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Craft-Link

43 Van Mieu, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Ranked #4 of 51 shopping in Hanoi
Type: Specialty Shops
Description: Vietnam Handmade Shop
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Roxby Downs, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Still a good place to visit and ethically sound craft items but sadly, prices seem to have gone up considerably in less than one year since our last visit.

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San Jose, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

As two large shopping bags as proof, I was able to buy some amazing gifts for myself and others for a very reasonable price. The secret is to make sure you see every nook and cranny of the two different shops, in two different street blocks. They sell purses, women's and children's clothing, table linens (upstairs in 2 rooms- go... More

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I purchased some beautiful silk scarves and cute make up bag/ bags for gifts. I found things that I hadn't seen in other stores and they were reasonably priced with the added bonus of being from a not for profit organisation.

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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Not only because it is a not-for-profit organisation that helps out the ethnic tradional artisans... Craft Link is also a wonderful place to shop to be able to have an extraodinary range of gifts at very good prices. Laquer ware, scarves, serving spoons and platters, jewellery, slippers and beanies/hats, a huge range of bags and clutches right through to clothing... More

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Riyadh
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144 reviews 144 reviews
56 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I went to this place after having read all the reviews, and was expecting to be able to finish my entire shopping in one go. Didn't happen. The place is great if you want to buy silk scarves and shirts, etc, but there isn't much more than that. I didn't find any bowls and trays as mentioned by others, and... More

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Chicago
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91 reviews 91 reviews
5 attraction reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Craft-Link is a short taxi ride (~25,000 VND or about USD$1.30) from the old quarters of Hanoi, but well worth the trip. It has hand made crafts from various ethnic groups within Vietnam and is a fair trade shop. This means that the items are unique, and fair trade/fixed price, for a great cause. Located in two separate buildings, a... More

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London
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We visited this shop a few times whilst in Hanoi, as they had some beautiful products. From scarfs to handbags and bowls to beautiful trays. They actually have two shops not far apart on the same road. We always look out for not for profit shops - like this one - on our travels. I think this has been one... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I had been to Craftlink two years ago during my last visit to Hanoi and was keen to bring my 3 girlfriends there to see the gorgeous crafts and gifts. They weren't disappointed. The place (which is actually two shopfronts) was charming as always and great value for money. The fact that the funds from purchases at Craftlink go back... More

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texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

This charming little shop is located near the Temple of Literature. They have an amazing variety of handicrafts produced by artisans, not the same trinkets you find everywhere. The prices are very reasonable. Be sure to go upstairs and out on the balcony to the upstairs room next door.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

Gorgeous local crafts contributing to a lovely cause. Great value too - wish I had bought more. For those with little time and needing gifts plus a feel good factor - one stop shop.

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