Written by Cisca Lim
Co-written by Candice Neo
When you hear your friends say they are travelling to Bangkok, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?
We’re sure affordable shopping, cheap massages, delicious street food and cute cafes all come tumbling onto the edge of your tongue as you rave about Bangkok’s vibrant city culture. And as girls, the most important thing on our to-do list (that gets our boyfriends/ husbands/ guy friends shuddering in horror) is of course affordable and good shopping!
While it’s great to have your regular fast and cheap fashion shopping at Chatuchak, Pratunam or Platinum Mall, have you ever gotten bored of the common styles and mass-produced quality from these crowded places?
Have you ever thought if Bangkok’s fashion could be more unique and of better quality, and you wouldn’t mind if it’s slightly pricier?
We were asking ourselves these questions when we embarked on a quest in Bangkok – to find interesting mid-range designer clothes that are well-manufactured, with good quality and unique designs that you pretty much can’t get anywhere else! And yes, after a lot of digging and sifting through stuff that’s too cheap or too expensive, we’ve found hidden gems that we couldn’t help but share with you!
So come, you’ll impress your colleagues the next time you return from Bangkok (we’re sure they won’t believe your amazing loot is from there)!
A. Siam Centre
As an upscale shopping mall, Siam Centre is where you can find plenty of brand name stores and styles. Situated near Siam BTS station, this spacious mall offers a modern and unique concept of interconnected stores. Pricewise, it’s pegged at a higher range but comes with amazing quality.
Opened after refurbishment in 2013, Siam Centre offers 3 floors of full shopping experience. As you move from the first (ground) and second floor where most international store brands are, you’ll land nicely on third floor where the local brands are. Get ready to meet our pick of these 6 local stores!
1. Get fashionably smart with unique wearable art – Pedz