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whats clothes shopping like in koh samui?!!!!!!!

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whats clothes shopping like in koh samui?!!!!!!!


just wondering what clothes shopping is like here?should i take a full suitcase or buy stuff out there?


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1. Re: whats clothes shopping like in koh samui?!!!!!!!

Hi, it depends ... if you are going to BKK, then I wouldn't buy stuff in Samui. Samui is much more expensive!

What can you expect : T-shirts, tops, shoes, slippers, handbags, sunglasses, silk scarves, dresses, shorts, ... lots of counterfeit stuff!

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2. Re: whats clothes shopping like in koh samui?!!!!!!!

Cheap bargain things with questionable quality - in market stalls in Chaweng. From all the boutique shops in Chaweng only two are worth visiting - one is called "Try Out", nearly opposite Buri Rasa hotel in south Chaweng. Interesting unusual stuff. Another one is Chandra but this one is expensive. All the rest shops in Chaweng are total rip off.

Fisherman Vilage has 3 good shops - Siddartha, The House and Starfish & Coffee.They all source their products all over Asia so you cannot find it in Bangkok.

Nathon market stalls have the cheapest prices but sell very simple things.

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3. Re: whats clothes shopping like in koh samui?!!!!!!!

I'd agree, shopping fairly dissapointing in Koh Samui and definetely more expensive than Bangkok. Most of what we saw were 'branded' t shirts!

If you want a world of shopping go to Chatuchak market in Bangkok its massive!!

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4. Re: whats clothes shopping like in koh samui?!!!!!!!

Pratnum Market is the place to shop for cheap clothing in Bangkok,but you don't say whether or not you are going to Bangkok.

From your post I think you meant is it worth bringing beach wear etc. or is cheap to buy locally rather than pack.If so then the answer is yes.Plenty of stuff cheap enough to discard at the end of your holiday.

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5. Re: whats clothes shopping like in koh samui?!!!!!!!

Yeah bangkok is the best place to get cheap stuff depending on your taste and budget from designer wear to street side stuff - cheaper in bangkok but if you aint got time there and Samui is the only alternative then there are loads of places in Chaweng where you can get the clothes as well a little more dear then Bangkok but on the whole with so much competition around with suppliers you can get decent bargains as well. Best is get on the streets and look around. A person like me finds sometimes interesting then I dont mind paying a little more to save time and effort.

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