When you are visiting the northern capital of Thailand and will be diving into some retail therapy, the best hotels in Chiang Mai near night bazaar is where you should book your accommodation and spend at least one evening bargaining for traditional northern Thailand fabrics and hand craft. You will find much of the same items you would see in Bangkok for example, but take your time and look a little deeper for something authentic to take home. Do make sure you check out the formal shops in the malls down the street which also sell interesting items.
Chiang Mai of course not only have one market to explore. Make sure you visit the Sunday Walking Street Market and several others in the old city where most are in fact located. Everywhere your senses will continuously be assaulted by flavors wafting from street food stalls and restaurants meaning easy access to tasty northern Thailand food which is the perfect way of rounding off and evening shopping. Another advantage of staying close to the night bazaar is that you will be pretty much in the centre of the city and near many other attractions.