Clothing & Shoes

Syrena Shopping Center Hanoi
Since its opening in early 2008, Syrena, lying at the heart of Xuan Dieu Street, has been known as a preferred choice for expatriates living in Hanoi. Consisting of a Shopping Center and Luxurious Apartments for rent, this modern 25-floor tower offers customers retail, leisure and lifestyle.

Retail convenience

Located on the first and the second floor of the tower, Syrena Shopping center, with a total area up to 5000m2consisting of a supermarket, restaurants, and 30 shops/stalls, is an ideal place for people to purchase diversified things, from canned foods, kitchen ware to fashionable clothes, costly jewelry and interior furniture. You need some pastry for the party, a bottle of wine for the dinner, or diapers for your baby? Just by a food store called Annam Gourmet on the first floor or Fivimart supermarket on the second floor, where high quality food productsand other necessities for daily life are available.Meanwhile, the appearance of prestigious fashion brands such as United Colors of Benetton, Anamai, L&D, Ogawa, or Laoyechesurely satisfy any stylish shopper.


Nestled on the shore of Hanoi’s largest lake, Syrena is not only a place for shopping but relaxation also. After intense working time, one can have relaxing moments when enjoying coffee with friends in the Highlands or dining with family in the Zpizza restaurant. For those who love healthful physical activities or beauty care, Elite Fitness & Spa is perfect place for them. Moreover, there is a play ground called Tini World with many toys, modern games and exciting activities on the second floor that can satisfy any hyperactive kid. Just come here, leave all burdens behind and enjoy the life!

syrena shopping, hanoi

Other services

A Dental Clinic and agency of Air Mekong on the first floor add more convenience for customers who shop in Syrena. Customers, especially, tourists can easily get useful tourism information or book a flight at Air Mekong agency.
Besides, two ATMs of HSBC and Vietcombank which are put at two sides of Syrena’s main door facilitate well for customers’ shopping.


> Sushi Bar - 1st Floor
> My Way Beer house - 1st Floor
> Z Pizza - 1st Floor
> Highlands Coffee - 1st Floor
Syrena Shopping center, no. 51 XuanDieu road, Tay Ho district, Hanoi.
Tel: (84-24) 7197214; Fax: (84-24) 7197215;
Syrena is approximately 10 minutes from the Hanoi Old Quarter, and 30 minutes from the Hanoi International airport. One can get there easily by taxi or xe-om.
Hanoi What to Buy?
You are in Hanoi for the first time and being allured by its diverse range of goods that you don’t know which ones are the essential you should buy? This article is going to make the complicated question become piece a cake!
If you think that Ho Chi Minh City is the only shopping heaven, think again. Hanoi has its unique charm when it comes to buying stuff - and by stuff - we mean strange unique things that cannot be found anywhere else. Below is a list of what we think visitors can take home with them, as a small piece of Hanoi.

Art work and print

Walking along Hanoi’s Old Quarter ones should notice an abundant number of art shops selling paintings and pastel pieces. If you want to keep memory or want some evidence about your trip to Hanoi, don’t hesitate to walk in and pick up one of Vietnamese propaganda posters or original artwork at a surprisingly low price varying between $2 and $30. If you are an art-holic who never satisfy with cheap artworks, upscale galleries around Hanoi are always open to you for spending several hundreds to thousands of your dollars.

Dried fruits

It would be a big mistake if tourists fail to taste dried spiced beef sold on Hang Giay Street and dried sweetened fruits or vegetables (“Ô Mai” and “Mứt”) available on Hang Duong Street. Also, Hanoi is the only place you can see such delicious and authentic “Ô Mai” in Vietnam. This type of snack is very rich in term of species which ones may spend up to million and weeks to taste them all.

Wooden Puppet

If tourists have had chance to watch a show of water puppet, ones should have been mesmerized by special wooden puppet floating and acting vividly like real actors under the skillful hand of water puppet artist. If it is ones’ wish to take one of those puppets to bring home, don’t ever think of stealing one because there are many souvenir shops around the theater area selling reproductions of those puppets. Paying a price starting from $10, ones would possess a piece of sophisticated handmade wooden buffalo, a hero on horseback, cute dancing girls or a mighty dragon.

T-shirt and Silk products

Hanoi and its foods make you fall in love with this country so much and the only thing you want is shouting loudly “I love Vietnam”? You don’t need to compete with all kind of transportation running on streets to contribute more noise to this peaceful city by that way because souvenir shops on Dinh Liet or Hang Gai Street are always available to you with their lavish collections of T-shirt printed with cute slogan like “I Love Hanoi”; “I Love Vietnam” or “I Love Pho” – with picture of hot steaming bow of Pho on; and also in many sizes and colors. Also, on the same streets, ones are advised to buy one of silk products like scarf, tie or clothe; or brocade like bags; hats and accessories.

Shopping Tips for Buying Clothes in Vietnam
Are you going to Vietnam in order to buy clothes with popular world famous brand names?

Certainly not (recommended)!

Trendy or brand name clothes are often sold at an outrageous price, even for some with the tag "made in Vietnam" on it. Imagine the import tax + Vietnam sale tax + the supreme rental cost in Vietnam added all together. So what advice there is for those hunting for some good new pants or tees?

Shopping Tips for Buying Clothes in Vietnam

In Vietnam, clothes are sold in three main areas, including shopping centers, local markets, and small shops along streets. If you have nothing to worry about your purse and care much about the quality of your clothes, it is advisable to orient towards shopping malls, nowhere else.

Shopping malls are located mostly in big cities in Vietnam, namely Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Hai Phong, Danang and the likes. In shopping malls, apart from high-end clothes, you still have a chance to grasp clothes of your taste with reasonable prices and of good quality, which are of Vietnamese popular domestic brands such as Blue Exchange, N&M, Canifa and Ninomaxx. Nem is a Vietnamese brand but its price is as costly as other international brands (expect $70 for a decent dress). Prices in shopping malls are fixed, thus your obsession with bargaining would be completely eliminated.

Ninomaxx shop vietnam

To save your money, it is suggested to go to local markets and make full use of your smile and bargaining tips to get the best deal. Almost all clothes items sold at local markets are made in China with low quality. Moreover, almost all shops in local markets have no place for you to try on clothes, so it could be quite inconvenient to find your best suit. Yet, sometimes, luckily, you could catch clothes of acceptable quality and in trendy designs. Just keep in mind that you have rights to bargain and you should not miss the chance to do that.

Dong Xuan market clothes
Saigon Square in Ho Chi Minh City and Nga Tu So Market in Hanoi are favorite local markets for shop lovers. Yet, as foreigners, you had better to avoid going to Nga Tu So Market because only local shopping experts could survive with bargains in this market.
If you are not fond of local markets, its ambience as well as its inconvenience, clothing shops scattering on streets could meet your demands. Shops with Made in Vietnam signboards would be your ideal choice as their clothes are of quite good materials, in elegant designs and at reasonable prices. Better still, they have your size as almost all of their products are made for exporting.
Shop Made in Vietnam
Below are some addresses of some authentic Made in Vietnam shops in Hanoi: 58 Ba Trieu, 7A Cha Ca, 20 Hang Thung, 56 Quan Thanh, 193 Giang Vo, 65 Tran Nhan Tong, 266 Tay Son, 162 Ton Duc Thang, 89 Cau Giay, 275 Bach Mai, M2 55C Ly Thuong Kiet…
Shops of Vietnamese names or with English names that sound funny such as” Boys”, “Vietnamese Name+ Mode”, “Vietnamese name+ Fashion” and the likes often display and sell clothes made in China, and the quality as well as the price are also “better” than those sold at local markets.

Yet, in some shops, despite of their showy façade, their clothes are no more than a collection of clothes sold at local markets. Vietnamese popular domestic bands also have their own stores laid on crowded streets.
Tailor-made Shoes in Hoi An
You are anxious about having your own handmade shoes with the reasonable price while walking around, contemplating ancient architecture and enjoying the most mouth-watering cuisines. Hoi An is welcoming you!

Wait a minute.

What are you worrying about? Where you could get the most quality handmade items, where you are going to be treated like a VIP and where you are not fooled by unscrupulous shop owners are questions well worth being on your top list.

In Hoi An, shoes shops catch your eyes on every corner. They provide you with a massive catalogue and you would certainly feel confused. You are free to pick whatever style you want as a large number of wonderful copies of expensive designer shoes are available. Then, you are able to choose every aspect of your shoes, ranging from the color of the leather to the type of buckle and sole.

An imprint of your feet, after that, would be taken to make sure that your shoes will fit you well. If your feet could not fit in any pair of mass produced shoes, these shoes shops would be ideal destinations for you. However, beware of the fact as pairs of shoes in Hoi An only cost you 10 to 40 USD (depending on leather types, designs) compared to 300-400 USD in your own countries, therefore, the design is maybe good but the quality of leather is somewhat acceptable.

Although in Hoi An, you have to wait only 24 hours to have a pair of shoes done, you are supposed to order them in advance to avoid being in a rush, especially when you find your shoes not living up to your expectations and need some modifications. It is advisable to make a bargain in every shop.

1. Friendly shop

Address: 18 Tran Phu Street | 15b Hoang Dieu street Hoi an, Vietnam
Tel: (+84) 935211382 | (+84) 235394378

One of the most famous shoes shop in Hoi An is the Friendly shop. It is a relative large shoe shop which provides a large ion of premade shoes located in the old town of Hoi An. The sell girls here are very friendly and comfortable, so is the price, that’s why its name is Friendly. It also provides custom-made shoes service with almost every designs you ever desire. Friendly Shop is special because it’s the only shop that refunds money if you are not satisfied with the shoes. You can choose design on internet, using the computer or browse the catalogues. In 12h, you will get your shoes to measure.

2. Linh shoe shop

Address: 16 tran phu street
Tel: 0510 3861 974

linh shoe shop, hoi an

This is a small shop in the middle of the tourist street in Hoi An. This is a great little shoe shop in Hoi An that tailor-makes custom shoes to your specifications overnight. Here you can make a bargain easily and the price is relative low while the quality is acceptable. Sole and stitching quality that surely you cannot find in the West with such price. It also sells slippers in real leather at a amusingly low price.

3. An Nam shoe shop

Address : 647 Hai Ba Trung street, Minh An, Hoi An
Tel: (+84) 97 614 36 96
an nam shoe shop, hoi an

Another recommended shoe shop is An Nam shoe shop. This shop is also popular to many tourists , they really like the service as well as the quality and the design of shoes here. This is one of their opinion on tripadvisor : “An Nam Shoes Shop is a small shoe shop ran by a very nice couple who speak English very well compared to other locals. The shoes are handmade from leathers you choose according to a design by your choice. Don’t be afraid to insist on a better quality shoe sole and heel! It might cost a little more but your shoes will last longer. I’ve tried making shoes in several places in my various trips to Hoi An and this shop is the best – very nice people, good prices and great shoes” – Noa I from Israel.

With 10 years of experience in shoe making industry, and a staff of more than 10 skillful shoe-makers, they are readily to serve you with highest quality and in shortest time. Two lines of leather footwear are produced at our shop: 1. QUALITY SHOES: High quality and rapidly made within between 4 hours and 12 hours after your order. Competitive Price.2. SUPER SHOES: Super quality. Two days at least after your order. One-year warranty for adhesive problems.

4. 09 shoe shop

Address: 65 tran hung dao street


Tel: (+84) 510 3863 573

This shoe shop is run by a young girl named Lucky assisted by her Niece and her boyfriend. Lucky speaks good English and is extremely helpful. The reason this shoe shop is different to the many other in the Hoi An area is their honesty and customer service. They also gave you tips about site seeing in the Hoi an area and about various restaurants. When you visit them, bring along a print out of the style of shoes you would like to get made and they will tailor them for your – perfect fitting, great quality leather and good friendly service. What more would you want? The number 9 symbol for the happiness which is the reason for the shop name – not the address.

5. Yaly couture

Address : 385 nguyen duy hieu street

Website Yaly couture

Tel: +84 235 3914 995

Yaly is one of the biggest tailor shop in hoi an. It is very wel-known not only for its clothes , but also its shoe. Each pair of customized shoes from Yaly Couture is hand-stitched and is of the best material. As with all of the customized clothing from this reputable Hoi an tailor, all work is done in-house to control the quality of the work. The people here are very good at what they do. That is why they are the biggest in Hoi An. But service is personal and never hurried. Yaly is a good place to go for items that require attention to detail: apparel with sequins, ruffles, multiple layers of fabric, etc. They do a decent job of replicating designer dresses, blouses, and pants, but make sure to bring them as many photos as you can of the desired item.

6. Loc Phuoc shoe shop

Address : 45 tran phu street
Telephone : (+84) 510 391 1969

Loc Phuoc shoe shop makes a top quality shoes in a very reasonable price. Their service is really good and sell girls are very friendly and enthusiasm. The custom copied shoes are awesome, and seem to be holding up. Probably best to stick to simple designs without heels.

7. The First Shoes Shop

Address :275 Nguyen Duy Hieu Street

It is a bit out of the town centre but quite close to The Life resort. The shop assistants speak excellent English and have a keen sense of fashion. Services are excellent as they are obliging with alternation requests although most of the time, customers are happy with their shoes after the first fitting.

All the shoe shops in Hoi an will make custom shoes for you. The greatest concentration of shoe stores is along Hoang Dieu Street, where there are at least eight (small) stores in a row. You can ask them to make you a style that you see there, or one in a catalogue or picture. You can choose the material, color and type of base. While some shops may work from conventional sizing, most will simply trace an outline of your foot and take some measurements. As with the custom clothes, the fabrication is usually done a little outside of town, or at least in an area with lower rent costs.
Kim Quang
Address: 72-74 Tran Phu Street | Nha Trang Yacht Club, Nha Trang
Tel: +84 258 3826 528


Kim Quang is a very special clothing shop in Nha Trang specializing in the extraordinary hand-painted T-shirts done by a friendly local painter named Kim Quang. You can find him between 14:00 and 21:00 working from his wheelchair at the Sailing Club and bring home the unique gifts from Vietnam.
Address: 15 Biet Thu Street, Nha Trang

Locating in the heart of the backpacking area of Biet Thu, Bambou is a popular French-run T-shirt shop which offers a wide choice of branches all over Vietnam and quality is the byword here. These shirts are earning cult status so it is quite popular for tourists coming to Nha Trang. The staff here is also very friendly and professional.

bam bou, nha trang bambou, nha trang

Indigo Cat
Address: 034 Phan Xi Pang, Sapa, Việt Nam
Tel. +84 98 240 36 47


Indigo Cat is simply the only Hmong Shop in all Sapa. They provide some Sewing Classes but you also will find a huge ion of local products such as genuine handicrafts, different teas or cardamom.

The only H'mong-owned handicrafts shop in Sapa offers a wonderful ion of interesting local crafts including bags, clothing, pillows and belts. Co-owner Pang speaks good English and her toddler son Sanji is a real charmer. Pop by and ask about joining in the H'mong weaving lessons.

indigo cat, sapa
Handmade crafts by a Hmong woman at Indigo Cat

Anh Duc Luxury shop
Address: 284 Ton Duc Thang, Lien Chieu District, DaNang City
Tel:  (+84-511) 3 765 030

Although this is not a big shop in DaNang City, it is still a favorite destination to buy clothes in this city, especially luxurious products. The shop offers wide range of luxurious clothes with standardized quality from different famous brand in the world to serve mostly the high class consumers in DaNang.
M & N Fashion shop
Address: 161 Phan Chau Trinh, Phuoc Ninh, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City
Tel:  (+84-236) 3 897 346

This shop is one of the most popular locations of fashion in Da Nang city. The products in this shop are preferred because of its high quality and attractiveness in design. Also, the price of them is not expensive so that many people can afford the clothes selling in this place

m&n fahsion, da nang
Ninomaxx shop
Add 1: 57 Le Duan, Da Nang City | Tel:  (+84-236) 3849 701
Add 2: 255 -257 Hung Vuong, Da Nang City | Tel: (+84-236) 3666045
Add 3: Lotte Mark Da Nang - 6 Nai Nam, Hai Chau, Da Nang City | Tel: (+84-236) 3622326

ninomaxx, da nang, viet nam

Ninomaxx is one of the leading companies in the fashion industry in Vietnam. The shop of this brand in DaNang is also a favorites place to buy clothes for a huge number of consumers, mostly young people, because of its diversity in cloth models and the convenience in design.
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