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. 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.
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.