Shopping in Hua Hin?

Oct 18th, 2006, 03:42 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 409
Shopping in Hua Hin?

We're counting down days until our departure!

Because we like to shop, we were planning on not bringing a whole lot with us to Thailand, maybe just clothes for a few days. Our first stop is Hua Hin. I know it's more of a Thai tourist town than Phuket or other places that attract more westerners. Can we expect to find retail clothing stores there? We are probably large by Asian standards (S-M by Western standards) so I don't think sizing will be an issue.

Really more a question of what to expect.
lovesadventure is offline  
Oct 18th, 2006, 08:47 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 28,943
you may have a problem finding things you want....sizes are very small in thailand and sleeves are generally short....there are many shops in HH....i would bring my basics for sure, i.e. undies etc....
rhkkmk is offline  
Oct 19th, 2006, 12:59 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 6,160
There's a relatively new shopping mall in Hua Hin and it does have quite a few brand name shops in there. Apart from the mall you will find some basic clothing shop around town.
Hanuman is offline  
Oct 19th, 2006, 01:12 AM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 6,751
The Hua Hin Market Village is the new large mall, about 4 floors I think, lots of clothing shops and outlets, fashion stores, plus Lotus Supermarket, that's the best place for larger sized clothing. We found the prices on par with Jomtien. Most weekends also some exhibition or show, just past the Marriott on the way to the Chiva Som and Hyatt. On size, what I would buy in Australia as 'M' I need XL local, in fact for casual wear and throw cheap beachwear the malls are often cheaper than the market! Shorts B 49, T-shirts B 80-100, the one items I really 'would' bring from your home is footwear and as we all know, wear-them-well before you travel so they are worn in for comfort.
JamesA is offline  
Oct 19th, 2006, 01:13 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 6,751
The Hua Hin Market Village is the new large mall, about 4 floors I think, lots of clothing shops and outlets, fashion stores, plus Lotus Supermarket. Most weekends also some exhibition or show, just past the marriott on the way to the Hyatt. On size, what I would buy in Australia as 'M' I need XL local, in fact for casual wear and throw cheap beachwear the malls are often cheaper than the market! Shorts B 49, T-shirts B 80-100, the one items I really 'would' bring from your home is footwear and as we all know, wear-them-well before you travel so they are worn in for comfort.
JamesA is offline  
Oct 19th, 2006, 09:05 AM
  #6  
rache2000
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I'm a size 2-4 and never had a problem with clothes. However, the shoes were a different story, they all have those to die for tiny feet, I actually have pretty long feet, at 8 1/2 - 9, for my size so the shoes were a little more challenging, I just bought long skirts. But I was able to find some.
 
Oct 19th, 2006, 09:15 AM
  #7  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 409
Great. Thanks all for the input.

We've been able to shop in HK and Taipei w/o size problems. I just wanted to make sure the town wasn't so small that it wouldn't have many shopping options (and would therefore end up in the same 3 outfits for far too many days!).
lovesadventure is offline  
Oct 19th, 2006, 05:49 PM
  #8  
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,844
Funny, nobody has mentioned that there are 2 - 3 outlet malls on the road to Hua Hin. I stopped at one last year that was just opening. Lots of shops and a good selection of (real) western brands as well as local stuff. If you're getting to Hua Hin by car, then you can just tell the driver to pull in. The malls are well-signed for miles in advance, in both English and Thai.
MichaelBKK is offline  
Oct 20th, 2006, 06:55 AM
  #9  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 409
Great--THANK YOU, Michael.
lovesadventure is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
bhuty
Asia
9
Dec 15th, 2010 06:17 AM
austine
Asia
4
Feb 28th, 2005 08:32 PM
CarolinevonD
Asia
0
Jun 25th, 2004 11:57 PM
ParrotMom
Asia
6
May 17th, 2004 12:53 AM
silvia1808
Asia
10
May 5th, 2004 06:45 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:50 AM.