USD

Ho Chi Minh City Shopping A to Z

Where to Shop and What to Buy in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City’s shopping scene offers a good mix of old and new, ranging from boutique outlets and shopping malls to expansive markets and souvenir outlets. Great for experiencing the local culture, Ben Thanh Market, Cholon, and An Dong Market feature local vendors selling fresh produce, Vietnamese coffee beans, household supplies, and Vietnamese street food at attractive prices.

There are also plenty of marketplaces that specialise in niche items such as war memorabilia, quality silks and hand-woven fabrics, as well as authentic woodwork, ceramics and lacquer. Meanwhile, modern shopping malls such as Takashimaya and Diamond Plaza houses renowned brands, fast food chains, and family entertainment such as cinemas and bowling alleys. If you’re a first-time visitor, make sure you check out our helpful guide on what to buy and where to shop in Ho Chi Minh City to get only the best buys during your holiday.

Read More

Most Popular Shopping

Top 10 Shopping in Ho Chi Minh

10 Best Shopping in Ho Chi Minh

Shopping in Ho Chi Minh is truly one of the highlights of this fascinating city. New shopping malls are springing up all Read More...

5 Best Markets in Ho Chi Minh City

The best markets in Ho Chi Minh City are must-visits for shopping enthusiasts and first-time visitors looking to Read More...

5 Best Shopping Malls in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping malls in Ho Chi Minh City are the best places to be (after its vibrant street markets) for a satisfying Read More...

This Week Featured Shopping

Takashimaya Vietnam

Takashimaya Vietnam is the first Japanese department store branch in Ho Chi Minh City, carrying a wide range of products Read More...

Union Square Saigon Shopping Mall

Union Square Saigon Shopping Mall houses a wide range of designer brands, both local and international alike. Set within Read More...

Vincom Center

Vincom Center

With more than 250 shops, Vincom Center is Ho Chi Minh City’s biggest shopping mall – so big in fact, that they have Read More...

Art Galleries and Antique Shops in Ho Chi Minh City

An Dong Market (aka Craft Market)

This three-story market (both a retail and wholesale market) is not at all fancy but it has some modern architecture including escalators. Located in District 5 (Chinatown), it is a must for handicrafts enthusiasts. Just go directly to the top floor and spend time hunting for good quality woodwork, lacquer ware, knitwear and various type of Vietnamese crafts. An Dong is also famous for fabrics. Prices are cheaper than other bigger markets, especially those downtown.

  • Location: conveniently located right by the An Dong Plaza and Windsor Plaza Hotel
  • Remarks: Best time to go is early in the morning
Hide Map Show Map

Antique Street

Le Cong Kieu Street, otherwise known as the major antique market of HCMC features many small shops selling antiques and original arts objects (as well as fake and imitation products) within the range of the 100-metre long street. Among the goods found here are vases, ceramics, Buddha images, ivory, Asian-style food carriers, vintage coins and money and old electronics items such as radios, TVs and lamps. Take the camera.

  • Location: Opposite Ben Thanh Market and not far from the Fine Arts Museum
Hide Map Show Map

Apricot Gallery

Features a range of local artists whose paintings display unmistakably distinctive Vietnamese flavour – idealised landscapes and dreamy portraits in soft hues.

  • Location: 50-52 Mac Thi Buoi, District 1
  • Tel: +848 3822 7062
Hide Map Show Map

Lac Hong Gallery

The best of Vietnamese fine art finds its home at Lac Hong Gallery (located inside the Ho Chi Minh City Art Museum), which offers a large selection of unique paintings and sculptures from both local masters and up-and-coming artists. A must for any art lover.

  • Location: 1A Le Thi Hong Gam, District 1
  • Tel: +848 3821 3771
Hide Map Show Map

Life Impression

A very special store for modern lacquerware gift items. You will not find traditional Vietnamese lacquerware here as the shop is full of brightly-coloured and funky decorative pieces.

  • Location: 47 Ton That Thiep, District 1
  • Tel: +848 3821 4521
Hide Map Show Map

MH Craft

Go to MH Craft to appreciate the skills and innovation of the Vietnamese craftspeople at turning humble materials such as buffalo horn, bamboo and even eggshells into unique and beautiful decorative items and art.

  • Location: 33 Ton That Thiep, District 1
  • Tel: +848 3821 4459
Hide Map Show Map

Clothing Shops in Ho Chi Minh

Cashew

Cashew’s collection features young, playful and vibrant fashion for the young and not-so-young urbanites.

  • Location: 38 Ly Tu Trong, District 1
  • Tel: +848 668 39 669
Hide Map Show Map

Fashion Café

A themed café showcasing exquisite Vietnamese traditional dresses in a lavish opium den-like setting, have coffee while trying on yem dao (a halter-top bra) or ao dai (girl's tunic).

  • Location: 115 Ly Tu Trong, District 1
Hide Map Show Map

Khaisilk

Khaisilk is part of a large and successful corporation that started life as a high-class tailor shop. While it is a well-known fashion house among Vietnamese elites and internationally for its ready-to-wear line, Khaisilk will still make clothes to order.

  • Location: 107 Dong Khoi, District 1
  • Tel: 848 3829 1146
Hide Map Show Map

Mai Lam Tailor House

Managed by the young Vietnamese designer Mai Lam, who recreates new and unique fashion from vintage and traditional styles.

  • Location: 132-134 Dong Khoi, District 1
  • Tel: +848 3827 2733
Hide Map Show Map

Marathon

There are two locations for this popular beachwear boutique brand offering casual clothes, sandals, sneakers and shoes at reasonable prices.

  • Location:
    147 Bui Vien, District 1, Tel: +848 3920 7442
    123A Bui Vien, District 1, Tel: +848 3838 0019

Minh Hanh

Minh Hanh sells one-off designer fashions, elaborate hats, embroidered scarves and dresses. It’s a favourite of local celebrities as well as foreigners.

  • Location: 24 Dong Khoi, District 1
  • Tel: +848 3824 5774
Hide Map Show Map

Minh Khoa

Minh Khoa is known for exquisite cocktail and formal dresses. The talented local designer Minh Khoa will custom-make pieces for any special occasion.

  • Location: 39 Dong Khoi, District 1
  • Tel: +848 3823 2302
Hide Map Show Map

Papaya Tshirts

T-shirts with attitude. Papaya stock a wonderful array of cotton T-shirts all made in Vietnam, and gives part of its profits to charities such as the Endangered Asian Species Trust.

  • Location: 232 Bui Vien, District 1
Hide Map Show Map

Computer Shops in Ho Chi Minh

Nomad

Authorized Apple reseller stocking all of its latest products. Friendly staff.

  • Location: Ground floor, Kumho Asiana Plaza, 39 Le Duan, District 1
Hide Map Show Map

Long Binh Computer

Specializes in PC-type notebooks and desktops and other accessories.

  • Location: 50 Nguyen Cu Trinh, District 1
  • Tel: +848 3836 0639
Hide Map Show Map

Shopping Centres in Ho Chi Minh

Ben Thanh Market

Situated in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, bustling Ben Thanh Market in District 1 is a great place to buy local handicrafts, branded goods, Vietnamese art and other souvenirs. Here, you’ll find eating stalls inside the market where you can get a taste of hawker-style Vietnamese cuisine or simply cool off with a cold drink when Read More...

Hide Map Show Map

Cholon (Binh Tay Market)

Cholon, also known as Binh Tay Market, is located at the edge of Ho Chi Minh City’s District 5. Great for experiencing the local Buddhist culture, the market offers a vibrant atmosphere, opulent Chinese architecture, as well as a fascinating assortment of handicrafts, lacquerware, textiles and fresh produce. There’s also an open-air food court at the Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 – 18:00
  • Address: 57 Thap Muoi, District 6, Ho Chi Minh City
Hide Map Show Map

Dan Sinh Market (War Surplus Market)

Dan Sinh Market caters to a niche clientele, selling a wide array of military memorabilia from the Vietnam War. Also called the War Surplus Market, it is a short five-minute walk from Ben Thanh Market and Pham Ngu Lao, which is the city’s backpacking district. Military buffs can find almost anything here, from uniforms, jackets, and combat boots to binoculars, gas masks, helmets, zippo lighters and identification tags. Do note that almost everything here is not an authentic war relic, so make sure you haggle with the vendors to get a decent price.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 – 18:00
  • Address: 104 Yersin, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Hide Map Show Map

Diamond Plaza Department Store

Diamond Plaza is a beautifully renovated department store in a Ho Chi Minh City surrounded by many of the city’s most attractive sites, such as Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon Post Office, and the April 30th Park – a charming open space with tall trees and greenery. The department store is housed in a charming colonial-looking building, Read More...

  • Tel: +848 822 5500
Hide Map Show Map

Parkson Plaza

While there are numerous outlets of Parkson Plaza within Ho Chi Minh City, the most popular one is set along District 1’s Le Thanh Ton Street. Found just behind Vincom Center B, this international-standard department store houses cosmetics and perfumes on the ground floor, fashion for men and women on the second and third floors, and the fourth floor hosts homeware and dining outlets. It’s a great place to shop for mid-range and upmarket products such as Coach, Calvin Klein, Shu Uemura, Bobbi Brown, Clinique, Esprit, and Lacoste.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 9:30 - 22:00
  • Location: District 1
  • Address: 45 Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Tel: +84 83 827 7636
Hide Map Show Map

Russian Market

Located next to Sunland Hotel Ho Chi Minh City, the Russian Market attracts a steady following of expats and tourists from northern Eurasia. Set within an air-conditioned building, you can find lots of branded winter gear, luggage, shoes, and sportswear at a fraction of the price you’d get at typical retail outlets. Do note that the merchandises are often stacked up in piles, so you may need to spend some time at Russian Market to rummage around. However, it’s often well worth the effort as high-quality winter jackets sell for about VND 950,000 while women and children clothing cost between VND 20,000 and VND 80,000.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 - 20:00
  • Address: 328 Vo Van Kiet, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Hide Map Show Map

Saigon Duty Free Shop

This store is at 102 Nguyen Hue Blvd in District 1, and specialises in the usual duty-free items such as perfumes and colognes. It is open from Monday to Friday.

  • Tel: +848 823 4547
Hide Map Show Map

Saigon Square Shopping Mall

Anyone looking for bargains while in Saigon should head to Saigon Square on the corner of Nam Kỳ Khởi and Le Loi in District 1. This shopping arcade is packed with stalls on two levels selling fashion, accessories and jewellery – be aware of forgeries though, and remember the old adage that if it seems too Read More...

Hide Map Show Map

Saigon Tax Trade Centre (Thuong Xa Tax)

The Tax Department Store is a mall with air conditioning and escalators. It has cheap CDs and DVDs, and other goodies such as lacquer ware, silk scarves and T-shirts, along with a supermarket on the second floor.

  • Location: 135 Nguyen Hue, District 1
Hide Map Show Map

Takashimaya Vietnam

Takashimaya Vietnam is the first Japanese department store branch in Ho Chi Minh City, carrying a wide range of products from Japan, Europe, and the US. Appealing to mostly middle and upper-class shoppers, the five-storey department store has a total retail space of 15,000 square meters.

The first level is fitted with jewellery, cosmetics and fragrance Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily 09:30 – 21:30
  • Address: 92-94 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1,  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Tel: +84 83 821 1819
Hide Map Show Map

Union Square Saigon Shopping Mall

Union Square Saigon Shopping Mall houses a wide range of designer brands, both local and international alike. Set within District 1, this upmarket shopping mall occupies a massive French colonial building and is fitted with luxurious interiors, broad halls, marble tiles, and European-style décor.

Attracting a steady mix of affluent travellers, locals, and expats, luxury brands Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 22:00
  • Location: 171 Dong Khoi Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Tel: +84 83 825 8855
Hide Map Show Map

Vincom Center

With more than 250 shops, Vincom Center is Ho Chi Minh City’s biggest shopping mall – so big in fact, that they have separated it into two separate buildings just across the street from each other. Vincom Center A is housed in a delightful French styled period building connected to The Continent Hotel, while Vincom Center Read More...

Hide Map Show Map

Zen Plaza

Modern shopping mall in the city centre. This is where you go to buy Vietnamese designer clothes as well as well-known Western brands. But this is not a place to catch bargains. There are food courts (Pho24 is here too) and a well-stocked photo studio on the 7th floor.

  • Location: 54-56 Nguyen Trai, District 1
  • Tel: +848 3925 0339
Hide Map Show Map
Rate This Place: ( votes)

Related Pages

10 Best Nightlife in Pham Ngu Lao Street

This list of the best nightlife in Pham Ngu Lao Street proves that this vibrant locale is not just limited to dive bars, Read More...

Ho Chi Minh City Shopping

Ho Chi Minh Shopping

Ho Chi Minh City is a fun place to shop for bargains. Some goods can be unique and fascinating – old propaganda posters, Read More...

10 Best Luxury Hotels in Ho Chi Minh

The best luxury hotels in Ho Chi Minh are not only fantastic places to stay, some of them are actually legendary thanks Read More...

Temple Leaf Spa Ho Chi Minh City

Temple Leaf Spa in Ho Chi Minh City offers a wide range of massages, wellness and beauty treatments using premiumHouse, Read More...

Hue Shopping

A must-buy item is the Nón lá, the conical-shaped hat made by woven palm leaves. The hat has been around almost as long Read More...

10 Best Hotels in District 5 - Chinatown

The best hotels in District 5 give you immediate access to one of the most fascinating parts of Ho Chi Minh City. Dating Read More...

Hotels.com

Talk to us!

Help us keep this site up-to-date by sending us your comments:


Loading...