Our round-up of the 5 best local boutiques in Kuala Lumpur ranges from cheap vintage stores to posh quirky shops. This definitive list has something to please everyone, whether you are looking for eccentric, high street finds to specialist unorthodox purchases that will leave you the envy back home.
KL’s shopping scene breaks the mould like no place else, and along its busy streets you will find a lot of major malls, with big name international department retailers along with a lot of high end labels. A hipster haven, it is the city’s indie boutiques and concept stores that really impress, helping you take a detour from your favourite, tried-and-trusted brands. All of them are local, unconventional, offering clothes and fashion accessories just waiting to be discovered.
F BlockDynasty Sentral
Founded in 2007, F Block is one of our favourite local boutiques, offering a collection of reasonably priced, good quality, bold and bright fashion and accessories. With styles that vary with each wave of new arrivals, its unfailingly cool collection of clothes, shoes and jewellery are in step with the current season’s runway styles.
With several stores in KL, Selangor, and Malacca, its easygoing atmosphere makes for a comfortable shopping experience, with the KL branch easily accessible to travellers. You will find the kind of outfits that will be sure to grab attention, from essentials like blouses, dresses, pants, T-shirts and skirts, to playsuits, skorts (skirt shorts) and even fabulously slinky lingerie at the store. Prices start at RM20 and rarely go beyond RM100. Read More...
- Address: 23, Ground Floor, Jalan Kuchai Maju 18, Dynasty Sentral, Off Jalan Kuchai Lama, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 7980 0513
Shoes, Shoes, ShoesJalan Telawi 3, Bangsar
As its name suggests, this is a store that specialises in footwear – namely, women’s footwear. One part girly fashionista, two parts urban luxury, Shoes, Shoes, Shoes’ collections are big news in the local fashion scene, with its handbags even making their way into Parisian stores.
Its offerings are utterly refreshing with footwear that exhibits roots firmly founded in local culture, but with prices for all spheres of society. Fighting off all things cookie-cutter, it is obvious the store is fully committed to indie design, with styles that range from inviting and vintage, to comfortable yet edgy pairs perfect for the urban office woman, to aesthetically pleasing, designs that epitomise fearlessness.
- Address: 31a Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2287 0608
Quirky Brown CowJalan Telawi 2, Bangsar
Retro, vintage is the name of the game at Quirky Brown Cow. This is the sort of shop that will have thrifty fashionistas rejoicing, with prices starting as low as RM10 and going up to only RM200. Its collection of dresses, tops, skirts, pants, jewellery, belts and more 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.
Set along Jalan Telawi 2 in Bangsar, its fashion collections feature a lot of 1950s’ old-world glamour, with garments in muted colour palettes and ‘just touch me’ fabrics, and designs that range from bombshell to casual, romantic daywear. 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
Jorya WeekendJalan Radin Bagus, Taman Sri Petaling
Bright, colourful and bold, Jorya Weekend Boutique is a Kuala Lumpur fashion store offering by no means a typical fashion experience. Its fashion collections are eclectic and have been designed for women who are confident enough to showcase their individual style with flair and conviction.
The store is airy and with a laidback atmosphere, reminiscent of a beachside experience, with dressing rooms that look like striped beachside cabana-changing rooms. Meanwhile, its bohemian-style clothes can be adapted for office wear simply by expertly tempering brightly-coloured skirts, dresses and tops with monochrome pieces. The designs are divided into three predominant lines: some are glamorous, others feminine, and some that are spunky, all of which combine to create avant-garde fashions and everyday wear. Read More...
- Address: No. 11-1, Jalan Radin Bagus, Taman Sri Petaling, 57000, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 9059 5988
Notice: this boutique have been closed permanenty.
Set in Publika mall in Sri Hartamas, Allien is a KL boutique that stands head and shoulders above most. It carries street wear collections infused with a trendy, weekend sensibility perfect for laid-back warm weather days, as well as ultra mod designer-like pieces that look ideal for both work and play.
The store carries fashions by a mix of local designers, predominantly for men, so think leather messenger bags, funky graphic T-shirts, and even leather harnesses. With its location close to some pretty great local boutiques, it has lot to live up to and with its eclectic selections, this is the kind of place you will never leave empty-handed.
- Address: Level G2, Publika Shopping Gallery, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur