Top 10 Shopping in Bangsar

Best places to shop in Bangsar

Whether you are most interested in purchasing stilettos from big, brand name malls, eager to go bargain hunting along street markets, or looking for skinny jeans at quirky one-of-a-kind local boutiques, our guide to the Top 10 Shopping venues in Bangsar are sure to put your wallet through its paces.

When you are in the market for fabulous threads to look fantastic, Bangsar certainly has what it takes to beautify and bedazzle. However, in an effort to present you with a comprehensive list, we have expanded our shopping area to include the Mid Valley, Sri Hartamas and KL Sentral areas. Together with Bangsar’s shopping offerings, they present shoppers with both upmarket designers and indie shops, thereby covering the whole spectrum of the retail experience and catering to all travellers. Keep a copy of this list when shopping in Bangsar – it’s the only list you need!

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Mid Valley

Mid Valley Megamall is a 4.5 million sqft lifestyle emporium comprising a mall, an office tower block, 30 signature offices and two hotels – the 646-rooom Cititel Midvalley and the 390-room Boulevard Hotel. Known to locals as the best shopping centre halfway between the city centre and the Klang Valley, it houses 430 stores spread across its five floors.

It has five anchor tenants (Carrefour, Jusco, Golden Screen Cinemas, Metrojaya and Harvey Norman), and a variety of mid-range brands represented such as Voir, ELLE, Bonita, Romp and Sketchers. More of a lifestyle complex than an all-in-one entertainment hub, the mall’s leisure offerings include an 18-screen movie theatre and Malaysia’s largest indoor laser tag arena, the 5,500sqft Galactic Laser. Besides that, the mall is home to a 48,300sqft convention centre, as well as more than 100 restaurants, from fast food joints like MacDonald’s to popular local bistros like Antipodean Café. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
  • Address: Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur
  • Tel: +603 2938 3333
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One of the city’s trademark tourist hotspots, Kuala Lumpur’s Little India spans from Jalan Travers to Jalan Tun Sambanthan in Brickfields, just a ten-minute walk from Bangsar. Its wide streets are home to stores that sell everything from traditional Indian goods such as saris, flower garlands, spices and Bollywood music, to local delicacies such as vadai, thosai (Indian pancakes made from fermented rice flour) and more.

Just a stone’s throw away from KL Sentral station, it is reminiscent of a Middle Eastern bazaar, with a 35-foot fountain at the junction, an information kiosk at Jalan Thamby Abdullah and a three-storey Indian bazaar at the end of Jalan Tun Sambanthan. Vibrant and colourful, loud Bollywood music blasting from store stereos’ adds to the electrifying atmosphere, along the brick-paved streets lined with white street lamps, yellow arches and purple buildings. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 21:00
  • Location: Jalan Travers to Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Brickfields
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A quiet fixture and favourite haunt of Bangsar residents, Bangsar Shopping Centre is a neighbourhood mall spread across 322,000sqft with a portfolio of stores that includes international brands and high-end boutiques of local designers. Classy without being pretentious, fashion brands represented here include colonial era–inspired clothing label British India, Hush Puppies, Jim Thompson, Mori Pin, maternity, mom-and-baby specialist Mothercare and Thomas Chan.

Also known as BSC to residents, BSC has been open since the early ‘90s, with well-stocked grocer Jason’s Food Hall, as its anchor tenant. Out front, between its two main concourses are several extremely popular restaurants and bars including W.I.P. (Whipped Into Place), Chilli’s, La Bodega and The Press Room. There is also a food court on the fourth floor, with restaurants such as Ben’s, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows offering great views of the Bangsar streets. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
  • Address: Bangsar Shopping Centre 285 Jalan Maarof, 59000 Bangsar, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
  • Tel: +603 2094 7700
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Gardens Mall

The Gardens Mall Kuala Lumpur is a shopping complex in Mid Valley with approximately 200 stores under its roof oriented towards high-end international labels such as Banana Republic, Coach, DKNY, Hermes and Michael Kors spread across its six floors. Understated and elegant, it is a mixed development project with four towers – a five-star hotel, two residential blocks and an office space. Spread out over 9.7 acres, its anchor tenants include Japanese big-box retailer Isetan, US bookstore chain Borders, UK department giant Robinsons and Malaysia's only boutique cinema.

Food-wise, the mall has a choice of 30 restaurants, plus a sprawling food court on its lower ground floor; on the recreational side of things, there is a karaoke bar, plus one of the city’s most popular rooftop bars, Vertigo onsite. Conversely, if you are looking for more affordable fashion finds, just next door is Mid Valley Megamall, one of the city’s largest retail developments. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
  • Address: Mid Valley City, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Tel: +60 3-2297 0288
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Geared towards young, trendy urbanites, Publika is a neighbourhood strip mall in Solaris Dutamas, Sri Hartamas, just a ten-minute drive from Bangsar. The ultra artsy complex is designed in creative style – think, steel and glass art pieces hanging from the ceiling and geometric-shaped wire benches. Big name brands like MPH, B.I.G. Ben's Independent Grocer, ACE Hardware and British India are represented, but most people visit for the mall’s cool indie boutiques, novelty stores and restaurants.

Entertainment-wise, the four-storey Publika has a lot going on as it routinely organises events to draw in a crowd – for example, on the second and fourth Saturday of every month (from 17:30 onwards) its outdoor space, The Square, hosts the Publika Drum Circle, a song and dance event arranged by the KL Street Drummers. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
  • Address: No 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 KL
  • Tel: +603 6207 9426
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Spread across 110,000sqft of retail space, Bangsar Village is a boutique shopping centre that houses over 70 specialty stores mainly made up out of international fashion labels and quirky cafés. Opened in 2004, the twin buildings are connected via a sheltered pedestrian sky-bridge (accessible via the first floor), with neighbourhood supermarket, Village Grocer, as its anchor tenant. You will find easily recognisable brands here, including UK fashion superstore, Peacock’s, Dorothy Perkins, Bread & Butter, Puma, Dude & the Duchess, and Zara.  plus Clark’s, Crocs and Rockport

Incredibly family-friendly, though there is no food court here, the mall’s restaurants are very popular at lunchtime, especially during the weekdays. Geared towards families with little ones, the mall is rife with educational entertainment centres such as Fastrackids, Gymboree Play & Music, Kizsports and FitFor2. Besides that, there are two book shops – MPH on the first floor of the old wing and Borders on the second floor of the new wing – two nail spas, a massage centre and gym. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
  • Address: 1 & 2 Jalan Telawi Satu, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
  • Tel: +603 2282 1808
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House Of Doll

The brainchild of Malaysian actress Nur Fazura Sharifuddin, House Of Doll is a Bangsar boutique that makes the list because it fashion threads are just so one-of-a-kind and distinctive, making them perfect for fashionistas looking to keep stylish but stay true to their own inner style. Stocked with collections from Fazura’s own fashion designs, as well as pieces that she has sourced from around the world, it caters for both formal and casual occasions.

Looking like posh walk-in closet, ladies can scoop up quirky everyday wear in a mishmash of styles, cuts, patterns and colours at the store. Expect to find styles that range from flower-patterned dresses with a slight vintage edge, to work-appropriate attire: there is even a traditional line of kaftans and headscarves available.Prices range between RM79.90 – RM500; the boutique also has a couture collection of dresses, a collaborative line between Fazura and local fashion designer Rizman Ruzaini. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 10:30 – 20:30
  • Address: 10 Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur
  • Tel: +603 2282 0544

A home-grown fashion label that started out in 2005, Variante is a local boutique providing flexible, functional and fashionable everyday wear. Popular in the local market, it caters to the modern woman with ready-to-wear designs meant for sophisticated women on the go. Bright, punchy colours and easy-to-maintain materials is the store’s signature feature, making them easily the type of clothes you can feel confident and beautiful in, with designs that are modest and feminine but modern and empowering.

Designed specifically for Malaysian women, flowing fabrics are instrumental in each pattern (making them very comfortable), but intricate embellishments ensure that these outfits stand out. The store also has an eveningwear collection perfect for big events like weddings and parties. Among its clientele is up-and-coming Malaysian artist Amanda Imani who wore a Variante gown at the awards ceremony of the Best New Artist at the Anugerah Planet Muzik (APM) in Singapore. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
  • Address: No 21 Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsa Baru 59100 KL
  • Tel: +603 2202 2568
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Never Follow Suit

Never Follow Suit is a Bangsar boutique along Jalan Telawi 2 that makes our Top 10 Shopping in Bangsar list for its quirky, up-and-coming fashion designs for both men and women. A great place to let your funky inner child loose, clothes here are divided into three sections: vintage, minimalism and urban, so the styles are pretty eclectic with out-there fashions like re-embellished vintage bomber jackets, to basic preppy polo shirts. All items found here are chosen, designed or embellished by its style-setting owners and if you are having trouble putting together an outfit, one of them is sure to offer style ideas.

The personal touch is not the only reason to stop by – prices will also make you go gaga – think, just RM148 for a coral skirt and silk tank combo! Another plus note is that the urban section of the store retails fashion accessories and furniture and household knick knacks like throw rugs and harmoniums. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 17:00
  • Address: 28-2 Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar
  • Tel: +603 2284 7316
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Sha Shaari

Offering true fashion bargains, Sha Shaari is a vintage Bangsar boutique along Jalan Telawi Tiga specialising in second-hand designer handbags in mint condition, at a snip of the original price. One of Kuala Lumpur’s best-kept secrets, the store stocks a beautifully-curated collection of ‘pre-loved’ designer handbags that are reasonably-priced.

They have a fine finger on the pulse of current trends, so the handbags and clutches available are usually pretty hip, enabling you to find a number of labels here, from YSL to Chanel. A great place to head to if you love a label hanging off your arm, what really makes shopping here such a relaxing experience is the fact that the great staff will help you locate the gem you are looking for, always with a smile on their faces. Prices start from RM300, and you can even pay for your chosen handbag using an instalment plan – a clever solution for fashionistas on a budget! Read More...

  • Address: No. 14-2 (12A-2), Top Floor, Jalan Telawi Tiga, 59100 Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur
  • Tel: +603 2201 5848
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