Many visitors may not know that in addition to being the home of so many cultural sites Bangkok is also a shopping paradise for buyers from around Asia, and the world. From the glistening high-rise malls to the backstreet stalls of the city’s Chinatown, Bangkok offers an incredibly rewarding experience to every type of shopper. While the floating markets of the city interest souvenir hunters, and the weekend or flower markets tend to draw shoppers with specific tastes, there are some places in Bangkok that appeal to buyers who are looking for the largest selection of clothing items at the most inexpensive prices.
In Bangkok, Platinum Fashion Mall is one of the most popular clothing malls that offers wholesale pricing to anyone in search of a bargain. There is no hidden fee or proof of membership necessary to shop at this wholesale mall, the general public can just walk right in and buy one or one thousand items. While the mall building may look upscale on the outside, the Platinum Fashion Mall is actually more akin to taking a trip to a large outdoor weekend market like Chatuchak, with the added luxury of escalators and air conditioning. The indoor mall has more than 1,300 shops on 6 levels that are named after world famous shopping districts, like Oxford, Ginza, Soho, Nathan, Camden, and Orchard. Platinum Fashion Mall is well known as the best place in Bangkok to buy quality clothes at extremely low prices. Because of its popularity with local and visiting shoppers the mall can be crowded any time, day or night.
Customer feedback – “For all the shoppers with calculated budget, Platinum Fashion Mall is place to be. Nice Variety and with in range prices sums up for Platinum Fashion Mall. Its definitely worth visiting if you have shopping in your mind in Bangkok.”
If you plan to visit Platinum Fashion Mall, you should allow yourself a few hours to just walk through the entire mall. Because it is such a large mall, many shoppers enjoy simply wandering through the aisles of shops, exploring the bargains. Platinum Fashion Mall is definitely a shopper’s paradise in Bangkok and those visitors who are coming to buy may want to have a look at the mall’s website to get an idea of what is on offer. Almost all the stores are listed on the website’s directory and many have photos of their products.
Most of the floors are dedicated to women’s clothing, hats, jewelry, shoes and purses, but there are areas of the mall that specialize in clothing for men and children, as well as souvenirs, gifts, and household items. Some of the shops will allow you to try on clothing items in order to check sizing, but not all shops have enough space to accommodate proper changing rooms.
Customer feedback – “The best shopping mall I have ever been in terms of cheapness and quality. I couldn’t even finish shopping during my four days visit just in this shopping mall. This is the whole sale price shopping mall. So the more you buy, the cheaper price they can give you. Level 4 is a must for guys.”
Inside the small shops at Platinum Fashion Mall you will notice some price tags that have two prices on them. One price is the wholesale price, which the shop will give you if you purchase three or more items. The higher price is the price you will pay if you plan to only purchase one or two items.
Many local Thais buy wholesale clothing items at Platinum Fashion Mall in order to sell them in shops outside the capital or online. These buyers can be seen walking around the mall while dragging a large plastic shopping sack atop a little pushcart. If you plan to go on a shopping spree while at Platinum Fashion Mall it may be a good idea for you to purchase one (or more) of these large plastic shopping sacks and make use of a pushcart to save yourself from having to carry several smaller bags.
Platinum Fashion Mall offers everything related to clothing and fashion:
- Shoes – Shoes, shoes, and more shoes.
- Brand names – Clothing brands that sell in the US and Europe for $50 can be found at Platinum Fashion Mall for as low as $7 (200 Thai Baht) per piece.
- Jewelry – Necklaces, bracelets and rings that would sell for $20 or more in the US or Europe for as little as $1.50 (50 Thai Baht).
- Clothing – Women’s, children’s and men’s clothing.
- Accessories – Belts, handbags, and other fashion accessories in many styles, colors and sizes. Also, wigs, hats and cosmetics.
- Specialty items – Some of the stalls at Platinum Fashion Mall specialize in imported fashions from Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, China, India, as well as niche fashions, costumes, and more.
- Household items – Towels, bathroom accessories, Thai handicrafts, candles and more.
Keep in mind that Platinum Fashion Mall is a wholesale mall, so the more you buy from a shop the cheaper the price per item becomes. Some shops will even allow you to mix different types of clothing items to take advantage of wholesale pricing.
Customer feedback – “It was so amazing to have seen a shopping mall like The Platinum Fashion Mall in Bangkok. All you got to do is walk, walk & walk. You will get everything fashionable under one roof at a very reasonable price. Also, it contains a vast range of clothing accessories, shoes & etc.; Our stay in Bangkok was remarkable, thanks to The Platinum Fashion Mall.”
Platinum Fashion Mall in Bangkok is a great choice for those visitors who want to do some serious shopping during their holiday. It is easy to spend half a day walking around to all of the different shops in the mall, so wear comfortable shoes, be ready to look for bargains and, most of all, have a great time.
Platinum Fashion Mall is open every day of the week. Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday from 8am until 8pm. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9am until 8pm.
Saturday and Sunday afternoons are the busiest and most crowded times at Platinum. The best time to visit is in the morning on a weekday, right after the mall opens.