Chatuchuk weekend market, ‘J.J.’ market. If you are a serious shopper with stamina, hydrate and buy yourself the Nancy Chandler map to the market.
Shopping Malls along the Sukhumvit Line: Siam Paragon, Central World, Gaysorn, Siam Discovery Center, Siam Center (trendy Thai designer fashion) cool, Siam Discovery Center (mod decor and funky gifts), MBK
Across Rama 1 Rd is Siam Vintage, an eclectic mix of boutiques, ranging from vintage accessories and clothes to talented young designers. Its location on the second floor between sois nine and ten of Siam Square isn’t obvious. This is the place to come if you want to buy something unique from some of Bangkok’s best boutiques; all under one roof.
Chareon Krung Soi 38, near the Mandarin – cutlery, silver (Lin Jewelers) stainless, brass galore
OP Place, Bang Rak. Asian Heritage Shopping Center. Antiques
Asiatique, The Riverfront. Along the Chao Phraya River, shopping, food and Thailand’s highest ferris wheel
River City, 23 Si Phaya Pier Soi Trok, Samphanthawong. 4 floors of excellent Asian Antiques
Nandakwang, 108/3 Soi 23, Soi Prasanmit, Sukhumvit. Originating in Chiang Mai, the Bangkok shops sells first-rate goods including clothes, home ware and accessories of homespun Thai cotton great if you are interested in weaving.
Jim Thompson warehouse, 153 Soi Sukhumvit 93, Bangchak, Phakanong, real finds. Especially good if redecorating.