Publika, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL (www.facebook.com/klcollectorsmarket). As the saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Collector’s Market is where collectors and hobbyists resell their collectibles or vintage items. Held in Publika, the Collectors Market will feature an extensive amount of vendors as well as exclusive hobbyists and collectors. Look forward to vintage bricà-brac, pre-loved toys, records and music memorabilia. Fans of ‘Star Wars’ should keep an eye out for the Super Heroes Closet stall, they’ll be bringing in officially licensed Star Wars tees. Aug 27 & 28, 10am-10pm.
Love Malaysia! Bazaar
The School, Jaya One, 72A Jalan Universiti, PJ (Facebook: Love-Malaysia!-Bazaar). Celebrate Merdeka by dropping by this bazaar fully staffed by women and mum vendors. There will be home-cooked food, artisanal products, fresh juices, a variety of accessories, services and more on offer. Showcasing locally made products by the women and mums, this bazaar aims to promote and garner support for our mumpreneurs. Aug 20-21, 11am-5.30pm. (03 7727 8640/ Facebook: Guess-Kids). This internationally recognised brand includes lines for Guess Baby, Guess Junior and Guess Teen. What started out as a small jeans company in California now stands out for its collection of vibrant, comfortable and seasonally contemporary apparel for kids up to 12 year old. (Pavilion & Empire) Daily, 10am-10pm; (1 Utama) Mon-Thu & Sun, 10am-10pm, Fri- Sat, 10am-10.30pm.
Fifth floor, Pavilion KL, KL (03 2110 4204); First floor, Mid Valley Megamall, Mid Valley City, KL (03 2282 3218); Third floor, Suria KLCC, KL (03 2161 6988/ www.havaianas.com.br). Hailing from Brazil, Havaianas has a foothold in over 80 countries, including Asia in recent years. Both stores in Malaysia are easily located by the gigantic slipper at its entrances and the tropical-themed interior. Come here for comfortable beach-friendly flip flops. It may be a tad pricey, but it’s well worth the money spent. Daily, 10am-10pm.
Obaibi & Okaidi
Fifth floor, Pavilion KL, KL (03 2141 5464); 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. Complete your kid’s closet with Okaidi’s latest T-shirt collection that turns colour under the sunlight and a series of urban and colourful apparels. Daily, 10am-10pm.
NEW OshKosh B’Gosh
Level 5, Pavillion KL, KL (03 2144 9878/ www.oshkosh.com). A recognised kids’ clothing brand the world over, OshKosh carries an extensive range of baby, toddler and kids apparel. With a strong American influence, the clothes here include hipster blue jeans and modish graphic ringer tees for kids. Don’t forget to check out OshKosh’s sister brand Carter’s that’s tucked in the same shop. 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 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). This truly local children’s label interprets Malaysian culture and produces clothes in subdued, classy colours. Each outfit is inspired by traditional wear and only comes in around 20 pieces. Also suitable for newborns, the clothes are comfortable and are made from 100 percent natural fibre fabrics. Daily, 10am-10pm.
Forever + Ava
(012 772 8713/www.foreverandava.com). Headed by Olivia Oon and aided by her mother and sister, this homegrown brand was founded in 2013 as a means for Olivia to work from home while caring for her two daughters. It’s impressive to know that all steps of production