Jim Thompson Factory Outlet

Jul 19th, 2005, 12:21 AM
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Jim Thompson Factory Outlet

Does the Jim Thompson Factory Outlet keep only fabrics or does it also have apparel, handbags etc? Also I have read on the forum that one must eat at a Jim Thompson restaurant. Does the factory outlet have an eating place? If not, which shops have an eating place attached to it? Thanks
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Jul 19th, 2005, 01:36 AM
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The outlet has almost everything available in the main store - last seasons stuff so significant discount. That includes tshirts, handbags, sarongs, silk shirts, home furnishings (cushion covers, runners, napkins) - DEF worth a visit. The JT restaurant is not at the outlet. There is one at the main JT shop at Suriwong Road. There is a really nice stand alone one in Silom set in a bungalow.
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Jul 19th, 2005, 02:22 AM
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Oh great.. I don’t want to purchase anything very expensive but at the same time defi want to buy some JT stuff. Don’t mind picking up “not the latest stuff:” as I’m not a very fashion conscious person… How are the JT restaurants? Are they worth a visit for a Vegetarian?
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Jul 19th, 2005, 03:51 AM
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My partner is veggie, no problems. IN Thailand people are accomodating. If there is nothing veg you want on the menu point at something with meat and ask them to make it without. They unerstand "jai" as in Jain so tell them you are Jai and they will get it.DEF go to the outlet - it's only in Thailand that people really know what is this season and what is last! Stuff there is FAB!
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Jul 19th, 2005, 05:32 AM
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I like the JT restaurant at the JT house, near MBK mall. Nice atmosphere and tasty food. A pleasant lunch for sure.
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Jul 19th, 2005, 05:43 AM
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I second Carole's opinion of the restaurant in JT House.
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Jul 19th, 2005, 05:45 AM
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(it's Carol without the e... I know there is another CarolE, just to clarify)
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Jul 19th, 2005, 07:59 PM
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there are two outlets...the one on surawong, just down the street from the main store, basically only has fabric....

the bigger one on soi 93, sukhumvit rd has lots of fabric on 3 floors but has one floor of mixed merchandise....someone above has said that the outlet has everything that them main store has....this is not correct...they have some things that the main store has but not in any way all things....

they do have scarfs, bags, placemats, table wear, clothing (limited), t-shirts, mens and womens wear, some kids stuff, rugs, odd items, toys, silk squares, hankies, etc

the merchandise changes regularily...on our may/june trip for instance, the merchandise was about 40% different in our first and second visits (3 week interval)....

YOU CANNOT COUNT ON FINDING ANYTHING SPECIFIC THAT YOU WANT....it is just like any discount shop you may visit...go with an open mind...!!!!!

you might find just the shirt you want, but not in your color or size requirement...
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Jul 20th, 2005, 11:16 AM
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Learned from our recent visit: Hotel JT shops have the same prices as the main JT store. Outlet prices were better, of course. Also, there is a JT store at the airport where prices seem to be minus the VAT.
We ate in 2 JT restaurants, and the food was good. Dessert alone was worth the trip!
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Jul 20th, 2005, 11:23 AM
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Yes, there are standard prices for JT merchandise, and all of the regular stores in Thailand have the same prices. The main store, of course, has much more variety in merchandise than do the smaller stores. The outlet is the only place that has different (lower) prices.
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Jul 20th, 2005, 08:32 PM
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one exception....the special jim thompson warehouse sales have fantastic cheap prices and have an even wider range of items than does the outlet...they are in may, nov and dec that i know of and maybe sept...ask them...i saw them recently posted on their web site
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