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NEW AINO Liv­ing

Ground floor, The Wa­ter­front @ Parkc­ity, 5 Per­siaran Res­i­den, Desa ParkC­ity, KL (03 6280 8012); Lower ground 2, Sun­way Pyra­mid Shop­ping Mall, Ban­dar Sun­way, PJ (03 5638 3099); First floor, 1 Utama Shop­ping Cen­tre, PJ (03 7722 1811/ AINO spe­cialises in home fur­nish­ing and kitchen­ware. We like their wide range of func­tional and con­tem­po­rary prod­ucts that bring in­te­rior de­sign to a new level. Not only that, they also stock a small range of toys and dé­cor for chil­dren. Check out their web­site to see what else they have in store. Daily, 10am-10pm.


Level G3, Pub­lika Shop­ping Gallery, 1 Jalan Du­ta­mas 1, KL (03 6206 3618/www. face­­lika). Christ­mas comes early for young’uns and the young at heart dur­ing vis­its to Carousel, a vin­tage Lon­don-style toy store with gi­ant win­dow dis­plays and a couple of life-sized Nutcracker fig­urines at the en­trance. The wel­come ap­pear­ance of model air­planes, jackin-a-boxes, rock­ing horses and toy sol­diers, among other play­things from a by­gone era, el­e­vates this vi­brant red-and-white shop be­yond the ubiq­ui­tous toy chains in town. Daily, 10am-9pm.


First floor, 1 Utama Shop­ping Cen­tre, 1 Le­buh Ban­dar Utama, PJ (03 7722 2672); First floor, Quill City Mall, Jalan Sul­tan Is­mail, KL (03 2602 2129); First floor, Atria Shop­ping Gallery, Jalan SS22/23, PJ (www.ham­ The old­est toy store in the world, Ham­leys has fired the imag­i­na­tions of Lon­don kids since 1760. Now, Malaysia can also boast of three Ham­ley stores in 1 Utama, Quill City Mall and Atria Shop­ping Gallery. En­ter their mag­i­cal stores for brands the likes of Bar­bie, Dis­ney Princess, LEGO, Hot Wheels, Playskool, Fisher-Price, Star Wars, Trans­form­ers, Thomas & Friends, Has­bro Gam­ing, Upin & Ipin and many more. Ham­leys also stock their own range of cool toys, many of which have an ed­u­ca­tional twist. Daily, 10am-10pm.

Janie & Joe

First floor, Bangsar Vil­lage I, 1 Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar, KL (03 2201 9128/ www.janie­and­ This fam­ily-run busi­ness of­fers good qual­ity brands that help kids learn and be cre­ative while they have fun. Find canal-build­ing equip­ment from Aquaplay, wooden dolls houses from KidKraft, hand­crafted dolls from Madame Alexan­der, do-it-your­self mar­ble runs from Quercetti plus much more. Daily, 10am-10pm.

York House

Sec­ond floor, Bangsar Shop­ping Cen­tre, 285 Jalan Maarof, KL (03 2287 8133). This colour­ful toy store of­fers ed­u­ca­tional toys and fig­urines for chil­dren and adults alike. The col­lec­tions are based on char­ac­ters from comics, car­toons and movies. There is also a good range of col­lectibles like Bar­bie dolls and pop­u­lar Euro­pean board games. Brands such as Has­bro, Mat­tel, LEGO, V Tech and a host of arts and crafts prod­ucts are sold here as well. Daily, 10am-9pm.


NEW Pe­tit Tots

(07 352 3651/­tit­ Orig­i­nally from San Francisco, Pe­tit Tots is an on­line store that cu­rates toys in­clud­ing kids’ din­ing sets, play toys, dé­cor and even bath prod­ucts. Our fin­gers are crossed that they one day open a phys­i­cal store – we just can’t get enough of their prod­ucts!

Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions

Toys ‘R’ Us

Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions na­tion­wide ( Toys ‘R’ Us is the kind of place kids dream about, we know we did. With its huge se­lec­tion of toys rang­ing from fun fam­ily games and ed­u­ca­tional toys to sports and out­door items, play along with your kids with fam­ily games such as the ‘Toy Story’ Andy’s Room Chal­lenge Mat. Or build a mini play­ground for your lit­tle one with out­door toys like the Lady­bug sand­box, slides, ball pits, Sun­shine play­houses and cool white po­lice mo­tor­cy­cles. Di­vided into dif­fer­ent sec­tions based on toy cat­e­gories, you’ll lose your­self in here, no mat­ter how old you are.

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