The bustling Thonglor precinct may be known as one of Bangkok’s most trendsetting and entertaining areas. However, just down the street, Ekkamai is currently stealing the limelight thanks to its mix of emerging shopping opportunities and fun after-work hangouts. Booming nightlife and fresh dining concepts aside, shopping in Ekkamai spoils you with everything from vintage goods to knickknacks, multi-brand boutiques to even a fashion café for a quick cuppa. Get to know our top six shopping spots in this guide to shopping in Ekkamai, Bangkok.
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Mink is a curious shop and café that offers everything from adorable knickknacks, wooden furniture and home accessories to stationery, polaroids and fashion accessories. The little café, on the other hand, serves little pick-me-ups like drinks and homemade pastries. The homewares shop also offers woodworking workshops for enthusiasts.
This multi-brand shop dares to be different with a curated selection of the coolest brands from around the globe. Those with an eccentric taste in fashion would particularly have a liking to this boutique – designs from up and coming Thai brands and pieces from fashion students and vintage clothing are some notable staples here.
One Ounce for Onion may be popularly known as a café serving freshly brewed bean from Brave Roasters but this shop has much more to offer. Owned by the guitarist from the indie rock band, Slur, the fashion café is home to fashion accessories like a diverse selection of stylish eyewear and preppy fashion accessories, just to name a few.
An amalgam of products from Thai designers gather at Swimmy, a minimalist fashion boutique at Ekkamai Street. What’s special about this shop is that all products are sourced from various outlets including Facebook, Instagram, the popular Chatuchak Market and Chiang Mai. Pay heed to naturally dyed and hand woven apparel and traditionally crafted products.
A 10-minute walk from Ekkamai BTS will take you to (Un) Fashion Vintage Collection, a quaint space that carries vintage goods and nibbles. If vintage artefacts, leather products, and items imported from Japan, USA and Italy get your shopping senses tickled, this is the place for you.
Not for the faint hearted shopper, VTG. Shop is a mini emporium for vintage and retro clothing and accessories; a treasure trove of timeless men’s fashion products and even a personal barber for a quick trim. Think out-of-the-world designs, graphic tees and even some memorabilia in the mix. Scouring through its wide-ranging mix may be no easy feat but rest assured you’ll find a piece to take home.