Relaxation comes in many shapes and forms. For some, an unwinding and relaxing experience may lie in a rejuvenating spa day or a glorious vacation in the sun, while others who have less time to unwind after a long day or week, retail therapy is an indulging experience that is often sought after. Whether the attraction for shopping lies in a well deserved bout of retail therapy or being ahead of the curve in terms of the newest styles, shopping while on vacation is a wonderful way to assimilate into the culture of the country by purchasing traditional or local attire as well as clothing inspired by the native arts and crafts.

Depending on whether one visits the American state of Hawaii or Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, the fashions and clothing available will undoubtedly be different. When exploring the fascinating city of Ho Chi Minh, whether you stay at a hotel or a Ho Chi Minh service apartment, the options for shopping are endless. Travellers with a discerning taste will find world renowned brands of excellent quality being sold in the city and for such travellers; Diamond Island Luxury Residencies are an ideal choice in terms of accommodation.

Shopping in this city is a true delight. From clothes, shoes and handicrafts, to handbags, luggage and watches, each and every item are sold in one market or another. While clothes can be purchased with ease down Nguyen Trai Street and Saigon Square, for shoes one should make their way to Ly Chinh Thang Street. However, yet again, the shopper is spoilt for choice as certain shops sell fashion shoes while others sell sandals and sports shoes. The city is even home to a number of antique shops but buyers are cautioned as the export of real antiques is proscribed.

Thus, the streets of Ho Chi Minh City are lined with local shops selling a multitude of wares that are likely to lift the spirits of the ardent shopper.

Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.