Is this your favorite shopping mall in Bangkok?
For many Singaporeans, this could probably be their number one shopping mall to visit in Bangkok, especially the ladies. Some could spend their whole trip going nowhere else except Platinum Mall.
Platinum Mall is situated at Pratunam area and is a wholesale center for all things fashion. Belts, shoes, accessories, scarves, hair band, clips, ladies fashion, men, children and baby clothes, cosmetics... whatever you can think of, you can get all the latest and trendiest fashion here.
And if you buy in bulk, you can get wholesale prices. Without that, prices are still very affordable. Not forgetting you get to shop in aircon comfort in Bangkok's terrible heat.
Even if you have no intention of buying anything, coming here to soak in the hustle and bustle of the mall is interesting itself.
In fact, you probably have heard of your friends wearing just the clothes on them and a empty luggage with plan to fill it up in Platinum Mall. Or they bring as few pieces of clothes as possible and buy the rest there.
For myself, I've often brought my older clothes or those that do not fit me there with the intention of discarding them after buying new ones. Having said this, it's still a waste to throw them away as the clothes are good quality and relatively new. So I will usually leave them in the hotel room on my last day and hope the housekeeper will donate them away.
When I was at Platinum Mall recently, I found out that they have a box at the entrance which allows people to donate clothes to the poor. I do not remember seeing one previously. Or I've been too excited at the prospect of shopping that I missed seeing it so many times.
It may be a hassle for you to lug your luggage full of old clothes to donate them in Bangkok. You may question if it will really benefit the poor. That piece of cloth may have sentimental value to you. There are many reasons why you cannot or won't do it.
But since you are planning on buying new clothes, why not give some of your old or new clothes away?
So let's just do it.