Ekamai is known for its high rents, large concentration of Japanese expats, and trendy eating and drinking spots, but it is also home to some of the best chic boutique outlets in Bangkok. Start off any shopping trip here with a visit to Liberty Area One, whose owner worked at Harrods in London and is somewhat of a Bangkok fashion mogul. Also found here in the Ekamai Mall are the shops Unfashion, which sells vintage leather shoes from Italy, along with Was Were Will, a tiny place specialising in vintage items from Japan. Vintage and retro are common themes in Ekamai, as Tuba, better known for its bar happy hours, also is a retro furniture shop, and you can probably buy the sofa you're enjoying your mojito on, along with anything else in the bar/shop. It's not all small designer shops here though: Gateway Mall is the largest shopping complex in the Ekamai area, with tons of Japanese restaurants, IT shops, clothing, and just about anything you could ask for in a shopping mall (they've even just opened a Snow Park upstairs). More practically, Index Living Mall stocks all sorts of home furnishings, and right next door to it, you'll find Big C, which is a grocery store plus plus. There's plenty to buy all along Ekamai no matter what you are looking for.