Truly I hate shopping especially in malls! But let’s try sales in the Bangkok oversized malls. The sexy mall culture! The area has been totally different since my first stay in Bangkok, ages ago! I’ve fogot the skyway: really useful to go to each malls and having a great view to the traffic jam. And the street hustle and bustle: I really enjoy. Follow-me!
Let’s start with Central (station: BTS Chitlom), the oldest. A short of Macy’s. Middle range. With cheap merchandising, like at the accessoires level: a messy mix of low-quality bags and shoes and luxury brands. At the beauty level: refined organic brands “made in Thailand” . There is also a really nice délicatessen.
Second stop: Gaysorn, the subtle luxury, my darling. All white interior. Presenting very interesting exhibitions of Thai Fashion Designers. Of course there are the shops of the international luxury brands and some concept stores with refined merchandising and selection items in fashion, and design and beauty brands.
strong>Erawan: luxury, less refined than Gaysorn. Pictures below: at the corner of the Erawan street, there is a little temple (big as a merry-go-round), where people pray.
The massive imposing Central World: with many different department stores like “Zen”. Between middle range and low-quality. Nothing great or unexpected: no creativity. Definitely for me. Next!
Wow still on your way? By walk during one day and night (shops close late 10-11 pm): Congrats! At Siam Center (picture above): great great decoration! About the teenagers sreetwear brands selection, nothing particular! Facing the Siam Center, the legendary Siam Paragon (Station BTS Siam) : a huge mall with a famous aquarium I didn‘t have time to visit. Colossal surfaces of luxury shops (still the same international brands, it starts becoming boring). And the most impressive level is the food center, with the so massive delicatessen where you can simply find e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g.