Shopping in Koh Samui treats you to hundreds of bargains that can be found around the island. While almost every corner of the island has a store worth visiting, the main shopping sites are in Chaweng, Lamai and Nathon. Chaweng offers the most choice and Lamai has a nice range of quirky little stores, but Nathon usually has the cheapest deals.
The shopping scene in Thailand is famous for selling dubious copies of almost everything, from watches to trainers to CDs, and Koh Samui shopping is no exception. Such products can generally be found in the smaller local markets. Most department stores offer only genuine products and have fixed prices, but you can bargain almost everywhere else. A rule of thumb is to just keep it polite and friendly to reach a price everyone is happy with.
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