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    Where to shop in Phuket, Thailand
    When you’re ready for a beach break, Phuket’s indie shops, markets and malls promise all kinds of retail treasure and entertainment. Liana Doyle and Tamsin Cocks suss out the best finds
    Shopping in Phuket. Credit: Benoit Ricard
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    Independent Shops

    Thalang Road’s colourful rows of Sino-Portuguese shophouses are reason enough to roam the area. But locals and tourists alike also come to this part of the old town for the businesses that occupy the heritage structures, which include boutiques along with hotels, restaurants and museum that offer respite from the heat. If you’re wondering where you can find the best shopping in Phuket, start here.

    Tie-dye fashion in Phuket

    Bulan

    The clothing selection at Bulan lets you dress head to toe in tie-dye. 37 Thalang Road

    Nguan Choon Tong

    This family-owned shop has been selling traditional Chinese herbal medicines and spices for more than 110 years. 16 Thalang Road

    Traditional Chinese herbal medicines and spices at Nguan Choon Tong, Phuket
    Souvenir T-shirt
    Traditional Chinese herbal medicines and spices

    Non Lang T-Shirt

    Look for the perfect souvenir T-shirt at Non Lang, one of the oldest clothing shops on the island. 26 Thalang Road

    Think Positive

    An eclectic mishmash of Asian souvenirs and clothing await in this quirky emporium near Thalang Road. 15 Yaowarat Road

    Upscale Boutiques

    From one corner of the island to another, Phuket is chock full of homegrown luxury brands, chic boutiques and premium shopping villages.

    Twists of Thai silk. Credit: Shutterstock

    Jim Thompson

    Any list of where to shop in Phuket ought to include Jim Thompson, the luxury brand of gorgeous silk clothing and accessories that has become synonymous with Thailand. 1/F Central Mall

    Ban Boran Textiles

    Exquisite silk and cottons from tribal villages, along with handcrafted sandals, bags, lacquerware and jewellery, await at Ban Boran Textiles. Phang Nga Road

    Turtle Village

    Conveniently close to Marriott and Anantara’s five-star beach resorts, this village of premium boutiques sells upmarket fashion, souvenirs, spa products and jewellery. 889 Moo 3, Mai Kao

    Soul of Asia

    Get your fine art fix at Soul of Asia, with paintings, ceramics and antiques sourced from the region, plus a special collection of Chagall, Dali, Picasso and Warhol lithographs. 5/50 Moo 3, Cherngtalay

    Chan’s Antique House

    Admire the craftsmanship of wooden, bronze, marble and stoneware Buddha figurines, alongside lacquerware, furniture and decorative pieces at Chan’s99/42 Moo 5, Chalermprakiat Rama 9 Road

    Markets

    When the sun goes down, the streets of Phuket come alive with sprawling night markets. These are lively affairs, with local delicacies and live entertainment that add a festival-feel to the shopping experience.

    Phuket old town night market. Credit: iStock

    Credit: iStock

    Phuket Weekend Market

    Phuket’s largest night market runs the gamut from fast fashion and souvenirs to crafts, electronics and plenty of tasty snacks to fuel your bargain hunting. 7 Wirat Hong Yok Road

    Chillva Market

    A cool bohemian night market pops up here from Thursday to Saturday evenings, while upcycled shipping containers host independent stalls during the days. 141/2 Yaowarat Road

    Phuket Walking Street

    Don’t miss the night market on Thalang Road every Sunday, with local food, handicrafts, gifts and musical performances. Thalang Road

    Malls

    There are numerous shopping malls in Phuket that offer up a host of options to please you and your travel companions, whether you’re looking for premium brand labels, outlet bargains, local fashions or entertainment options.

    Central Phuket shopping mall. Credit: Shutterstock

    Credit: Shutterstock

    Jungceylon

    Families could spend a full day at Jungceylon, bouncing between the trampoline park, cinema, bowling alley, spa, escape room, various dining outlets and, of course, the shops – mostly big-name brands such as Esprit, Levi’s, Quiksilver and Samsonite. Patong

    Central Phuket (Central Festival Phuket)

    This gleaming complex counts 15 luxury brands, 500 lifestyle shops, 300 places to eat and drink plus an aquarium, a theme park, spas and a calendar of regular events. 74-75 Wichitsongkran Road

    Premium Outlet Phuket

    Where to shop in Phuket for deep discounts? You might score up to 70 per cent off international brands including Levi’s, Nike, Adidas, Timberland, Le Coq, Lacoste and Guy Laroche at this outlet mall888, 888/1 Moo 2 Koh Gaew

    Limelight

    Limelight, a funky, modern lifestyle mall, features up-and-coming local designers, craft centres and a range of eateries. 2/23 Talat Yai

    This story was originally published in February 2019 and updated in September 2020

    Hero image: Benoit Ricard

    Phuket travel information

    Country / Region
    Thailand
    Language
    Thai
    Airport code
    HKT
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    THB
    Time zone
    GMT +07:00
    Climate
    Tropical
    Country / Region
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    Time zone
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    Language
    Thai
    Climate
    Tropical
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