Where to Shop for Local Designers or Indie Brands

Shopping for Local Designers and Indie Brands

We all know that pleasant shopping experience brings satisfaction. When you're out shopping in Kuala Lumpur, you want something unique for your wardrobe, whether you're on holiday or not. In these seven shops you're sure to find just what you're looking for and possibly even a few unexpected surprises from our local designers. Visit their exclusive shops and you will surely find it difficult to walk away without owning one of their magnificent quality outfits. 

1. Bernard Chandran

Address Level 2, 2-41, Fahrenheit 88 , 179 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur                                                
Phone Number +6 03 2145 0534
Opening Hours 10:00am to 10:00pm

According to Bernard Chandran, fashion design is what makes him the happiest and contributes to his successful life. His aesthetic for using mainly leather, silk and linen in his designs, as well as other indie designers he carries are elegant and glamorous.  The fashionista continuously keeps up with international trends while retaining traditional touch which captures the attention of royal families in Malaysia and Brunei.

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2. Melinda Looi Showroom

Address 131, Jalan Maarof, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur                                                                                                
Phone Number +6 03 2093 2279
Opening Hours 11:00am to 7:00pm

If you are looking for one of the most influential and iconic collection in Malaysia, Melinda Looi is the perfect store to drop by as the materials used for her collection are made of one of the finest French laces and silk-chiffons. Apart from outfits, the line of Melinda Looi extends to beautiful rich fabrics of bridal gowns, as well as unique 'art pieces' which have gained international attention including celebrities and socialites worldwide.

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3. Arizali

Address 4th floor, Parkson, Pavilion KL, 168 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur                                         
Phone Number +6 03 4252 1921
Opening Hours 10:00am to 10:00pm

Arizali is a French word which means ‘precious’. Owned and designed by Nashka Solotareff, she was raised by an artistic family in France. Hence, at a very early age she developed the passion for textiles. Nashka describes her collection as ‘resort wear’ as it is dedicated to tropical lifestyle and light to carry when travelling. At Arizali, it is a head to toe satisfaction, with a wide range of beautiful accessories and exotic batik of Asian and European design.

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4. Farah Khan

Address G13, Ground Level, Suria KLCC, 50088 Kuala Lumpur                                                                                     
Phone Number +6 03 2382 0314
Opening Hours 10:00am to 10:00pm

Farah Khan is known as the most influential woman in Malaysia’s fashion industry with the passion to reinvent the way modern women dress. She is also the first Malaysian fashion designer that sold across 70 fashion capitals internationally. Her luxurious and elegant dresses named after famous celebrities are constantly attention-grabbing outfits that have made it to the red carpet until today.

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5. Zang Toi

Address Lot P6 & P7, Level 4, Lot 10 Shopping Centre, 55100 Kuala Lumpur                                                               
Phone Number +6 03 2144 1976
Opening Hours 10:00am to 10:00pm

Malaysian designer Zang Toi established the ‘House of Toi’ brand in New York in 1989. No matter what the trend is today, Zang Toi’s creations are chic and glamorous, always drawing the attention of the beauty of the female form. According to Zang Toi, shoes are also very important to him, as he has ventured into shoes with his trademark gusto and passion where his collections are hand-made in New York using unique luxurious materials.

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