Whether your passion iscutting-edge fashion, or crafts and antiquities, Southeast Asia is a haven in terms of selection and price, and the cities of Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Saigon, and Hanoi are its focal points.
While you're shopping, why not take a break along the way and relax at one of the many day spas each city has to offer.
Fashion shopping includes everything from large department stores to boutiques owned by individual designers. For an in-depth look at Southeast Asia's best designers, visit our Fashion Runway pages for Thailand and Vietnam.
Arts, crafts, and antiquities shopping in Thailand and Vietnam includes lacquerware, silver, terra cotta, textiles, tribal crafts, sculpture, bronzes, and extraordinary wooden carvings.
Markets abound everywhere, and you'll find the best bargains there, although for top quality, high-end antiquities, smaller individual shops are often your best choice.