July 31, 2009

Levi’s Swap Jeans

I am sure that most of us have an old pair of jeans lying around somewhere, under a pile of clothes, in a dark corner of the cupboard. The good news is that the pair could now be worth 1,000 Baht for you (well, assuming you have no other emotional attachment to it). Levis has created a wonderful opportunity for us to trade in old jeans in return for an instant discount of 1,000 baht on a new pair of Levis jeans....but wait, there is a catch - the Levis should be worth at least 2,500 Baht. An alternative trade-in would be to buy 1 pair of Levi + another Levi's product = totalling minimum 2,500 bucks. But the best thing is that the old jeans can be of ANY brand. The old pairs collected will be donated to various foundations for charity. This 'Levi’s Swap Jeans' campaign runs for 1 month from August 1 to 31 at Levi’s shops in Central, Robinson, and The Mall Department Stores, and also at the 130 Levi's Shops in other locations nationwide.

July 30, 2009

Amarin Book Fair 2009

The 8th Amarin Book Fair is taking place from July 29 to August 2 at the QSNCC - Queen Sirikit National Convention Hall A (almost at the same time as the Amazing Thailand Grand Sale Fair - so you can visit both the fairs in one day!).

July 28, 2009

Thailand Grand Sale at IMPACT from July 25th to August 2nd

There are several sale fairs going on at Impact Muang Thong Thani this whole week, from July 25 to August 2, comprising 'Thailand's Grand Sale 2009':

Furniture Sale
Wedding Grand Sale
Fashion & Jewelry Grand Sale
Thailand Travelling
Book Grand Sale

The sum of the entire event features furniture, home decorative items, sanitaryware, housing and real estate, condominiums; cosmetics and beauty & spa products, traditional Thai massage; clothing and accesories, leatherwear, jewelry; food products; books and learning resources; flowers, gardening equipment, electronics; wedding-related services, hotels and resorts, travel agencies, and so on.

For info, check out the organiser's website: www.unionpan.com

BIFF & BIL 2009

The much-awaited Bangkok International Fashion Fair (BIFF) & Bangkok International Leather Fair (BIL) 2009 is taking place next month for 4 days from August 13 - 16 at Impact Muang Thong Thani.

Trade Days : 13 – 14 August (10 am – 6 pm)
Public Days : 15 – 16 August (10 am – 9 pm)
Venue : Challenger Hall 2-3, IMPACT Muang Thong Thani, Thailand
Website: www.biffandbil.com

Organised by the Dept. of Export Promotion (Thai Ministry of Commerce), the exhibition is purported to have 1,000 companies / 1,200 booths of local and international exhibitors.

On showcase would be everything related to the Fashion Industry including fibre-to-fabric manufacturing process; textile & clothing accessories; fashion brand names, young local designers, fashion shows & trend forum; Asian ethnic and crafted textile/clothing; fashion & costume jewellery; hair & fashion accessories; all kinds of bags, totes and shoes (for all occasions) made of leather & other materials; leather manufacturing, and many other services related to the fashion industry.

To get to IMPACT Muang Thong Thani, besides the usual 'Impact Link' shuttle bus service from Mo Chit Skytrain Station (every 30 minutes; 30 baht per person), there are also special shuttle buses from some hotels in Bangkok arranged for the exhibition days - the schedule is here - www.biffandbil.com/visitor_shuttlebus_schedule

July 24, 2009

Jaspal End of Season Sale 2009!!!

Starting July 24th is Jaspal's End of Season Sale, featuring discounts of 50 % off.

Jaspal has been a leading brand in the Thai fashion industry since 1970s when it opened its first store here. Today, it has grown into a renowned elite brand for fashionable ready-to-wear clothing at affordable prices, with more than 26 stores throughout Thailand and some outlets in Malaysia.

Jaspal's clothing and accessories (including bags, shoes, belts and ties) stand out for their unique designs, made with superior quality imported and local fabrics, and immaculate workmanship.

You can spot Jaspal's stores at the following locations in Bangkok:

Amarin Plaza, 1st Floor
Central City Bangna, 1st Floor
Central Plaza Chaengwattana, 1st Floor
Central Plaza Ladprao, 1st Floor
Central Plaza Pinklao, 1st Floor
Central Rama 3, 1st Floor
Central Rama II, 1st Floor
Central World, 2nd Floor
Emporium Shopping Complex, 2nd Floor
Fashion Island, 1st Floor
Future Park Rangsit, 1st Floor
Seacon Square, 1st Floor
Siam Center, 2nd Floor
Siam Paragon, 1st Floor
Silom Complex, 1st Floor
Sukhumvit main rd, soi 15-17
The Mall Bangkae, 2nd Floor
The Mall Bangkapi, 2nd Floor
The Mall Ngamwongwan, 1st Floor
The Mall Ramkamhaeng, 2nd Floor
Times Square, 2nd Floor

For more info, and location of stores outside Bangkok, check out their informative website: www.jaspal.com

Fashion Bazaar at CentralWorld

Fashion Bazzaar is being held from July 22 - August 2, 10.30 am - 10.00 pm, at Central World, 1st floor, (near B2S).
Organised by Central Trading - Central Marketing Group - CMG, the event is featuring sales of upto 80 % off from leading fashion brands such as:

- Clothing - G2000, Benetton, Miss Sixty, Energie, FCUK, www.izzue.com, 5cm, Lee, Wrangler
- Cosmetics - Payot, Elizabeth Arden, Laura Mercier, Jurlique
- Watches & Accessories - Casio, Guess, Nike, Marc Ecko, Nautica By Design

SCB credit card payments get an extra 5 percent off.

For more info, visit their website www.cmg.co.th

July 21, 2009

GRI brands sale

The 'Gorgeous Fashion Sale' by leading fashion brands importer GRI will be held from July 27 - August 2 at the Fashion Hall of Siam Paragon. Discounts of upto 90% are offered on several brands including EQ-IQ, Joan & David, Karen Millen, Nine West ready-to-wear, AK Anne Klein NY, Lucky Brand Jeans and Francesco Biasia.

PUMA Clearance Sale at MBK Center

The 'Puma Impossible Wow @ MBK' sale from July 24 - August 2 will feature discounts of 30-70 % off on Puma's products such as sporting apparel, shoes, bags, and sports accessories. It will be held on the 1st floor of Mahboonkrong shopping centre.

July 10, 2009

Shopping Marathon Sale at Siam Center & Siam Discovery

This 5-day shopping bonanza is being held on July 15th - 19th and features discounts of 50-80 % off. On Friday the 17th and Saturday the 18th, the shopping centres will be open till midnight. There are also several parallel offers of promotions - such as, if you use credit cards of Citibank, Kasikorn Bank or Siam Commercial Bank (SCB), you can avail additional 5% discount on your purchases. There will also be lucky draws held every two hours on all days - you get a coupon for every 4,000 Baht purchase - prizes are mainly electrical appliances. Plus there is a Grand Lucky Draw Prize of a Volvo car - the coupons for which you will receive with every 2,000 Baht purchase.

July 3, 2009

July sales at Jaspal Home Collection and Decor Mart

Decor Mart - Storewide sale on 'Every single product' for the whole month of July 2009; you can locate their branches at Thonglor 19, Midtown and Phuket.

Jaspal Home Collection's 'Dining pleasure' sale on artistic dining table decor, offering upto 50 % discount till 31st July, 2009. Branches at: 3rd floor of Siam Paragon, 4th floor of Emporium, main Sukhumvit soi 15-17, Ground floor of Central Festival Pattaya. More info, visit: www.jaspalhome.com

July 2, 2009

Central Chidlom Clearance Sale, July 02-12

Central Chidlom Clearance Sale from today, July 02 to July 12, with discounts of 50-90% off at the Event Hall, 3rd floor, Central Chidlom. Need more be said? Hurry and catch the best bargain items before someone else snatches them away!

Amazing Thailand Grand Sale Festival 2009

Most of us are unaware that there is a grand sale festival going on in Thailand, offering visitors great bargains from June 1st to August 31st, 2009. The Amazing Thailand Grand Sale, an annual three-month shopping extravaganza, offers special discounts of 10-70 percent on a diverse range of products and services - all extended by participating department stores, shopping complexes and retail shops. Not just stores, there are also interesting deals at spas, hotels, eateries, golf courses, travel packages and even medical check-ups at top hospitals.

The shopping campaign extends beyond Bangkok to several other cities such as Chiang Mai, Hua Hin, Cha-am, Pattaya, Phuket, Krabi and Samui Island. To locate the participants of this grand sale fair, simply look out for the "Amazing Thailand Grand Sale" decal sign on display at the outlets.

In Bangkok, you'd've noticed many malls and brand outlets having mid-year sales / end of season sales - these are all part of this grand festival. For new visitors to the city, most of Bangkok's major shopping centers are located along Ploenchit and Sukhumvit roads - right on the Skytrain route, and many of the department stores have direct walkways linking them to Skytrain stations - making it very convenient to hop from one store to the next. Some of them are Siam Paragon, Central World Plaza, Gaysorn, Central Chidlom, Home Pro Plus, Robinson, Emporium and so on.

If you are looking for more info, check out these links:

July 1, 2009

Commart X-Gen Thailand 2009

The Commart X-Gen Thailand 2009 exhibition is taking place from July 2 - 5 at the Sirikit National Convention Hall (QSNCC); timing: 10 am - 8 pm. This mid-year sale event will feature the latest innovative gadgets and attractive discounts.

Some highlight products to be launched at the event are:
*Aiptek Pocket Cinema - a small hand-held projector
*Kindle e-book reader - Kindle 2 and Kindle DX (a dream for the ebook-lovers amongst us),
*Panasonic DMC-G1 - the smallest interchangeable lens SLR digital camera
*Brando's USB Dock with speaker.

As always, many brands are actively promoting their offerings of discounts and promos - for more details, check out the following links:

USA month at Central Food Hall and Tops supermarkets

For all you suckers of US imported products, Central is celebrating the American Independence Day this month with a 'Taste of USA' festival running from July 1 to 28. It's a 'Health Trendsetter' festival for health-conscious consumers, featuring healthy food products imported from America at discounted prices. The wide range of over 3,000 American products also includes fresh fruits such as raspberries, strawberries, cherries, apples, peaches and nectarines, high-quality tender beef, salmon, etc. The fair is taking place at all branches of Central Food Hall & Tops Market, and participating branches of Tops super.