Hanoi, at night - photo by David Mark from Pixabay under Pixabay License
Hanoi, at night - photo by David Mark from Pixabay under Pixabay License

BEST SHOPPING IN HANOI: 10 PLACES TO EXPLORE

Going for some retail therapy in Hanoi opens you to a contrast of atmospheres. From narrow shop-houses to traditional markets to contemporary shopping malls and flashy boutiques, there is simply a lot to explore in this Asian city. Here are some of the places where you can experience the best shopping in Hanoi:

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Best Shopping in Hanoi: Department Stores

Big C Thăng Long

Big C is one of the largest department stores in the city of Hanoi and offers a selection of apparel, electronics and other items. It also has a supermarket where one can shop for groceries.

Lotte Department Store

The Korean Lotte Department Store chain has found its way to Vietnam and occupies the first 6 floors of the Lotte Center high-rise in Ba Đình.

Best Shopping in Hanoi: Malls

Tràng Tiền Plaza

Don’t let the unassuming façade of Tràng Tiền Plaza fool you. This shopping mall is home to the shops of several high-end brands, including Louis Vuitton and Burberry. It also houses stores that appeal to the middle bracket, like GAP and Nike.

Vincom Mega Mall Times City

This Vincom shopping mall has a mix of shops offering Vietnamese and international brands, including Calvin Klein and Nine West. It also brings a different kind of shopping experience to Hanoi because its massive space for shops is entirely underground.

Best Shopping in Hanoi: Markets

Chợ Hàng Da

Hàng Da Market is known for its 3 floors full of stalls selling apparel, traditional crafts, produce and other items.

Dong Xuan Market

This lively covered market is a must-visit if you are after wholesale shopping for food, clothing, fabrics and other goods.

Hanoi Weekend Night Market

From 7:00pm every Friday to Sunday evenings, you can visit the weekend night market in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. There are several fashion and souvenir items to see, and there are also food and other exotic things to pique the interest of the curious.

Best Shopping in Hanoi: Streets

Hàng Bạc

If you want to shop for silver and other jewelry, proceed to Hàng Bạc in the Hoàn Kiếm area of Hanoi.

Hàng Dầu

Shoes? Hàng Dầu would be the street to visit.

Hàng Gai

Also referred to as “Silk Street”, Hàng Gai is a famous destination for those looking for high quality silk items.

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