Bangkok is a sprawling city alongside an endless supply of shopping spots. It is no wonder that Bangkok is often referred to as one of the best shopping destinations in Asia. Nonetheless, you are bound to be bored of the usual spots if you’ve toured this city for the umpteenth time. Well, do not be disheartened as we have uncovered some unique finds right at the heart of Siam!
Siam Center is a hip and modern mall filled with an abundance of stylish boutiques for both the ladies and gents. Here are some of our top picks in this guide to shopping in Siam Center!
PREPPY STYLES FOR MEN
Combine a laid-back style with luxe fabrics to create a polished look that’s effortlessly chic for day or night. 27 Friday is one of the most sought after labels in Thailand’s fashion scene. Its creator, Chanachai Jareeyathana, uses some peculiar animal prints and patterns to create edgy designs. Their popular collections include construction worker gear in dark colours, patterned suits and double denim looks.
LEATHER BAGS FOR MEN
Container oozes sophistication with its refined collection of men’s bags and accessories. These pieces are made from the highest quality of authentic leather from Italy and Europe. Basic designs include tote bags, duffle bags and men’s clutches. Inspiration from pure lines of Japanese and Scandinavian architecture, and interior design is applied to craft these bags. What sets Container apart from other brands is their bespoke construction and lining, giving the bags a sleek and modern look for men.
CONCEPTUAL, MINIMALIST AND PURE FASHION
Curated by Ek Thongprasert is an exquisite label offering a combination of design elements from a deep analysis of different concepts. This fashion brand for both men and women fuses creative designs into everyday wear, providing you with contemporary designs. Each silhouette in the collection is unique and different, featuring sophisticated details, cuts, and prints. Dress like a celebrity in these high fashion modern but poetic styles.
We come across yet another fashion label that heavily focuses on artsy and conceptual looks. Dusk till Dawn highlights simple designs with classic colours and perfectly matched prints. The label is known for its signature loose fitting tops with edgy details and sharp tailoring. Each piece expresses its character through unconventional patterns and fabric experiments with calm hues and random pops of colours. Its signature trend is it’s the diagonal cuts, which provides a minimalist look for their pieces.
SURREAL AND QUIRKY DESIGNS
We’re not kidding when we tell you this store has some of the most eclectic prints we’ve ever seen. Of course, that’s not too bad if you like to adorn statement pieces every now and then. Fly Now III exudes an exotic mix of surreal designs for casual wear. Their patterns include baby doll heads and mystical creatures; designs along the lines of a carnival meets Goth theme. Pay them a visit if you’re into experimental fashion. You’ll definitely not miss their eye-catching display of quirky mannequins with animal and doll heads.
REBELLIOUS AND SENSUAL CLOTHING
Milin invites you to bring out your rebelious side with their sensual cuts. This ladies boutique combines elements of intriguing cultures with simplicity and modern fashion. Exquisite prints and bold, flattering cuts are present in their designs. Their prints are inspired by African local arts and crafts, mixed with striking hues. Decorative stones, sculpted ruffles and a combination of metallic and spandex is used to create these luxurious pieces. Head to Milin for a complete mix of elegance, sensuality and rebellion.
FINE LEATHER ACCESSORIES FOR MEN
This luxurious boutique filled with chandeliers and sleek furnishings will transport you into the ultimate gentlemen’s closet. However, Mr. Tango comes with a twist as it features some interesting designs, made with exotic snake, lizard and crocodile skins. Created by Thai artisans based in Bangkok, Mr. Tango uses top quality materials for their shoes and bags. Definitely the place for men who are not afraid to adorn unconventional patterns.
BOLD PRINTS AND PATTERNS FOR MEN
This men’s fashion brand provides sleek and alternative street-wear. Painkiller Atelier offers the right dosage of standout designs with a suitable theme for each season. This store is perfect for men who aren’t shy to mix abstract shapes and unusual materials for items that stand out from the crowd. Their collections include cute animal and statement print T-shirts, jackets with bold gold and silver cuttings and patterned shorts.
Unlike its sister brand Greyhound, Playhound features casual street-wear that is apt for the weekend. This line provides younger flamboyant clothes with a modern and experimental street-style. The unique collection is inspired by the behaviour of Art School’s Pranksters, adding some a-symmetrical cuttings, watercolour and pencil sketches, and high-density screen prints to their pieces.
PREMIERE LUXURY HANDBAGS AND ACCESSORIES
Tango offers women’s apparel and accessories that are made with exotic deer, lizard and snake skins. These luxurious materials and embellishments are sourced from all around the world and crafted by skilled artisans based in Bangkok. Their collections include tropical designs with vibrant, rich textures and meticulous finishing. The brand is so popular that even Angelina Jolie is believed to own one of their signature bags!
SEMI COUTURE DRESSES AND SKIRTS
This trendy label exudes edgy yet elegant apparel for women. The highlight of the brand is their mix of dramatic and fun designs with a touch of couture if you like it classy. The colourful patterns and stunning fabric details on their “flowy” and body-hugging skirts and dresses are simply gorgeous! They have even showcased their pieces at prominent fashion shows around Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, Tokyo and Paris.