Thursday, September 04, 2008

A return to the trivial and daft

When we first came to Bangkok quite a lot of money was being spent to try to establish Thailand as a competitor in the international fashion arena. It didn’t really happen. Nonetheless every year I’ve trundled off to the Bangkok International Fashion Fair & Bangkok International Leather Fair, lustful as I am about handbags. This year, for the first time, I took Daughter.


The exhibition is split into different parts. Some of it is high end designer fashion; then there are companies making ordinary clothes so you can buy items for £1.50… There’s a leather goods section where they sell bags and/or shoes and there’s a leather industry bit … the tannery companies.
In this last section, we found a singing Thai cowboy:

6 comments:

Angie said...

The singing Thai cowboy goes so well with the "Biff and Bil" sign - sounds like two western names.
Clothes for 1.50! I would love to shop around there.
Hope daughter enjoyed her first fair.

Pat Posner said...

It sounds like a great fair - especially with a real live singing cowboy!
So what did you buy?

L-Plate Author said...

Glad to see you out and about JJ.

Stay safe hun x

JJ said...

Angie, Daughter did enjoy it and so did I. A couple of years ago she wouldn't have been interested ... but now. She bought loads.

Pat, It was a lot of fun. I bought a bag for my sister (hope she doesn't see this.) I enquired after a pair of shoes in my size and they only had Daughter's size ... so she got them! They cost £7.50 so a bargain.

Thanks LPlate. It's pretty much okay where we live.

Debs said...

Sounds like great fun. Bless him, he looks like he's giving it 'his all'.

KatW said...

Sounds like there were bargains to be had. I love a bit of retail therapy. I take it cowboy man wasn't advertising clothes - or was he? He looks a fab character.

Kat :-)