Rosann hits the shops!
The lovely Rosann Connolly escorted the Vietnam Delights May 2012 tour group – and wow boy did she hit the shops in Hoi An. Here she lets us in on some shoppers tips:
Only the rich and famous have personal tailors right? Not so in Vietnam!
Chic upmarket fashion, elegant evening wear, sophisticated business attire, exquisite leather footwear. You could be forgiven for thinking I’m describing the streets of fashion mecca’s Milan or Paris but in fact this is precisely what you can make to order in many of the fabulous tailors of Hoi An.
Within the beauty of Vietnam’s central region lies the ancient town of Hoi An. An adopted “vehicle free zone” infrastructure allows you to wander freely through the streets and alleyways amongst the French inspired architecture. Famed for its many tailors and inexpensive creations I was curious in what a “tailoring experience” involved and I can tell you I was pleasantly surprised and thrilled with the outcome.
As anywhere there are masters of trade and “those to be avoided” so reputable tailors with high recommendations are advised, for that reason I highly recommend Yaly Couture for professional service, timely turn around and excellent quality. Located just right of the famed local market along Nguyen Thai Hoc, Yaly is the place to venture into your very own tailoring experience. Read More
Rosemary tries the Family Clothes Shop
On my trip to Vietnam with Venus AdventuresI also had a fabulous time in Hoi An and came home with some fabulous clothes. Some of our group when to Yaly, but I found them a little ‘glam’ and over the top, so a bit disappointed, I left the others to it, and went and had a lovely cold beer by the river.
Not to be put off, I tried again and went in search of The Family Clothes Shop, where I discovered Tran Khue, and he was fabulous. Not hords of people, no website just Tran working largely alone (and outsourcing to others in Hoi An). He was amazing, I tentatively ordered one thing, but kept coming back for more. My favourite was a tailored red silk jacket.
Look out for Tran Khue at The Family Clothes Shop email only