Papaya Vintage

Papaya Vintage
Papaya Vintage

An absolute treasure trove for all things vintage, Alice in Wonderland meets Ali Baba meets Ye Olde Curiosty Shoppe in this 5,000sqm warehouse across downtown Bangkok. The collection is an organised mess that sprawls over four floors with narrow passages and shelves choc-a-bloc with unique furniture and kitsch.

Stunning art deco furniture rubs corners with retro Vespas, lamps, watches, and paintings of all hues. In another section, life-size figures of Batman, Green Lantern and Wolverine eyeball a collection of Ultraman standing next to a display of Star Wars memorabilia. Browsing through the massive collection throws up plenty of surprises like the giant rabbits and a fur coat. But collector’s dream shop also has vintage gramophones and radios, disco lights, pinball machines, toys, and some unidentifiable electronic devices.

Papaya Vintage

Shopping here comes at a price and with its growing cult status among magazine editors and fashion stylists for photo shoots, many of the more unique items are not for sale. Still a trip to Papaya makes for a fantastical ride down memory lane either for the family or friends.

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