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Address: 046 Phan Xi Pang Str., Sapa, Vietnam
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Founded in 2012, Indigo Cat is the first Hmong store in Sapa. We provide...
Founded in 2012, Indigo Cat is the first Hmong store in Sapa. We provide classes to learn Hmong sewing. In a few hours you will be able to produce a bracelet or a small decoration. You also will find a huge selection of local products such as handmade handicrafts, teas, or cardamom.
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Great shop with authentic handcrafts

It was a pleasure to be able to peacefully browse through the wonderful variety of crafts from the simple to the skilfully made. Worth spending just a little more as its a Fair... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
CAWilliamson
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16 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

It was a pleasure to be able to peacefully browse through the wonderful variety of crafts from the simple to the skilfully made. Worth spending just a little more as its a Fair Trade shop and you know items are not mass produced and are made by local people.

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satoli, Public Relations Manager at Indigo Cat, responded to this review

Thanks you very much for your kind words. We hope you enjoy your purchases. More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

This shop is in town on the road to cat cat. It has a beautiful array of local craft pieces which are well displayed and priced very fairly. The owner is a lively Hmong who is very knowledgeable. Can't recommend more highly.

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satoli, Public Relations Manager at Indigo Cat, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review. We were happy to welcome you. Hope you enjoy your purchases. More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

If you're looking to do fairly modest treks from Sapa - 15 to 20 km, I would thoroughly recommend Mimi. She is the mother of the lady who runs Indigo Cat. She is great fun to be with, full of information, immensely strong and very good value for money. We had two unforgettable days trekking with Mimi in fabulously beautiful... More 

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satoli, Public Relations Manager at Indigo Cat, responded to this review

We are always happy to give some advice about the surroundings. Could be in french / english on the morning and english on the afternoon. Please note that we are not a travel agency and we are limited to give only some advice. More 

equality
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Love my purchases at this shop. So many local embroidered handicrafts to choose from at great prices. The owner created some great stylish purses and sewed a secret pocket in my embroidered belt on the spot.

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satoli, Public Relations Manager at Indigo Cat, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice writing. We are happy that your purchases makes YOU happy. Thanks for the nice picture also. More 

Zlatoust, Russia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Wonderful little shop! Along with some textiles, we bought the tea scented with flowers. I wish I'd asked what was in it because it's delicious. If anyone can find out, I'd be forever grateful.

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satoli, Public Relations Manager at Indigo Cat, responded to this review

Hi thanks to took time for a review. The first in 2015! The tea scented with flowers is at 90% jasmine flowers. Please note for our future guests that we will have organic rice from the surrounded villages very soon. More 

Sapa, Vietnam
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

Went there with a few family members to start an early Christmas shopping. Lot of cute little things such as owls, dogs and little kind of teddy bears. The clothing is good and the lady working there, Pang, can make adjustments for it to fit yourself in less than a day. The explanations about indigo dying and the hemp work... More 

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satoli, Public Relations Manager at Indigo Cat, responded to this review

Indeed you are living in a village close to Sapa. We were happy to welcome you and more happy that you find some nice christmas presents for your family. More 

Launceston, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Before arriving in Sapa I had read many great reviews for Indigo Cat and promised myself to find it and lucky for me that was a very easy task as my Sapa Sister guide Mao was able to take us directly after our trek as it's her sister, Pan who owes and runs Indigo Cat! I was not disappointed, the... More 

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satoli, Public Relations Manager at Indigo Cat, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking a bit of your time to post a nice review about our little shop. For next time and for our future visitors I want to let you know that is also possible to directly go trekking through us. More information available here at our shop. More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The shop is well conceived and the owner is very welcoming. Not pushibg for a sale. Better colours and quality than elsewhere. Great find.

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satoli, Public Relations Manager at Indigo Cat, responded to this review

Thanks for taking some time to post a review about us. It is always a pleasure to let our guests taking time in the shop. Embroideries are not just only colors they are also a lot of work and deserve nice presentation in a nice environment. More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

A really lovely, authentic Hmong shop just below the Cat Cat View hotel. Really stunning fabrics, bags and clothes for sale, all made in the surrounding villages.

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satoli, Public Relations Manager at Indigo Cat, responded to this review

Thank you very for taking a few minutes to post a review about us. We continue everyday to propose the best quality products from the area. More 

paris
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I went there to find a local product, a souvenir for my family. They have a lot of different products which is great. Nicely presented and for once, prices are written down! So you have no surprise or bargain, this is good idea. I liked the cardamon with the recipee, which can make a good present back home.

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satoli, Public Relations Manager at Indigo Cat, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking time writing a review about us. We really appreciate that and hopefully making future guests knowing more about us. More 

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