Thonglor couldn’t maintain its title as the hippest area in Bangkok without offering appropriate wardrobe to fit the bill. Vintage stores, eco-based concepts, and independent designers all supply the fashionable vibe of this Bangkok neighbourhood. Here are the trend-setters that call Thonglor home.
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This stylish boutique originated as an answer to the frustrations associated with online shopping. The variety of merchandise is ever changing and sourced from an assortment of trendy labels – many only otherwise available online – stocking everything from luxury swimwear to cellphone cases. Healthy, organic snacks and café drinks are also available while you shop – or if you’re in the mood, they also serve cocktails.
A truly unique Thonglor staple, Anchavika’s flagship Thonglor shop is the passion project of a former noodle restauranteur-turned-designer. Inspired by fashion icons like Alexander McQueen and Roberto Cavalli combined with grunge punk, founder Anchalee Vikasidnakhakun creates daring, bold looks with the quality level of stitching and cut reserved for designer labels three times the price.
This bright and colourful shop gets in shipments of high-quality vintage finds twice weekly. Atherial dresses, patterned bags, lots of lace, and costume jewellery are all regular staples in this dream-like boutique, where the owners source high quality hand-me-downs that are delightfully still on trend.
Coined a “modern vintage lifestyle brand,” inspired by New York City style, this high-quality menswear brand is contemporary and classic. Specialising in staples like well-tailored chinos and button-downs, Khaki Bros.’ timeless work-to-casual wardrobe components are actually surprisingly affordable.
This fashion-forward shop in Eight Thonglor is locally regarded as the head of the vintage fashion scene. While Bangkok is full of charming second-hand stores, The Vintage Store is among the few to routinely source vintage finds that it says “endure from generation to generation”. Retro Fendi bags, silky Chanel blouses, and colourful Hermès scarves are all staples to this luxurious collection.
Exhibit is a hybrid concept store, dedicated to showcasing experimental fashion and operating as an exhibition space. Edgy, bold, and couture, the items featured are sourced from upcoming designers – both international and local – building the next generation of Bangkok fashion. In case the innovative fashions are still too muted for your taste, Exhibit also has a generous supply of costume jewellery and statement pieces.
From second-hand leather shoes to locally made jewellery, vintage clothing to indigo textilesfrom Chiang Mai, Indigo to Indian specialises in amassing unique Thai handcraftedproducts. The owner previously showcased his personal collection of indigo dye work and furniture in the downstairs coffee shop, Blue Dye Café, and has since expanded this showroom upstairs sourcing unique décor items and original clothing. The rotating collection means every visit can unearth new, unique treasures.