Bangkok’s shopping scene can certainly be an intimidating one. While it might be easier just to tell all women to head to BTS Skytrain stop Siam and hope for the best, we combed the city’s neighborhoods in search of the best womenswear – here are some of our favorites.
Lofty Bamboo Fairtrade
MBK is a fairly large and crowded mall, and if you are not careful, you might miss one of its best-hidden gems: Lofty Bamboo Fairtrade. This unique store sells everything from hammocks to hats, and their selection of women’s clothing offers shoppers a great variety of super light, colorful dresses and tops that are perfect for the hot weather.
Lofty Bamboo Fairtrade’s products are traditionally made by villagers in hopes of preserving traditions and natural environments in villages under Lofty Bamboo’s philosophy. These original handicrafts, in combination with their designs, make for some pretty cool outfits.
Terminal 21 has everything a woman needs in order to find the perfect outfit. That being said, it is a huge mall, so we found the best shops to explore while you are there.
First, head to Tokyo on level one. This is where the majority of the shops with stylish women’s clothing can be found. For those of you searching for your inner punk, find Uncle Rock. This unique shop should be fairly easy to spot, being that it is probably the only vendor in Terminal 21 selling leather jackets and metal studded, see-through cover-ups.
If you are preparing for a fancy night out on the town, head to Fashion Agency. This floor, in general, has a wide variety of stores to browse through, all tailored towards womenswear.
BTS Skytrain stop Ari never fails to impress tourists in all aspects. This neighborhood has the best street food, the cutest cafés and the most stylish shopping opportunities. Head down to La Villa, taking exit four off the BTS, and a swanky, open-air market will greet you with vendors selling a wide variety of women’s clothing. Take a lap or two around La Villa, window-shopping all the best vendors’ wares.
Siam is no stranger to the fashion world. You could come here and get lost in all of the stores and different boutiques it has. In order to avoid being overwhelmed, head to floor three. This is where the majority of the women’s clothing stores are. Feel free to explore, or head straight for Workshop. Founded in 2008, Workshop prides itself in creating a lifestyle brand for fashionable people. These simple but chic clothes are perfect for almost any occasion.
Across the way from Workshop is a store worth visiting, if not just to see the interior design. Wonder Anatomie has some pretty eccentric clothing to go along with its even more outrageous decorations. The ceiling is lined with cardboard skeletons, a stark contrast to the plain, concrete floors. The clothes are just as noteworthy as its décor, and all the pieces are very colorful, as well. Mr. Chalermkiat, the mastermind behind Wonder Anatomie, created these clothes after being inspired by human anatomy, and many of the pieces are handmade.
Just across from the Siam Center and Sukhumvit Road is Camp BKK. The charming shop in Siam Square Soi five is a nice relief from the usual mall shopping arenas where most women’s clothing is found. With over 70 top brands to choose from, you will not find that you are short on choice. Camp BKK sells clothing as well as handbags, jewelry and shoes.
Camp BKK, 392/27-28 Soi Siam Square 5, Bangkok, +66 02 252 2334
If you thought the name was fun, wait until you see the clothing at LaLaMa by NaRaYa. LaLaMa’s website claims to understand the individual charm of every woman, and they have a passion for fabrics. Mix-matched patterns are definitely in right now, so get ahead of the fashion game by taking a gander at some of LaLaMa’s variety of clothing. Zigzag tops with flowered skirts and much crazier combinations come to life in this cute women’s clothing store.
Siam Square One
Right across from its large, expensive neighbor is Siam Square One. Though much smaller in size and certainly not as fancy, Siam Square One has a good variety of women’s clothing to choose from. Head downstairs to checkout Being, a clothing store almost made up entirely of light dresses and fun prints to boot.
Siam Square One, Rama 1 Rd, Pathumwan, 991, Bangkok, +66 02 255 9999.
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