Ulaanbaatar has a wide variety of shopping, from busy open-air food markets in the village, street stalls and local shops to department stores and specialist shops. Naturally, prices vary, from incredible bargaining to credit card-melting designer labels. With traditional crafts, beautiful clothing, jewelry, antiques, housewares and much more to choose from. The only thing you’re going to regret shopping in UB is you didn’t bring a bigger suitcase! And while you’re also here, you can buy a new one.
STATE DEPARTMENT STORE (IKH DELGUUR)
The Store, known as ikh delguur( big store) was first established in 1921 and it is a visitor attraction by itself. Here are the finest goods from all parts of the town packed into one building where high-end cashmere (the second floor), Erdenet carpet (the fourth floor), and various souvenirs, traditional clothing, and books about Mongolia are found (the sixth floor).
Open Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-10pm / Sun 9am-9:30pm
Another fascinating urban space in nomadic Mongolia would be the Narantuul market in Ulaanbaatar. The narantuul market is the biggest market in the country and somehow nicknamed as the ‘black market’. The term “Black market” could be originated during Mongolia’s communist regime when private trading was prohibited when the market was located in the middle of a ger district. Even there is a phrase that you can find everything except “green lamb fur and a dog hoof” referring you can find almost everything from food items to clothing, ger furniture, horse saddle, riding boots and camping equipment and so forth. For centuries, the majority of Mongolians used to sew their clothes and nowadays this tradition still lingers widely in the country. You will encounter with colorful stalls with silk, cotton and other material used for making a deal(a traditional costume). A market is a place where many whole sellers provide their supplies. Also, locals and rural nomadic herders come and trade for their daily needs. You may have look through what sort of items are needed in Mongolian’s daily life especially those who live in the countryside.
Open Hours: Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday/ Mon,Thurs,Fri,Sat,Sun 9:00am- 7:00pm
They have been selling handmade products for 11 years. They have beautiful handmade souvenirs and art pieces. It is a cozy cute gift shop where you can shop for presents for your family and friends.
EGSHIGLEN MAGNAI NATIONAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENT SHOP
“Egshiglent-Magnai” LLC’s music company started its operation with two employees, nowadays it has expanded to more than 40 breeders. Morin khuur, high fiddle, fiddle, middle fiddle, lute, bamboo fiddle, rattle, horn, horn musical instruments such as echoes, zither, flute, etc. In addition, Mongolian and other musical instruments are ordered by request.
Open Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-8pm / Sat-Sun 10am-7pm
GOBI CASHMERE FACTORY OUTLET
Gobi Corporation has been manufacturing luxurious cashmere garments for 38 years, with pride in quality and design. The Gobi had been operated as Government-owned for 30 years and started operating under private owners in July of 2007 when the government-owned stocks were sold. Their effort to provide great service and quality for their customers made them one of the five biggest cashmere producers, which are known for their production and unforgettable uniqueness in design in the world. Their manufacturing process starts from processing raw materials to the finished garments by going through all the necessary steps.
Open Hours: Mon-Sun 10am-8pm
The Seven Summits is Mongolia’s premier Outdoor and Expedition shop. They sell high quality, durable imported equipment for the harsh demand of the Mongolian countryside, including industrial apparel. They are an official distributor of Canadian extreme footwear specialist Baffin, and extreme clothing specialist Canada Goose and stock both their recreational and industrial ranges. They are also the official supplier for quality European brands like Vaude (a wide range of outdoor related clothing and equipment); Meindl (footwear); Katadyn (water purification systems); Edelrid (climbing and safety equipment plus ropes); and Julbo who specialize in quality eyewear. They also supply the South Korean water sports experts Zebec who supply rafts, kayaks and water safety equipment.
Open Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00am-7:00pm Sat-Sun 10:00am-6:00pm
They produce natural skin care products made in Mongolia using organic ingredients. Their products are for people all over the globe with various skin conditions. By doing so, they want to share the philosophy of loving yourself, loving others and loving the environment through an environmentally friendly and socially responsible approach. Their goal is to be a positive change-makers through Lhamour brand.
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00am-6:00pm Sat&Sun Closed
MONGOLIAN QUILTING CENTRE
Mongolian Quilting Shop was first established in 2008. It is goal was to battle unemployment and help women in need in Mongolia by teaching them how to quilt and do other crafts and sell their products to make the living. You can help those women by purchasing their craft and if you are interested you can also take some classes on learning how to quilt.
Open Hours: Mon-Fri&Sun 10:00am-5:00pm, Closed on Saturdays
HI-FI records store was first established in 1995. They have the largest collection of records, tapes, and CDs in Mongolia. You can listen and buy records and albums from various Mongolian and International artists.
Open Hours: Mon-Sun 10:00am-9:00pm
BOOKS IN ENGLISH
A small shop of English books operate in the central of Ulaanbaatar. Here you might find some rare and old classics that you have been searching for forever.
Open Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00am-6:00pm Closed on Sat&Sun
It is a small souvenir shop where you can find unique handmade items and souvenirs made out of wool, leather, and wood. All of the pieces have elements of Mongolian culture and traditions. If you are looking for a unique gift for your friends and family this the right place for you to stop by.
BUTCHERY BY ROSEWOOD
The Butchery by Rosewood is an artisan butcher shop selling traceable meat, seafood, and specialty food items.
Open Hours: Mon-Sun 11:00am-8:00pm
ComputerLand is an electronics shop where you can find everything from flash to latest desktops and laptops at a cheaper price. They also fix and solve problems related to your laptop or desktop.
Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00am-7:00pm Closed on Sundays
ART HOUSE CENTER
The “Art House” Center carries out the activities within the framework of its mission to preserve, transmit, promote and develop the precious cultural heritage, traditional arts and Mongolian craftsmanship that deeply reflect the wisdom, traditions, philosophy and nomadic way of life of Mongol people. The “Art House” Center conducts complex one-stop activities and services of production, promotion, commerce and education of arts, including art and museum exhibits, expo and fair, auctions, antique shops, and others.
MONNIP CAMERA SHOP
It is the biggest camera shop and service center in Ulaanbaatar.
Open Hours : 9:30am-7:00pm
The Shangri-La Mall is located at the heart of Ulaanbaatar, a prime location for a wide range of shopping, dining, and entertainment. It delivers a relaxed yet world-class shopping experience that will satisfy all your shopping aspirations. On top of that, the mall offers a variety of fine dining establishments as well as a food court with international cuisines. Featuring an IMAX cinema and children’s playground, it is a place where each member of the family can enjoy amidst a perfect mix of high-end labels, fast fashion brands and diverse entertainment options all under one roof.
Open Hours: Mon-Sun 10:00am-10:00pm
Naadam Center is a shopping center located nearby the National Sports Stadium. It has a food court and entertainment centers so it’s a family place where you can go shopping, dine and have fun.
Open Hours: Mon-Sun 9:00am -10:00 pm