For shopaholics, Aizawl is sure a delight for one can find different kind of traditional and cultural attires and accessories which are of Mizo origin. Shopping experience in Aizawl would in fact be a successful affair, like the other north-eastern states where handicrafts are unique and distinct.Aizawl is the biggest city in Mizoram, and so people here prefer shopping in Aizawl other than any other city in Mizoram. The main traditional craft of Mizoram is woven products. The artifacts made by the locals here are incomparable and totally flawless. Bamboo and cane is produced in the forests of Aizawl in huge amounts.The craft items woven by the people range from bamboo handicraft objects to other necessary utilities. Baskets, hats, tables, etc are just a few of the different types of items made by the people here which are not only pretty to look at but also strong and durable.
Apart from these market areas there are some other government initiatives as well as some private ownership outlets that deals with some great products for sale to the tourist and the locals. State government emporium is a place which provides hand crafted items to the people and this is a state government organization. Hnam Chhantu is another place that can be checked in for the purpose of shopping. You can also shop Millenium Center (Dawrpui), Lalbuaia Shopping Complex (Chaltlang) and TS Market (Chinga Veng).Although Aizawl doesn't boast of too many shopping attractions, regional attractions like wicker baskets, hand woven traditional attires, finely woven shawls and bamboo souvenirs definitely tops the list of must-buy attractions.
The main shopping centres in Aizawl are Bara Bazar, Millenium Centre and Solomon's cave. In these centres, you'll find all kinds of wares available––from garments, cosmetics and shoes to vegetables and poultry. These are the main city shopping centres. For handicraft, Zohanco in Zarkawt has shawls, puan, bags and furnishing materials. For bamboo works such as baskets and khumbeu the finely mizo woven bamboo cap, these are available at MKVI, Sales Emporium, Zarkawt.
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