5 Great Bangsar Boutiques
Great shopping boutiques away from the city centre
Can’t find what you are looking for in Kuala Lumpur’s malls? Then head to Bangsar, a great place with quirky shopping boutiques where you can easily while away an hour, an afternoon or a whole day shopping for one-of-a-kind items.
While the city may be the country’s retail centre, Bangsar boutiques have unusual and unique clothes at bargain prices, making the 15-minute journey to the area from the KL city centre is worth the trip, especially for those perfect gifts. From avant-garde designs and high-end fashions to vintage clothing and handpicked accessories, Bangsar’s best boutiques are sure to impress. And whether you are searching for a strappy evening dress or a sleek pantsuit, we have got your shopping needs covered with a list of the best places to hit.
Catering to a young and hip shopping crowd, Cloth & Sash is a boutique in Bangsar that is great for its playful collection of inexpensive yet stylish and trendy clothes. What makes Cloth & Sash unique is that some of its clothes are inspired by current runway trends. The boutique’s new arrivals are never priced above RM129.90 which, considering its location in trendy Bangsar, makes it great value. White and turquoise walls, potted plants, white bird cages with flowers entwined through the bars, mini white picket fences sectioning off different areas and wall decals of flowers, birds and butterflies give the place a very whimsical feel. Read More...
A great place to let your funky inner child loose, Never Follow Suit is a great little boutique along Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar. All clothes in the store are chosen, designed or embellished by its style-setting owners and you can find some pretty trendy designs here ranging from re-embellished vintage collections and original designs, to basics like polo shirts. Popular with the fashion-conscious urban KL male because of its unique menswear collection, the store is very retro-cool with buffed concrete floors, colourfully-upholstered chairs, wooden cabinets, tufted carpets, pendant lights and large black-and-white photos on the walls. Read More...
Mooie & Moca is a boutique along Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar that looks like a mini-department store. Besides rails of clothes (in a delightful mix of colours and styles) the store also has tables with fashion accessories, handbags, hats and shoes, and shelves with knick knacks such as water tumblers and stuffed toys. The affordably-priced clothes come in a mix of styles and colours: some have clean cuts and dramatic flair making them look edgy, trendy and innovative, while others are vintage and romantic-looking in flowing fabrics, soft pastel colours, lots of beadwork and sequins. Read More...4
Short for ‘be looked at’, Blook is a popular KL fashion boutique. 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 reasonable 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. Looking a lot like The Gap's posh sibling, the store also sells funky fashion accessories such as bejewelled belts, headbands and jewellery. Read More...5
Variante is a home-grown fashion label with flexible, functional and fashionable creations. Much like Farah Khan’s bright, funky and modern collections, Variante’s designs cater to the modern woman with ready-to-wear creations for sophisticated women on the go. The only real difference between the two designers is that Variante’s apparel is more modest but they still use the same bright, punchy colours and easy-to-maintain materials. Flowing fabrics are instrumental in each pattern (making them very comfortable), but intricate embellishments ensure that these outfits stand out. Read More...