Hoi An Shopping
Where to Shop and What to Buy in Hoi An
Hoi An’s shopping scene is legendary for its plethora of affordable yet quality tailoring services, where you can easily get your hands on custom-made dresses, suits, shirts, and shoes at a fraction of the price you’d pay for them back home. Of course, there are still plenty of goods on sale in Hoi An and its pedestrian-friendly streets, with charming local shopkeepers making an afternoon or evening out shopping a delight.
The streets of Hoi An Ancient Town are also lined with shophouses and makeshift stalls selling handicrafts, jewellery, traditional apparel, and shoes while its central marketplace is filled with locals bargaining for fresh produce and foodstuffs. You can find an abundance of fair-trade shops and non-profit charity organisations in Hoi An, where all proceeds go toward helping impoverished families and disabled youths in Vietnam. This section of our site features everything you need to know for a fulfilling dose of retail therapy, including where to shop and what to buy in Hoi An.
155 Art Gallery
155 stands out amongst an assortment of galleries that grace Hoi An’s streets. With mostly water and oil based pieces decorating the wall the pictures for sale here are all by local painters. Most revolve around traditional Vietnamese life including nature, people and costumes; many depict a bygone era. There are some outstanding works of art for sale by very talented local artisans.
- Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00
- Location: 155 Tran Phu Street (next to the Japanese Bridge), Hoi An
Aobaba Hoi An
Aobaba Hoi An is family-owned tailor shop in Hoi An Ancient Town that’s gained massive popularity amongst travellers for its extensive textile collection and impeccable tailoring services. You can either choose a design from its up-to-date catalogue books or bring a picture of your favourite designer outfit and have it made to measure here. Most suits, dresses, and jackets can be tailored within 24 hours but if you’re pressed for time, Aobaba Hoi An can deliver the finished product to your hotel. Set along Tran Phu Street, the tailor shop is a five-minute walk from the Fujian Assembly Hall.
- Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 – 21:00
- Address: 148 Tran Phu Street, Hoi An
- Tel: +84 510 392 0666
The Hoi An Cloth Market is a dream of silk with some of the finest in Vietnam on sale. The range is wide and varied with plenty of tailors to run up your dream silk suit. Select your cloth yourself from the Cloth Market and choose only the best, remembering to haggle politely on price. When you are ready to take your fabric to a tailor it usually pays to find someone who will not make it in a rush, so avoid the 24 hour merchants where possible.
- Opening Hours: 06:00-22:00
- Location: 01 Tran Phu Street, Hoi An
Cocobox Café Farm Shop is a charming juice bar, teahouse, and farm shop in the middle of Hoi An Ancient Town. Resembling a typical hipster cafe, it’s fitted with warm lighting, rustic bar stools, low tables and chairs with plush cushions, an open bar area, and wooden shelves filled with fresh fruits and packaged goods.
Sourcing only organic and fair-trade products made in Vietnam, expect a diverse range of coffee, teas, homemade jams, honey, chocolate bars, and local dipping sauces as well as body lotions and massage oils. Cocobox Café Farm Shop also offers its very own range of skincare products in attractive packaging. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 09:00 – 21:00
- Address: 94 Le Loi Street, Hoi An
- Tel: +84 510 3862 000
Friendly Shoe Shop Hoi An
Friendly Shoe Shop Hoi An boasts 10 years of experience in producing made-to-order shoes in local and international designs. Set along Tran Phu Street, this humble-looking retail outlet is around the corner from Hoi An Central Market. Priced at USD35 onwards, there are over 600 models on display, ranging from sandals and sports shoes to leather slippers and boots. You can also browse through numerous catalogue books or simply look it up online. Unlike most tailor or shoe shops in Vietnam, Friendly Shoe Shop Hoi An offers 100% reimbursement if you are not satisfied with the finished product.
- Opening Hours: Daily 08:30 – 21:00
- Address: 18 Tran Phu Street, Hoi An
- Tel: +84 93 521 1382
Sharpen your bargaining skills and head south east to Hoi An Central Market, one of Vietnam’s best, offering an unmissable shopping experience. Rich in smells and the vibrant colours. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 06:30 and is best visited early starting with a walk by the docks to watch the fish arrive before you enter
- Location: Nguyen Hue and Tran Phu on the Thu Bon River
- Remarks: It's a good idea to wear closed shoes as the floor in the market can get damp and sticky, especially if you are visiting the fish section.
Hoi An Fine Art Gallery
Hoi An Fine Art Gallery is set within a refurbished colonial building in Hoi An Ancient Town, where quality prints by French photographer Etienne Bossot are displayed for sale. A five-minute walk from Hoi An Central Market, the studio utilises imported archival photography paper, resulting in high-quality prints of Bossot’s travel photography work. After placing your order, the photographs are printed in Australia, placed in a sturdy PVC tube, and sent to your address within seven working days. As the office of Hoi An Photo Tour & Workshop. Hoi An Fine Art Gallery also hosts art exhibitions by prominent artists and photographers from all over Vietnam.
- Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 21:00
- Address: 42 Phan Boi Chau Street, Hoi An
- Tel: +84 90 567 1898
Hoi An Silk Village is a good option for those looking to shop for luxury Vietnamese textiles, handmade lanterns, high-end suits and dresses. Located two kilometres northwest of Hoi An Ancient Town, the traditional craft village also offers a tranquil getaway as it’s set within the four-star Hoi An Silk Village Resort & Spa, numerous mulberry trees, horticulture farms, and lotus ponds.
There are several ancient homes built in traditional Quang Nam architecture, where you can learn about traditional silk manufacturing process. Currently, there are about 12 local artists within the village using antique wooden looms to process and weave the silk into quality garments, handicrafts, and tapestries. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 – 21:00
- Address: 28 Nguyen Tat Thanh, Hoi An
- Tel: +84 510 392 1144
Lifestart Foundation Workshop
The Lifestart Foundation Workshop sells products made by a cooperative of disadvantaged and often disabled people from around Hoi An. Handicrafts sold return 100% of the profit right back to the person who made it as shop overheads and running costs are taken care of by the foundation. Products on sale include trendy handbags, hand painted T-shirts, unusual souvenirs and vases made from chopsticks.
- Opening Hours: 09:00-17:30
- Location: 77 Phan Chau Trinh, Hoi An
Lotus is the place to buy superior quality sterling silver jewellery made by owners Phil and Nguyen. Designs are original and very well made with their trade mark lotus flower pendant being a very popular purchase. From elaborate and striking, to discreet and delicate, there are rings, necklace, broaches, bracelets and more to suit any taste. Service here is also second-to-none and prices are very fair.
- Opening Hours: 08:00-22:00
- Location: 53, Le Loi Street
Metiseko specialises in ready-to-wear women’s apparel, stylish accessories, and eco-friendly homeware, all of which made with high quality cotton and silk. Founded in 2011, this retail outlet is set within a yellow-hued heritage building nearby the Japanese Covered Bridge. The brand combines Vietnamese traditions and landscapes with modern fashion trends, resulting in one-of-a-kind designs that can be worn any time of the day. Priced at USD16 onwards, all products sold at Metiseko are certified organic, ranging from silk scarfs, jumpsuits, and dresses to handmade quilts, keyrings, and cushion covers.
- Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 21:30
- Address: 3 Chau Thuong Van Street, Hoi An
- Tel: +84 510 392 9278
This shop features handmade products made by disabled and disadvantaged Vietnamese. The staff members are all on a set wage and will therefore earn an income regardless of how much of the produce is sold. The gift shop was founded by a disabled couple who ensure that any proceeds go towards retraining and subsequent employment of those who are at a disadvantage across Vietnam.
- Opening Hours: 10:00-20:00
- Location: 103 Nguyen Thai Hoc (next to Tan Ky House), Hoi An
Shoes, bags and clothes with the option of having whatever else you want made within 24 hours. The focus at Shop 45 is on fashion, including vintage pieces made to measure. There are literally piles of magazines with clothing illustrations for you to choose from exactly what you want and have it made your way. Prices are amazingly cheap given the quality, style and time it takes to make exactly what you want.
- Opening Hours: 09:00-18:30
- Location: 45 Hoang Dieu Street, Hoi An
The place to head for if you want to select a tailor from a market of many! With so much choice it may be confusing, it always makes sense to find a tailor who will offer as many fittings as possible and will take time in the making of your outfit. The tailors who offer a quick turnaround and tell you that you don’t need many fittings are the ones to avoid.
- Location: Along the river from Central Market
Choose your favourite designer outfit and have it made to measure at Trang Tailors where a team of 25 skilled craftsmen stand head and shoulders above others in Hoi An. The tailors here are nothing short of meticulous in their measuring and fitting to ensure that you have the perfect garment. There are plenty of fabrics on offer and books available for inspiration. Dresses, suits, shirts, trousers, everything can be made.
- Opening Hours: 08:00-20:00
- Location: 43 Trang Hung Dao Street, Hoi An
Yaly is rapidly gaining a reputation as the tailor to go to for quality and cutting-edge fashion tailoring. Prices here are higher than elsewhere but the finish and fitting is superb. Yaly can copy pretty much any catwalk or designer outfit in about three to four days. Bring some photos with you and have your dream couture outfit created just for you. There are a couple of branches across Hoi An plus a larger department store style outlet.
- Opening Hours: 07:00-20:30
- Location: 358 Nguyen Duy Hieu