Jim Thompson Thai Silk Shop Bangkok

Souvenirs and Silks in Silom

Jim Thompson’s Thai Silk Shop in Silom is legendary in Bangkok as a place to pick up a range of silk products. This specialty store carries everything silk, most notably scarves but also handbags, dress shirts and a cute cushions. The flagship Jim Thompson Silk Shop is located on Surawong Road, just a few minutes away from the Sala Daeng BTS Skytrain station and a 10-minute walk from the Silom MRT subway station. If you are looking for high-quality gifts and souvenirs to bring back home, Jim Thompson’s flagship store on Surawong Road is highly recommended. Products start from around 300 baht for small souvenirs and cosmetics bags, with clothing for around 1000-2000 baht, while at the top end of the scale, you’ll find silk sofas costing up to 100,000 baht.

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Jim Thompson was an American entrepreneur who singlehandedly rejuvenated the Thai silk industry in the 1950s. Despite his mysterious disappearance in Malaysia, his legacy lives on through his world-famous brand. The array of colors and supreme quality of the homeware, clothing and accessories at the main store will not disappoint. The prices vary greatly depending on the grade of the fabric. It can get rather crowded, so if you need a break from shopping, there is a small café in the store that serves drinks and bakery items. If you are interested in learning more about the eclectic life of Jim Thompson, consider taking a tour of Jim Thompson’s House in Siam, a 10-minute taxi ride away. The Jim Thompson Thai Silk Shop undoubtedly offers the best variety of high-end silk items in Bangkok.

Jim Thompson Thai Silk Shop Bangkok

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 - 21:00 (daily)
  • MRT: Silom
  • BTS: Sala Daeng
  • Address: 9 Surawong Road, Silom
  • Tel: +66 (0)2 632 8100
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