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Where to find fashionable designs, funky housewares, vintage accessories, and more.

On the ground floor of the Four Seasons Hotel, British designer Alexander Lamont’s namesake boutique is an Aladdin’s cave of Asian home accessories and furnishings created in his Bangkok studio. We love the packable treasures such as bronze bud vases and lacquered teacups. 155 Rajadamri Rd.

Minimalist Code 10 is a one-stop shop for style-setters. On the racks: Thai custom labels, including Nagara and T-Ra, and collections by up-and-coming local designers such as Vatit Itthi and Pravit Sawadviphachai. Look for leather and python handbags by Tu’I. Siam Paragon, first floor, 991 Rama I Rd.; 66-2/610-8312.

The just-launched, slick-but-casual men’s line Project 1.1 by Greyhound specializes in razor-sharp cotton suits, 1980’s-style skinny ties, stovepipe trousers, and tailored Bermudas. Siam Paragon, second floor, 991 Rama I Rd., 66-2/610-8312.

If you’re looking for one-of-a-kind, retro gifts, spend an evening at Talad Rot Fai market, filled with 1970’s Thai rock records, old-school cameras, and occasional finds like an original Hans Wegner chair from the 1950’s. Kamphaeng Phet Rd.; open weekends, 6 p.m. to midnight.

At the light-filled Urban Tree Organics, owners Adisak Kaewrakmuk and Jirasuda Areepunth stock beauty products made with indigenous ingredients—the coconut and Kaffir-lime shampoos and honey-scented body wash are your best bets. 934 Samsen Rd.


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