Time and time again we’ve heard the many positives about the shopping precincts in Bangkok. If you claim to be a Bangkok shopping expert – think again. Amidst its prominent shopping spots like Siam Center, Silom and Siam Square, emerges the bustling Thong Lor. Thong Lor may be well known for its surge of hip cafes, restaurants and pubs but it is also a watering hole to upscale stylish fashion boutiques, up-and-coming and creative designers – no doubt, a popular spot for expats.
Begin your shopping escapade at Eight Thonglor, a boutique mall filled with local wonders dedicated to men’s, women’s and kid’s fashion and home accessories. Continue shopping at The Terrace right down Soi Sukhumvit 49 for an exclusive shopping enclave. Happy shopping in Thonglor, Travelshopas!
Bold and edgy looks
Take our word for it when we say Anchavika is not your average fashion boutique. Coming from a humble background, founder Anchalee Vikasidnakhakun has always had a strong passion for fashion. We’re glad the noodle-seller stepped into the fashion world – we are completely obsessed over her edgy, and daring statement looks. Her pieces are inspired by fashion mavens like Roberto Cavalli, Jean Paul Gaultier and the late Alexander McQueen – a no brainer as each piece has a unique silhouette that are sure to turn heads.
Eccentric and out-of-the-world fashion pieces are what Exhibit has to offer. This fashion boutique doubles up as an exhibition space, showcasing couture pieces by novices in both local and international fashion industries. Leaning towards a classic yet quirky style, these pieces are created with experimental touches and edgy patterns. The boutique also carries a rich stockpile of fashion accessories and statement jewellery. However, if you’re all about minimal fashion and neutrals, we suggest skipping this one.
Vintage New York styles with modern fabrics
Khaki Bros. bridges the gap between vintage and modern fabrics. Inspired by New York’s vintage style, these pieces are perfect for both dressy and casual events. This menswear boutique lives up to its name by offering up a slew of the finest chinos in town, with a range of “Urban” and “Union” chino collections. Drop by this shop for a no frills and effortless fashion makeover – and a classic pair of chinos.
Stylish outfits for the little ones
A trip to this shop had us wishing we could revisit our childhood days. Founded by two mums, LittleThings is all about stylish and comfy pieces for the little ones. Let the kids go crazy with their eclectic mix of all styles for any occasion. From adorable tutus, animal and floral prints, vibrant and cheeky patterns in eye-catching palettes. The boutique also carries a series of animal and bird plush toys. A trip to LittleThings and your kids will be looking like little fashionistas in no time!
Fun kids fashion
Finally, something for the kids! Lottie & Max is the ultimate wonderland for your little ones, with contemporary designs in classic fabrics. This kids fashion label carries a range of stylish attire, bed linens and vibrant beachwear for those 0 to 7 years of age. These cute little pieces come in tropical patterns, bright neon colours and fun prints. Be sure to keep a look out for their adorable accompanying accessories like beach hats, towels, and flip-flops, just to name a few.
Organic and sustainable fashion
If you support eco-friendly fashion, you’ll love Planeta Organica. This Japanese-owned brand strives to bring you sustainable fashion, with organic clothing made from natural materials such as hemp and pesticide-free cotton. The shop itself exudes a warm persona, similar to an inviting home. Bath towels, bed linen and bedroom slippers are handmade by weavers from rural Northern Thailand. That’s not all; the shop also houses a selection of niche eco-fashion brands so be sure to encounter minimalist jewellery, infant wear, cotton flowers, homewares and mobile accessories.
Elegant and classy wear
Poem is all about elegance and class. A combination of traditional craftsmanship and modern elements. Architecture graduate-turned-designer Chavanon Caisiri effortlessly blends minimal fashion with feminine designs. Made for the Asian woman, these sophisticated styles are great choices for extravagant galas and casual cocktail parties. Select from a variety of sophisticated silhouettes cut in blush palettes, figure-flattering styles and daring slits – with a choice of bespoke and ready-to-wear pieces. Poem also has caters to men, with a humble collection of suits and semi-casual blazers for the discerning gentleman
Vintage collections from luxury labels
With a surplus of vintage stores around the precinct, one does not really know what is qualified to be “vintage”. The Vintage Store begs to differ – and you can take our word for it. This boutique is the mother of all vintage stores, boasting collections of luxury fashion labels from eons ago – even discontinued vintage pieces. Spoil yourselves with a range of women’s fashion accessories, shoes and jewellery from brands like Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Hermes.