Hanoi shopping scene is renowned for its bustling markets and colonial shophouses, but there are a growing number of flash boutiques and shopping malls thanks to the city’s rapid modernisation. Traditional markets (outdoor and indoor) are scattered across the city with local vendors selling Vietnamese coffee beans, household supplies, and Vietnamese street food at attractive prices, while Hang Da Street is great for purchasing quality textiles and custom-made clothes. Shopping malls in Hanoi are great options for when you need to escape the afternoon heat, catch the latest Hollywood films, and shop for internationally-renowned brands. Many of these establishments are also fitted with arcade centres, ice-skating rinks, and theme parks – perfect for travellers with young children. If you’re visiting the capital city of Vietnam for the first time, make sure you check out our helpful guide on what to buy and where to shop in Hanoi.