Yesterday I sang the praises of Bangkok’s largest market, Chatuchak. Start there to read and see more about my favorite shopping destination in the world. Today, I’m showing off some of our greatest buys!
In case I have yet to convince you that Chatuchak Market is a must-see destination, I’m going to show you some of our bargain purchases from the day. We were shopping primarily for clothes so I apologize that that is all I have to show. I also apologize for the poor quality of these photos, which were taken in a rush before my sister was off to the airport!
Chatuchak’s trendy boutiques
As I mentioned before, my sister was the happiest shopper of the day, walking away with hand carved chopsticks, leather studded cuffs and clutches, enamel jewelry and a suitcase full of cutting edge fashion designs. Below she models her most pricey find, a cute orange dress. The downside of shopping at a market is that often there aren’t dressing rooms available and in this case the dress is a tad large, but we all agreed that with a belt it will be perfect. On the right Zoe is showing off an adorable lace-covered summer dress she snagged for just $6, while I’m wearing a top I found for the same price. I’ve since worn it with jean shorts to putter around on the island and dressed it up for fancy nights out in Bangkok.
Zoe was looking mostly for clothes she could wear to her job at an NYC publishing house. I think she did pretty well!
As always, Olivia made out with an amazing variety of clothes. I was especially jealous of the appliqué top on the right and tried to steal it out of her suitcase with no luck!
And then comes both our most ridiculous and practical finds of the day. In separate stalls Olivia and I each purchased equally ridiculous “Chiquita Banana” tops in bright sherbet colors. But at $5 each, how could we not? We paired the tops with my most practical purchase of the day, a versatile and basic gray cotton skirt.
Also on the slightly ridiculous side was this sequin-sleeved t-shirt that I can’t wait to wear out on the town. And you can also get a glimpse here of a beautiful enamel necklace I fell in love with and that my sister sweetly bought me.
For those of you headed to Chatuchak and looking for clothing and jewelry like this, head to sections 2-4. This is where the young Thai designers hawk their trendy new designs! For more on the different categories of goods in Chatuchak and where to find them, read yesterday’s post here.
So, did you know it was possible to get such adorable outfits at such unbelievable prices? Chatuchak will make you a believer!