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Shopping in Hoi An

Shopping in Hoi An promises an unforgettable experience for any first-time visitor thanks to its plethora of quality yet affordable tailoring services. As one of the best places for made-to-measure clothing in the world, this quaint town is teeming with renowned tailors who can easily produce custom made dresses, suits, shirts, and shoes at a fraction of the price you’d pay for back home.

The pedestrian-friendly streets of Hoi An Ancient Town are lined with quaint shophouses and makeshift stalls selling handicrafts, jewellery, traditional apparel, and shoes while its central marketplace is bustling with locals bargaining hard for fresh produce and foodstuff. You can also find plenty of fair-trade shops and non-profit charity organisations in Hoi An, with all proceeds funding impoverished families and disabled locals. Read on to discover where to shop in Hoi An.

Hoi An Central Market

Hoi An Central Market is definitely worth a visit for a glimpse of authentic Vietnamese life. Set along the banks of the Thu Bon River, it stays busy throughout the day with locals and tourists bargaining purchasing fresh fruits, vegetables, spices, handicrafts, and street snacks. With a section dedicated to Asian silk and textiles, the marketplace is also renowned for offering inexpensive silk tailoring services. At 07:00, local fishermen drop their catch off at Hoi An Central Market, where you can witness market vendors and local buyers fervently negotiating over the best fish. Read More…

  • Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 – 20:00
  • Address: Nguyen Hue and Tran Phu Streets, Hoi An

Hoi An Silk Village

Hoi An Silk Village is a good option for those looking to shop for luxury Vietnamese textiles, handmade lanterns, high-end suits and dresses. Surrounded by mulberry trees, ancient houses, and lotus ponds, the traditional craft village is located two kilometres northwest of Hoi An Ancient Town, where you can learn about traditional silk manufacturing process. Visitors can also get a hands-on experience of harvesting mulberry leaves, feeding silkworms, and deciphering between true and synthetic silk. Due to the superior quality of its products, the price range at Hoi An Silk Village is higher than most silk shops in Hoi An but it’s well worth the extra expense. Read More…

  • Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 – 21:00
  • Address: 28 Nguyen Tat Thanh, Hoi An
  • Tel: +84 510 392 1144

Cocobox Café Farm Shop

Cocobox Café Farm Shop is a charming juice bar, teahouse, and farm shop in the middle of Hoi An Ancient Town. Sourcing only organic and fair-trade products made in Vietnam, expect a diverse range of coffee, teas, homemade jams, honey, chocolate bars, local dipping sauces, body lotions, and massage oils in attractive packaging. Great for unwinding after a day of exploring Hoi An, Cocobox Café Farm Shop also offers Vietnamese coffee, homemade coconut milk, cold pressed juices, smoothies, ice-creams, cakes, tarts, and freshly-made sandwiches. Cocobox Café Farm Shop is just around the corner of Fujian Assembly Hall and Hoi An Museum of Trade Ceramics. Read More…

  • Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 09:00 – 21:00
  • Address: 94 Le Loi Street, Hoi An
  • Tel: +84 510 3862 000



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

Lifestart Foundation Workshop

Lifestart Foundation Workshop is a non-profit charity organisation, retail outlet, and workshop in Hoi An Ancient Town, where you can purchase beautiful handicrafts made by impoverished and disadvantaged locals. A five-minute walk from the Japanese Covered Bridge, visitors can also get to know partake in lantern-making and traditional painting classes for USD33 per person. Among the unique products available here include woven handbags, hand painted tee-shirts, and vases made from chopsticks. As shop overheads and running costs are taken care of by the foundation, all profits from the sold handicrafts are given to the locals who made them.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 19:00
  • Address: 77 Phan Chau Trinh Street, Hoi An
  • Tel: +84 167 355 9447

Reaching Out Arts and Crafts

Reaching Out Arts and Crafts is a fair trade gift shop that’s set next to Tan Ky House, featuring handmade products made by disabled and disadvantaged Vietnamese. Founded by a Vietnamese disabled couple, all proceeds from the sold handicrafts go toward retraining and subsequent employment of disadvantaged locals in Hoi An. There’s also a tranquil café and garden courtyard, where you can also enjoy tea, coffee, and local sweets in a peaceful setting. If you’re looking for one-of-a-kind clothing, accessories, jewellery, ceramics, lacquerware, stationary, toys, and embroidery, Reaching Out Arts and Crafts is a definite must-visit in Hoi An Ancient Town.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 20:00
  • Address: 103 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An
  • Tel: +84 510 3910 168

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