Address: 15C Thi Sach St, Ho Chi Minh City
This store has exclusive linen and silk cotton blends in elegant neutral tones of white and cream. Bedding, cushions, and runners are designed with tasteful embroidery and everything has a luxuriously high thread count.
Address: 39 Ton That Thiep, Ho Chi Minh City
This store carries a beautiful selection of clothing, home décor, and furniture from one local Vietnamese and four expat designers. Everything is of serious quality. The linens are from Catherine Denoual, so expect a beautiful collection. Clothing is by Cambodian-born, France-raised Romyda Keth. The dresses are beautifully cut and are often multi-colored and touched with embroidery or a bit of sparkle. It can look like too much on the hanger, but more often than not looks smart and sophisticated once you put it on. The quality of material and cuts are amazing and the staff has an excellent eye for fit.
Address: 201 Dong Khoi St, Ho Chi Minh City
Tailor Lien can make you a lovely ao dai or a silk separate according to your style and design in 24 hours. If the fit comes out wrong or is off, she is excellent at tweaking and working with you until it comes out right.
Address: 85 Pasteur St, or 76 Le Lai St, Ho Chi Minh City
The place to get funky, original handbags decked out in tassles, patterns, and busy prints. Their Saigon stores are not as large and expansive as their flagship in Hanoi, but there is still a great selection on offer.
Address: 132 Le Thanh Ton, Ho Chi Minh City
A brand-name supplier with some of the best ready-to-wear silk garments in the town.
Address: 38 or 107 Dong Khoi St, in Legend Hotel, New World Hotel, and Sheraton Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City
With outlets throughout the country, Khai Silk is one of the best places for ready-made and tailored silk in Vietnam. The signature store is right downtown at 107 Dong Khoi St., but they have shops throughout the city in some of the finer hotels. Good business sense says, “If something works, then copy it,” so there are lots of Khai Silk look-alikes, but Khai is the best.
Address: 85-87 Pasteur St, Ho Chi Minh City
Come here for a fine collection of silk, jersey, and cotton separates and dresses as well as silk sleep and lounge wear. Some designs are simple, like long, roman-style jersey dresses, and others are eccentric, like silk wraparound halters and sequined skirts.
Hochiminh City’s Gifts & Souvenirs
Address: 159 Dong Khoi St, Ho Chi Minh City
Gold, silver, and precious stones for all budgets.
Address: 16-18 Hai Ba Trung, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
A fine selection of imported goods, with Italian and French wines as well as European chocolates and other comfort foods.
Address: 38 Dong Khoi, Ho Chi Minh City
This outlet is just across from the Majestic Hotel, at the terminus of Dong Khoi Street at riverside. The place is two floors of warehouse-style shopping, with every chachki you could imagine. On the first floor, find unique table settings that are decidedly modern, but made from local materials and with a Vietnamese/Chinese flair. Upstairs are lots of little bins with trinkets, as well as furnishing and gifts. Prices are marked, but they offer discounts if you buy in bulk (and this might be a good place to pick up a handful of small gifts for family and friends back home).