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Nov242009

Saigon Square

Saigon Square is where you'll find many contemporary stuffs like Clumpler bag made in Vietnam, Gucci and Ray Ban sunglasses, iPhone cover, Nike shoes, DVD, Columbia jacket and more. The pictures below taken at Saigon Square will give you some ideas of what the best Saigon shopping centre can offer.



Saigon Square

 

You can find many Crumpler bags in Saigon Square. Also available are North Face bag, Samsonite travel and laptop bag and Nike products. I got my Crumpler bag 'Pretty Boy' for US$20.

Saigon Square

Saigon Square

Saigon Square

Saigon Square

Saigon Square

Saigon Square



Ray Ban, Gucci and D&G sunglass.


Saigon Square

Saigon Square

 

Shoes and boots for adults and kids alike. But when it comes to shoes, go to the alley beside Ben Thanh Market for wider choices.

Saigon Square

Saigon Square

 

North Face jacket, Abercrombie and Columbia jacket for kids. The adult winter jackets in Saigon Square averages around US$25.

Saigon Square

Saigon Square

Saigon Square

Saigon Square

Saigon Square

Saigon Square

 

Saigon Square also offers LOTS of polo shirts, from Abercrombie, Polo Ralph, Lacoste to Burberry... Prices are around US$7.

Saigon Square

Saigon Square

Saigon Square

Saigon Square

 

Rolex, Tag Heuer and all different kinds of brands of watches here.

Saigon Square Saigon Square


Handicrafts and souvenirs from Vietnam to bring home

Saigon Square Saigon Square


DVD from 10,000vnd

Saigon Square Saigon Square 


Abercrombie and polo ralph lauren shirt going for about US$9 here in Saigon Square.

Saigon Square Saigon Square


 
Levis, Diesel jeans, Guess...

Saigon Square Saigon Square

 

Ladies clothes from cheap China made at US$3 to mini boutiques are aplenty in Saigon Square.

Saigon Square Saigon Square

Saigon Square

Saigon Square

Saigon Square

Saigon Square

 

Hip hop caps, belts and belt buckets...

Saigon Square Saigon Square

Saigon Square

Saigon Square

 

Kid's clothing like Gap and OshKosh cost around US$4, depending on sizes/age.

Saigon Square Saigon Square

Saigon Square

Saigon Square



Cloe, Chanel, LV, Burberry bags...

Saigon Square Saigon Square

Saigon Square

Saigon Square

Saigon Square

Saigon Square


Cute iPhone cover.

Saigon Square Saigon Square

 

And much much more to shop in Saigon Square.

Saigon Square Saigon Square

 

Saigon Square

Saigon Square


Note: You should also check out 'How to get to Saigon Square' and the Ben Thanh Market- what many considered to be the best in Saigon.
 

Saigon Square address: 77 - 89, Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

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Reader Comments (90)

are the north face bags here real? or knock offs? thanks!

December 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlorzi

Dear Lorzi,

It's a combination of real, fakes, knock offs, very good imitations... :-)

December 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVietnam720

Hi,
I have much enjoyed your tips on Vietnam. I was just wondering how much should I expect to pay for the shoes and sunglasses seen in these pictures?

Which has better quality/price ratio: Ben Than market or Cholon or Saigon Square?

Thank you for creating this great website ^_^

January 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLady Gaga4u

Hi Lady Gaga, thank you very much for your compliment :-)

I've never gotten sunglass or shoes from Saigon Square. But I have some guide for you:
a) I used to have a fake Ray Ban that I got from Saigon backpacker's area. Cost me only US$2.20. Used it almost everyday for a good 2 years. I'm a rough fellow and perspire quite a bit. So even fake stuffs can be durable.

b) A genuine Converse low cut shoe (all white) cost about US$22 in a high end shopping centre in Vietnam. The shops behind Ben Thanh Market sell a fake pair for about US$10.

Hopefully the 2 points above can give u a better idea on the prices for Saigon Square.

As for quality, I personally find things in Saigon Square are of higher standards.

On prices, Cholon should give better bargains.

January 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVietnam720

Great help.Thanks a bunch!. Wondering how much u gotta pay for them watches?

March 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRosli

Hey Rosli, thank you for dropping by.

Unfortunately I have never gotten any watches in Vietnam so no prices for you. But a good guess will be about US$10 for an average one :-)

March 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVietnam720

Hi, its me again. thanks for the prompt reply, appreciate it.
I'll be in HCM next week. Any idea on the city tour rates?
Is the Mekong cruise worthwhile?
Sorry to trouble you, thing is I'll be going with wife and kid so I need to plan a stress-free (for me!) itinerary. :P

March 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRosli

Hi Rosli, no problem :-)

The city tour cost around US$8. It usually covers Cholon (Saigon's Chinatown), 1 or 2 temples, the Reunification Palace, Saigon Post Office and the Notre Dame Cathedral.

Will have to depend on you on the Mekong. If you had been to Thailand's Floating Market, it's pretty similar. Ideally it's better that u spend at least one night there. If time is a factor, I'd rather you visit the Cu Chi Tunnels.

Try to relax. Vietnam is very easy to DIY :-)

March 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVietnam720

Hi Ben,

Where's the best place to purchase hiking boots in Saigon? Also, any tips on reputable tailors, in Saigon or Hanoi?

March 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAaron

Hi Aaron,

There's an alley beside the Ben Thanh Market where the whole stretch mainly sell shoes. If you walk around the perimeter of Ben Thanh Market, you won't miss this alley. Anyway, facing the main entrance (with the roundabout behind you), this alley is on its right side.

About tailors, sorry, no tips for Saigon and Hanoi. However, the best place in Vietnam to get clothes made is actually in Hoi An.

Hope this help and thanks for dropping by :-)

March 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVietnam720

Hi,
How much should I expect to pay for the boots in the picture and the crumpler bags? Are they real crumpler or the fake one? Which shop is better - the one in bui vien street or saigon square?

Thanks a bunch .... :)

March 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiko

Dear Miko, no idea how much the boots in Saigon Square cost but my buddy had gotten quality hiking boots from shops around Ben Thanh Market before for around US$60. As for Crumpler, it cost me US$20 for a Pretty Boy.

For sure the one in Bui Vien is better coz there are more choices and they are cheaper. If u print out the virtual tour page on my site, the shop at Bui Vien will give u an immediate 10% discount :-)

March 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVietnam720

Hey,
Great website!

I was wondering where should i go to buy badminton stuff? ie: shirts, shoes, racquets. How much should i expect to pay?
I'm in Saigon right now, are there any english bookstores that you'd recommend?

March 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLili

Thank you SideWinder for stopping by.

No idea about prices or quality but there's a stretch of shops behind the New World Saigon Hotel where you can find badminton stuffs.

For bookstores, do a search for 'USA Books' on this site. This shop has good titles imported from Amazon. Also, if you go to the city centre, ask for Fahasa. There's one near to Ben Thanh Market and one directly opposite the Parkson Shopping Centre at Dong Khoi Street. Plus I just came across an online Vietnam bookstore which I think carries good titles at very good prices. Check them out at http://tiki.vn/?___store=english

March 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVietnam720

hi!
great site. i'm in saigon right now, i wonder where i can buy onitsuka tiger shoes original for a cheap price.
thanks.

April 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpaul

Alo Paul, thank you for dropping by.

No idea about Onitsuka. The Crumpler bag shop featured here http://www.vietnam720.com/Virtual-Tours/Crumpler-bag-shop-in-Vietnam-02.269.html sells very cool shoes too. Hopefully they'll have what you want. If not, the friendly people there should be able to help.

April 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVietnam720

What an awesome website! Thanks for all the information!

We are currently in Saigon and will, based on your recommendations definitely head out to the Square tomorrow for a shopping spree :) Quick question: is there any way to really find out from the seller what are the knock offs and what are originals? I'm assuming little chance of it..

Also - any specific vendors in the square that you've had good experience with as far as decent quality?

For the guy who asked about the Mekong Delta - I highly recommend the trip. We just got back with our two kids (ages 3 and 4) and while my husband has been to the floating markets in Thailand before, I haven't - and we all loved it. Especially the kids, as they got to sample some great fruit, and the coconut and rice candy. They even "helped out" in the candy making process. We took a private tour and while pricey, it was well worthwhile (2 hr drive, 4 hours on the boat including lunch).

April 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAyelet

Alo Kahane, thank you for dropping by. How did you get to know about Vietnam720?

No way they will tell you the truth. If it's fake, they will say it's real. If it's knock off, they will say it's original. U'll have to make an educated guess.

If it's Crumpler bags you are asking for recommendation, I have 1 here on my site. Try using the search box. Just type in 'Crumpler shop'. If it's clothes for adults, there are 2 shops i frequent but i don't know the name and shop number. There's also 1 shop i usually go to for kids' stuffs. Again, no name and shop number. I'm sorry. But they are all on the 2nd level.

About the Mekong trip, yeah - as in all things in life - go for the higher end and better services if u can afford it.

April 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVietnam720

hi, thnk for putting this website up. Saigon square seems to have lots of options but as you mentioned, lots of the stuff are fake. I was wondering where you would be able to find real brand named clothing items such as Abercrombie and Nike.

April 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermaxwel4682

Dear Maxwel,

I didn't say there are lots of fakes but that it's a combination of fakes, real stuffs and knock-offs :-)

There are a few end high shopping centres here in Ho Chi Minh City, Saigon, and for sure everything there are real. Hope this help.

April 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVietnam720

Hi! This is an awesome site with really helpful information. My partner and I will be in Saigon this coming July 28 - 30. Our flight out is around 1am of July 31. With the little time that we have, can you please recommend which places we must definitely visit during our short stay? We're thinking that a trip to the Cu Chi Tunnels is a MUST.

As for shopping, should we just limit ourselves to the Ben Thanh Market and Saigon Square?

How about hotels? Is Tan Hai Long Hotel a good hotel?

So sorry to ask so many questions. We are so excited about this trip. Thanks in advance :)

April 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Shutterbugs

Dear Shutterbugs, thank you for your compliment :-)

The War Remnants Museum and Cu Chi Tunnels are 'must' in my opinion.

On shopping, Ben Thanh Market and Saigon Square are 2 of the best. But if u have time, do check out the surroundings in the city centre and also around Ben Thanh Market.

I have not stay in Tan Hai Long myself so can't vouch. But I wrote an article on it based on 2 very strong recommendations from my friends. If anything else, it's only 50m from Ben Thanh Market. Great for hard core shoppers :-)

April 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVietnam720

Hi there.. May I know the operating hours of Saigon Square?

Many thanks!!

April 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSamantha

Hi there, they open early but my advice is to go after 9am and before 8pm :-)

April 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVietnam720

I just returned from Vietnam and China. Got great real Northface winter coats. Northface has a factory there and I was told by my contact that those are indeed the real deal. Also got loads of TV series on DVD, made it through US customs, and the guy looked at my box of 2 1/2 men and let me go through. Be aware that the the tv boxsets are not pirate, but the plastic-sleeved separate dvds are pirate.

May 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfergyme
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