Thai silk is praised as one of the best in the whole world. If these fabrics are usually made in the north-east of the country, Phuket is no shortage of stores offering many silk products, but also fabulous silk fabrics sold by the meter at prices sometimes very advantageous.
Thai silk is usually very colorful and has fairly typical patterns that give it its special charm, and is highly prized by silk connoisseurs.
Naturally, you will find a few Jim Thompson shops where you can find high standard quality silks. Jim Thompson was an American designer who helped to revitalize the Thai silk industry. There are 2 Jim Thompson factory sales outlets in Phuket and also several retail shops, for instance in Central Festival or at Phuket Airport for your last minute shopping. Another place where you can find Thai silk of high standard quality is in the boutiques of five-star hotels such as the Canal Village Laguna Phuket Resort, Le Meridien or at the galleries of the Banyan Tree Laguna Beach Resort.
For cheap items in authentic Thai silk, head to Phuket Town Weekend Night Market. There you will find a lot of choice and even if the quality will not be the best you may find, there are many good deals in this market providing that you do not forget to bargain prices.
In Phuket Town, many handicrafts shops sell Thai silk clothes. In old Phuket Town at Thalang Road, there are many shops selling inexpensive Thai silk as well.
Where to find Thai silk in Phuket
Jim Thompson factory sales outlets
Location: Cherngtalay, Canal Village Laguna
Tel: +66(0)76 034 534
Location: Phuket Town, Chaofa West Road
Tel: +66(0)76 264 468
Shinawatra Home Mart
Location: Cape Panwa, Thepkrasatri Road
Tel: +66(0)76 239 060
Thai Silk Collection
Location: Chalong, Chaofa East Road
Andaman Trade Center
Tel: +66(0)76 311 171
Duangporn souvenirs boutique
Location: Patong beach
Tel: +66(0)89 724 4006
Location: Phuket Town, Phang Nga Road
Tel: +66(0)76 223 966
Ban Boran Textiles
Location: Phuket Town, Yaowarat Road