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  • Jill C. 9:43 am on March 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , clothes, Jim Thompson, lightweight, ,   

    Jim Thompson Outlet for Silk in Bangkok 

    The Jim Thompson Outlet on Sukhumvit Soi 93 is open every day from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. They have a range of silk from heavy upholstery fabric, to lighter weight for clothing. The lighweight silk is called 1 ply. It is washable and great for sewing up quilts or clothing. Silks are on floors 1 and 3. Enjoy lunch at the cafe while you’re there. However they don’t have chiffon or anything light like that. The lightest I saw was a shimmery white silk in a couple of different weaves that would be good for blouses or dressy clothing.


    • Lea 10:31 am on March 20, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Jill!! I just stumbled upon your website and since I‘m going to Bangkok, this is very helpful. In Chiang Mai I found some aweseome quilt fabrics, and I think I‘ll have to buy more just before my flight back home. I wish I could upload a picture, so you could see which ones I mean. They are cotton and have these amazing borders and have lots of gold on them. The other ones I really liked were the indonesian batik fabrics. Do you have anything inmind, where I could get those?


      • Jill C. 11:03 am on March 20, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Those are sarong fabrics. They are sold at local markets. If you can get to Sampeng Lane in Chinatown, the walking lane shops go by number and there’s a shop number 96 “Vibul Kit” and another shop near that. There are a lot of shops selling sarongs in various markets, maybe you can show the concierge at your hotel desk. If you can bring one along when you shop, that would explain to people what you’re looking for. Good luck. We use those in quilting all the time! Also good for tablecloths, sewing two together along the longer sides. Some shops even sell this fabric on a bolt.


    • Fabienne 12:45 pm on March 10, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Dear Jill. Where can i find good Lycra fabric and bright colors stretch fabric in Bangkok? I need to make leotard and dance costume for the end of te Year show. (70’s theme)


    • Kyla 5:40 am on March 4, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Jill,
      I’m sorry if you have answered this question above, as I tried to search through and find my answer but couldn’t. We are making sarongs and love the “sapun” fabric that is in Pahurat. Do you know where we could take the fabric to have the ends sewn and wholesale quantities?
      Thanks so much!


    • Ann 9:35 pm on March 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Does the outlet have any silk threads or silk yarns?


    • Tracy @ It's a T-Sweets Day! 12:45 pm on March 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      What a find! I wish I was near Bangkok! 🙂


  • Jill C. 10:07 pm on December 7, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , Jim Thompson, makeup cases, , , silk shirts, thai silk products, warehouse   

    Jim Thompson Sale at BITEC December 7-8-9, 2012 


    Jim Thompson SaleThe semi-annual big blowout warehouse Jim Thompson Sale is on! There are thai silk products, cotton fabrics and accessories, clothes, purses, makeup cases, Christmas cards, hats, tote bags, and toys at Hall 106 BITEC 10:00 – 17:00. Cotton fabric is 250 baht per meter, and silk goes for 310 baht per meter. I bought polo shirts for 850 baht marked down from 1600 baht. Clothing is in U.S. sizes and nice cotton.

    There are some items made only for the BITEC sale. There are two sales per year, in June and December. Items are discounted over 50% from retail. BTS sky train station –  Bang Na, exit 1 a short walk to BITEC. You’ll see a large sign. Inside BITEC grounds, catch a shuttle to the entrance.

    There is a coffee shop at the sale so you can have a snack. Upon entering the hall, staff give you a large plastic bag to shop with, and they cover your purse with a plastic bag and tie it. Once inside, fill your bag with items. It’s a madhouse!

    There are tee shirts, silk shirts, purses and bags, bean bag chairs, placemats and table cloths, duvet bed covers, etc. After shopping a while, you can go sit in the middle, which is a roped off area. Here people sit on the floor and spill out the contents of their bags. They sort and reconsider, and rest and wait for other members of their party. Finally, head to the checkout. After paying by cash or credit card, take your receipt out to the lobby to the counter for a free gift if you spent over 6,000 baht. In the lobby there are fruits and veggies, flowers and gift food items. Then at the counter at the front right, get free gift bags and boxes. Just show your receipt. Have fun!

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