Is it ever too early to start shopping for Christmas? Now that we’ve got Halloween over and done with, it seems there’s nothing else to do now but put up those twinkly lights and start buying wrapping paper. We, for one, are incredibly excited for the winter festivities to come. Not only are the final months of the year full of fun parties and social events — they’re also a time for lots of gift-giving. So, to answer our first question: no, it’s definitely not too early to start shopping for Christmas.

That, of course, also means this is the time of year we’re all going to be spending a lot of time at Siam Paragon or Siam Center, trying to gather all our festive outfits and Christmas gifts for the season. But if there’s one place in Bangkok you can do both at the same time, it’s Siam Center’s Thai Designer zone. The entire space reserved for shops and boutiques of Thai designer brands is perfect for shopping party dresses for yourself and picking up a few special and unique gifts on the way too. To get you inspired and excited, we’ve put together a little round-up of what these Thai designer brands have in store this season. After all, there are two sure ways to have a great time at a party: have the best outfit and give the best gift. Check these out for starters…

[Feature image: iCONiC; Hero image: Kloset.]

Greyhound

Being the quintessential Bangkok cool-girl (and boy!) brand makes Greyhound an absolute must when it comes to style gifting this season. Their latest collection features some of the most fresh and fun prints we’ve seen in a while, from artsy collage and runaway stripes. Guys and girls alike would no doubt feel automatically cool when you send them a piece or two from this collection.

Our top picks for this festive season…

www.greyhound.co.th

Kloset

You can never go wrong with chandelier bags and ear cuffs for gifting that glamorous millennial in your life. Arm bags are also a great accessory for staying hands-free on nights out — check out Kloset’s version for an ultra-bling look. Oh, and we also love the red patent leather ruffle skirt that makes you the real gift-wrapped gem this Christmas.

Our top picks for this festive season…

www.klosetdesign.com

Milin

For the most fashionable Bangkokians, there’s hardly anywhere else to go to shop party dresses. 10 years of serving this city’s best evening and cocktail dresses, Milin isn’t going to play it down for the festive season. Head over to their store for perfectly lit cool-girl festive party dresses.

Our top picks for this festive season…

www.milin.com

Rotsaniyom

Rotsaniyom, with their white lace aesthetic, make them fashion’s answer to a beautiful white Christmas. Get one of their angelic looks for the festive winter season, but then wear it for the rest of the year to come. It’ll never get old.

Our top picks for this festive season…

www.rotsaniyom.com

Soda

Edgy cool feminine pieces and low-key gypsy vibes — Soda is a great option when it comes to stylish gifts and more casual and relaxed festive outfits. Opt for their more minimal pieces and dresses, and then pile on the festive accessories and headgear to your heart’s content. One great item for a failsafe gift? Their adorable ribbon pearl earrings.

Our top picks for this festive season…

www.sodabkk.com

Tube Gallery

Deck the halls, but deck yourself out even more. Tube Gallery’s maximalist gowns and brilliant colours have always been festive-inspired, which means you’ve got to have at least one of these looks this season. Whether you’ve got a winter gala dinner coming up or a Christmas ball for the end of term at uni, you’ll be served well by the party gowns by Tube Gallery.

Our top picks for this festive season…

www.tube-gallery.com

iCONiC

If the festive season is all about pretty dresses, ruffles, and shimmer, then iCONiC is the ideal place to shop. We love their golden ruffle dress — perfect for a Christmas party — or the full festive flair with their special Christmas edition look, featuring a decorated fuchsia satin bomber jacket, starry trousers, and a giant bow to wrap it all up.

Our top picks for this festive season…

www.iconic.co.th

Painkiller

For the most casual, and more unisex looks to celebrate Christmas, browse the AW19 Painkiller collection. Their laidback block colours come in the classic greens, reds, and whites that make up the iconic Christmas colour palette. These are also more cosy looks which are perfect for curling up for nights in at home, as we’ll inevitably be doing after a few of those big festive feasts.

Our top picks for this festive season…

www.painkilleratelier.com

All available for purchase at Siam Center Thai Designer Brands Zone, 1/F, Siam Center, 989 Rama I Rd., Pathum Wan, Bangkok. www.siamcenter.co.th.

Karn Chatikavanij
Style Writer
A globetrotter with a love for sushi and Miu Miu, Karn is a fan of all things upbeat, delicious, and well-dressed. Her frequent activities include packing for beach trips, listening to 80s music, and trying to make daytime pyjamas happen.