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Koh Phangan is less a shopping destination than Samui, however, what is unique about shopping on Phangan is you are more likely to be supporting independent retailers with much more individual products. You will be able to find almost anything you need on Phangan and if not here then always online and have it sent to you, but let’s focus on the island’s shops for now. Whether it’s everyday items or something special, here is your guide to shopping on this beautiful island.
If you come to Koh Phangan for a long period of time, then you would possibly need to purchase some supplies. If it's food and groceries, cleaning supplies or dog food, you'll want to get acquainted with the numerous stores offering various goods. The island has 3 major supermarkets and also fresh food markets. You can read a full in-depth article here about Food and Grocery shops on Koh Phangan.
When it comes to clothing, here on the island, you would be happily surprised by a broad spectrum. Of course, there is the neon full moon party t-shirts as well as high-quality trance wear which suits its party reputation. In the last few years, many independent designers have opened stores here with beautiful clothing. There is a broad variety of retail to pick from and the markets sell cheaper clothing as well. Lots of talented artists and shops have fashion shows to showcase on the island which is a great way to explore the island’s style.
Fusion is really the ‘Haad rin Fashion Centre’ with Indian and Boho quirky styles that, day and night, can encourage the free-spirited traveller. They also stock accessories from the world over.
This trendy shop, part of an exclusive US swimwear company, has a broad variety of women's swimwear, bikinis and accessories that are influenced by nature and a passion for exotic adventures. The products on sale have a fantastic special theme and a rather trendy design, which perfectly complements the store's own sun-bleached beach hut-style décor.
This store is situated in the centre of Haad Rin Town and offers bikinis, clothes, shoes, footwear, fashion accessories, and jewellery. In a chic-Bohemian way, the things on sale at Amazonas are colourful and trendy; the clothes on the show are of Asian and Indian inspiration and mainly for women.
A unique shop in the centre of Haad Rin with clothes picked from all over the world. A very stylish shop with a lovely owner.
An exclusive store selling an amazing range of clothes and accessories. Everything with consideration of fine European production and architecture.
Designer and owner Aude likes to blend the history of her gipsy heritage and the lifestyle here, too, to enhance the attractiveness of women without being too much, lace is really feminine and she likes antique things as well. Situated on Krung Thai Bank Street, boho and handmade style.
Progressive Design Shop Moontribe imports and retails clothes and accessories for men & women. A large range of Native, Urban Street and Trance Wear from renowned Western labels such as Psylo, High, Shaman, Miss Be, Aspire, Luna Fashion, Buddha and Fairy Floss.
From the creators of Atman Life Station in Sri Thanu, they have three stores with Thong Sala’s version being Maka Lulu. They collect inspiration from deserts, star-studded skies, small seaside towns, vintage film, the Himalayas and so much more. All clothing is ethically produced.
AWA is an island-based concept store featuring Bohemian Chic, Modern Tribal and Nomadic Street Style Clothing and jewellery. Expect an earthy palette with extremely wearable yet stylish pieces perfect for Phangan life and everyday style elsewhere in the world.
Next door to AWA, the first of the stores from the same owners on Walking Street.
Located near Walking Street and the main pier Kali is an enchanting shop & wellbeing cafe selling boho fashion and accessories, pieces for home decor, souvenirs and even natural remedies.
An apparel brand that is organic. You will discover unique Handmade Natural & Ethnic Wear created from superior fabrics, locally produced with great care from the source and ethically made with earth, animals and human rights in mind on a small scale.
A small retail store in Koh Phangan for yoga and athletic wear. Accessible and high-quality yoga pads, shirts, leggings, from white to tights.
Unique, designed women's wear. Fairtrade, made with affection and fantastic Feminine Beauty Inspiration.
The jewellery here in Koh Phangan is a major part of life. It's about voicing yourself and how you feel and maybe having the mystical forces of stones to assist and direct you or sending a piece to somebody you care about to demonstrate your affection. You can find traditional Thai jewellery or more extravagant and statement pieces plus international creations brought from around the world.
Mohea Designs produce exquisite pieces of jewellery and they now have a store in Baan Tai. Each item is unique and development of the moment to share joy, liberty and happiness and to realize how beautiful we are. You will now notice clothes, shoes, and leatherwork amongst the jewellery. Owner Phailin also makes custom jewellery, so go and give her your wish.
In a very ancient, traditional way, they make custom designed silver jewellery, restore and polish silver jewellery and every item is distinctive in their unique style. With the assistance of a skilled Gemologist, you will find your personal stone, tumbled, rugged stones to heal.
Stone store and unique handmade Macrame by a lovely couple. The shop in Thong Sala is situated at Soi Krung Thai.
Now located in Sri Thanu, all unique and silver, gold with semi-precious metals and precious stones. Each piece is distinctive and one of a kind.
You might want to take something or send something to friends and family around the world, a gift of your time on Koh Phangan. There is a huge selection to chose from here, of course, the standard Thailand souvenirs found at markets and then maybe something more unique such as from the jewellery or clothing shops listed above.
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They offer a lot of worthless things, but if you use your imagination, you can also find some funny gems and toys for youngsters!
On Thong Sala's popular walking lane, Pink Pineapple opened their shop where they sell all-natural, upscale crafted and upright delicious items for your essential routine of self-care. They still have a nice range of presents from local and Thai artists and will wrap your pick with gift wraps and offer cards and gift boxes as well.
If you are looking for something truly unique you will find it here, located near Panthip market Thong Sala. It’s a blend of modern and multicultural work with an ethnic artisan studio. Well-known for their feather head-pieces and leatherwork.
Mr Moon offers a number of hammock types and numerous budget choices. There's a hammock for sitting, a large one, also one for your pet! Everything is crafted from cotton in particular, so they are very cozy. If you would like to glance at Mr. Moon's Hammocks then visit his Baan Tai store, you're likely to hear some amazing tales from this ultimate KP Gem, too.
The fascination with all things technological in Thailand shows no signs of abating. There is a shop for every palate and every kind of shopper. Although the capital Bangkok has maze-like mega-malls stocking anything you might probably picture, here on the island of Koh Phangan you will find more niche small shops selling electronics.
If you want a speaker or sound system for your home then there are a few shops around Panthip market in Thong Sala. For phones and accessories, you can find things in the supermarkets or again, at smaller shops. This is one section of shopping where, depending on the quality you need, it might be better to go to a reputable retailer on Koh Samui or the mainland or, shop online.
Whether you come for the near future to Koh Phangan or even if you only want to make your stay a bit more convenient, home comforts might be wanted. You will find some items at Homemart and some local shops on the island, Lazada has a fantastic range of all the things required and delivery is reliable, they also have a choice to pay on arrival.
If it is not big items that you need then you can mostly get it here, immediately. For kitchenware, you can go to the 20 Baht shop for cheap items or Limpingpong has more high-quality items such as woks, frying pans and glasses etc.
Bedding and linen can be bought from Homemart, and like the title of the shop implies this is where you will find most things for home improvements, much like stores back in your home country.
Koh Phangan has everything you need for life, gifts, clothing and electronics, and even more unique, handmade items you will not find anywhere else in the world. Although it is not what you would call a shopper’s paradise, we have the neighbouring island of Samui for that and hence why Phangan retains its charm.