Thrift Shopping in Ho Chi Minh City

Vintage second-hand shops has become more popular in the last few years and Ho Chi Minh City is starting to pick up on that. People are craving to wear something different, outfits that not everybody else has. And what better way to find those piece of garments than in a thrift shop? Some of the clothes feel brand new as well, and by buying second hand clothes, you’re also contributing to making a better impact on the environment. In the time of ‘fast fashion’, when people move from garment to garment faster than you can say “vintage”, it’s more important than ever to support second-hand clothes. It’s more important than ever to “Reuse, Reduce, Recycle” and second-hand shops certainly guarantees that you do that. Look chic while saving the planet! Here are some of the best thrift shops in Ho Chi Minh City.

1. Mayhem Saigon

This cool vintage shop is one of the first ones that opened in Ho Chi Minh City. Most of the clothings are imported from Japan and you will find all kinds of different garments here, everything from bohemian chic to office clothes. The very talented Mayhem team also does original match-ups. Besides clothes, you can also find bags, scarves, sunglasses, bow ties and much more. In other words, you can find everything you need here to switch up your wardrobe and impress your close ones. Make sure to check out their Instagram page as well if you need some inspiration.

2. So Vintage

This adorable vintage store is perfect for all the girls who loves bohemian dresses. Other than that, there’s also kimono jackets, blouses and a ton of accessories such as bags and jewellery pieces. There’s not just vintage pieces here though, some items are brand new and has been imported from countries like India and Thailand. The second hand clothes have been carefully selected from local sources and many of the clothes look almost new. And if you’re worried about the prices, you’ll be glad to know that most garments are below 40 USD.

3. Kami House

A relatively new vintage shop in Ho Chi Minh City that has second hand clothes from the US, South Korea and Japan. They have a wide selection of dresses, with both lots of patterns and some more simple, minimalistic. They also sell blouses and pants. It’s also on the cheaper side so you can get a few garments here without breaking your wallet.

4. Con Qua Den

Many of the young fashionistas in Ho Chi Minh City come to this shop to find unique clothes that they can mix and match. The clothes mainly comes from Hong Kong, the US, Korea and Japan, but they also import from other countries in the world. If you’re lucky, you might even see really famous brands such as Ralph Lauren and GAP amongst the clothes. But what makes this place so popular is that the owners has selected items very carefully and only imports items with good quality. Besides clothes, they also offer all kinds of accessories such as jewelleries, watches and bags. The best thing about this thrift shop is that you can find some really cheap things here. How about getting a beautiful and unique shirt for a dollar? After shopping here, you’ll never want to go back to the big chains.

5. Si Lem

The owners here has made sure to only select pieces that holds high quality. They have everything from beautiful vintage dresses, t-shirts, pants, culottes, and much more. They’re also very wallet-friendly so you might end up with walking out with more than you expected. The owners are lovely as well and will help you find what you’re looking for. They might even give you some tip on how to mix and match! It’s a wonderful vintage shop to visit.

Did this make you more keen on going shopping for second-hand clothes in Ho Chi Minh City? If it did, remember to apply for a Vietnam visa before you fly here. There are three ways to get a Vietnam visa. You can either apply online, which is the most popular way to acquire a visa, or go to your nearest Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate and apply with them. If you do it online, you can get a Visa on Arrival or an E-Visa, that is, if you are eligible to apply for one.