Talad Rot Fai weekend market, Bangkok

The massive Talad Rot Fai night market (vintage and not) has relocated to Seacon Square in Srinakarin road (next to Dusit Thani college). On my last visit in April this year, it was still at the old train station near Chatuchuk market that got unceremoniously flattened to make way for a new development. For me, the new position lacks much of the style of the previous fabulous olde landmark building, but there is still tons of amazingness to discover, so get there on your next Bangkok weekend.
The stores in the main ‘mall’ are mostly the glass fronted cubicle type. I spotted a few amazing interior concepts – great lights fixtures, cool floors, display units and even a plump English bulldog as a piece de resistance! 
The open air stall section buzzes with people from all over the world and really friendly vendors selling typical cheap, fun goods, from mobile covers to backpacks, cheap pashminas, nail art, Hello Kitty paraphernalia, hair accessories, toys, second hand voile shirts (this time around I didn’t find anything worth buying), flip flops, second hand car and bike parts, CD’s, fake designer t shirts, and of course, as always, delish street food. 
My best stores with the most amazing stuff? Those at the very start of the market (where the pie man statue stands with his tray), selling very cool vintage items (I scored a legend leather handbag), retro bicycles, home decor, cafe racers (the motorbike culture in BK is huge) – there are a few well styled bars on the street side to kick back after the mandatory mall shlep, sip a Chang and people watch. The second hand men’s shoe shop right next to the main car park if you’re looking for it, has killer deals on trainers and sneakers in varying degrees of oldness; Lateral Paul picked up an exceptional, good-as-new pair of Prada brogues- I won’t lie, I was very jealous.
The only thing I hated (always do no matter where I am or where they are), was the pet shops, with dogs and cats, puppies and kittens, in small wire cages (at least there weren’t any monkeys or squirrels)- don’t look though, it’ll make you sad. 
The market trades weekends only, Fri-Sun from 17h to midnight. Take the BTS to On Nut, then a cab to Seacon Square- traffic can be heavy so get there earlier to avoid rush hour. 

This guy stands at the start of the market, on the street side..amazing vintage shops are found here…

Vintage bicycle store…

Travel the world…it’s the meaning of life…

I’ve always loved these oval wooden benches…they’re all over the market…

Bars with amazing chairs…

Bikes are big in BK…

Some fab interior design elements…

Another side of the market…lots of street food can be found opposite…

amazing pork noodle soup…

And teddy bear faced puppies in handbags…

This shops sells small leather goods and cool retro shirts…

One large bulldog- a bit of a tourist attraction himself…
Beautiful clothes by local Thai designers… 
Cool fake grass floor tiles in the sunglasses shop…

Amaze chairs are all over the place…
Pavement chilling…
Hello Kitty just never dies…
Fab shapes these steel wire chairs..

Love the chandelier…

And just so you know…

All pics shot on my Canon 600D, copyright DIVA PR

  Until next time,

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