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

A quiet street off the tourist trail

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
Credit: Vinh Dao

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
Credit: Vinh Dao

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
Credit: Vinh Dao

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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