Here are a few little things I picked up on a recent trip to Hanoi (shopping capital of Vietnam, in A Girl in Asia’s humble opinion!). The Old Quarter, particularly Nha Tho, Nha Chung, Ly Quoc Su, Hang Trong and Hang Gai Streets are jam-packed with small shops crammed with clothing, lacquerware, bags, scarves, lanterns and more. Nha Tho and Nha Chung Streets are particularly good for unique boutiques.
– 3 reproduction propaganda art posters (US$7 each, Hanoi Gallery, 17 Nha Chung Street)
– Set of 6 silver lacquer coasters, in bonus lacquer box (US$6, Thuong Gia 1, 7 Hang Trong Street)
Shopping tip: Even some of the marked price shops in Hanoi are partial to a little bargaining. The posters retail for US$8 each so a little discount was granted there, and the coaster set was meant to be $7. Not massive discounts, but it means the wrapping paper was virtually ‘free’ (don’t you love justifying shopping?!).
I am coveting the posters!
I love your entire haul, but I LOVE those posters! You always seem to manage to find the neatest places 🙂 And what bargains. Oh, to live in Asia…!
Yoli & Megan – thanks, I love them too :-). There’s alot of cool stuff to be found in the propaganda poster shops..now I just have to get them framed and hung (something I usually takes to do, or sometimes don’t do – oops!)!
I love the posters and wrapping paper! So pretty!
Love your coasters and wrapping paper!
I did some wonderful shopping in Hanoi. My favourites were some posters made entirely out of north vietnamese stamps, depicting Ho Chi Minh in various benevolent situations. They are fabulous.
I love those posters!!! Definitely something I would buy!!!! I can’t say it enough…I love those posters!!!
Wrapping paper is nice. GO to Nha Chung Street:D