Friday, April 12, 2013

Ho Chi Minh City- The Best Place to Shop!!!

For those of you who are Travelling to Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City is one of the best places to shop in South East Asia. Yup, you heard it right- HCMC, Vietnam. There are a lot of outlet shops here in HCMC and brands to die for like Michael Kors, Zara, Mango, Victoria's Secret, Abercrombie and Fitch, Aeropostale, Forever 21, H&M, etc. They are sold much cheaper and sometimes, they're not even out in retail shops so most of these clothes are yet to become the fashion trend! ;)
The reason why they are sold cheap here is because a lot of these brands are manufactured here. Haven't you noticed that most clothes now are Made in Vietnam???
But also one advice, don't shop at shopping malls- they are much, much more expensive!!! And also Luxury Brands, whoooh!!! They're more expensive than in Europe. 
These outlet shops are found in the Russian Market (Lucky Plaza), Taka Plaza and Saigon Square.

And yesterday, I went shopping for my European vacation next month. So excited!!! ;) Apparently it's still winter in Europe, so I bought a new pair of boots, skinny jeans, Juicy Couture Velour Hoodie, Victoria's Secret top and Victoria's Secret make-up kit.... ;)

Lucky Plaza: Dong Khoi, Ben Nghe, District, HCMC, Vietnam
Taka Plaza: 102 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, HCMC, Vietnam
Saigon Square 1: Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, HCMC, Vietnam

Updated article about shopping in Ho Chi Minh City, click here A Look For Less: Shopping in Ho Chi Minh City.


 Bought them at a shopping mall so they're expensive! :(

I love Juicy Couture but my husband hates these Velour Hoodies...
still bought them though... ;)
These hoodies cost 350,000 VND (17USD) at Taka Plaza.

Victoria's Secret Top from 100,000-200,000 VND (5- 10USD)
These are some of the clothes I bought at the Market (outlet shops)...
I also bought a Mango dress that costs 75 usd at a MANGO retail shop here but I only bought it for 25 usd at the market...;)



33 comments:

  1. Hi. where is the outlet shop located? Thanks!

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    1. Saigon Square and Taka Plaza... They are both in Le Loi St. District 1...

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  2. Hi ^^ There is victoria's secret in ho chi minh ?

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    1. No, but you can buy Victoria's secret stuff like lingerie, top, etc at the market called Taka Plaza (Le Loi street). Some of their products like lingerie, pouch and top are made in Vietnam.

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  3. Hi! I'm travelling to Vietnam for a short time. I was wondering, can you also buy Victoria's Secret lotion and perfume in those place that you mentioned above? Are they real or knock offs?

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    1. Hi there. Sorry for the late reply! :) Just came back from Holiday. Anyway, there is no Victoria's Secret shop in Saigon but you can find it like in a beauty store. But the best and cheap place to find Lotion and Perfumes is in Ben Thanh Market. SOME of the stall there are selling real but some are fake so you have to be really careful. Most of these beauty stalls are mainly in the center of the market but I suggest you go behind as they are cheaper and real. And please HAGGLE because they normally double the price if you are a foreigner. When I first came to Vietnam, it was very expensive because I'm a foreigner but then I learned that the trick is if they say a price, tell them you are only interested to pay half or 2/3 of it. Also if you are the FIRST customer even though the price you say is 1/10 of the real price, they will say yes because it's bad luck for them to say no to the first customer especially if you are a female. :) Hope this helps

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  4. I am traveling to Ho Chi Minh in the near future and I am wondering if there is a Victoria Secret store located in that city, I want to know if there is the "real deal" or if it is all just knock off and copies. if there does happen to be a legit Victoria secret store where is it located? and do they sell clothes or just perufmes? Kind regards :)

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  5. Hi i am finding ZARA, H&M , Under Amour brand in VN , Could u Please give me a recommend ?

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    1. Hi, try to go to Lucky Plaza in Dong Khoi St. or Russian Market (Cho Nga) Vo Van Kiet St. Many of them sell the brands you mentioned above. It's directly from factory then sold to the market. Enjoy!

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  6. Hi
    Any place I can get nice flat open shoes ?? Also the places you have mentioned above, do they sell shoes as well or just the clothes?

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    1. Hi, yes the shops I mentioned above also sells shoes but I suggest you go to Lucky Plaza in Dong Khoi St. They sell nicer products.
      Hope this helps.
      :)

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  7. Hye dear,

    The stuff at Lucky Plaza is it authentic? I mean the brands like zara, under amour? Thx 😊

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    1. Hi,

      Well it depends. Some are authentic, some are not so you have to be really careful in choosing them. However, you will know if it's fake since the quality is really bad. But if you want brands like Zara or Under Armour, go to Russian Market (Cho Nga) in Vo Van Kiet St. Most of the brands you mentioned above are authentic in Russian Market. :)

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  8. Outlet Malls are here to provide you location of your nearest Forever 21 Outlet Stores . You eaily get location of any stores like Nike, Apple, Walmart, Bank of America, Walgreens, Home Depot etc..

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  9. Hello!!
    I am working for a while in Da Nang I am planning to go to HCM for shopping. I love branded bags and some people have told me there are a really good imitation in HCM. Do you know where I can find them??

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    1. Hi, I'm not sure about imitation but try around Ben Thanh Market. However, if you want to look for overruns, the places I mentioned above are good. :)

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  10. Thank you Maria. It's really helpful.

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  11. Thank you Maria. It's really helpful.

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  12. Hi dear, i plan to go to HCM next week, could you please let me know where can i find the brand clothes of Zara, Mango, Top Shop, forever 21 with the reasonable price? The seller can speak english?

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    1. Hi, sorry for the late reply. Hope it's still not too late. Anyway the shops I mentioned above are the place to go if you're looking for brands such as Zara, Top Shop, Mango and F21 but Lucky Plaza is the best one. :)

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  13. Is there any way where we can identify which is real and which is fake when it comes to the clothes like Abercrombie and Fitch etc?

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    1. I have alot of abercrombie fitch for exporting only ( Not fake as a china product ) it is made in vietnam plz visit http://zizastore.com/ao-thun-nam

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  14. Where i can buy not expensive nike?

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    1. Hi Mikami, you can check in Russian market (Cho Nga) in Vo Van Kiet St. HCMC. There have original nice sports shoes like Nike, etc on the first and second floors. Hope this helps. 😁

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  15. Abercormbie Fitch , GAP , Hollister ( in saigon )for exporting with a high quality you also buy it at http://zizastore.com

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  16. Is there a factory that sells michael kors or jennifer lopez apparels in HCMC? I want to buy in large quantities. Tq:)

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    1. Hi, yes there are. Actually you can buy Michael Kors and Jennier Lopez clothes, bags, in the market mentioned above. On the second floor of Taka Plaza, the first stall on the left sells only original MK apparels.

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  17. Hi dear, where can I find the outlet for original lacoste shirt ? Tks

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    1. Hi, I don't think there is a Lacoste Outlet in HCMC. However, if you want to buy knock offs, you can find in Ben Thanh Market but be careful, BT market is overpriced even though they're selling fake. 😬

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  18. Hi i'd like to know if there are authentic nike shoes there? And michael kors bags aswell?

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    1. Hi, yes there are some original Nike shoes in Russian Market (Cho Nga) and the Michael Kors bag, you can find a few of the designs in some stalls of Lucky Plaza. 😁

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