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, unique, authentic souvenirs.

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Consequently, due to the constant flow of tourists in Hoi An, souvenirs are in high demvà. But the sheer amount of shops và souvenirs available can be overwhelming if you don’t know where lớn start. So in this guide, we’ve sầu narrowed down where to cửa hàng for the best Hoi An souvenirs, both for budget shoppers & those seeking a one-of-a-kind chất lượng 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 chính and original trading centre of the Old Town. The cửa hàng puts on workshops for mask painting and lantern building. But it also sells all sorts of cultural, locally-made & quality to 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 take trang chính an tác phẩm. The shop also puts on art exhibitions & has a beautiful cà phê 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, to the left of Miss Ly Vietnamese Restaurant) is the most pleasing in terms of avoiding crowds và allowing a non-rushed, one-on-one interaction with the seller and reasonable prices for your iconic Hoi An souvenir.

The smaller selection, compared to larger lantern stores, makes the searching process less overwhelming. Bargaining is highly encouraged here as initial prices can be very high. The fabric và structure are good chất lượng, & the lanterns break down for easy transportation và shipping. For an in-depth guide to lớn buying lanterns, kiểm tra 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 khẩu hiệu is “No Like, No Pay,” a reassuring promise if you choose khổng lồ have sầu a bag or shoes tailored. The prices are also reasonable, around 3,000,000 VND (130 USD) for a duffel bag và 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 phokhổng lồ or kiến thiết, và the staff will negotiate a price with you. The company has three locations situated cchiến bại together in the Old Town district.

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A handmade leather bag on sale at Friendly Leather Shop in Hoi An. Pholớn 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 item you choose from a photo—in just one day. Not to mention, the price is a quarter of what you might find baông xã trang chủ for the same, if not better unique & durability.

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Leather shoes và 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 và learn about the production of silk making. Although their primary purpose is khổng lồ take visitors on tours through the step-by-step process, they also have sầu a colourful, reputable và luxurious gift cửa hàng 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-unique & long-lasting. Read more about the tours and gift cửa hàng 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 & styles. The staff is welcoming, guiding you through the production process, & is only too happy to lớn adjust lớn 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 to leave sầu their siêu thị 100% happy with your purchase. Read our article about their custom Ao Dai.

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The shopfront of Bebe tailor shop 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 và influenced by traditional Japanese styles. He also sells hand-stitched leather bags. His unique fusion fashion ensures that you won’t find his style anywhere else. Thus making it the perfect place lớn shop for a quality Hoi An souvenir. Through the dimly lit store và the courtyard lies Tadioto, a popular Japanese restaurant & 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 kiến thiết, linen, and 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 and women’s clothing and has two Vietnamese tailors that cốt truyện 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 to lớn detail found in the clothing at Hoi An’s Le Mi store. Photo: Chamomile Diddell

Jewellery: Silver, Crystals, & 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 baông xã of their store are tables decorated with unique, handcrafted brass-like jewellery with varied crystals and designs on them. The sales ladies are traditionally dressed, ready khổng lồ serve sầu you tea as you browse the selection or relax in the courtyard, và there’s no pressure on customers khổng lồ buy, you can take your time choosing.

Gemstones Art Museum (GAM)

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

GAM is a must-see, regardless of what is on the shopping các mục. The museum showcases breathtaking, massive sầu 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 khổng lồ high-kết thúc budgets. Here you can buy rings, bracelets, earrings, & 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 and helpful, the process is quick, & the options are extensive sầu. They use silver, gold, và diamonds to craft your ideal souvenir just in the bachồng of their Hoi An cửa hàng, and it’s almost as if the workers are on display for the customers. If you bring a thiết kế (on paper or in your mind), the cửa hàng can have sầu it made in just a couple of days.

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Metal heated to make custom jewellery at Lac Viet worksiêu thị. Photo: Agnuush

Art: Lacquer Paintings, Embroidery, Pottery, & 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 và 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, & calendars of Hoi An. All of which can be purchased at the cửa hàng. Anyone interested in getting creative sầu during their travels can even find travel-size watercolour kits and other mediums.

Art Space

Web – Address – 1 Pmê say Hong Tnhị – Hours: 6:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. (Pizzeria open from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.)

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

Art Space has a menu that is diverse & innovative as the art it houses. The indoor space, trang chủ khổng lồ 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 fresteo.” Art Space is well-managed with excellent friendly staff & room lớn move.

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 sầu souvenirs.

Nam Tran

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

Nam Tran offers a wide selection of antiques and modern ceramics scattered throughout the store with no apparent organisation. The tìm kiếm for the perfect item is exciting, like a treasure hunt, and you’re sure khổng lồ leave sầu with a piece or set that fits any collection baông chồng trang chủ. There are no mix prices, so it’s a wonderful opportunity khổng lồ 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 Cđắm đuối pieces found at Nam Tran Shop in Hoi An. Photo: Chamomile Diddell

Coffee, Tea, và Chocolate 

Hoa Champage authority Coffee and Tea

Web – Address –  43 Phan Chau Trinch – 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 to take in a whiff of each sản phẩm. The cửa hàng sells local chocolate other than Marou for those chocolate lovers who want something new.

A one-stop siêu thị for those looking for a coffee filter or tea mix lớn accompany their aromatic goods. They sell weasel coffee here, for those who want a quality souvenir while shopping in Hoi An. Teas are paired with dried herbs lượt thích 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 Tnhị 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 và bustle. It’s an authentic experience to enjoy tea tasting here and an excellent opportunity khổng lồ taste the sản phẩm before you purchase it. The owner has travelled all over Vietphái mạnh sampling teas and ensures that the shop’s customers are not disappointed. Various brands và herbal teas, decorated in smiling faces, line the walls. The shop also sells a unique chocolate brand.

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The cửa hàng display at Cocobamãng cầu 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 supporting the hill tribes of Vietnam giới. They purchase their beautifully designed textiles and transsize them inkhổng lồ modern souvenirs lượt thích pillowcases, scarves, & toddler’s clothes.

Reaching Out Arts and Crafts

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

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

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

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Reaching Out’s cửa hàng in Hoi An is based in a beautiful old building which was once a soapmakers cửa hàng. 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 greachạy thử collections of Vietnamese culture in the whole country, with brilliant portrait photographs and traditional costumes from the remaining tribes.

To ensure the preservation of these cultures, Rekhô hanh 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 khổng lồ send lớn friends và family during your travels or frame for personal home page 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 lớn rethành viên an experience than with a souvenir, và there’s no better souvenir lớn remember 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 to tóm tắt their skills with you khổng lồ create the most memorable souvenir.

The most commonly booked workshops involve 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 & money. Hoi An also offers workshops including pottery, bamboo và wood sculpting, leathercraft, Vietnamese masks, painting, sedge mat making, và photography.

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

Hidden’s Thoughts

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

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


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