Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Bangkok Shopping Guide

Whenever you hear Bangkok, the first thing that comes to every woman's mind is shopping! From glistening air-conditioned malls to busting street markets, Bangkok offers every shopaholic more bang for their baht. If you're planning to go to Thailand, make sure you reserve 2-3 days (and a spare suitcase) for all your shopping. Its no secret that shopping is an integral contributor to Bangkok tourism. This posts lists malls that stock Thai apparel so I'm not including malls which have international brand stores like Forever 21 or Zara as those chains are present in all major countries and keep the same kind of stock everywhere. 

Platinum Mall


Platinum Fashion Mall is the largest and most famous wholesale shopping destination in Bangkok. There are hundreds of stores selling women's fashion and super cheap prices. Being a wholesale mall, you get better deals if you buy larger quantities. However, note that there are no changing rooms here but they provide measuring you with tapes. You can also check with the shop owners if an exchange is possible in case what you buy doesn't fit you. Many stores accept only cash so make sure you get your foreign exchange sorted in advance. 

Union Mall


Union Mall is similar to Platinum Mall, but  is more spacious and well organized. It's a popular spot for hangout for Thai college girls because it's designs are different compared to Platinum and it's less crowded. Items are slightly more expensive but their quality speaks for itself. There are many dressing rooms unlike Platinum and MBK so you can try out everything before you buy it.

Chatuchak Weekend Market



Chatuchak Weekend Market is also known as Jatujak or JJ Market, and it is the largest market in Thailand.  The market has more than 5000 stalls selling a wide array of products including clothing for men and women, accessories, footwear, household items, handicrafts and much more. It is hot here so do wear light clothing. If you are able to conquer the heat here, I’m sure you will be able to get a lot of stuff. The Chatuchak is a tourist attraction in itself, with over 200 000 people visiting each day! It is popular among both local Thais, foreigners living in Bangkok and tourists.

MBK Shopping Centre

MahBoonKrong or MBK, is one of the oldest and best known shopping malls in Bangkok. MBK Center is Bangkok's most legendary shopping mall, popular with both tourists and locals, and busy with shoppers every day. There are eight floors packed with 2,000 shops that sell everything from clothing, fashion accessories, handbags, leather products and luggage to furniture, mobile phones, electric appliances, cameras, stationery and DVDs. 

Siam Square

Popular with young, funky looking Thais, Siam Square is known for its youthful and trendy selection of fashion items. This is where you can find the coolest shops and indie boutiques that stock local designer labels as well as clothes, accessories, shoes, electronics and beauty products. The square consists of a number of small, indoor shopping centres and markets, separated by high streets and little boutique shops outdoors. Unlike Platinum Fashion Mall, the material and design of the apparels here are of higher quality and are usually available in limited pieces

Terminal 21


Terminal 21 is an upmarket shopping mall located next to Asok BTS Station. This mall has a unique airport theme where each floor of the mall is based on the theme of well-known cities like London, Rome, Paris, Tokyo and Istanbul. Both tourists and locals flock to this mall for its wide variety of unique stores & local designer apparel.

27 comments:

  1. Would love to shop from Bangkok! Great post, June <3

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  2. Oh man! Have always wanted to see Thailand. Are you there right now, June? Bangkok is shopping heaven!

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  3. I hope I will get to visit Thailand one day. It looks the the shopping is not to be missed!

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  4. wow..amazing..thanks for sharing
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  5. that weekend market looks so colorful and tempting... I would love to visit bangkok

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  6. It looks like a beautiful place!

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  7. Thailand looks fabulous ! Thank you for this review :)

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  9. Hi there! I'de love to visit Chatuchak Weekend Market, I could wander there for hours I am sure! One day... :)

    Have a great Friday!
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  10. This post is absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing))

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  11. Really interesting post...thx for sharing! xx

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  12. looks really good :)

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  13. This is such a great post! Thanks for sharing girlie.

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  16. Love this city

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  17. i was there and i loved Siam
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  19. I always wanted to go to Bangkok, and I am amazed by the sopping possibilities! Nice that you included Thai brands and the tip to pay cash is good - sometimes some shops don't accept cards, this is true! I really want to go there one day! Will read the post again to take notes of these malls! Hope you have a great weekend, dear June!
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  20. Perfect!!!

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  23. On wow a great place for shopping!
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  24. Lots of products are in which i am interested. so when i am visit next i will buy few of them. Bangkok is a good place for shopping like Bali Driver.

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  25. Ah! I hit up every spot but that flea market and now I'm kicking myself from the last trip! Platinum was CA-RAZYYYYY right?! So gargantuous!
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  26. Wow those shopping centers are huge ! Might take a whole day or 2 just to go through. :)
    Shopping spree anyone?

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Thank you so much for your comments!! I will try and get back to you as soon as possible

xx June

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