02 September 2010

bangkok tales episode four: chatuchak weekend market



entering the chatuchak weekend market is like entering a maze of goodness. the market has layers of lines of shops that  go around a tower.  once you enter the market and see something you want to buy, it is suggested that you buy it and not say you'll get back to it because chances are, you will forget where the shop was or you won't have time to go back once you've finished scouring the whole market. with that advice in mind, the 10 of us went off in pairs so we won't have to wait for each other and scattered all over the market. we decided to meet at one spot, which at one point or another i thought it was impossible to go back. good thing my dad found a good landmark to guide our direction. 

the market sells clothes, shoes, accessories, bags, lots of cool shirts, make-up, gift materials, fabric, food, housewares, native raw materials, cellphone and mp3 player accessories and even pet supplies (even pets -- i saw a really cute beagle puppy!). i was just completely overwhelmed in chatuchak and my wallet got overwhelmed too. i left 1500 Baht lesser and my feet hurt like hell --- as if my heels were about to explode. oh i wish i can go back.

printed cotton dress - thrifted
beige shorts underneath my dress - thrifted
blue espadrilles - carcar find
green wide-brimmed hat - khaosan road find
black bag - nine west

by the way, twisted halo is giving away a pair of camera necklaces that are just so adorable!
the giveaway is open to Philippine readers only though but nevertheless, check out her blog here.


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18 comments:

Jing said...

G!your mom is beautiful!liwat jud mo sa iya.;)
I prefer to go shopping in that kind of market kesa sa mall.haha.mas lingaw.love the dress on you and your lil sister's pic is so cute!you bought a lot jud.klaro kau sa bitbit oh.haha.godbless,Gizelle!

Meream said...

YES TO THE UKAY DATE! Haha Not this weekend though kay I have plans. But YES. :)

Anyway, I have been drooling over the pretty things you saw on your BKK trip. Was this a group tour you guys took?

ching said...

wow look at that market! so many things to choose from. haha

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Nez said...

pai! i like your dress. any plans to give it away? hehe

Beckerman Girls said...

amammamazing vintage dress! You look FABULOUS and those espadrilles are awesome! Happy September!
xoThe Beckerman Girls

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gillian said...

drooling over those rings! so you were the close friend armand was talking about!

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Rainy Days and Lattes said...

Wow, lots of shopping! :) That looks like so much fun :) You totally look like you belong there in the last pic :D haha

style-haus said...

always enjoy going to markets...so much to see and buy. the ring selection is AMAZING...

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cherie said...

chatuchak market looks exciting! and your dress is lovely

FashionJazz said...

Stunning post : )


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aizkim said...
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aizkim said...

i love love the rings...its official, i have to go to bangkok sometime next year for one major shopping spree. And it's always heartwarming to see such photos of a lovely family...
however, i dunno what these bunch of pretty korean nail polish are doing in a bangkok market...though i've never heard of the brand "go-ya-ngi" or cat in English.

Audrey Allure said...

Amazing pictures! Hope you have a lovely weekend :)

Phuong said...

lovely photos!!

Aimee said...

Love all the big hats! Cute pictures! xx

Sweet said...

Chatuchak market is the best...although I hate getting lost if we get fascinated with the animal section...the place is just crazy!!!!

good thing you had fun...

Kisses
always
Sweet
PensandLens

hueys said...

the market sounds sooooo funnnnnn!
I'll love to go on a shopping spree there!

Hope you snagged good buys!

TwistedHalo said...

Thank you for joining my give-away. I want those rings, too!

Join my Camera Necklaces Give-Away! ♥

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