Saigon Most Popular Shopping Mall – Top 5Mypage admin
Travel to Ho Chi Minh City, beside all the historical landmarks, you can enjoy your shopping thirst with the list provided by Vietnam Travel Group. Shopping malls in Ho Chi Minh City are the best places to be (after its vibrant street markets) for a satisfying shopping experience during your holiday. Easily accessible on foot or cyclo, these shopping malls are also conveniently located near five-star hotels and popular landmarks such as Notre Dame Cathedral, Benh Than Market, and Saigon Central Post Office. While cosmetics, apparel, accessories, and kitchenware are sold at fixed prices, you can find an array of international brands and renowned local designs within these shopping malls.x There are also plenty of dining outlets and entertainment centres to fill your time and tummy after you’ve shopped to your heart’s content. Whether you’re looking for one convenient stop for all your retail needs or a temporary retreat from Saigon’s scorching afternoons, here’s our list of Saigon’s most popular shopping malls.
1) Vincom Center – Le Thanh Ton Street
With more than 250 shops, Vincom Center is Ho Chi Minh City’s biggest shopping mall – so big in fact, that they have separated it into two separate buildings just across the street from each other. Vincom Center A is housed in a delightful French styled period building connected to The Continent Hotel, while Vincom Center B is just behind it, occupying the first five storeys of a modern, glass-fronted skyscraper. Vincom Center A is where you can shop for electronics, home décor, and upmarket brands such as Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss and Hermes. Vincom Center B, which is housed within the first seven floors of a glass-fronted skyscraper, selling high street brands, sports apparel, and homeware. If you are looking for international products then this should be your first stop as this is where most international luxury brands have their flagship stores, right in the tourist heart of the city. There are also some convenient restaurants and cafes serving food from most regions including many international franchises.
Vincom Center A: 171 Dong Khoi, District 1
Vincom Center B: 72 Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1
Opening Hours: 09:00 – 22:00
2) Saigon Square – Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street
A five-minute walk from Benh Thanh Market, Saigon Square is a two-storey wholesale fashion mall that offers some of the best prices in Ho Chi Minh City. Perfect for bargain hunters, there are seemingly endless aisles of small stalls selling t-shirts, men’s and women’s apparel, shoes, handbags, swimwear, luggage, jewellery, and textiles. While the prices on the tags may be slightly inflated, bargaining is expected, so you should never accept the opening bid. As it’s also fairly easy to see stalls selling similar items; just browse around the shopping mall before settling for an asking price that you’re comfortable with. Shops and stalls in Saigon Square are seemingly placed haphazardly around the mall so the best thing to do is just stroll along the aisles looking for something that takes your fancy.
Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 – 22:00
Address: 77 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
3) Takashimaya Vietnam – Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street
Takashimaya Vietnam is the first Japanese department store branch in Ho Chi Minh City, carrying a wide range of products from Japan, Europe, and the US. Appealing to mostly middle and upper-class shoppers, the five-storey department store has a total retail space of 15,000 square meters.
The first level is fitted with jewellery, cosmetics and fragrance brands from Europe such as Clarins, L’occitane, Christian Dior, Bobbi Brown, Shiseido, and Estee Lauder. Lancôme features a café-style boutique at Takashimaya Vietnam, where you can enjoy complimentary makeup lessons and gifts. Other brands available here include Laneige, Shiseido, Sisley, and Shu Uemura. Takashimaya Vietnam carries ladies apparel from Banana Republic, Bebe, Bonia, and Braun Buffel as well as footwear from Clarks, Geox, and Cole Haan. Lastlty, the highest level is dedicated to fashion and casual wear for men, children’s clothing and toys, and not forgetting imported watches and luggage. Takashimaya also houses a massive food court at the lowest floor, where you can find popular Japanese food outlets such as Gyumaru, Minamoto Kitchoan, Yamazaki, Azabu Sabo, and Suizan. Aside from quality sashimi and ramen offerings, Vietnam’s Phuc Long and Banh Mi Great, Singapore’s TWG Tea Salon and Nan Yang Restaurant, as well as Blue Chili Thai Restaurant are also available. Set within Saigon Centre in District 1, Takashimaya Vietnam offers a convenient and comfortable stop for all your retail and dining needs during your holiday in Ho Chi Minh City.
Opening Hours: Daily 09:30 – 21:30
Address: 92-94 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
4) Diamond Plaza – Le Duan Street
Occupying a refurbished colonial building, Diamond Plaza overlooks prominent Saigon landmarks such as Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon Central Post Office, and 30-4 Park. The department store is housed in a charming colonial-looking building, with an attractive glass-fronted office block rising up into the sky just behind the shopping centre. There are many reasons to visit Diamond Plaza, not least for the world class shopping: cosmetics, perfumes, watches and jewellery occupy the first floor, both men’s and women’ wear on the second, including formal attire and most major sporting brands, and on the third floor there is a convenient collection of electronic products and mobile phones. Offering over four floors of cosmetics, apparel, toys, and accessories, you can shop for popular upmarket and street brands such as Estee Lauder, Coach, Crabtree & Evelyn, Levi’s, Converse, PUMA, Lego, and Samsonite.
After a day of shopping, there’s a food court as well as numerous dining outlets and family-friendly entertainment centres to enjoy, including a bowling alley, kid’s playroom, and cinema.
Opening Hours: Daily 09:30 – 22:30
Address: 34 Le Duan Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
5) Parkson Plaza – Le Thanh Ton Street
While there are numerous outlets of Parkson Plaza within Ho Chi Minh City, the most popular one is set along District 1’s Le Thanh Ton Street. Found just behind Vincom Center B, this international-standard department store houses cosmetics and perfumes on the ground floor, fashion for men and women on the second and third floors, and the fourth floor hosts homeware and dining outlets. It’s a great place to shop for mid-range and upmarket products such as Coach, Calvin Klein, Shu Uemura, Bobbi Brown, Clinique, Esprit, and Lacoste.
Opening Hours: Daily 9:30 – 22:00
Address: 45 Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam Travel Group’s Team