District 1

Gaya, Ho Chi Minh City


1 Nguyen Van Trang St.,
Ho Chi Minh City,


The white-on-white Modernist building that houses Gaya makes a dramatic first impression (yes, those are giant fountain-pen nibs on the façade). Inside, you'll find the best haute souvenirs in all of Saigon. Highlights include Michele de Albert's lacquer bowls (from $18) and trays (from $36) in psychedelic colors; with 12 coats of varnish, they practically glow from within.