Fashion & Shopping in Krabi
Shopping in Krabi for many is an exciting and pleasurable experience. Whether you are shopping for a suit or bargain hunting, looking for that extra special 'something' for someone special back home whatever it is, shopping in Thailand can be fun.
You can often pick up genuine brand name clothes and accessories in the Vogue department store in town (e.g. Levi’s, Lacoste, Guy Laroche, Adidas) for up to half the price at home, as well as some good quality local brands. Of course, if quality or authenticity is not a problem, then even cheaper copies of top designer goods are widely available in the beach areas. For ‘real life’ clothing try the shopping malls of Premium Outlet Village or Tesco Lotus, located within a couple of kilometres of each other along the main highway route 4 to the airport.
Street vendors often seem to be on every street corner showing you their goods (with a calculator in one hand) from silk scarves, hammocks and sarongs to laser pens etc. If you are interested in any of the wares you find, then it is time to start bargaining, If you are not interested in what is on offer, simply smile and continue on your way.
Thousands of products, both contemporary and traditional are on offer, made from bamboo, cane, silk, wood, paper, ceramic etc. From things for the house, to bags and jewellry, all make great gifts, as well as unusual souvenirs of your trip.
To guarantee quality as well as support local cottage industries and traditional Thai craftsmen and women, always try to buy from genuine handicrafts shops, rather than those selling a generic range of ‘Thai’ products - many of which actually come from Indonesia or Nepal.