Shopping in Ho Chi Minh City is like eating a great dinner: you want to do it, you look forward to doing it and, to some extent, you really must do it. Tourists come from all over the world to experience Saigon’s chaotic Ben Thanh Market and Saigon Square, to get lost in countless glistening tables of gold and gems, and for the very best of bargaining. And the city itself is renowned as the commercial hub of Vietnam.

Perhaps the most well known quirks of shopping in Ho Chi Minh City are the deals, bargains, cheap products and promotions it offers. Famed for its colourful markets and hundreds of souvenir dealers, it is the place to visit for cheap memorabilia from your trip to Vietnam. Prices are either ridiculously low or ridiculously inflated depending on the seller, and before spending it’s advisable to bargain ruthlessly for a local, rather than tourist, price. If you are looking for the best gift to bring back home to your family, read our article: Top Souvenirs in Vietnam.

Fashion is also a key aspect of the Ho Chi Minh City shopping scene, which features the finest of cheap knock-offs, internationally renowned designers and up-market clothing chains. It is easy to lose yourself among the many boutique stores, international brands and colourful bargain dens of this city. Whether it’s an impeccable Jimmy Choo that does it for you or a fluffy no-brand sweater, you will probably be impressed by the offer. Tailors are also key to Ho Chi Minh City shopping, and are often the best option in terms of price and custom cuts. You can read our guide: Finding a Good Tailor in Ho Chi Minh City for many great tips.

Jewellery is another popular product for Saigon’s shoppers and, beside the sparkly chains and chunky rings of Saigon Square, this city is a must see for high-end accessorising. Boasting a number of well-known chains and custom design stores, Ho Chi Minh City offers a host of colour to the jewellery buying scene.

Finally, for those who like to adorn their houses rather than themselves, Saigon offers a wide range of options for stylish houseware, arts and home deco. Lining the streets in District 1, talented local artists will paint excellent copies of well-known works, original designs and realisations of your family photos for a very reasonable price. With custom furniture design, ornate handicrafts and clean-cut modern fittings, you will find everything you need for your home among Saigon’s warehouses.

Where to Shop in Ho Chi Minh City

Minh Long HCMC

Minh Long was founded in 1970 by Mr. Ly Ngoc Minh, a young man devoted to creating exquisite porcelain. Their works ...

Mekong Plus HCMC

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Authentique Home

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Saigon Square

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The House of Saigon

The House of Saigon is an all-in-one handmade goods, café and tea shop, featuring unique handcrafted items, a 1940s-Saigon-inspired décor ...

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H&D Tailor

Stocking high quality fabric imported directly from Italy, H&D is one of the finest tailors in HCMC. In as little ...

Ginkgo T-Shirts Ho Chi Minh City

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Mekong Quilts

Mekong Quilts is non-profit organisation that specialises in high quality hand stitched bed covers. The organisation provides employment, training and ...

Savon de Saigon Workshop

Savon de Saigon handcrafts its own beauty care products using the best flora Vietnam has to offer. The hand-cut soaps ...

Minh Sang Plaza

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Minh Sang Ceramics

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Ipa Nima HCMC

A colourful arrangement of fashion and function, Ipa Nima Boutique shop is the brainchild of Christina Yu and has been ...

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Maison Marou Saigon

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Akuruhi Japanese Supermarket

Akuruhi is a Japanese supermarket located District 1, where many Japanese expatriates live. If you want to cook Japanese food ...

Minh Long HCMC

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Thai Tuan Silk

As one of the leading Vietnamese brands in the fashion textile industry for more than 23 years, Thai Tuan’s products ...

Mekong Creations

Mekong Creations is a non-profit organisation that specialises in unique locally-produced household and gift items, including rag rugs, papier mache, ...

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Ladies fashion shop, operating since March 2013, product lines mainly focus on simplicity and minimalistic styles. Top selling items like ...

Gomo Furniture

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Vin Gallery

VinGallery was created to spread awareness of the modern and contemporary art that is emerging in Vietnam. Exhibitions are dedicated to the work ...

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Takayuki Boutique is the Saigon flagship store of Japanese designer Taka Sawamura. Located next to La Fenetre Soleil, this select ...

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Fashion

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Saigon Square

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Parkson Plaza

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NOWZONE Fashion Mall

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The Crescent Mall

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Contemporary Art

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Water Hyacinth

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Lacquer Painting

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Silk

Saigon has a centuries-old tradition of silk weaving and embroidery. Vietnamese silks drape beautifully and are blessed with enough body ...

Traditional Art

Saigon's artisans produce stunningly ornate work including lacquerware, woodblock prints, silk paintings, embroidery and Vietnamese calligraphy. In the past, calligraphers used Chinese characters ...

Designer Brands

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Bambou Company

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Deco

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Traditional Furniture

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Big C Supermarket HCMC

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Straw Hats

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Ao Dai

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Authentique Home

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Modern Furniture

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Woodcarvings

Woodcarving is a thriving craft in Ho Chi Minh City, from trinkets to wood figurines to burled furniture. Elaborately designed ...

L'Usine

HCMC's L'usine is a haven for everything the rest of the world forgot. A loft cafe, vintage racing bike and ...

Khai Silk

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Cau Vong Art Studio

Cau Vong Art Studio, located on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City, specialises in oil paintings. Anything that your ...

Buffalo Horn

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Model Boats

Boat modelling is a craft as old as shipbuilding, and dates back to the development of water transport. In Vietnam, ...

Dogma

Proudly advertising the sale of Vietnamese kitsch, Dogma stocks reproductions of old propaganda posters emblazoned on cards, jackets, souvenirs and ...

Jess Optics

Jess Optics is a chain of sleek and professional optometry boutiques in Ho Chi Minh City that provides international standard ...

It's happened to be a closet ( Ethophen )

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Gallery Vinh Loi

One of the most well known art hubs in Vietnam, Gallery Vinh Loi displays famous works by Nguyen Sang, Nguyen ...

Viet Artisans

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The House of Saigon

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Nga Art and Craft

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Embroidery

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Nagu

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Duc Tien Jewellery

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CAO Fine

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Lotte Mart (Mall)

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Parkson Paragon

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XQ Hand Embroidery

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Propaganda Art

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Bamboo

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Catherine Denoual Maison

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Miss Ao Dai

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SC VivoCity

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Galerie Quynh

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Cincinati Leather Boutique

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Labella Green Fashion

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Es'thetic

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Life Impress - An Tuong

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Zen Plaza

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Saigon Centre

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High Street Fashion

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Mai Lam

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Diamond Plaza

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Therese Jewelry

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