Phuket is a shopper’s paradise. Not only is the range of goods exotic and exciting but the system of buying them can be fun. Most large stores and department stores will have fixed pricing but bargaining is practiced at smaller stalls and markets.
When buying infant clothing, toys or children’s furniture, be aware that the monitoring standards may not be the same as your home country. Check items for safety- especially toys for small parts.
In Phuket you can any thing from sarongs to computer equipment. Take a calculator if the noughts on numbers get too daunting. There can be some great bargains to be found!
Look for the ‘VAT Refund for Tourists’ signs in shops and remember that you need to complete your tax refund application forms at the store.
The Phuket Town branch is situated near the Siam Commercial Bank in Phuket Town and they have a stall in Central Festival. This is one of the few shops where
SE / ED Seng Ho Book Stores have a good range of books. They have a large selection of educational English books, chapter books, early readers and picture books.
B2S has branches all over Thailand. This store sells books, music, stationary and even tapestry goods.
Jungceylon is 2000 square metres of shopping, drinking, dining, entertainment and leisure that will impress and make you want to come back again. You can bowl, go to the cinema,
Central Festival covers 120,000 square metres. Here, you can take in a movie, buy a computer, have dinner, shop for designer wear, enjoy a facial and even do your banking.
The outlets deal in clothing and sports accessories at bargain prices: Lacoste, Guy Laroche, Hush Puppy, Warner Bros, Pierre Cardin, Van Heusen, Levi’s, Lee, Nautica, Adidas and Nike feature discounts
Super Cheap ranks itself as the biggest discount store in the south of Thailand.
Phuket HomePro Village consists of retail shops and banks including Villa supermarket, Toys R Us, Boots Pharmacy, Top Charoen Optical, a camera and IT shop, handicraft stores, sportswear, an aquarium
Tesco Lotus is one of the larger super stores in Phuket and spans two floors.