Nimmanhaemin Shopping

Where to Shop and What to Buy in Nimmanhaemin

Being one of Asia primary handicraft centres, Chiang Mai is definitely a place you will leave with little if any spare room in your luggage. Nimmanhaemin Road is the place to head if you want to be in a spacious pleasant shopping environment; it’s comparable to shopping in a high-end suburb with its quality boutiques, antiques & furniture stores and art galleries. It has a distinct cosmopolitan vibe.

Central Department store is the closest you will get to the feeling of an urbanised Chiang Mai, with its air-conditioned malls playing host to brand stores and galleries. Wondering around the city, visitors will inevitably encounter a few unusual gems, which is part of the beauty of Chiang Mai; you’ll never know quite what you will find.

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Addicted to Art

Beautiful handmade crafts including bags, purses and cosmetic cases in bright colours made with intricate details and impressive contemporary ethnic patterns.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00-21:00
  • Address: Nimman promenade
  • Tel: +668 1884 7270
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AKA - Earth and Fire

Contemporary oriental functionalism is at the core of AKA's design philosophy. “It’s never enough that something looks good. It has to work as beautifully as it looks,” says the website's manifesto. Founded by architect and designer Eakrit Pradissuwana, who remains at the creative helm of the brand, AKA delivers ceramics, stoneware, traditional art pieces and decorative household items, all implicitly timeless and totally stylish.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00-21:00
  • Address: Nimmanhaemin Road, Soi 1
  • Tel: +66 53 894 413
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The Bag Shop

The Bag Shop deals in high-quality crafted straw and leather bags and home ware. They're extremely tasteful and come in a variety of sizes and shapes; definitely worth taking a look.

  • Opening Hours: 09:00-17:00
  • Address: 5/1-2 Soi 5 Nimmanhaemin Road
  • Tel: +66 53 894 275
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By Design - Murano Glass Jewelry

Unique and pretty jewelry that perfectly catches the balance between being bold and subtle – depending on what you opt for! Showcasing a range of Murano glass products in a variety of colours, shapes and forms, the bracelets are a nice addition to the jewelry box or a decent gift for a friend.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00-21:00
  • Address: 14/25 Soi 4, Nimmanhaemin Rd, Nimman Promenade
  • Tel: +66 81 961 0774
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Anyone with an interest in fashion should check out this shop to find brightly coloured embroidered tops, dresses, shirts and skirts, all made in house.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00-20:00
  • Address: 14/32 Nimmanhaemin Road
  • Tel: +66 53 221 824
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Circle Source

Using fibres from fast growing crops such as Kozo, Saa, Banana, Salago, Sugarcane and fully biodegradable papers, this natural paper shop brings you the best natural paper and paper products under the influence of the company philosophy ‚’Nature demands Nature’. Types of paper on offer include decorative paper, flower paper, Japanese paper and artist paper.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00-20:00
  • Address: 26 Soi 1, Nimmanhaemin Road
  • Tel: +66 53 895 019
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This family-run business produces wooden elephant sculptures. Beautifully crafted, the sculptures perfectly capture the grace of elephants with an almost life-like authenticity that comes from almost 40 years of experience.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00-20:00
  • Address: 8 Nimmanhaemin Road, Soi 1
  • Tel: 083 203 9991
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Fai Ngam

The only Nimmanhemin-located designer clothes store for men. Check out the unusual cotton patterns which can be applied to one-of-a-kind custom-made clothing.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00-20:00
  • Address: Apartment E, Nimmanhaemin Road Soi 1
  • Tel: +66 53 221 130
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Garden Yard

Funky and fashionable girls' clothes, the line is edgy while still being easy to wear.

  • Opening Hours: 11:00-19:00
  • Address: Nimmanhaemin Road
  • Tel: 089 9554518
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Gerard Habitat Collection

Using a specific a type of bamboo found only in Northern Thailand, the furniture found in the Gerard Collection is exclusively created in this region of the country. Bamboo grows ten times faster than trees, making it an ecologically sound alternative to wood while not compromising on aesthetic appeal, durability or quality. Beds, tables, sofas, chairs, lamps, mirrors can be found, in a range of colours and styles. Arguably one of Chiang Mai’s best furniture and homeware traders.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00-21:00
  • Address: 2/8 Soi 3, Nimmanhaemin Road
  • Tel: +66 53 227 272
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One of Chiang Mai’s best-kept secrets, the Nimmanhaemin Road branch of Ginger deals primarily in clothes and accessories. Contemporary styling with Asian accents, making for forward-thinking, statement fashion that is enough to make most girls' hearts skip a beat. The intricately beaded bags and bold kaftans with embroidered details demonstrate the craftsmanship and style of an upscale Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 09:00-21:00
  • Address: 95/21 Nimmanhaemin Road
  • Tel: +66 53 215 635
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Gongdee Gallery

This gallery-cum-café specialises in quality items made from materials to be found in Northern Thailand – mostly wood. The company’s ethos is to, 'make products that beautify homes as well as meeting the aesthetic criteria of being simple in both form and function'. The charming space has a small garden where coffee and snacks are served. Items include furniture, carvings, paintings, lighting, handbags and tableware.

During the month of December the gallery hosts an Art & Design festival which attracts people eager enjoy a party and bit of culture combined.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 08:00-20:00
  • Address: Nimmanhaemin Road, Soi 1
  • Tel: +66 53 222 230
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Kachama Studio

This stunning gallery showcases the best in Southeast Asian textiles and crafts. Katchama is situated in a two-storey house with ample space for visitors to take the opportunity to appreciate the unique and the intricate details of the wall hangings. Items include silk wall hangings with embroidered Hmong fabrics, scarves and shawls, cushions, table covers and general decorative textiles. Each of the innovative designs has been created using natural materials and can seem pretty pricey but, as they say, you pay for quality.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 -20:00
  • Address: 10-12 Nimmanhemin Road
  • Tel: +66 53 215 768
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Named after its owner and primary designer, Kaewkaw specializes in the creation of batiks. Other goods include hand-stitched cashmere scarves, jewelry and authentic attire. For 550 baht you can learn all the techniques needed in order to produce a batik piece, during a three-hour class.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00-21:00
  • Address: Hill Side Condo 2, Nimmanhaemin Rd
  • Tel: +66 53 400 357
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Comprising handmade garments with vintage clothing, this boutique ran by three sisters fuses bygone trends with innovational, contemporary straight-thinking designs.

  • Address: Nimman Promenade
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This explosion of colour is like an Aladdin’s cave of goods ranging from art pieces from as far afield as China, soft furnishings in an array of fabrics to quirky lighting features and accessories. Even before entering the shop punters are confronted with a pretty impressive facade that should draws in curious shoppers.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00-21:00
  • Address: Nimmanhaemin Road
  • Tel: +66 53 214 715
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Lim's Collectables

Lim’s combination of colour theory and good material make it a firm favourite with jewelry shoppers in Chaing Mai. With a product range comprising bracelets, necklaces, earrings and broaches, made with materials sourced as a far afield as Japan and South America, those fond of bold accessories should make their way over.

  • Opening Hours: 08:00-22:00
  • Address: 1 Nimmanhaemin rd, 14/5 room no.5 Nimman promenade
  • Tel: +66 9-7004656
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Loyfar specialises in handmade tableware, house ware and gifts made from pewter, a material similar to sterling silver with the added bonus of a friendlier price tag. Beautifully designed and crafted collections include plumeria (frangipani) leaves and antler lines, elegant and functional – perfect for home decoration. Customers also have the option of having their own designs crafted by artisans.

  • Opening Hours: 09:00-21:00
  • Address: Nimmanhaeim Road, Soi 1
  • Tel: +66 53 817 254
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Handmade men's footwear as sold in Milan and Bangkok. The collection is constructed on a tradition of high-quality craftsmanship using genuine Grade-A materials such as cow, snake, sheep, and ostrich and crocodile skins. The custom-made shoes are incredibly chic and the brand is enhanced by the customization option where you can add personalised details.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00-20:00
  • Address: Nimmanhaemin Soi 4, Nimman Promenade
  • Tel: +66 53 289 252
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Silver Birch

Like many of Chiang Mai’s shops, Silver Birch has goods crafted from locally grown mango wood, the most visually striking of which is an 80cm long wall-mounted dragonfly. A good place to pick up toys and ornaments for children, it is reminiscent of Gepetto's workshop with a certain magical quality about it. To top it off, you can get a decent cup of coffee here.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00-20:00
  • Address: 28 Soi 1, Nimmanhaemin Road
  • Tel: +66 (0) 18815886
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Tawan Décor

All the homeware accessories in Tawan have been handcrafted from mango wood, after being smoked and dyed, thus accentuating the native fibres. Tawan presents the chance to pick up interesting, quality home and garden furnishings.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00-21:00
  • Address: 1 Nimmanhemin Road
  • Tel: +66 53 894 941
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Wits Collection

This shop showcases the work of Parisian artist Fabienne Jouvin, who has a distinctly quirky, modern approach to ceramics. Recently, her collections have begun to gather pace and are becoming well known in Thailand and abroad. The essentially minimal pieces throw in splashes of colour to great effect; the result being whimsical, contemporary ceramics that definitely lighten the house up and make for a great gift.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00-21:00
  • Address: 1F Niemanhaemin Road. Soi 1
  • Tel: + 66 53 217 544
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