Bangkok to Bengaluru

By Tenzin Dechen, Rest House Road, a short stretch of laneoff the busy Brigade Road, may not look like a typical shopping district in Bangkok, but take a look inside one of the “plazas” here and you’ll find the latest maal from Thailand. From summer dresses to shorts, T-shirts, shoes, bags and accessories, Rest House Road is where the style savvy youngsters go to get it all. The most popular among college students and young professionals, is the Indo-Dubai Plaza with its Tibetan Shopping Centre. Also located nearby are Sunshine Plaza and Bangkok Centre. Dubai Plaza, as it is better known, is famous for its dresses, tops, and shorts, in styles one just wouldn’t find at branded stores in the malls. It’s a steal too, at a fraction of the price! Prices range from Rs 500 to Rs 650 for dresses and Rs 750 for a pair of skinny jeans. Rates are pretty reasonable, and there’s even a little room for bargaining. The centre also houses accessories stores. At Bangkok Centre, shoes range from Rs 100 for your good old Rocksters, available in all colours of the rainbow, to Rs 200 for joothis and kolhapuris. It’s no high street, but Rest House Road makes it to our list of favourite shopping streets in Bengaluru. On the downside, clothes are mostly in petite asian sizes, so if you’re taller than average, or a bit on the heavy side, you may be disappointed. Source: Deccan ChronicleSource:

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