SHOP: The Best Local Boutiques & Markets In Chiang Mai

G2G stamp logo Chiang Mai FINAL 1Don’t miss must-buys: Thai silk, wood carvings, Buddha statues, jade jewelries and local artisan goodies!

 

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1. Vila Cini – Best Silk and Textiles

29 Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011 Paris, France (mapwebsite)

This is a high-end option for silk and local textiles. The feel and style of Vila Cini is similar to the famous brand: Jim Thmopson, but Vila Cini is located inside a gorgeous teak house that holds beautiful antique, home accessories, and anything that fits into your living space. If you don’t want to get ripped off by the silk you find at night bazaars, then you’re guaranteed with quality here but the gorgeous products here do come a bit more expensive.

vila cini chiang mai

Via travelandleisureasia.com

2. Eranyara – Best Jewelry Boutique

Thonon Rachadamnoen Alley, Si Phum, Mueang, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand (mapwebsite)

When you’re in Thailand, definitely look for something made by local designers or pieces that you won’t find in any other country in the world. Eranyara uses local stones and materials to design gorgeous, elegant pieces. Items start with a few hundred dollars, and they are all statement pieces that are fitting for every woman. She also takes jade and antique beads then transform them into stylish necklaces and bracelets.

Eranyara Thailand Chiang Mai shop

 

3. T Tara Collection – Best Antiques & Buddha Statues

78/1 Charoenprathet Road, Chiang Mai, Thailand (map)

In every city, there’s always that one store which sells all sorts of antiques, crafts, and carvings. In Chiang Mai, there is one too, and you can find all sorts of expensive as well as inexpensive goodies at T Tara Collection. Products here can be seen in a wide range of price categories, while Vila Cini (see #1) may be a bit more high-end. The best part is, if you want to bring home a Buddha statue, this is the perfect spot to find one. The location of the store is near the riverside. If you don’t find anything else, there’s also a night bazaar area close by.

T Tara Collection Chiang Mai Thailand

 Via chiangmai.bangkok.com

4. Things Called Art – Most Quirky Shop

Prapokkloa Rd, Mueang Chiang Mai District, เชียงใหม่ 50200, Thailand   (mapwebsite

You’ve seen the elephants and you fell in love with them. Now you would love to buy some souvenirs with them on it. Nothing cheesy but you’re looking for something contemporary and artistic. Things Called Art carries many creative notebooks, bags and cards deisgned by artists Supachet Bhumakarn and his girlfriend, Siriwan Lohacheewa. We love their modern take on traditional Thai symbols and materials.

Things Called Art Chiang Mai Shop

5. Herb Basics Chiang Mai – Best Spa Goodies

172 Prapok Klao Road Tambol Sriphoom Muang เชียงใหม่ 50200, Thailand  (map, website)
A must-buy in Chiang Mai is also their high quality spa and aromatherapy items. Herb Basics uses local herbs, flowers and oils from surrounding areas of Chiang Mai, and create fragrant products for you to relax and chill out with. Bring some of their stuff home and pamper yourself!
Herb Basics Chiang Mai

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Walking Street Sunday Market – Best Artisan Street Market

Rajdamnoen Road (near Tha Pae Gate), Chiang Mai, Thailand (map)

Food, arts and crafts, clothing, jewelries, bags are all things you can find at Walking Street Sunday Market. Yes, it’s only open on Sundays, and they don’t allow any cars to drive through Rajdamnoen Road for numerous vendors to set up there. Years ago, this market used to have an authentic vibe, before being attacked by tourists. Even if a certain local atmosphere has gone away, this market is still worth a trip especially when you’ve got a shopping list and trying to stay within a budget. Hungry after shopping? There are delicious food options at the market. Hours: 4pm – midnight, every Sunday.

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Via allpointseast.com

Warorot Market – Best Local Market

Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai, Thailand (map)
Warorot Market is located on the Ping River between the Narawat Bridge and the Nakorn Ping Bridge, this is where all Chiang Mai residents converge to buy just about anything you can imagine, from food, electronics, clothing, household items to you-name-it.  Lots of fun strolling through here noshing on Thai sausages, dumplings, fried insects, sauteed worms. Dive on in!

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Via Flickr

ALSO IN GUIDE TO GETAWAY – CHIANG MAI:

EAT: Top 5 Places To Get Your Grub On In Chiang Mai

DRINK: Top 5 Bars And Live Music Venues In Chiang Mai

SEE: Top 5 Must-Dos In Chiang Mai

STAY: Top 5 Hotels To Rest and Relax In Chiang Mai

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