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Leading Samui shopping venues - Best Retail Hubs in Koh Samui

Littered with resort isles Koh Samui is also a shopaholic's dream come true. From bustling street markets to eclectic designer boutiques here are Samui's top shopping venues and retail hubs.
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Saona Collection, Bophut

Saona Collection, Bophut
As one of Samui's top boutique havens Saona Collection in Bophut specializes in branded beach wear, accessories and footwear. The boutique's handbag and dress collections are also among Samui's finest while the bamboo and Arabesque interiors create a unique retail landscape. Especially geared towards a female clientele the Bophut boutique is a favourite among seasoned visitors.
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Maenam Walking Street

Maenam Walking Street
Always crowded and bustling with locals and expats Maenam Walking Street comes alive every Thursday evening. As a popular local market visitors hoping to make the most of their retail experience down Maenam Walking Street should head down to the venue well before 6pm. Littered with engaging stalls selling everything from local snacks to refreshing cocktails the markets stretch across a few hundred meters.
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Bophut Plaza, Bophut

Bophut Plaza, Bophut
Occupying pride of place along the main street of the Fisherman's Village in Bophut, Bophut Plaza is a row of boutiques and shop houses lining the main drive. Home to a plethora of stores selling everything from t-shirts to custom tailored shirts and men's suits some of the top-pick items to buy in Bophut Plaza are jewellery, handmade soap, sarongs and handbags while the venue is also s hotspot for ceramic wares.
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Fisherman's Village Walking Street, Bophut

Fisherman's Village Walking Street, Bophut
As a weekly market that takes place each Friday between 5pm and 10pm Fisherman's Village Walking Street is another must-experience retail hub in Samui. Having inspired nationwide "walking street" markets due to its popularity visitors will find all forms of consumer foods at this vibrant and busy Friday market.
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Lamai Night Plaza

Lamai Night Plaza
Located in the heart of the city the Lamai Night Plaza is situated across the street from the local McDonald's outlet and is often described as Samui's incarnation of the Patpong night market in the Thai capital. Visitors in search of bargain curious such as knock-off clothing, pirated media and quirky flip-flops should stopover at this popular thoroughfare where prices are beyond reasonable.
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Central Festival Samui, Chaweng

Central Festival Samui, Chaweng
Sprawled across an expansive area of 90,000m2 Central Festival Samui is Samui's biggest mallscape and shopping centre. Spread out across three floors the retail and dining heartland occupies the area between Beach Road in Chaweng and the lake. As a hotspot for label hunters and branded goods this plush shopping mall is the premium luxury shopping hub in the island haven. Shoppers based in ideally located Koh Samui resorts such as the Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort & Spa will enjoy easy access to the venue.
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Buddy Oriental Plaza, Lamai

Buddy Oriental Plaza, Lamai
Housed in a post colonial structure Buddy Oriental Plaza offers discerning shoppers a tranquil retail experience complete with old world charms. Away from the bustling thoroughfares of Chaweng the boutiques located within this luxurious space provide visitors with a classy atmosphere to experience retail therapy in style.
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Chaweng Walking Street, Chaweng Beach

Chaweng Walking Street, Chaweng Beach
Another bargain hunter's dream in Samui the Chaweng Walking Street is the best place to pick up sleek pairs of jeans and beachwear at unbelievable rates. Sunglasses, time pieces and polo shirts are other popular purchases at this thriving marketplace where local craft items of wood and cosmetics are also sold alongside footwear and handbags.