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1. Posted by char1208 (Inactive 26 posts) 9y

Hi peeps
Heading to Bangkok in June before travelling Australia for a year.
Obviously the clothes out there are much cheaper than here so was going to take a virtually empty bacpack and do some major shopping while there.
May sound a silly question but what size clothes do they do out there? Thai women are a lot smaller than the average brit and was wondering if they do size 14 clothes and up???
I know it will be hard getting shoes over a size seven but will this apply to clothes too?
Really i should go on a diet ...and then i wouldnt have a problem would i

Any help much apprecitaed :D
Charlotte

2. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1596 posts) 9y

Quoting char1208

Hi peeps
Heading to Bangkok in June before travelling Australia for a year.
Obviously the clothes out there are much cheaper than here so was going to take a virtually empty backpack and do some major shopping while there.
May sound a silly question but what size clothes do they do out there? Thai women are a lot smaller than the average brit and was wondering if they do size 14 clothes and up???
I know it will be hard getting shoes over a size seven but will this apply to clothes too?
Really i should go on a diet ...and then i wouldnt have a problem would i

Any help much apprecitaed :D
Charlotte

Unless you have an unusual size you should find clothes that will fit you. Thai's make a lot of money off tourists, it is in their best interest to have some "larger" sizes.

I have had some trouble finding mens shoes (cheap) that are size 12 but size 7 "women's size" seems pretty small to me.

3. Posted by Bkk_Knight (Budding Member 6 posts) 9y

Clothes and food is the last thing you should be worried when you visit Thailand. Plenty of choices for shopping for clothes in Bangkok (retail and wholesale). Many of the clothes sellers have experience with exports so getting clothes in different sizes isn't a problem. -snip-
Cheers..

[ Edit: sorry, no promos in the forum please. ]

4. Posted by char1208 (Inactive 26 posts) 9y

Cool , thanks for your replys.
Not so worried about walking around in kids clothes now!!

5. Posted by noka (Budding Member 24 posts) 9y

You can find a wide variety of clothes in Bangkok, in sizes and prices. On the weekend you should go to Chatuchak weekend market where you can easily find cheap t-shirts, shirts, pants, skirts and others. Bargaining skill is needed here :)

6. Posted by milena1 (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

i have visited thailand about 10 times in the last 3years - i love the shopping - i am also a size 14 (im assuming its the same as in australia) and it does get difficult some time to find clothes your size - but casual and nice stuff you can find at a shop called Pena or Penna its located in MBK shopping centre this place is massive and you will definitely find shoes in your size and very cheap - i have been able to find shoes from $5aud to abtout $30 depending on style and quality
when you travel use the taxis but dont barter its cheaper by asking for a taxi meter than setting a price. tuk tuks look fun and they are but the smog and fumes you inhale from all the traffic is deadly and the taxis are airconditioned. the pratunam market is very good and its central next to Baiyoke sky apartments and check out the shops under the INdra regent hotel they have a large mix of current styles and great prices. shops open from about 10 amd and shut about 6 at indra but are open till 9 at MBK - and then dont forget the Patpong Market there is also shops along the main street that stock original sports wear at ridiculous prices. remember do not drink tap water and do not ask for ice in drinks or eat salads which are washed in local water

7. Posted by waterlily (Budding Member 25 posts) 9y

Chatuchak market is a good catch for almost all sorts of things, incl clothing, household products, pets, home deco etc. The only setback (to me) is that it's an open-air market & doesn't have air-cond, you'll find yourself sweating like a pig within minutes shopping in the market.

If you're only interested in clothes, try Platinum Fashion Mall located in Pratunam area. Prices are slightly more expensive than Chatuchak's, but you'd have a much pleasant shopping experience there.

To get really cheap bags, MBK shopping centre is my pick. I paid only 199 baht for a handbag, and it lasted a year.

8. Posted by paul j (Respected Member 217 posts) 9y

How do you pronounce that is it Chat - chack ??

9. Posted by waterlily (Budding Member 25 posts) 9y

It's pronounced as "char-tu-chuck"

10. Posted by paul j (Respected Member 217 posts) 9y

Ah , Cheers ..