Bangkok's Chic Street

Until recently, Thonglor was a distinctly unfashionable side street off Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok's pre-eminent designer artery. But this surprisingly leafy thoroughfare—once the preserve of tacky wedding centers, shabby eateries and down-at-heel car dealerships—is suddenly in the grip of a major outbreak of chic.

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First came the H1 complex, a series of Modernist glass buildings in the shade of venerable trees. Inhabited by über-hip boutiques and restaurants, H1 inaugurated Thonglor's style revolution with a tenant list that includes one of the Thai capital's hottest tables, To Die For, tel: (66-2) 381 4714. Owned by fashion mogul Bhanu Inkawat and...

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