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Clothes shopping on the rise in Ho Chi Minh City

Clothes shopping on the rise in Ho Chi Minh City

Tuesday, January 03, 2023, 19:13 GMT+7
Clothes shopping on the rise in Ho Chi Minh City
Women shop for clothes on Nguyen Trai Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, January 2023. Photo: Nhat Xuan / Tuoi Tre

Many young people spent the three-day New Year holiday shopping for new clothes on Ho Chi Minh City’s numerous ‘fashion streets.’  

Women’s fashion stores on Nguyen Trai Street in District 1 and Le Van Sy Street in District 3 are competing against one another with new collections and price discounts.

A man waits for his girlfriend during a clothes shopping on Nguyen Trai Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, January 2023. Photo: Nhat Xuan / Tuoi Tre

A man waits for his girlfriend during a clothes shopping on Nguyen Trai Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, January 2023. Photo: Nhat Xuan / Tuoi Tre

The number of customers on these streets increased sharply over the past week, especially from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm every day, according to an employee at a clothing shop on Nguyen Trai Street.

People wait for fitting rooms at a clothing store on Nguyen Trai Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, January 2023. Photo: Nhat Xuan / Tuoi Tre

People wait for fitting rooms at a clothing store on Nguyen Trai Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, January 2023. Photo: Nhat Xuan / Tuoi Tre

Among the shoppers were 20-year-old Nguyen Van Long and his older sister, who currently lives and works in Canada.

Long said that his sister returns to Vietnam once a year and always goes shopping at local clothing stores.

Tran Quoc Thinh accompanies his fiancé during a clothes shopping trip on Nguyen Trai Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, January 2023. Photo: Nhat Xuan / Tuoi Tre

Tran Quoc Thinh accompanies his fiancée during a clothes shopping trip on Nguyen Trai Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, January 2023. Photo: Nhat Xuan / Tuoi Tre

“Foreign clothes are often too big for her small body, so she always takes advantage of her vacation in Vietnam to replenish her wardrobe, as well as shop for Tet [Lunar New Year] clothes,” Long explained.

A woman shops for clothes on Nguyen Trai Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, January 2023. Photo: Nhat Xuan / Tuoi Tre

A woman shops for clothes on Nguyen Trai Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, January 2023. Photo: Nhat Xuan / Tuoi Tre

Tran Quoc Thinh, a chef living in District 10, said that he used the three-day weekend to take his fiancée shopping ahead of the Tet holiday.

A woman shops for clothes on Nguyen Trai Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, January 2023. Photo: Nhat Xuan / Tuoi Tre

A woman shops for clothes on Nguyen Trai Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, January 2023. Photo: Nhat Xuan / Tuoi Tre

Besides new arrivals, many customers opt for second-hand items due to lower budgets.

“I have to be frugal as this year’s Tet bonus is not much,” said Le Thi Linh Chi, a 22-year-old resident of Go Vap District.

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