The shops around there are mostly in industrial style The entrepreneurs produce and sell their own merchandises. You can even watch the production procedures in some shops, including Thai silk shops, which you will see how the fabric are weaved and how the silk worms are raised.
Moreoever, there are leather product shops, wood sculpture shops, silverware shops, pottery shops and many home-decoration shops. Also, there are some factories around the road, which you can go in and tour for free.
Here are some famous shops around Chiang Mai-Sankhampaeng Road.