And mid 2015 saw the arrival of the swish The Metropolitan Museum of Art Store (store.metmuseum.org) that has set cognoscenti hearts racing with its superb collection of wearables and home art inspired by historic exhibits.Pick up a dragonfly silk tie for Bt4,000 or a scarf for Bt3,500. Find them 10am to 7pm at the Anantara Siam, at the neighbouring Peninsula Plaza, or at 140 Wireless Road across from the US Embassy.This Bangkok shopping guide is for the intrepid but, with a stout heart, a good map and a stouter bag, you'll be bulk ordering bags, belts, jeans and blouses like the pros in no time. And do visit the informative Tourism Authority of Thailand site.Remember, your VAT refund of seven percent (the local tax) involves some paperwork and patience. First, you'll need to spend at least 2,000 baht "per store, per day" as per the rules, each time filling out a PP10 form that is usually promptly supplied by sales staff.
The outpourings of an uber-talented, young designer, Milin has been a fun brand in demand for the last few years.
To get oriented and pick up transport bearings dive straight into the gleaming sprawl of the monstrous Siam Paragon ( complex facing the renovated Siam Square One .
This is at the Siam Square terminus and train interchange spot.
Whether you’re aiming to prance around in pretty pink florals or you make a dash for the bold black stripes, miss Flamingo offers a handful of memorable heels.
Though a bit pricey at Bt2,490, these shoes won’t make your toes curl.