vietnam travel covid 19 updates

Stay updated with the latest news of the COVID-19 situation in Vietnam and information for traveling to Vietnam. Read more here.

Vietnam Travel Information

i Tour Vietnam | Top-rated private Ho Chi Minh City tours and Vietnam travel guides.

Vietnam Shopping Destinations and Tips You Need To Know

Vietnam Shopping Destinations and Tips You Need To Know

If you consider yourself a shopping guru, then there is a hidden gem you need to know about Vietnam.

Vietnam is quickly becoming one of the hottest new places to visit on holiday. Here you will find beautiful beaches, breathtaking sceneryfresh markets, and Vietnam shopping.

What makes the clothing of Vietnam so unique, is its craftsmanship and its story. Many of Vietnam's garments are handcrafted by locals using traditional techniques. They produce organic dyes, incorporate ancient royal embroidery into their work and even use family mills and looms.

After all, the definition of couture is custom, hand-stitched garments. And that is exactly what you will find in many Vietnamese cities including HanoiHo Chi MinhHoi An, and Nha Trang.

Let's discuss what you need to know before embarking on a Vietnam shopping adventure.

Research and Prepare for Shopping in Vietnam

Unless you fluently speak Vietnamese, you should be armed with ways to communicate when choosing to do Vietnam shopping. Especially in a city like Hoi An, where many of their garments are made to order. Vendors custom tailor shoes, dresses and even designer suits.

At these Hoi An shops, you can either purchase from an existing style or receive a custom-made piece in just days - tailored to your exact size and shape. Bringing photographs of styles you have in mind is also a great way to help you communicate.

Though many places that offer Vietnam shopping do have at least one English-speaking vendor on hand, having a few local Vietnamese phrases in your back pocket never hurts.

Take Your Time While Shopping in Vietnam

With so many cities offering an array of beautiful garments for you to choose from, Vietnam shopping can become overwhelming. To help avoid this, try not to impulse buy.

Take some time to wander around the area. Visit a few cities that might offer the same types of garments you are interested in. Knowing what you want in advance is an excellent way to avoid overspending.

The Bambou Company in Nha Trang is a popular French-run fashion company that uses natural fibers such as bamboo, beach tree, eucalyptus, and soybean. 

If silk items are what you desire, then you should make time to visit Silk Street in Hanoi. The 300-meter long street is lined with boutiques, tailors, and stores showcasing ready-to-wear fashions.

Silk Street has both high-end boutiques, including Tan My Design and Khai Silk, as well as vendors offering some lower-quality materials.

Vietnam Shopping is a Steal  

Another big draw to Vietnam shopping is the great bargains. Often vendors are willing to barter over the price of an item. Low-budget travelers can sometimes bargain an item down to less than half the original price.

Keep in mind; it is cheaper if you pay in Dong vs. American dollars or Euros. Another insider tip for bargain hunters is to shop in either the early morning or late evening.

Consider geography as well. Cities in the south of Vietnam, like Ho Chi Minh, are often cheaper than those in the north such as Hanoi.

For those "in the know," Vietnam shopping offers high-quality, handcrafted items at reasonable prices. And for most, purchasing a beautiful garment that is paired with a story and rich history, is priceless.

Experience the beauty and culture of Vietnam by booking your trip today!

Got questions? Do leave your message in the comments below!

Find where to stay in Vietnam here:

 
215
 

Comments

Guest - Nettie Paul on Saturday, 19 October 2019 23:54

Shopping in vietnam is fun and inexpensive

Shopping in vietnam is fun and inexpensive :D
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Sunday, 28 November 2021

Captcha Image

By accepting you will be accessing a service provided by a third-party external to https://www.itourvn.com/

 

About itourvn.com

This Vietnam travel information page is written by a team of professional tour guides in Vietnam. More about us or visit home page

Private Ho Chi Minh Tours

private ho chi minh tours

All tours are private, customizable, and led by professional English-speaking guides. For more reference, read our customer reviews or see below for the tour package in Ho Chi Minh that works for you.

Half-day City Tour

Night Tour

Food Tour

Saigon's Other Side

Shore Excursions

Vietnam Travel Information

Check out the necessary information for traveling to Vietnam

First Time in Vietnam

To Pack List for Vietnam

Vietnam Travel Adaptors

Major Cities in Vietnam

Family & Elderly Travel

LGBT Travel

Vietnam Festivals and Holidays

Best Vietnamese Dishes

UNESCO World Heritage in Vietnam

Responsible Travel in Vietnam

Vietnamese Culture

Religions in Vietnam

Ethnicities in Vietnam

Tipping in Vietnam

Vietnamese Currency Guide

Best Dishes to Try in Vietnam

20 Must-try Vietnamese Dishes

Unusual Foods to Try in Vietnam

Street Food in Vietnam

Vietnamese Grilled Dishes

Rice Dishes in Vietnam

Pho Dishes in Vietnam

Holiday Dishes to Try during Tet Holiday

Chinese Dishes in Vietnam

Dishes to Try in Northern Vietnam

Dishes to Try in Central Vietnam

Dishes to Try in Southern Vietnam

What to Eat in Ho Chi Minh City

What to Eat in Hanoi

What to Eat in Hue

What to Eat in Hoi An

What to Eat in Da Lat

What to Eat in the Mekong Delta

Traveling to and within Vietnam

Airport Arrival Tips at Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh)

Airport Arrival Tips at Noi Bai International Airport (Hanoi)

Major Airports in Vietnam

Taking Trains in Vietnam

Bringing your Motorbikes on Trains in Vietnam

Bringing Your Own Vehicles to Vietnam

Bringing Your Pets to Vietnam

How to Take Motorbike Taxis

Taking a Ferry in Vietnam

Renting a Car in Vietnam

How to Travel from Hanoi to Da Nang

How to Travel from Hanoi to Hue

How to Travel from Hanoi to Sa Pa

How to Travel from Hanoi to Mai Chau

How to Travel from Hanoi to Moc Chau

How to Travel from Hanoi to Cao Bang

How to Travel from Hanoi to Mu Cang Chai

How to Travel from Hanoi to Ha Giang

How to Travel from Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne

How to Travel from Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat

How to Travel from Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc Island

How to Travel from Da Nang to Hoi An

How to Travel from Hue to Phong Nha

Vietnam Travel Itineraries

Vietnam One-month Itinerary

Vietnam One-week Itinerary

Taking a Gap Year in Vietnam

Backpacking in Vietnam

Expat Tours in Vietnam

Honeymoon in Vietnam

Vietnam Visa, SIM Cards, and WiFi

Visa Info & Where to Buy Sim Cards

Traveling with Wifi in Vietnam

Vietnam Travel Safety Tips

Travel Insurance

Is it Safe to Drink Tap Water?

How to Avoid Mosquitoes

Food Safety in Vietnam

Getting Vaccinations

Common Diseases and How to Prevent

Wearing Face Masks in Vietnam

Can Tourists Drive in Vietnam

How to Avoid Scams

Travel Safety Tips

Best Places to Stay in Vietnam

Deluxe Hotels in Vietnam

Best Hotels in Ho Chi Minh

Best Hotels in Hanoi

Where to Stay in Ha Long Bay

Where to Stay in Mai Chau

Where to Stay in Moc Chau

Where to Stay in Ha Giang

Where to Stay in Cao Bang

Where to Stay in Lang Son

Where to Stay in Sa Pa

Where to Stay in Mu Cang Chai

Where to Stay in Kon Tum

Where to Stay in Da Lat

Where to Stay in Mui Ne

Where to Stay in Hoi An

Homestays in Vietnam

Find more hotels to stay in Vietnam below:

 

Ho Chi Minh Travel Guides

First Time in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh Attractions & Activities

Places to Eat & Drink

Shopping in Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh City Districts

Local Activities in Ho Chi Minh

Hanoi Travel Guides

First Time in Hanoi

Hanoi Attractions & Activities

Places to Eat & Drink in Hanoi

Shopping in Hanoi

Hanoi Districts

Local Activities in Hanoi

North Vietnam Travel Guides

First Time in Ninh Binh

First Time in Ha Giang

First Time in Ha Long Bay

First Time in Sa Pa

First Time at Yen Tu Mountain

First Time in Moc Chau

First Time in Mai Chau

First Time in Hai Phong

First Time in Cao Bang

First Time in Lang Son

First Time at Bai Tu Long Bay

Central Vietnam Travel Guides

First Time in Hue

First Time in Hoi An

First Time in Da Nang

First Time in Nha Trang

First Time in Da Lat

First Time in Mui Ne

First Time in Buon Ma Thuot

First Time in Kon Tum

First Time in Phu Yen

South Vietnam Travel Guides

First Time in the Mekong Delta

First Time at Con Dao Island

First Time in Vung Tau

First Time at Phu Quoc Island

First Time in Ca Mau

First Time in Can Tho

Powered by 12Go Asia system