HANDICRAFT SHOP IN HANOI
1. Craft Link:
Craft Link is a Vietnamese not-for-profit, Fair trade organization which helps traditional craft producers to revive their culture and improve their livelihoods through handicraft production and marketing.
Add: 43 – 51 Van Mieu Street, Hanoi
Tel: 3 733 6101
This boutique (whose name means "life" in Vietnamese) carries original designs offering a modern twist on classic Vietnamese styles. They are a bit on the pricey side, but the clothing is thoughtful and well-cut. Everything is a creation of established designer Valerie Gregori McKenzie, who first began designing in France and continued her trade in California. Her clothing and home collections are a mix of Vietnamese classical styles and a tropical boehmian chic look.
Add: 27 NhaTho Street.
Tel 3 928 8733
3. Thing of Substance
An excellent place to find original designs and all reasonably priced. The store has a lovely sense of humor, as evidenced by their motto: "Western sizes ? Vietnamese prices ?" and their small selection of souvenir T-shirts (Vietnam, One Party since 1975). Things of Substanace sells mostly womens' cotton and linen separates with a touch of eastern influence -- the type of clothing that is perfect for the hot weather and could transfer easily to an office setting. They also have a small handful of funky accessories, like canvas yoga bags embroidered with a big dragon or boho-style leather shoulder bags made of pigskin.
Add: 5 NhaTho, Hanoi.
Tel: 3928 5368
4. Hanoi Moment
A small selection of porcelain and lacquer flatware is sold in this smartly laid out store. Rather than leaving you to dig through assorted stacks of plates and bowls, Hanoi Moment displays a small selection of pieces arranged in eye-pleasing display areas.
Add: 101 Hang Gai Street.
Tel: 3928 7170
5. Velvet Underground
This store carries an adorable selection of cotton summer frocks for children. They also have a fine selection of quality bed linens and other household knickknacks. One of my favorite pieces is a bucket bag made of traditional embroidered silk encased in clear plastic -- a perefectly stylish (and original) beach bag.
Add: 09 XuanDieu Street.
Tel: 3716 4532
6. La Casa
Looking for a great gift or redecorating your flat? La Casa’s skilled artisans create unique furniture and homeware using local materials like wood, metal, ceramic and horn. Products mix Italian flair with Vietnamese design influences.
Items can also be custom-made to order.
Add: 15 Nha Chung or Syrena Towers at 51 XuanDieu Street
Tel: 3828 9616 / 3718 4084
HANDICRAFT SHOP IN HO CHI MINH CITY
1. Nga Art & Handicraft
Since 1988, Huong Nga Fine Arts has designed, manufactured and sold high quality products in Vietnam and around the world. They consistently uphold high standards of craftsmanship and provide pieces of unparalleled quality that blend innovative modern art with traditional styles.
Add: 41 Mac Thi Buoi Street, District 1, HCMC
Tel: 3823 8356
2. Saigon Craft
This shop offers wide selection of lacquer crafts and gifts
Add: 74 Dong Khoi Street, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: 3 829 5758
3. XQ Hand embroidery
Beautiful embroidered fabrics & paintings. Each of XQ silk hand embroidery artwork is not only born by embroidery technique, silk material or threads, but also made by memory and emotion of homeland - of history - love - friendship or childhood. All these things are carried into the artwork.
Add: 70B & 106 Le Loi Street, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: 3 827 7305 or 3 822 7724