Bangkok markets

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Feb 20th, 2005, 06:56 AM
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Bangkok markets

Does anyone know of a market in Bangkok where I can get some Paul Frank shirts and stuff cheap? (yes, I know they'll be fake). I only have one afternoon free- it's a Friday(taking my kids for a swim meet, so it's a quickie in and out for the weekend)and am staying at the Imperial Queens Park hotel.

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Feb 20th, 2005, 02:46 PM
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MBK near the national stadium stop may be one place to look....who is paul frank??
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Feb 20th, 2005, 03:57 PM
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Paul Frank is a designer/company that has cute characters like this monkey with a wide grin (Julius.), a giraffe , a penguin etc. My girls love them but the stuff is pricey. We are hoping to get some pj's, tshirts or something.
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Feb 20th, 2005, 06:57 PM
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if they know of it in thailand they have probably copied it...i thought he might be ralph lauren's cousin or something....haha
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Feb 21st, 2005, 02:59 AM
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Try Pratunam Market. MBK is a shopping mall not a market.
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Feb 21st, 2005, 09:04 AM
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MBK sells cloths bought from Pratuman BOBE and direct from the sweat shops (I mean famaly fraindly factories] so you'll find alot of the same things.. obviouly Pratuman has a wider selection of fakes but it can be a hassle trying too find one perticular item. .
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Feb 21st, 2005, 05:32 PM
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Thanks for great info!
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Feb 25th, 2005, 02:27 PM
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Dear Bchen:
The best place to get anything is the weekend market. You can get there by going north on the Sky Train. Go to the last stop. It is the world's largest outdoor market. Take water. It's always very hot. The Chatuchak Market. You can anything there.
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Feb 25th, 2005, 07:20 PM
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how in the world could anyone find one specific type of knock off shirt in the weekend market???
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Feb 25th, 2005, 10:44 PM
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I love how the trave guieds overhype the weekend market... it's really no big deal.. well atleast for tourist unless you plann on buying chickens, used shoes, and furniture..

the fake cloths they sell are the same sold anywhere in bkk.. the prices may be a bit cheeper becouse many of he factories that produce these items are in that district..

the reason some people say they can find anything refers more too animals, plants, and used clothing..
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Feb 25th, 2005, 10:45 PM
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Just back from Bangkok Thursday night. Found Paul Frank t-shirts in street markets on Silom near Patpong, Khao San Rd as well as Railey Beach. Didn't know what a "Paul Frank" was before observing the cute monkey t-shirts being worn by so many young people, then had to find one for my young niece. There are so many wonderful markets to chose from in Bangkok but if you're limited to a Friday afternoon it appears the Suan Lum Night market as well as the Chatuchak Weekend Warket are out unless Friday is considered weekend.
Khao San Rd had great shopping but first examine goods at different stands/shops for quality then begin bargaining at the best ones. Time didn't allow a visit to Pratunam Market but it's on the "next time list". Have a great trip.
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Feb 26th, 2005, 03:14 PM
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Orgy, we almost bought a used pair on converse and some used levis just to say we did! also this guy tried to sell me a venemous snake and told me i could sneak it back to the US in my pants!!!!!!!
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Feb 26th, 2005, 06:49 PM
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jeffrey--snake in your pants....???
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Feb 26th, 2005, 07:15 PM
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Yep and my wife about started rolling on the floor! I wish I had a dollar for each time she told that story since we came home! Ans she wishes that she had the camers ready when this guy is showing me how to stuff this thing down the front of my pants! But i know what you meant! Hope that maybe one day we will be in bkk at the same time and can meet you and your wife!
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Feb 26th, 2005, 08:47 PM
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that would be fun...why don't you come to boston?? its a great place for a long weekend...when it gets warmer that is....tomorrow we are having english guests here for 10 days....we originally met them on the marriott boat and now we are great friends visiting back and forth...
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Feb 26th, 2005, 09:16 PM
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Thanks again for such detailed info.
I will check those that Brenda actually found them in.

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Feb 27th, 2005, 09:22 PM
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Is the Suan Lum Night Market in Bangkok only on weekends?
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Feb 27th, 2005, 09:24 PM
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no it is every nite and the best time is from 7-9PM
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Feb 27th, 2005, 11:28 PM
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Didn't realise you were talking about the monkey shirts (shows my age I suppose). Hundreds and hundreds at Pratunam Market. I got some for my daughter and she loves them.
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