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.
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.
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.
Try buying things early in the morning when they open the shop, coz usually they are good and give it for the amount you quote calling it a “morning buy” or “lucky money”. After that most of the shopowners just bark if you quote a lower price. I guess Thailand is not too much of a “land of smile” these days.
Always start bargaining from half the price of wares. Usually the actual cost in lower than that.
If you dislike the bargaining and haggling session, it is best to go to Thai handicraft centers located through out Bangkok, especially in shopping areas like sukhumvit and phloenchit areas. The price is reasonable, quality is good, and you have the satisfaction of helping somebody rather than feeling being cheated. Also you need not ask for discounts or bargaining in these shops.
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
This is hot top! GATEAU HOUSE is nothing less than a home-made bakery and got into the chain of leading Thai-owned bakeries. I think there must be about 50 Gateaux House shops and Siam Square was one of the first. They have the best-in-town sweetnesses, chocolate and bread and scrape, as we name a wonderful delicious toppings on a bun.
What to buy: So hard to point at one the most delicious sweets ... try the creampuffs filled with creamy pandan leaves custarded flavour. Looks green like the Hulk, but it is >>>
D E L I C I O U S ! ! !
Maybe a burnt cream Gateaux with chocolate, or cheese. And point at a bun that makes you lick your chops! Just try, there are miscellanies of pork meat, chicken, fish ...
What to pay: Not that much, about 20 - 40 THB for one protion or bun
You wanna know where the skul kids go after skul? Yeap, they all come here. You can find almost ne kinds of trade you want: CDs, clothes, hairdressers, cinemas, restaurants. I cant exactly tell you where to go cos this place is huge! There's all sorts of smells wherever you go, one minute, you'll smell food, the next you'll smell ***e! Gosh, just like ying and yang! Lol! Everything is really cheap but u can still bargain if you're not please enough. Happy shopping!