Ekamai's 10 Best Shopping Spots: From Designer Boutique to Retail Malls

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. 

While Ekamai Major is mostly about entertainment, with a large multiplex cinema upstairs, along with a bowling alley, and lots of chain restaurants like Fuji or McDonalds, there are some shopping outlets downstairs, mainly selling bags and...  Read More

Big C is Ekamai's biggest grocery store, and this Big C Extra version (the Extra shops have more gourmet products and are far more extensive than the regular shops) is the place to buy food in the neighbourhood. Check out their Casino brand...  Read More

A lot of folks come to Thailand to get married, with all the luxury resorts and traditional Thai wedding ceremonies that can be arranged on islands or rooftops, or elsewhere special. Victoria Wedding Studios is one of the premier agencies in...  Read More

If you are looking for secondhand vintage clothes this is a shop for you. Was Were Will, located in the small Ekamai Mall right at the corner of Soi 10, is filled with various items for men, women, and children, the majority of them being...  Read More

Not only is Tuba a great bar to come drink at, it is also a retro and antique furniture shop. Drink too much and you might end up buying the couch you are sitting on! Seriously, everything is for sale in here, and it is full of colorful...  Read More

While primarily known for its furniture, Index Living Mall has just about everything for home decoration, decor, and furnishing, and then some. They've got home storage supplies, bathroom furnishings and fixtures, small appliances, lighting, and...  Read More

While the cafe-restaurant part of this boutique gets plenty of raves (One Ounce for Onion), this section of the quiet lane shop has clothing, shoes, and accessories for men and women on sale, obtained from well known boutiques from around the...  Read More

This shop is for lovers of fine leather, as well as those in search of vintage clothing items. While the collection is more than just bags and shoes, these items make up the most of what's on display, with an outstanding array of classic leather...  Read More

The Gateway Mall is the largest shopping complex in the Ekamai neighbourhood, with over 93,000 square meters of space spread out over 8 floors. The focus of the mall is on recreating a bit of a Japan Town and Japanese shopping experience, mainly...  Read More

The owner of Liberty Area One is a popular fashion trendsetter in Bangkok. Nod-Nuanwan Tatong worked at Harrods in London and now oversees this chic multi-brand fashion empire in the Ekamai Mall. Products you can find here include women's shoe...  Read More


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