Saturday, December 5, 2009

Where to shop affordable in Bangkok?

Bangkok is a knock-off heaven if you are into incredibly cheap products. It is even better if you know how to bargain.

When my boyfriend visited me here in Bangkok three months ago, we shopped around the city looking for some fancy but affortable stuff for his gifts and presents back home. He was choosing products/goods for his guy friends while I took charge for the female friends [girls thing].

So we shopped around bargaining here and there. Of course, it was me who did the bargaining because I know a little bit of Thai.

Now let's take a look at what I've got and where we've got them.

goodies set 1

goodies set 2

First I shopped for those 17k gold dangling earrings at MBK. The orignal price was ฿2,100 [$63.3]. After some bargaining, I got the earrings for ฿1,700 [$51.2]. The heart shape jewelry box was not included.

Inside view MBK (Maboonkrong) Center in Bangkok, Thailand.
Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Then we shopped at Platinum Fashion Mall, Pratunam to get those stone necklaces, chokers and bracelet. This time I was not able to bargain. The price for each choker/necklace ranged from ฿450 to ฿500 [$13.6-$15]. The sales girl reasoned that they're already giving the goods at whole sale price blah, blah, blah. She was thankful I liked the chokers a lot that I went for them.

Platinum Fashion Mall, Pratunam , Bangkok

For those set 2 goodies, we got them from night bazaar. We were walking scanning all the crazy displays [which oftentimes gives me headache] at Sala Daeng when I noticed these sexy tops. The prices were ฿299-฿350 [$9-$10.5]. And again, I bargained.

I was glad to know that the German girls found them cool. They said it's kind'a rock. Sexy tops with skulls design? Oh, well.

The display accessories such as the elephant frame [฿350], the Budha and Hindu god [฿500 each] and the japanese flowers [฿500] were bought from a night market as well and were all in bargain prices.

Suan Lum Night Bazaar - Bangkok Night Market

Chatuchak Weekend Evening market

And you know what's my overdone bargaining phrase? It's "Rut-dai-mai-kah?" The R is pronounced as L. Thus, "Lut-die-my-kaa?"

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rjs mama said...

wow! you bought lots of cool stuffs!

Leah said...

Love your loot Gleen. I love Bangkok shopping.

Sabila Anata said...

thanks for dropping by at my blog and left a nice comment :)

Sophie@Diary of a Young Designer said...

My god that mall looks like a dream!! Love how they built the escalators!!! Ok, enough drooling over the architecture of the mall, lol.

Loved the items! Hope they love them.


Indy said...

Wow, what great pictures! It looks like shopping would be so much fun!

I love your outfits in the last post!

Cafe Fashionista said...

What a fabulous post, Gleenn! If I were traveling to Bangkok I would definitely refer to this for shopping! :)

Dorothy L said...

Hey sweet Gleen...
What a fantastic shopping mall.

I love your new clothes and you just know I want to see you in them.

Fashion Court said...

love your finds, wish i could go shop there!

J said...

OMG totally looks like a ton of great shopping! wish i could shop over there!

Fashions By Lozano said...

I want to go to Bangkok badly! I heard it is beautiful, and of course tons of shopping!

Nerdic.. said...

OMG! The malls are HUGE!
I wish I could visit Bangkok, I think I would lose my mind!
X, fashionnerdic.

Jennifer Fabulous said...

All the items you showed are gorgeous! And that Gigantic! :) I wish I could go shopping there!

Tights Lover said...

Great pictures. That looks like some incredible shopping!!

Kiran said...

Wow, Bangkok looks amazing. I love finding great deals too...

Sher said...

Wish I could shop there, what bargains!

CMA said...

gorgeous as always darling
love it, great inspiration
thanks for sharing
and thanks for the sweet comments

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Ailurophile said...

Great bargaining tips. I've been a transit passenger at Bangkok Airport but never been to the city. Still loved and bought some of the great artworks at the terminal for family and friends :)

Tasha said...

Looks like you found a lot of great things!!


You bought so many great stuff!

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MissNeira said...

what an amazing mall! how fun!
and I love your layout background!