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.
The store looks a lot like an up-market walk-in closet. A ‘gold’ writing desk with a plush royal purple armchair sits in one corner on a beige carpet that looks like it has been sourced from an Arabian souk. Sitting on the polished blonde wood floor in the centre of the room are cushy purple-and-pink armchairs and stools.
Surrounding that are white shelves covered with floral-print wallpaper and racks holding the boutique’s jewellery pieces, purses, clutches, tops and dresses: pots of flowers here and there give the room a decidedly feminine touch.
Ladies can scoop up quirky everyday wear in a mishmash of styles, cuts, patterns and colours at House of Doll. Leggings come in solid colours, floral patterns and animal prints; tops are frilly and heavily embellished; dresses come in standout designs (like a blood red sheer maxi dress for RM189.90). With so much variety it is the perfect collection for local fashionistas looking to keep stylish but stay true to their own inner style. Office wear includes wraparound dresses in soft pastel colours, pencil skirts in super comfortable fabrics and Oxford shirts.
Prices range between RM79.90 – RM500 for most of the everyday, office and traditional-style outfits: when we visited standout designs included a black and white tuxedo dress for RM139.90 and a silver-sequined bolero for RM219.90.
The boutique also has a couture collection of dresses, a collaborative line between Fazura and local fashion designer Rizman Ruzaini. Geared towards cocktail parties and weddings, price tags for these eveningwear pieces can go up to RM2, 000. It’s somewhat higher than the boutique’s everyday-, work and traditional wear, but given the quality material used and unique designs, they are well worth it.
When it comes to accessories, House of Doll is a haven for thrifty fashionistas, with a variety of bejewelled clutches (the perfect size for holding credit cards, cash, phone and makeup) and skinny belts that are very cheap.
House of Doll
- Opening Hours: 10:30 – 20:30
- Address: 10 Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2282 0544