Shopping

Top shops on Ho Chi Minh City’s Ly Tu Trong

A quiet street off the tourist trail. Photography by VINH DAO

Located downtown in District 1, Ly Tu Trong is surrounded by historic landmarks and dotted with French colonial buildings – a setting that starkly contrasts with the sleek commercial buildings nearby. Local residents come here to enjoy the street’s many distinctive cafes and upscale shops while taking in the atmosphere of a place that’s off the tourist trail.

 

The shopping list

Ipa Nima

Ipa Nima handbags

26 Ly Tu Trong
This handbag brand’s dreamy yet vivid style has earned a following that includes British royalty and US politician Hillary Clinton.

Dong Nam Gallery

Dongnam Gallery

22 Ly Tu Trong
This oil-painting specialist is housed in a historic building that appears in Fall of Saigon, photographed during the Vietnam War.

Lam Gia Khanh

Lam Gia Khang

73 Ly Tu Trong
This rising Vietnamese designer brand produces womenswear that ranges from lacy and embellished to minimalist with a twist.

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