Ho Chi Minh City (Hồ Chí Minh) is not only the busiest city in Vietnam with many popular attractions but also a shopping paradise for every shopaholic. Wandering around the streets of Ho Chi Minh City, you can easily find many vendors and shops that sell cheap fashion, accessories and special souvenirs. In Vietnam, street vending becomes an important part of tourism and it can be an awesome alternative to markets. There are a wide variety of products with styles, appearance, brands, and cost.
If you are the first-time visitors in Ho Chi Minh City, you should know the list of popular shopping streets in Ho Chi Minh City. These streets are well-known with the locals and they have a wide range of products, especially fashionable items sold at an affordable price. Many shop owners are good at speaking English but some aren’t. Therefore, it is recommended taking a local friend with you when you go shopping at the best shopping streets in Ho Chi Minh. They will help you ask the bargain, recommend the suitable goods and give you some useful shopping advice. Let’s find out the shopping streets in Ho Chi Minh that can satisfy any shopaholic.
Top Ideal Shopping Streets In Ho Chi Minh You Must Visit
1. Nguyen Trai Street (Nguyễn Trãi)
As one of the busiest and the most bustling streets in Ho Chi Minh, Nguyen Trai streets are packed with fancy boutiques and street vendors selling bags, dresses, shoes, and backpacks. Furthermore, on this street, you can also look for high-end items or super-cheap products based on your budget level.
The most common item here is fashion like clothes or footwear coming from various brands, especially the origins of Korea and China.
This street is crowded not only in the day time but also at night and shopping around Nguyen Trai street after 7 pm is a great experience as you can enjoy the fresh atmosphere and buy some good products for your own.
2. Le Van Sy Street (Lê Văn Sỹ)
Different from Nguyen Trai street, Le Van Sy is a little quieter but if you are a shopaholic or it is your first time you come to Ho Chi Minh City, Le Van Sy is still a worth-seeing place. Packed with multi-label stores and fashion boutiques as well as a wide range of small to large shops, this street can give you a huge selection of dresses, clothing, bedding, and footwear from the common brands that are often sold at affordable prices. Strolling around the Le Van Sy street, you can get the items you want for sure. Many street vendors give customers the sales up to 50 – 70% for many items. Furthermore, you can also have great opportunities to taste some Vietnamese street food after a tiring shopping day. So, do not miss that street if you are looking for the best shopping in Ho Chi Minh City.
3. Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street (Nguyễn Đình Chiểu)
Nguyen Dinh Chieu is known as a famous fashion street for locals as there are many clothing shops selling clothes from cheerful to luxury brands. Nguyen Dinh Chieu is also considered as a Vietnamese “footwear paradise” because strolling streets, you can easily find male shoes of famous brands and international labels. Furthermore, on this street, you can also see several shops of household appliances.
4. Hai Ba Trung Street (Hai Bà Trưng)
Hai Ba Trung is one of the popular shopping streets in Ho Chi Minh City for the decent clothing brands such as Hoang Phuc (Hoàng Phúc), The Blues, Moc Mien (Mộc Miên), Charles & Keith, Triumph and Nem, etc. The best time to visit Hai Ba Trung street is in the evening when the weather is more pleasant and cooler and you can wander along Hai Ba Trung street to see the hundreds of clothing stores and shops.
Furthermore, if you visit Hai Ba Trung street, you should spend your time exploring Saigon Square Commercial Center where you can find some favorable items. This center is often crowded on Black Friday and weekends. In Saigon Square Commercial Center, you can find an array of goods from cheap to high-quality ones. Therefore, it is better for you to check the origin and quality of products before making the purchase. The special thing about the Saigon Square Commercial Center is that it allows bargain for a good deal.
5. Ho Xuan Huong Street (Hồ Xuân Hương)
Ho Xuan Huong Street is an ideal place for young people who are looking for stylish and fashionable eyeglass frames. On this street, you can easily find many different sunglasses and glasses for both children and adults. You will be astonished at the thousands of glasses coming in different sizes, shapes, and colors that display on the boards. A pair of glasses are sold at from 40,000 – 60,000 VND and a pair of sunglasses are sold at from 60,000 – 120,000 VND. Therefore, it is recommended opting for the eyeglass frame and then go to get the suitable lenses at a reliable optical center with certified and trained staffs.
6. Cach Mang Thang Tam Street (Cách Mạng Tháng Tám)
Cach Mang Thang Tam Street is packed with a variety of fashion shops selling shoes, clothes, accessories, phone cases, hats, scarf, and many special souvenirs. Furthermore, if you like to go shopping at a night market in Ho Chi Minh, Le Thi Rieng (Lê Thị Riêng) night market is an ideal choice where you can find cheap commodities and consumer goods such as clothes, footwear, sunglasses, cellphone accessories, and cosmetics. Girls are happy to try on gaudy clothes, shoes, and hair accessories while young men look for cellphone accessories and bags. To get a reasonable price when shopping on Cach Mang Thang Tam Street, you will need some bargain skills. Because of a variety of products and cheap cost, this street and its night market attract many college students.
7. Ly Chinh Thang Street (Lý Chính Thắng)
Ly Chinh Thang street is one of the popular streets selling shoes and typical goods. Ly Chinh Thang street is packed with shoe shops coming in rich styles and different sizes. Furthermore, you can find many fashion shoes if walking along the street. Although there is a huge selection of shoes, slippers, and heels, some come in unreliable sources and have poor quality. Therefore, it is better to pay attention to the product’s quality before making the purchase.
8. Quang Trung Street (Quang Trung)
Located in Go Vap (Gò Vấp) District, Quang Trung street is one of the most famous and busiest shopping streets in Ho Chi Minh city. On this street, you can find various shopping shops and malls as well as restaurants to meet the demand and desires of the shopaholics.
9. Huynh Van Banh Street (Huỳnh Văn Bánh)
If you like fashion with unique and exceptional styles, please do not miss Huynh Van Banh street. Exploring this street, you can get your special T-shirt and dress. Although there are a few shops lining on the street, they are worth a visit.
10. Luu Van Lang Street (Lưu Văn Lang)
While Ly Chinh Thang street is well-known for fashionable shoes and slippers, Luu Van Lang is a great choice for someone who wants to find beautiful sandals and sneakers. Shopping on this street, you can find the suitable footwear at very affordable price. Therefore, the shops and stores of Luu Van Lang street are the ideal places for college students.
11. Vo Van Ngan Street (Võ Văn Ngân)
Located in Thu Duc (Thủ Đức) District, Vo Van Ngan is the most dynamic and crowded street in Ho Chi Minh City. There are many fashion shops that sell clothes, footwear, shoes, and many accessories. After shopping along Vo Van Ngan Street, it is a great idea for you to enjoy a cup of coffee at coffee shops or enjoy the delicious meals in the restaurants.
12. More Other Shopping Streets In Ho Chi Minh City For Shopaholics
Besides the popular streets I mentioned below, Ho Chi Minh City also has many other shopping streets that are ideal to shop for a particular type of goods.
For example, if you want to look for great places to buy souvenirs for your friends and family, you should take the tour around streets such as Dong Khoi (Đồng Khởi), Nguyen Hue (Nguyễn Huệ), Le Thanh Ton (Lê Thánh Tôn), etc. On these streets, you can find stylish glasses, postcards, plates, clothes, books, etc.
Searching for an array of various textiles at an affordable price, you should not ignore Le Van Sy, Dong Khoi and Le Thanh Ton where you can shop for colorful and beautiful textile.
In Ho Chi Minh City, there are no particular streets selling IT appliances and electronics but you can buy these items at many retail outlets almost anywhere in this city. Vien Thong A (Viễn Thông A), The Gioi Di Dong (Thế Giới Di Động), Phong Vu (Phong Vũ), FPT, and Nguyen Kim (Nguyễn Kim)are a few names and some of them are on Nguyen Thi Minh Khai (Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai), Cach Mang Thang Tam, and Ba Thang Hai (Ba Tháng Hai) Street.
If you are book lovers, you can take a walking tour on Nguyen Van Binh book street (đường Sách Nguyễn Văn Bình) where you can see most popular publishers in Vietnam gathering there such as Kim Dong (Kim Đồng), Nha Nam (Nhã Nam), Tre (Trẻ), Dong A (Đông Á), etc. On this street, there are some coffee shops that often held talk shows with popular writers or book introduction ceremonies. Although the majority of books there are in Vietnamese, you can also buy books in other languages like French, English, and Japanese.
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Ho Chi Minh City is a bustling tourist destination and a shopping paradise for shopaholics. Shopping in this city can give you a rewarding and exciting experience. If you are a savvier shopper, the streets I mention are the best choices. Wanting to know many interesting activities and attractions to do and visit in Ho Chi Minh, please don’t feel hesitate to go to our Vina homepage.