Ipa-Nima

Ipa-Nima, Ho Chi Minh City: Hours, Address, Ipa-Nima Reviews: 4/5

9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Established since 1997, Ipa-Nima is known for its uniquely designed handbags and wallets, featuring striking colour schemes and exquisite embellishments-meticulously crafted by local artisans in high quality local and imported materials including European leather. Ipa-Nima epitomizes the best of Vietnam’ traditional craftsmanship by innovating new handicraft techniques in unusual mediums, and is considered as Vietnam’s foremost accessories brand with an international following. Often made in limited quantity due to the complexity of the handiwork involved, Ipa-Nima bags are one of a kind: whimsical, fun, eclectic, and quirky. Throughout the years, Ipa-Nima has graced the pages of international magazines like Vogue and Marie Claire, on the arms of global VIPS like Hilary Clinton and Christine Lagarde, and travelled the world from as close as Japan to as far as the USA. BE ORIGINAL. BE DARING. BE DIFFERENT.
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spud387
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam74 contributions
Very distinctive designs...took me 5 years to find one I loved.
Jul 2015 • Couples
good quality bags at a reasonable price. You will either love each piece or hate it. i admired thevcreativity for a long time and this trip found "the one". Average price would be 200US approx and up?
Written August 3, 2015
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Kathy C
Canley Heights, Australia74 contributions
A great little handbag shop near St Joseph's Cathedral
Nov 2014 • Solo
I was visiting St Joseph's Cathedral and came across this very cute shop. They had a sale on and I couldn't resit. Guys, wait outside! It's all very pink and girlie. Very different designs and the staff and very helpful.

Could of seen alot of the items on Sex and the City - but alas the show is no longer with us.
Written November 4, 2014
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HSFOO
Singapore, Singapore336 contributions
Bags galore
Jul 2014
Fantastic quality bags and accessories that won't break your budget. Most are priced under 100USD. Sales staff are v polite and helpful too.
Written July 26, 2014
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TouringMonkey
Clayton le Dale, UK29 contributions
Quality handbag shop (apparently)
Apr 2014 • Couples
You travel half way round the world and all your other half want to buy is another handbag. She obviously knew all about this place well before we got to HCMC so seek it out we did. Thankfully the shop was quite small so she couldn't spend too long in there :)
I must admit the bags did look a bit different from the ones back home and don't cost anything like the bags in the UK. Anyway a purchase was made and I've since been informed that the bag is of excellent quality, hence the review.
Written July 8, 2014
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DominiqueUltee
Singapore, Singapore1,063 contributions
The first Ipa Nima baggie I bought :)
May 2014 • Couples
This shop is pretty closed to the hotel where I stayed, so excited to bump into this shop for the first sight.

I must say it is very pricey for each bag. But when you look into detail, it does have layer and design, also many materials being used to create such bag.

After finishing the whole Dong Khoi St. and you won't find a shop like this, it is unique and special :)

I got back tax refund at the airport successfully, it did save up a lot back (when you buy an expensive bag)
Written June 11, 2014
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122SuzanneT
Toronto, Canada35 contributions
A Tactical Strike for Tasteful Accessories
Feb 2014 • Solo
I had researched this company before going to Vietnam and visited their shop in Hanoi but couldn't decide what to buy. Turns out their shop on Dong Khoi Street was across the street from my hotel. I literally ran in 15 minutes before my morning airport pickup on my last day in Vietnam and bought a truly gorgeous evening purse. If I'd have more time I would have bought more - their bags, scarves and other accessories were super cute.

Pricewise this is not a cheap place, but it's not outrageous either. In any case, what you find will be unique so if you want something special, go for it!
Written February 23, 2014
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angiec c
Singapore, Singapore2 contributions
BAD Experience with Ipa-Nima (Pasteur St)
Oct 2013 • Family
I bought a few bags from Ipa-Nima on 16th Oct. The staff asked for my passport to process the VAT refund. The staff took more than 45 minutes to fill up the VAT Refund form; saying that she does not want to make any error in the form. However my VAT refund was rejected at the airport as the staff has failed to fill in the form correctly. I called up Ipa-Nima at the airport and a staff called TRANG promised to credit the VAT refund to my credit card upon my return to Singapore. She took down my email address and at the same time I asked an email contact from her as well. Upon my return I wrote an email to Ipa-Nima on 19th Oct for the VAT Refund but to-date I have not received any email nor refund from them. I'm really pissed with the service of Ipa-Nima. This is a really really bad experience with them.
Written October 28, 2013
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Dear Angie Thank you for your feedback. We apologize for the long time it took to process you VAT refund. At that time, the VAT refund form was new and we had been informed that the VAT form needed to be perfect in order to ensure the refund was was given. We are not sure why the refund was not processed but we have refunded you your VAT. We have implemented training of all staff to ensure VAT forms are filled in quickly, efficiently and accurately. Thanks Mark L
Written June 8, 2016
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Mr.Ashwell
Shiki, Japan306 contributions
Nice bags and purses.
Aug 2013 • Family
The staff could speak Japanese which was helpful for my wife and sister-in-law. I wouldn't have said their selection of bags and especially purses was very extensive but clearly they were of good quality and imaginatively designed.

The shop didn't turn on their AC which made it a little uncomfortable inside.
Written October 19, 2013
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corianderleaves
4 contributions
Gorgeous bags, wonderful service!
Sep 2013
Bags were exquisitely beautiful. The staff were friendly, patient, gave constructive comments when I couldn't make up my mind, and were extremely helpful. Bought a few items before flight and they were quick to help bring in new pieces from the other store a street away. Great service! Shopping there was one of the highlights of my holiday. Will definitely return there and highly recommend it to bag lovers.
Written September 19, 2013
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ZeeTee260
Sydney, Australia96 contributions
Interesting bags, accessories and dresses
Jun 2013 • Family
Great little shop with truly original quirky items. It focuses mostly on bags but I went specifically as they stock Chula dresses and I had missed getting to the Chula showroom in Hanoi.
There were lots of amazing handbags in many different colours and finishes.
The Chula selection was limited but I managed to find one evening silk dress that fit like a glove. The store attendants were very sweet but their English was a bit limited.
Managed to find a very funky pair of sunglasses as well.
Worth a visit if you are in the area.
Written July 3, 2013
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