Fave Shopping Ground in Bangkok
I love bargain shopping and of course, one of the best places to do that is in Bangkok. I used to favor MBK shopping mall for cheap finds. It has all advantages, lots of shops to choose from, very cheap prices and its well connected to transport.
BUT now I have a new fave shopping playground – Platinum Mall in Pratunam area in Bangkok! I found this mall easier to navigate, cheaper, with lots and lots of shop varieties, well organized (each floor is dedicated to one shopping category). For a mall that’s massive I find it easy to find what I need, even if you’re looking for smaller, harder to find items, you can actually get by.
The only downside I see to Platinum Mall is that its quite far from train stations. Yeah, its ‘walkable’, about 15 mins to and from BTS Chidlom or maybe 10 mins from BTS Ratchatewi, but this can be a hassle if you’re lugging around lots of purchases. Best bet would be a taxi or perhaps a tuktuk from the train stations.
Anyway, from my last visit, I bought lots of flat shoes and tops, at almost just half of what I would have paid for had I shopped here in Phnom Penh. My daughter also went gaga over accessories and trinkets. Prices in shops are usually quoted in two. One for wholesale and another for retail. Most of the time if you purchase more than 3 pcs, you get the wholesale price, and most of the shops allow mix and matching items. Suffice it to say I’m definitely looking forward to another Platinum Mall visit someday soon.