Stellar Studio in Subang Jaya
Clothes boutique & art gallery in Kuala Lumpur
Stellar is a boutique and art space in Subang Jaya where you can spend hours just looking through its shelves and racks, finding offbeat clothes and fashion accessories at every turn. What makes Stellar unique is that it rents out its space to fashion bloggers and independent, up-and-coming labels to showcase their wares.
As a result, the merchandise found here is very eclectic, with everything from women’s clothes, vintage decor, handmade accessories, art pieces and even menswear available. The vendors who display their wares tend to change on a monthly basis so there are always new, interesting and unusual items, in a variety of styles, shapes and colours. All in all, Stellar is a very cool space with indie rock music playing and friendly, unobtrusive service.
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Inside the store it looks like a cross between someone’s cluttered attic and a whimsical wonderland. Rattan mats and tufted carpets on the floors, DIY Ikea shelves with fashion accessories piled on them, gauzy white curtains, naked bulbs hanging from the ceiling and woven baskets with the words ‘You.Are.Stellar’, make up the furnishings. Owned by the style-setting Nawwar Shukriah Ali (also called Bono), the vibe at Stellar is very homey, with the décor oozing handmade touches. Check out the clothes racks – the railings are actually tree branches that have been sanded and polished by Bono herself.
The racks are arranged flea-market style, with seemingly no rhyme or reason to the arrangement, but that makes it even more charming – one minute you are riffling through hanger after hanger of flowing long-sleeved blouses, the next you are pulling out a gorgeous floral print sundress.
From statement accessories, funky badges and exotic-looking kaftans to designer handbags, sunglasses and scarves, Stellar has it all. The main room houses the boutique’s clothes and some tables with handbags and even quirky, individualistic journals by fashion blogshop, Notbook-Notbuk. There is even a corner dedicated to pre-loved (second-hand) items: prices for merchandise here start at RM5: we found a belt and headband for RM15 total.
Adjacent to this space is a small area where Bono displays ethnic-looking jewellery, art pieces and even a collection of her own fashion designs. Towards the back of the store is a brightly-lit room with pastel-coloured floors and graffiti-style murals on the walls – this area is usually used to hold artistic workshops by travelling designers and artists.
Stellar Boutique Studio
- Address: 66-2 SS15/4B Subang Jaya, 47500
- Tel: 10:00 – 19:00 Monday – Sunday