Shopping in Bangsar
The Bangsar shopping scene is a pretty diverse one, with large malls, independent local boutiques, and street markets offering shoppers so many chances to splash some cash. For designer threads, the best place retail therapy is probably at the Bangsar Shopping Centre or Bangsar Village I & II malls, but if you are looking for bargains then the weekly night market here is a good place to visit.
When shopping in Bangsar, we’re fans of the offbeat local boutiques found along its streets, like Never Follow Suit, Jorya Weekend and Sha Shaari. What makes them cool is that their collections feature a mix of designs, from cutting-edge high fashion, to more demure selections suitable for modest fashion senses. Topping it all off, monorail and light rail transit (LRT) trains link Bangsar to nearby KL Sentral and Mid Valley city, where you’ll find a wide range of brands to suit most tastes at Nu Sentral mall, Mid Valley Megamall and The Gardens Mall.
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Blook (short for ‘be looked at’) is a popular Kuala Lumpur fashion boutique with five stand-alone stores all over the city. An excellent neighbourhood clothing store, the flagship outlet along Jalan Telawi Lima, Bangsar started out as a small concept store but quickly grew popular for its fun, flirty and casual clothes and work-wear at very affordable prices. Arguably the jewel in the Blook crown is its stylish collection for plus-sized women (called Blook+): it is unique because most KL fashion stores cater for petite-sized women – whereas sizes for this line go up to XXXXL. The store also sells funky fashion accessories such as bejewelled belts, headbands and jewellery. Read More...
- Address: 34/36 Jalan Telawi 5, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur 59100
- Tel: +603 2287 7128
Cloth & Sash is a boutique in Bangsar known for its collection of inexpensive yet stylish and trendy clothes. What makes the clothes here unique is the fact that some of the dresses, skirts, pants, tops and shoes are designed based on current runway styles (like a Miu Miu-inspired two-toned cape top). Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
- Address: 4-1, First Floor, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2287 9008
If you are interested in en-vogue fashions at reasonable prices, then head to People’s...Egg at Mid Valley Megamall. Mixing old-fashioned service with thoroughly up-to-the-minute style, it is a bright and airy boutique stocking great daywear by the likes of local design labels People’s and Egg. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
- Address: F 087, 1st floor, mid Valley City, Linkaran Syed Putera, 59200 Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2287 0228
House of Doll boutique in Bangsar is the brainchild of Malaysian actress Nur Fazura Sharifuddin. The intimate and distinctive outlet stocks Fazura’s own fashion designs, as well as pieces that she has sourced from around the world. Fazura comes up with new designs for House of Doll every month, which means the collections are always fresh and inventive. Catering for both formal and casual occasions, the collection ranges from flower-patterned dresses with a slight vintage edge, to work-appropriate attire: there is even a traditional line of kaftans and headscarves available. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:30 – 20:30
- Address: 10 Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2282 0544
Serious Kuala Lumpur fashionistas should hotfoot it directly to Jorya Weekend boutique. A Bangsar clothes store on Jalan Telawi 3, the shop’s interior design and clothing collection will remind you of sunlit beaches – the place looks that bright, colourful, airy and cheerful. By no means a typical fashion experience, or a conventional Bangsar boutique, the clothes here have been designed for girls who are unafraid to show off their individual style with flair and conviction. Bright colours and bold styles are prominent and the selection is nothing if not eclectic. Read More...
- Address: No. 8, Jalan Telawi Tiga, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2282 0282
Located opposite Maybank in Bangsar, Juice is a skate and street-wear fashion boutique that is unique because it is one of the only places in the area dedicated specifically to menswear. The boutique carries merchandise from Asian brands like OriginalFake, Neighborhood and CLOT (Hong Kong movie actor, musician and fashion designer Edison Chen’s clothing line), as well as international labels such as Vans, Herschel, CASH CA and American designer Jeremy Scott. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
- Address: Lot No. 46 & 46-1 Jalan Telawi 5, Bangsar Baru, 59100 KL
- Tel: +603 2283 5811
Luvsierra is a quaint little boutique and café combo located at The Sphere in Bangsar South. A place where fashion meets food, the boutique has something for everyone, whether you prefer simple or glamorous designs, with both romantic, feminine-styles in pastel colours, and trendy designs in bold colours. All in all it is a very girly-looking store with baby pink and lavender coloured walls, gilded full-length mirrors, wire racks with rolls of vibrant fabric and shelves with ornate ceramic teapots. Meanwhile the café has white plastic chairs, and tables topped with sky-blue checked tablecloths and potted flowers everywhere. Service is excellent with a helpful and friendly retail assistant (with a great eye for detail) who will help you style your outfits. Read More...
- Address: 1 Avenue 1, The Sphere, Bangsar South, 8 Jalan Kerinchi, KL
- Tel: +603 2241 2268
Mooie and Moca is a boutique along Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar that instantly catches your eye for its out of the ordinary style, both in its décor and clothes. It looks like a mini-department store with rails that have clothes in a delightful mix of colours and styles, tables with fashion accessories such as handbags, hats and shoes, and shelves with knick knacks such as water tumblers and stuffed toys. From the outside it looks very posh, with lots of light wood fixtures and white, stripped brick walls giving it a bright and spacious look. The furnishings are modern with rattan chairs, potted plants, polished wooden floors and sofas with red-and-black cushions. There is even a lounge area where you can browse through the latest magazines before you continue shopping. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 12:00 – 20:00 Monday – Saturday; 12:00 – 19:00 Sunday
- Address: No.3-1, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2287 5141/ +603 2858 4230 / +603 2287 5415
Never Follow Suit is a great little boutique along Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar with quirky, up-and-coming fashion designs. The clothes in this concept store are divided into two sections: men- and womenswear and it’s a great place to let your funky inner child loose. You can find some pretty trendy designs here ranging from re-embellished vintage collections and original designs, to basics like polo shirts. All clothes found in the store are chosen, designed or embellished by its style-setting owners (stylists Calvin Cheong and Victor Goh, hairstylist David Shaw and designer Joe Chia). If you are having trouble putting together an outfit, one of them is sure to offer style ideas – it is a personal touch that makes you feel great when you walk out of the store, carrying bags of clothes. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 17:00
- Address: 28-2 Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar
- Tel: +603 2284 7316
Night Market in Bangsar
The Bangsar night market, or 'Pasar Malam', is an open-air bazaar that takes place among the streets of Telawi, right next to the main shop lot areas and across the Bangsar Village II mall. Like most pasar malams around Kuala Lumpur, Bangsar's night market has its fair share of wet and dry goods. On one corner, you can find fishmongers hawking huge snappers and red prawns, filling the air with the smell of the sea. On the other, hawkers sell the latest bootleg fashion, T-shirts and jeans hung from hangars below make-shift roofs.
The night market takes place from early evening till late night, attracting a massive crown of local residents and expatriates. Because of the affluent nature of the crowd and area, goods here are more expensive than other night markets in Kuala Lumpur. However, the culture of bargaining can still be practised very much here, though the final figures probably won't net you as much savings in other places.
A walk through the night market is a fascinating experience for first-timers. This is a huge shopping activity for locals, as almost everything under the sun can be found here, from clothing to shoes and food stuff to electronic gadgets. The sheer number of stalls, people and din of traders bargaining with customers is a colourful sight and a must-visit for those in Bangsar on Sundays.
- Highlights: Street Food (Char Koey Teow, Asam Laksa, Satay and the Otak-Otak).
- Opening Hours: Sunday, 18:00 – 22:00
- Location: Between Jalan Maarof and Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A Bangsar boutique that looks like it holds your grandmother’s amazing collection of antique and retro dresses, tops, skirts, pants, jewellery, belts and more, Quirky Brown Cow boutique is the sort of shop that will have thrifty fashionistas rejoicing. The clothes here may look like the kind of items sourced from nana’s closet, but really the store’s fashion collection is actually carefully sourced from around the world. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 20:00
- Address: Lot 23-1, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2201 0212
If you are on the lookout for a new handbag, then get yourself to Sha Shaari – a Bangsar boutique offering true fashion bargains. One of Kuala Lumpur’s best-kept secrets, this store stocks a beautifully collection of ‘pre-loved’ designer handbags that do not cost the earth. You've got to work for your bargains though, as the store is ‘hidden’ in an upper storey shop lot along Jalan Telawi Tiga. The idea behind Sha Shaari is to provide good value vintage and they have a fine finger on the pulse of current trends, so the handbags and clutches available are usually pretty hip, practically guaranteeing that you will walk out with something full of character. Read More...
- Address: No. 14-2 (12A-2), Top Floor, Jalan Telawi Tiga, 59100 Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2201 5848