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    You will find that anywhere in Phuket - along the beach front or just behind there are heaps of place that sell handbags.
    You can even ask some places and they will take you out the back of their shop to some of the "better" handbags which they have in hiding. They also sell DVD's in the back of most of the shops as well. You can grab the latest DVD's that are not even out on DVD for less than $1.00 AUS each.

    Just ask the people in the shops about the handbags - don't be to scared if they take you out the back of their shop but also don't feel like you have to buy the bag or bags either!!!

    Have fund and enjoy the shopping! It is a great place! over 11 years ago

    Answered by Rachel Christian via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Thanks Rachel!

    I'm looking for the "better" fakes - i've bought the crappy plastic ones when i've been overseas before and they've just fallen apart!

    So the shop keepers don't mind if you just ask if they have and other bags?
    I'm staying about 20 minutes out of Phuket so if you know of any particular areas that are good for "fake" shopping that would help me heaps!

    thanks again! over 11 years ago

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    Yeah for sure just ask the shop owners if they have any better bags.

    They keep the good one locked away and are much better quality than the plastic ones they have on the shop front.

    Don't be afraid the talk them down in price - if they really want the sale they will come to a final deal with you.

    OK i would suggest to catch a Tuk Tuk in to Phuket and be asked to be dropped off at McDonalds across from the beach. If they drop you off there then walk down the road and there are all these little streets - walk around them all. Most of them will either have clothes, shoes, handbags and wood things. Check them all out then i would suggest going back to the ones that you think had better stuff in them and ask them if they have handbags out the back. You will find some good outside pubs as well so if it is hot a good excuse while you are shopping to grab a cold beer!

    You will find most shops sell handbags. Night shopping is so much fun as well in Phuket - you will find that there are more people around shopping of a night time. The Tuk Tuk's have fluro lights in them it is amazing!

    Just ask anything else and i will see if i can help you!

    xx over 11 years ago

    Answered by Rachel Christian via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    I think you're talking about Patong and not Phuket as in Phuket Town / City Rachel?

    Bangla road leading from the beach during the day and then head over to Jung Ceylon. Its a massive shopping centre and there are plenty of "imitation" products available from DVD's to Bags, shoes, fashion and pretty much anything else you can ask for. There's plenty of proper shops as well if you want the real thing. over 11 years ago

    Answered by Marcus via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Yup! Patong Beach is the way to go, as far as going to the back of the shop is concerned I concur, it is a utopia of bags, shoes and watches hidden away back there over 11 years ago

    Answered by Anna Chaffey via Site_iconTravellr.com

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