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The Best Independent Stores in Nimmanhaemin, Chiang Mai

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Updated: 16 February 2018
Don’t like the hustle and bustle of Chiang Mai‘s local markets? Shop in style (and without the crowds) at Nimmanhaemin’s trendy independent stores. Check out our list to shop for clothing, furniture, jewellery and more!

Studio Naenna

Studio Naenna is a Chiang Mai-based ethical fashion and eco-textile company that specialises in indigo-dyed products. Each item is made with love and care and is the ideal spot to pick up a gift for yourself or a loved one back home.

Studio Naenna, 22 Soi 1, Nimmanheimen Rd, Suthep, Chiang Mai, Thailand, +66 53 895 136

The Booksmith

The Booksmith is an independent bookstore which has an impressive selection of books in Thai and English as well as other languages. Of special interest are their Thailand-themed coffee table books, Thai cookbooks and travel guides.

The Booksmith, Soi 3, Naehimheimen Rd, Suthep, Chiang Mai, Thailand, +66 61 625 9624
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Metal Studio

The Metal Studio is an absolute gem, excuse the pun, in hand-crafted jewellery. Each item is made and designed by Sirilak Samanasak, who uses a selection of metals and precious gemstones. Her pieces are unique and make for excellent gifts.

Metal Studio, 28/2 Soi 11, Nimanhemin Rd, Suthep, Chiang Mai, Thailand, +66 83 208 8820


Ginger is one of Nimmanhaemin’s best-kept secrets. The Nimman branch of Ginger sells clothing and accessories, unlike the Old City store, which has more home décor items. The shop’s vibrant, bold and beautiful clothes really make a statement. They’re one-of-a-kind pieces you’ll cherish for years to come.

Ginger, 95/21 Nimmanhaemin Road, Suthep, Chiang Mai, Thailand, +66 53 215 635

Fairy Tale Artcessories

Embark on a magical journey into the world of fairy tales at this cute little shop. The Fairy Tale Artcessories handcrafts enamel accessories into all your fairy tale favourites! Pick from intricate baroque necklaces to quirky rings and more, and all at very affordable prices.

Fairy Tale Artcessories, Soi 13, Neimenheimen, Suthep, Chiang Mai, Thailand, +66 086 059 1687
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Gerard Habitat Collection

Gerard Collection is located in the trendy Nimmanheimen neighbourhood and has a collection of contemporary bamboo furniture, including sofas, beds, tables and chairs. The type of bamboo that Gerard Habitat Collection uses is only found in Northern Thailand and grows much faster than trees – a sustainable home décor experience.

Gerard Collection, 6/23-24 Nimmanhaemin Road, Suthep, Chiang Mai, Thailand, +66 5322 0604


Chabaa is a treasure trove of colourful clothes and accessories. The embroidered tops, dresses and skirts are all made in-house and have ethnic chick influences. Chabaa also has a small collection of home décor items – the chance to purchase that perfect keepsake from your Thailand adventure.

Chabaa, Nimman promenade, 14/32 Nimmanhaemin Road, Suthep, Chiang Mai, Thailand, +66 53 221 824