Another general store that I was super excited to find in Taipei is The Town Crier. Located in Daan District on the first floor of a residential building, is this little treasure cove offering a curated collection of decorative home goods, gardening supplies and other lifestyle products. They carry a variety of items from elusive and hard-to-find brands in Taipei, and that is how I originally discovered them two years ago. I was searching high and low for L:A Bruket skincare products and finally stumbled on this, then recently opened, quirky spot.
The Town Crier is one of those stores that's perfect for browsing and discovering new and interesting products you didn't know you needed. (Right up my alley!) It helps that Luke is super helpful and friendly, and also very knowledgeable about all the products and the brands they have carefully chosen to sell in their shop. So, not only did I finally get my hands on the L:A Bruket products I was searching for, but I was also introduced to Marvis toothpaste and The Laundress products, which I've been using ever since.
If you're wondering what other brands they carry, here's the complete list I found on their Facebook page; Abbeyhorn, Antique Furniture, Ay Kasa, Basshu, Burgon & Ball, By Muti, El Paso, D.S & Duga, Doggy Radio, Hampson Woods, Hasami, Haws Watering Can, Hudsalve, Iris Hantverk, Jeans Ring, K&M Matchcase, L:A Bruket, L.C King, Lue, Matatabi, Marvis Toothpaste, Portland Growler Co., Riess, Savon De Marseille, Serax, Simplex Kettle, Slack Mop, Steele Canvas Basket, Storm Whistle, Sweater Stone, The Laundress, Tube Wringer and 播州刃物.
Visit The Town Crier if you're looking for a unique gift or even if you're just in the mood to browse through some interesting items. I also highly recommend going over there to have a peek at their gorgeous gardening section, which Luke mentioned they're planning on expanding. Do you know of some other general stores worth visiting in Taipei? Be sure to let us know!
Business Hours: Open Wednesdays to Mondays from 14:00 to 21:00 (Closed on Tuesdays)
Phone: +886 22 707 0020
Nearest MRT: MRT Daan Station (Brown & Red Lines)
Address: No. 7, Lane 76, Siwei Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, 106
大安區四維路76巷7號1樓, Taipei, 106, Taiwan