We can’t think of one person who fails to enjoy shopping in a multi-label boutique. With a flock of diverse brands and goodies within reach, what’s not to like?
Bangkok has seen a steady surge of multi-label boutiques offering the coolest local labels in the recent years – so much so that we had to round up the best of the best. From contemporary menswear labels to boutiques complete with a gin bar and café, here are 6 multi-label boutiques in Bangkok.
Make sure you visit these boutiques, the next time you’re in Bangkok.
Men’s fashion and accessories
If you’re planning to pamper the man in your life then now is the right time to do so. Introducing Gin and Milk, a multi-label boutique offering a range of menswear from prominent to emerging local Thai-labels. Whether is it comfort dressing at its most luxurious, streetwear staples or super-chic dapper style, Gin and Milk is nothing short of variety.
Labels and capsule collections you won’t find anywhere else
Contrary to its name, the boutique stands nothing close to normal. Instead, you’ll unearth a bevy of up-to-the-minute brands like Clover Canyon, Cocurata, Markus Lupfer and The Editor, to name a few. These brands hold remarkable stories behind them and aid in completing the dimension of a new shopping culture. Apart from these labels, collabs and capsule collections that you won’t find anywhere else are great eye candy for fashionistas.
An elegant women’s fashion boutique
Touted to be the first elegant multi-brand store in Thailand, SOS lives up to its moniker thanks to the all white interior and marble wall. Though the brand carries over 100 brands, everything is painstakingly placed to ensure a great shopping experience. The team has carefully selected all fashion apparel, accessories and footwear so you can seamlessly mix and match the pieces for all types of occasions.
With a café and gin bar inside this multi-label and multi-concept boutique, you know this place stands apart from the rest. The boutique has everything from footwear to makeup, food items to luxury swimwear. The founders of this space strongly believe in the craftsmanship of locals – which is why many homebred products are available in this emporium.
Retails household local brands
At one glance, The Selected proves that it is one multi-label shop that carries an eclectic mix of products you won’t find anywhere else. The collection ranges from women’s and men’s fashion and accessories to home décor, indoor plants and lifestyle products. It is also well known for retailing household names like Varineswear and Labyrinth.
Urban fashion pieces from brands around the world
Uncensored is founded and operated by a team with an avid interest in art and fashion also appreciates the creativity expressed by local designers around the globe. This retail space carries urban lifestyle pieces from brands like Surface to Air, Henrik, Vibskov, Trouser London, WoodWood and Sauve. The best place to stay on-trend with the latest collections.
Multi-label boutiques in Bangkok
Silom has the ability to satisfy all types of shoppers. Carefully balancing a mix of old and new, the region consists of trendy new malls and treasured favourites to a promiscuous nightlife scene at Patpong Night market.
Shopping in Silom might seem a little lacklustre compared to its counterparts like Siam Square and Siam Centre. Though, that did not discourage us one bit. Instead, we bring you a humble selection shopping picks, including a photo gallery, Thailand’s prized Thai silk connoisseur and a couple of antique shops. Join us as we partake on the off-the-beaten-path to Silom, the Travelshopa way!
World-famous luxurious Thai silks
A prominent name in the Thai silk industry, this household brand needs no introduction. Having gained national and international recognition, the Jim Thompson shop in Silom continues to create exquisite and luxurious silk garments as well as traditional handcrafted Thai homeware. We were pleasantly surprised to encounter a range of sarongs, shirts, neckties and other soft furnishings at this four-storey shop.
Rediscovered gems from forgotten masters of Thai photography
Nestled in a beautifully restored Portuguese shophouse, Kathmandu Photo Gallery is the ultimate haven for all art and photography enthusiasts. With an inviting lime green storefront, the two-storey gallery dazzles with rediscovered gems from forgotten masters of Thai photography. The gallery is mended by Manit Sriwanichpoom, an avid photographer who heavily focuses on the society’s transformation and urbanization. The second floor also holds various temporary photography exhibitions of the works of aspiring photographers. Now this is one shophouse not to miss.
An emporium for all your favourite antique hunts
Shopping in Bangkok isn’t complete without purchasing an antique elephant home décor or two. If you are a closet antique collector, we suggest you take a tour ‘round OP Place. Also known as Oriental Plaza, this neo-classical shop boasts an astounding number (over 50 boutiques worth!) of antiques, carpets, home décor, handicrafts, jewellery and paintings – basically anything akin to Thailand’s rich culture. It’s great to know that all products at OP Place are certified by Thailand’s Fine Arts Department so you need not worry about dupes.
An array of cultural offerings
Apparently the last traditional Thai village on Silom road, Silom Village has undoubtedly become a big hit with tourists and locals alike – mainly because of the array of cultural offerings available – including their authentic Thai classical dance performances. The village is comprised of Thai handicraft shops, a restaurant and a hotel. Though many tourists flock the area, we have to admit that it is still a decent place to shop for your usual souvenirs, fashion accessories, handicrafts and furniture.
Shopping in Silom
If you’re puzzled as to where to begin your shopping escapade in Bangkok, look no further. Often referred to as the SoHo of Thailand, Siam Square is the ultimate shopping and entertainment haven in the Siam district. This lengthy street is sprawling with the whole enchilada of edgy street styles, quirky designs and vintage accessories. We’ve snooped the streets of Siam Square and encountered some of these amazing accessories, jewellery and fashion that you’ll absolutely love in this guide to shopping in Siam Square.
LEATHER SHOES AND ACCESSORIES
Ballet Shoes debuted as a humble family business back in 1959 and is now a popular favourite among the masses, bragging 4 outlets across Bangkok. Ballet Shoes specializes in custom-made shoes, accompanied with a variety of casual to formal wear. Their best sellers happen to be their distinct flats that resemble ballets shoes (hence the name). These flats are known to be versatile and very comfortable. Well, not surprising for a company that’s had over 50 years of experience in the industry.
Catered to the younger female masses, Dancing Riot harmoniously mixes street-wear with sophisticated and edgy looks. Their clothes are recognized to be effortlessly wearable, whether you choose to dress up or down. Apparel includes chic and trendy street-wear like metallic skirts, 100% cotton jackets, skinny jeans and peplum tops. Complete your stylish looks with pointy heels and accessories that are also available at this store.
QUIRKY DESIGNS FOR BAGS AND SHOES
Ever thought your kids could be artists when they astonish you with some amazing drawings? Well, the creators of Dinotsuke took it up a few notches by converting their children’s work into a business. Their kids’ signature Dinosaur drawings on their bags, briefcases, shoes and T-shirts are quirky and fun. They also provide bespoke services so you’ll be able to sport matching outfits with your kids’ designs. What a unique approach to bond with the family!
DISTINCT PRINTS AND PATTERNS
For a fun and vibrant mix of fashion pieces and accessories for him and her, visit Himma. This boutique boasts a relaxed shopping experience with sleek spotlights and deep wooden flooring. We particularly love their distinct prints embellished on flowy blouses and tank tops. Also, be sure to get a couple of quirky jewellery like charm bracelets, earrings and necklaces; and accessories like their wide range of printed tote bags.
SUAVE EUROPEAN STYLE SHOES
Dandily dress your soles in hip and trendy shoes at London Brown. This Bangkok based shoe brand has won accolades in Bangkok for their classy bespoke shoes, made with the finest of materials. They feature European style classics like loafers, wingtips, boat shoes and even brogues. The shoes come in various colours and materials, like velvet, suede, nubucks and leather. Ladies will be glad to know that the store also produces shoes and sandals for women.
CASUAL YET EDGY STREET-STYLE
Mosstories presents playful yet tasteful accessories, bags, shoes and apparel for ladies. They carry minimal and edgy looks that are perfect for street-style. The signature collection features chain sandals that would boost your casual style, and jewellery like earrings, statement necklaces, rings, bracelets and bags. Oversized T-shirts and sport luxe pants are also available if you fancy a complete urban look.
VINTAGE JEWELLERY AND ACCESSORIES
Vintage wear has taken the fashion industry by storm and has gained much popularity owing to its timeless style. Step into the world of the 1940s at SkyRocketz. This spot is the ultimate treasure throve for vintage pieces from 1940s to 1980s. Glam yourselves with gem studded clutches, decadent jewellery and cocktail brooches. Iconic styles including bullet and wide-rimmed hats with feathers and ruffles are also available. Their commendable selection of ornaments would make perfect gifts for mums and grandmums.
This shimmering grotto of bling is the place to go if you’re into affordable artificial pieces and well, lots of bling. Imitation YSL and Chanel jewellery, 3-D rings, chunky necklaces and feather earrings are just some needles in this haystack. Unless you’re into throwaway fashion and tacky accessories, we’d recommend staying away.
VINTAGE BRIDAL WEAR
Another classic store within the vicinity is Vintage Corner. This boutique offers not only vintage wear but vintage bridal dresses as well. The store boasts a range of flapper dresses, tulip-shaped skirts, midi and sequin blouses, floral dresses and oversized blazers; all from different eras of the fashion world. To ensure authenticity and the highest quality, the team only deals with veteran suppliers across Asia. Their bridal collection is remarkably popular among brides and bridesmaids in Bangkok and Asia, due to its silk and chiffon materials.
GUIDE TO SHOPPING IN SIAM SQUARE
NEAREST BTS: SIAM STATION
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.
GUIDE TO SHOPPING IN THONGLOR
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.
GUIDE TO SHOPPING AT SIAM CENTER
Nearest BTS: Siam Station
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.
GUIDE TO SHOPPING AT CHATUCHAK MARKET
NEAREST BTS: MO CHIT STATION