Le Cong Kieu, known in HCMC as the Antique Street, lost a bit of her interest. Prices are prohibitive, and you must be an expert to be able to distinguish the real from the fake.
BUT on the first floor of a shop named ANTIQUE STREET SAIGON, you will be surprised to discover something not usual.
There, some Vintage items are different from the ones you can find in the others boutiques. Mostly Art-Deco Colonial style, you will find there no mass produced furniture. Antics are coming from Vietnam and are hand made renovated with care. The boutique also has some original designs crafted again with repurposed materials. Everything is held with care, with a subtle luxurious feel and prices are displayed.
The Boutique sometimes holds special exhibitions. You should go there these days and see “Some Things Remain” a Painting exhibition about Nguyen Thi Hien, focusing on her works between 1967 and 1979 and exploring many different themes. In Vietnam, Nguyen Thi Hien was and still is recognized as one of the leading female artists of her generation.