Where to find the best vintage shops in Saigon.
In this week's blog post we take another trip across the world to give you an insight into this underrated city for the vintage hunter. Whilst Ho Chi Minh City is famous for its street food scene, hot weather and millions of motorbikes it is not a city many would think of when it comes to finding vintage gems.
So come with us on this quick trip around Saigon's (as is it is known to locals) bustling hems and alleyways to some incredible vintage stores, recommended by Ed & Sarna Vintage Eyewear.
Mayhem was one of the first vintage and thrift stores that opened in Ho Chi Minh City. Located in a dark and empty alley, walking into Mayhem will seem like entering a world of fashion from decades past. Most of the stock here is imported from Japan and you will find unique pieces and original match-ups by the talented Mayhem team. Everything you need to spice up your wardrobe is here — bow ties, glasses, scarves, bags, boots, and everything else in between.
Really great selection of vintage and retro items along with their personal line of linen designs. Owners Duy and Tam are super cool and very friendly! the store is a little hard to find, located on the 3rd floor above a dress shop and a nail salon. definitely worth visiting.
43 Đặng Thị Nhu, Phường Nguyễn Thái Bình, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh
Khabi Vintage Saigon
Khabi is modestly nestled on the 3rd floor in an old apartment building of District 1 in Saigon. A small corner of fashion-loving souls and who always happy to give you a hand in picking out some great pre-loved items at incredible prices.
14 Tôn Thất Đạm, Phường Nguyễn Thái Bình, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh
Si Lem Vintage
If you are in love with the nineties and noughties style then Si Lem is a place you have to stop by. Packed with tie-dye and washed denim at super low prices this is one for people who love a bargain.
26 Huỳnh Văn Bánh, Phường 15, Phú Nhuận, Hồ Chí Minh
Head here to find vintage workwear and knitwear, surprisingly for a city with an average temperature of 30 degrees. They also have a great line in Hawaiian shirts too if you find yourself needing something more suited to the humid climate.
14 Nguyễn Bỉnh Khiêm, Đa Kao, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh
Pham Thrift Shop
For the men out there that like to look dapper Pham tailors thrift shop if worth a look to see if you can find some vintage formal wear. They can also adjust anything in the store for you so that you find the perfect fit.
33/11 Ly Van Phuc, Tan Dinh Ward, District 1, Hồ Chí Minh
Le Cong Kieu Antique Street
This small street is packed with shops selling all sorts of knick-knacks/curios and trinkets. Browse the amazing sculptures, vases and porcelain, if you are tourist get ready to buy that extra checked luggage for the flight home!
38 Lê Công Kiều, Phường Nguyễn Thái Bình, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh
Cafe Cho Do Co
Dealers and traders of all ages set up stalls in the newly renovated café, crowding into a courtyard that might welcome up to a thousand visitors on a Saturday or Sunday morning. Young and old come to the market, some searching for memories of the past, others trading in collectables sought eagerly by hobby enthusiasts scouring the stalls for items of age and rarity.
311/27 Nơ Trang Long, Phường 13, Bình Thạnh, Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam
So there you have it. Our guide to some of the best spots for vintage hunters in Saigon. Let us know if you find yourself hitting any of these up. As always if you want to find the best vintage eyewear on the planet then you are already in the right place.