BANGKOK — Shopaholics and Japanophiles can rejoice when a Japanese department store opens at a new, riverside luxury mall in two months.
Siam Takashimaya will anchor the new Iconsiam mall when it opens for business in November on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River at a sprawling site that will offer 36,000sqm of space spread over seven floors.
“This will become a haven for those who truly love Japan,” Kenji Horiguchi, managing director of Siam Takashimaya, said in a statement.
Siam Takashimaya is a joint venture between Japanese owner Takashimaya and Iconsiam’s Thai retail developer Siam Piwat, the firm also behind the Siam Paragon, Siam Center and Siam Discovery shopping malls.
The department store says it will offer 500 product brands, 180 of which will be Japanese, almost half of which haven’t been available on shelves in Thailand. They include men’s and women’s apparel, cosmetics, jewelry and more.
One floor will be dedicated to Japanese supermarkets and restaurants, including a Hokkaido Dosanko zone selling food, fruit, bento boxes and other products from Japan’s northernmost island.
Founded over 180 years ago in Kyoto, Japan, Takashimaya Co. Ltd. is a Japanese department store with branches in Singapore, China, Taiwan and Vietnam.
In November it was announced that Japanese competitor Don Quijote will anchor an upcoming mall in Soi Ekkamai 5 when it is slated to open in late 2018.