Hanoi residents tend to go shopping in traditional market and shophouses, but a growing numerous of flash boutiques and shopping malls offering a wide range of international brands, as well as dining and entertainment options. The best thing about shopping in Hanoi is that you can do it all on foot, with high services of traders.
This is particularly true in the Old Quarter, where Silk Street and Silver Street still retain their particular trades after a amounts of years. Whether you are looking for gimmicky souvenirs such as Vietnamese farming hats or a hand-made silk evening gown, four-shirt t-shirt, we have compiled a list of great places to shop in Hanoi.
1. Trang Tien Plaza
Trang Tien Plaza is a good option for the rich and famous people, which is a short five-minute walk from Hoan Kiem Lake and French Quarter. The five-storey shopping mall houses luxury fashion brands such as Cartier, Burberry, Dior, Zegna, BVLGARI, and Louis Vuitton on the ground floor, while electronics and home décor outlets can be found on the upper levels.
There’s also a supermarket on the fourth floor which stocks fresh produce and an array of imported goods. Trang Tien Plaza hosts excellent international restaurants with several regional cuisine and plenty of fast food chains, including Dunkin Donuts, Lotteria, and Paris Baguette.
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 09:30 – 21:30, Saturday & Sunday 09:30 – 22:00 Address: 24 Hai Ba Trung, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Tel: +84 43 937 8600
2. Hang Gai street (Silk street)
Hang Gai Street is famous in Hanoi as you can easily pick up the high quality silks, dresses other kinds of things. Also known as Silk Street, the entirety of this busy 300 metre-long street is lined with boutiques, tailors and fashion stores, but Khai Silk and Tan My design is two fashionable stores for visitors to pick up the quality things. Squeezed in between the high profile boutiques are narrow souvenir shops selling far cheaper – and lower quality – items and some excellent art galleries.
Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 20:00
Location: Hang Gai Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
3. Lotte Center Hanoi
Lotte Center Hanoi is located in one of the renowned buildings of Ha Noi and includes approximately an amount of 250 lifestyle and fashion brands. This one-stop shopping spot also offers sufficiently entertainment and dining possibilities that you could easily spend half a day here.
The 65 story building can be reached from Hoan Kiem Lake by car in around 20 minutes. This high rise building that houses the Lotte Shopping Center Hanoi is also home to a hypermarket, a hotel, residential apartments, restaurants, a gym, a spa and the city’s finest observation deck.
Opening Hours: Daily 09:00-22:30
Location: 54 Liễu Giai, Cống Vị, Ba Đình, Hanoi
4. Dong Xuan Market
Dong Xuan Market is well known the largest market in Hanoi and has a wide array of products for sale over four floors. Located on the northern edge of the Old Quarter, it is an imposing Soviet-style building, surrounded on all sides by merchant shops and stalls. It is a beautiful and ready type of market (some might even say ‘dirty’), especially in the ground floor wet market area.
However, head up the stairs and you will find cheap printed tees, bolts of fabric, school uniforms, luggage stalls and much more, all available at wholesale prices. It is a memorable experience for you and do note for your to negotiate the pride before pick up your interests.
Opening Hours: Daily 06:00 – 19:00 \
Location: Dong Xuan Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
5. Hanoi Weekend Night market
The Weekend Night Market in Hanoi is a crowded gathering of stalls and vendors that brings crowds in droves. It is opened every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 19:00 until 24:00, the market runs through the Old Quarter, starting from Hang Dao Street and running north to the edge of Dong Xuan Market.
The fashion items on sale won’t turn many heads and souvenirs can all be found in the surrounding stalls, but there it is a fun environment and the endless food vendors have interesting and exotic things to try. Bargaining is also normal here and be careful with your belongings as the crowded market.
Opening Hours: Friday – Sunday 19:00 – 23:00
Location: Hang Dao Street, Old Quarter, Hanoi