Check out these three stores that are bound to serve you whatever you are looking for, no matter how wacky and weird it may be. Party accessories, fancy dress hire and a sea of second hand ‘stuff’ means nothing, however amazing, is beyond reality here in Chiang Mai.
Felice Chiang Mai
Seven kilometres south of the Nong Hoi Intersection is a huge warehouse building filled to the brim with an unbelievable range of imported second hand clothes, wardrobes, crockery, golf clubs, unicycles; you name it, they have it! Sourced from old markets, out dated stock and charity shops in Japan, Felice gets up to two large containers from Japan a week and always has something new to take your fancy, as long as some other eager soul has not grabbed it first! Dive into their second floor clothing pile; a mountain of clothes, rugs, blankets and even skiing suits just waiting for a new wardrobe to fill – measured at just over 200 baht a kilogram, you can snap up some bargains for sure!
Open daily, 9am – 6pm
90/6 Old Chiang Mai – Lamphun Road, Saraphee
Facebook: Felice Chiang Mai
If you are looking for that specifically odd addition to your party or your fancy dress, or you just can’t think what to get that friend for their birthday, then take a look around the first Vivo Loco shop to come to Chiang Mai. Stocking party decorations, fancy dress accessories, jewellery, gadgets and other strange and wonderful items (such as six foot inflatable aliens). The store is always bringing in new stock, and when certain holidays come around, don’t be surprised to see the store filled to the brim with pumpkins and ghouls or love hearts and candy.
Open 11am – 9pm Mon to Fri, 10am – 10pm Sat and Sun
MAYA lifestyle mall, floor 2
Jalusion Treasure Shop
We all love a good fancy dress party, though there is nothing more frustrating than not having anything to wear. It is fairly inexpensive to get stuff made here, but if you want something truly spectacular, decadent, resplendent and unique, then you must visit Jalusion. This four-story Aladdin’s cave of sumptuousness is filled to the rafters with imported clothes and objects d’art, mainly from the Middle East. The Dutch owner is also a designer and can make exquisite custom outfits, masks, wigs, and just about anything your fancy fantasy requires. Pop in and walk out like Marie Antoinette or a dessert sheik. Anything from couture dresses to themed costumes can be rented or bought. Better yet, she holds workshops so that you can learn how to design your very own exquisite dresses and accessories. A great place to spend a few hours wandering around in fantasyland.
The Hill Place 22/24 Chotana Road