It's best not to pack your purchases into your check-in luggage. After immigration head for the VAT refund counter and present your credentials to get some cash in hand for that much-needed snack and coffee.
And remember, if it does not have a VAT tag, there will be no guarantee of quality. If you don't care about this minor quibble, get your hands dirty and jump right in.
Reminiscent of Hong Kong’s IFC shopping mall, the gleaming Siam Paragon is right next to the BTS Siam Square station and tends to attract travellers with well-endowed wallets and an eye for luxury designer brands.
Put on your walking shoes (or buy some new ones) and explore everything from Hermes, Giorgio Armani, TOD's, Gucci, Bulgari, Jeffrey Cambell, Shanghai Tang and Coach to Swarovski and a fully functioning Ocean World.
Pick up a dragonfly silk tie for Bt4,000 or a scarf for Bt3,500. Find them 10am to 7pm at the Anantara Siam, at the neighbouring Peninsula Plaza, or at 140 Wireless Road across from the US Embassy.
To get oriented and pick up transport bearings dive straight into the gleaming sprawl of the monstrous Siam Paragon ( complex facing the renovated Siam Square One .
More on these later as we proceed down busy Sukhumvit.
And mid 2015 saw the arrival of the swish The Metropolitan Museum of Art Store (store.metmuseum.org) that has set cognoscenti hearts racing with its superb collection of wearables and home art inspired by historic exhibits.
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Waltz in for a pair of leather pumps, equal parts modern and vintage, designed by Bangkok-native Janet Pantila Promfang.
Whether you’re aiming to prance around in pretty pink florals or you make a dash for the bold black stripes, miss Flamingo offers a handful of memorable heels.
The PP10 form requires your passport number (though you may not be asked to actually produce it), and your departure flight number.
Once that's all neatly entered, sign, and off you go. Send us your Feedback / Letter to the Editor Jewellery, watches and gold purchases over Bt10,000 need to be inspected and other purchases may be checked at the airport.