The Central Embassy shopping mall can easily be called as the crowning jewel among all the glittering malls of Bangkok.
The Central Embassy was designed and constructed to exclusively cater to only the rich and elite of Bangkok and to keep all others drooling over the ostentatiously fashionable brands that this shopping mall houses.
All the high end fashion brands from Paris, Milan, New York and London can be found here.
The décor of this shopping mall too matches the sophistication of the high class society. With a pure white minimalistic interior, absence of street-like shops, this mall is a great place to spend hours gazing over the diamond studded watches or a pair of glittering heels that cost more than you could ever guess.
Of course, if the budget allows it, there is absolutely no harm in sauntering into one of these show rooms for a buy.
Feast your eyes on the elite fashion brands
The Central Embassy shopping mall is all about introducing the general public to the finer things in life.
Although most of the designer labels here may be far too expensive for most shoppers, the show rooms do offer a unique opportunity to indulge yourself in a bit of glamorous life style.
Several well-known brands can be spotted here. Saint Laurent, Carolina Herrera, Tom Ford, Christian Louboutin etc. are some designers which show case their products here.
Some other brands with huge showrooms in the Central Embassy include Prada, Gucci, Roberto Cavalli, Miu Miu and Hermes. Of these, Gucci, Ralph Lauren and Prada are stores worth visiting for their huge collection of clothes and accessories which sprawls over two floors.
Fortunately, if a shopper is not able to afford the likes of Gucci and Prada, one always has the option of visiting the mall’s upper floors which feature a fairly good collection of reasonably priced brands.
Zara is a shopper’s delight at Central Embassy because of the amazingly huge size of its store here.
Other stores which one can shop in include Levi’s, Lacoste, TOMS and Fred Perry.
Fine dining and more
Apart from the luxury brands, the Central Embassy shopping mall also houses some of the best restaurants in Bangkok.
The food court here can be broadly classified into three categories – fine dining restaurants, casual dining, and dessert eateries.
For a really memorable fine dining experience, the Water Library and the Yuutaro restaurants are highly recommended by guests and critics alike.
One can also stop in for English style tea at Harrods.
Other restaurants which rank pretty high in the list of Bangkok’s best eating places include Din Tai Fung for Thai cuisine, Great American Rib for American cuisine, Paul for French cuisine and Ippudo Ramen for Japanese cuisine.
For casual diners, the Eat Thai zone is sure to be a diner’s paradise. It is a supermarket-cum-food court and has a 200 strong seating capacity.
Street style food as well as some Thai delicacies, all prepared by Thailand’s master chefs can be bought here at reasonable prices.
One can also try out some delicious deserts at Chickalicious and Issaya La Patisserie.
Get a beauty makeover
The shopping mall’s fourth floor is exclusively dedicated to salons and spas.
An array of hair stylists and make-up artists in any of the salons is sure to turn anyone into a completely different and much more beautiful person with their skills.
Trufitt and Hill is a popular place for haircuts while ladies can head to Leanne’s for brow shaping and Moga Aveda for a botanical treatment to cleanse the skin.