Yongle Textile Market
Yongle Textile Market
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ThoseThatDare
Singapore, Singapore62 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
A No hassle place....very chilled unlike the markets in Shanghai
can haggle a bit and don't be aggressive when doing it...always smile😃
Polyesters around NT$150 a yard and Silks NT$200 per yard depending on quality
Top floor full of machinists so brilliant if you want to by material and then get something made
Go during week late morning
Cool shops and cafes nearby too
Written April 12, 2017
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lynd08
doncaster22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
Anyone interested in sewing should definitely go here. It's amazing. There are just so many stalls with roll after roll of fabric.
If you're into making bags, many of the stalls have bags made up, so you can see how the fabrics will look.
It's straightforward to get there on the MRT lines without having to join an organised group. I found some useful blogs about it when I searched on the Internet.
Very glad I went. Tempted to go again before leaving Taipei.
Written June 16, 2017
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Gyula W
Budapest, Hungary7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014
I selected my curtains there but I have to go back multiple times as sometimes even they said they will be open they won't...
Written March 14, 2014
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Deb&Paul
Belair, Australia140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
I bought a back pack with me, as I had planned on buying quite a bit if it was good. I filled my backpack. I got cotton/linen for about $11 Aus. And plenty of other cotton fabrics for between $6-15 yard. Most of the vendors speak a little English, and there was usually a helpful local around who had some English to help me with those that didn’t. There is some smaller precut offerings, which are great for quilting and they cut for you. I bought between 1-3 yards. Take cash, I didn’t see Eftpos facilities.
It is a little tricky to find as it isn’t signed. I caught the MRT and headed straight up. I asked a local and they pointed me in the right direction. It is a big red brick building (see attached photo). Plenty of cafes in surrounding streets and a bonus is there are toilets on site (basic).
On the 3rd floor there are tailors etc who can make up your fabric, but one stall holder said they were expensive and I might find cheaper outside of the building, I went up for a look all the same.
If you love fabric and sewing make sure you leave room in your suitcase. Leave your husband in the hotel!
Written November 29, 2018
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Debbiefs
Brisbane, Australia249 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Couples
I had a brief visit at Yongle in Dec 2014 and found wonderful colourful cottons including Japanese designs, Chinese brocade and Japanese brocade. There was quire a lot of buttons and lace as well as tailors. There were many small stalls so you really needed a lot of time to brouse - the people were pretty helpful despite the language barrier and it was a lot of smiling and pointing but I left with a nice selection of specific brocades etc I needed. Outside around the building were a number of trimmings stores very small and with unusual trims I had never seen before including small fur trimmings in dyed rabbit fur in nice colours like lemon and turquoise and lavender which I will use to make doll clothes for fashion dolls. I am going back in late June so very excited to get more time there.

It is in Dihua street where there are lots of dried food stalls and some eateries and places of interest such as historic architecture.

I went to the fabric market for an hour or so as it closed earlier than I expected at around 5pm so I planned on going back but became ill with an eye infection which was very painful so only have a couple of photos of my shopping - I bought mainly the Taiwanese cotton bright floral fabric as well as some Japanese brocade.
Written April 30, 2015
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jolinpl
Singapore547 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Friends
The nearest MTR is 20 minutes walk away(Dongmen). Taxi from Ximen MTR is NT170. Taxi from Taipei 101 is about NT240. The fabric shop building is at DiHuaJie.
Managed to find. 4 shops selling silk fabric. Choices are limited. Prices ok. Many other types of handicraft fabric.
Opposite the building is a shop selling beads and stones. Love this shop.
You will like this place if you are a cloth lover.
Written March 27, 2015
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caromitxirrika
Minneapolis, MN105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Solo
I love to sew, so I went to Yongle to find any cool fabrics that I can't get in the US. The place is not pretty or modern, but there's much variety!
If you don't speak Mandarin (like me) you might not be able to negotiate anything and pay whatever the price is. Sign are seldom in English, but if you know anything about fabrics, you might just find what you're looking for.
I definitely recommend this place, and will visit again soon.
Written December 28, 2013
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Ooi Hong K
24 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Stumbled upon it as we explored Dihua Street. At the ground floor, a small food court... and some tiny stalls selling clothes. We did buy some clothes, the cheapest at NT100. But not many choices. You would do better at Wufenpu. But fabrics are plentiful upstairs... not for us, unfortunately.
Written November 19, 2019
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Margarose
Brisbane, Australia8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018
My first trip to Taipei( joining a cruise later) and this was my number one place to visit. Went the first day and then returned another day for more. Bought some silk at $18m as opposed to $50 in Australia. Patchwork fabric was beautiful, imported from USA and just a little cheaper than home. Some months later, at home, envious comments about my dress made with Taipei fabric. Great selection of fabric and REALLY nice stall holders. I lost my husband ( I mean LOST!) and they did a search for him. How they understood what I meant I don't know because I could not speak Taiwanese or they English. They gestured that the man who had been sitting on the table had gone outside and a mate had seen him. The mate went looking outside for him! Wonderful.Take your purse credit card and an empty case.
Written December 19, 2018
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KL214504
286 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Couples
We visited this market to find fabric to recover a sofa. We were pleasantly surprised that several vendors had upholstery at reasonable prices. They also offered to do the sewing. Sunday is hit or miss because all of the vendors don't open on Sunday. Best during the week.
Written February 21, 2016
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