If you’re planning a south east Asian trip, you’ll want to make the most out of the chance of shopping in Thailand. There’s an incredible range of quality shopping destinations to choose from, and all have their own unique vibe and style.
Dripping with elegance, the EmQuartier shopping centre’s architectural style is every bit as high fashion as the stores inside it. Designed by LEESER Architecture, the EmQuartier was created with the unpredictability of nature in mind. Its bright white, misaligned, spiralling floors make for spectacular architecture. For you shoppers with prestigious brands in mind, the EmQuartier is perfect; bringing the best of technology, beauty, home and fashion together under one roof. You’ll find iconic brands such as Bvlgari, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Mont Blanc, and Cartier to name a few.
When it’s time for a break, you can admire the floating gardens and the five-story waterfall. And with six floors of restaurants, there’s plenty to choose from when it’s time to eat. Whether you’re looking for delicately crafted gourmet food or quick and easy, on-the-go foods, there‘ll definitely be something to whet your appetite. Simply hop off the Bangkok Transport System (BTS) at Phrom Phong station. You can’t miss it.
If you’re looking to get more for your money, head to the night markets or Platinum Fashion Mall in Bangkok. For clothing and accessories on a budget, there’re plenty of Thailand shopping options for you here, with everyday wear and sports garments readily available.
Another popular choice in Thailand is bespoke tailoring. While it pays to have your wits about you when choosing a tailor, you can get a great deal if you take these few key tips in mind. Look for shops where the tailor is inside the shop sewing, rather than out on the street drumming up business. The calibre of material is vital when it comes to getting a quality suit made, so look for tailors who only use 100% wool fabrics. Lastly, time is a great indicator of the standard of suit you’ll receive. If it’s only going to take two hours to make a suit, you know it’s probably not going to last very long. A tailor that will need at least two weeks speaks volumes. Narin Couture, for example, is just one example of a superior tailor.
For women, there’re plenty of unique pieces to choose from, too. As you venture away from Bangkok and head to some of the smaller towns, there are many independent stores to choose from. For example, Koh Samui in the southern islands, or Pai in the North are great for one-off items. Most tailors will have many yards of material on hand, so if you see a style of dress or top that you like, chances are they can make it for you. The beauty of that is the design process is far less detailed than a suit, so you can pick up stunning, bespoke clothes for next to nothing. What more could you ask for when shopping in Thailand?