Gaya, Ho Chi Minh City
Make this three-story emporium—run as a collective by five expat designers—your first stop for chic tabletop items, contemporary furniture, and eminently tasteful gifts. Former Paris fashion editor Catherine Denoual’s sumptuous embroidered bed linens are a highlight, as is Michele de Albert’s elegant lacquerware.
Note: Gaya will soon relocate to a new building near the New World Hotel; check the store’s Web site for details.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.