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Bangkok Shopping Guide | Clothes You Will Still Want To Wear After Vacation

When you announce you’re going to Thailand, the advice everyone gives is, “Don’t pack anything! You can buy everything once you’re there!” The first couple of times I traveled to Bangkok, I found this to be absolutely false! While there were a few cute trinkets I purchased, along with a couple of cheeky tee shirts, and, of course, the elephant pants (that seem mandatory if traveling in Bangkok), finding anything I really loved and wanted to wear back home appeared far-fetched.

Bangkok is a massive sprawl of shopping, with markets,  malls, street vendors, and stores literally piled on top of each other on every block. It can certainly be overwhelming, and if you don’t know where to look, shopping in Bangkok will begin to feel repetitive, as the same merchandise is pushed at tourists at every location.

Closing my last trip in Thailand, I arrived in Bangkok for the fifth time, feeling like there was no shopping of any value to be done in the whole country. My entire trip, spanning over two months, I had only purchased a sun hat and a sarong. To qualify as amazing shopping, I expect to find unique items, manufactured within the country, that I will use multiple times. I resolved to believe this “amazing shopping in Bangkok” myth was perpetuated by people with bad taste eager to purchase things while on vacation.

 

Luckily my friend, who has been living in Bangkok for the past three years, intervened. She pointed me towards Siam Discovery, Siam Square, and Platinum Fashion Mall. All within walking distance of each other, these three locations offer stylish, on trend clothing for every budget. Making for an easy full day of AMAZING shopping in Bangkok.

 

Siam Discovery – Trendy High End Department Store

 

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Siam Discovery is a sleek new department store that offers the very best in high end shopping from designers all over Asia.  It feels like a cool Barneys of Asia. The prices are at the upper end of shopping, even by American standards, but you will find the highest quality of fabric and cuts. Three Thai designers featured at Siam discovery worth checking out are Kloset, FLYNOW, and Tutti. Even if the clothing sold at Siam Discovery is out of your budget, I highly recommend stopping by to see the impressive interactive decor highlighting art, music, and food.

 

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Don’t miss these three Thai Designers Featured in Siam Discovery:

 

Bangkok Shopping Guide | Best Shopping in Bangkok | Where to shop in Thailand for clothes you will want to wear after vacation | Travel and Style Blog www.TravelLoveFashion.com

Marimekko

Bangkok Shopping Guide | Best Shopping in Bangkok | Where to shop in Thailand for clothes you will want to wear after vacation | Travel and Style Blog www.TravelLoveFashion.com

Kloset

Bangkok Shopping Guide | Best Shopping in Bangkok | Where to shop in Thailand for clothes you will want to wear after vacation | Travel and Style Blog www.TravelLoveFashion.com

Flynow

 

Siam Square- Funky Outdoor Shopping Plaza

 

Bangkok Shopping Guide | Best Shopping in Bangkok | Where to shop in Thailand for clothes you will want to wear after vacation | Travel and Style Blog www.TravelLoveFashion.com

 

Siam Square is an open-air shopping complex that radiates a feeling of youth and creativity. Vendors of bright and bold slogan tee shirts mix with shops of tailored suits, and hipster fashion at this popular haunt of university students, media types, and “cool” kids.

 

Bangkok Shopping Guide | Best Shopping in Bangkok | Where to shop in Thailand for clothes you will want to wear after vacation | Travel and Style Blog www.TravelLoveFashion.com

 

Bangkok Shopping Guide | Best Shopping in Bangkok | Where to shop in Thailand for clothes you will want to wear after vacation | Travel and Style Blog www.TravelLoveFashion.com

 

Three stores not to be missed:

 

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LaLaMa

1-3 fl. Room No. 3/17-19, Rama 1 Rd.,
Patumwan, Bangkok,10330
Tel: +662 115 5020

Open daily 10:00 – 22:00

 

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Origano

2nd FI, Rainy Zone,
Siam Square One,
Pathum Wan, Pathum Wan,
Bangkok, 10330

Tel: +662 115 1484

 

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Play House

3rd FI, Winter Zone,
Siam Square One,
Pathum Wan, Pathum Wan,
Bangkok, 10330

Tel: +662 115 1417

 

Bangkok Shopping Guide | Best Shopping in Bangkok | Where to shop in Thailand for clothes you will want to wear after vacation | Travel and Style Blog www.TravelLoveFashion.com

 

Bangkok Shopping Guide | Best Shopping in Bangkok | Where to shop in Thailand for clothes you will want to wear after vacation | Travel and Style Blog www.TravelLoveFashion.com

 

 

Platinum Fashion Mall- Budget Friendly Wholesale Mall

 

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Platinum Fashion Mall buzzes with activity on nine floors packed with row after row of stalls selling clothing and accessories at wholesale prices. Come armed with small bills and be ready to haggle. Clothing is marked from 100-300 baht ($3-9 USD), however it is possible to score even better deals by purchasing three or more items.  The mall feels like a maze, so if you see something you like, buy it, because it is likely you won’t find that stall again. Everything from basics to shoes to trendy items can be found at Platinum, but be sure to thoroughly check the garment before purchasing. Apparel at such low prices is highly mass produced and can have defects. Most stalls do not allow you to try on merchandise, but at such low prices it is worth the risk of not fitting perfectly.

 

Bangkok Shopping Guide | Best Shopping in Bangkok | Where to shop in Thailand for clothes you will want to wear after vacation | Travel and Style Blog www.TravelLoveFashion.com

 

Bangkok Shopping Guide | Best Shopping in Bangkok | Where to shop in Thailand for clothes you will want to wear after vacation | Travel and Style Blog www.TravelLoveFashion.com

 

Bangkok Shopping Guide | Best Shopping in Bangkok | Where to shop in Thailand for clothes you will want to wear after vacation | Travel and Style Blog www.TravelLoveFashion.com

 

 

Here is a tee-shirt dress I purchased at Platinum Fashion Mall for 300 Baht($9USD).

 

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20 Comments

  • Natasha Banky

    18.07.2017 at 02:00 Reply

    Nice recommendations! I have to say that I really enjoy the markets and love the hippy wear, cause these are items we can find in S E Asia, whereas other items like chic t-shirts and so on are a dime a dozen back in North America or Europe. Non the less, the prices are incredible here, as you point out.

  • maegan

    20.07.2017 at 01:41 Reply

    I am not a big shopper while on a trip but it looks like you came across some great deals! Asia has such unique styles!

  • Jamie

    20.07.2017 at 15:12 Reply

    Wow, I wouldn’t associate Bangkok as a place to shop for trendy clothes. The stores are all so colorful and hip. Wonderful photos that make me want to go there!

  • This Big Wild World

    20.07.2017 at 18:23 Reply

    These are definitely not elephant pants 🙂 Great finds!

  • Thirty30Courtney

    20.07.2017 at 18:51 Reply

    Oh, wow! I’m not much of a shopper but these photos make me want to travel to Bangkok with an empty suitcase, and I am team #carry-on! lol Lalama looks right up my alley and I am always a fan of buying dresses so I would certainly have a field day at the stalls.

  • Karen

    20.07.2017 at 23:12 Reply

    Such lovely photos. I also fell in love with Thai fashion when I was in Bangkok and ended up bringing a lot of clothes home. My only issue was the sizing as I cannot fit into ONE SIZE!

  • Kate

    21.07.2017 at 01:37 Reply

    This looks like something out of a movie. I think I would have complete sensory overload and would spend a lot of money at these spots. Even the cars are so colorful! What a neat experience!

  • Megan

    21.07.2017 at 04:05 Reply

    Glad you figured out where to do some real shopping! I’ve been living in Cambodia for over a year and I’m dying to get to Bangkok to buy some new clothes. They don’t sell anything in my size here. I’ll have to come back to this post if I ever do make it to BKK.

  • neha

    21.07.2017 at 09:22 Reply

    No wonder bangkok is famous as the shopping destination around the world. I love those designer tops in your pics and many other outfits as well. I must keep some schedule for checking these shops out when I visit here

  • Mille Mirah Seiersen

    22.07.2017 at 21:05 Reply

    I’m so glad I found this! I’m going to Bangkok in a few weeks and I’ve been wondering about the clothes I might buy and whether or not I will be using it after… But hopefully I will find something in one of these places!

  • Diana

    26.07.2017 at 21:01 Reply

    Wow great post! 😍❤️

  • Martha

    03.08.2017 at 03:33 Reply

    Marimekko did a fashion line at Target a few years ago and I was OBSESSED! I love the bright, flashy prints. It was so eye catching. Definitely hoping to venture here and check out more of the designs!

  • Katherine

    03.08.2017 at 03:46 Reply

    I would want to 100% do some shopping in Thailand – thanks for taking the time to make this guide! 🙂

  • Paige

    03.08.2017 at 03:57 Reply

    Bangkok is definitely on my travel bucket list. Such great advice to bring very little in your suitcase so you can buy such budget friendly clothes! Looking forward to travels here in the future!

  • Missy

    03.08.2017 at 04:57 Reply

    Looking through markets all around the world is one of my favorite parts of travel, so that Platinum Fashion Mall seems exactly up my alley! Will definitely be checking it out when I make it to Bangkok!

  • Anu

    03.08.2017 at 05:20 Reply

    I am not a shopping person, but I have always ended up shopping in Bangkok. Siam is my favorite area to stay only because of all the shopping options around. It was lovely re-visiting Bangkok with you.

  • Kirstin

    03.08.2017 at 06:41 Reply

    Perfect guide! I did MBK and Pratunam Market. I wish I had more time to check out more of these places, maybe next time 🙂

  • Kate and Kris

    03.08.2017 at 06:59 Reply

    I love the funky shopping centres in Bangkok. They are all so diverse and interesting. You should check out Terminal 21 next time. It’s modeled on an airport, with each floor a different country.

    • admin

      03.08.2017 at 18:23 Reply

      Omg! That sounds SO cool! Next time fore sure. This will be an ever expanding shopping guide of one of my favorite cities in the world. Thanks for the recommendation.

  • Andrea

    04.08.2017 at 04:06 Reply

    I need that llama for my house! lol i loved it! Well bangkok def has a lot of style. loved the post!

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