Shoes and textiles are made in Cambodia, and there are countless deals for bargain hunters who don't mind factory outlet style products. Of course, this being Southeast Asia, visitors will have more than a few opportunities to pick up knockoffs and pirated DVDs along the way. Just know your country's stance on bringing these items home with you.
In recent years the Western shopping front has entered the early stages of a golden age. Cambodia has more expatriates and middle-class citizens than ever before, and this is turning into burgeoning profits for developers who can get their mega-centers up fast enough.
Daun Penh District /Between 136 and 126 streets/Central Market
At the geographic town center, this dome-shaped marketplace was built in the late 1930s. This is the place for souvenirs to the tune of jewelry, T-shirts and handicrafts. It also has the usual pirated goods including movies, music and photocopied books. Bargainers and people-watchers alike will enjoy the scene.
South of downtown/Corner of 444 and 163 streets/Russian Market
The name persists despite the fact that this market hasn't been a hotbed of imported Russian merchandise since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Today it's Phnom Penh's second busiest market, and something like a factory outlet with (mostly) genuine name brands that were made in Cambodia but not sold due to minor defects.
Daun Penh District/ Preah Trasak Paem Road/Sorya Mall
Centrally located just south of Central Market, this Westernized shopping mall is losing its claim to ‘largest shopping complex' in Phnom Penh as new projects continue to spring up. It's still one of the best places to find international brands.