Warm coat sales brisk in ‘cold’ Pattaya

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Temperatures may be three times that of Copenhagen and Chicago, but Pattaya-area Thais are snapping up warm jackets as if it were about to snow. Prices started at 60 baht, with two jackets selling for 100 baht. Better quality apparel was running about twice that.
Temperatures may be three times that of Copenhagen and Chicago, but Pattaya-area Thais are snapping up warm jackets as if it were about to snow. Prices started at 60 baht, with two jackets selling for 100 baht. Better quality apparel was running about twice that.

Temperatures may be three times that of Copenhagen and Chicago, but Pattaya-area Thais are snapping up warm jackets as if it were about to snow.

Second-hand apparel shops in the Grand Hall Market were doing brisk business Nov. 7, with many of the jackets bound for the North and Northeast where things have gotten relatively chilly.

More than a few Pattaya Thais also bundled up, claiming the 24-26-degree weather was just “too cold”.

Retailer Pawinee Sekklang said long-sleeved shirts and warm jackets have been steady sellers since winter kicked in, meaning nighttime temperatures fell below 25 C. Others planned to ship them to the north where the mercury has dropped into the teens.

Prices started at 60 baht, with two jackets selling for 100 baht. Better quality apparel was running about twice that.

Customer Wasana Ked­rakdhamma scooped up a number of coats which she said she was sending upcountry. Price was the leading factor in her decision, although she admitted she’d need to clean the used coats before giving them away.