In a world where people would opt for ready-made clothing, tailoring has become somewhat a luxury. However, you would be taken by surprise at how affordable and quick to get a hand on custom-made suits or dresses in Vietnam. Although the “world tailoring capital” is in Hoi An City, the tailor in Ho Chi Minh City can also deliver the best workmanship at the most reasonable price that you can ever ask for!
In commercial areas such as District 1 or District 3, there are plenty of tailor shops you can choose from to fit your fashion needs. No matter if you wish to have an elegant suit, a tight-fitting dress, or the signature traditional ao dai, or you still haven’t set your mind on anything, the local tailor in Ho Chi Minh City will be sure to offer you the finest assistance.
Before visiting any tailors, have a look at Ho Chi Minh’s largest fabrics market or Thai Tuan Fashion (222-224 Le Thanh Ton, District 1) to find the best materials for your dream outfits.
Address: New World Saigon Hotel, 6 Pham Hong Thai Street, District 1 (under renovation)
Temporary address: Villa no. 4, Street no. 5, Khu Dan cu Ven Song, Tan Phong Ward, District 7
Opening time: 9 AM - 7 PM
Price: ~US$ 500 - US$ 1,000
The top-notch H&D Tailor
Owed by a master tailor who has more than 40 years of experience in the bespoke tailor industry, H&D is the one premium tailor in Ho Chi Minh City to get your high-end designed suits. The materials are well-selected fabrics to create the form-fitting menswear, and the staffs are well-trained with skillful craftsmanship. The finished product, therefore, is priced accordingly to the exquisite quality, but you can split the payment in between the fittings.
Within 10 days, you can receive “a piece of art” made by H&D Tailor especially just for you. A famous name as they are, an appointment in advance will be helpful to get a detailed consultation of what you need.
Opening time: 8 AM - 7 PM
Price: ~ US$ 250
Nhut Tailor on Le Thanh Ton Street
Nhut Tailor has been established since 1965 and with more than 50 years of reputation, they are proudly one of the most favorite tailors in Ho Chi Minh City. You can get a well-made suit made by skilled and delicate craftsmen at a very reasonable price. Their high-class fabrics are imported from classic fashion centers such as Italy and England. The turnaround time is just one day on average, which is simply wonderful if you don’t have much time to spend in Ho Chi Minh City.
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Address: 38 Thu Khoa Huan, District 1
Opening time: 9 AM - 7:30 PM
Price: ~US$ 100 - US$ 200
A fine suit made by Minh Nguyen
With great feedback from previous customers on their attitude and profession, Minh Nguyen Tailor can make the dress of your desire. The staff speaks fluent English, has great eyes for details, and offers honest recommendations to make sure that the finished products fit 100% to your likings.
Address: 311 Nguyen Cong Tru, District 1.
Opening time: 9 AM - 7 PM (closed on Sunday)
Price: ~ US$ 250 - $US 500
The Phan’s tailors and a customer
Phan’s Custom Tailor’s products varied from sophisticatedly embroidered handkerchiefs to elaborate couture. The tailor promises the best product’s quality for the quickest turnaround time possible, which is usually within five days. Phan’s tailor also keeps a record of your measurement so they can save you quite some time should you have a comeback to the shop.
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Opening time: 9 AM - 9 PM
Price: US$ 500 - US$ 1,000
A vibrant and modern ao dai of Thuy Design House
Thuy’s Design House is not your ordinary ao dai maker. Thuy Nguyen - the founder - is a nationwide famous fashion designer. Ao dai at Thuy’s Design House embraces the traditional traits of ao dai, while boldly experiment with other avant-garde fashion inspirations from all over the world. If you are looking for the Vietnamese signature ao dai, but also want to express your extraordinary personality, then Thuy’s Design House is the perfect place to go.
Address: 163 Cach Mang Thang Tam, District 1
Opening time: 8 AM - 9 PM
Price: US$ 100 - US$ 200
Traditional ao dai from Hanh
While ao dai nowadays are following the modern trends, ao dai at Hanh still sticks to the traditional form and stitching, which deliver the softest and most elegant look. Ao Dai Hanh caters for everybody, from women of all ages to men who are looking to try on the infamous Vietnamese traditional gown. The store also offers ao dai for rent if you want to wear a piece of ao dai on some special occasions only. The renting service will charge you US$ 100 at most for a piece of exquisite ao dai.
Read more about other Vietnamese traditional clothes.
Having tailor-made clothes is a little bit more pricey and takes quite some time to have the work done properly, but the fittings, as well as the feelings that your fashion taste is well taken care of, just make every penny and patience all worthwhile.
|Tip: Make sure to have a clear idea of what you are looking for before finding the tailor. It helps a lot if you can bring a photo resembling your requirements to convey a better idea to the staff. Certain types of clothing like suits or ao dai may take a few fittings before the finished products are delivered, so be certain that your stay in Ho Chi Minh City is long enough to allow yourself sufficient time.|
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