L3-21 Amcorp Mall, Jalan Persiaran Barat, PJ (03 7931 8379/ Facebook: CuriousCorner). The mischevious brother of BookXcess, Curious Corner has everything from collectibles, posters to unique board games, weird mummies and masks that are perfect for Halloween. With an added section for your furkids, you never know what you’ll stumble upon when in Curious Corner. They also have wacky promotions like their recent Misai Madness, and with names like that, you get a hint of what the people behind Curious Corner are like. Be sure to check out their Facebook page so as to not miss out on their next fun promotion. If you think you’re weird, think again. Daily, 10am-10pm.
new mall is now in full swing with a huge array of brands and plenty to tempt families. On the first floor, find the Parenthood Superstore, a one-stop-shop for all your baby needs. Head to the second floor with the kids for the Oceanarium, where they can take an interactive journey through the aquarium and a host of 3D learning attractions including the simulations of the Pahang Rainforest and Sungai Perak, fossils and a documentary called ‘A Turtle’s Adventure’. There’s also Lockdown, an escape game, and a 6D motion ride on the same floor. Daily, 10am-10pm.
Suria KLCC, KL (03 2162 7675); Second floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, PJ (03 7725 5185/www.gap.com). GAP Kids is a favourite with harried parents as they have a fantastic range of colourful, comfy and fashionable kids wear, from denims and khakis to dresses, tops and T-shirts. White gift boxes are also available for free, both medium and small sized, should you decide to gift your purchases. Daily, 10am-10pm.
Second floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre, 285 Jalan Maarof, Bangsar, KL (03 2092 1806); Second floor, Suria KLCC, KL (03 2302 1508/www.facebook.com/ GingersnapsMalaysia). The idea of Gingersnaps was developed out of a passionate excitement for kids’ clothes and maternity wear. They understand fashion is ever-changing and constantly evolving; that’s why their children’s wear is trendy and very fashion forward. Also, they pay attention to store setting, service, packaging and visual merchandising. A tapestry of continual progress, Gingersnaps is more than just clothing, it’s fashion. (Bangsar) Daily, 10am-9pm; (KLCC) Daily, 10am-10pm.
Fifth floor, Pavilion KL, 168 Jalan Bukit Bintang, KL (03 2141 7703); Second floor, Suria KLCC, KL (03 2164 3310); Second floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, PJ (03 7727 8640/www.guesskids.com). GUESS is the most widely recognized brand in the world, known for quality, trendsetting style and marketing creativity. What started out as a small jeans company in California now stands out for its collections of vibrant colours, comfortable and seasonally inspired printed designs for babies, toddlers and children. Promotions are quite a regular occurrence, and only while stocks last. (Pavilion & KLCC) Daily, 10am-10pm; (1 Utama) Mon-Thu & Sun, 10am-10pm, FriSat, 10am-10:30pm.
First floor, the Curve, Mutiara Damansara, PJ (03 7710 5651/www.madwave.com.my). All the way from Russia, Mad Wave carries a full range of swimwear for toddlers, juniors and adults. Their swimwear fabric is designed with anti-UV properties to protect skin from the tropical sun. The shop also stocks products designed for competitive swimming. With comfortable and trendy designs, you will be able to find things for yourself and your kids here. If you are a gadget lover, check out their range of waterproof MP3 players. Daily, 10am-9.30pm.
Obaibi & Okaidi
Fifth floor, Pavilion KL, KL (03 2141 5469); Second floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, PJ (03 7722 1148/www.okaidi.com). French chic for cute kids, Obaibi is for newborns up to three years old while its sister, Okaidi, is for children ages two to 14 years old. Timelessly designed, this sibling duo brand is modern, practical, colourful and comfortable wear for newborns and kids. Daily, 10am-10pm.
First Floor, The Mines Shopping Mall, Seri Kembangan (03 8940 8289); Second floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, PJ (03 7725 4673/ www.pepemom.blogspot.com). If you are looking for a fresh new look for your little one, drop by Pépé. They offer a range of adorable clothes and accessories specially made for the Pépé brand. Pépé also offers Personalized Baby Announcement Gift boxes that feature a fine assortment of keepsakes and gifts. Daily, 10am-10pm.
Level G3, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL (03 6206 4109/ www.whimsigirldesign.com). Bonpoint with a Malaysian touch, this local children’s label mixes textures and colours in a subdued, classy way. You’ll love their gorgeous interpretations of Malaysian culture. Each tiny outfit inspired by traditional wear only comes in a run of about 20 pieces, and the designs are suitable for newborns up to four-year-olds.They also stock a Japanese line of linen and calf leather footwear for children called Peep. Daily, 10am-10pm.
Château de Sable
Various locations in KL (www.chateaudesable.com). Château de Sable (The Sandcastle) offers gorgeous French designed, good quality children’s clothes for newborns to 12-year olds as well as women’s clothing at reasonable prices. Stock is updated regularly and there is a free gift-wrapping service.
Various locations nationwide (1 800 222 282/www.bata.com.my). Founded by Tomás Bata in 1894, Bata is an established brand that needs no more introductions. Their kids’ footwear range includes Bubblegummers and Power. Not only are these shoes durable and trendy, they are good for growing feet and are priced affordably.
Various locations nationwide (03 5569 4868/ www.clarks.my). Stand tall with Clarks, who offer great Prices from RM159 (www.americantourister.com.my).
GUESS Kids’ Fall 15 Collection
Inspired by rock’n’roll ’50s, the new Fall 15 kids’ collection by GUESS offers a fashionable and wearable range for boys and girls. Think black and white polka dot sweaters, pink poodle skirts, denim jackets and clean and distressed denim jeans. Available from GUESS stores nationwide (www.GUESS.com).
Pluggies from Gingersnaps