I like this building!

This is Gaya – a beautiful Saigon store featuring a mix of lacquerware, clothing by Cambodia’s Romyda Keth (of Phnom Penh’s Ambre), and stylish furniture and homewares. It used to be on Ton That Thiep but moved to this location on Le Lai (not Le Loi!) a few months ago. I love the 70s building – curved, yet adorned with sharp and striking lines. The internal renovation of the building is gorgeous too, especially the top-floor atrium. Well worth a look if you’re in Saigon!

P.S. The black and white checkered building in the background is Zen Plaza (on Nguyen Trai) – a department store with some particularly unique fashion on the ground floor by Vietnamese designers. And there’s a Charles & Keith shoe shop a few doors down plus many other clothing and shoe stores to explore. Overall – a great little fashion district!
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6 Responses

  1. previously.bitten February 26, 2009 / 4:59 pm

    That is a very crisp image that, quite nicely, enhances the post. It works well with the background colour of your site design.

  2. jen laceda February 26, 2009 / 8:50 pm

    It looks like somethign crocheted or lace, which I find pretty by the way.

  3. A Girl in Asia February 27, 2009 / 2:20 am

    Previously Bitten – thanks, I guess it does match my site, I didn’t really realise!

    Jen – yes it does, and I’m excited to read your upcoming posts…Barcelona is one of my favourite places

  4. megan February 28, 2009 / 1:06 am

    I love these posts about places and things to see and do in Saigon. They’re the kind of things that I wish I had noticed on both my visits, rather than the touristy stuff – I’m making notes of everything for the next time I’m there!

  5. Xander March 20, 2009 / 9:56 am

    Wow, that looks fantastic! I remember when that building was being redone– I had no idea it was going to house a branch of Gaya. I’m going to have to come by here more often to find out what’s going down in Saigon… -X

  6. Baron's Life April 12, 2009 / 8:58 pm

    a great photograph of the building. It’s as if I were there

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