WHY IS KUALA LUMPUR #5

A trip on public transport, a pair of jeans and a pair of Nikes will cost you just £75.28 in KL - making it one of the cheapest on our list. More than 11 million visitors and a decent friendliness rating make it the 5th best shopping city.

SHOPPING IN KUALA LUMPUR

Shopping in Kuala Lumpur offers the designer names and international chains you’ll find around the world, but dig a little bit deeper and you’ll discover an abundance of independent stores and stalls that are unique to this majestic city. So, get your wallets ready as we take you on a shopper’s tour of the Malaysian capital.
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SHOPPING IN KUALA LUMPUR AT A GLANCE

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HIGH STREET

As with most Asian cities, shoppers will find the vast majority of the big name high street stores in Kuala Lumpur’s many malls, where mid-range labels like Topshop, Forever 21 and H&M rub shoulders with the likes of Jimmy Choo and Agent Provocateur. However, of all the malls, it’s probably the Mid Valley Megamall that offers the best range of shops for all you high street label hunters.

VINTAGE

If you like a spot of old-school shopping for some top vintage threads, Kuala Lumpur will not disappoint. On the first floor of the Campbell Complex you’ll find Yellow Kombi Vintage, home to over a dozen vintage and bundle stores and perfect for a good rummage. In the Klang Valley there’s Buntil (the Malay word for Bundle), with its fantastic collection of vintage items like leather bags, shoes and an abundance of denim!

DESIGNER/LUXURY

The most luxurious of all the malls is Pavillion, which is Kuala Lumpur’s answer to haute couture. Here you’ll find high-end labels like Burberry, Gucci, Celine and Salvatore Ferragamo. The Gardens is another mall that caters for those with a taste for the finer things in life. There are stores like Louis Vuitton, Armani and Hugo Boss as well as an excellent range of restaurants serving international cuisine.

The Starhill Gallery is the mall to indulge your designer predilections. Outlets like Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Christian Dior, Alexander McQueen and Bottega Veneta will indulge and delight designer shoppers. And if that’s not enough, head over to the Suria KLCC mall, located at the foot of the spectacular Petronas Twin Towers, for Chanel, Giorgio Armani and Marc Jacobs.

SALES

If you love nothing better than bagging a bargain then the four words ‘Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival’ will be music to your ears. To promote the capital as a must-visit shopping destination, the Malaysian Tourist Board has introduced countrywide sales twice a year, the first of which is the Mega Sale Carnival, which is typically held in July and August and offers discounts of up to 70 percent.

Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown is a must for hidden gems and bargains. As you’d expect, there’s plenty of hustle and bustle and life to see, as well as an array of cheap goods such as bags, t-shirts and wallets.


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Amcorp Mall flea market is the biggest and most celebrated in Kuala Lumpur, but despite this accolade it is still a sight precious few tourists see. Every Saturday and Sunday the lower ground of the Amcor Mall, in Petaling Jaya, is covered by temporary stalls offering everything from antique goods to vintage clothing and trinkets, books, records and more, making it a veritable treasure trove for shoppers.

Blogger Jessie Ting says the KLCC shopping centre in Jalan P Ramlee should always form part of a trip to Kuala Lumpur. “You cannot miss this place at least once when you visit KL,” she says. “Just drop by to see the famous twin towers. It is indeed magnificent.”

"The KLCC shopping centre is a must - you can't miss this on a trip to KL."

Sunway Pyramid in Petaling Jaya, meanwhile, offers an “endless and neverending range of shops and shops. I think this would be the mall I’d pick to go to if I have only 1 day to shop in KL as it has EVERYTHING!”