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Ho Chi Minh City

Where to buy an affordable Ao Dai

Hello!Well I have an idea of going around HCMC wearing an Ao Dai when I go there end of April. Do you happen to know where I can buy one? I know the best Ao Dai makers are in Hoi An but I do hope I could find a good and affordable Ao Dai in HCMC. Thanks!~Haydee



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answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Shiloh National Military Park

Heydee

While you will not be the ONLY lady in an Ao Dai....you might well be the only tourist wearing one! LOL

I had to ask my wife on this one, and while you can buy them at Ben Thanh Market, as well as many other places, even on the streets, she said the better and cheaper place is:

Cho Tan Binh (Tan Binh Market), Ly Thuong Kiet St,, Tan Binh District, HCMC.

I asked her the cost, but that is difficult to say as there are so many styles and designs'. 'But on average expect to pay between 250,000-600,000D ($20-30 USD) for an inexpensive one.

Here is a picture of my wife and mother in law in their traditional (wife's) wedding Ao Dai.

David




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Antipolo

The only tourist wearing one! Woop! I'd be AWESOME! LOL. I am booked in a hotel near the Ben Thanh Market but I will check how to go to Tan Binh Market. Thanks David!

You're family in Ao Dai looks amazing! ;) Why don't you wear an Ao Dai for men?

Haydee




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Shiloh National Military Park

I actually had one for our wedding....but when I put it on, I noticed two things.
1. It did not fit
2. I looked like a DORK!!




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Antipolo

Hahaha I don't think it's that bad on you. I imagine myself wearing one and people would think I am a local. :P




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Ho Chi Minh City

There are many quality Ao Dai makers in Saigon. But to be specific, you can walk to District Four from the waterfront, less than half a mile. Or take a taxi. There are at least 5 stores on the left side of Nguyen Tat Thanh street (Ho Chi Minh's given name). Costs are about $35 to $45. I think that includes the material. If you're adventurous you can find Ao Dai fabric shops and Ao Dai makers on a side street directly behind Ben Thanh Market. I think they would do a good job but might be higher priced. Or for a larger fabric variety you can go shopping on Hai Ba Trung street in District 3. My daughter-in-law had one made in one of the shops on Nguyen Tat Thanh street and it fit perfectly after two fittings. She wore it to a party in Saigon and even Vietnamese wanted her photo.
I can get addresses within a few days if you're interested.

Mike




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Antipolo

Thanks Mike!




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from San Diego

The shops in D4 is where I would also go.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Antipolo

How much would this be?




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Los Angeles

This was apparently not a bad option for a girlfriend. http://aodaivinh.com/
Convenient, big selection, but pricey?




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from San Diego

The shops in D4 are near the T intersection of Nguyen Tat Thanh street and Le Van Linh street.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Antipolo

Here's my photo wearing Ao Dai lent by my Vietnamese friend :)




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Modesto

Here to buy aodaibella.com




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Ho Chi Minh City

Well, you can look up in here www.aodaicamtu.vn
As a Vietnamese, I suggest you have a hand-made Aodai which based on the measurements of your body rather than buying the ones from the market, it doesn't look good ^^




answered by
a VirtualTourist member

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