Archive for the 'Shopping' Category

Jun 04 2013

Secondhand clothes shopping in Phnom Penh

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Get shirty.

Phnom Penh can be a shopper’s paradise, where seemingly every week a new shiny store opens selling the latest in international fashion. Sihanouk Boulevard boasts brands such as Mango, bYSI and Skechers retailed in icy air-con with fancy changing rooms. But I must confess my secret passion for secondhand clothes shopping — digging around in market … read the full post

Mar 02 2013

Phnom Penh Night Market

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You'd be tetchy too, if you'd had a stick inserted there.

If there are two things dear to the heart of Phnom Penhites, it’s eating and shopping. Not always in that order but, if possible, at the same time. Which goes a long way to explaining the popularity of the weekend Night Market on Phnom Penh’s riverside. Throw in some loud music and a chance to … read the full post

Dec 22 2012

Phsar Toul Tom Poung (Russian Market), Phnom Penh

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How's a girl to choose?

Despite its English-language name, the one thing you can’t buy at Phnom Penh’s Phsar Toul Tom Poung is a Russian. But for almost everything else, this warren of stalls has it covered. The market became popular with foreigners in the 1980s when most of its visitors were Soviets, hence the name. Since then, it’s become a … read the full post

Nov 26 2012

Phnom Penh’s Street 240 and a Half

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Down the rabbit hole ...

Street 240 is one of Phnom Penh‘s magnet streets for tourists and expats: a destination for eating, drinking and shopping away from the sweaty endurance event that is a Cambodian market. Tucked in an alleyway around a corner is a secret extension where you can find organic food, funky shopping and Japanese kitsch. Welcome to Street 240 … read the full post

Mar 19 2012

An afternoon at Phnom Penh’s City Mall

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There’s no way to pretend that hot season isn’t off to a roaring start in Phnom Penh, with temperatures already far higher than I am ready to cope with. Luckily, though, there’s no dearth of places to spend an air-con afternoon. My new favourite is City Mall, that Western-style shopping mecca next to Olympic Stadium. … read the full post

Oct 28 2011

Cambodian and Cambodia-based fashion designers

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I’ve already covered international clothing labels available in Phnom Penh, but did you know there are local designers, too? There are a number of Cambodian designers and Cambodians raised abroad who have come back to Cambodia and are now designers: SCT (Sar Chantho) is a Cambodian designer based in Phnom Penh outfitting locals and expats; … read the full post

Oct 03 2011

Shopping on Sihanouk Boulevard, Phnom Penh

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Phnom Penh isn’t a bad city to shop for women’s clothing, if you know where to look. Local markets like Orussey are good for local fashions (think orange floral pyjama sets), head there. But, if you prefer more international style in your wardrobe, many international brands are on sale in Phnom Penh. Russian Market is … read the full post

Aug 22 2011

English-language bookstores in Phnom Penh

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About to head out on the bus to Battambang or Siem Reap and need a good book for the trip? All along the riverside you’ll be able to find children selling genocide-related literature, but please don’t buy books from them — purchase from one of the many adults selling books on the riverside instead (Ed: … read the full post

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