The original stalwart in the soon-to-be EmDistrict trifecta of luxury shopping malls, Emporium holds a sweet spot in the heart of many a Phrom Phong resident.
Although not quite as popular as the new EmQuartier over the road, Emporium still has luxury fashion outlets by the bucketload and the added bonuses of a multi-storey department store – akin to Siam Paragon – and a slightly more relaxed clientele compared to its hectic neighbour.
Let’s take a look around.
We particularly enjoy the cheeky little ‘spoil me Santa’ installations dotted around the mall.
Emporium’s mantra is luxury, luxury, luxury.
With a little more luxury.
High fashion like Louis Vuitton, Fendi and Chloe sit next to super prime jewellers Tiffany and Cartier in an extravagant display of wealth.
If you want quasi-affordable shopping, then the Emporium department store should be your first port of call.
Scattered throughout the mall are also a number of ‘sportmalls’, a Powermall for all your electronic needs and a huge homeware zone full of kitchen goods, chinaware, bedroom furniture and general interior decoration.
Emporium isn’t just a shopping destination, however.
Emprivé is the cinema in residence with a number of screens – although there’s no 3D or IMAX offerings like some of Bangkok’s malls offer.
It’s luxurious though, with bigger and more comfortable seats than its competitors and a Director’s Lounge for complimentary drinks and snacks that comes part and parcel with some ticket types.
Because it’s not quite as crowd-drawing as EmQuartier’s CineArt across the road, Emprivé has decidedly less footfall and a generally more relaxed atmosphere.
Emporium also fancies itself as something of a dining destination with a small handful of restaurants and a cut-price food hall where you can get your hands on a variety of Asian dishes for sub-100 baht.
For those after more western-friendly fare, you’ll also find Starbucks, Burger King, Krispy Kreme and Piri Piri Chicken dotted around the fourth floor.
If you’re looking to round off your luxury shopping trip with a similarly opulent lunch, take some time to check out the impressive Raw Bar.
It’s the perfect spot for a dozen oysters and a glass of Veuve before leaving the mall and braving Sukhumvit’s traffic…
What do you think of Emporium?
Luxury shopping haven? Or EmQuartier’s poorer cousin?