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Thai-Hong Kong consortium to buy Bangkok British embassy

The future of the valuable British Embassy site on Wireless Road is finally clear after a year of confusion.

Japan’s Ficelle expands to Thailand

Japanese baby products retailer Ficelle has launched its first outlet in Thailand.

Muji Thailand opens CentralWorld flagship

After a decade in Bangkok, Muji Thailand has opened a flagship store at CentralWorld.

Central Embassy revamp unveiled

The revamped Central Embassy in Bangkok has been unveiled, its owners evidently conceding it miscalculated its original market positioning.

Central Embassy Open House to make customers feel at home

Bangkok’s Central Embassy Open House has been unveiled – a top-floor space for “co-living”.

MCM Thailand opens Bangkok flagship

MCM Thailand has opened a flagship store in Central Embassy, Bangkok.

Bangkok retail rents hold firm despite competition

Despite intense competition, a leading property expert says Bangkok retail rents – in malls, anyway – are holding firm.

Asia’s mall market more diverse, says ICSC

Over half the shopping center space currently under construction globally is in China alone. And Asia is now home to some of the world’s most innovative and diverse shopping destinations. Such is the backdrop to ICSC’s annual RECon Asia convention for which hundreds of retail real estate executives have converged on Singapore this week. As the development progresses, the ISCS explains, Asia is offering increasingly diverse opportunities, including factory outlet centers, luxury malls and…

Inside Paul Smith’s Bangkok stunner

Funky UK fashion brand Paul Smith has opened a new store in Thailand’s capital inside the luxury Central Embassy mall. The retailer has distributed images showing the complex and stunning design of the spacious store on the new centre’s ground floor. The design more than holds it own against super luxury brands it shares the neighbourhood with, like Gucci, Prada and Miu Miu. The store has an uncustomary large glass frontage affording broad views inside the store which is colourful, inn…

Toms hits Thailand

American shoe brand Toms has expanded into Thailand. Toms has signed Star Fashion Co as its partner to open stores in Thailand, the first of which recently debuted inside the new Central Embassy shopping mall in Bangkok. The 100sqm Bangkok store sells eyewear besides shoes. Hajime Birnbaum, international sales and marketing director for Toms, says taking the brand into Thailand, which he described as a very promising market, is part of the company’s strategy to grow the brand internatio…

[:en]Prada Group expands in Thailand[:zh]Prada在泰国的扩张

[:en]Italian luxury group Prada has expanded its presence in Thailand, opening two new Prada and Miu Miu stores. The Prada store, its fourth in Bangkok, opened at the new Central Embassy mall in Ploenchit. Spanning 560 sqm over two floors, it presents women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, leather goods, accessories and footwear collections. The main entrance on the ground floor leads customers into the women’s collections. The gallery, showcasing the accessory and bag collections, …

Central Embassy all set to open

Central Embassy, the latest Bangkok shopping mall development by Central Retail Corporation, is to open on May 8. The 37-floor mixed-use mall will sit on Bangkok’s Wireless Rd, on a plot formerly occupied by the British Embassy and will include a 30-storey Park Hyatt Bangkok hotel. The mall will house more than 200 stores. Its 200m facade is constructed from shimmering shingles, paying homage to traditional Thai temples. Chart Chirathivat, the mall’s MD, says Central invested 6 billio…


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