10 Thrift Shops in Bangkok for Some Budget-Friendly Shopping
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10 Thrift Shops in Bangkok for a Budget-Friendly Shopping Spree

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If you’re on the hunt to find a unique statement piece for your wardrobe, or your inner eco-warrior is calling for you to reduce your carbon footprint with a sustainable and ethical approach towards fashion, then thrift shopping is the way to go!

Not only are thrift shops in Bangkok an affordable alternative to traditional retail stores, but they also allow you to break the cycle of fast fashion that is harmful to our environment. And of course, a little revamp might just add a whole lot of style and a little history to your wardrobe, too. With thrift shopping, you'll not only be making a bold fashion statement, but also taking a step to preserve our planet. 

Thrift shopping in the city feels like a treasure hunt, where you should anticipate the unexpected.  Calling all savvy bargain hunters and fashion-forward explorers, Bangkok is a treasure trove of all vintage delights, and like they say you will actually discover “hidden gems” that you wouldn’t find in a retail store. There’s lots to scour in the city so to make it easier for you, we’ve put together a list of 10 places in Bangkok you could visit to shop 'til you drop. 

Chatuchak Market

Chatuchak Market

Chatuchak Market, also known as JJ Market, is a shopper's haven and a must-visit flea market for locals and tourists alike. It's hard to resist given there are over 1,000 vendors at Chatuchak offering an extensive range of products from books, handmade jewelry, clothing, handicrafts, antiques, plants, furniture, décor, and much more.

The best part – you also have delicious street food to keep you company as you browse. Whether you’re searching for something street-style, edgy, vintage, bohemian, or retro, this is the place to be. While Chatuchak Market is more of a weekend to-do adventure, it’s also ideal to go on a Friday evening as the market opens from 6 pm until midnight. Grab your favorite NFL cap at Winchesters, or go denim hunting at Zone 5. As the largest market in Thailand and within Asia, Chatuchak Market is an unmissable shopping experience.

Location: Chatuchak Market, 587, 10 Kamphaeng Phet 2 Rd, Khwaeng Chatuchak, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900

Eco Ring

Eco Ring

Eco Ring is all about serving high-quality Japanese imports with four different locations in the city to explore. Shoppers will be delighted to purchase high-fashion pieces for a bargain price, like Miu Miu handbags, Alexander Mc Queen sneakers, or even Hermes watches. In addition to designer pieces, they also stock a range of homeware, musical instruments, ceramics, and more.

It’s the perfect sustainable shopping destination to grab the latest fashionable item at a lower price than the original. If you’re planning to sell some items, Eco Ring is open to all pre-loved designer pieces so you can upgrade your wardrobe while also earning some extra cash.

Location: Eco Ring, 3, 8 Sukhumvit 49 Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110

(Un) FASHION Vintage Collection

Un FASHION Vintage Collection

As soon as you enter (Un) FASHION Vintage Collection, you are greeted with the strong aroma of high-quality leather. Vintage aficionados, this store houses a selection of well-preserved quality items that can take you on a journey back in time, from the roaring 20s to the retro 80s. Stroll through their racks and you’ll find a great collection of leather boots, handbags, jewelry, and hats, for both women and men.

The store imports rare and collectible items monthly from Europe and Japan, so there's always something new to discover. For a complete vintage experience, you can also visit their in-house café located next door to sip on a latte and indulge in some pastries, after going on a shopping spree. 

Location: (un) FASHION Vintage Collection, 3 Ekkamai 10 Alley, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110

Pattavikorn New Market

Pattavikorn New Market

Have you ever heard the phrase "a penny saved is a penny earned"? Well, Pattavikorn New Market is the perfect example of why that statement holds true. Get ready to dive into a mountain of vintage and second-hand items at wallet-friendly prices and you can start shopping as low as THB10.

Pattavikorn gives you a complete local traditional market experience where bargaining is a no-brainer. Expect a collection of clothes, kitchenware, automobile parts, classic film cameras, old comic books, and even lucky Buddhist amulets. 

Address: Pattavikorn New Market, Soi Nawamin 72, Nuanchan, Bueng Kum, Bangkok 10230

Shinjuku Outlet 

Shinjuku Outlet

Isn’t it frustrating when you buy something and when you try it at home, it doesn’t fit right? Shinjuku Outlet is one of those rare thrift shops in Bangkok that allows you to try before you buy.

Delve into some trendy second-hand clothing from Japan, Korea, and the U.S. What's more, shoppers are charged based on the weight of the items they select, with a price range of THB30-39 per 100 grams. Alternatively, you can grab three pieces of clothing for the price of THB100.

Location: Shinjuku Outlet, 191 185 Lat Phrao Rd, Saphansong, Wang Thonglang, Bangkok 10310

Horse Unit

Horse Unit

Fancy donning a cool utilitarian look? You rarely find such a thrift store that houses cool vintage workwear and military-style attires like a 60s Indian Para-Commando Force “Palm Frond Camo” trousers or a WWII U.S. Army Sterling Ring.

Horse Unit, situated inside an old warehouse on Charoen Krung, sells t-shirts, jackets, cargo pants, canvas totes, boots, and even ex-military watches and accessories. For those who fancy unique interiors, there’s vintage furniture and film cameras to add to your collection. Keep in mind that certain rare finds could be costly so reserve some extra budget if you plan to treat yourself. 

Location: Warehouse 30, 48-58 Soi Charoenkrung 30, Charoenkrung Road, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500, Bangkok, Thailand, Bangkok

Treasure Factory

Treasure Factory

Just like its namesake, Treasure Factory brims with an array of vintage fashion items that will leave you astonished. Boasting three outlets in Bangkok, Treasure Factory presents fashionable clothing, bags, accessories, and footwear.

Shoppers can anticipate browsing coveted brands like Prada, Bao Bao Issey Miyake, and Bottega Veneta, to name a few. If you’re a gadget lover, high-quality electronics are also available in their store. And if you’re looking to find a second home for your own second-hand goods, they offer great deals here.

Location: Treasure Factory, 29 Soi Sukhumvit 39, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

Srinagarindra Train Night Market (Talad Rod Fai Market)

Srinagarindra Train Night Market (Talad Rod Fai Market)

Classic, retro, and vibrant. Srinagarindra Train Night Market is an open-air market that should be on your radar when in Bangkok. Located behind Seacon Square, this vintage haven has over 2,000 stalls selling antiques and vintage memorabilia from bygone eras, including retro clothing, footwear, accessories, handicrafts, electronics, toys, and more.

Motor enthusiasts will be thrilled to spot some charming vintage vehicles like Volkswagen and Chevys. Besides the outdoor flea market, there's also an attractive indoor train station-themed market to explore.

Location: Srinagarindra Train Night Market, 1 4 Srinagarindra Rd, Nong Bon, Prawet, Bangkok 10250

BangSue Junction

BangSue Junction

NBA jerseys from the 90s to 2000s? Yes. Vintage cowboy boots and hassle? Yes. BangSue Junction is home to an eclectic mix of oh-so-interesting items perfect for pop culture lovers and nostalgia junkies who are seeking to complete their eclectic collection. 

This six-story massive center is located right opposite Chatuchak Night Market, so you can easily spend the entire day shopping in the neighborhood. Whether it’s streetwear brands like Carhartt and Stussy or more esteemed brands like Polo Ralph Lauren and Harley Davidson, there’s something for everyone at BangSue Junction. Apart from apparel, they’ve also got furniture, crafts, film cameras, and gorgeous homeware like China-bone crockery to dress up your abode. 

Location: BangSue Junction, 511 Kamphaeng Phet 2 Rd, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900

Sakura: Japan Second-Hand Market

Sakura: Japan Second-Hand Market

Looking for unique and quirky collectibles on top of that wardrobe upgrade? Interestingly, Sakura warehouse has an impressive collection of second-hand goods imported from Japan offering a wide variety of items, ranging from Japanese-style decor to kitchenware, showpieces, and soft toys.

What's more, their pricing system is based on the weight of an item, starting at just THB50 per kilogram. However, keep in mind there are certain items with fixed prices. Feast your eyes on their collection of Japanese-style decor, kitchenware, showpieces, and soft toys. Take a look and see what catches your eye!

Location: Sakura, 273 Soi Sukhumvit 50, Sukhumvit Road, Phra Khanong, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110

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