Many visit Bangkok just for the shopping experience, which is unmatched in Southeast Asia. You can find just about anything your heart desires and there is no lack of venues eagerly awaiting potential customers. Mega shopping malls offering world-class designer brands such an Hermes and subtle street stalls selling remarkably realistic Diesel jeans keep visitors occupied all year round. Don’t be afraid to venture out of the malls and onto the streets, as the best deals and the most unique fashions can often be found where you’d least expect.

The SUPPORT Foundation Shop at the Grand Palace

The Grand Palace is Bangkok’s most prominent attraction, and it now has a gift shop worthy of this stature. Recently renovated in 2008, the SUPPORT Foundation Shop at The Grand Palace is the perfect place to find souvenirs and mementos of your time in Thailand, as all the handicrafts (such as handmade jewelry, woven baskets, embroidered pillowcases, artificial flowers, native dress dolls, notebooks, T-shirts, hats, bags, etc.) are made under the patronage of Her Majesty the Queen. All proceeds from sales go towards the Queen’s SUPPORT Foundation, offering sustainable livelihood for its members while preserving Thai cultural heritage. This museum-quality gift shop astonishes, as the prices are very reasonable and the selection seamlessly blends the contemporary with the traditional. You could easily do your entire souvenir shopping in just this one place.

The SUPPORT Foundation Shop at the Grand Palace
Hor Rasadakornpipat, Na Phra Lan Road,
Phra Nakhon District, Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0) 2225 9421 - 3
Fax: +66(0) 2225 9424
www.grandpalaceshop.com

 

Jatujak Weekend Market

Often simply abbreviated as JJ Market, everyone knows about this place. The self-proclaimed world’s largest flea market is the shopping behemoth no shopaholic can slay. Covering 1,600 square meters and containing over 10,000 individual shops, you could walk all weekend and still not see every shop. Everything you can imagine can be found here; new and vintage clothing, jewelry, household goods, original art and rare collectibles, new and used books, wholesale items, fresh and dried foods, and everything in between. Practice your hard bargaining skills to get a steal of a deal, graze on snacks and drinks throughout, and enjoy people watching; along with tourists from all over the world, Thais of all ages from all strata of society browse shoulder to shoulder every weekend at Jatujak. Shops open on Saturday and Sunday from around 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM.

Jatujak Weekend Market
Khampaengphet Road, Chatuchak District, Bangkok
Jatujak Administration Tel: +66 (0) 2272 4440
Jatujak Plaza Office Tel: +66 (0) 2272 5382-3
www.jatujakguide.com/main/about_jj_eng.htm

 

JJ Mall

Tips: Dress for comfor t, as it can get quite warm at Jatujak, and pickpockets like the crowds so keep an eye on your wallet or purse.

Recently opened in 2007, the JJ Mall is an air-conditioned version of what you will find in the adjacent Jatujak Weekend Market. The mall maintains a market atmosphere, with small stalls selling a wide range of goods covering three floors, and shopping here is a bit more comfortable and less hectic than in the main market. Inside there are also several restaurants and a large food court catering to shoppers. If you can’t make it on the weekend, no need to worry, as this mall is open every day from 10:00 AM to 09:00 PM.

JJ Mall
588 Kampaengphet 2 Road,
Chatuchak District, Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0) 2618 3333
Fax: +66 (0) 2618 4740
www.jjmall.co.th (in Thai only)

Suan Lum Night Bazaar

Located on Rama IV Road, Bangkok
One of the larger and more famous markets in Bangkok, the Suan Lum Night Bazaar is an interesting mishmash of all facets of society looking for chic urban outerwear or a nick-knack to take home as a souvenir. The Night Bazaar is open from 05:00 PM to midnight, with some shops open until later. All manner of vendors selling gifts, clothing, jewellery, fruit, compact discs, hand-made products like tapestries and fine arts, including paintings and sculptures grace the seemingly endless maze of shop stalls. There is a large beer garden, with an array of food available, and live entertainment. On the other side of the market there is a quieter area with many restaurants offering both inside and outside garden seating.

 

Khao San Road

The epicenter of Thailand’s boho backpacker society, Khao San Road is a vivacious area in the Banglamphu neighborhood of Phra Nakhon district near the Grand Palace. While known as the place to visit and stay for foreigners on transit through Thailand, Khao San is also a popular hangout among locals. It is an excellent place to haggle for any number of items including clothes, hats, shoes, Thai handicrafts, beach wear, and secondhand books (such as Alex Garland’s ever-popular escapist novel The Beach, which helped immortalize this zany lane), as well as black market video games and CDs. Cheap eats—from Phad Thai and omelets on rice to falafels and the infamous fried insects—can be found all along Khao San Road.

Sampheng

This jam-packed little lane off Ratchawong Road in the heart of Chinatown was the place where Chinese immigrants first settled. In the past, Soi Sampheng had the dubious honor of having most of the opium dens, gambling houses and brothels in Bangkok. However, today, these aspects are gone, and Soi Sampheng now plays home to a myriad of street vendors selling every trinket, household goods, and souvenir you can imagine. Whether you’re looking for a Hello Kitty embossed toilet paper holder or a knock-off Montblanc fountain pen, this is the place to visit.

 

Pratunam – Platinum

The Platinum Mall in the Pratunam area sells mostly women’s clothing at amazingly low prices. The shops operate as wholesalers; the more you buy the cheaper it gets. The sellers usually get their merchandise directly from the factories before being exported, so if you’re lucky you may find a pair of brand name jeans that normally costs over $200 elsewhere in the world. Nearby is Mah Boonkrong or MBK, another place to find cheap electronic items especially mobile phones, which plague the upper floors of this downtown building. Beside electronics, cheap clothing stores and restaurants are also housed here.

MBK Center (Mah Boonkrong)

Commonly known as MBK, this mega shopping mall is home to essentially everything you could ever dream of buying. From knock-off designer clothing to cell phones to custom carved creations, MBK is your one stop-shopping complex for souvenirs of every genre. There are literally so many vendors, and various stalls that getting lost here is not difficult, so be sure to allocate plenty of time for walking around. On the top floors are numerous international dining chains, ranging from Pizza Hut to KFC, in addition to a large movie theatre, bowling alley and karaoke rooms. MBK is quite different than the adjacent Paragon shopping complex, in that most prices are not fixed and open to negotiation if you have a knack for getting great deals.

Albedo

A large selection of trendy leather ware, accessories, and belts are available at this well-known international chain. The leather products here are a striking and lasting way to personalize your style and also your business relationships. Beside the stationery, they also have a wide range of men’s leather goods and accessories with unique personality and design. The men’s leather goods range from key holders to a variety of travel accessories. Additionally, Albedo produces products such as wallets, handbags, and other leather goods to perfection, using durable construction methods and only the finest quality material.

Albedo
5th Floor MBK Center, Tel: +66 (0) 2620 9477
1st Floor Seacon Square, Tel: +66 (0) 2721 8694
1st Floor All Seasons Place, CRC Bldg.,
Tel: +66 (0) 2685 3430

Siam Square

The ultimate hangout and shopping venue for Bangkok’s teenagers for many decades, Siam Square is divided into several small alleys jam-packed with shops selling modern and trendy clothing designed by both well-known and unknown Thai designers. Expect the prices here to be higher compared to other parts of Bangkok. There are also hundreds of restaurants to choose from including the Hard Rock Café and several Chinese restaurants offering exotic dishes such as shark fin soup.

 

Siam Center + Siam Discovery

These trendy shopping malls at the BTS Skytrain’s Siam Station cater to a wide range of patrons, from school skipping students to the affluent crowds of Bangkok. The six-storey Siam Discovery Center was built in 1997 and serves a slightly more mature market than Siam Center. Its latest theme is “One Floor, One Concept”, which groups similar stores on one floor. Among the stores is Thailand’s only Diesel designer clothing store as well as Asia’s only branch of the Habitat home furnishings. Loft, a popular Japanese gift shop is also located there. EGV’s Grand cinema and Gold Class Theater are on the sixth floor, offering a bit of entertainment action for tourists.

Siam Center & Siam Discovery
989 Siam Tower, Rama 1 Road,
Pathumwan District, Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0) 2658 1000-19

Good Job

We all like to have a pat on the back when we do a good job. But why not buy a cool business cardholder, or a customized notebook as an award instead. At the Good Job store you can find all this neat stuff and much more. The stationery, organizers, bags, CD holders, and photo albums here are truly good because they are sophisticated and unique, ensuring that you’ll never tote around the same mundane goods as Joe in the cubical next to you.

Good Job Store
Room 421, 4th Floor, Siam Discovery Center,
Rama 1 Road, near BTS Siam Station
Tel: +66 (0) 2658 0436
www.goodjobstore.com

 

The Jim Thompson Shop

Jim Thompson was an American businessman who helped revitalize the silk and textile industry in Thailand during the 1950s and 1960s. His contributions helped to produce the beautifully crafted silk pieces on display throughout Thailand. Today, the Jim Thompson Shops around Bangkok offer patrons a unique selection of Thai silks, home décor, and other meticulously crafted textiles. The world-renowned qualities of Jim Thompson silks make them perfect gifts for friends and family. Although, Jim Thompson mysteriously disappeared into the jungles of Malaysia, you can be assured of a safe return with gifts in hand from this fantastic outlet shop. Open from 09:00 AM to 09:00 PM.

The Jim Thompson Shop
9 Surawongse Rd., Bangrak District, Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0) 2632 8100, +66 (0) 2234 4900
Fax: +66 (0) 2762 2609
www.jimthompson.com

Quiksilver & Roxy

Surfer dudes frequent the Quiksilver shop in Siam Center for all their tubular clothing needs. A cool selection of men’s apparel, street gear, and miscellaneous surf wear can be found here. Looking for that perfect pair of floral print board shorts for island hopping? Then you should certainly check out this shop for authentic gear (no knock offs here). Don’t fret dudettes, there’s the Roxy store for all your surf inspired needs. At Roxy, which is essentially the female brand of Quiksilver, you can find a great selection of hot pants, bikinis, and other beachwear.

Quiksilver & Roxy
4th Floor, 413 Siam Center, Rama 1 Road,
Pathumwan District, Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0) 2658 1199
www.quiksilver.com

Room Interior Products

From the ornate to the minimalist, Room Interior Products is your one stop shop for all things chic. A wide arrange of stylish products, from artsy chairs and to psychedelic clocks can be found in this bastion of interior design. Other cool items include fashionable rugs, comfy beanbag loungers, and a quaint selection of small décor items. Most of their items wouldn’t exactly be described as a necessity, so they could fit the bill as luxury goods for those with a sense of style.

Room Interior Products
4th Floor, Siam Discovery Center
Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan District, Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0) 2658 0410
Fax: +66 (0) 2658 0411

Maneesilp

Trendy kicks for ladies and gentlemen grace the product inventory at this internationally renowned Thai boutique. Synonymous with sophisticated elegance, design and quality, the brand is constructed on a tradition of high-quality craftsmanship using genuine grade A Italian leather, including cow, snake, sheep, ostrich and crocodile skins. Maneesilp offers a wide selection of models to choose from, from the extravagant to the refined. Custom-made shoes for discerning clients that crave simple details such as side buckles in cool muted tones and luxury leathers help create the ultimate insight into ones personality.

Maneesilp
Siam Square Soi 2
236/13 Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan District, Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0) 2250 1915
Email: info@maneesilp.com
www.msmfootwear.com

 

Nandakwang

For anyone interested in the ancient Thai art of homespun cotton weaving, this is your Shangri-La. Nandakwang offers a first-class selection of cotton apparel, home goods, and decorative items. There is also a never-ending selection of table linens of all styles, from lavish to modern. The shop itself is an ode to eye-catching design, with a well-placed product lineup that invites gawking eyes. The women’s clothing here is especially delightful and includes a striking line of nubby cotton wraparound skirts that can be procured for a price that won’t break the bank.

Nandakwang
989 No 407, 4th Floor.,
Siam Discovery Center, Rama 1 Road,
Pathumwan District, Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0) 2664 0017-20

Singha Life

If you expect a pint of Thailand’s famous brew at this shop, then you will be disappointed, because Singha Life sells fashionable clothing for in the know folks. Take a trip to this shop and you’ll walk out looking like a twenty something Brazilian model with six-pack abs. OK, so maybe not, but you will be equipped with the latest apparel and accessories bearing the renowned mythical Singha creature logo. Everything from formal wear to casual street wear is available here for a good price, allowing you to flaunt a little piece of Thailand at home. 

Singha Life
3rd Foorl., Siam Center
Rama 1 Road, Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0) 2252 4248
Email: info@singhalife.com
www.singhalife.com

Sibling

Eclectic and culturally inspired street wears are a few of the styles available at this boutique clothing shop. You’re bound to find something you like at this shop, because the styles are so diverse. Artistic prints of various tees, urban chic tops with intricate designs or simple retro style clothing are a few of the offerings at this enclave of fashion. Sibling is a fashionista’s dream with a wide encompassing range of designer styles and accessories.

Sibling
3rd Floor., Siam Center, Rama 1 Road,
Pathumwan District, Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0) 2658 1146

Siam Paragon

Bangkok is a shopping paradise, and the jewel in that crown is Siam Paragon. Home to flagship stores of the world’s top designer brands like Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Dior, Versace, Hermes, and Paul Smith, the 500,000 square-meter retail area includes boutiques for high-end electronics, luxury watches, and supercars, as well as a colossal department store where the emphasis is on the fashionable and luxurious. The ground floor contains a giant food hall, along with many dining options, as well as Siam Ocean World, the largest indoor aquarium in Southeast Asia. On the top floor you will find Siam Paragon, Bangkok’s finest cinema which includes a full-size IMAX theater.

Siam Paragon
991/1 Rama 1 Road,
Pathumwan District, Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0) 2610 8000
www.siamparagon.co.th

Jaspal Home Collecion

Taking a cue from other brand name clothing companies, Jaspal translated their expertise with textiles to the home and bath market to smashing success. Their product line has expanded to include virtually every soft furnishing and light decor need you may have for the bedroom, bathroom, living and dining rooms.

Jaspal Home Collection
Sukhumvit 15-17, Bangkok
3rd Floor, Siam Paragon
4th Floor, The Emporium,
Tel: +66 (0) 2253 0842
www.jaspalhome.com

Indigo House

You have to buy something made from silk when you visit Thailand, so why not buy something that is dyed with traditional indigo? The pigments used to make some of the clothing and accessories here are all natural and environmentally friendly, giving you piece of mind. A myriad of tops, skirts, fishermen’s pants and wraps are available in the veritable indigo color as well as a number of other natural dyes.

Indigo House
4th Floor, Siam Paragon, 418B Paragon Passage,
991 Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan District, Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0) 2129 4519

 

Shanghai Tang

The first luxury brand to emerge from China, Shanghai Tang, sought to revitalize Chinese innovation and to interweave it with the dynamism of the 21st Century. And they did just that, with sophisticated Chinese-inspired collections, comprising a full range of ready-to-wear, accessories and home decorations, using the most luxurious natural fabrics from Chinese silk to the best Mongolian cashmere. The recent Fu Dao or Luck collection, features the Chinese symbols of luck, prosperity, health and happiness through vivid color prints of goldfishes, lotus flowers and ingots. The ready-to-wear collections are complemented by long-established made-to-measure clothing services that include a range of inspirational products, such as scarves, leather goods and costume jewelry featuring traditional Chinese craftsmanship.

Shanghai Tang
1st Floor, Siam Paragon, 991 Rama 1 Road,
Pathumwan District, Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0) 2610 9493
www.shanghaitang.com

Alizée by Aranee

Ornate jewelry and other ensembles that would make Carrie Bradshaw giddy with glee are available at this homegrown Thai designer’s shop. Sophistication with a modern twist are the words that best describe the pieces here, as Alizee specializes in fine jewelry with youthful playfulness. Originally designed for young people, but later adopted by the geriatric jet set, the creations here are constructed with gold, white gold, platinum, and diamond. This shop even has a ‘Sarah Jessica Parker’ pink gold ring for special customers.

Alizee by Aranee
Main Level, Siam Paragon,
991/1 Rama 1 Road,
Pathumwan District, Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0) 2610 7843
Email: sales@alizeebyaranee.com
www.alizeebyaranee.com

Anita Silk

Born in the late fifty’s in a small Bangkok shop house, Anita Silk started modestly by selling dresses, purses and accessories. Today, the company exports silk to more than 50 countries, with the objective of providing consumers with ethnically produced top-quality products. The shop today in Siam Paragon continues this tradition with a vast selection of impressive silk products that would make even Jim Thompson a little uneasy. Silk bedding, decorative cushions, curtains, dining sets, and home accessories grace the product lineup.

Anita Silk
4th Floor, Siam Paragon, Rama 1 Road,
Pathumwan District, Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0) 2237 8485
www.anitasilk.com

CentralWorld

As ambitious as the name sounds, they just about get it right. CentralWorld is the largest lifestyle shopping complex in not only Thailand but all of Southeast Asia and Hong Kong, located at Ratchaprasong intersection in the heart of the city. With over 550,000 square meters of retail space, the largest bookstore in Thailand, the largest sporting goods outlet, the biggest outdoor multipurpose space in Thailand, and Thailand’s largest indoor parking lot, it may seem overwhelming, but the smart design makes it surprisingly easy to navigate, and the shops inside are predominantly brands that most people can afford. Two full-sized cinemas and a massive variety of dining options make this a preferred destination for many locals as well as tourists. Open every day from 10:00 PM to 09:00 PM.

CentralWorld
4 Rajdamri Road,
Pathumwan District, Bangkok
Call Center: +66 (0) 2635 1111
www.centralworld.co.th

Zsiska

High quality, unique handmade fashion jewelry produced in a state-of-the-art factory, has made this world-renowned brand one of the best for ladies’ accessories. Designer Siska started her career working in silver and gold jewelry design in Europe. After moving to Thailand in the early 1990’s, Siska began working with resin, creating fun home decor and gift items. Siska created a unique translucent finish, making the resin resemble glass, which can be found in many of her designs today.

Zsiska
2nd Floor CentralWorld, Rama I Road,
Pathumwan District, Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0) 2613 1164
www.zsiska.com

Folli Follie

The company was founded in 1986 in Greece by Dimitris Koutsolioutsos, with the first shop opening in the commercial district of Athens. In 1995 the first overseas store opened in Japan and it is now ranked amongst the top 10 brands in luxury goods in Japan. Now in Thailand, Folli Follie sells artistic watches that look like they belong in museums rather than your wrist. In addition to timepieces, they also sell a full line of stylish accessories.

Folli Follie
Room 125 CentralWorld
Tel: +66 (0) 2613 1184
www.follifollie.com

Diamond by Panee

The creations of the unique pieces here are modern, and many feature 18k settings in both white and yellow gold. A host of necklaces, bracelets, rings and other items are offered and all are sophisticated with a splash of distinction, and of course diamonds. Custom designs can also be arranged, as an on-site certified gemologist is there to bring out whatever your heart desires.

Diamond by Panee
1st Floor, CentralWorld, Rajdamri Road, Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0) 8 1779 0808

Lollipops Paris

The votes are in and it’s unanimous; everyone loves Lollipops. Everyone also loves authentic French clothing and accessories, and that’s just what the Lollipops shop sells. The collections of bags, leather products, jewelry, and shoes, offer up a heavy dose of French style. The sparkling Lollipops brand knows how to impose its colored, feminine vision and Glamour de l’Accessoires de Mode. The creator of the brand, Marjorie Mathieu, invites women to play with l’Accessoire: the woman child during the day and the woman séductrice during the night, a combination only the French can offer.

Lollipops Paris
2nd Floor, Forum Zone CentralWorld
Tel: +66 (0) 2613 1093
www.lollipops.fr

 

Michael Gallery

It’s your big trip to Thailand and you’re looking for that perfect keepsake to make your friends jealous, but you don’t want another pair of knock-off Diesel jeans. Why not take home a one of a kind piece of artwork created by a real Thai artist? At Michael Gallery, you can do just that, with their large selection of beautiful paintings, sculptures and other eclectic creations.

Michael Gallery
4th Floor CentralWorld,
Rajdamri Road, Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0) 2255 6524

Romantic World

Easily recreate the décor of the Château de Versailles in your very own home at this ultra-luxurious furniture shop. A large selection of exotic wood imported from throughout Asia has been used to create some very beautiful Victorian style cabinets, armchairs, dining tables, and other household items. Admire your stunning figure in a custom made mirror framed by ornate carved teakwood, because you’re on vacation and you deserve it.

Romantic World
5th Floor, CentralWorld
Tel: +66 (0) 2613 1510
Fax: +66 (0) 2613 1511
www.romantic.co.th

 

 

Skechers

There’s no ifs, ands, or buts about it; Skechers are just plain cool. This American shoe company offers all kinds of styles, from boots worthy of an inspiring gangster rapper to feminine sneakers Britney Spears would wear. Not a fan of red meat eating pop culture? Skechers also has a vegetarian line of kicks that are 100% animal part free. Additionally, you can get fit, with Skechers’ Shape-ups, a unique shoe designed to help you tone your muscles – from your back and abdomen to your buttocks and calves.

Skechers
3rd Floor, CentralWorld,
Tel: +66 (0) 2688 4738
Fax: +66 (0) 2688 4739
www.skechers.com

The Adjective

Ladies, if you want your boyfriend to shed that knock off Quiksilver shirt and Billabong board shorts from MBK, then stop by The Adjective. This trendy boutique oozes urban-chic fashion for fellas, and may just be able to help you hide the fact that you’re a tourist. The styles here are inspired by young up and coming Thai designers, so you really are buying a unique item that you’re not likely to see back home. Slick jeans, crocodile belt buckles, and leather suspenders are just a few of the things The Adjective sells.

The Adjective
1st Floor Central World, Zone 1
Tel: +66 (0) 2613 1532
Fax: +66 (0) 2662 1118
www.the-adjective.com

Arsenal Streetwear

This is the first Arsenal flagship store in Thailand to sell Arsenal streetwear, apparel and club souvenirs. The store is Arsenal’s first such outlet outside England with offerings such as garments, playing uniforms, T-shirts and polo shirts, bags, hats, umbrellas and mugs. The shop also sells casual wear that fans of The Gunners can wear on any occasion. Show your Gunner pride and pick a jersey or two to commemorate your time in amazing Bangkok.

Arsenal Streetwear
3rd Floor, Central World, Room E304 Zone E,
Tel: +66 (0) 2613 1467-8 Fax: +66 (0) 2262 3833

Chamchuri Square

Conceived as a center for “Edutainment”, Chamchuri Square caters to in the know college kids that want to get a good deal on tech ware. Originally, the area was called “Chula High Tech Square”, but the project came to a halt following the 1997 financial crisis in Thailand. After that, it was full steam ahead, and now a treasure trove of deals are available here. Everything from used iPhones to old-school laptops are for sale at this cornucopia of technology, along with a rich assortment of dining options.

Chamchuri Square
319 Phya Thai Road (at Samyan junction of Rama IV Road),
Pathumwan District, Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0) 2160 5313
www.chamchurisquare.com (in Thai)

 

Gaysorn

Gaysorn (pronounced Gay-sawn) is famous for its international high-end brands like, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada, Givenchy, La Perla, Christian Dior, Loewe, Fendi, Hugo Boss and many others. With five levels of exclusive shopping and more than 100 shops over an area of 12,600 square meters, you will most likely tire from shopping before your wallet does. It is a shopping destination for those with a busy, cosmopolitan lifestyle providing a respite from the chaos of Bangkok in a calm, refined and relaxed environment. The pleasure of shopping at Gaysorn is enhanced by unrivalled service provided by a dedicated team of valets and concierges, there for the comfort of customers.

Located at BTS Chidlom Station
Ratchaprasong Intersection
Pathumwan District, Bangkok

G Gub

This newly opened boutique offers vintage style jewelry and leather accessories designed by the esteemed ML Rojanatorn Na Songkhla. Situated on the 2nd floor of Gaysorn, G Gub boasts a large selection of old-school trinkets such as earrings, pendants, brooches, and rings. They also offer a range of chic but simple handbags made from premium quality Italian sheepskin. The designs are very practical and neat and the texture is very soft to the touch, while the color palette is based on natural tones that suit a variety of attire.

G Gub
999 Gaysorn 2nd Floor, 24 Ploenchit Road,
Pathumwan District, Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0) 2656 1318
Fax: +66 (0) 2656 1318

Digital Gateway

This trendy IT center aims to be a digital lifestyle hub with all the latest technology on display. The center features innovative and interactive digital displays to educate people on science and technological developments. The latest notebooks, digital cameras, MP3 and MP4 players, mobile phones, PDA phones and gadgets all call the Digital Gateway home. Not only does the center feature the latest tech gear, it also is a great place to learn about the sciences that goes into making these gadgets. With over 4,000-square-meters of space, the Digital Gateway is packed full of goodies to satisfy even the most discerning nerds.

Digital Gateway @ Center Point Siam Square
292 Siam Square, Rama 1 Road,
Pathumwan District, Bangkok

Almeta Shop

Founded in 1992 with the mission of bringing a contemporary edge to the ancient Thai art of silk weaving, Almeta is on the cutting edge of silk design. All fabrics are manufactured on handlooms, and this attention to detail is apparent in the designs. The silk creations are available by the meter in their showrooms in Bangkok and the unique “Silk a la Carte” concept allows you to custom order from over 1,000 different colors and four different yarn-types. Choose from an unending range of unique combinations, all woven to order and with no minimum amount of fabric required. Beyond that, Almeta is constantly creating new products, fashions as well as interior and tabletop accessories. Looking for silk that is machine-washable hand-pleated or even monogrammed? Almeta’s got you covered, so you can fill your home with luxuriously soft and comfortable silk products.

Almeta Shop
20/3 Sukhumvit Soi 23 Road, Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0) 2204 1413
www.almeta.com

Emporium

This luxury shopping mall opened in 1997 and features a myriad of high-end designers in addition to some local favorites. The mall also contains a cinema multiplex, book, record, fashion and trinket shops, a grocery store, a food court and many upscale restaurants. The Emporium is a popular hub for entertainment, gourmet and education for local residents and visitors. Entertainment offerings include ‘SF cinema’, an exhibition hall, and children’s play centers. The Emporium’s many dining options range from chic restaurants like Greyhound Cafe to standard restaurants, an upscale food hall and fast food courts, and include all types of international cuisine. Whatever you’re looking for, chances are Emporium probably has it.

Propaganda

This Ikea-esque store, located in the Emporium Shopping Complex, sells a fun selection of household goods, like plates, picture frames, stationery, and other nonconformist items that are so revered in Asia. The icon here is a little orb headed man with a phallic like noise that contorts his body to fit a wide range of practical applications. Store your cell phone in his mouth, wrap your headphones around his body, or stash various utensils in his body. Looking for a toothbrush holder with an innocent set of peering eyes? Then stop by Propaganda and fulfill your need to dominate this little man.

Propaganda
The Emporium 662 Room 4P18, 4th Floor.,
Sukhumvit 24, Klong Toey District, Bangkok
Siam Discovery Center, 989 Room 402, 4th Fl.,
Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan District, Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0) 2664 8574, +66 (0) 2658 0430
www.propagandaonline.com

Ta-Ku-Ya

Cute Japanese goods, ranging from coin bags to cellphone accessories compose the inventory at this shop, which is similar to a Tokyo teenager’s wildest dream. Every curio you can imagine, every colorful tie and every penholder in existence are available at this shop. Even though you’re in Thailand, you should stop by and pick up some gear, because if you want to fit in the Bangkok teenage subculture, you’re going to have to at least own one item from Ta-Ku-Ya.

All Seasons Place
Unit No.337A, 3rd Fl.,
Chidlom Store, Between TOT & Metropolitan
Electricity Authority
993-995 Ploenchit Road, Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0) 2654 2552, +66 (0) 2655 6724
www.importfromjapan.net

Metropolitan Museum Shop

This cradle of history and culture sells visually inspiring works of art from all corners of the globe. With the lofty mission of collecting, preserving, studying, and exhibiting, works of art that collectively represent the broadest spectrum of human achievement, the shop offers more than a few miscellaneous curios. Whether you are looking for Napoleon’s bust or Athena Nike, or the definitive coffee table book about the Met, you can find it all at this chic new shop. Open every day from 10:00 AM - 09:00 PM.

Metropolitan Museum Shop
3rd Floor The Emporium,
622 Sukhumvit Road,
Phrom Phong, Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0) 2664-9191
www.metmuseum.org

 

Benja Collection

Exquisite and unique wood furniture is the standard at this leading Thai exporter and manufacturer. For over 15 years the Benja Collection has been hard at work creating stylish wooden furniture of the highest possible quality. The designs are modern minimalist, with an attention to bringing the best out of the respective mediums. Chairs, tables, dining sets, and home décor are a few of the offerings at this haven of master craftsmanship. From Dubai to Tokyo, Benja designed furniture can be found in a myriad of shops, resorts, and restaurants, so pick one up for your home and let the style of these creations speak for themselves.

Benja Collection
1 Passana 2, Ekamai Soi 4, Phra Khanong Nua,
Wattana District, Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0) 2726 9972-3
Fax: +66 (0) 2726 9971
sales@benjacollection.com
www.benjacollection.com

Design Option

This local Bangkok design shop sells all sorts of interesting household items, including curtains, wallpaper, furniture, seating, tables, and decorative goods. A nice selection of custom made Indian mirrors that would make the biggest Bollywood superstars jealous are available here, as are handmade floral print floor lamps fit for the regal set. Then of course there are the pillows. Pillows are one way to ensure that your room has a different look from that of others, and Design Option makes their pillows using the high quality materials. Decorate your home with one of their pillows, or choose a material and a style and they can produce something more personal for you.

Design Option
32 Ekamai Soi 21, Sukhumvit Rd., Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0) 2711 4872
Fax: +66 (0) 2711 4871
www.designoption-thailand.com

 

Dhevan Dara Gallery

The product lines at this ultra-lavish jewelry shop range from rings, earrings, necklaces, pendants and bangles to flashy accessories. Most of Dhevan Dara’s creations are structured with silver, gold, and pink gold combined with emeralds, rubies, sapphires, citrines, and other precious and semi-precious stones. Natural elements like pearl and coral are also incorporated into the extraordinary products, giving you nearly an endless choice of styles and looks. With a decade’s worth of experience making precious fine jewelry, the novel Dhevan Dara has created masterful artifacts, for discerning consumers that desire distinction and refinement.

Dhevan Dara Gallery
1st Fl., Central Chidlom Department Store (in front of the elevator)
2nd Fl., Zen Department Store, Rama I Road, Pathumwan District, Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0) 81612 6126 Fax: +66 (0) 2295 3953
Email: mail@dhevandaragallery.com
www.dhevandaragallery.com

Mai Thai

Thailand is well known for its silk goods, but Mai Thai takes this recognition to the next level with some truly unique accessories. Hats, jackets, shirts, and skirts are all available here, and all come in a rainbow of patterns and colors, from the plain to the simply stunning. In addition to the silk wear, Mai Thai also boasts some pretty ornate cotton creations that are especially good for the warmer climate of Thailand.

Mai Thai
Room 69 2nd Floor, Amarin Plaza
Ploenchit Road, Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0) 2256 9537
Fax: +66 (0) 2256 9537

Mt. Sapola

Mount Sapola is the name of the mountain where soap was reportedly first discovered. Since 1997, the founder adopted the name and it becomes the title of Mt. Sapola, home spa product shop. You can find almost everything about bathing and spa here. Even simple soap bar has different scents to choose from, such as bamboo charcoal, black sesame, cinnamon, eucalyptus and ginger-lemongrass soap. For essential oil, they have bergamot, eucalyptus, grapefruit, peppermint, orange, rosemary and more. And gentlemen, this shop have something for you too; a men collection with various selections such as Aloe Vera extract, cucumber extract, sandalwood, cedar wood and lavender. Last but not least, the well-known Thai wisdom is now made user-friendly. We used to think that herbal compress is difficult to prepare. The herb, the process, the time it takes, everything seems to be complicated. But when technology meets local wisdom, we have microwavable herbal compress. Ask the staff to get one here at Mt. Sapola.

Mt. Sapola
4th Floor, Siam Paragon,
Rama I Road, Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0) 2274 2456
www.mtsapola.com

Kii’z

This boutique spa brand concentrates on nothing but bathing, soaking and taking care of you head to toe in the water. Kii’z brings you happiness through quality ingredients like Himalaya crystal sea salt, Thai green tea and jojoba oil. All you have to do is lay down and relax at home (of course, you need to have your own tub too), lit up the candle and leave the rest to Kii’z products. No, they don’t sell plain soap bar. At Kii’z, you will find deluxe items to nourish your skin and turn your bathroom into a romantic nest. It is difficult to recommend one from a long-listed menu, but if we can pick one, it must be

Aroma Tub Tea. A perfect blend of lemongrass and Kaffir lime essential oil helps refreshing after the long day and relax your fatigue muscles. It is also worthy to note that no perfumes or artificial color are added.

Kii’z
1st Floor, Atrium Zone, CentralWorld,
Rama I Road, Pathumwan District, Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0) 2252 538
www.kiizasia.com