The Central Department Stores traces its roots to the beginning of retail marketing in Bangkok.
One of Bangkok’s largest chain of departmental stores, Central has grown by leaps and bounds and today has its branches spread all over the capital.
The Central departmental stores is one of the few family owned conglomerate holding companies in Thailand and is comparable to US retailers such as Macy’s.
Central branches all over Bangkok
The Central department stores today stand high in the world of departmental stores with 13 branches in Bangkok alone.
Chidlom, Ladprao, Bangna, Pinklao, Rama II, Rama III, Rangsit, Silom Complex, Silom, Chaengwattana, Ramindra are some of the outlets in Bangkok of this gigantic store chain.
The store stocks on almost everything from necessary stuff for your home to designer wear, toiletries, children’s games and toys, jewelry, make up, in fact almost everything under the sun.
The stores are also packed with brand names from all over the world. Each brand name will have its small space where they display their newest collection.
The place is of course high on quality goods. Most of the Central’s department stores have large shopping areas, providing the shopper a hassle free and tranquil shopping experience.
Customers to any of the stores will actually be bewildered with the sheer number of merchandise that is available under a single roof.
If you visit the Central departmental stores during the two-month grand sale festival, tourists are given Central Tourist Privilege Cards, wherein they can cash in on special offers that give discounts up to 5% on regular items.
Did you know?
The Central Departmental Store chain has been recognized with several awards for its contributions in the boosting of the economy.
They have a combined market of over 630 million US Dollar. It is also one of the few family run successful retail chain of outlets which are successfully managed and run by members of the family themselves.
All in all, a visit to the Central departmental stores will give you a great shopping experience which will be with you long after you leave Thailand.
Foreigners may apply for a 5% discount card by simply asking the sales person behind the counter. The card is quickly filled out and you can make use of the discount on your next purchase.