Funky Bou­tiques/young De­sign­ers

LUXE City Guides - Bangkok - - Ploenchit -

Ev­ery­one from young fash­ion­istas to teeny bop­pers love this fash­ion hub di­vided into a se­ries of sois – the shops stock a huge range of items from kitsch to avant-garde, and most open from around noon. Start your style trail at the end of Soi 3 the square’s most in­ter­est­ing ‘young de­signer’ soi, but first, if you’re nib­bly, on the left, head up the stairs for cheap n’ cheer­ful Thai plates pop­u­lar with the lo­cals at #262/4-5 To-sit / 02 658 4001. Back down­stairs, turn left and con­tinue to Is­sue at #266/10 / 02 658 4416 / for cool Ti­betan/ur­ban sep­a­rates. Keep go­ing to meet Rama 1 again, pot­ter left and left around the cor­ner into Soi 2. A few shops down on the left is Poem at #236/10 / 2 658 4755 / po­em­bangkok.com / with shirts and skirts for the sassy of­fice gal; and on the right at #226/1 are Pronto for cult global den­ims and Suit Your­self / 02 658 1953 / for be­spoke and RTW suits, shirts and match­ing bow ties. At the end of Soi 2, cross di­ag­o­nally to the right into Soi 11, where you’ll find Mola with colour­ful sta­tionery and Vanilla In­dus­try for DIY cake giz­mos, café and bak­ing classes. Re­trace to the top of Soi 11, cross the street and straight on into Soi 1 for VAC / 084 705 7744 / vac­thai­land.com / for lim­ited edi­tion Nike, Adidas, Con­verse and NB. Con­tinue on to reach Rama 1, and then sim­ply hop across for Siam Dis­cov­ery Cen­tre. Easy! Siam Dis­cov­ery Cen­ter / Sky­train: Siam 989 Rama I Rd / 02 6581000 / siamdis­cov­erycen­ter.co.th

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