Shares finished higher during the final trading session prior to Tết holiday on Friday, propped up by the growth of the banking and textile stocks.
Online shopping will still be booming this year, even if the COVID-19 pandemic is over, experts have said.
With just a few days to go for Tết sales of goods used to celebrate the Lunar New Year have increased sharply, according to retailers.
Vietnamese shares declined on Wednesday, dragged by market heavyweights as selling pressure increased significantly towards the closing minutes of trading.
HCM City will promote manufacturing and exports this year, its Department of Industry and Trade has said.