26 Thao Dien St., D2
Duplo, Lego, Playdoh, Disney Princesses, Peppa Pig, Transformers, that kind of stuff is what you’ll find in this toyshop. It’s not that big, and ditto the selection of toys, but it does the job. Note that they don’t sell books or puzzles.
63 Thao Dien St., D2
Probably one of the most visited shops in Saigon by expat children, Kepi. Why? It’s a mirage for children wanting the newest toys, slime, original board games, swimming pool toys and nerf guns… to name a few. The big shop is on Thao Dien Street, but the smaller one inside the Snap Café premises has proven to be just as irresistible.
32 Tran Ngoc Dien, D2
UK clothing company Albetta has a few shops in Vietnam, lucky us! The one inside the Snap Café premises is a wonderful little shop with adorable clothes and accessories for little ones – from newborn up to 8 years. They have cute decoration items for children’s rooms, but also lunchboxes, bunting flags made of fabric and a small selection of toys. We never seem to be able to leave this shop without buying something.
108 Xuan Thuy, D2
Copenhagen Delights not only sells nice clothing for children from 3 months up to 12 years and a small selection for adults, they also have lovely decoration items such as cushions, lamps, tipi’s and quilts. The rice tableware is one of our favorites and never gets old. You will also find fun postcards here.
26 Thao Dien St., D2
Lucky you, in the last 2 years, a few major brands have landed in the Vincom mall in D1. Zara and H&M to name a few. But also Gap Kids and Mango Kids. And a Havaianas shop if you’re looking for Frozen or Minion slippers. The prices are probably a bit higher than what you’re used to, but still reasonable enough.
101 Ton Dat Tien, D7
The beautiful Crescent Mall has quite a large selection of shops with children’s clothing, major brands included. You’ll find clothing and accessorizes for newborns up to the famous Gap Kids sweaters. Definitely worth a visit to stock up your children’s (as well as your own) wardrobe.
34 Le Duan, D1
If your kids are in need of new sports gear, like tennis rackets, sport shoes or sport clothing, Diamond Plaza is your best bet. They have a pretty wide selection of all of the above and you’ll find all the major brands here. Think Adidas, Nike, Asics and so on. If your kids aren’t eager to go, promise them to go bowling afterwards at ‘Superbowling’ a few floors up. Chances are they have never been so enthusiastic before about hitting the shops!
9 Ngo Quang Huy, D2
Without doubt, the best place in town for cupcakes. Double chocolate, red velvet, passion fruit and salted caramel are a few of the flavors and all of them are YUM! The macarons are heavenly too. A nice added bonus is that the bright pink take away bags are almost as nice as a designer bag from Tiffany’s. All in all, Sweet + Sour is on a roll. Also a good choice to host a birthday party or have a personalized cake made.
38 Tran Nao, D2
Are you pregnant and is your nesting instinct kicking in big time? No worries, we know just the place for all you baby items. Baby cots, newborn clothes, formula, feeding bottles, toys, towels, strollers and any other baby gear you might need when your precious mini-me enters this wonderful world. They probably don’t have all the fancy brands you know from back home, but Con Cung has enough stuff to get prepared.
1st floor, 36 Thao Dien, D2
Happy Kids Saigon is a small children’s store, yet they have surprisingly many useful baby and kids items. Philips Avent feeding bottles, strollers, bikes, baby chairs, Disney stuffed animals and baby clothing are just a few examples. It’s located on the first floor of the An Phu Supermarket so it’s easy to be overlooked, but if you’re in need of baby stuff, be sure to visit it.