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Shoppers throng stores in Ho Chi Minh City for Black Friday deals

Friday, November 29, 2019, 16:07 GMT+7
Shoppers throng stores in Ho Chi Minh City for Black Friday deals
Shoppers wait outside Vincom Center in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on November 29, 2019. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

Hordes of people queued to snatch discounted items at shopping malls and stores in Ho Chi Minh City on Black Friday, an indication of how much the yearly shopping bonanza originating in the United States has gained traction in Vietnam.

Brick-and-mortar shops in Vietnam started observing Black Friday arguably in 2013.

This year’s Black Friday falls on November 29, attracting hundreds of people ready for the shopping spree.

In Ho Chi Minh City, long lines of people were already forming outside Vincom Center on Dong Khoi Street in District 1 right from the early morning.

“I took leave from my office this morning to ‘hunt for’ my favorite items,” Nguyen Tran Ngoc Linh, a woman residing in Binh Thanh District, told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper.

Several brands offered price cuts of up to 50 percent, resulting in long queues of patiently-waiting shoppers.

Below are some photos capturing the Black Friday frenzy in Ho Chi Minh City:

People wait outside Vincom Center in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on November 29, 2019. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

Shoppers wait outside Vincom Center in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on November 29, 2019. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

A couple shops for bags at a store inside Vincom Center in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on November 29, 2019. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

A couple shops for bags at a store inside Vincom Center in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on November 29, 2019. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

A young woman shops for shoes at a store inside Vincom Center in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on November 29, 2019. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

A young woman shops for shoes at a store inside Vincom Center in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on November 29, 2019. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

People wait outside Vincom Center in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on November 29, 2019. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

Shoppers wait outside Vincom Center in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on November 29, 2019. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

Two women shop for socks at a store inside Vincom Center in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on November 29, 2019. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

Two women shop for socks at a store inside Vincom Center in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on November 29, 2019. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

People crowd outside a store at Vincom Center in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on November 29, 2019. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

Shoppers gather outside a store at Vincom Center in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on November 29, 2019. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

A couple shops at a store inside Vincom Center in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on November 29, 2019. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

A couple shops at a store inside Vincom Center in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on November 29, 2019. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

People crowd a store inside Vincom Center in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on November 29, 2019. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

Shoppers crowd a store inside Vincom Center in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on November 29, 2019. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

People wait outside a store at Vincom Center in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on November 29, 2019. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

Shoppers wait outside a store at Vincom Center in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on November 29, 2019. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

A young woman shops for bags at a store inside Vincom Center in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on November 29, 2019. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

A young woman shops for bags at a store inside Vincom Center in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on November 29, 2019. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

People wait outside Vincom Center in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on November 29, 2019. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

Shoppers wait outside Vincom Center in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on November 29, 2019. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

People wait outside Vincom Center in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on November 29, 2019. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

Shoppers wait outside Vincom Center in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on November 29, 2019. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

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