Siam Square, Bangkok
This is the stop for almost all lady shoppers. A whole square of boutiques selling mainly (~75%) ladies' apparel and accessories (shoes, handbags, belts etc etc).
Throw your wife, girlfriend or mistress(es) here for a few hours and enjoy a few hours of peace & quiet guys.
This is not really a place for guys as the choices are pretty limited as guy apparel plays second fiddle here, almost to the point of being something extra that the ladies can pick up after they had satisfied their OWN shopping desires.
Note: There is a square within a square, in that this section is air-conned.
There are also eateries and bakeries here so no danger of shopping thirsty or hungry.
What to buy: Mainly lady apparel & accessories.
What to pay: Variable, depending on what you are buying. You may bargain.
Siam Square is another good area to shop. The area is compoud with shops selling clothes, shoes and bags (as well as restaurants). Most of the stuff is local made and many are for high school and university students...Or someone who like to keep up with the trend.
Shops are usually open around midday till 8pm.
What to buy: Fashionable Clothes, bags and shoes.
What to pay: Price is on the tag. Most shops will give you only 10% discount, even for the locals.
Bonanza is a multi-level store that offers mainly items for personal effects - women's accessories, belts, shoes, women's clothes, men's clothes, bags and wallets. My friend Rommel brought us here and we went browing from shop to shop. It was really fun because most of the items are cheap but very nice. Some stuff are a little expensive, don't forget to bargain!
What to buy: knit blouses
What to pay: knit blouses - 199 Bhat
drop earrings - 20 to 100 Bhat
bracelets - 50 to 200 Bhat
lady's purse - 199 Bhat
This square is the cluster of sois (alleys) jammed with independent shops and stalls selling music, fashions, clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories.
The area also has several book-stores stocking leading publications and plenty of restaurants.
Along Rama I road, you can find 3 movie theaters in which one named Scala still plays movie in the 1000-seat grand theater style.
You can find a few shops selling sharksfin soup.
The plaza where sell so many things .The plaza always held a sales festival at the South plaza square. And on the 3rd floor ,there're foodcourt with delicious and many kinds of food. It 's on the South side of plaza.
And there 're also some resturants and fastfoods on the 1st floor.
Open 10.00AM. - 9.00 PM.
What to buy: You can find:
Come here to shop, to souvenir hunt, to people watch.
First Photo: Siam Paragon
Second photo: People watch from coffee shop
Third photo: Siam Square by Night
Fourth photo: Siam Square by Night
Fifth photo: Rama I Road - Outside Siam
What to buy: Everything you like!
What to pay: A little more expensive from other places in Bangkok!
You can find everything you need in this area. I often spend the afternoons here while waiting to go to class at 6pm at the university right across the street so you might just bump into me!
What to buy: I would recommend fashion clothes.
What to pay: Depends on what you buy. Don't forget to try to bargain at least 50% of what you've been told.
You can find everything you want there. I didn't have much time to shop so went to MBK, Discovery center and ended up at Siam Center.
There is a lot of variety in the hundreds of small shops. You can find these things elsewhere but here you have Air Conditioning... : ).
What to buy: I remember two things in particular:
1) Music: I went in a small store that was blasting techno and ask the guy for the best Thai dance music he had. He then played some English music straight out of some UK studio. I then said: "i want Thai songs !". Needless to say he was delighted, he spent the next 45 minutes showing me his best pick and i came back home with some awesome mix. So if you hear some Thai techno blasting out of a red 4X4 on a California highway...it might be me !
2) Women clothes: As always, i buy 10X more things for my "gongzhu" than for myself when I'm on trip. Since she can't even fit most size zero in the US, Asia is the place to go for her. I got her some great shirts and skirts that would cost couple hundred dollars in the US. Plus the clothes there are not conservative at all...: )
What to pay: Cheap as always
If you want to know what the young and trendy are into fashion-wise, the Siam Square shops are the place to be! It's fun enough people-watching here, but the alley after alley of quaint little shops are quite inspiring and exhilarating to shoppers of hot, new fashions. Feel free to haggle - even on sale items! Haggling is part of the fun. Just be nice and smile while you're haggling. Shops are open from just before lunchtime to 8PM.
What to buy: Fun women's clothing and accessories - a mix of locally produced and imported goods. Young designers' clothing. Vintage clothing.
What to pay: You can find a lot of real bargains but there are also shops for Thai young designers that charge quite a bit more than other places selling local goods. However, you ARE paying for the creativity and the artistry of these young desigers so their prices are understandable.
Siam Square Shops
Siam square is a place with a lot of shops around. Very near from the BTS Skytrain station: Siam
First Photo: Siam Square by Night
Second photo: Siam Square by Night
Third photo: Siam Square by Night
Fourth photo: Siam Square by Night
Fifth photo: Siam Station - BTS Skytrain
What to buy: Everythyng you like
Unique pieces, cheap prices.
What to buy: Everything and anything.
What to pay: Depends on what you are buying. You can find designer bags (copies) for 2500 - 4000 Baht. Or buy the more unusual, which everyone wears there, for between 400 - 900 Baht.
Shops here closes around 9pm. Then, street vendors will start their businesses along the Siam Square street, just opposite Siam Paragon till 12am.
Get ladies' shoulder bag from 250baht, tops around 150baht, and more.
Siam Square is a collection of small sois located just directly across from Siam Center. Most of these small shops sell clothes, handbags and other accessories for teenage girls and young ladies. There was nothing suitable that I could get for myself, so I patronised one of the many restaurants in the area. These restaurants serve a variety of food - Thai, Chinese, European, American etc. I tried the MK Restaurant located just in front of the Siam BTS station - they serve steamboat for a very reasonable price.
When I was there, there was some filming for a television talk show going on.
What to buy: Mainly fashion for young ladies.
What to pay: Prices are negotiable and reasonable. Be prepared to bargain.
Rows of small quaint cosy shops/boutiques selling street wear. Alot of local designer wear as well. Prices are not cheap, compared to markets, but you can get unique/funky pieces here. You can bargain, but discounts won't be a lot.
What to buy: Ladies and Men's Street Wear
Tokyu is another shopping mall in Bangkok city center (Siam) and is the next building from MBK Center. You can reach Tokyu Mall from National Stadium BTS Skytrain station.
First Photo: Tokyu market
Second Photo: Tokyu market
Third Photo: Tokyu market
Fourth Photo: The building at night
Fifth Photo: Tokyu Mall from BTS Skytrain station
What to buy: Clothes (a lot) and in great prices