I am a big fan of Anthony Bourdain. I love his shows and particularly, his episodes in Vietnam. After watching him touring around Vietnam, I had this skewed view of what the country should be: triangle strawed hats, short plastic stools, human pancakes on scooters, and dirt cheap delicious pho. Well, all of them are pretty accurate, but it’s only a fraction of what Vietnam is about. When I came to Saigon, I was pleasantly surprised by how hip, young and modern the city really is. I found a hipster art district full of colorful murals, and a lot of local fashion boutiques.
I spent half a day shopping (the longest I ever shopped for), and I’d like to share with you some of my favorite places!
The Blue T-Shirt mainly sell crisp and functional basics., their clothes are all made responsibly in Vietnam. This place started in 2013 online, and now they have 4 different stores in Saigon! I went to the one in District 3, and bought this pink top!
Another shop I really like is LIBE. LIBE reminds me of Japanese fashion – minimal cut, simple pattern and loose fit. They sell casual clothing with a slight twist. In my opinion, their clothes are perfectly made for L.A. where most people go for the casual chic look.
I found it quite hard to get green clothes in the U.S., but LIBE has some of the best green shades and I got two pairs of pants from them! One of them is this faded green midi pants. They are chic and casual, perfect for the hot summer in L.A.!
I hope you find this post useful when you travel in Saigon! I’ll talk about other boutiques in the next blog post, and thank you for reading!
Smile and style on~
Top :: The Blue T-Shirt (Facebook Site)
Bottom :: Libe Workshop (Facebook Site)
Jewelries :: Courtesy of Rocksbox, a jewelry subscription service for $19.9 a month