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More shopping ideas for Hoi An

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More shopping ideas for Hoi An

Can anyone give me a bit more detail on the type of shopping (other than getting clothes made) is available in Hoi An. For example do they have stores that sell handbags, jewelery, clothes, homewares etc. Would appreciate knowing a bit more detail and perhaps some recommendations

Judy

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1. Re: More shopping ideas for Hoi An

Silk embroidery is big all over Vietnam, and in Hoi An you can see the work being done, and the large XQ Silk Company has a beautiful gallery of silk art in town (they're all over Vietnam as well). Being a guy, I'm not real interested in clothes, so I didn't notice clothing shops (Hoi An is all tailors). There's a small shop called Van Toan down near the Japanese Bridge where I had stone carvings sent to me in the USA. Hoi An seems to have a great deal of art in many forms. I bought wood carvings as well there. Don't expect to see anything for sale that you'd see at a W. mall. The Central Market is mostly food, but additionally trinkets of all sort. The ancient Viet coins are very interesting (round with a square hole in the middle). Hoi An is known for it's paper lanterns - they're cheap and very colorful. Hoi An at night is illuminated by these lanterns.

Most tourist locations in VN also have one or more of the Highland-type shops - clothing, bags, etc. Usually called a Sapa shop.

Edited: 2:57 pm, December 03, 2009
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2. Re: More shopping ideas for Hoi An

Thanks for your information it is reslly helpful, much appreciated

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3. Re: More shopping ideas for Hoi An

Most stores specialise in one type of item. Bookstores are plentiful and make sure you check out the Hoi An Central market! We also found alot of good clothng and general homeware stores on Le Loi st

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4. Re: More shopping ideas for Hoi An

A Handicraft Workshop at No 41 Le Loi Street suits your requires, i think. This place sells paintings, clothes, handbags, tableclothes ...

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5. Re: More shopping ideas for Hoi An

Visit Lotus jewellery I have beauitful earrings in sterling silver from Lotus that I always recieve comments on they are original design and were $27 .

I saw a longevity symbol on their web site and emailed to ask if they could make in gold.Yes they do make special orders so while in Hoian ordered and paid, it cost $220 and Iove it also Handicapped work shop has some beautiful jewellery I bought a sterling silver lotus for a friend and a lantern medalion neck lace and earring set which reminds me of Hoian for myself.

also the lantern stall across the bridge I hang them up when entertaining and they look beautiful I PAID A $1 each for 20 little lanterns and I bought 3 large ones which were about $5.00 EACH I SHIPPED THEM HOME.

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6. Re: More shopping ideas for Hoi An

If you don't mind me asking What was your cost to ship laterns home

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We shipped 20kilos and it was $70 the lanterns were light ,it was the clothes and mens shoes(heavy soles ) which were weighty sent in 2 large boxes well worth it.

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Hi bundeena,

Where did you go to ship the items home.

Cheers,

Stewie.

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9. Re: More shopping ideas for Hoi An

There was lots of blue and white pottery ceramics on the riverside between the markets and the food stalls.

I went through the markets and sat for ages with a lady who was selling all types of cooking utensils - little knives to cut carrots into different shapes - bought a few they were 50c each.

We took a cheap tourist boat over to the island where they make the wood furniture. there was a little shop where the ladies were madly producing little silk purses. My kids were nagging me to buy some - which I said no as they already had heaps of stuff - but they were 15,000 dong ($1 aud) for a 'nest' of three. Needless to say kids and their friends at home got a set.

There was a nice book shop to the north of the covered chinese bridge on the R.

Lou

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10. Re: More shopping ideas for Hoi An

a lot of souvernirs to buy in Hoi An and you can ship to around the world by post office or shipping company if you buy big volume.