Thailand is famous as a shopping mecca. Many visitors from around the globe that visit the country never go home without buying some locally made stuff. Not surprising at all because Thai-made items are very affordable and are quite unique as well.
Apart from the night markets, though, visitors can also shop at the various shopping centers particularly in the capital Bangkok. Those looking for local clothing brands of export quality can find great items at the malls.
Platinum Fashion Mall
This is a six-story mall located on Petchaburi Road housing more than 2,000 shops. It’s a wholesale shopping center and ideal for business owners looking to buy in bulk at great prices. Most of the floors showcase women’s clothing, accessories and jewelry. Other floors feature men and children’s stuff as well as souvenir items and gifts.
Shoppers should be aware, though, that clothes are not allowed to be fitted so make sure that you pick the right size when buying. Also, the price tags shows two prices – the cheaper one is for wholesale (for those who want to buy in bulk) while the higher price is the retail rate.
The best time to visit the mall is during weekdays particularly in the morning when it opens at 9 a.m.
Opened in 1986, this eight-story building with some 2,000 shops sells everything. It’s an all-in-one shopping mall that is very popular with tourists and locals.
Certain floors are exclusive to shoes and handbags, clothing, mobile phones and furniture. It also has a food court serving delicious yet affordable Thai and international dishes. The topmost level is an entertainment center featuring cinemas, computer games arcades and karaoke facilities.
Tourists looking for IT products should visit this five-story shopping center. It has hundreds of shops that sell computer products, accessories and other electronic gadgets.
The first floor is where shoppers can find brand-name electronics particularly at the Data IT shop. The second level features vendors selling pirated movies and software while the third and fourth floors sell computers hardware and software and cameras. The top level houses the IT City where visitors can find the more expensive IT products.
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