But since our living here is just temporary, I thought it was just right to get myself a few stuff that will remind me of Saigon when we’re long gone.
Dong Khoi St. has lots of unique boutiques but I never really go check them all out because I think the price is too touristy meaning pricey. But I’ve got to admit, most sell high quality products that’s worth the price you pay.
I got myself a stamp at Du Du at 78 Dong Khoi St. They’re open from 8 AM to 9 PM and they’ve got wonderful items such as clothes, scarves, and bags! Really pretty things I tell you! I bought the stamp with a cyclo and had my initials engraved. Thought it would give my postcards a nice touch. Engraving is free!
Beside Du Du is Cincinati selling leather bags! They smelled wonderful and I was too shy to ask if I can take photos. Quite expensive BUT really, really good quality. I have to get a bag there before we leave Saigon!
I also dropped by Unique selling accessories, scarves, shawls, clothes, and sandals. Unique is at 76 Dong Khoi St. and is open from 8 AM to 10 PM. Got this scarf below and is not the usual thing you’d see in Ben Thanh Market. They’re holding a sale at the back of the shop where items are at 30% off.
Stanley Karnow’s Vietnam: A History has good reviews from Amazon so I got that and the diary of the doctor Dang Thuy Tram, Last Night I Dreamed of Peace. I enjoy journal-format books and yup, I love reading history books. I’m a nerd that way.
Do check out the small boutiques along Dong Khoi St. There really are some good finds there!