High-end designer purchases can cost a lot but if you are determined to keep up with the Joneses, there is no avoiding it, right? Wrong. Savvy fashionistas on a budget know that one of the best ways to save your hard-earned ringgit is to complement your wardrobe with vintage finds, and in Kuala Lumpur, Luxury Vintage is one of the most popular places to do so.
Housed in a large mansion along Jalan Maarof, this Bangsar boutique stocks a collection of beautiful but reasonably priced designer merchandise. The mostly white exterior is easy to find due to its large, royal purple signage. Inside, there is a variety of second-hand handbags, shoes, fashion accessories and clothes from high end labels such as Balenciaga, Chanel, Dior, Hermes, Prada, YSL and more – all available at a fraction of their original prices.
It is hard to walk into this Bangsar institution and not be impressed with the layout. Spacious, simple and elegant, along the white walls are glass cabinets showcasing purses, shoes, scarves, and jewellery. Sitting on the gleaming marble floor in the centre of the room are Victorian-style chairs and stools complemented by glittering chandeliers. Upstairs there are rails and rails of neatly presented fashions, all cleaned and steamed before they hit the shop floor.
The straightforward idea behind Luxury Vintage is to provide good value vintage finds that are in mint condition. True fashion bargains, all the merchandise found here are ‘lightly-used, pre-loved’ wear so if you think you are going to find inferior quality goods or those in bad condition, think again. Upon receipt of its monthly consignment, all merchandise is thoroughly inspected to guarantee authenticity and then sent for professional cleaning before being showcased in-store. We love the fact that some items even come in their original packaging!
Acting as a bridge between buyers and sellers, Luxury Vintage sources its stock from ordinary people wanting to sell off their designer merchandise. With close to a decade under its belt, they have a good feel for current trends and keep up with latest high street fashions, so you will not stumble across outdated styles.
Offering one of the widest selections of vintage wares in KL, it is easy to see what has made the store such a success: the folks at Luxury Vintage cater to the trendy, mature fashionista. They hold their stock on consignment basis, so when an item does not sell it goes back to its original owner and then Luxury Vintage brings in a new supply of products, ensuring that only popular styles grace its shelves. Handbags, in particular, are hot items.
Getting branded merchandise on the high street might cost upwards of a few thousand ringgit but at Luxury Vintage prices start at just RM300, between 50 – 80% cheaper than original cost (the store charges an extra 20 – 30% of the owner’s asking price to make up for its operating expenditure).
Friendly and effervescent owner May Chan is usually on hand to help you pick out the perfect piece. She is a great companion who thoroughly understands that finding the right item takes time and consideration, and her personal touch really makes shopping here a relaxing experience.
Luxury Vintage in Bangsar
- Opening Hours: 10:30 – 18:30 Monday – Saturday
- Address: No.114, Jalan Maarof, Bangsar, 59100 KL
- Tel: +603 2095 6266