Hang Da Galleria
Cua Dong, HoanKiem
Tel: 2220 9999
This small shopping mall is conveniently located in the centre of the Old Quarter, with all the standard small stores as well as a range of boutiques selling the wares of Vietnamese designers. The Highlands outdoor café is a perfect place to sit and watch the Old Quarter ebb and flow.
49 Ba Trieu, Hoan Kiem
The retail space on the first floor of this complex includes everything from a golf shop to a hair salon. After shopping you can enjoy a cup of coffee at the Highlands Café or a sandwich at Papa Joe’s.
Ocean Park Luxury Mall
1 Dao Duy Anh, Dong Da
Tel: 3936 0737
Shopping mall includes international designers such as Versace collection, Dolce and Gabbana, and Roberto Botticelli.
Cnr. Thai Ha & Tay Son, Dong Da
This Malaysian-owned department store prides itself on making the shopping experience one that is “more exciting and fun”. Unlike many of Hanoi’s retailers, this megastore is also appealing to those who just want to browse. Departments include men’s, women’s and children’s clothing as well as home furnishings.
299 TaySon, Dong Da
Newly renovated mall housing international stores like French Connection, Nike, and Adidas. A touch far from the centre, but distance brings lower levels of noise and customers, making it a nice option for shopping spree.Also has a movie theatre, a Coffee Bean& Tea Leaf and a food court.
Trang Tien Plaza
24 Hai Ba Trung, Hoan Kiem
This large shopping centre located at the southern tip of Hoan Kiem Lake includes shopping options for every price range. Bargain bins full of locally-produced clothing stand beside a Nike retail outlet. Offerings also include a cosmetics department and multiple electronics retailers.
191 Ba Trieu, Hai Ba Trung
Tel: 3974 9999
A shopping plaza offering a range of international brands such as Levi's, United Colours of Benetton, Nike, Adidas and Geox.
250 Hang Bong, Hoan Kiem
Tel: 3939 3594 www.caominh.com
Located near Cua Nam street at the western-most end of Hang Bong, this established tailor with over 50 years of experience specialises in quality materials from Italy and England. The go-to place for top-of-the-range suits and shirts for all occasions. The shop is new and the service spot on.
18 Nha Tho, Hoan Kiem
Tel: 3828 9925
Though this tailor offers both men’s and women’s clothing, the well made dresses displayed in the window and the range of bright colours and patterns caters mostly to female tastes. Located in the shadow of the cathedral, it’s a little pricier, but you pay for the view.
64 Tran Xuan Soan, Hai Ba Trung
Tel: 3943 4747
This English-speaking tailor located near the fabric market off Pho Hue offers a seasonal collection of ready-made designs. The owner will also copy clothing or sew from your own designs. Fabric can be picked out in the shop or you can bring your own.
Tel: 0989 098903
With a long list of foreign clientele, Ms Tam works from her home not too far outside of central Hanoi. She will pay a visit to where you live to take measurements and then bring the final clothes back a few days later. She also carries a book of fabric swatches for those who truly want to skip the shopping experience.
114 Hang Gai, Hoan Kiem
Located in the heart of the old quarter, this tailor caters mostly to tourists, but a large collection of Vogue pattern books makes communication very easy.
84 Hang Dieu, Hoan Kiem. Tel: 3923 1147
This skateshop offers a variety of clothes, shoes and skateboarding equipment. Most of the T-shirts are made and designed in Vietnam, while the shoes and other equipment are made for export, often rejected due to minor defects. Staff is knowledgeable about Hanoi’s best skateboarding spots.
Euro Fashion Shoes
26, 84/16 Ngoc Khanh, Tel: 0904153041
While you may have to dig through piles of mismatched or orthopaedic-looking shoes, this shop is full of hidden gems in larger sizes, a rare find in Hanoi.
320 Ba Trieu, Hoan Kiem
If you’re looking for a diamond in the rough, head for Euro shoes, which has a wide selection of options, many of which you’ll want to give a pass. Often carries larger sizes than most Vietnamese retailers.
18 Hang Bong, Hoan Kiem. Tel: 3828 5357
This cobbler’s shop repairs shoes and makes shoes to order. The staff speaks limited English, so it’s best to bring along your favourite pair to get copied.
Huong’s Jewellery Shop
62 Hang Ngan, Hoan Kiem. Tel: 3828 1046
A small store specialising in silver necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings and pendants. While Huong’s merchandise is mostly silver or pearl, the staff will also make jewellery to order.
73 Trang Thi, Hoan Kiem. Tel: 3933 4000
Started by Hong Kong born designer Christina Yu, Ipa-Nima’s stores are filled with their one-of-a-kind purses and accessories. Their use of colour, a unique design philosophy and hand done embellishments appeals to jetsetters and fashionistas from Los Angeles to Paris. Always eye-catching and trendy, Ipa-Nima accessories are tangibly timeless and sophisticated.
Kinh Mat Ha Thanh
2 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ba Dinh. Tel: 3928 6556
Large selection of lenses as well as bio-medic contact lenses imported from the US. But buyer beware, lenses in Vietnam usually aren’t scratch-resistant.
London Diamond Gallery
21 Nguyen Huy Tu, Hai Ba Trung. Tel: 4972 6327
Home to the world’s finest gemstones, master craftsmen and jewellery experts, London Diamond Gallery is among the most established jewellery houses in the world, with an international presence that spans across England, Japan, Hong Kong and South-East Asia.
Sofitel Metropole, 15 Ngo Quyen
Tel: 3824 4977
This boutique offers an exclusive collection of the French designer handbags and accessories.
15 Nha Tho, Hoan Kiem. Tel: 3928 8725
The jewellery on offer, designed by a Belgian expat, often features chunkier gold shapes with small, well-placed diamonds. Hidden in the back of the store there is also a display case featuring less-expensive costume jewelry.
17 Nha Tho, Hoan Kiem. Tel: 3928 7616
An eclectic assortment of costume jewelry and Chula dresses are scattered among a wide collection of bags by one of Vietnam’s most popular designers, Ipa-Nima. Check out the seasonal sales for heavy discounts.
138B Giang Vo, Ba Dinh. Tel: 3736 5505
This all-purpose eyewear shop offers free eye exams and a wide selection of frames. Usually there is at least one English-speaking staff present. The quick and easy service means you will be out of the store, lenses in hand, in an hour.
83 Hang Gai, Hoan Kiem
Tel: 3828 7190
The capital city’s flagship store of the international retailer of sport clothing and equipment.
65A Quoc Tu Giam, Dong Da
Tel: 3224 10780
This hoops-themed store sells balls, basketball shoes and jerseys of the made-in-China variety.
Hanoi Club Golf Shop
76 Yen Phu, Tay Ho
Tel: 3823 8115
A small shop on the first floor of the Hanoi Club sells a range of equipment to fulfill your golfing needs, including clubs, balls and clothes.
Trang Tien Plaza, 24 Hai Ba Trung, Hoan Kiem
Vincom Towers, 191 Ba Trieu, Hai Ba Trung
With multiple locations open, and more to come, Nike retails high-end sports clothing and accessories, including yoga mats and water bottles.
Hanoi Towers, 49 Hai Ba Trung, Hoan Kiem
Also known as the “Russian shop”, Tolia retails overstock outdoor wear made for export. Brands include Jack Wolfskin, The North Face and Patagonia.
Hanoi Towers, 49 Ba Trieu, Hai Ba Trung
Tel: 3936 3233
This centrally-located shop carries all the equipment and gear you need for a day at the course.
29 Ngoc Kha, Ba Dinh
Tel: 3772 4772
This large electronics retailer deals in computers, printers, as well as external storage devices.
Ha Khanh Mobile
1/24 Dao Tan, Ba Dinh
Mobile phone retail and repair shop offering discount prices on a wide range of phones.
11B Hai Ba Trung, Hai Ba Trung
Tel: 3826 0308
Located centrally, near the Hanoi Opera house, this electronics store retails high-end audio equipment.
23 Hai Ba Trung, Hoan Kiem
Tel: 3938 6261
A small, but good all-around electronics store, selling all kinds of electronics. Speakers, I-Pods, headphones, cables and phone accessories. Many name-brands.
35 Hai Ba Trung, Hoan Kiem
This is a super-sized electronics shop with each floor devoted to a specific kind of electronics. You’ll be able to find pretty much anything you’re looking for here, from a phone to a computer to a washing machine.
Professional Computer Care and IT Services
No 3, Alley 8, Hoa Lu, Hai Ba Trung
Tel: 0983 011081
This service company can help with a just about any computer-related task. Computer repairs, set up, Wi-Fi, design, networking and development. On-site and off-site service, and free quotes.
34B Ly Nam De, Hoan Kiem
Tel: 3747 8771
Located on bustling “computer street”, this shop offers a range of computer accessories including keyboards and USB drives. They also do computer and laptop repair.
Vu Luong TV
39Z Hai Ba Trung, Hoan Kiem
Tel: 3824 7736
One of the many electronics stores along Hai Ba Trung, selling all types of computer accessories, televisions, modems and monitors.