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Home to one of the most luxurious resorts, Laguna Phuket offers an abundance of shopping opportunities most of which are situated at Canal Village, reeling discerning luxury travellers to visit the humble shopping emporium. With over 40 boutiques to select from, Canal Village boasts the best shopping in the precinct. Retail shops ranging from women’s, men’s and kid’s fashion and accessories, handmade Cashmere, souvenirs, gifts, Thai silk and antique homewares are some highlights we encountered. Though modest in size, shopping in Laguna is apt if you are seeking for a serene and hassle-free shopping experience.
Art & Gift Gallery
Hand crafted home and office décor
Unit 16, Canal Village, Laguna Resorts, 390 Moo 1, Srisoontorn Road, Cherntalay, Thalang, Phuket, Thailand 83110
As you’d expect from its name, this boutique carries a wide range of potential gifts including hand crafted home and office décor, textiles and artwork. These pieces of art will make perfect takeaways from your vacation or an excellent gift for a housewarming party. Keep a lookout for our favourites – chic pashmina shawls, quilted-hangings, sophisticated ceramics and traditional glass and wood items.
Unit 22, Canal Village, Laguna Resorts, 390 Moo 1, Srisoontorn Road, Cherntalay, Thalang, Phuket, Thailand 83110
Bangkok Bootery has been retailing exquisite leather products since 1937. It is no wonder the brand is one of the most sought-after boutiques around the area. Not only does Bangkok Bootery specialise in luxury leather and exotic snake, crocodile and ostrich skin products, it also distinguishes itself by combining tradition and modernity, high quality, creative design and functionality in their pieces. You will find a mix of men’s and women’s dress shoes, flats and sandals, and accessories like bags, wallets, belts and purses.
The best Thai silk in town
Unit 44-47, Canal Village, Laguna Resorts, 390 Moo 1, Srisoontorn Road, Cherntalay, Thalang, Phuket, Thailand 83110
It’s evident that Phuket is no stranger to Thai silk, but only few brands shine in the industry. Jim Thompson is one of them. The highly praised silk connoisseur, has helped revolutionise hand woven Thai silk, making it chic and a must-have staple in your wardrobes. Apart from the usual range of colours, the brand has gone a step further by experimenting various patterns, habitual motifs and dramatic colour combinations. If you’re rushed for time, we suggest placing Jim Thompson at the top of your shopping list.
Prestigious Thai silk at slashed prices
Unit 12-15 Canal Village, Laguna Resorts, 390 Moo 1, Srisoontorn Road, Cherntalay, Thalang, Phuket, Thailand 83110
We’ve all succumbed to a little bargain shopping every now and then. Why not do it in Phuket? Just a few stores down the strip, Jim Thompson’s popular factory outlet is often flocked by many for its competitive prices and an endless stockpile of high quality silk products.
Comfy nightwear for the family
Unit 52, Canal Village, Laguna Resorts, 390 Moo 1, Srisoontorn Road, Cherntalay, Thalang, Phuket, Thailand 83110
Amidst the many fashion and homeware boutiques, Pik Lik offers comfy cotton nightwear like pyjamas and nightshirts for women, men and kids. Originally established in Chiang Mai, this boutique offers a wide range of world-class quality products, using skilful local artisans. Pik Lik also carries a series of gift items, bed curtains and bedroom accessories for your homes. Pamper yourselves with these relaxing nightwear with the family – comfortable attire is essential for a good night’s sleep anyway.