Whole­sale Worth

Escape! Malaysia - - Bangkok -

Quite pos­si­bly the best part about shop­ping in Bangkok is the ac­cess to whole­sale re­tail­ers all over. Such re­tail­ers usu­ally have con­nec­tions to cloth­ing fac­to­ries and are able to bulk buy gar­ments at heav­ily dis­counted prices. While the con­cept of whole­sale re­tail­ers is to sup­ply other shop­ping malls not just in Thai­land but the rest of Asia as well, these shop own­ers have made bank sell­ing cloth­ing to fash­ion con­scious tourists who walk through the door. The rule of thumb at such places is sim­ple: the more pieces you buy, the bet­ter a bar­gain you’ll be able to get. Whole­salers will en­cour­age groups of friends to com­bine or­ders or get the same piece in var­i­ous colours to help lower cost per piece.

Fre­quent trav­ellers to Bangkok solely for cheap clothes will point you to the highly suc­cess­ful Plat­inum Fash­ion Mall as the first place to go to for fash­ion at bar­gain prices. The mall com­prises two build­ings that are sep­a­rated into three zones, to­talling more than 2,000 stalls. Across the two build­ings, fash­ion­istas will be able to cover them­selves head to toe many times over in dif­fer­ent styles, rang­ing from preppy to hip­ster and even la­tex and cos­tume fan­tasies, all com­plete with a full set of match­ing ac­ces­sories, shoes and even make up. Ex­perts who have combed through all 12 floors will know that an ex­pe­di­tion to Plat­inum Fash­ion Mall will take at least a day to thor­oughly go through the in­fi­nite racks of cloth­ing here. Stop by the Food Cen­tre on the sixth floor or the mas­sage and beauty par­lours in the Base­ment of Build­ing A to re­plen­ish and re­ju­ve­nate be­fore con­tin­u­ing the scav­enger hunt.

Plat­inum Fash­ion Mall can get crowded, es­pe­cially over the week­end, but there are less crowded and equally as great malls to get your fash­ion fix. Geared to­wards a younger crowd, Union Mall sees much trendier op­tions for teenagers and con­tem­po­rary of­fice wear. The mall is much more fre­quented by lo­cal young adults so prices also fall within a range very af­ford­able by such a de­mo­graphic. If search­ing for a fa­mil­iar in­ter­na­tional brand at low prices, try head­ing out to Bangkok Fash­ion Out­let, the first dis­count out­let in down­town Bangkok. More than 500 Thai and in­ter­na­tional brands are avail­able here, in­clud­ing Marks & Spencer and Gior­dano with dis­counts of up to 90%.

THIS PAGE What­ever style you wear, Plat­inum Fash­ion Mall has you cov­ered – and at a bar­gain too!

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