Ock Pop Tok Store
Ock Pop Tok Store
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
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8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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As Lonely Planet says 'A byword for quality...' Our store in central Luang Prabang sells our award winning silk, hemp and cotton textiles from our Living Craft Centre and Village Weaver Projects. Contemporary and traditional designs feature in scarves, bags, homewares clothing and artwork. Our knowledgeable and passionate staff are on hand to guide you through the meanings and stories behind our textiles.
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aysgu
Istanbul, Türkiye34 contributions
Jan 2020
Probably the best shop in town! It is expensive related to the other shops and the city itself, but the prices are reasonable if you compare it to European standards. The products are high quality, silk, organic, hand-made and unique. They have traditional artists who make them and really one of a kind! The staff is also very kind and helpful.
Written January 31, 2020
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Dear aysgu, Thank you for your kind words regarding the quality of our textiles and our staff service. Thank you too for mentioning our sales staff service. All the best, The Ock Pop Tok Team
Written February 4, 2020
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Joel K
Vancouver, Canada3,352 contributions
Dec 2019
We visited the OPT store after our late afternoon craft experience making silk tie dyed scarves. We bought several pieces of crafts hand woven and silk handmade scarves. We loved the way that the arts and crafts were displayed on walls, tables, banquets, etc. The staff was extremely helpful.
Written January 31, 2020
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Dear JoelK382, Thank you for taking time to write down your thoughts. It's always great to hear positive feedback about our textiles and how we present them. It's definitely a team effort with many folks pitching in, from creating the textiles to telling their stories to guests. I'll share your appreciation for the staff service with our team. Thank you again, The Ock Pop Tok Team
Written February 4, 2020
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35RedBackpack
20 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Beautifully designed and crafted pieces in naturally dyed silks, cotton and hemp textiles by local artisans. Something for everyone from shawls, scarves and bags to men’s and women’s clothing and home decor. Please support this worthwhile fair trade project which empowers local women.
Written March 3, 2020
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Dear 35Redbackpack, Thank you so much for your kind support. Glad to hear that you found our range of textiles and artisan-made products beautifully designed and crafted. Indeed your purchase helps support our fair trade mission and our efforts to empower women and present sustainable livelihood opportunities to artisans across Laos. Kind regards, The Ock Pop Tok Team
Written March 15, 2020
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milliesmum2016
Christchurch, New Zealand1,811 contributions
Jan 2020
Just in case you don't have a chance to go out to the LIving Craft Centre on the river, the shop is right in the middle of town. It's a mini museum of Lao craft and textiles with lovely things displayed for inspection and sale in an old traditional building in a lovely garden with a cafe appended.
If you do want to expand your Ock Pop Tok experience, then there is a free tuktuk standing by to whisk you out there and bring you back. Just ask the sales staff.
There are clean toilets on site also.
Written March 8, 2020
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Dear milliesmum2016, Thank you for your great feedback on our shops! As a fair trade shop committed to advancing the livelihood of Lao artisans and preserving their incredible skills, it's wonderful to receive such enthusiastic support for our shops and our products! Kind regards, The Ock Pop Tok Team
Written March 9, 2020
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runningnose
singapore129 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
I visited both this Heritage shop and also the Boutique by Ock Pop Tok nearby. Got some scarves as the quality is great. Staff are also very friendly, speak English well and knowledgeable about the products. Enjoyable shopping experience.
Written February 18, 2020
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Dear runningnose, Thank you for visiting our two shops in town! We are happy to hear you liked our handmade textiles and enjoyed the in-store experience. Your purchase of our fair trade textiles helps support our ongoing collaboration with Lao artisans, particularly women. Thank you for mentioning our friendly and knowledgeable staff! Kind regards, The Ock Pop Tok Team
Written February 19, 2020
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nicholaswillmott
Chicago, IL187 contributions
Feb 2020
They have several locations, we visited them all. We loved the products which are beautifully made (and displayed in the store), they seem a little expensive compared to others you see in town, but the quality is great. Don’t make the mistake we made which was to not buy something because we couldn’t decide, and we now regret that as we are back home.
Written February 20, 2020
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Dear nicholaswillmott, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback and appreciation for our work. We operate on a platform of fair trade and pay our artisan collaborators fair wages, including annual leave and medical benefits. While this add to the cost, we feel like there is tremendous value in keeping traditional skills in use and providing livelihood opportunities. -- If you would like to buy something, please check out our online shop and/or send us an email describing what you wish you had bought and we'll be happy to ship it you! Cheers, The Ock Pop Tok Team
Written February 24, 2020
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Lisa C
Medford, OR65 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
High quality hand woven goods from local artisans. Lots of color here along with a range of items; wall-hangings, clothing, purses. Prices reflect the quality of getting a meticulous piece of art by a Lao craftsperson.
Written June 17, 2019
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Thank you for the amazing 5-star review! It is really appreciated by all of us here, especially our Retail Team whose priority is the textile selection and guests experience. We are so glad to hear that you value the work that goes behind our products and hope that you come back to visit us again very soon! Warmest regards, Hilary & The Ock Pop Tok Team
Written June 20, 2019
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Andrew Y
Wellow, UK359 contributions
Jan 2015 • Couples
My regret is not buying the large wall hanging by a master weaver that I saw here. I'll now enter into email dialogue to see if they still have it and can send it.
The quality and style of the work here is outstanding. Having subsequently seen most of the other "leading" outlets across Laos and Cambodia I'd say that this has the best and most reasonably priced top-quality weaving and such that can be found. The craftsmanship in the larger wall hangings is astounding. If you are starting in LP and you see something you like here then buy it, you won't find better as I found to my cost.
Written February 14, 2015
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SeanRB
Dubai, United Arab Emirates10 contributions
Jan 2015 • Couples
We wandered into Ock Pop Tok when walking around Luang Prabang on the first day of our stay, and made it a point to come back before leaving. The craftsmanship of their goods is unlike anything we had seen up until that point... everything is made by hand on location and done in the traditional Lao style. This is compared to the numerous markets where we have seen the exact same patterns and products across every similar store claiming that their products are made "by hand" but done at a location not accessible by tourists.

The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic about discussing the various methods and meanings behind the crafts being displayed. We were given an impromptu 101 in Lao design and weaving techniques by a staff member through a natural interaction and just being so blown away by their beauty. Furthermore, the shop supports local workers with fair wages and supports traditional lao designs and techniques - even going as far as providing free english tutoring to sales staff.

The items are a bit more expensive than other stores - however, you are buying real hand-made and high-quality goods in support of local businesses versus machine made garbage made in sweatshops.

I highly recommend this store, if only to see the beauty of their crafts.
Written January 9, 2015
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Dara-Khmer
Melbourne, Australia3,755 contributions
Jul 2014 • Couples
`If you want cheap - go to the night market.
If you want authentic that has the artists name on it and items from many different tribal groups then this is a great place.
Beautiful items in great store
Written July 25, 2014
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