Indra Square, Bangkok
We had a very nice welcome at this shop run by petite Noon Taro. This shop has very wide collection of Tee Shirts of good and very good quality most on Thailand Souvenir! We bought about 9 Tee Shirts for Munu, Myself and my colleagues from this shop. The shop sales girl Noon, was so nice to us and we like her so much that eventually she became our friend in Facebook. The prices are very reasonable , though some little bargain is possible, Noon will give you very bargain.
Located at the 3rd floor of Indra market, the shop opens at 11.00 am and closes at 8.30pm.
What to buy: Shirts and Tee Shirts!
We had very little time in the two nights we spent in Bangkok to explore the shopping areas. Our bus left us near Indra market, which we found only frequent by the tourist mostly Indian. However, we tried to utilize the most of it.
This market has mostly curio, hosiery goods, cosmetics, some electronics, shoes, etc. It's a ladies delight. Prices are cheaper than MBK but yet quite expensive. We explored quite a few shops for Rakhi and Munu , who after getting dejected at MBK, bought a few things for them. They bought some undergarments, cosmetics, some small curios and a few watches for gift!
The rows and rows of shops in Indra mall are truly the most inexpensive in Bangkok.Even then you could bargain and prices for more than one piece are lower.
What to buy: clothes,soveniers,beads,hair accessories,footwear,sports wear,fashion jewellery,men's,women's and children's garments and much more...
What to pay: this is a low end shopping mall
Sited in the Pratunam area, flanked by a number of hotels such as the Indra Regent, The Baiyoke Sky & the Baiyoke Boutique, I stumbled upon this paradise of wholesale shopping.
Unlike the body-to-body packed JJ Market and MBK, the Centre is almost devoid of tourists....which quite honestly, is quite god-sent! You'll see more of locals here.....hunting for the next available bargain. I wandered the Centre in awe, struck by the choices I faced. You'll get boutiques selling a galaxy of choices: Fashion men and women casual and work clothes, silk garments, toys, undergarments, souvenirs etc.
There is a food court here on the 2F, operating in the same Modus Operandi of the 6F food court in MBK Center. You buy coupons in denominations of 100 Bahts, pay for your food in these coupons, and get your fund on unused coupons before the end of the same day.
Open daily from 09:00 - 19:30.
And if Indra Square does not satisfy your insatiable need to spend Bahts till the last drop, the Platinum Fashion Mall (Think Chatuchak Market in a mall) is just walking distance away, another labyrinth of wandering eyes and sharp noses, digging for the next cheap and good deal. And on the weekends, the Pratunam Weekend Flea Market springs into life, clogging the streets around Pratunam with more human traffic.
What to buy: So how much Bahts you have in your wallet/purse/pockets? (grin)
What to pay: So how much Bahts you have in your wallet/purse/pockets? (grin)
Pratanum is the wholesale district. You can find lots of bargains here such as men's and women's clothing, jewellery, hair accessories, handbags, pyjamas... The only problem is that you are not allowed to try the clothes on and you get a better price if you buy more than 1 item.
I found the Indra Regent to be quite good. It was here that I bought most of my gifts for friends - small purses, bracelets, and Tshirts. There are several bag shops near the food court where I bought several copy handbags. The markets around the Baiyoke Sky in this area are also good to shop at. It is a maze of stalls and really interesting if you don't mind crowds.
I couldnt find anything I like here, so I cant comment much.
Location: Pratunam area, behind Indra Regent Hotel.
Things available for sale: Mostly clothing
Tips: Ask for the wholesale price. Then ask how many you need to buy (from the same store)