Who doesn’t love Pratunam? It has LOADS of trendy items for sale, is super easy to get to and most importantly, sells super affordable things. Hence, it’s no surprise as to why travellers always make sure to allocate one entire day for Pratunam when they’re in Bangkok.
But sometimes, even one day isn’t enough; there are just so many shops, one can easily lose track of time at a place. (Not to mention if you lose your sense of direction in this shopping jungle – especially with the hoards of shoppers and similar stalls around – that’s a few hours of your day lost.)
Get ready to say goodbye to those problems. As someone who’s lived in Pratunam for 20-something years, I’ve personally visited and shopped at various shops here, and I can confidently say that I know most of the ins and outs here. Here’s sharing some of the best spots with you guys!
Curious? Read on to find out more!
TripCanvas Tip: Almost all stores in Pratunam sell at wholesale prices (you must buy at least three pieces to be considered as wholesale). However, most stalls allow buyers to buy only one item albeit at a higher price.
1. It’s a girl’s paradise – Soi 1
If there’s one place you shouldn’t miss no.matter.what when in Pratunam, it’s Soi 1 (a green-coloured building located next to City Square). There are tons of women’s clothing apparel and it’s super cheap with most items going for only around 70 Baht per piece (wholesale price)!
I personally fell in love with their cute purple velvet tops and checkered shirts. 😍
If you’re into something simpler, they also sell corgi and Japanese print T-shirts. The latter’s design was especially cool, and is suitable for both him and her! I almost couldn’t resist buying the entire store…
2. So many fantastic plus-size clothing options – Krung Thong Plaza
It can be frustrating to shop in Pratunam for those with a fuller body shape since most of the clothing sizes being sold are quite small in size. So we’re here to help with some of those woes.
At Krung Thong Plaza, you’ll find all sorts of plus-size clothing (on floors 2 to 4). During my shopping trip, I found so many silk pyjamas, body-fitting party dresses, flowy summer dresses and more – with sizes up to 5XL. I especially loved their patterned pyjamas (they had a pink short-sleeved pyjama top with yellow ducks!! Too cute! >.<).
P.S. They also have regular sized clothes on the first floor (and a few on the upper floors).
3. Your all-in-one shopping stop – Red Corner Plaza
Oftentimes, I don’t know what to buy beforehand until I reach a shop, and only once I’m there do I remember that I needed/wanted this particular something (call me a shopaholic 😉). If you’re like me and often get into this pickle, you should probably come to Red Corner Plaza.
What’s amazing about this place is that there are so many clothes for both adults and kids. If you’re shopping for winter fashion, ou’ll probably want to check out the groovy alien sweater or the pink checkered coat. There are cartoon jackets for the kids and sporty jackets for the guys too.
But if you’re into summer get-ups, try the 50s midi dresses that are all now back in trend.
4. It’s a themed mall! – City Complex
No, I’m not talking about the mall’s design like Terminal 21. I’m talking about how each floor has its own specialities, so you can head straight to the specific floor when you want to buy something in particular, saving you time and hassle. Here’s a brief introduction to this mall:
Floor 1: Bottoms (includes jeans, pants and skirts)
Floor 2: Casual and Formal Wear
Floor 3: Costumes
Floor 4: Traditional Clothes (includes Thai, Korean, Chinese, Japanese)