Bangkok’s fashion scene has an interesting combination of high-end boutiques, local hand-made goods and fake designer products in the plethora of malls found there. Similar to some of Bangkok’s markets, malls like MBK Center are just an indoor, air-conditioned version of the city’s famous night bazaars. Expect variety, both in prices and in stores themselves.
There are many options ranging from things you need to the latest must-haves in Bangkok’s shopping haven. Get your haggling skills up to par and get fluent in calculator in order to get one of the most rewarding shopping experiences you will ever have. If nothing else, you can still spend a day enjoying the air conditioning and window shopping. Here are the seven best shopping malls in Bangkok.
About a five-minute walk from BTS Skytrain stop Victory Monument is the high-end King Power Complex. Pristine white interiors greets you on all sides upon entering the mall. A glass elevator sits in the middle of the entryway, where you have to buy a shopping registration card that must then be presented in order to make any purchases. This is definitely where you want to come to purchase luxury brands only. Designer sunglasses, such as Oakley and Ray Bands, can be purchased here, as can the latest styles from Coach, Burberry and Lacoste, among others.
King Power is definitely setting a high-class mood here. Between the registration cards for purchases, the swanky rooftop bar-style music that plays throughout and only foreigners in sight, be prepared to drop some coinage at this mall.
King Power Complex, Phayathai, Bangkok, Thailand, +66 02 205 8888