Tan My Design Promotions

By: City Pass Guide

Tan My Design is one of Vietnam’s most recognised shops, featuring an exclusive collection of some of Vietnam’s most talented designers. Their wares include everything from homeware to art to silk items, all made with the utmost attention to quality. For October 2016, they are proud to present their backstory, as well as exciting announcements and promotions.

Tan My Design History and Mission

Located at the centre of the famous Old Quarter, on Hanoi’s famous silk street, our shop has become a national staple, offering an astounding array of clothing, art, homeware, jewellery and accessories. We began from humble beginnings in 1969, making personalised items such as handkerchiefs and pillow cases for loved ones during the American War. Through the years, our family has worked hard to grow Tan My Design into the country’s largest designer consignment shop.

 Tan My Design

Not only are we offering our own specialty products, but we also host some of Vietnam’s most influential designers. This gives both local and international designers and artists in Vietnam an unparalleled platform to display their collections to a high-end consumer market. Our mission is simple: to create the finest products using the most premium Vietnamese goods available.

October 2016 Promotions

This month we are proud to announce one of our biggest sales yet: we are giving 50-80% off on discontinued items, so come in and pick these up before they’re all gone! Bed linen, children's bed sets, pillowcases, cushion covers, tablecloths, runners, napkins, laundry bags and tissue covers are all on sale.

We also have three exclusive promotions for our shoppers: I Hate Fashion is giving a generous 50% off discount on all items; Ha Truong is having a massive sale, with 60% off all items; and Bianco Levrin is proudly announcing a special promotion of VND699,000 off their excellent silk items.

Finally, we have a special announcement from our good friends at Harmony.

Enjoy our October promotions!

I Hate Fashion

Enjoy 50% off all I Hate Fashion items. I Hate Fashion is the brainchild of a phenomenal group of clothing experts from around the world. With designers hailing from the UK, Finland, Germany, Poland, Spain and Portugal. They have firsthand experience working with some of the world’s leading brands like Topshop, COS, Mango, Fred Perry and Reiss, I Hate Fashion focuses on simple and trendy apparel that is comfortable and celebrates the compatibility of colours in fresh and innovative ways. Since they utilize the most cutting edge printing technology and eco-friendly ink, all their clothing items are of very high quality.

Ha Truong Collection

Get excited for Ha Truong’s 60% off sale! Inspired by traditional Vietnamese garments, this collection only uses cotton and silk. Ha Truong is known for handmade, high-end garments. Their brand motto is all about “dressing-up chic, while dressing down” and always maintains a strict focus on simplicity and the client’s personal style. Featuring mainly black and white colors, Ha Truong’s designs present a strong statement.

Bianco Levrin Fashion

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Bianco Levrin Fashion is setting a single price of VND699,000 for 150 items of silk, velvet and cotton. This is exciting news for fans of superb Italian design. The Bianco Levrin team designs their clothes on the road from Milan to Hanoi, selling their wares at local markets and exhibitions. Their style is self-described as “chic with a touch of nonchalance, where each fashion piece is an individual creation aimed to combine comfort with design.” Their line includes luxurious handmade dresses, wraps, stoles, bags, jewellery and more.

October 2016 Announcements


Harmony Necklaces is the recent creation of multicultural designer and world traveller Dror Lam. Every one of her pieces is a unique combination of the finest materials. Natural resources such as buffalo horn, cinnabar, leather, silk and crystal, are combined with precious elements like jade, amethyst, onyx and moonstone. Harmony designers search the globe for the best Italian leather, French crystal, Chinese jade, Hong Kong pearls and Vietnamese lacquer to create a sophisticated one-of-a-kind look that so many adore. Each of their handmade pieces is characterised by its bold size, asymmetric balance and Eurasian unity.

Like us on our new Tan My Design Facebook page for more exclusive promotions and announcements! If you have any questions or comments, contact tanmyvietnam@gmail.com at any time.

Top Three Souvenir Shops in Hanoi

By: Truong Tang

By Truong Tang

Travellers often buy souvenirs as gifts and as mementos, and it can be hard to distinguish quality from fake. Below are our hand-picked souvenir shops in Hanoi that provide quality products.

1 – Minh Long Fine Porcelain

At first glance, Minh Long Fine Porcelain on Hang Than street doesn’t stand out from other pottery stores. But once you enter the shop, you will be overwhelmed by the elegant displays of such a huge variety of products.

The shop has only one floor but it has just about all of the products you would want to find in a porcelain store. They range from simple designs and average prices to complex designs and prices up to tens of millions of VND – statues, tea sets, bowls, dishes for decoration, and vases in different sizes, colours and decorations.

The rich texture of Vietnamese flowers (lotus, ‘mickey mouse’ or bird’s-eye bush, daisy and peach blossom) are hand-drawn in small lines with soft brushes and no colour stains, showing the high level of mastery of the art. Travellers are often keen on lotus decorations.

You can test the quality of a vase by lightly knocking it to see whether the sound is solid or hollow, feeling whether the texture lines are smooth or not, and observing if the glaze is well done or not.
Address: 32 Hang Than, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi Open: 9am–8pm

2 – Ipa Nima Store

Ipa Nima is an iconic fashion site in Hanoi that female travellers should visit. But it should be a top priority for men too if they are seeking an elegantly unique gift for their significant others.

Ipa Nima has two stores, one at 72 Trang Thi Street and one at 5 Nha Tho Street, both in Hoan Kiem District. The store at 72 Trang Thi has more space and is more beautifully decorated. The main products here are bags, and there’s a plethora of styles and colors to choose from. No design is the same, and new ones come out frequently.

Most details on the bags are meticulously and intricately made by hand. Besides the high-end bags, Ipa Nima also sells other fashion accessories such as bracelets, necklaces or shawls with eye-catching designs, sometimes at very reasonable prices around the 200,000VND mark.
Address: 72 Trang Thi, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
5 Nha Tho, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

Open: 9am – 7pm

3 – Tan My Embroidery and Tan My Design

Tan My is a repository of beautiful embroidery designs for which Hanoi is famous. Founded in 1969, Tan My has been going for three generations. With intricately designed bed linens, table cloths, clothes and handkerchiefs, the two Tan My stores on Hang Gai street are a good place to shop for beautiful and meaningful gifts or mementos.

Tan My’s unique and colourful designs include envelope-shaped bags, colourful pillows for kids and one-of-a-kind, embroidered pictures that you would not be able to find elsewhere. Embroidered pictures are a unique Vietnamese art form and they make great gifts.

A small bag or pillow may be priced under 100,000VND, while bigger embroidery pictures could be tens of millions of dong.
Address: 61 and 66 Hang Gai, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Open: 9am–7pm