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Top things to Buy in Hoi An - Discover Shopping in this Ancient City

Hoi An the Vietnamese city on the central coast with its ancient towns is also known for its shopping, and a favourite activity of visitors to this charming ancient town.



There are great designs and styles to be found in Hoi An for both girls and guys ranging from 35 $ onwards. If you can't find your perfect match, you can opt for a custom made pair, ready and made available to you in one or two days the most.



Hoi An is referred to as the city of lanterns and with good reason. There are many beautifully decorated lanterns available to purchase in varying designs and patterns throughout the town. A small lantern can be purchased for around 3-5$ and a large one for 4-5$.



Hoi An is a much-loved destination for its fashionable clothes. There are plenty of retail stores as well as tailors to craft custom made clothes for you. Choose an area less prone to tourists to get better pricing and your bargaining skills may also come in handy. Tailor-made clothes are available within 24 hours in most shops.



You cannot leave Vietnam without purchasing a Non-La, the traditional hat of the Vietnamese people. They usually cost just 1$ and is an extremely photogenic accessory for your pictures and perfect for protecting you from the sun, there are two distinct styles for men and women.


Round straw bags

You can find round brown coloured handbags made from straw in shops all around Hoi An, this cute accessory is perfectly customisable with any outfit. The big ones cost around 13 $ and a small bag can be purchased for 9$.



Hoi An is a great place for art lovers. There are enough shops selling water coloured paintings, sewn paintings, and photographs depicting the daily life of the Vietnamese people.



If you are looking to jazz up your new outfits look no further than Hoi An, there are a wide variety of jewellery shops. A wide range of necklaces, charms, bracelets made from gold, silver, and plastic in vibrant colours are strewn across many shops in the town. Any bargaining skills will come in handy to get a reasonable price. There is so much variety in Hoi An that shopping should be part of the agenda. Accommodation can be easily found here, and Anantara Hoi An Resort would make a good option for stay since it is rated among the top hotels in Hoi An.


Home décor

You can find plenty of shops with traditional Vietnamese style home décor. Stroll around the town to discover many items from pottery, bed covers, table wear to chairs.


Scarves and ties

There is a vibrant selection of scarves and ties all across the Hoi An, the town itself was once part of the ancient silk route. Finding the perfect silk scarf or tie won't be a problem here, ideal for gifting friends and family. Most scarves and ties will cost around 5$.