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To be honest, compared to neighbouring Ko Samui, Ko Pha Ngan’s selection of clothes shops isn’t tremendous. Still, the island does boast a few colourful outlets that sell party and yoga clothes, handmade leather accessories, local designer T-shirts, and more. Here are our top picks for must-visit clothes and accessories shops on Ko Pha Ngan.
Moontribe Progressive Fashion
This tiny shop bursts at the seams with funky fashion, much of it imported from Bali. You’ll find a large selection of party, performance and active wear for both men and women. Prices are higher than most shops on the island, but the clothes are of excellent quality, in designs that will not likely be replicated anywhere else. Expect to pay 2,000 to 3,000 baht for an item. Opening times vary — best to call ahead. Find it on the main road in Baan Kai, a minute before the 7-eleven that leads to Jungle Experience and Half Moon.
(T: (084) 442 1142; www.facebook.com/MoontribeProgressiveFashion)
Located near the Thong Sala night market, this shop’s owner, Lek, makes his own leather accessories, including handbags, wallets and belts, and sells Liloo Wear designer clothes, which have a distinct tribal style, and are made from high quality fabrics. Expect to pay around 1,000 baht for tops, 1,500 baht for skirts, and 2,000+ baht for dresses. Find it opposite Bangkok Bank on the main road, north of the roundabout near the pier.
For the more artistically inclined, Nok Shop, located on Walking Street, offers an array of colourful, non-psychedelic wear. Shoppers will find bold, unusual prints here, all of very high quality. Expect to pay around 250 to 300 baht for a top and 700 baht for a dress. Find it across the street from the Witch’s Tavern.
Favoured by the island’s locals, Phanganer has been creating branded T-shirts and selling them out of their shop on Walking Street for quite some time now. You’ll find a large collection of shirts with often Buddhist-influenced prints, as well as fisherman’s pants, and accessories for both men and women. Tops cost between 200 to 300 baht. Find it nearly directly across the street from the Post Office. (T: (080) 534 5075)
By Kaila Krayewski
Last updated on 17th January, 2014.