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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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Lovely place limited items though

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
1place1dream
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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267 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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521 reviews
229 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 329 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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140 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
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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313 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
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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1 Thank MRYMelbourne
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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Thank allendecg
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

This store has some really fine quality crafts that are ideal for gifts or souvenirs from Hanoi. We found the price reasonable and a good variety of selection. We would recommend this for a visit.

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Longmont, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

There are actually 2 shops near each othernearby the Temple of Literature. The selection of handmade goods is fairly broad. The quality is good and the prices reasonable. There are also Craftlink items in the Museum Shop at thr Ethnology Museum. A good place to go to get mementos that aren't the usual tourist junk.

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Thank Heather E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is likely the best shop for Vietnamese products in Hanoi. The price, selection, and quality is outstanding. You cannot find textiles of this quality at this price anywhere. Check out the upstairs rooms for a wide selection. The prices for handmade textiles range from a few dollars to about one hundred dollars.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Highly recommend this shop - and also at the same time visit the Temple of Literature and the Fine Arts Museum, both just nearby. The gallery was beautiful and such a peaceful oasis. If hungry, try KOTO - yummy and another worthy cause.

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Craft Link is a Fair Trade organization that has a nice selection of Vietnamese gift items, at reasonable prices. Silk purses and scarves, lacquer bowls, chopsticks, vases, paper items, backpacks and large totes - all are very good quality and come from villages specializing in making them. Part of your payment goes back to the villages. The two shops, right... More 

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