"Want to buy clothes, get them here" Local Crafts Tip by stardeenaw

Local Crafts, Hanoi: 40 reviews and 47 photos

  Shopowner Hoa (left)
by stardeenaw

You will see alot of shops selling silk within Old Quarter, apart from silk, the shops sell other things too, like handicraft, lacquer ware etc. Those shops are targetted at the pockets of tourists.

In contrast, N Silk sells one and only item - clothings. The quality of silk is good. And the price I was quoted is much lesser than other shops, in fact, it was what I paid in the end. Save your effort of trying to bargain for 50% of the quoted price like in other shops.

A humble shopfront with a friendly and honest shopowner, Hoa (she calls herself Flower too) who speaks good English. She is only in the shop from 830am-7pm, from 7pm -9pm it will her dad manning the shop.

When I was at the shop, I met a lady from UK who said she visited this shop 3 years ago and is here again. I saw her paying Hoa hundred of Euros to tailor make 2 tops and 2 bottoms.

This is definitely a shop I will visit again.

What to buy: Silk Clothing, ethnic flavoured clothings.

What to pay: I bought two tops for 100,000VND each and 200,000VND for a silk jacket.

othercontact: ndtrang3974@yahoo.com
Theme: Women's Clothes

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 10, 2009
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