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“Ipa Nima - bags which make a statement”
Review of Ipa-Nima

Ipa-Nima
Ranked #59 of 247 Shopping in Ho Chi Minh City
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Owner description: Ipa-Nima represents fun and fabulousity, with a spirit of glamorous elegance. The source of Ipa-Nima’s inspired designs lies in the vivid imagination of Christina Yu, whose eclectic approach to fashion has yielded countless accoutrements cherished intensely by discerning shoppers all around the world. BE ORIGINAL. BE DARING. BE DIFFERENT.
Singapore, Singapore
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Ipa Nima - bags which make a statement”
Reviewed October 27, 2011

There are 2 shops in HCMC, both within walking distance from each other. You will not miss the shop when you walk it because of the bright array of colours on display in the shop. There are bags of different sizes, with many which cater to the Asian women. For those of you who are looking for unique bags which make heads turn, look no further. Wherever you go with an Ipa Nima bag, the bag will help start a conversation, even with total strangers!
Prices in HCMC are much better than in Singapore. A tote bag full of rosettes is sold at HCMC store for USD77 but at the Singapore store, it retails for USD212. Don't miss your chance to get hold of an Ipa Nima bag when you are in Vietnam. There are 2 stores in Hanoi too!

Visited October 2011
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Manchester, New Hampshire
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
“Small interesting selection of collectors handbags”
Reviewed May 7, 2011

Visited store with spouse. Sales staff spoke good English. Selection interesting but was rather limited, and I think it was mainly from the previous season. Went looking for the other Ipa-Nima shop in Ho Chi Minh City (on Pastuer Street)

Visited May 2011
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Funky fun bags!”
Reviewed January 25, 2011

I have bought quite a few bags from Ipa Nima both in Saigon and Hanoi.
Even if not to your taste out is fun to check out.
The quality of some bags are better than others but overall I tend to abuse my bags and pack far too much into them to complain :-)
You definatly won't bump into someone with the same bag as you back home and you'll get asked by many people where you bought it.

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New York
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Interesting selection.”
Reviewed December 21, 2009

This store has some pretty unusual items. I'm sure that some people will absolutely love what they are selling. I personally have different taste.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“Head over heels in lurvee..”
Reviewed September 24, 2008

I went to Ipa-nima boutique in Ho Chi Minh just out of curiousity as it was rated as the No. 2 place to visit in this website. Boy, was I bowled over ! The bags are so colourful, vibrant, trendy and eye-catching. My 2 girl-friends & I fell in love with almost all the bags in the shop.

We went into the shop not knowing anything about the brand and came out with 3 bagful of what else .. BAGS.!! There are 2 shops in Ho Chi Minh. Not satisfied with the smaller shop located at New World Hotel, we went to the main branch at Pasteur Street the next day. The shop has 3-storeys of bags.

Both shops were on sale (10 - 70%) and we got our bags on a bargain. My fav is a bohemian style sling back which was a steal at USD 35 (excluding 10% VAT). I ended up with 2 bags and a card holder. My 2 other friends got 7 bags all in.

All bag lovers heading towards Ho Chi Minh must pay a visit to these shops. Trust me, you will not come out of the shops empty-handed. This is indeed the highlight of my trip to Saigon city.

The shop inside New World Hotel is located just a stone throw away from Ben Thanh market while the main branch is at Pasteur Street (from Kem Bach Dang Restaurant- the famed ice-cream parlour at the road side, turn to your left-hand side and continue walking for a further 5-8 minutes). Or can visit www.ipa-nima.com for details.

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