The best vintage shops in Bangkok
Across from Ekkamai Shopping Mall, stands a group of rusty and cool and not-so-square buildings that contain shops selling vintage goods and a nice cafe. On the left side is a store selling various kinds of vintage women’s shoes and leather goods. For men? Go straight to the one in the middle. It sells good-quality clothing and accessories. The café, meanwhile, sits on the right.
Vintage clothing shop, Was Were Will, reflects the owner’s neatly selected garment collections – Japanese-style retro pieces that are simple-looking yet cleverly tailored and rich in detail. Zakka-style clothing, suitable for Thailand’s never-ending summers, is also available.
Street-style clothing shop, Cocue, has everything you need to deck out in cool fashions from head to toe. The shop sells second-hand items from Korea and Japan, most of them simple piece that are easy to match with anything. Add layers to your look with the accessories they also have here. All in all, Cocue won’t let you down.
Standing amongst the pad Thai stalls, bars and guesthouses on Ram Butri Road is a small and hip vintage shop called the Trapeze Swingers. The two-story store is packed with vintage items for both men and women. Browse through cool shirts vintage T-shirts, unique wallet-friendly faded jeans, and a pretty impressive CD and vinyl collection.