In general, duty-free prices for liquor and perfumes have climed at Bangkok's international airport in the past year or two, well above the currency fluctuation adjustments but the Johnnie Walker duty-free price seems more attractive.
And remember, if it does not have a VAT tag, there will be no guarantee of quality. If you don't care about this minor quibble, get your hands dirty and jump right in.
Bangkok duty-free shopping has been pretty much dominated by the ubiquitous King Power ( who have also set up a dedicated King Power Duty Free Shop at Rangnam not far from Ratchathewi. This duty free complex offers a broad range of brands like Burberry, Coach, Chanel, TOD's, and BOSS.
Once that's all neatly entered, sign, and off you go. Send us your Feedback / Letter to the Editor Jewellery, watches and gold purchases over Bt10,000 need to be inspected and other purchases may be checked at the airport.
It's best not to pack your purchases into your check-in luggage. After immigration head for the VAT refund counter and present your credentials to get some cash in hand for that much-needed snack and coffee.
Ladies can follow the scent straight to Dior where a j'adore 50ml eau de parfum is priced at Bt3,900 (US7, up from 2 in 2015).
A Chanel 7.5ml parfum is a bit steeper at Bt4,520 (US6).If you miss Milin ( at Siam Paragon, don’t worry, there is one in almost every high-end mall in Bangkok.The outpourings of an uber-talented, young designer, Milin has been a fun brand in demand for the last few years.Pick up a fine linen scarf for Bt3,500 (US5), a men's linen shirt for Bt3,200, or a silk tie for Bt3,300. For sheer bragging rights, no would-be shopper can afford not to touch base at EM Quartier ( part of The Mall Group and right alongside Phrom Phong station) across from the glitzy revamped Emporium (both collectively termed the EM District) and the cavernous but largely empty Central Embassy.More on these later as we proceed down busy Sukhumvit.To get oriented and pick up transport bearings dive straight into the gleaming sprawl of the monstrous Siam Paragon ( complex facing the renovated Siam Square One .