers several ready-to-wear pieces, as well as silk ties, bags, shoes, and belts. Due to its popularity, Khaisilk Boutique also has several branches in Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City.

7.  Royal Silk Hanoi

Opening Hours: Daily 09.00 am – 21.00 pm

Address: 59 Hang Trong, Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

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Royal Silk Hanoi is a locally owned establishment in Old Quarter, where travelers can purchase clothing made from high-quality natural silk and cotton at reasonable prices. Open daily, the store houses an assortment of shirts, dresses, scarves, and sundresses, but you can also opt for a tailor-made outfit if you’re staying in Hanoi for a couple of days. Daisy, the owner of Royal Silk Hanoi, is very friendly, fluent in English and can easily customize your design according to your style and preference. 
8. Ajisai Hanoi 

Opening Hours: Daily 09.00 am – 21.00 pm

Address: 12 Nha Tho Street, Hang Trong Ward, Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

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Ajisai Hanoi offers travelers a wide range of local souvenirs that would make ideal gifts for loved ones back home. Occupying a three-storey building along Nha Tho Street, standout items at this quaint retail outlet include silk-embroidered bags, handwoven wall, and Nguyen ceramic products. Ajisai Hanoi also stocks local foodstuff such as cashew nut cookies, wines, Vietnamese coffee, and tea, as well as dried seeds and fruit jams. Unlike most shops in Hanoi, you can take your time browsing through the souvenirs as the staff here are very patient and helpful.
9. Thang Long Art Gallery 
Opening Hours: Daily 09.00 am – 21.00 pm

Address: 41, Hang Gai Street, Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

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Thang Long Art Gallery, founded in 1996, is a family-run venue that features breathtaking paintings by talented artists across Vietnam. Set within a two-storey colonial building, there’s also an exhibition of propaganda posters depicting war, peace, industry, agriculture and Vietnamese culture, most of which date back to the 1970s. Located along Hang Gai Street, Thang Long Art Gallery is a 15-minute walk from Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple in Old Quarter.
10. Art Vietnam Gallery

Opening Hours: Open by Appointment

Address: 2, Alley 66, Yen Lac Street, Old Quarter, Hanoi

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Art Vietnam Gallery was founded by Suzanne Lecht in 2002, where you can find a collection of contemporary paintings, sculptures and photographs by established local and international artists in Hanoi. Set along Yen Lac Street, this art gallery is only open by appointment, but you’ll get to enjoy a tour by Suzanne herself, who’s more than happy to share stories of each artist and how their pieces came to be.