10 Awesome Independent Stores in Sukhumvit, Bangkok

From vintage clothes and records to books and home wares, theres many cool independent stores in Sukhumvit
From vintage clothes and records to books and home wares, there's many cool independent stores in Sukhumvit | © Isabelle Acatauassú Alves Almeida / Flickr
Sarah Williams

Sukhumvit Road is the longest road in Bangkok and there are plenty of terrific bars, restaurants, cafes, clubs, massage parlours, shops, and more to be found along the many sois (streets) that branch off from the main road. Here are some of the best independent stores in the area.

1. (un)FASHION Vintage

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If you’re hunting for second-hand vintage leather bargains, don’t miss (un)FASHION Vintage. There’s a wide collection of items for men, and a smaller selection of women’s accessories and clothes. Items are sourced from various parts of the world and prices are reasonable for quality goods. From belts and bags to shoes and wallets, there’s plenty here to please. The shop also has a cute café at the back.

(un)FASHION Vintage, 10 Soi Sukhumvit 63, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, Bangkok, +66 2 726 9592

Vintage leather bag and shoes | © Eden Hensley Silverstein / Flickr

2. Statement

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Statement is a chic clothing store in Thonglor. It is a collaboration between three young Thai designers; they use the store to sell their own items in addition to a carefully curated selection of garments from local and international designers. The shop focuses on clothing for women, with items available for various settings and situations, but all tied together under a working women theme. It’s a great place to browse items that were previously only available online and take a break in the healthy café corner.

Statement, 141 Soi Sukhumvit 49, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, Bangkok, +66 2 003 6973

3. Again and Again

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This independent fashion boutique in Thonglor stocks a wide range of vintage and second-hand clothes and accessories for women. The pre-loved items are neatly displayed and easy to look through; arranged by colour, you can mix and match with ease! The prices are reasonable and you may well find a gorgeous designer item for a steal.

Again and Again, Market Place Thonglor Soi4, Sukhumvit 55, Bangkok, +66 86 626 6965

Cool vintage look | © TheNightRaven / Flickr

4. Paya

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Paya is run by a husband and wife team from Northern Thailand. They always wanted to set up their own store to showcase traditional Thai crafts and have grown to employ a team of artisans to create the most beautiful bespoke home wares. You’ll also find attractive upcycled items here too. From textiles to furniture and decorative items, this is a great store for anyone who wants to add some Thai touches to their home.

Paya, 203 Thong Lo 10, Sukhumvit 55 Road, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, Bangkok, +66 2 711 4457

5. Dasa Book Cafe

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Dasa Book Café is one of the best independent bookstores in all of Bangkok. There are three floors of books in a variety of languages, and more than 17,000 titles across different themes and genres. If you don’t have the time to hunt through the shelves and are looking for something in particular, the shop’s up-to-date database makes it easy to see exactly what they have in stock. Do take some time to browse, though, and you’ll likely uncover some real gems.

Dasa Book Café, 714/4 Sukhumvit Rd, Khwaeng Khlong Tan, Khet Khlong Toei, Bangkok, +66 2 661 2993

Books, books, and more books! | © John Ames / Flickr

6. A Pick Me Up

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Vivacious, bold, fun, and colourful, A Pick Me Up is an independent store within the funky Terminal 21 mall. The concept is simple but effective—to cover t-shirts with duck images and catchy slogans. If you’re looking for an unusual yet practical gift or souvenir, check out the cool t-shirts here.

A Pick Me Up, Terminal 21, 88 Soi Sukhumvit 19, Khwaeng Khlong Toei Nuea, Khet Watthana, Bangkok, +66 2 108 0888

7. Paul’s Antiques

Paul’s Antiques is a treasure trove for people looking to buy rare and unusual items of furniture, collectibles, and antiques. There’s a strong focus on exquisite teak pieces from Myanmar, with many items dating back to the colonial era, though you’ll also find stunning pieces from Thailand and other Asian nations. The in-house team of carpenters also specialise in upcycling old furniture and undertaking custom repair work and restorations.

Paul’s Antiques, 50 Soi 13 Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey Nua, Wattana, Bangkok, +66 81 638 1702

Detailed wood carving from Asia | © William / Flickr

8. Crown Tailor

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Stand out from the crowd and have clothes made especially for you at Crown Tailor. While there are many tailors in Bangkok, Crown Tailor is reliable and professional with a good reputation for providing quality garments. Whether you’re looking for a new work suit for power meetings, wedding attire, or something else, step away from ready-made clothes and enjoy the luxury of bespoke clothing made to your size and preference.

Crown Tailor, Shop 13 Sukhumvit Rd Soi 8, Phra Khanong, Khlong Toei, Bangkok, +66 89 120 5735

Essential tools of a tailor | © Amtec Staffing / Flickr

9. Li-Zenn

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Li-Zenn is a cute book publisher and store in Sukhumvit. Books are written in the English language and the founder’s aim was to produce terrific illustrated books on diverse themes like art, history, architecture, philosophy, and even life meanings. Indeed, the store’s tagline is “Books will keep us alive.” Reading enthusiasts will definitely love discovering this quirky treasure.

Li-Zenn, 81 Sukhumvit 26, Bangkok, +66 2 259 2096

10. ZudRangMa

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ZudRangMa is an offbeat record store in Sukhumvit. Pop in and browse the rare vinyl selection and add some new sounds to your record collection. While the shop mainly focuses on Thai music you’ll also find tunes from West Africa, the Caribbean, and beyond. There’s also a collection of more up-to-date and well-known tunes, catering to wide musical preferences.

ZudRangMa, 7/1 Sukhumvit soi 51 Wattana, Bangkok, +66 83 063 1335

Add some rare vinyl to your collection | © Hoffnungsschimmer / Flickr

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