While Khao San Road is known for being cheap, it isn't always known for its quality, but there is a new renaissance of shops out to change that. Places like the Lofty Bamboo, which features Fair Trade practices and traditional clothing and handicraft products from ethnic minorities and craft villages around Thailand, or Pasiri Thai Handicrafts, with embroidered hill tribe products, are giving shoppers in the area hope. Jewellery also gives endless shopping possibilities in the Khao San area. Custom made quality silver can be found at the three decades plus running Rainbow Silver, you can get wholesale bracelets and earrings at JC Jewellery, and Oh La La features finely crafted homemade necklaces, pendants, and more. You can get a custom made suit at a fantastic price from the long running Buddy Tailors, you can buy Christmasy lights, souvenirs and gifts from Happy Time, and you can pick up some used paperbacks at Sara Barn Books. If you want to shop for yourself, try getting inked at Bkk Ink Tattoo, a top choice for those who want to get branded. Phra Athit road, near the river ferry pier and just five minutes from Khao San has a bit more refined shopping, such as the elegant textiles and even better postcards at Taekee Taekon. The entire area is a good place to pick up souvenirs, and follow it up with cheap eating and drinking.