A local courteous crew welcomed aboard children, workers, shopping trolleys and prams.
Stocks the best Melbourne brands and a good shop for any ladies that appreciate nice clothes! This is a great little op-shop that can have some hidden bargains. Downstairs cave filled with mostly European designer accessories.
As a new kid in town, the Belgrave Emporium is still finding its feet but is definitely worth wandering in and checking out because of the weird range of stuff they have going on there. Here you'll find an inspiring array of mini-stalls, with unique art, vintage clothes, sculpture, jewellery, and all sorts of amazing treasures. Get quality clothing and homewares at big discounts.
Nice shops and cafes near here. Ruby Rose does nice home wares. Search as I move the map. Great vintage inspired fashion. Uniquely Australian but almost Milanese. Women's clothes designed in Melbourne. Buy or sell quality recycled clothing. Outlet with discounted merchandise.
More Things to do in Melbourne. Terms Privacy Site Map Airbnbmag. You could easily fill your entire house with a shipping container of beautiful furniture from Bali. The Balinese and Javanese have rich artistic traditions, and on travels through the island you'll often see local craftsmen chiselling away at stonework or handcrafting exotic teak beds.
Chaise longues, custom-made chairs, rattan furniture, oversized sunlounges and cool artwork can be found across the island. Christy Furniture and Art Gallery www. Try Orchard Fine Furniture, a gorgeous two-storey store in the heart of Seminyak, for contemporary colonial decor, including classic furniture made from aged reclaimed teak www.
Many a celebrity has shipped furniture home from this iconic store with its four-poster beds, plantation chairs and antique Balinese prints. Jalan Mertanadi, better known as Jail House Road due to its most famous landmark Kerobokan Prison, is strewn with furniture and homeware stores.
Here you'll find everything from colourful recycled-boat wood furniture, model ship makers, oriental-style and reproduction furniture makers and more. Buying furniture in Bali is terrific fun and everything is way cheaper than you'll find at home, but do your research in terms of the cost of shipping it back to Australia, customs regulations etc. If you're new to the game contract the services of a professional freight service company.
Markets are a huge part of life in Bali. It's where the locals shop, eat and come to socialise. Now along with traditional markets, you'll find organic and farmer's markets set up by local expatriates, while a new wave of markets are selling samples and leftovers by locally based designers.
The iconic, bustling Sukawati Market in Gianyar, about 20 minutes from Denpasar, is a two-storey treasure trove packed to the rafters with paintings and sculpted wooden sculptures, curios, handicrafts and traditional handmade products as well as typical Balinese clothing and accessories. Prices are inexpensive, and haggling is welcome. Badung Market in Denpasar is Bali's biggest traditional market and well worth a visit, but brace yourself for the chaos, heat and noise.
The four-storey market built in traditional Balinese architecture, is located in Gajah Mada Street, close to the city centre. It's Bali's biggest food market but you'll also find Balinese and Javanese crafts and textiles. For something with more a feel of Bondi rather than Bali, take a mosey around the Old Man's Market facebook. Unlike retail stores in Bali, the markets have no fixed price and haggling is expected.
Offer about half of what they first offer you, and negotiate from there. Traveller 's three-minute guide to Seminyak. The three-hour bespoke shopping tour takes in some of the best boutiques and homeware stores in Seminyak, Petitenget and Kerobokan.
Sheriden Rhodes is a confessed Bali tragic and visits the Island of the Gods at least twice a year. Previous slide Next slide. Victoria's newest luxury accommodation is a shipping container Contains: This article contains a photo gallery. Thread your way through the maze of street-vendors on Petaling Street and haggle vigorously. Not for the faint hearted. This is a sounds-and-smells Kuala Lumpur shopping guide at its most visceral.
Petaling Street is a vibrant mix of Chinese, Nepalese and Burmese traders who all vie for attention, selling jewellery, herbal medicines, dried food, designer t-shirts, handbags and wallets. Knock-offs and fakes abound. Striking a bargain is not always easy. Sure enough, a voice will call out behind you. Kim Lian Kee , Jalan Petaling, tel: Close by is Weaver House 76 Jalan Sultan, tel: Pick up a beautiful wooden chest.
Do pop into Moontree House First Floor, 6 Jalan Panggung for feminist-inspired books plus handmade zakka crafts like puppets and bags. Go past its decaying façade and discover amps, violins, guitars and drums plus a niche selection of ukuleles.
Visit for a glimpse of the temple's elaborately carved pillars, beams and altars. Masjid Jamek , KL's oldest mosque, impresses with its quietness, symmetry and beauty. Vendors lug bales of sarees through the traffic and past shops heaped with gold, traditional medicines and gaudy glass bangles. Brightly hued sarees and Bollywood-inspired Indian dresses salwar kameez and lengas are some of the greatest temptations here. Though in recent times, this area has changed its flavour with tightly packed stalls selling Muslim religious trinkets and shops that specialise in headscarves, the Indian vibe is not all lost.
Another highly recommended stop is Semua House — a one stop for all your wedding, cosmetics and textile needs. Prices correspond to the weight of the jewellery. Remember, the price of gold is fixed. On Lebuh Ampang street a short walk from Masjid India , shuffle between spice and sundry shops, Indian restaurants and saree shops.
Jayanthi Store 16 Lebuh Ampang, tel: Stop to savour every type of Indian sweet imaginable along the way, phatisa, moti choor ladoo, kalakand or barfee. Parallel to Jalan Masjid India is Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman lined with shops, noted for their wonderful fabric, antiques and jewellery. Old and new mingle on Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman; modern complexes rise above retro buildings.
This long stretch is also a good spot to hunt for oriental antiques and art. Udani Carpets A, tel: Kamdar Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, tel: If you need to recharge again, check out the s Coliseum Café for a cold beer and heavenly, but spicy, prawn sambal, accompanied by their home-baked Chinese toast with REAL butter.
Get to know these artists while observing them at work and you may just go home with some unique finds. For some pewter shopping, arrange for your hotel to send you right to the doorstep of the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre 4, Jalan Usahawan 6, tel: Walking through this contemporary structure is an educational experience in itself: Besides watching artisans displaying their skill, you can also mould your own pewter bowl at the workshop.
The full and latest range of pewter is available here, which includes modern tableware, jewellery and accessories. Here, flagship stores of international fashion labels rub shoulders with trendy boutiques and mod jewellers. Perk up your wardrobe with shawls and sarongs by designers Marilyn Tan and Bobby Ch'ng and your home with silk, teapots and sculptures. This is upscale designer brand shopping by the yard. If you love all things beautiful, check out Farah Khan G13, tel: Expect everything — top-to-toe accessories, chiffon, silk tops and skirts adorned with delicate hand-sewn beading and show-stopping evening dresses.
Khan melds East and West elements to create one-of —a-kind styles. Iconic street brand New Balance Level 3, tel: Look out for its varsity-inspired Stadium Jacket, the American heritage National Parks collection and the new Fresh Foam running shoes. Melbourne-based Crumpler D, tel: Go mad for the quirky range of shoes, bags and accessories at the multi-label Naquirkee Level 2, tel: On the same row, step into Italian brand Piquadro tel: Pick up a miniature Petronas Twin Towers or a framed city skyline.
Do pop into its gallery off Dataran Merdeka — here you can watch craftsmen at work, putting together these tiny wooden structures. Browse its Japanese section, which carries not only the latest Japanese bestsellers, but also an interesting selection of manga, art and craft titles, idol photo books, magazines, catalogues and e-Mooks. Ogle at chunky cocktail rings and bangles, necklaces in geometric shapes and funky drop earrings at the very affordable Chamelon C61, tel: A stop here provides some last-minute shopping inspiration especially if your kitchen cupboards are a little bare — Harrods has an excellent selection of wines, cakes, cheese, sausages and teas.
Delicious, but deadly to the wallet, Harrods remains a happy hunting ground for the hungry shopper. Visitors enjoy more discounts and free gifts with the Tourist Privilege card.
Swing by the concierge ground floor to inquire. This highly anticipated temple of high fashion is finally set to kick off as one of Kuala Lumpur 's fashion hotspots with the likes of Cotton On , Muji, Midi Shoes and more, among bakeries, cafes and restaurants. A taxi ride from the city centre should cost between RM15 Be sure to avoid the lunch-hour traffic because the taxi meter is bound to tick furiously while you ponder traffic jams and sweat it out in the midday heat.
You'll be surprised to find that you don't have to rummage through knee-deep piles of clothes unlike in most warehouses. Everything's elegantly displayed and neatly stacked on racks and shelves. Expect luxurious surroundings and impeccable service minus the exorbitant price tags. Prices of unsold end-of-season stocks go for a fraction of the original. Kenanga Street has been the place to shop for wholesale items. Start at the lowest floor and work your way up.
Remember the more you buy, the bigger the discount. Check out Musso for fashion from Korea, Bug Styla Kids for jumpers and suits, Rastafari for locally designed Rasta and beach wear, funky accessories and bags and 28 Store for bags and accessories. There are many shops catering to Muslim fashion on levels 3 and 5. Viva Home 85, Jalan Loke Yew, tel: Close by, Ikea has recently opened its second store — all 42,sq m of shopping space dedicated to expanded sections on cooking and baking equipment, gardening and kids craft.
Ikea is connected to the upcoming My Town Mall, which is an integrated lifestyle complex that comes complete with five floors of shopping, entertainment and dining. The entire Bukit Bintang strip is stuffed with a wild array of specialist shops, clothes shops, restaurants, kopitiams, budget hotels and reflexology centres — catering to varied tastes and desires.
Continue to splurge if you must, this time at trendy Bintang Walk. This is fun shopping, lowbrow, elbow-jostling.
Explore the first floor for cheap and chic fashion by up-and-coming local designers. Look hard and you may just find a limited edition reflective circular skirt, a cross and bones choker necklace, a handcrafted cloud badge or some neon lighting printed leggings. Sungei Wang's lower levels are littered with boutiques that help you dress for less. Swing by G2 boutique LG — pass up their bad prints, maxi dresses and overly sequined misfits. Instead, head straight for their range of leggings. Find metallic black faux-snakeskin ones for just RM Though garment construction generally appears good, only wear will tell their durability and quality.
Chalk, on the same floor, is a must for it has some hidden gems — pre-loved dresses, vintage bags and accessories. Flutter those lashes from the Eyelash Shop T Take your pick — lashes come in every colour and length and for extra drama, opt for specialty ones with crystal, feather and peacock. Chambers Music T has some of the largest collection of music books in town.
Rona Store S carries posters on everything from MU to classic films. For some good, affordable tailoring, try Tux and Blazer LG Custom make some stylish blazers and bespoke tuxedos to take home. This has always been a popular Kuala Lumpur shopping hangout with a central downtown location. In a degree turnaround, its rooftop, a former car park, has morphed into the 'Forest in the City' with manicured lawns and trees. Rootz Dance Club is perched here.
The basement Lot 10 Food Court is a warren of dizzy delight with every imaginable form of Chinese food and some Malay. This is a rowdy no-holds-barred streetside format with steaming stalls and narrow "alleyways". It is an excellent pit stop. Long time tenant Isetan, whose first and original home has been at the mall, has undergone renovation and introduced a new concept for its food market.
The Isetan Foodmarket is now a cross between a gourmet delicatessen and a convenience store with its deli halal and non-halal counters and sweet deli section. Innerline Beauty provides lingerie for the young at heart. Lot 10 is a perennial favourite and it is easy to see why. It is superbly located - a landmark icon - right next to a monorail station at one of the busiest and most travelled junctions in town.
It appeals to both men and women and serves up a few skincare and beauty outlets along with a rock-safe Guardian Pharmacy for tourists in search of quick relief.
Tech savvy shoppers head to Machines F23, tel: This is funky establishment, lots of fun, with a great many shops on over five floors with every major high-street name in fashion, maternity, home ware, children's goods and sports represented. Look out for the Japanese Parkamaya on the third floor. This is a riot of video gaming, coffee, and offbeat designer stores at amazing prices ladies' tops from RM Kids will enjoy the DC Comics Superheroes outfits and props.
The basement Brands Outlet is bursting with colour and huge options with polo tees from RM50 for two and men's casual shirts at RM69 for a pair. Not bad at all. The ultra-upmarket and revamped Starhill www. Most major designer brands and fashion labels are represented and there's a whole floor devoted to exquisite timepieces, making Starhill the largest retail watch hub in Asia. Debenhams has its largest Southeast Asian flagship store here. The male toilet is a dark Arab street recreation with shale tiles, claustrophobic corridors and water piped through bamboo shafts.
The designer brand floor is appropriately called the "Indulge" level at the elevator. Look for this when you press the button. Try local designer Khoon Hooi 's F19B, tel: Or visit Rolex tel: Dress your home up in pure lux with furnishings and accessories from Armani Casa and Tiffany Lamps. Also on the same floor, spot Davidoff cigars. Plenty of food rest stops are around at places like the Arabic Tarbush or the mod multi-cuisine Shook.
Beauty junkies have been fussing over Sephora Malaysia located right in front of Starhill Gallery. The second level has expanded to include services such as facial treatments and spas. Just opposite the road from here on the other side of Jalan Bukit Bintang near the Grand Millennium hotel is longtime music store Bentley Music where you can strum guitars and plonk on assorted keyboards.
The results are striking. Think sophisticated interiors, soft carpets and huge mirrors mixing with plenty of hot fashion names. Add cult-fav Toms to the list 5. Stylistas rejoice, for the Bohemian appeal of darling brand Tory Burch Lot 2.
Add local brand Variante Lot 4.
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