Sukhumvit Road is one of Bangkok's best-known shopping streets. Easily accessible thanks to the BTS line, its air-conditioned malls, department stores, myriad shops and sidewalk vendors offer an overwhelming variety of goods that range from fashion trends straight off the catwalk to cheap imitations.

The most visible and vibrant form of commerce are the street stalls peddling souvenirs, knock-off clothing and pirated DVDs. These open in the afternoon and operate all along lower Sukhumvit road around the main hotels. Many don't close until late. Shops, meanwhile, feature everything from haircuts and antiques to tailored suits and massages. Upmarket shopping is almost as easily found. Find out more on where to shop and what to buy through our Sukhumvit shopping guides.

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