Move over, Thonglor
. Bangkok’s longstanding trendiest neighbourhood
has met its match with the rise of Ari. Already home to dozens of stand out cafes
, Ari has attracted a wide range of outstanding independent shops that are at once quirky, sophisticated, and adapted to fit the area’s eccentric personality
Museum of Everything Jinglebell
Chuan Pisamai Cafe and Vintage Shop
Chuan Pisamai Cafe and Vintage Shop
Featuring a romantic, vintage bridal décor, this extremely photogenic shop specialises in swimwear and wedding items, as well as its own vintage clothing line. The downstairs café (after all, it wouldn’t be an Ari shop without an in-house café) sets the whimsical tone with vintage furniture and accessories, while shoppers can make their way straight upstairs. Items are available for sale as well as rental for special occasions.
Chuan Pisamai Cafe and Vintage Shop – Aree Samphan 3 Bangkok
Recipient of international awards for its collection, Bangkok Dolls offers exquisitely handcrafted dolls that are true to Thai culture and history. The shop has been in operation for more than 50 years, first opened by a Tokyo-trained artisan producing designs of historical figures, rural likenesses, and traditional Khon mask miniatures. Today, the shop is home to more than 20 artists who handcraft authentic creations, as well as a sourced collection from countries all over the world.
Bangkok Dolls – 85 Soi Ratchataphan, Ratchathewi
Ari Football Concept Store
Coined the most comprehensive football store for boots, trainers, kits, shirts, streetwear, and equipment, this multi-brand shop is an athlete’s paradise. The trained staff offers a “Personalize Your Gear” service to provide a customised shopping experience tailored for individual needs, including custom stitching and screen-printing.
Ari Football Concept Store – Ari Football Concept Store, Siam Square Soi 6, Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand
This new lifestyle fashion outlet was launched by a local indie-movie actress and fashion contributor to The Standard, so fashionistas can rest assured the shop will meet all their on-trend expectations. With more than 30 Thai and international brands featured, Gloc’s range of clothing, accessories, and beauty products are all surprisingly affordable. New items are updated frequently through the shop’s Instagram page.
Gloc – Samsen Nai, Phaya Thai, Bangkok 10400
The Decorum Bangkok
A luxury menswear shop, The Decorum aims to outfit Bangkok’s men with some of the most discerning styles from Japan, South Korea, and Italy. The store is an official retailer of the ultra-trendy Japanese Kamakura shirts, as well as staple items like ties, pants, and suits. Their tailoring service is top-of-the-line as well, offering a true customised experience.
The Decorum Bangkok – 3/2 Soi Ari Samphan 5, Khwaeng Samsen Nai, Khet Phaya Thai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400
Punsuk Organic Grocery
Organic foodies rejoiced at the opening of Punsuk’s Ari branch, a one-stop-shop for all necessities and treats to fill the growing local natural lifestyle culture. Stop in to stock up on health and beauty, household, and grocery staples, or pick up some of their homemade specialties, like spinach and sun dried tomato with black sesame muffins, and pre-made meal meals like marinated chicken salads. They offer delivery services, too, so you can continue your afternoon in Ari unencumbered.
Punsuk Organic Grocery – 38/3 ถนน สาธุประดิษฐ์ Khwaeng Thung Wat Don, Khet Sathon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10120