State Department Store
Established in 1921, the State Department Store, known as ikh delguur (big shop), is a local institution and virtually a tourist attraction in itself. Here the best products from around the city are squeezed into one building, and it’s the place to come for quality cashmere (2nd floor), Erdenet carpets (4th floor) and a wide range of souvenirs, traditional clothing and books about Mongolia (6th floor).
Peace Avenue-23, 3th khoroo, Chingeltei District, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
+976 11 36 6366
Gobi Cashmere Factory Outlet
Has slightly lower prices than the cashmere shops in the city centre, although much of it is last year’s stock. Next door is the flagship shop with a full range of items, and regular fashion shows during summer. It’s in the industrial suburbs, so it’s best to get a taxi here.
Industrial Street | 3rd khoroo, Khan-Uul District,
+976 7013 5511
Mary & Martha Mongolia
Ethical & Fair – supporting about 150 Mongolian & ethnic Kazakh artisans from all over Mongolia. From the most simple product to the most high end QUALITY is key. Artisans and Mary & Martha make a sustainable living and customers buy quality, useful products at reasonable prices. We are the only shop that buys all its products before we sell because we want to be fair to artisans and we believe in the products – all other shops pay artisans if their products sell. 2nd Branch opened 18th June in the Shangri-La Mall, North East entrance Unit 101.
+976 9520 0841
Narantuul Zah Black Market
Also known as the Black Market (Khar Zakh), this is a must-see spot for those wanting to pick up traditional Mongolian clothing, carpets, horse-riding gear and souvenirs. It’s notorious for pickpockets and bag slash…
Narnii Rd Khoroo 14, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia