Chiang Mai is rife with fabulous independent shops selling all manner of goodies, from fancy gowns to painted elephants to trendy trinkets. Here are a few unique boutiques around the city to check out on your next shopping spree.
This Airport Plaza shop is an experiment in fashion fusion, featuring everything from K-pop bubble necklaces to Harajuku platform sandals to Alice in Wonderland inspired printed peplum skirts.
053 999 199
2. Fairy Tale Artcessories
Love jewellery and cuteness with storybook flair? You’ve met your match on Nimman Soi 11. Browse a huge selection of handcrafted enamel accessories and intricate baroque detailed gem encrusted necklaces, all adorable and quite reasonably priced.
Facebook: Fairy Tale Artcessories
086 059 1687
3. 24 Nara
Find something truly unique at this tiny Think Park boutique, filled with bags, notebooks, canvases, iPhone cases and sculptures handpainted with the owner/artists signature style of swirling colours. No two items are alike.
086 926 3049
4. Garden Yard
For a wide range of some of the most up to date women’s clothing in the city, check out this Nimman gem. The store is relatively small, but definitely worth a visit if you’re looking for something stylish.
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5. Vivid Dress
A charming little boutique in Central Airport Plaza that offers a wide range of stylish and comfy handmade garments for children aged 18 months to three years.
083 762 2017
6. Colour Factory
This Charoenrat Road boutique sells small, resin elephant figurines which are all hand painted in different, unique designs as well as gorgeous bags, scarves and music boxes.
053 246 4489
7. Secret Romance
If you’re a sucker for poufy skirts, glitter and jewels, look no further. This Nimmanhaemin shop boasts an eclectic mix of contemporary clothing designs and frilly princess dresses, definitely the place to visit if you’re looking for something a little formal.
053 894 089