10 Awesome Independent Stores in Thonglor, Bangkok

Courtesy of Papaya
Courtesy of Papaya
Leslie Finlay

In recent years, Thonglor has attracted an eclectic assortment of independent retailers from all over the world, offering a true treasure trove of antique, vintage, and stylish clothes, accessories, décor, and more. Don’t miss these notable standouts.

1. Papaya Vintage

2. Patom Organic Living

Shop, Store

Patom Organic Living
© Courtesy of Patom Organic Living
Patom’s eco-friendly philosophy is “from farm to city”. In partnership with Bliss Foundation, Patom produces and sells personal care products with fresh, organic ingredients straight from their farm along the Ta-Chine River in Nakorn Pathom Province, which has been in the owners’ family for 53 years. The bright, etherial, glass-enclosed shop sells a range of beauty products like coconut hair serum and lemongrass tangerine hand wash, fresh produce and house-made juices. A delicious café also serves up Thai-style bento boxes like rice vermicelli with organic mushroom curry and spaghetti with organic tomato sauce.

3. Vinyls and Unknown Pleasures

Music Venue, Shop, Store

Vinyl Records
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Opened by a group of friends with a shared passion for music, the owners of this retro music shop scour the globe searching for unique and rare albums, favouring 1990s alternative rock and early 2000s Brit Rock. The rare-finds shop is also a boutique music venue, attracting up-and-coming local artists and bands to intimate crowds of up to 40 people.

4. Sourced Grocers

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5. Seven Suns

Park

Tea tasting
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6. Dasa Books

Bookstore, Shop

Courtesy of Dasa Book Cafe
Courtesy of Dasa Book Cafe
“Book lovers are slaves to print.” This is the moniker of Dasa Books – which itself translates to “slave” – and its concept echoes through the multi-level collection. The quirky shop houses more than 22,000 books, carefully organised in a thrice-weekly updated “Dasa-Base” that lists the books in stock by category, author, title, and price. The owners seek out rare and unusual finds, as well as storied favourites, treating visitors to hours of browsing and thumbing through pages in a number of languages, with the help of very friendly staff.

Roseman Club

Roseman’s portmanteau name reflects its concept of class, unisex designs, inspired by antique European furniture and vintage décor for a “unique urban lifestyle”. The versatile lines are designed in Bangkok and then handmade in Japan by expert craftsmen. Best sellers at their flagship Thonglor boutique include the Haru Sunset frames, the Austin Westwood sunglasses, and the Katsu Sea Salt daytime sunglasses with lenses in pink, blue, yellow, and green.

Roseman Club – Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana

Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110

8. (un)Fashion Vintage

While there are a number of second-hand designer handbag shops in the neighbourhood, (un)Fashion Vintage boasts a unique stock of obscure designers and rare designs. Leather bags, shoes, and accessories for both men and women arrive weekly sourced from all over the world, some items dating back to the 1930s, and all at reasonable prices. An energetic but cosy café – modelled after a traveling caravan – greets shoppers towards the back.

(un)Fashion Vintage – 1 94/1 Soi Sukhumvit 63, Phra Khanong Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110

9. Zettino

Shop, Store

Briefcase
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This men’s accessories shop treats the men of Bangkok to high-quality Thai leather goods, at the fraction of the cost of an Italian equivalent. Originating as an online leather goods retailer, the shop in Thonglor now stocks shoes, laptop bags, wallets, and more in its crisp and elegant showroom.

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