Bangkok Airport shopping offers an amazing selection of Duty Free products from the sublime to the luxurious and some of these are unique to Thailand.
What to buy at Bangkok Airport?
As you kill time waiting for your outbound flight then here are some more ideas for grabbing a last minute memento of your trip to Thailand and some suggestions for what to buy in Bangkok Airport.
Browsing through brand name collections is a great way to pass the time whilst on a short Bangkok layover, so why not treat yourself to some Bangkok Airport duty free shopping on your next trip via Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport.
If you are wondering what to buy in the Thailand Suvarnabhumi Airport Duty Free complex, then read on.
Pick up that amazing brand name gift for your special partner from the fabulous boutique stores located in the well-proportioned shopping mall in Bangkok Airport.
With personalised service guaranteed, any purchase will provide memories of this trip and the gift will provide good service for years to come.
Duty free Bangkok Airport items available for purchase, include liquor, tobacco and perfume and they are all available from King Power and other franchise stores.
Cigarettes are still freely available, but before purchasing, make sure to check the duty free allowance at your destination airport.
King Power Suvarnabhumi Airport liquor shop is open 24 hours, so you can make final purchases all day and all night.
But, if you need that special luxury item then the shopping mall on the the 4th level of Suvarnabhumi Airport allows easy browsing and comparisons of leather goods, jewellery and fashion items.
This selection of Suvarnabhumi Airport shops host some of the world's most recognised brands in close proximity to each other.
But bear in mind, many shops in Suvarnabhumi Airport may not be open 24 hours.
For the brand name outlets mentioned below, the Bangkok Airport shops opening hours are included, as well as some product details of suggested items to buy in Bangkok Airport.
Those passengers departing to Australia, should note that there remains a restriction on the amount of liquids and powders that can be taken on the airplane in unchecked baggage.
Prior to the boarding gate there are individual bag inspections for excess liquids.
The reason that large containers are not allowed on the aircraft is because the Duty Free retailer does not provide a departure gate delivery service. (although there could be a bit more to it than that)
Read more about the restrictions on the Australian Government website.
Bear in mind that this restriction on the amount of liquids and powders, also applies to those that are transiting through Suvarnabhumi Airport and might have purchased Duty Free items at the point of origin.
My simple advice for passengers to Australia, is to purchase duty free liquor and perfumes in Australia on arrival.
The pre-boarding security inspection will open each item of carry on luggage and check the following:
Items over the limits will be confiscated and put into a special bin for destruction.
If you are planning to do any shopping in Bangkok Airport and you don't have free access to an airline lounge, then book into a Miracle Lounge to rest your tired feet after making your purchases.
Admire your gifts in peace and comfort, before continuing on the next leg of your travels.
BKK Airport lounge bookings are available from GetYourGuide, so check availability and pricing at the link now.
Miracle Lounge Access pricing is around AU$49 and additional time can be paid for at the desk, if required.
A full list of all lounges and their locations is now provided on my Bangkok Airport lounge page.
For those interested in luxury goods shopping, I curated a list of the most well known brands that could be of most interest to travellers.
By no means is this list complete and so if you would like your franchise listed, then please reach out on the Feedback page.
It is not that long ago that Bangkok Airport was first commissioned and in the early days the place was a spartan shell of an airport.
Now things have changed remarkably, with its aim to become the foremost airport in the Asian region.
Competing with the likes of Changi Airport in Singapore and new Hong Kong Airport has encouraged the development of an amazing retail shopping space, set to delight even the most discerning shopper.
Longchamp is a French company, founded in Paris in 1948. It specializes in making leather bags and accessories.
The company was founded by Jean Cassegrain who was the son of Ernest Cassegrain who was the founder of another French luxury brand called Hermès.
Longchamp is one of the most popular brands when it comes to handbags and leather goods.
The company also has a wide range of products which include travel bags, backpacks, wallets, purses and totes and they have now made a presence in this upmarket location.
Longchamp Bangkok Airport is most well known for their innovative "Le Pliage" women's foldable handbag, which is also available from Amazon.
The LongChamp Women's Le Pliage Cuir Tote Bag is a great bag for both work and casual wear. It's made of durable leather, has a roomy interior that can fit all of your essentials, and comes in many different colors.
The Longchamp Women's Le Pliage Grey Leather Top Handle tote is a versatile bag that can be carried by hand or on the shoulder.
It features an adjustable strap and a top zip closure with a protective leather flap. This bag comes in grey, and has dimensions of 12 x 11 x 7 inches.
The LongChamp Women's Le Pliage Sienna Red Leather Top Handle Leather Tote Handbag has enough space to hold all your necessities, but it is not too bulky or heavy.
The bag can be carried by hand or worn on the shoulder with its integrated strap. The red color makes this bag stand out and it will match any outfit you wear!
Do some Bangkok Airport duty free shopping today and walk out in style.
Visitors to Bangkok Airport are now confronted with all the very best of the world’s brand name goods.
Gucci is a brand name that every woman about town would like to own.
Handbags, clutch bags and even small purses are all on offer in this duty free location.
Take some time to browse what is on offer and make a cheeky selection to pamper yourself.
Gucci were founded in Florence, Tuscany in 1921 by Guccio Gucci and now have a prime location in this Bangkok Airport shopping mall.
Initially, the brand started out as a luggage manufacturer, producing luxury travel goods for Italy’s wealthy upper-classes, but nowadays luxury eyewear, watches and jewellery have been added to the collection.
During the second world war, the label introduced its distinctive “Double-G” monogram, as well as the now iconic Gucci stripe, consisting of two green stripes interrupted by a single red bar.
Do a little Bangkok Airport shopping today, walk out and be noticed for your fine taste in accessories.
Not only is Bangkok Airport shopping a great way to pass the time when you have to change planes in Bangkok but it is also great for those travellers that are departing internationally from Bangkok itself.
Wander the store and enjoy the experience and listen to the helpful advice from the attentive staff.
Gucci Suvarnabhumi Airport is certainly one of the best shops in the location and they have everything to please the discerning shopper.
The Gucci Dionysus range of handbags can be seen at Amazon.
The Gucci Dionysus Chain Bag is a fashion handbag that is made from high-quality leather. It comes in embroidered brown leather with an iconic web stripe, which makes it a versatile bag for any occasion.
The bag has a sliding chain strap for carrying by hand or across the shoulder and has dimensions 11.75 x 3.5 x 8.5 inches.
The Gucci Soho Large Leather Chain Shoulder Handbag Black is the ultimate luxury designer handbag for women.
Crafted from premium quality leather, this handbag is designed to last for years while retaining its stylish appeal. The iconic interlocking GG logo on the front adds to the elegance of this designer handbag and with its spacious design, this handbag is perfect for carrying all your essentials and more.
The adjustable chain shoulder strap makes it easy to wear and provides added comfort. The tassel detail on the front adds a touch of sophistication to this already stunning handbag.
The Gucci "Britt" Handbag is an elegant satchel-size purse designed for women who appreciate luxury and style. Crafted from high-quality materials, this handbag is built to last and will be a cherished addition to your wardrobe for years to come.
The signature Gucci double G logo is beautifully embossed on the front of the bag, adding a touch of sophistication to this already stunning piece. The bag is also designed with a spacious interior, allowing you to carry all your daily essentials in style.
The "Britt" handbag features a detachable and adjustable shoulder strap, providing you with the flexibility to wear it as a crossbody or shoulder bag and is available in a variety of colors, making it easy to find the perfect one to match your personal style.
This Gucci Duty Free Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport shopping complex never closes.
Open 24 hours
At your leisure, browse the range of stores that carry all kinds of modern and traditional Thai goods, knowing that you are only minutes away from your boarding gate.
Salvatore Ferragamo initially started the Hollywood Boot Shop in 1923 and supplied shoes to many great Hollywood stars.
After returning to Florence, the current shoemaking company was started in 1928 and now is part of a prime retail location in this Bangkok Airport shopping zone.
If you ever get a chance to visit Florence, then Palazzo Spini Feroni, one of the great palaces of Florence, houses the company's flagship store and a museum dedicated to Ferragamo's life and work.
Initially, the brand started out as a boot and shoe manufacturer, producing luxury travel goods for movie stars such as Joan Crawford and Gloria Swanson, but nowadays has been complemented by eyewear, perfume, belts, scarves, bags, watches and a ready to wear clothing line.
Th Salvator Ferragamo Bangkok Airport range of shoes is available at Amazon.
Salvatore Ferragamo Benford Gancini Bit Leather Loafers
Step up your shoe game with the SALVATORE FERRAGAMO Benford Gancini Bit Leather Loafers, perfect for the modern man who values both style and comfort.
These shoes are crafted from high-quality leather and feature the iconic Gancini bit on the front, adding a touch of elegance to your wardrobe.
The loafers are designed with a slip-on style, making them easy to wear and perfect for any occasion. The leather lining and cushioned footbed ensure maximum comfort, even after a long day on your feet.
Step out in style with the Salvatore Ferragamo Adam Single Side Gancio Loafers.
These classic loafers are updated with a contemporary twist, featuring a single side Gancio ornament that adds a touch of elegance and sophistication.
Crafted from the finest leather, the Salvatore Ferragamo Adam Single Side Gancio Loafers are both comfortable and durable.
The leather lining and insole provide a soft and cushioned feel, while the rubber sole ensures excellent traction and durability.
Open 24 hours
Louis-François Cartier was trained as a jeweller and initially started the business in 1847 after taking over the workshop from his master, Adolphe Picard.
In 1874 the business was passed to his son Alfred Cartier.
Then in 1899, Alfred handed the business over to his three sons, who were then instrumental in expanding the company internationally and making the brand well known amongst European royalty.
To this day, the brand still focusses on its primary products of jewellry and watches and the Cartier Bangkok Airport shop continues to uphold the family tradition of fine watches.
This range of Cartier watches can be seen at Amazon.
Elevate your style with the CARTIER Ballon Bleu Men's Watch, a masterpiece of precision engineering and timeless design. This luxurious watch features a stainless steel case with a polished finish, and a silvered guilloché opaline dial with blue steel hands, making it a stunning accessory for any occasion.
The watch is powered by an automatic movement and features a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, ensuring accuracy and durability. The blue cabochon on the crown adds a touch of sophistication to this already elegant timepiece.
The CARTIER Ballon Bleu Men's Watch is available in a variety of sizes and styles, making it easy to find the perfect fit for your wrist.
The Cartier Rotonde Silvered Guilloche Dial Men's Watch is a timeless classic that exudes elegance and sophistication.
This stunning timepiece features a silvered guilloche dial with Roman numerals and a date window at the 3 o'clock position, enclosed in a polished stainless steel case.
Powered by a Swiss-made automatic movement, the Cartier Rotonde Silvered Guilloche Dial Men's Watch offers accurate and reliable timekeeping.
The sapphire crystal caseback allows you to admire the intricate inner workings of the watch, while the black alligator leather strap provides a comfortable and stylish fit.
The Cartier Tank Louis Ladies Yellow Gold Watch is a stunning timepiece that exudes timeless beauty and elegance.
Its distinctive rectangular case is crafted from 18k yellow gold and features a silvered flinqué dial with black Roman numerals, blue sword-shaped hands, and a date display at the 6 o'clock position.
Powered by a quartz movement, the Cartier Tank Louis Ladies Yellow Gold Watch offers precise timekeeping and requires minimal maintenance.
The yellow gold bracelet adds a touch of luxury and sophistication, while the scratch-resistant sapphire crystal ensures durability and longevity.
Open 24 hours
One store that should be on your shopping list is the OTOP shop. Products marketed under the OTOP branding are always popular gifts.
As the OTOP brand (One Tambon One Product) is synonymous with traditional Thai handicrafts and products crafted in the ways of old.
The OTOP program was developed and pioneered by the Thai Royal Family to provide skills education and home based business opportunities for rural Thai citizens.
The intention is to encourage the retention of traditional skills inherent in the Thai community and provide local work opportunities.
Your purchase is helping in more ways than one, and whatever you purchase from this OTOP outlet is going to support rural Thai communities and their families.
You will find the OTOP shop located towards Concourse C, opposite Gin Ramen Restaurant and if you need to do some shopping at Bangkok Airport then OTOP should be on your list of shops to visit.
The brand of Emporio Armani was founded as recently as 1975 by Giorgio Armani.
The Armani brand has many sub brands and is a prime Italian luxury fashion house and Italy's second-biggest fashion brand, behind Prada.
If you are looking for some fine Italian brand gifts when Bangkok Airport shopping, then stop by the Emporio Armani Bangkok Airport store and see what is on offer.
This select range of Emporio Armani watches is also available at Amazon.
Make a statement with the Emporio Armani Swiss Made Men's Swiss Automatic Stainless Steel Dress Watch, a masterpiece of Swiss precision and elegant design.
The watch features a stainless steel case and bracelet with a black dial and silver-tone hands and markers, making it the perfect accessory for any formal occasion.
The Swiss-made automatic movement ensures accurate timekeeping, while the scratch-resistant sapphire crystal protects the watch from scratches and damage. The watch is also water-resistant up to 50 meters, making it suitable for everyday wear.
Closes 10:00 pm
If you didn't manage to get to the famous Jim Thompson shop in Bangkok, then don’t despair because there is a Bangkok Airport shopping retail outlet located right here in Suvarnabhumi Airport.
Inside the Jim Thompson Bangkok Airport store, browse amongst the array of silk scarves and ties, before selecting one for the man in your life, or perhaps you could purchase a silk shawl for that very special lady waiting back home.
Knowing that it is from Jim Thompson, she will appreciate the gift all the more.
This Duty Free Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport complex never closes.
Open 24 hours
The house of Fendi was created in 1925 by Adele and Edoardo Fendi. The first shop was in Via del Plebiscito in Rome and the brand originally focussed on fur and leather goods; something it is still know for today.
Until 1999 Fendi was a family-owned business until Prada and LVMH, one of the world's biggest luxury goods groups, took a controlling stake.
OTOP, Gucci and Jim Thompson shops are some of the many highly respected Brand Name retail stores in Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport.
Make a mental note to do some Duty free shopping at Fendi Bangkok Airport before departure and really make the most of your remaining time in Thailand.
This range of Fendi watches is available at Amazon.
Add a touch of luxury to your wrist with the Fendi Women's CrazyCarats Swiss-Quartz Watch, a masterpiece of style and precision.
The watch features a stainless steel case and bracelet with a black dial and diamond hour markers, making it a stunning accessory for any occasion.
The CrazyCarats function allows you to rotate the precious stone of your choice among the 11 colorful gemstones on the dial, giving you the freedom to customize your watch to match your outfit or mood.
Enjoy some Bangkok Airport shopping as you inspect these offers from Fendi.
If your Bangkok Airport shopping trip has been delayed, then browse through the Amazon online collection and treat yourself from the comfort of your home.
The Mont Blanc origin started in 1906 when designer Albert Epstein teamed up a banker called Alfred Nehemias to create a German manufacturing company of luxury goods.
Between the two of them they created a range of simple to use fountain pens that included a built-in ink well, which were revolutionary for that era.
The business was subsequently taken over by Wilhelm Dziambor, Christian Lausen and Claus Johannes Voss, who set it on the road to becoming a worldwide leader in the luxury accessory market.
The staff in this Mont Blanc Bangkok Airport shopping outlet are pleased to advise you, when selecting a gift.
Nowadays, the Montblanc brand, which was adopted for the company in 1934, is on other goods besides pens, including watches, jewellery, fragrances, leather goods, and eyewear.
If you have ever held a Montblanc pen, then you will appreciate how heavy and sturdy they feel; indeed a testament to that original German engineering focussing on the production of a quality accessory.
There is no better time to do that last minute Bangkok Airport shopping, than just before you make your way to the Departure gate and say farewell to Thailand.
This range of Montblanc watches and pens is currently available at Amazon.
Experience the pinnacle of watchmaking with the Montblanc 4810 ExoTourbillon Automatic Men's Watch.
Indeed, this stunning timepiece is a true masterpiece of precision engineering, featuring a patented ExoTourbillon complication that ensures unparalleled accuracy and reliability.
Crafted from the finest materials, the Montblanc 4810 ExoTourbillon Automatic Men's Watch boasts a sleek and elegant design.
The silver dial features black Roman numerals and minute markers, as well as a date window at 6 o'clock.
The watch is powered by a Swiss-made automatic movement and has a power reserve of up to 50 hours and will be just as good as one bought on your Bangkok Airport shopping expedition.
Montblanc Alfred Hitchcock Limited Edition Rollerball Pen
Pay homage to the master of suspense with the Montblanc Alfred Hitchcock Limited Edition Rollerball Pen. This exquisite writing instrument is crafted with the finest materials and features design details that pay tribute to Hitchcock's iconic films.
Indulge in the art of writing with the Montblanc Meisterstuck Hemingway Limited Edition, a writing instrument that embodies the essence of Ernest Hemingway's writing style and spirit.
The Hemingway Limited Edition is crafted from precious black resin and features platinum-coated details, including the clip shaped like a rifle. The nib is made from 18-karat gold and is intricately engraved with Hemingway's signature.
The Montblanc Meisterstuck Hemingway Limited Edition is a true collector's item, with only 3000 pieces ever made.
Each pen comes in a luxurious wooden box and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, making it a truly special gift for the discerning writer in your life.
Open 24 hours
So that's is a brief summary of the high-end Bangkok Airport shopping stores, but if you already did some shopping in Bangkok, then you may be eligible to claim back the VAT that was paid on those goods.
Read below to see how you can claim back the VAT from your retail purchases.
The claim system is the same, whether you depart from Phuket Airport, Don Meuang Airport, but specifically I mention VAT Refund for tourists from Suvarnabhumi Airport in the description.
Can tourists claim back VAT at Bangkok Airport?
Eligible tourists are able to claim back VAT from purchases made during their stay in Bangkok.
Eligibility requirements to claim back VAT are:
How do I claim my VAT refund in Suvaranbhumi Airport?
Refer to the map below for the locations.
Further detailed eligibility and payment methods are outlined in the Thai Revenue Dept. website.
So there you have a summary of Bangkok Airport duty free shopping that covers:
If your designer shop has not been mentioned, then please reach out using the Feedback Form so we can get you included.