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Shopping increasing rapidly and is gradually one of the trendings of the mega city. New shopping malls appear all over Saigon to serve shopaholic, fashion connoisseurs with international fashion brands and several unique forms that most promote us about shopping in Ho Chi Minh.

Boutique fashion is more developed here than almost anywhere else in Southeast Asia, where bespoke items can be bought at a fraction of what they cost elsewhere. Markets in Ho Chi Minh are also highly recommended as they still play a central role in the daily lives of locals and tourists – truly a shopping experience you won’t forget quickly.

1. Parkson Plaza Department Store

Parkson Cantavil in Thao Dien, District 2
Parkson Cantavil in Thao Dien, District 2

Parkson Plaza is a place where includes lots of international standard department stores laid out in the tried and tested formula of cosmetics and perfumes on the ground floor, fashion for men and women on the second and third floors, with homeware and restaurants on the fourth. This is a combination of high range products such as Coach, Calvin Klein and Lacoste that create for you a memorable shopping experience.

Parkson Plaza Department Store in Le Thanh Ton, District 1
Parkson Plaza Department Store in Le Thanh Ton, District 1

Opening Hours: Daily 9:30 – 22:00

Address: 45 Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

2. Ben Thanh Market

Ben Thanh Market is locally known as Ho Chi Minh City’s central market and this is a must going destination when visiting Vietnam’s largest and most boisterous city, early mornings see locals shopping for fresh produce before fashion stalls take centre stage throughout the day, as well as rows of coffee traders, selling a dizzying array of beans. When the night come fall, a night market sets up next to the main hall, selling clothes, apparel and souvenirs for expats from 6:00 to 24:00, along with pop-up street foods stores.

Ben Thanh Market view by flycam
Ben Thanh Market view by flycam

Opening Hours: Daily 6:00 –24:00

Location: Ben Thanh, Ho Chi Minh City

3. Vincom Center

The mega Vincom Center is Ho Chi Minh City’s largest shopping mall with over 250 shops spread out over two separate buildings. Vincom Center A is the place where includes international brands with flagship stores such as Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss and Hermes. Vincom Center B is located in the first four floors of a modern glass skyscraper just across the street from the original premises. Here you will find more high street brands, sporting apparel and homeware.

Vincom Center entrance
Vincom Center entrance

Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 22:00

Address: (Vincom Center A) 171 Dong Khoi & (Vincom Center B) 72 Le Thanh Ton Street, Ho Chi Minh City

4.  Art Galleries on Dong Khoi Street

Art galleries in Ho Chi Minh range from rough, paint-by-numbers reproductions of renowned paintings, up to some of the world’s leading modern art. Obviously the prides are also commensurable to the quality. If you are looking for a nice range of art galleries in Saigon, you should walk down Dong Khoi to watch carefully the art galleries. I will recommend you some options to fix your demand about the prides such as cheaper product of Le Xuan Art, Ben Thanh Art and higher examples of Cua Hang Sai Gon Craft, Apricot Gallery.

Art Galleries on Dong Khoi Street
Art Galleries on Dong Khoi Street

Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 22:00

Location: Dong Khoi, Ben Nghe, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

5. Binh Tay Market (Cholon Chinatown Market)

Cholon, also known as Binh Tay Market, is a great place 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. This is also a tasty treat for customers with traditional Vietnamese noodle, banh bao (steamed bun with pork filling) and Chinese sausages.

People selling food in Binh Tay Market
People selling food in Binh Tay Market

Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 – 18:00

Address: 57 Thap Muoi, District 6, Ho Chi Minh City

6. Fashion Boutiques

If you are a big fan of fashion, you should enjoy plenty of boutiques across Saigon once time in order to try the new designs, new styles for almost any budget. Beside Dong Khoi street, other stores spread out all street of any districts of Saigon such as Cach Mang Thang 8 street, Le Van Sy street, Quang Trung street.

Fashion Boutiques in District 1
Fashion Boutiques in District 1

Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 22:00

Location: District 1 & District 3, Ho Chi Minh City

7. Khaisilk

Khaisilk is a fashion and homeware boutique making modern designs from Vietnam’s luscious silk fabrics. Khaisilk starts a small shop and gradually spreads out Viet Nam and other countries to have international dispute, they always create great goods to sell for everyone. Set along the fashionable Dong Khoi Street in District 1, come here to check out their dresses, handbags, scarves and bedsheets.

Khaisilk entrance
Khaisilk entrance

Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 22:00

Address: 107 Dong Khoi, Ben Nghe, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

8. An Dong Market (Craft Market)

An Dong Market is mostly a fashion wholesalers for locals but on the top notch there are many crafts stalls, making this one of the best places in Ho Chi Minh to buy handicrafts from the skilled artisans who practice Vietnam’s proud heritage in lacquer and woodwork. Instead of located in the city centre, it is in district 10, in the west of the city, it still easy to take grab and waste 10 minutes to come to the district 1.

Seller in An Dong Market
Seller in An Dong Market

Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 – 14:00

Address: An Duong Vuong Street, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City

9. Diamond Plaza

Diamond Plaza is a luxurious building in District 1 that is surrounded by many of Ho Chi Minh’s most popular attractions such as Notre Dame Cathedral and April 30th Park. Housed in a converted period building, there are several floors of shopping separated into men’s and women’s fashion, homeware, and sports goods. When you finish your shopping you will have multiple choices for dining and entertainment. In particular, this building still operate loads of actions for families and children such as bowling or cinema.  

Diamond Plaza view
Diamond Plaza view

Opening Hours: Daily 09:30 – 22:30

Address: 34 Le Duan Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

10. Saigon Square

Saigon Square is a two-storey wholesale fashion mall that offers some of the optimal prices in Ho Chi Minh City. Perfect for negotiating hunters, there are seemingly endless aisles of small stalls selling t-shirts, men’s and women’s apparel, shoes, handbags, swimwear, luggage, jewellery, and textiles. While the prices on the tags may be slightly inflated, bargaining is expected, so you should never accept the opening bid. As it’s also fairly easy to see stalls selling similar items; just browse around the shopping mall before settling for an asking price that you’re comfortable with.

Saigon Square in the city center
Saigon Square in the city center

Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 – 22:00

Address: 77 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

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