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Monday, May 28, 2012

Mega Bangna brings new brands to Bangkok

Unless you're living under a rock or a saphan you've probably heard the hype about Mega Bangna. It's mega alright. And so are the amount of multi-generational families slowly milling about on a Saturday afternoon.

The mall itself just opened May 5, but Ikea has been attracting condo-dwellers and curious Thais since last year.

At the risk of turning my own condo into an Ikea showroom, I've had to ban myself from going there anymore.

Some brands are entering the Thai market via Mega Bangna: Accessorize, Cotton On, Neu Look and Payless Shoes to name a few. Nothing to get your sarong in a twist about, IMHO, but it's an addition to the Bangkok retail economy at least.

A couple brands are also introducing flagship stores a few decades/years too late (read: Body Glove and Von Dutch). Dr. Martens also have a store which might fall into this category but Docs will always come back in style.

Mega Bangna is located on Bangna-Trad Road, km 8. The highway sign is disproportionately small compared to the hype so keep a look out after you pass Bitech.

Go www.mega-bangna.com for details and driving instructions in Thai and a map in English.

Opening hours from 10am - 10pm daily.

My advice: unless you can stand the slow walking, window shopping families, wait until you have a weekday to check out this new shopping destination.


Shannon Valle said...

Is Cotton On dirt cheap there? Because it is here in Australia.

Tara C. said...

Woops accidentally deleted my comment... Meant to say that yes, Cotton On is pretty cheap, but it still can't compare to the markets and street shopping!