KL & Surrounds
Château de Sable
Various locations in KL (www.chateaudesable.com). French designer Stéphanie Lemaire launched Château de Sable (The Sandcastle) in Singapore in 2001. Shop for elegant and high quality children’s apparel at one of KL’s six stores. We’re fans of the unbelievably soft pyjamas and hand-knitted ponchos. The stock is updated regularly and customers can enjoy free gift-wrapping services.
Second floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre, KL (03 2092 1806); Second floor, Suria KLCC, KL (03 2302 1508/www.facebook.com/ GingersnapsMalaysia). Gingersnaps was developed out of a strong passion for comfy kids’ clothing and maternity wear. The brand understands that style is constantly evolving, hence the trendy selections. A tapestry of continual progress, Gingersnaps is more than just clothing – it’s fashion. Snap a picture of your child wearing Gingersnaps’s apparel and tag the company for a chance to be featured on their Facebook page. (Bangsar) Daily, 9am-9pm; (KLCC) Daily, 10am-10pm.
Fifth floor, Pavilion KL, 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). This widely recognised brand is known for its high quality apparel, trendsetting styles and innovative marketing. What started out as a small jeans company in California now stands out for its collection of vibrant, comfortable and seasonally contemporary apparel for babies, toddlers and children. (Pavilion & KLCC) Daily, 10am-10pm; (1 Utama) Mon-Thu & Sun, 10am-10pm, Fri- Sat, 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. The brand’s swimwear fabric is designed with anti-UV properties to protect skin from the tropical sun. Mad Wave also stocks products designed for competitive swimming. If you’re a gadget lover, check out the range of waterproof MP3 players. Daily, 10am-9.45pm.
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 caters to newborns up to three years old, while its sister store, Okaidi, carries apparel for children aged two to 14 years old. With over 700 stores worldwide, it’s needless to say that Obaibi & Okaidi feature timeless and popular designs. Brighten up your kid’s closet with colourful trousers, keep them snug with comfortable scarves and zip them up into trendy hoodies. Daily, 10am-10pm.
First floor, The Mines Shopping Mall, Seri Kembangan (03 8940 8289); Second floor, New Wing, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, PJ (03 7725 4673/www.pepemom.blogspot.com). If you’re looking for a new look for your little one, drop by Pépé. The stores offer a wide range of adorable clothes and accessories made especially for the Pépé brand. Did someone close just announce their pregnancy? Gift her a personalised baby announcement gift box filled with an 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 combines textures and colours in a subdued, classy way. You’ll love their gorgeous interpretations of Malaysian culture. Each 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 Peep, a Japanese line of linen and calf leather footwear for children. More reason to love the brand: As of early 2016, every item of apparel purchased at Whimsigirl provides a child with food for a full day via the Share The Meal program. Daily, 10am-10pm.
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. The kids’ footwear features brands such as Bubblegummers, Power and North Star. Besides being durable and trendy, Bata shoes are good for growing feet and are affordably priced.
Various locations nationwide (03 5569 4868/www.clarks.my). Stand tall with Clarks, which offers good looking, comfortable footwear for active children in various key styles. From sandals to boots, each pair of Clarks comes with lightweight but study soles. Your new pair of shoes will be fitted by experts and come in whole as well as half sizes.
Cotton On Kids
Various locations nationwide (www.cottonon.com). Cotton On caters to everyone in the family– from newborns to grandparents. The brand is great for casual yet trendy looks in breathable fabrics that won’t smother in the Malaysian heat. Shop for graphic tees, monster tote bags, long-sleeved bathing suits and more.
Various locations nationwide (www.gap.com). GAP Kids is a favourite among harried parents owing to its wide range of colourful, comfy and fashionable kids wear, from denims and khakis to dresses and T-shirts. Gift boxes are also available for free, should you decide to gift your purchases. Daily, 10am-10pm.
Various locations nationwide (www.hm.com). Swedish brand Hennes & Mauritz, better known as H&M, carries apparel for all occasions from fancy to casual and everything in between. The kids section stocks apparel for newborns up to 14 year olds. Look out for H&M’s new Conscious line, which is dedicated to producing ethical apparel.
Various locations nationwide (www.poney.com.my). As a leading retailer for kids’ apparel in Malaysia, Poney Garments specialises in comfortable and fashionable clothing that complements the lifestyle of a new generation. Poney’s and Baby Poney’s seasonal collections come in distinct themes, colours and designs and are ideal for newborns, toddlers and children up to 16 years old.
Various locations nationwide (www.facebook. com/pumpkinpatchMY). Pumpkin Patch offers comprehensive seasonal collections for babies and children up to 11 years old. If you’re the proud parent of a newborn, Pumpkin Patch’s soft and comfortable cotton wear is worth perusing. You’ll also find the likes of striped shirts, denim jeans, smock tops, knit dresses and printed tees.