Don't wait for the next Made by Legacy to come around. Here's where to get your vintage fashion fix throughout the year.
Run by a Thai-Japanese couple, Suchada”Jieb”Pavilai and Yuichiro Yoshino, (Un) Fashion specializes in rare leather shoes, bags and other accessories for both men and women. There’s a clear sense of style to the selection, with most items imported from Italy and dating from the 1970s, although they go back way further (their oldest ever pair was from 1930). Best thing: the pricing won’t give you a heart-attack, with items ranging from just B380-5,000. To get first pick, make sure you visit on Wednesdays, when new stock comes in.
Ekamai Shopping Mall, Ekkamai Soi 10, 02-726-9592. Open daily noon-9pm
Unlike other ragged-looking vintage stores, this It shop hooks its customers up with more in-vogue items. Glittery dresses, shirts, and selections of high-quality skirts and pants are nicely arranged by color, with new stock arriving twice a week. Although most of the items make for quite girly outfits, they do have shirts, jackets and shoes for men, too. Prices range from B590-20,000. You can buy online, too.
Market Place, Thonglor Soi 4, 086-626-6965. www.vintageagainandagain.com. Open Tue-Sun 10:30am-9pm and Mon 10:30am-8:30pm
This boutique takes its inspiration from the 60s. A unique collection of hats, sunglasses and other accessories from that era packs both its branches. We love the wide selection of different hat styles (from B1,200), whether pillbox, bumper or crochet half-hat, as well as the retro clip-on earrings (from B400). You can also shop from their website or check out the Facebook page for the most up-todate items.
Scala Theatre, Siam Square Soi 1, Rama 1 Rd., 089-114-9684. Open daily noon-8:30pm. BTS Siam/ Chatuchak Weekend Market section 5 Soi 55/1. BTS Mo Chit. hisandhervintage.com
The shop started as a Facebook page around four years ago before finding this permanent home in Ladprao. The selection focuses on womenswear from the 1960s-80s (mostly 70s) like crop tops, blouses, bell bottoms, jumpsuits and gowns. Prices are very pocket-friendly, from just B890-B2,000 for dresses, while gowns go from B1,890-4,000. The highlight has to be the vintage wedding gowns, which start from B3,000. Don’t worry if you can’t make it to the shop; they also take orders via line (vintage_paiissara) and Facebook (Paiissara Vintageinfinity)
Ladprao Soi 61., 092-924-2526. Open Fri-Mon 2-7pm
VTG Shop focuses on men’s street items like jeans, shirts, polos and caps from Europe, America and Japan. You can find a few authentic big brand names, too, from Gucci and Prada to Supreme. Prices vary wildly, from a few hundred baht to five-figure sums. The shop also offers a barber service (from B400) where the emphasis is squarely on vintage looks and hipster undercuts. Girls are welcome, too, though note they only do dry cuts.
Ekamai Shopping Mall., Ekkamai Soi 10. 083-906-0767. Open daily 3-9pm
The selection here is all about vintage Americana, much of it from New York and with a focus on 20s-70s military-themed apparel like shirts, jackets, leather bags and boots. Though prices can be high, they stock good brands including Ralph Lauren, WRL, Herman, Jong, Converse and Penney’s. Check out the military cowhide jackets (from B15,000) or rugged canvas and leather bags (from B3,000). We particularly like the selection of leather boots (from B3,000).
1/F, Homeplace Building, Thonglor Soi 13., 081-255-2866. Open daily noon-8pm
Another Ekkamai Soi 10 place, this one focuses on secondhand items from Japan. The selection covers both men’s and women’s pieces as well as kids’ clothing. The owners, Wiphawa “Bink“ Dhadasih and Busarin “Fai“ Dhadasih, are the same people who used to run the vintage furniture shop that’s now The Castle Bar, so expect to find a few select home pieces, too.
Ekamai Shopping Mall, Ekkamai Soi 10, 086-900-6111. Open daily noon-10pm. BTS Ekkamai
This small compound of vintage shops sits outside the house of its owner. Hats, bags, belts, dresses—it’s all here and well categorized into different shops. The highlight is not just big collectable names from Europe and America, but also some unique items from India and Pakistan. Prices range from B1,000 for normal dress.
Thonglor Soi 17, 085-145-4691. Open daily 10am-9pm
If you’re really into French couture and crave certain items from decades-old collections, don’t miss The Vintage Store at Eight Thonglor building. The shop specializes in genuine and highly collectable luxury items from big brands like Chanel, Hermés and YSL, ranging from the 90s and beyond. Prices must be discussed privately (either in the shop or through Facebook), but don’t expect to snag any bargains.
G/F, Eight Thonglor Building, Thonglor Soi 8, 02-713-8548. Open daily from 10:30am-8pm. www.fb.com/thevintagestore
Bangklyn Project has now moved from Siam Square to a new home next to Sapan Hua Chang, near BTS Ratchathewi. The shop focuses on men’s items that the owner hunts down from the US (mainly New York) and Japan then adapts into his own designs. Mostly he works on shirts, giving vintage pieces a contemporary, minimal edge, but this year he also added a collection of reworked jeans.
Phayathai Rd (next to VIE Hotel), 081-850-1112. BTS Ratchatewi
Another one for lady’s who love hunting out vintage dresses from piles of clothes. The shop offers mostly womenswear, from topes blouses, maxi skirts and dresses to accessories like bags, hats, belts, necklaces and earrings. The highlight has to be their reasonably priced selection of clutch handbags in various shapes and styles. You can also shop online via www.facebook.com/sugarcreamvintage.
Lido Theatre, Rama 1 Rd. 02-658-4949. BTS Siam and 1/F, Terminal 21, Sukhumvit Rd. 02-254-0944. BTS Asok
Located on the second floor of Zudrangma Records, Lost & Found is the new addition to this DJ collective’s love of all things vintage. Items come from all over the world, but Japan is their main source, with a focus on good quality and unique designs. Expect to find men’s and women’s pieces—jeans, jackets and dresses—with a spotlight is on hard-to-find men’s suits and sunglasses.
2/F, Zudrangma Records, 7/1 Sukhumvit Soi 51. www.fb.com/lostandfoundstore BTS Thong Lo