When staying at Amari Watergate Bangkok, the most popular destination for many people to visit is The Platinum Fashion Mall, just across the road from the hotel. Attracting both fashion-conscious locals and travellers who plan to shop on a budget, Platinum Mall is the most famous fashion wholesale store in Bangkok.
While the mall itself has plenty of options ranging from clothing to accessories – even some dining outlets to fuel you up for your shopping adventures – there are some other unique features to this venue that may come to a surprise for someone who is travelling to Bangkok for the first time.
Around the late afternoons and evenings on most days, you will see a bunch of pop-up stores lined up right outside the main entrance of the Platinum Fashion Mall, sometimes set up as square tents or laid out on the floor with mats. Don’t let these setups fool you, as what they sell is often on par with the designer jewelry that you would buy online. A real diamond in the rough you might say. Many of these pop-ups are artisan sellers, with others selling branded items, the major difference here is a lack of storefront, or rather store walls.
The items here once again range from clothing to accessories such as bags, shoes, jewellery, and wallets. Some may prefer to Put you photo on wallet online, but if you want to pick up something fast this is a good option.
Also set up outside around the area are small snack stations such as the ice-cream truck offering ice-cream of creative shapes (we recommend the vanilla flavour) and a stall serving fruity drinks for refreshment in the warm Bangkok weather.
This video will give you a little inside scoop on Bangkok street shopping life – a city that offers many wallet-friendly attractions that never fails to excite both locals and travellers!
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