8trium, Bandar Sri Damansara, PJ (www.decathlon.my). With over 1,000 stores in over 30 nations, we knew it was only a matter of time before Decathlon made its way to Malaysia. The French sports franchise opened its flagship store in Bandar Sri Damansara on the June 3 much to the joy of sports enthusiasts and outdoorsy types. The sprawling warehouse filled with more than 9,5000 items of apparel, sports gear and accessories has ample choice for kids and youth, and is a godsend for frugal parents; we spotted camping tents for as low as RM299! The exciting news doesn’t end there: nine more outlets are estimated to open nationwide over the next three years. There are also plans to build a playground connected to the flagship store so that customers may test Decathlon’s products onsite. Founded in Lille, France in 1976, Decathlon is renowned for carrying sports gear at low prices without skimping on style or quality. Its tagline, ‘Sports for all, all for sports’, belies the company’s goal to make the pleasure of sports accessible to all. Daily, 9am-9pm. should hop to Kids Around – a one-stop shop for branded kids’ apparel. Several big names are housed under one roof; think Hugo Boss, Chloé, Karl Lagerfeld Kids, Little Marc Jacobs, Carrément Beau and the like. Kids Around stocks stylish apparel for kids of all ages from newborns up to teens. Daily, 10am-10pm.