You will find everything from Giordano and Hush Puppies to Uniqlo. This is the place where shoppers in-the-know come for cheap t shirts, shirts, jeans, belts, shoes, bags and accessories.
Where to Shop and What to Buy in Kuala Lumpur
Dress your home up in pure lux with furnishings and accessories from Armani Casa and Tiffany Lamps. Also on the same floor, spot Davidoff cigars. Plenty of food rest stops are around at places like the Arabic Tarbush or the mod multi-cuisine Shook. Beauty junkies have been fussing over Sephora Malaysia located right in front of Starhill Gallery. The second level has expanded to include services such as facial treatments and spas. Just opposite the road from here on the other side of Jalan Bukit Bintang near the Grand Millennium hotel is longtime music store Bentley Music where you can strum guitars and plonk on assorted keyboards.
The results are striking. Think sophisticated interiors, soft carpets and huge mirrors mixing with plenty of hot fashion names. Add cult-fav Toms to the list 5. Stylistas rejoice, for the Bohemian appeal of darling brand Tory Burch Lot 2. Add local brand Variante Lot 4. Stock up on its colourful kaftans with diamantes and button-up chiffon dresses in bold prints and colours — great for the more mature and classy gal the boutique also carries sizes that accommodate plus-sized women.
Prices are equally seductive. Bling yourself to oblivion with bangles and earrings all gold embossed with animal print textures, black and silver cufflinks, jewel embellished watches and whimsical pendants and rings. DC Comics Superheroes Level 5, tel: Or swoon over perfectly formed arches and exquisite heels at Jimmy Choo Level 2. Discover sexy lace-up high heels in grand colours plus a selection of sunglasses and bags. Anchor tenant — Parkson — is riding on the Korean wave by including high street brands Spao, Mixxo and Who.
U on their racks. For serious home décor and furnishings, head to the sixth floor — there's Molecule 6. At the one-stop Muji , up on the fourth floor, find minimalist and functional household products, skincare, apparel, bags and stationary. On the sixth floor, Tokyo Street houses everything Japanese including food, Daiso, Zen Bonsai for miniature bonsais and jewellery stores.
Recover after long hours of shopping at the Food Republic Level 1 , a sprawling floor of restaurants and deliciously modernised hawker stalls. Be sure to savour the melt-in-your-mouth donuts from J. Pavilion KL gets especially busy come F1 season. If you're in town, be sure to pop by to enjoy a host of activities and promotions that lead up to the final race day. The Tourist Rewards card extends special discounts and gift redemption to tourists.
Head over to the concierge Levels 2 and 3 to apply for yours. Ask the concierge for more information. Jalan Bukit Bintang is known for its diversity. Further down the road, Low Yat Plaza showcases the latest in computer software and hardware, all at rock-bottom prices.
Pop into any camera store and find all the latest models at around the same price, with Foto Edar offering better deals. Most stores throw in extras like a camera bag and SD card. Boeing Photo adds a tripod to the package. You can count on the staff being courteous and knowledgeable.
There are also electronics and digital camera shops in just about every mall. Or pop into a shop like Billion Photo tel: They stock digital cameras, videos and assorted electronic items. Prices will perhaps be most negotiable in Low Yat Plaza. Bear in mind that electronic goods prices in Kuala Lumpur are higher than in Singapore and Hong Kong and the models appear around three or four months after they have arrived in Singapore and Hong Kong.
The store is at the concourse level. The same shirts at Lanvin where the stitching is done in France or Givenchy at Starhill will set you back over RM1, or more. Hunt here for Kuala Lumpur bargain shopping finds. Krookz , Level 6, tel: Arabian Oud G, tel: The nearby Imbi Plaza is also dedicated to computers, cameras, mobile phones and other electronic gadgets at bargain prices.
Be sure to browse, compare and bargain before you make that quintessential purchase to take home. Walking through Space is akin to that of a museum experience that pays homage to mid-century marvels. Opposite, The Row on Jalan Doraisamy has gotten a facelift. Check out League of Captains — a café cum boutique- opened by the folks behind local brand Pestle and Mortar Clothing.
Wheel Love Skateshop , a few stores down, has a variety of inline skates, blades, bikes and skateboards. On the first floor try Yellow Kombi for an eccentric range of recycled fashion. A recent visit to Kate Spade GB, tel: The sq m store offers the complete collection of Kate Spade handbags, shoes, jewellery, luggage, stationery, eyewear, as well as a variety of exclusive items such as cosmetics, clothes and the JACK SPADE collection.
Check out Ecco Second Floor, tel: Designer shoes in Kuala Lumpur? In need of some eyewear? You can count on personalised service here. Delectables S has the most divine cakes, cupcakes and ready-to-eat cookies in the cutest shapes. Luxury label Louis Vuitton occupying a space of sq m finds its way to the Gardens, becoming the third store to open in the city. Think the Big Ben theme embossed on everything from cups to kids t-shirts and teapots. Find five very distinct brands and styles.
Enter specialty store XL-Shop F, tel: It is a trove of limited edition collectibles. Find apparel, backpacks, eyewear, harnesses, camping gear and footwear from a range of top brands such as Columbia , Salomon and Lafuma.
Try out its feet bouldering wall on site for a taste of rock climbing before you scale up Batu Caves. Fashionistas slip into ballerina flats and pumps embellished with jewels and strips of metallic snakeskin at Tiamo First Floor. Tiamo takes its shoes seriously; the mandate is form plus function. Its footwear, creations of South Korean designer Jung Eun Ju, is hand sewn — each shoe sole is fitted with a special metallic rod to balance the body, while silicone cushions are inserted on the insides of shoes to prevent blisters.
Have the cap experts even help you customise your very own. Continue to be hip and edgy with a visit to Fabspy T, tel: Fabspy stocks some 35 local and international labels such as T. For all your sporting needs, from fitness gear to golf equipment at cheaper prices, head to Stadium T, tel: This suburb is stealing the thunder with its rising tide of fashion hotspots and is a useful addition in our Kuala Lumpur shopping guide.
Once better known for its countless nightclubs and pubs, Bangsar has become a chic stop for fashionistas. So expect to slip into the latest designs like a crop top and bodycon dresses or pile on the trendiest accessories.
Swing by Variante 21 Jalan Telawi 3 for some beaded blouses and custom-made dresses with a local twist, Peoples Egg 32, Jalan Telawi 5, tel: Check out multi-brand boutique Commonthread Telawi 2 for a wide range of funky, beach-style flip flops.
I Love Snackfood 17A, Jalan Telawi 3 , which specializes in fashion, home décor and curiosities, is the kind of store you can spend hours browsing in. Munch on cake and sip on coffee before rifling through a rack of smart shirts and tees, and denims for men at 15Sheets 9 Jalan Telawi 2. They stock a whole range of accessories from label pins, belts to money clips. Uncover a mix of jersey basics, sleek black dresses, tailored menswear, vintage clutches and furniture.
Be prepared to juggle your time between shopping and some pampering; get your nails buffed and your talons tended at trendy nail bars and salons popping up in the area.
A perfect stop for stationary and art supply is CzipLee Jalan Telawi 3, tel: They do laser engraving and notebook embossing, which make perfect gifts. KL Venue 6, Jalan Telawi 4 is street-style haven, stylishly curated with a mix of uber-cool street wear and skateboard labels.
Find clothing, backpacks and swimwear of such brands like Deus Ex Machina, Burton and Sprayground; take home one of the colourful skateboards by Globe, starting from RM Make an appointment with the in-house designer at Jemila 1F-3A, tel: Find them also at Pavilion KL and Publika. Or drop into Tribeca 1F, tel: Be sure to swing by Silverfish Bookstore F, tel: Countless sports brands congregate at World of Sports Level 1, tel: Look out for Mizuno, Lafuma, Spalding and Montrail.
Take home their range of Hammam Spa products — try the Sacred Massage Oil, with frankincense and myrrh to uplift your mood. It's increasingly difficult to locate a good record store but you're bound to discover the grooviest vibes at Rock Corner , tel: Discover an astounding range of music albums plus the guy behind the counter knows almost everything about hip hop, house, jazz and indie folk pop. Later, contemplate on your fashion finds over some sangria at the ever-popular La Bodega Tapas Bar 16, Jalan Telawi 2.
The dramatically modern Bangsar Shopping Center www. Transformed into something approaching super chic, it has set out to attract small, high-quality boutiques dabbling in handmade chocolates, novelty stationary and children's toys. Some 90, square feet of retail space has been added.
Tucked away on the first floor, is exclusive French designer children's wear Château de sable tel: Find engaging t-shirts, dresses and coats, all of which come with that signature French style.
Peer into The Jekyll and Hyde Project F2-S19 and discover an interesting mix of stationery, home accessories, t-shirts, bags, CDs and paper products- all practical items with a quirky feel to them. Mita Tam F, tel: Expect the best croissants and pastries from Hiestand, yummy cakes from Just Heavenly, artisan cheeses, fine harvest teas, Blanxart chocolates and wines.
On the same street is Luxury Vintage , Jalan Maarof, tel: These pre-loved handbags are genuine. Her haute couture designs are distinct; dresses in muted tones, embellished with intricate beading and crystals. The boutique also carries the Mel range - a fun mix of sexy tanks, tube tops, classic white shirts and other fun pieces. Lauren Boutique 4A, Jalan Telawi 4, tel: Unexpected finds include multicoloured jersey t-shirts with sequins, Spanish leather bags and purses. The proprietors work directly with local artisans who produce funky tables, chairs, light fittings and accessories from recycled material.
Next door, Nala Designs has a lovely shop with a great range of contemporary Peranakan-themed gift ideas- cushion covers to stationary and accessories. Not too far from Bangsar is Brickfields , buzzing with a genuinely local Indian feel. Walk past old women threading garlands of jasmine flowers, smouldering joss sticks and camphor plus sacks of aromatic local spices, the scent of which hits you harder than a slug of sangria.
Their intricately beaded and sequined numbers will undoubtedly do the trick. For row upon row of colourful plastic and jewel-encrusted bangles, pop into New Malliga , and A, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, tel: Tailors most come directly from India offer their expert services in sewing the latest styles of saree blouses. You can even get a readymade saree done — so all you have to do is slip it on and zip up the sides.
If the heat becomes oppressive, opt for a relaxing interlude at one of the many massage centres that employ blind therapists. Combine shopping with some culture and explore the rest of the area. Famous Buddhist, Chinese and Hindu temples and churches, some almost years old, are located in the area on and around Jalan Berhala. Pop into Lavanya Arts , Jalan Berhala, tel: Or for some contemporary, local art housed in a stylishly converted pre-war townhouse, visit Wei-Ling Gallery 8, Jalan Scott, tel: Nu Sentral right smack at the transport hub is turning out to be quite a cool mall.
It promises once-loved designer fashion and accessories at a fraction of their original prices. They stock high-end brands such as Romo, Campbell, and Stroheim. If you've strayed over to the Sri Hartamas area - where little Korean supermarkets and boutiques have sprung up - Mont Kiara is just a stone's throw away. It is a masterclass in thrift-store chic. Publika Jalan Dutamas 1 , close to the Mont Kiara area, is turning out to be a cosy art enclave rather than a glamorous metropolitan shopping centre, balancing fashion, art, furniture and food with independent boutiques, pop-up stores and chains.
For a well-rounded day out, stop by at vintage art and furniture store Outdated for everything from year-old typewriters to eccentric retro luggage, refurbished Eames chairs and vintage cabinets. Allien Level G2 by local stylist and designer Allien Gan has racks and racks devoted to streetwear, leather bags and alphabet totes. Foldable flats, easy to-pack and incredibly light, are available at Threesixty Lot13, Level G3, tel: Visits to Carousel G, tel: Life-sized Nutcracker figurines welcome you in.
The store is brimming with model airplanes, jacks-in-the-box, rocking horses, toy soldiers and other more contemporary play things.
Owner Chin Koon Yik will be happy to share his knowledge and expertise on photography. Stock up on oils, vinegars, spices, pastas, cheeses, gourmet chocolates and wines. Pack home traditional Asian ingredients, pre-packaged sauces and curries. Kitakita has the prettiest tea sets with kebaya-inspired print, quirky vases, handbags, wall adornments, journals and jewellery by local designers you would not typically find anywhere else. Her clothes are to die for. Drool over her delicate evening wear and beaded bridal gowns.
Beyond the capital lies a wealth of shopping: Petaling Jaya has emerged as quite a shopping hotspot with monster malls such as One Utama www. A recent update has brought in more edgy, street-smart labels like Forever 21, GAP and Miss Selfridge, attracting a younger set of shoppers. Tangs department store makes a stylish comeback, securing a spot in this premium complex. Avoid the maddening weekend crowds as people drive from as far as Penang and Malacca to sample this Scandinavian favourite.
I'll let you in on a secret — adjacent in the Ikano Power Center tel: Step carefully or you'll risk bypassing it, oblivious to the many treasures that hang on its racks. Payless Shoe Lower Ground Floor is stacked high with shoes of every size, colour and design. Stock up on winter essentials like boots, cardigans, scarves and thermal undergarments.
A few more diversions for the travelling shopper are the night markets or pasar malam and flea markets. Juicy vegetables, fresh fish, accessories and mobile phones add character to this already colourful scene.
The night market in Bangsar is a big draw, bringing together both expatriates and locals. Bargain hunters should not pass up the flea markets. Keep an eye out for silk blouses, kebaya tops and kaftans. Get your hands on candles, handmade ice cream, gourmet cookies and handmade shoes and bags.
Chic Pop street market is now part of Markets at Jaya One — held sporadically throughout the year. Art For Grabs , is an event jam-packed with workshops and talks. The real attraction is the arts and craft bazaar, billed as the city's best venue to purchase original art at wholesale prices pieces go for RM or less.
Also taking place in Jaya One and Battery Acid Club Damansara Utama are artisanal markets that bring out independent labels and bespoke designers who use it as a platform to sell their wares. Other more regular markets include the Curve weekend market. There's a whole lot going on at the monthly Fuyoh Art Bazaar at Publika — expect art to handcrafted home accessories, chunky jewellery and gourmet cakes to performances by local indie musicians.
You get to sample gourmet cakes, cookies, jams and chutneys; and take some home with you. Find an array of pre-loved jewellery, handbags, dresses, Asian handicrafts and household items. However, the factory outlets are a must-see. Renowned brands, typically costing hundreds of ringgit, sell at bargain prices.
Most shopping malls have a shop or two dedicated to golf equipment. For example the Isetan department store www. Check out the bricks and mortar Zalora outlet store — brimming with an extensive selection of off-season brands and products at very good discounts. For men, there are T-shirts, shirts, jackets and shoes.
There's Harrods of Knightsbrige too with stuffed teddies. With Kuala Lumpur International Airport KLIA becoming a useful and convenient hub for passengers flying from Europe to Asia and Australia, there is increasing interest in digital video camera shopping here. However there are limited electronics shops for video and camera buffs. Kuala Lumpur Airport duty free shopping prices are reasonably competitive.
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Pavilion lights up at night. Cosmetics are a major KL draw. Starhill pulls in the posh crowd. Nu Sentral , Kuala Lumpur.
The spacious Nu Sentral takes care of all your shopping needs under one roof. The eight-story mall in one of Kuala Lumpur's tourist-oriented. The mall regularly offers deals on a. Little India Brickfields , Kuala Lumpur. Visit Little India Brickfields, a district known for its ethnically Indian population, food, and cultural establishments. Also known as Brick. Sungei Wang Plaza , Kuala Lumpur. Shop for popular brands in fashion, sportswear, and electronics at Sungei Wang Plaza.
Opened in , the mall boasts approximately , s. Jalan Masjid India , Kuala Lumpur. Soak up the scents and sounds of Jalan Masjid India, a busy road named after a nearby mosque. Home to a captivating blend of Indian and Malay. Plan your trip to Kuala Lumpur Get a personalized plan A complete day-by-day itinerary based on your preferences.
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Kuala Lumpur is bursting with an array of shopping malls, featuring everything from high street fashion, local boutiques, Read More Suria KLCC This shopping extravaganza occupies the first 6 floors of the famous Petronas Twin Towers. Re: Is shopping in KL cheap? 23 May , pm The actual real stuff is cheap - we love Guess and most of what I have bought has been half the price of Australia. Kuala Lumpur Airport duty free shopping prices are reasonably competitive. If you’re travelling low-cost, the shopping is just as exciting. KLIA2 comes complete with the world’s biggest shopping space in an airport (naturally) with outlets; many are however still vacant.