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Craft-Link

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Address: 43-51 Van Mieu, Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone Number: (84 4) 3 7336101
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Vietnam Handmade Shop

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Perfect place to buy souvenirs

I strongly recommend this shop since it is part of a non-for-profit organization. Therefore, when you buy something you are helping traditional craft producers. I must say that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Julio M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I strongly recommend this shop since it is part of a non-for-profit organization. Therefore, when you buy something you are helping traditional craft producers. I must say that the prices were very fair (most of the products were even cheaper than in regular shops) and the quality was superb. I bought most of the souvenirs for family and friends here!

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Thank Julio M
Bunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

As other reviewers have pointed out, there are two Craft-Link shops in the same street, immediately across from the Temple of Literature, and the one we went into was the double-storied old building that specialises in textiles. The other shop, a few doors along, specialises in homewares. As you come out of the front entrance of the Temple, turn left... More 

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1 Thank John P
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Craft link is house in a double storey shophouse and is a co-op handicraft shop. It has an assortment of Vietnamese traditional crafts on display; ethnic wear, jewelry pouches, purses, bags, picture holders, scarves made from a variety of materials. If you have shopped in those markets in HCMC, or the ones at the French quarter, you would be able... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Of the two neighboring Craft Link shops (both across the street from the Temple of Literature), we visited the one at 43-52 Van Mieu, which carries beautiful silk scarves and embroidered handbags and purses, woven cushion covers and wall hangings, and clothing. They also carry jewelry. The quality is excellent, and the prices are reasonable and fixed. The shop is... More 

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Sonoran Desert AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

Craft Link is fantastic. The shop with textiles (there are 2 Craft Link shops near each other) is in an interesting old building, climbing up the tiny staircase to check out the upstairs room was cool. Items are excellent quality, beautifully made, they're helping craftspeople across Vietnam earn a decent wage, and yet still the prices are almost absurdly inexpensive... More 

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1 Thank msmarls
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

If you need to buy a hundred different design and colour scarf, this is the place to go. Small selection for anything else, if at all. Price is very reasonable.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Craft Link is a not for profit retailer which supports traditional Vietnamese handicrafts and artisan tradespeople who are often from minority ethnic tribes. The quality and price of the goods is outstanding. For example, we saw a lacquer tray for 35 dollars at The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. But the same item was only 8 dollars (yes, eight - this... More 

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Thank Roland D
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

This Fair Trade store offers a wide range of locally-made products at reasonable prices. Prices have held up as better than what we'd seen at other Hanoi stores. Craft-Link merchandise includes textiles (scarves, purses, wallets, wall hangings) and jewelry. Lots to choose from, and many colorful options. Located right outside the Ethnology Museum (a must-see in Hanoi).

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Thank Nina5136
melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We visited this place after touring the museum as this was located near the entrance. Most of the items were very different from those sold in the stores in the Old Quarter and of higher quality but prices are fixed (i.e. no haggling). I ended up buying 2 bags and resisted the urge to buy two more thinking I could... More 

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Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The shop is divided in two different shops. In one you have more clothes, scarfs.. and in the other ceramic, chopsticks... We bought a tea set, some scarfs and make up bags, everything hand made and the prices were better than in the shops of the old quartier and the best thing is that the shop is a NGO.

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