If your trip to Bangkok falls on a weekend, we suggest dropping by Chatuchak Market. Revelling in the hustle and bustle of one of the world’s largest market is certainly an experience not to be missed.
Now you might think we’ve gone bonkers coming up with a guide to shopping at the busy Chatuchak Market but rest assured you’ll be able to uncover some swanky items and even souvenirs for home. Locating the right stores may be a tad challenging but we believe this must-visit market will bring you some of the coolest fashion, jewellery and accessories.
TRENDY VINTAGE BAGS
This store offers a widespread of vintage bags, fit for all occasions. They range from backpacks, cross body bags, doctor bags and picnic baskets to quirky clutches and wallets. The bags are mostly made with leather, embellished with beads and floral patterns that are both trendy and fashionable. They also feature pre-loved bags that are in top condition.
RUSTIC HOME DECOR WITH A MODERN TWIST
The talented craftsmen at Decoramix use different types of stones to create free form tableware and home décor. What’s unique about these products is that these rustic pieces are carefully designed to match the modern lifestyle. So you’ll find dinnerware dipped in matte gold, tea sets with hand painted brown swirl lines and even products made with Thai silk. Tour the place if you’re into one-of-a-kind and artistic home décor.
BOLD UP-CYCLED APPAREL
D.I.Y by Panida accentuates handmade and up-cycled clothing using high quality material and vintage pieces. Simple clothing is embellish with sequins, graphic prints and statement patterns with vibrant colours. Their prominent graphic prints include popular brands like Disney, Adidas and Marvel. Pieces have been featured in local magazines and are donned by icons across the globe. Adorning these bold and daring urban looks will definitely turn heads!
LEATHER ACCESSORIES WITH FINE DETAILING
You’ll know when a store has something to offer when you’re greeted by the scent of genuine leather. Yes, you guess it right; Guate offers a selection of leather products for all styles. You’ll find all types of bags like large tote bags, handbags, clutches and even coin purses. You also get a chance to check out the culprits behind the fine detailing and stitching of the products. The craftsmen usually craft these products on-site.
3-D JEWELLERY WITH QUIRKY DESIGNS
Who says you can’t add playful details to your jewellery? Beautify your outfits with quirky animal, flower, bow and even cupcake jewellery designs at Mary Lou. Their assortment of earrings, rings, brooches, bracelets and necklaces emote a vintage and classy feel. These accessories are fashioned from brass and coated in gold, silver, pink and black rhodium.
KOREAN INSPIRED APPAREL
This store provides trendy Korean inspired clothing with reasonable prices.
DIFFERENT STYLES OF PECULIAR LAMPS
Lighting plays a vital part and basically sets the scene in our living spaces. Why not go all out with some peculiar lamps? Silpakhom is overflowing with lamps of all shapes, sizes and designs. Whether you fancy something vintage, traditional, artsy or modern, they’ve got it all. Apart from lamps you’ll also encounter a series of vintage items and curios like stylish doorknobs, old school telephones, clocks and decorative items.
EXQUISITE CELADON HOMEWARES AND HOME DECOR
For exquisite and unique celadon, head over to Up Celadon Shop. Located at section 7, the store is cramped with these green tinted ceramics made into homewares, tableware and decorative items like soap dispensers, salad bowls and vases. For some touristy takeaways, we suggest selecting a ceramic Asian elephant- the national animal of Thailand.
AUTHENTIC LEATHER ACCESSORIES
If you have an acquired taste for leather, then you’re in for a treat as Vanichet gives only that. The store boasts a series of accessories like bags, cardholders, wallets, belts and even phone covers. These leather products are handmade with fine detailing and adorned with silver, brass and gold buckles and buttons. The friendly shopkeeper guarantees authenticity and also stresses that products are sold exclusively.
VINTAGE CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES
What’s Vintage curates all types of quality and quirky finds under the sun. You’ll discover a random mix of vintage clothing and accessories that is apt for any style. Trendy backpacks with fine details, patchwork Chambray shirts, Rayban shades and leather bags are just some of the pieces available at this quaint boutique. You will also uncover vintage belts, necklaces, scarves and jewellery.