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Vintage Thrills

February 27, 2017
Top Picks… Vintage Shopping
Bangkok's continued love affair with vintage makes the Thai capital a must for fans of one-off curios, retro finds and glam old-school looks.

Mr Santi’s Classic Movie Poster shop, near Siam Square, curates the city’s best collection of retro Thai cine posters, from the 1950s onwards. You’ll find photo-montage and painted numbers, sourced from old cinemas, including local films and Thai takes on international hits.

Tasty Tuba Design combines a kitsch-meets-cool, OTT vintage emporium with a design-strewn restaurant and bar. Pick up retro fashion, furniture, lighting, accessories or art, then kick back for pizza and beer.

For vintage US and French clothing, dive into Wooden Submarine, which stocks everything from Levi’s jeans to Stüssy T-shirts and camo-print ex-army shirts and jackets. Alongside menswear (mainly 20s to 70s Americana), discover rugged bags and boots.

A Brutalist 60s department store, Nightingale-Olympic is a retro trove (read 50s/60s time warp), filled with nostalgic kit and caboodle from Monopoly to musical instruments and Merle Norman make-up. Sporty fashion finds include Puma tennis shorts and Fred Perry shirts. Game on!

Multi-level Papaya is a fruity concoction of vintage treasures, spanning from Vespa scooters to Ultraman and Batman figurines. This suburban warehouse is a huge labyrinth, cluttered with lighting, clocks, TVs and tableware.

If luxury labels are your thang, shop for fab frocks at Labellist Vintage Vibes, a sanctuary for stylish 1960s to 2000s gowns and goodies at Gaysorn mall. Team that jaw-dropping Chanel jacket with a heavenly Hermès bag! Haute couture and jewellery also tempt.
Classic Movie Poster / Lido Siam Square Soi 2 / +66 2 255 3677 / 2-8pm Mon-Fri, 2-7pm Sat-Sun /
Tuba Design / 34 Ekkamai Soi 21 / +66 2 711 5500 / 11am-2am daily /
Wooden Submarine / 121/118 Phayathai Rd / +66 81 255 2866 / 1-8pm Mon-Fri, 1-6pm Sat-Sun /
Nightingale-Olympic / 70 Tri Phet Rd / +66 2 221 9773 / 9am-6pm Mon-Sat
Papaya / Soi Lat Pharo 55/2 / +66 2 539 8220 / 9am-7pm daily
Labellist Vintage Vibes / 2/F / Gaysorn Shopping Centre / 999 Phloenchit Rd / +66 2 656 1040 / 10am-8pm daily /