If the hotel’s body wash or the aromatherapy from a massage left you smelling delightful, it probably came from Lemongrass House (www.lemongrasshousethailand.com; tel. 0762-5501). This Phuket-based shop has locations across the island and outfits many of Thailand’s hotels and spa with personal care products.
Phuket Town is your best shot for finding something special; don’t miss a walk down Thalang Road, both for the shopping and the old architecture. While you’re cruising the street, keep an eye out for Drawing Room (96 Phang-Nga; tel. 086899-4888) for funky local art and Ranida (119 Thalang Road; tel. 077621-4801) for Asian decorations and some Thai-inspired clothing. The night market runs from 4-10pm on Saturday and Sunday. The car-free streets are a mix of buskers, people selling handmade goods, and street food vendors selling everything from noodles to fruit to fresh coconut ice cream. It’s as much of a social event as it is for shopping.