Shop­ping

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Though retail is a nascent con­cept, most prod­ucts are hand­made and can be cus­tomised. Real Lao­tian silk is rare and sought af­ter. Bam­boutik / Ban Khili / 030 513 1170 / sim­ple yet beau­ti­ful bam­boo frocks; Le Pav­il­ion de Jade / Ban That Luang / 071 260 157 / silk and ob­jects; Passa Paa / Ban Vat Sene / 020 5541 1244 / hand­made and printed tex­tile prods; Ock Pop Tok / Ban Vat Nong / 071 253 219 / ock­pop­tok.com / stocks cloth­ing, soft fur­nish­ings and silks with con­tempo flair, and its Liv­ing Crafts Cen­tre / Ban Say­lom / 071 212 597 / of­fers tours and classes with lo­cal ar­ti­sans. Mul­ber­ries / Khaem Kong Rd. / 071 254 594 / mul­ber­ries.org / Lao­tian silk, Ngo-run; Sa­tri Lao Deco / Sakkarine Rd. / 071 252 708 / pricey dé­cor and new and an­tique silks; Caruso Lao / Sakkarine Rd. / 071 254 574 / caru­so­lao.com / taste­ful ebony, rose­wood and aca­cia home­ware and furny; Lisa Re­gale / Ban Khili / 020 7777 1972 / un­re­li­able hours / lis­are­gale.com / ac­ces­sories and cu­rios; Kop­noi / near Hive bar / 071 260 248 / kop­noi.com / jew­ellery, home­ware, cloth­ing and gallery; and Naga Cre­ations / Ban Xieng Mouane / 020 7777 8077 / one-of-a-kind lo­cally made baubles. The Night Mar­ket makes for a pleas­ant stroll (de­spite the im­ported tat) be­fore a night­cap at Blue La­goon Café (see Restau­rants).

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