There are 13 Jim Thompson outlets in Bangkok, where the legend started more than 50 years ago in 1947. Over the years these outlets have grown in numbers and in the range of products.
The main store is located at 9 Surawongse Road at the Henri Dunant junction opposite the Thai Red Cross. The nearest train station is the Silom subway station.
Jim Thompson outlets in Bangkok - the riverside hotels by the Chao Phraya
The Oriental Hotel was where Thompson started his first Thai silk store at the old wing. So it's only fitting that there's a store there now.
Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel along the Chao Phraya River on the Bangkok bank.
Anantara Riverside Resort and Spa and the Peninsula Hotel on the Thonburi bank.
Jim Thompson outlets in Bangkok - the Siam/Chitlom area
The Jim Thompson House Museum at 6 Soi Kasemsan 2, Rama I Road, near the National Stadium skytrain station.
On the mezzanine floor of the Siam Paragon, an up-market shopping mall opened in December 2005. The mezzanine floor of this mall is linked to the Siam skytrain station.
Isetan Central World Plaza, near the busy junction where the Erawan Shrine is located and the Central Chitlom, the flagship of the Central group. Both these outlets are near the Chitlom skytrain station.
Four Seasons Hotel in Ratchadamri Road near the Ratchadamri skytrain station.
The Jim Thompson outlets in the Sukhumvit area
The Emporium, an up-market shopping complex along Sukhumvit Road, just next to the Prom Phong skytrain station.
Other Jim Thompson outlets in Bangkok
At Suvarnabhumi, the new international airport opened on 28 September 2006. There are not one but two outlets at Suvarnanbhumi; one at each end of the departure terminal. So no matter which gate you’re departing from, you’ll pass one of these outlets.
Jim Thompson Factory Sales Outlets
Besides the retail outlets mentioned earlier, Jim Thompson also has a Factory Sales Outlet in Bangkok at Soi Sukhumvit 93.
Outlets that have closed
The outlet at Don Mueang the old airport has of course been closed. So has the outlet at Westin Grande Sukhumvit Hotel near the Asoke skytrain station.
Update 1 October 2012
On 1 October 2012, Don Mueang Airport re-opened for operations and there is a Jim Thompson outlet there.
Jim Thompson F & B outlets
Besides selling Thai silk, these outlets in Bangkok also have two cafes and a restaurant serving Thai cuisine.
The Thompson Restaurant and Wine Bar at the Jim Thompson House.
The New Thompson Restaurant and Lounge at Surawongse Road, a few doors away from the Jim Thompson outlets in Surawongse Road.
The Jim Thompson outlets in Bangkok are a legacy of the Thai silk king who left his mark in the landscape of Bangkok. For a fast and convenient way get to most of these outlets, please see Bangkok skytrain.
To return to the Jim Thompson House.If you are an independent traveller, here's a handy e-guide book, Tour Bangkok Legacies, which will help you along as you explore the streets of Bangkok and discover its old treasures. It's complete with historical descriptions, maps and detailed directions on how to get to these places.