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Where to Shop in Taipei: 10 Pinkoi Shops and Boutiques to Visit

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Are you looking for places in Taipei to discover local creativity and original souvenirs from local designers? We’ve got a list of places for you!

Taipei’s neighborhoods are dotted with shops, cafes and boutiques full of personality and stories, many of which are also shops selling on Pinkoi. In our Shop Next Door column, editors have visited their store and chatted with designers in person. We’ve organized them for you into the districts of Da An, Datong, Zhongshan, Songshan and New Taipei City. Check out these shops to make the most out of your day trips in Taipei.

 

Da An District

1. A Kind of Cafe

Mon marché, a sort of cafe, a kind of cafe…, there have been several names attempting to describe this multi-purpose creative space. A Kind of Cafe in Taipei’s Da’An District has indeed become the friendly kitchen and mixed media creative studio that Uulin and Pearl imagined it to be.

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☞ Address: Lane 32, Section 2, Anhe Road, Da’an District, Taipei City

 

2. TRAN Apparels

“Like water flowing into life, we remove the excess, arriving at a clean, minimalistic quality.” On the “Crouching Dragon Street” (better known as Wolong Street), Jimmy, Spencer and 123 draw inspirations from flowing spring waters to create minimalistic gender-neutral apparels.

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☞ Address: No. 84, Wolong Street, Da’an District, Taipei City

 

3. Yarnball Illustrations

For years, illustrators Chia-Chen and Ping-Hsien have been touching people’s hearts with their art, detailing shared memories of life in Taiwan. "We often lose connections to ourselves as life pushes us forward. It happened to us, and that’s why we began creating art that’s relatively simple with the time we can scrape together."

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☞ Address: No. 10, Alley 12, Lane 251, Section 3, Zhongxiao East Road, Da’an District, Taipei City

 

4. Succuland

Hidden in a quiet alley, Succuland is a wonderland for over 30 interior and succulent brands as well as numerous classes and workshops. Get to know the shop owners by asking what succulents they would like to be. Here, you can find Pinkoi brands like T-bone, Razzle Dazzle,  i+Deal, Twine Fair Trade, and many more.

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☞ Address: No. 19, Lane 76, Siwei Road, Da’an District, Taipei City

 

Datong District

5. InBlooom

InBlooom is an ecologically minded fabric and accessories brand nestled in the quiet corner of Dadaocheng, the old town Taipei. With prints that salute to local species and historical architectures, InBlooom makes beautiful bags and soft goods that you'll want to replace disposable products with.

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☞ Address: No. 28, Minyue Street, Datong District, Taipei City

 

6. Omake Urban Nomad Apparel & Accessories

Continue the adventure in Dadaocheng to Omake, a world market full of cultural characters. Owners Bio and Mulan bring back “souvenirs” from around the world to share with friends and visitors—a notion of the original Omake founded by Tanaka Mikami in Niigata, Japan. Here you can find a carpet from India, a beaded charm from Afghanistan, or a wind chime from Chiang Mai.  

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☞ Address: No. 23, Lane 362, Minsheng West Road, Datong District, Taipei City

 

Zhongshan District

7. Xuxuwear

Xuxuwear is named after a verse in Shijing (The Classic of Poetry), the oldest existing collection of Chinese poetry. “Xuxu” is the sound of people laboring towards shared goals, very much the process of making clothes. But in the shop, what you’ll feel most is the beautiful outcome of a comfortable space with thoughtful designs and a gentle, positive outlook to life.

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☞ Address: No. 3, Lane 83, Section 1, Zhongshan North Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei City

 

Songshan District

8. Grassphere Cafe and Shop

Grassphere founder Yu Shan inherited the spirit of farming from her father, and took it to urban farming with tea and herbs accessible for city dwellers. In the shop, you can get up close and personal with the Chinese and western herbs used in original Grassphere recipes for wellness teas and dried fruit infusions.

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☞ Address: No. 175, Yanshou Street, Songshan District, Taipei City

 

New Taipei City 

9. Haohuo Lab, Yonghe District

Cross the bridge to the residential Yonghe District and try to locate the unassuming storefront of Haohuo Lab. At this quiet home studio, husband-and-wife team Justin and Chili tinker with wood and leather, bringing ideas alive with bags, planters, and decorations, while sharing the warmth of their home with workshop students and shoppers alike.

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☞ Address: No. 22, Lane 20, Linsen Road, Yonghe District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 234

 

10. 191 Feng Succulents, Wugu District

The welcoming doors of 191 Feng are always open for you in the Luzhou district of Taipei. The space is flooded with natural light as hanging dried flowers, wreaths and succulents decorate the open space. Outside it may be busy, but here at 191 Feng, we are feeling chill and comfy!

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☞ Address: No. 80, Siwei Road, Wugu District, New Taipei City

 

Enjoy shopping and hanging out in Taipei

Read full stories at Pinkoi Shop Next Door

► ► ► Shop Next Door | InBlooom Fabrics and Accessories
► ► ► Shop Next Door | A Kind of Cafe & Creative Studio
► ► ► Shop Next Door | Omake Urban Nomad Apparel & Accessories

Text: Melissa

Category: Get Inspired

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