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Mary & Martha Mongolia

Off Peace, BTWN Cashmere House and Big Bus Stop | What3Words spill.badminton.yelled, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
+976 9972 5297
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Unique items, local benefits

A marvelous treasure trove of handcrafted items practical and ornamental, all traceable to the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ariunari
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Beautiful handycrafts

I really liked this store, full of authentic products with very reasonable prices. I found baby yak... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2018
Trasteverina2003
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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.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
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Off Peace, BTWN Cashmere House and Big Bus Stop | What3Words spill.badminton.yelled, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A marvelous treasure trove of handcrafted items practical and ornamental, all traceable to the local Mongolian artisans who made them -- no toxic mass-produced chinese factory stuff here! Some days in summer you can even meet the paper-cutting/calligraphy artist for a personalized gift. Don't forget...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

I really liked this store, full of authentic products with very reasonable prices. I found baby yak socks, cushion covers, purse etc. all beautiful. Friendly staff showed me a wonderful collection of wall embroidry, which was unfortunately too big to carry home this time. Enjoy!More

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Bill M, Owner at Mary & Martha Mongolia, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Wow, really pleased you enjoyed your visit to our shop. We are trying to keep traditional skills going whilst producing products that work in everyday situations for our customers - aiming to have a sense of traditions / skills used in specific situations in the...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Mary & Martha is an ethical driven shop that sells fair trade Mongolian products. Nice friendly, English-speakin staff. They even helped me out with some printing without any charge. Highly recommended if you like traditonal crafts and help local people. And all for a very...More

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Bill M, Owner at Mary & Martha Mongolia, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Hi - DigitalThangka - we love to see the names travelers use. You have pushed so many of the buttons we want to bring to customers in relation to products, prices, support for those with small businesses and the Fair and Ethical way we operate...More

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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Wonderful ethical shop full of beautiful handmade Mongolian crafts. From cashmere to felt to shoes to wall hanging to jewelry. Great place to buy crafts!!

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Bill M, Owner at Mary & Martha Mongolia, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Hi 6464, Two short lines and you said so many encouraging and helpful things - thank you so much!

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

Wonderful place. Friendly English-speaking staff, very reasonable prices, especially compared to those you seen in the airport and malls advertising cashmere. Takes credit cards. Of note is that this shop has more emphasis on traditional patterns and designs, with individual cards telling you about the...More

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Bill M, Owner at Mary & Martha Mongolia, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Hi poe878, Thank you for your observations as it confirms what we try to do - offer quality products, at prices that give value for money to the customer whilst guaranteeing fair returns to everyone in the supply chain - that means returns must be...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

This lovely little gift shop provides some great gifts, managed to dent my credit card and take home some lovely items. Nice to be able to purchase items which are created by local crafts people.More

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Bill M, Owner at Mary & Martha Mongolia, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Hi Shaz, Ops, we love taking credit cards but hope any dent we made was not too great! A small to medium dent hopefully is good for you and good for the artisans. We pride ourselves on selling all products made by Mongolians and ethnic...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

A wonderful place that is just off the main street that has amazing hand-crafted gifts for all ages. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They are ready to assist in anyway possible without being pushy. All the crafts are handmade and the sells go...More

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Bill M, Owner at Mary & Martha Mongolia, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Hi rimshot66, We really appreciate your kind words and observations. My staff will be really pleased to see your comments because they match what we ask our staff to do.

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

This is an awesome store with a wide selection of original and unique Mongolian crafts. The staff are extremely helpful and there's a wide selection of everything from yak socks to beautiful vintage Kazakh wall tapestries, so it's easy to find the perfect gift here...More

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Bill M, Owner at Mary & Martha Mongolia, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Hi sef78, Your words make all the behind the scenes work worth while.We are, at this very moment, talking with and contracting with our artisans for 2018. We will be giving a constant flow of orders up until next summer (Northern Hemisphere) ensuring all artisans...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

I did all of my 2017 Christmas shopping here while on vacation in Mongolia. The shop has a great selection of beautiful items that are hand-crafted in Mongolia. The prices are reasonable and the proceeds go to excellent causes. Once I went to Mary and...More

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Bill M, Owner at Mary & Martha Mongolia, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Hi From Mary & Martha. WOW so glad you found us! And so pleased you found suitable gifts. I hope you have very happy friends and relations when they receive the gifts. AND next year we hope to increase our selection of products - we...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Because the manager is British, if you just need information, Mary and Martha is a great place to visit. They'll also tell you about the crafts they sell, some which are antiques (Kazakh ger wall hangings) and beautifully crafted scarfs, slippers, yarn and repurposed items....More

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Bill M, Owner at Mary & Martha Mongolia, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Hi Gurgi, Thank you for your encouraging review. I am glad you enjoyed visiting. Language is really important and by next summer we will have one or more staff speaking to a level that can help customers in English, Mongolian, French, Korean and Japanese. If...More

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Response from Bill M | Property representative |
Hi. We are about a 10 minute walk. Out of the hotel, west to the Chinggis square. Cross the square and go on to Peace Avenue west. Walk to the next cross roads, over still going west and take the first small road on the... More
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