Jim Thompson, Central Festival
74 75 Chalermprakiat Ratchakan Thi 9 Road, Tambon Wichit, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Thailand
Jim Thompson SilksFor exquisite Thai silks, linens, and other textiles, visit the Jim Thompson outlet at The Courtyard or Central Festival shopping center. This high-end boutique offers unusually patterned fabrics, pillows, blankets, scarves, clothing, and furniture. Thompson himself is a local legend: After playing a major part in bringing back the Thai silk industry after World War II, he disappeared into the Malaysian highlands in 1967, and never came back.