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Ho Chi Minh City people crowd shopping malls for Black Friday sale

Ho Chi Minh City people crowd shopping malls for Black Friday sale

Friday, November 26, 2021, 14:37 GMT+7
Ho Chi Minh City people crowd shopping malls for Black Friday sale
Shoppers wait outside a store of Uniqlo, a favorite Japanese fashion brand of local youngsters, in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on November 25, 2021. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

Throngs of shoppers started ‘hunting for’ Black Friday discounted items at shopping malls in Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday night as the yearly shopping fever originating in the United States has revived after prolonged COVID-19 restrictions.

Bricks-and-mortar shops in Vietnam began observing Black Friday arguably in 2013.

As this year’s Black Friday falls on November 26, Thursday night saw hundreds of people thronging shopping malls in the southern city.

This is the first grand-style spree since in-store shopping was back following the COVID-19 curbs to battle the fourth coronavirus wave that started hitting the metropolis in late April.

Several brands offered discounts up to 70 percent, resulting in long queues of patiently-waiting shoppers.

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

Shoppers throng Vincom Center in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on November 26, 2021. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

Shoppers throng Vincom Center in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on November 25, 2021. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

Tran Tu Uyen, a resident of Tan Phu District, and her friend pose with shopping bags at Vincom Center in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on November 26, 2021. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

Tran Tu Uyen, a resident of Tan Phu District, and her friend pose with shopping bags at Vincom Center in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on November 25, 2021. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

Shoppers crowd a store at Vincom Center in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on November 26, 2021. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

Shoppers crowd a store at Vincom Center in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on November 25, 2021. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

Shoppers crowd a store at Vincom Center in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on November 26, 2021. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

Shoppers crowd a store at Vincom Center in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on November 25, 2021. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

A guard checks a health declaration on a smartphone of a customer outside a shop at Vincom Center in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on November 26, 2021. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

A guard checks a health declaration on a smartphone of a customer outside a shop at Vincom Center in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on November 25, 2021. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

Shoppers crowd a store at Vincom Center in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on November 26, 2021. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

Shoppers crowd a store at Vincom Center in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on November 25, 2021. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

Shoppers wait outside a store of Uniqlo, a favorite Japanese fashion brand of local youngsters, in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on November 26, 2021. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

Shoppers wait outside a store of Uniqlo, a favorite Japanese fashion brand of local youngsters, in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on November 25, 2021. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

Shoppers throng Vincom Center in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on November 26, 2021. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

Shoppers throng Vincom Center in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on November 25, 2021. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

A signboard advertises a 70-percent sale at a store inside Vincom Center in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on November 26, 2021. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

A signboard advertises a 70-percent sale at a store inside Vincom Center in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on November 25, 2021. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre

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