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Monday, April 11, 2011

The House of Everything

The Thonglor - Ekamai area has so many little shops, restaurants and outdoor malls its really like a little village separate from the rest of Bangkok...a trendy, stylish, somewhat yuppie village.

I explored a new place the other day at the suggestion of my friend Sumati. Being the editor of the Bangkok Post's Guru Magazine she has no choice but to know about whatever noodle cart or shopping mall springs up to grace the streets of Bangkok.

Baan Ekamai is located on a small soi off of Thonglor 20/Ekamai 21 (you can enter from either soi). It's a big house, hence the name, and not a condo which it sounds like it should be.

The house encompasses 3 clothing & accessory shops and a pasta restaurant slash dessert bar called Felice. First hand dresses, skirts tops and some vintage dresses are found @ Heidi's Secret. CoCue Basic No.77, the largest vintage enclave I've come across in our fair city, has lots to explore including first hand items. Him & Her is vintage, men's and women's of course - it's tiny but you don't have to dig to find something you like.

When we went on a Saturday afternoon the crowd was mostly the store owners and their friends and several gigantic Persian cats. Felice was deserted so we chose to make our way to Thonglor for coffee... Thanks to the hidden loction Baan Ekamai won't have crowds (at least not yet) but the less crowded the better, I say, when it comes to finding hidden vintage treasures.

Check out the blog for map, info and upates.

CoCue Basic No.77

 Can you guess which one is the mannequin?
Hint: Sumati has not yet been cast in wax by Madame Tussauds.


Sumati said...

Madness! I can't believe I finally found your blog! Keep up the good work, T! Anytime you want to explore style through the lens of a BB with your editor friend, I'll be happy to keep accompanying you because I know this will become the best fashion blog this side of the river!

Tara C. said...

Thanks editor friend! :) Posts are a little few and far between now, but I'll be posting again soon!