Shopping in the Thai capital is an experience to thrill and delight the most discerning of shoppers – whatever it is you’re looking for
From the gleaming chrome and towering size of modern, air-conditioned malls, to the hustle and bustle of its famously buzzing street markets, Bangkok has all kinds of places to blow your baht. There would hardly be any other city in the world with this kind of combination, where you can both shop cheap local designs at Chatuchak weekend marked, and luxury brands like Louis Vuitton and Chanel in a close by shopping mall. The contrasts in this city is what I like the most! You can find everything here!
Call for luxury
Boasting an impressive collection of high-end designer stores, fine-dining restaurants, swanky cinema screens, luxury is at its best in Central Embassy, Bangkok. Built on the grounds of the former British Embassy – hence the name – this mega-mall projects the capital’s status even further as one of the world’s leading shopping destinations. Once inside you will be greeted with first Gucci, Prada, Versace, Chanel and then with exclusives like Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith and Michael Kors. You can also find some common high-street names like Fred Perry, Oakley, Lacoste and Zara also getting in on the action. Tip: Central Embassy Bangkok can be directly accessed from either Ploenchit or Chid Lom BTS Skytrain stations.
Best departmental store
At the heart of Bangkok’s premier shopping avenue, stands Central Chidlom, the Flagship store of Thailand and Southeast Asia’s leading department store chain. Boasting over 68,000 square metres of shopping space, Central Chidlom is Bangkok’s rich in the latest imported and local fashions, shoes and accessories, beauty and cosmetics, jewellery, home décor, gifts and Thai-Asia handicrafts. Tip: Central Chidlom is also acclaimed for its excellent selection of eateries, including FoodLoft, one of the most innovative and exciting dining spots in Bangkok.
Located between Chidlom and Siam stations, ZEN is unique in its modern design especially at the front. With space of more than 50,000 sqm across its seven levels plus Central World Live on Level 8 where all the lifestyle activities and shows are performed, this place is for the new and modern Thai customers, expats living in Thailand and foreign tourists who love design, trendy and creative products.
Words By: Abhishek Chakraborty