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30 Global Retail Cities: Bangkok

Executive Summary

With this series, 30 Global Retail Cities, we profile the world’s major shopping cities – from fashion capitals such as Milan to shopping hubs such as Honolulu and Bermuda. We curated the top retail stores in each city, along with must-see shopping districts, major retail events and innovative store formats.

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  • With the combination of traditional ways of shopping and modern development, the retail industry in Bangkok has grown quickly.
  • The Bangkok fashion industry has become mature in the past few decades, which has prompted collaboration between local designers and international brands.
  • Malls such as Terminal 21 and Platinum Shopping Mall serve multiple purposes: Free air conditioning, easy access to transportation and a public reading area make the mall part of the Bangkok lifestyle.

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