Shopping guide in Ho Chi Minh

Saigon or Ho Chi Minh City is one of the most modern cities of Vietnam and this is truly a shopping wonderland for every style, budget and wish list. There are wide range of products from cultural handicrafts to high-end designer label brand clothes and shopping venue options from impressive, modern malls to an outdoor market. Following is some suggestion if you want to go shopping in Saigon.

Clothes

Clothes in Saigon is really variety from low to high- end depending on your pocket. All most sellers only speak Vietnamese, but you can find some of the best deals on clothing, shoes, and accessories.

Where to buy

  • Nguyen Trai in District 5
  • Saigon square:

Shoes

You can find several of shoes from Saigon square to shopping street. But be careful with the quality of these imitations as the heel or main body of the shoes may show wear and tear quickly.

Where to buy

  • Ly Chinh Thang St. and Luu Van Lung in District 4
  • Saigon square

Handbags and Luggage Street

Like clothes and shoes, handbags are also variety of bags and luggage options, most being the well-known brands such as North Face, Samsonite. So don’t worry about where to buy the best quality handbags or Luggage Street

Where to buy

  • Le Lai street between New World Hotel and Ben Thanh Market
  • Binh Tay Market
  • Saigon Square

Handicrafts

Vietnam handicrafts is very unique, don’t forget to by some symbol of Vietnamese for your friends and family as a gift. It’s really special presents after your trip in Vietnam. Lacquerware and coconut dinnerware is especially famous in Vietnam.

Where to buy:

  • Dong An Plaza
  • Ben Thanh Market
  • Saigon Tax Center.

Antiques

If you want to buy antiques, Le Con Kieu Street is a place that you should go. It is selling antiques and original arts objects and the items are inexpensive and a treasure hunting trip on this street is so worth it for seekers of eclectic home decor

Where to buy: Le Cong Kieu Street

Paintings

You are painting lovers, let’s go to Tran Phu or Bui Vien Street to get amazing quality paintings- either original pieces or imitation artworks, or bring a photo to have duplicated.  It’s definitely worth visiting art galleries o local artists during your time in Saigon.

Where to buy:

  • Tran Phu Street, District 5
  • Bui Vien Street, District

Bookstores, stationery, toys, souvenirs

If you want to buy some books, toys or souvenirs, Le Loi Street is the best place for all you guys.

Coffee, tea, herbal teas and ingredients eastern

Don’t forget to try the great quality of Vietnam coffee and teas. It’s quite easy to buy coffee or teas in Saigon from street market of Saigon to large markets such as Ben Thanh and An Dong.

Note: To find the best international brands and luxury shopping, the best places to go are: Vincom Center and Union Square, Diamond Plaza, The Crescent Mall, Parkson Plaza and Bitexco, as well as endless specialized boutiques

Further reading:  Ho Chi Minh Travel Guide, Ho Chi Minh by night ,  Vietnam Travel Guide  Make sure you check your Vietnam visa requirement  if you have a plan go to Vietnam :)

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