6 Best Shopping in Hanoi French Quarter

Great Places to Shop in Hanoi French Quarter

The shopping scene in Hanoi’s French Quarter comprises high-end shopping malls, art galleries stocking pieces from some of Vietnam’s finest modern artists, and boutiques within walking distance of several five-star hotels. Located just south of Hoan Kiem Lake, this affluent neighbourhood is most famous for the Hanoi Opera House which everything else is built around in a mimicked architectural style. It’s popular with those who are looking to live it up in style during their time in Vietnam’s capital.
If you are looking for cheap souvenirs then the French Quarter isn’t the best area in Hanoi. Instead, this is the place for chic designer gear, homeware and artwork. The iconic Trang Tien Plaza shopping mall will be the first place to go, but there’s other, smaller shops, boutiques and galleries renowned for housing designer labels and art pieces. Read on for our guide to the best places to shop in Hanoi French Quarter.

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A favourite shopping spot amongst Hanoi’s rich and famous is Trang Tien Plaza, 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 a variety of regional cuisine and plenty of fast food chains, including Dunkin Donuts, Lotteria, and Paris Baguette. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 09:30 – 21:30, Saturday & Sunday 09:30 – 22:00 3
  • Address: 24 Hai Ba Trung, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
  • Tel: +84 43 937 8600
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Thanh Binh Gallery

Thanh Binh Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery in the French Quarter of Hanoi. Surrounded by five-star hotels, fine dining restaurants and the Hanoi Stock Exchange, it’s no wonder that prices here are high. Some of Vietnam’s most respected modern artists have pieces hanging in Thanh Binh Gallery and the range of lacquerware painting is especially good. Pieces here sell to private collections and public institutions so you can be sure the art pieces are critically acclaimed.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 - 18:00
  • Address: 25-27 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
  • Tel: +84 43 825 1532
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Red Moon Gallery

Red Moon Gallery, located along Trang Tien Street, is managed by Mr. Hung, who has over 10 years of experience in curating Vietnamese artwork. Open daily, the gallery offers a good mix of contemporary pieces by well-known and emerging local artists, where you are presented with certificate of authenticity and a copy of artist’s biography upon purchase. Most paintings on display here are of natural landscapes and portraits with vivid colours on materials such as canvas and lacquered wood.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 - 18:00
  • Address: 38 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
  • Tel: +84 43 934 2531
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Dong Phong Art Gallery

Dong Phong Art Gallery may seem tiny compared to most art galleries in Hanoi, but you get to enjoy a tour of another, much larger, off-site collection of Vietnamese artwork as well as access to studios of several local artists in Hanoi. Located along Ly Dao Thanh Street, the former is set within a spacious apartment about three kilometres from Dong Phong Art Gallery, and is only open by appointment. If you’re interested in a painting but unable to purchase it during your holiday, the gallery offers worldwide shipping at reasonable prices.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 - 18:00
  • Address: 3 Ly Dao Thanh Street, Hanoi
  • Tel: +84 43 936 4393
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A Dong Gallery

A Dong Gallery is known for its diverse collection of paintings and antiques by renowned artists in Vietnam. Occupying a multi-storey building along Trang Tien Street, this quaint gallery features mostly contemporary oil paintings on canvas materials. If you’re pressed for time, you can have your purchases delivered to your hotel or even back home at affordable rates. A Dong Gallery is accessible within a five-minute walk from the Hanoi Opera House.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 - 18:00
  • Address: 47 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
  • Tel: +84 43 266 8145
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Cho Hom Market

Cho Hom Market offers arguably the most extensive collection of fabrics in Hanoi, making it a popular shopping venue for local tailors and tourists looking to purchase materials for their very own custom-made clothing. Similar to most Hanoi markets, the ground floor is filled with stalls selling local food, fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish, seafood, meat, and household appliances. The second floor is where you can find hundreds of stalls selling cotton, linen, wool, silk, tweed, brocade, and nylon materials, all of which are stacked up in piles. The prices here are also negotiable – you can get up to 50% off retail prices.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 06:00 -17:00
  • Address: 293 Tran Nhan Tong, Hai Ba Trung, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
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