KL & Surrounds
Applecrumby and Fish
3 Lorong Teknologi C, OMNI/01 PJU 5, Taman Sains Selangor 1, Kota Damansara, PJ (03 6143 6088/www.applecrumbyandfish. com). This online store with a ‘punny’ name purveys skincare products (anti-bug balm), DIY craft projects (‘Make Your Own Tooth Fairy’ art kit), tasteful nursery décor (educational wall stickers), kids’ meals (organic lollipops) and more. Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm (Walk-Ins).
First floor, the Curve, Mutiara Damansara, PJ; Happikiddo, Citta Mall, Ara Damansara, PJ (03 7859 9330); Happikiddo, Quill City Mall, Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL (03 2602 1596); Happikiddo, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, KL (03 6206 1830/www. babyambrosia.com). Baby Ambrosia offers 100 percent natural, nutritious and delicious meals without preservatives, additives, salt or sugar. Special menus cover entire weaning stages; select super smooth purées for babies under six months or chunky meals for toddlers aged one and above. Daily, 10am-10pm.
Lot F-26, Bangsar Village I, 1 Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar, KL (03 2287 0000/www. bluedotbaby.net). Bluedot claims to be the first local baby store to sell planet-friendly, non-toxic, organic products. Think bamboo and cotton clothing, organic skincare, toys made of recycled materials and cloth diapers. Check out the ‘Yummy Mummies’ corner for designer hospital gowns, perfumed candles and other goods catered to mothers and mothers-to-be. Daily, 10am-10pm.
Château de Sable
Various locations in KL (www. chateaudesable.com). Château de Sable offers gorgeous Frenchdesigned children’s clothes for newborns through to tweens at reasonable prices. Styles are chic and sophisticated – you can definitely expect to see the odd Breton stripe or two – and the quality is very good. Many pieces are made from bamboo fabric, silk or 100 percent organic cotton. The stock is updated regularly and there is a free gift wrapping service.
NEW First Few Years
Lot 180 first floor, the Curve, 6 Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara, PJ (03 7725 1160); Lot 1F-21, Paradigm Mall, 1 Jalan SS 7/26A, Kelana Jaya, PJ (03 7887 2260/www. firstfewyears.com.my). As the store’s name implies, First Few Years aims to provide everything your new family member will need upon entering the world. The shop only carries renowned and reliable brands imported from Australia, Canada, Europe and the US. Look out for the cute cowprint car seats and handy mommy satchels large enough to fit several baby bottles, diapers, makeup and more. Daily, 10am-10pm.
Second floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre, 285 Jalan Maarof, KL (03 2092 1806); Second floor, Suria KLCC, KL (03 2302 1508/www. facebook.com/GingersnapsMalaysia). Gingersnaps was founded to be a key provider of fashionable children’s and maternity wear. In keeping with fashion’s evolving nature, the brand’s street-savvy apparel is constantly being revamped. We especially like the brand’s quality of service and visual merchandising. Daily, 10am-10pm.
Lot 2.28-2.31, Second floor, Quill City Mall, Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL (03 2602 1596); Lot No 9 Level UG1, Publika Shopping Gallery, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL (03 6206 1830); Lot 23-25, First floor, Citta Mall, Ara Damansara, PJ (03 7859 9330/www. happikiddo.com.my).
A baby concept store for mums, babies and children, Happikiddo stocks over 50 international brands with more than 10,000 products under one roof. Trend forward, this shop is a paradise for early parenthood as it has everything parents and parentsto-be need under one roof. From snacks, educational toys and toiletries to travel gear, apparel and nursery furniture, Happikiddo has it all!
Janie & Joe
F23, First floor, Bangsar Village I, 1 Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar, KL (03 2201 9128/www. janieandjoe.com). Janie & Joe stocks an impressive range of toys and games to keep your little ones entertained. Online shopping is also available via their Facebook page, which means that you’ll no longer have to lug bulky bags at the supermarket.
Various locations in KL (03 7803 5523/ www.mamours.com.my). Mamours stocks labels such as Peg Perego, Quinny, Maxi-Cosi, Brevi, Silver Cross and Bugaboo. Shop for strollers, pushchairs, clothing, nursery equipment, carriers, car seats, diaper bags, bath units and toys.
Second floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, PJ (03 7725 4642); Lower ground floor, Subang Parade, PJ (03 5637 4373); First floor, The Mines Shopping Mall, Seri Kembangan (03 8940 8289/www.pepemom.blogspot.com). Keen on a new look for your little one(s)? Drop by Pépé to check out the brand’s selfdesigned apparel and accessories. Shopping for someone else’s newborn? Purchase Pépé’s Personalised Baby Announcement Gift box, which comes with a fine assortment of keepsakes and gifts.
Third floor, Bangsar Village II, Bangsar, KL (03 2282 0314/www.tinytapir.com). This Malaysian brand deserves the highest praise for its eco-friendly philosophy. Tiny Tapir’s products for babies and women has helped many a customer switch to a healthier, chemical-free lifestyle. There is a huge range of stock including everything from booties and diapers to menstrual cups and freshly roasted coffee.
Lot 46B, Level G3, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL (03 6206 4109/www. whimsigirldesign.com). This twee shop tucked away in Publika is a worth a visit. The local children’s label is known for mixing textures and colours with subtlety and class. If you find a piece you like, snatch it up quick, because certain items have only 20 pieces available. We love the brand’s gorgeous interpretation of Malaysian culture, as shown in its line of traditionalinspired wear. The store also stocks Japanese linen, comfy calf-leather footwear in addition to playsuits featuring adorable prints.