If you have money to blow and are looking for some top designer brands to spend it on, Bangkok
is the place to be. The city is teeming with malls
, though some of them are less than luxurious. With indoor, vendor-style shops showcasing tacky souvenirs and synthetic, well, everything, sometimes you just want to splurge a little. Here, a guide to the best designer shopping
Bakery, Food Court, Fast Food
Grab your credit card before making your way to Siam Paragon, the third-largest mall in Thailand. Many people consider Siam Paragon to be at the city’s core, as it is directly in front of the BTS Skytrain stop Siam. This is where the two lines of the train come together as one. Siam Paragon emits luxury from the moment you step off the train, as its large, glass and steel entrance encases the mall’s name in gold font. After having entered one of the most luxurious malls in Bangkok, shoppers are immediately bombarded with designer brands, including Prada, Louis Vuitton, and Versace. Weave further into this mall and you will find Marc Jacobs, Burberry, Jimmy Choo, Chanel, and many more brand shops throughout.
Siam Paragon, 991 Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok, Thailand, +66 02 690 1000
King Power Complex
Regardless of its modest size, the King Power Downtown Complex is bringing together all the designer brands you could want under one roof. Standing only three stories high, visitors of this mall will surely be surprised at its impeccable shopping arena. Shoppers are first greeted by King Power Downtown’s crown atrium, a large glass and steel structure that sits just outside its entrance. This mega duty-free and tax-free mall is home to more than 100 of the world’s leading fashion brands. Some internationally acclaimed names include Calvin Klein, Armani Jeans, Christian Dior, Givenchy, and many more. It also brings customers handcrafted designs from Thai talent. King Power is also just a five-minute walk from the BTS Skytrain stop Victory Monument.
King Power Complex, Phayathai, Bangkok, Thailand, +66 02 205 8888
Central World is the biggest shopping mall in Thailand, and it competes with malls internationally as a contender for one of the biggest malls in the world as well. Its eight floors are home to more than 500 shops and 100 restaurants. Be sure to clear your schedule so you can spend an entire day exploring Central World. Shoppers can easily access Central World via Skytrain: just get off at station Chit Lom, and take exit nine to reach the sky bridge. This goes directly to the entrance of Central World. Central World is home to a plethora of designer brands, including Lacoste, Calvin Klein, and Kate Spade, to name just a few.
Central World, 999/9 Rama I Rd, Bangkok, Thailand, +66 084 424 6489
Movie Theater, Shopping Mall, Theater
Class products, chic retail, and international luxury brands will have you exploring Emporium for an entire day. With six floors to cover, you will not know where to begin at this high-end mall. Emporium is directly connected to the BTS Skytrain stop Phrom Phong. Doormen with serious expressions and crisp uniforms greet shoppers as they enter. Shoppers are immediately engulfed in the luxury of it all, from music quietly playing throughout to it’s chic, white interior. Some of Emporium’s best designers brands include Armani Exchange, Dior, Cartier, and much more. Besides its impeccable shopping, Emporium is also home to some delicious eats, located on the fifth floor in the Emporium Food Hall. This mall is also home to a movie theater, located on the sixth floor.
Emporium, 622,626 Khlong Toei, Bangkok, Thailand, +66 02 269 1000
Gaysorn has one of the widest collections of both international and Thai high-end brands. While it is more off the grid than the famous Siam Paragon, this upscale shopping mall has white marble décor and designer labels that will leave you feeling luxurious yourself. Some of the biggest brands Gaysorn homes include Prada, Hugo Boss, and more. It is also home to internationally known Thai brands, such as Fly Now, one of the most successful fashion names in Thailand.
Gaysorn, 999 Ploenchit Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok, Thailand, +66 02 656 1149
By Kelly Iverson