In an era where sustainable living is becoming more and more prioritised, thrifting takes its place as a rising star in the fashion industry. Shop with style and minimise your environmental impact with our local guide to thrifting in Saigon.
With the captivating wave of fast fashion sweeping the world away, sustainability has been on the mind of many consumers. It seems no amount of rapidly produced garments can satisfy the demands of the industry- every second, the equivalent of one rubbish truck of textiles is landfilled or burned globally, summing up to an estimated 92 million tonnes of waste produced annually.
As a result, consumers and businesses are looking for more sustainable ways to drive the fashion industry forward, and work towards a circular economy. This is where thrifting comes in- significantly reducing environmental impact by prolonging a product’s life cycle- all while elevating your style. If you are looking for more eco-conscious ways to upgrade your wardrobe, read on for our guide to thrifting in Saigon.
If you are on the hunt for rare high quality pieces that will make a statement everywhere you go, Map Thon is the perfect place to dive in and unleash your inner creativity. Get your hands on a diverse selection of used and reworked denim, colourful patchwork, and vintage pattern tops and bottoms. Map Thon also offers seasonal selections featured on their Instagram feed which will inspire you to take your style up a notch. Worldwide shipping is available so do take a look!
Address: 4th floor, 122-124 Calmette, Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, District 1
Open From: 12pm-8pm (closed every Tuesday)
Just as the name suggests, Retros Boutique is a haven for those who love retro styles and natural and earthy tones. Think waistcoats, plaid shirts, vintage blazers, and jeans, then add some well-thought out accents to your outfits with their collection of well-selected used shoes, hats, and vintage jewelry.
Address: 43 Dang Thi Nhu street, District 1
Open From: 11am-8pm
Ten Rat Vui
Tucked away in a quiet alley, Ten Rat Vui is a hidden gem filled with curated dresses and skirts. You will find floral prints of all kinds, styles, and colours, whether it is a charming open back black dress with a white floral print or a classic pleated blue floral dress. If you are looking for something different, Ten also offers a selection of simple single-coloured and unique patterned dresses.
Address: Alley 11 Nguyen Van Nguyen Street, Tan Dinh ward, District 1
Open From: Tue-Fri 3pm-8pm; Sat-Sun 10am-8pm
Online Thrift Stores
If you are into sophisticated and chic styling, Sommeeething Vintage is perfect for you. Browsing through their Instagram feed, you will not be able to keep your eyes off the beautifully structured blazers, classic high-waisted jeans, corduroys, and khaki pants, along with their interesting knits and blouses that add extra glam. What’s more, they also offer to tailor your favourite finds to fit, so do not hesitate to try out the pieces that stand out to you.
Online Store: @someeethingvintage
Vietnam Fav Things
Vietnam Fav Things is nothing but typical. Featuring a little bit of everything; blouses, knits, pleated and ruffled tops to swimwears and jewelry. Their sole focus is not on any particular style, but rather on the unique characteristic of each garment they sell. Get out of your comfort zone and experiment with Vietnam Fav Things.
Online Store: @vietnamfavthings