Siem Reap is a bustling city in Cambodia. It is a more modern and western friendly city with a lot of English speakers making it the home to many expats. This city is still a massive cultural hub for Cambodia and holds one of the largest temple architectural wonders of the world. There is so much to do in this beautiful city and that includes a large network of shopping with independent boutiques and shops.
Siem Reap Shops
Saarti (essential oils, candles, home decor)
Saarti is a home goods store that sells quality essential oils with different salves, balms and room mist sprays as well as defusing oils. Saarti is an eco-lifestyle brand that is a local and Cambodian made. They make natural and ethical products that empower local communities through fair-trade employment. They make homemade hand poured Blessing Bowl candles, and sell body, skin, and hair care products, as well as 100% pure essential oils. They sell local jewelry as well as home decor products, such as baskets, pillows, and textiles.
Hours: 9am-5pm daily, closed Mondays
Artbook (art, books, posters, maps)
Artbook sells books, maps, art, posters, and other souvenirs Their flagship store is in Vietnam. They sell art by local artists of countries from around the world with the key sites and beautiful unique features of each place. These artistic renditions are beautiful wall art for travelers. They sell beautiful modern, artistic maps as well as vintage old map posters. This shop is perfect for people who love traveling, maps, and have an appreciation for art. There are so many cool artistic things in this shop to peruse.
We had to find out more about the artist who does the paintings of the different countries because we fell in love with the art. We bought 4 different art pieces depicting countries in Asia and Europe that we have traveled to that hold deep meaning for us. The posters are 12 by 16 on homemade parchment style paper and sold for $6USD each. They are prints of the artists original with the longitude and latitude of the city, an outline of the skyline that makes it unique and a portrait of the key landmarks in an artistic rendition of the country.
Graines de Cambodge (jewelry, clothes &purses)
This is a craft store selling local Cambodian designer’s handmade jewelry as well as local fashion, lots of purses, bags, and baskets as well as home decor items. This is a trendy boutique that is a bit more upscale, however, everything is quality, especially when compared with the markets and the cheaper items sold there. Siem Reap designer, Rany Som, made the main jewelry collection using over twenty different kinds of seed found growing locally to create delicate and intricate necklaces, bracelets and much more. He recently branched out into clothing and home-ware. This company was founded in 2011 and is one of the coolest and trendy local Cambodian stores to see the fashion and style and bring home a quality souvenir.
Hours: 8am-11pm daily
Sra May (textiles)
This is a gift shop that sells many handmade artisan crafts from the area such as woven clutch purses and linen pouches. They sell small linen shoulder bags with English sayings on them, local textiles, pillows, pillowcases, and scarves. There are hand sewn blankets using local textiles and everything linen for the linen lover.
Hours: 9:30am-6pm daily
A great Siem Reap Shop is Shop 676. It is a local clothing store boutique with a men’s and women’s collection of simple neutral linens as well as some shoes. The owner of this store was a designer in Paris for 15 years and now creates a travel and natural linens line here. The owner also does alterations for free on her clothes for you and you can normally pick it up again the same day. There is also jewelry sold and some small homeware items. She makes and sells simple fashion that breathes well traveling in Asia and is modest for your travels. The quality linen is really nice.
Hours: 10am-7pm daily
Wild Poppy is a women’s clothing and jewelry boutique store. There are lots of light airy sundresses, leather bags, and woven baskets locally made at the Siem Reap shop. There is a huge collection of local jewelry including necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. Wild Poppy carries a range of clothing, jewelry, and gifts, made locally or sourced from within SE Asia, with 5% of profits donated to HUSK Cambodia www.huskcambodia.org
Hours: 8am-8pm daily
Local Baskets & lamp shades shop
So this shop did not have a name, and I cannot find it on google maps, however, it was the best local shop that made all kind of baskets, lamp shades for hanging lights, shelves, and storage for your house as well as home decor that is all woven and made out of local natural products. It is on the road parallel to the river walk and is near the old market bridge. It is near Sister Srey Cafe. The products are always sitting outside so you cannot miss it. The owner gave us fair prices and better prices with no bartering than the local markets for the same handmade goods. We saw several locals stop by here and buy from here and it seems to be the best place. A medium sized basket is $7USD and the hanging wooden lamp shades for hanging lights you see all around Siem Reap were $3USD per shade. We wanted to buy so much more but could not carry it all back on the plane.
Price: $ so cheap!!!
Trunkh is a gift shop that is Cambodia’s first lifestyle and design brand with a flagship concept store in Siem Reap. The store is a unique and eclectic collection of fashion, jewelry, homewares & soft furnishings that the owners design and collect representing the culture and street fashion in SE Asia of Cambodia. This shop is a cool up and coming trendy boutique in the city that has lots of interesting homewares and decor. Definitely, one of the best Siem Reap shops to visit.
Hours: 10am-6pm daily