Canterbury opens new store at Go Sports Mega Bangna — brand doing well in Bangkok
When I saw this latest story from Bangkok 101, it reminded me of a shopping trip I made with a Thai friend to Canterbury sports a couple of months ago, right after Canterbury had opened their shop in Supersports at CentralWorld, Bangkok.
Because I remember at the time being impressed with the high quality of Canterbury sports clothing, as well as the cool designs.
My friend was equally impressed as he walked away with about 9,000 baht worth of clothing without batting an eye, he liked it that much.
And he specifically liked the company’s Vapodri range, as they are made with a special fabric that we were told by a Canterbury assistant is great for a hot place like Bangkok as it helps cool down the wearer. Vital when you are playing a sport like rugby or tennis in Bangkok’s extreme heat. A couple of times of wearing Canterbury clothing made from it, and he agreed.
It felt much cooler than even the cotton t-shirts he was used to.
Now Canterbury has opened their fifth store in Bangkok. This one at Go Sports at Mega Bangna, and the fifth location for the New Zealand brand since they opened the first shop in Thailand’s capital in February.
Yep, I would say Canterbury sports brand is doing well in Bangkok.
Now, of course, compared to most Thai clothing, Canterbury is not cheap, with your average man’s t-shirt selling for between 1,600 and 2,500 baht (approx. $46 to $72), and a woman’s t-shirt only slightly less than the lower price. So, in most cases, their clothing is in a price range out of reach for the average Thai, and many westerners in Bangkok as well.
That being said, the quality of Canterbury sports clothing is exceptional, and I have a feeling a typical piece is going to last you a long time. Even with quite strenuous sports use. In fact, there is a pair of 3/4 black tights I have my eyes on, and will probably pick up soon.
Canterbury also sells backpacks and sports bags, hoodies, shorts, pants and polos, socks, hats, rugby shoes and other training wear pieces, as well as a line of very very nice and incredibly eye-catching British & Irish Lions rugby shirts featuring their sponsor Standard Life Investments.
They even sell a couple of rugby balls.
So, no, I am not surprised Canterbuy is expanding in Bangkok so quickly. They sell exceptional quality clothes, their designs are good and they are filling a gap in the market that has been in Bangkok ever since I arrived in the city 15 years ago.
The other nice thing about them is, if you cannot be bothered to travel down to CentralWorld, the PhayaThai Building, EmQuartier or Emporium, or their now-new branch at Mega Bangna, you can order everything they sell on their website and they offer completely free delivery anywhere in Thailand as well.
So, if you are looking for high quality sports wear in Bangkok, after what I have seen and from my friend’s delight at the clothing he bought, I have no qualms about recommending you check out Canterbury. I think you will enjoy what you see.