Market in Ho Chi Minh City

Ben Thanh Market

Centrally located, Ben Thanh and its surrounding streets comprise one of HCMC's liveliest areas. Everything that’s commonly eaten, worn or used by the Saigonese is piled high, and souvenir items can be found in equa…
Clothing in Ho Chi Minh City

Chung Cu 42 Ton That Thiep

Come for the apartment building partially converted into cool boutique shops, and linger for the young, social-media savvy fashion labels that produce stylish (but affordable) clothing. There is a sense that HCMC's …
Art in Ho Chi Minh City

3A Alternative Art Area

Street art, galleries, interesting homeware shops and a growing range of hip cafes and bars make this an essential destination if you're keen to understand how Saigon is evolving. At weekends it's a popular location…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Ho Chi Minh City

Saigon Kitsch

This colourful French-run shop specialises in reproduction propaganda items, emblazoning its revolutionary motifs on coffee mugs, coasters, jigsaws and T-shirts. Also cool laptop and tablet covers fashioned from rec…
Books in Ho Chi Minh City


Specialises in guidebooks and travel literature, including authentic Lonely Planet guidebooks with readable maps – unlike the knock-offs you’ll see on the street.
Arts & Crafts in Ho Chi Minh City

Mekong Quilts

Beautiful handmade silk quilts, sewn by the rural poor in support of a sustainable income.
Market in Ho Chi Minh City

Dan Sinh Market

Also known as the War Surplus Market, this is the place to find authentic combat boots or rusty (and perhaps less authentic) dog tags among the hardware stalls. There are also handy gas masks, field stretchers, rain…
Clothing in Ho Chi Minh City


With three branches in the PNL area, this fun upmarket shop sells exuberant, brightly coloured T-shirts and hoodies, some decorated with Chinese characters and ironic English logos.
Market in Ho Chi Minh City

Annam Gourmet Market

This large, fabulously stocked deli sells imported cheeses, wines, chocolates and other delicacies over two floors, with a fine restaurant crammed into the corner of the 1st level.
Mall in Ho Chi Minh City

Vincom Center

The Vincom Center is divided into two towers, with upscale shopping, luxury brands (Dior, Hermès, Omega etc) and a popular food court in the basement of Tower B.