What are the best shopping malls in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam?
VIETNAM - Ho Chi Minh is not only known for its great local culture and traditional street markets like Ben Thanh market selling niche items, but also for its shopping malls. The city is known as the shopping paradise in Vietnam with new retail malls springing all over the city. Hence, we have compiled a list of the best shopping malls in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Takashimaya is one of the most modern malls in the city comprising eight floors that offer a deluxe and glamorous atmosphere. The mall is a go-to destination for high quality commodities including well-known and luxury brands in Vietnam and all over the world. There are a total of five floors dedicated to fashion products ranging from clothes to handbags to shoes. The construction of Saigon Center included two phases, with the shopping mall included in the phase 2 and was officially opened to the public in 2016. Since its inauguration, it has quickly become one of the most crowded and luxurious shopping malls in Ho chi Minh City, attracting not only the wealthy crowd but also the youngsters. The mall is nestled in the most bustling area which is the center of Ho Chi Minh City, so people can easily get there via different modes of transportation.
Located in Le Thanh Ton and Dong Khoi Street, Ho Chi Minh City’s biggest shopping mall is Vincom Center, a mall that is separated into two separate buildings. Vincom Center A is connected to The Continent Hotel and is housed in a beautiful French styled period building. It is smaller compared to the center B but has a beautiful interior with a baroque style facade and showcases premium fashion brands. Vincom Center B, on the other hand, has a sheer glass frontage but the selection of stores is similar to center A. Vincom Center B boasts five levels of retail, where most international brands have their flagship stores.
Dubbed as one of Ho Chi Minh City’s most high-end shopping venues, Union Square Shopping Mall is situated in district 1 housing a wide range of designer brands, both local and international, which attracts a steady mix of affluent travelers, locals and expats. Luxury brands like Hermes, Dior, and Bottega Veneta are just some of the brands in the mall. This shopping mall is a few minutes walk from the Saigon Opera House, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the People’s Committee building Saigon.
AEON Mall Tan Phu has a japanese style shopping center that has a myriad of special offers with its AEON membership cards, package services, delivery, child care and even a free shuttle bus to the city center. But what draws the crowd the most is its food court which offers a wide array of Vietnamese and Japanese food at an affordable price. The mall has a parking capacity of approximately 2,000 lots for cars and approximately 10,000 for motorcycles.
Inheriting the success of Singapore’s largest shopping mall - Vivo City, SC Vivo City is situated in South Saigon, one of the busiest areas in Ho Chi Minh City, near Crescent Mall. Included in the list of the best shopping malls in Ho Chi Minh, SC Vivo City has an outdoor theme park with a playground and terrace combined. With 5 levels of shopping offering the latest fashion, a hypermarket, and other entertainments, SC Vivo City is an exciting one stop lifestyle mall for families. SC Vivo City is part of the 4.4 ha Saigon South Place which will soon feature Grade A office blocks, serviced and residential apartments.
Known as the first major commercial center in Vietnam that meets international standards, Crescent Mall has a sophisticated arc shaped architecture and is famous for its convenience offering more than 130 retail shops. It is located in Phu My Hung, Saigon District 7 offering approximately 45,000 square meters of retail space and includes stores like Niketown, Gloria Jeans Coffee, and Breadtalk. Crescent Mall was named one of the top 5 shopping centers in Ho Chi Minh City in 2013 by the Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism.