Hours can be spent sifting through the vintage Southeast Asian stock that has been carefully sourced and curated by Estampe’s owners. The items on sale are the result of years of searching through antique stores both across the region and also in France, for gems dating back to colonial Cambodia. Old photographs of Phnom Penh during its time as the ‘Pearl of Asia’ have been replicated onto postcards, print and canvas. Original maps of Cambodia and Indochina from the early 1900s, newspapers depicting historic events, and other intriguing items are also on sale.
197A Street 19. T. +855 (0)12 826 186
Dubbed the capital’s Art Alley, the section of Street 178 parallel to the Royal University of Fine Arts is littered with small galleries, studios and stores selling art and other creative items to kit out your home. Don’t be put off by the fact that many sell the same thing – depictions of Angkor Wat or rural Cambodia – because patience will pay off and there are some real gems waiting to be unearthed, at prices that won’t break the bank.
Serving mainly as a creative space, hosting workshops, documentary screenings and art projects, n o w h e r e is also home to a range of innovative art, prints and decorations inspired by Cambodia. All with a modern spin, the items showcase the exciting contemporary art movement that is stirring within the capital, and there are plenty of gems to hang on the walls back home. Prints are sold with a hard tube and bamboo case to prevent them from being damaged during the journey home.
3Eo Street 312. T. +855 (0)17 891 772.