As you may know, Bangkok is a paradise for shoppers. The markets and malls scatter all over the city. In this post, I am not going to write about the markets where you can find cheap goods especially when buying in bulk, but I will share you the shopping malls where you can buy brand name clothes, handbags, shoes, accessories, and so on.
There are many malls in Bangkok, but which one is the best? For me, this question is about personal taste. If the best means the location that is easier to access by public transportation and the number of brand name shops, here are the best malls in Bangkok for me.
Siam Paragon –According to Wikipedia, the total retail area of this mall is 400,000 square meters. Huge, isn’t it? It is one of the biggest malls in Asia. This big and luxury shopping mall is located at Siam area.
You can find almost everything you want here. There are many upscale shops such as jewelry shops, English bookstores (Kinokuniya and Asia Book), brand name products (Prada, BVLGARI, CHANEL, Hermes, FENDI, Miu Miu, Dior, Mulberry, GIORGIO ARMANI, Balenciaga, Burberry, and so on).
Besides, there are more than 150 restaurants, café, coffee shops, and dessert shops waiting for you to try.
Central World – Central World is bigger than Siam Paragon! It is located at Ratchaprasong Intersection, which is only 10-minute walk from Siam Paragon. They both are competitor of each other and offer pretty much the same products. You can expect to see things you see in Siam Paragon at Central World.
Central Chidlom – Central Childlom is not as big as the first two malls that I recommend, but you can find many luxury products here as well. This mall connects with the BTS Skytrain at Chidlom station, which is only one stop from Siam station. Most shops are compact, so you do not have to walk a lot to get what you want. Well, this mall does not have so many restaurants like the first two malls.
The Emporium – This mall is far from the first three malls, but can be reached by BTS Skytrain. The mall is located on Sukhumvit Road and connects with BTS Skytrain at Phrom Phong Station. You can also expect to find many luxury products here.
The Emporium is not that big as the first two malls, but it is a part of The EM District which aims to be ‘The Epicenter of Sukhumvit’. There are 3 EMs in The EM District: Emporium, EmQuartier, and EmSphere. The Emporium has been opened since 1997. EmQuartier is located opposite The Emporium and has just been opened last month and EmSphere is located next to The Emporium and is planned to open by 2016.
Actually the other shopping malls in Bangkok also have the brand name products, but these 4 shopping malls seem to have more shops and likely to have more models, sizes, colors of each product. So, if you want to buy brand name products in Bangkok, just check these malls out!
Hope this information helps