One thing I’m looking forward to during my trip to Thailand is buying a custom made suit for less than $200! (And that comes with two custom made shirts!) It’s been a long time since I came home with two large suitcases filled with lime green and orange walking suits … compete with matching platform shoes and Big Apple hats. I’ll have to use that experience to temper my buying while over there.
The general consensus is to pack lightly because everything is so cheap over there–everything except electronics. It’s estimated that you can purchase digital cameras and other electronics about $100 U.S. cheaper than they cost in Thailand. Apart from that, everything else is pennies on the dollar. Here’s one of the well-known shops: