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Things to Know before Visiting Bangkok's Platinum Fashion Mall – How to Make a Good Buy

A shopping experience can be fun, exhausting, or futile depending on the way you plan it. Especially when it is a large and never ending shopping destination like Bangkok's Platinum Fashion Mall.


Start your day early

The Platinum Fashion Mall in Pratunam, Bangkok is a six-story building with over 2500 stalls dedicated for fashion clothing and accessories. It is open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. but it is always good to start your day as early as possible if you want to avoid the streaming crowds.


Don't hesitate to buy what you like

When you find something that you really like don't wait for a second time to buy it. With the vast number of shops in the mall you can easily lose track and will never be able to find it again, so make your purchase immediately.


Get the advantage of wholesale prices

The mall is a wholesale stop, which means you can save more through buying more. The price will always be less if you are buying two or more of an item rather than buying one piece. So if you do not want to make a business out of it, plan your shopping spree along with some of your friends or at least find someone your own size to share the clothes with.


Don't look for a perfect fit

Most of the stalls have a strictly no 'fit-on' policy, so it is not easy to find a perfect fit. But all the clothes, in general, come with a photo label of a model wearing it, so if you have any doubts how it will look on you try to get an idea from this.


Remember that price resembles quality

If you are expecting to get the highest quality garments at this cheap price offered at the mall, you are quite fooling yourself. The products are ideal for one time show stopping dress up for a certain occasion you have in mind, but the lasting nature cannot be guaranteed.


Take one step at a time

Don't try to cover the entire mall within your trip. It usually takes more than one full day to visit half of the stores, so take your time and concentrate on the shop that you are checking out at the moment.


Make your decisions then and there

When you come across a good item decide whether you are going to buy it or not. If you are not good at making decisions, get the help of your friend or partner so that you do not waste much time over what colour or what design that you are going to buy.


Give yourself a break

You can't turn the blind eye to your body's natural needs like hunger and refreshment. The mall has a great food court, but you can also visit a nearby street vendor to grab a quick snack if you want to save time. You'll need the comforts of a modern service apartment in Bangkok waiting for you at the end of the day so don't forget to check out the options such as Anantara Baan Rajprasong Bangkok Serviced Suites before you plan your trip.


Have more room for luggage

If you are a light traveler, buy a new bag to stock all the items you buy at the Platinum Fashion Mall. The choices are vast and the prices are so attractive that you will end up buying a lot more than you initially plan.


Be generous with your companions

If you have a friend or a companion accompanying you on this shopping trip don't forget to thank them and buy them a small gift, a drink, or a nice dinner for their support.