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1. Posted by Eeyore78 (Budding Member 10 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hi All,

I'm off to Bangkok over xmas & New Year and planning on doing ots of shopping.

Is it all fake stuff over there or can u buy genuine items such Tiffany's, UGG etc?


2. Posted by 617jetset (Budding Member 32 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Siam Paragon has all the real designer boutiques but beware as the prices are usually considerably higher than in the United States for most luxury goods. My friend looked at a Rado watch in BKK that was $1,400 and could have been bought in Boston for about $1,000. Gold is generally higher quality (23K or 24K) than what you would find in USA (14K) for the same price as the markup for labor is not as much in BKK.

However, these brands are brands you can buy anywhere in the world. There is nothing about them that, in the future, will make you look back at your trip to one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Of course it is you money so your choice, but I would recommend going to all the small markets and picking up things that are uniquely Thai. If you want higher-end local things, Jim Thompson sells beautiful Thai silks that make great gifts.

Have a great trip! Bangkok is my favourite city!