A haute couture catwalk, Gaysorn has spiralling staircases, all-white halls and mouthfuls of top-name designers. The 2nd-floor ‘Thai Fashion Chic’ zone is a crash course in Bangkok's local fashion industry. Relatively well-established Thai labels including Kai, GGUB and Stretsis are represented, or you could head over to Myth, an umbrella store for emerging domestic brands.

Stores on the 3rd floor offer the same level of sophistication for your home. Thann Native sells locally inspired soaps and shampoos fragrant enough to eat. Lamont carries elegant ceramics, and Almeta, Thai silk. The open-air D&O Shop is the first retail venture of an organisation created to encourage awareness of Thai design abroad.