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KIDS AP­PAREL

KL & SURROUNDS CHÂTEAU DE SABLE Founded in Sin­ga­pore by French de­signer Stéphanie Le­maire, Château de Sable stocks an ar­ray of el­e­gant and high qual­ity chil­dren’s ap­parel. Various lo­ca­tions in KL (chateaudesable. com). STYLE ANNEXE Founded by hus­band and wife, Jo­hanna Renisa and Azri Ja­maludin, this bou­tique fo­cuses on prod­ucts made by lo­cal de­sign­ers as well as trendy kids’ fash­ion and ac­ces­sories.

C-2-9 Sec­ond floor, Sun­way Nexis, Kota Da­mansara, PJ (fb.com/stylean­nexe). Mon-Thu & Sat-Sun, 10am-6pm. GINGERSNAPS Gingersnaps of­fer chic chil­dren’s cloth­ing for both girls and boys that are fun to wear. Think whim­si­cal de­signs, com­fort­able ma­te­rial and stylish cuts.

Sec­ond floor, Suria KLCC, KL (03 2302 1508/fb.com/Ginger­snap­sMalaysia). Daily, 10am-10pm. HAVAIANAS With a foothold in over 80 coun­tries in­clud­ing Asia, these com­fort­able and beach-friendly flip flops may be a tad pricey, but are well worth the money spent. havaianas.com.br).Various lo­ca­tions in KL (03 2161 6988/ JD Sports Spe­cial­is­ing in shoes and sports fash­ion goods, JD Sports is where you can find a com­pre­hen­sive range of street­style branded kicks and sporty clothes for the kids.

Level 5, Pav­il­ion Elite, 168 Jalan Bukit Bin­tang, KL (03 5879 8292/jd­sports.my). Daily, 10am-10pm. ON­LINE SHOPS NEW HALL OF KIDS A one-stop shop for kids’ ap­parel, this on­line re­tailer spe­cialises in qual­ity cloth­ing and stocks in­ter­na­tional and lo­cal hand­made threads at an af­ford­able price. hallofkids.com/fb.com/hallofkidsmy. WHIMSIGIRL This lo­cal brand in­ter­prets Malaysian cul­ture and pro­duces clothes in sub­dued, classy colours in­spired by tra­di­tional wear. Also suit­able for new­borns, the com­fort­able pieces are made from 100 per­cent nat­u­ral fi­bre fab­rics. 03 4162 9652/whimsigirl.com. FOR­EVER + AVA Founded in 2013 by Olivia Oon, this home­grown brand pro­duces ev­ery­thing by hand. Hence, no two prod­ucts are ex­actly the same and only a lim­ited num­ber of pieces are avail­able. foreveran­dava.com. YAY KIDS YAY Kids of­fers kids ap­parel with striking de­signs and high qual­ity ma­te­ri­als. The brand was founded by a cre­ative cou­ple and places great em­pha­sis on prac­ti­cal­ity and rea­son­able prices. 011 2112 4110/fb.com/YAYkid­store. VARIOUS LO­CA­TIONS CLARKS KIDS 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 fea­tures light­weight but sturdy soles. Various lo­ca­tions na­tion­wide (03 5569 4868/clarks.my). PONEY GARMENTS Poney Garments spe­cialises in com­fort­able and fash­ion­able cloth­ing that com­ple­ments the life­style of a new gen­er­a­tion. Sea­sonal col­lec­tions come in dis­tinct themes, colour schemes and pat­terns. Various lo­ca­tions na­tion­wide (03 8943 8380/poney.com.my).

MALLS

KL & SURROUNDS 1 UTAMA SHOP­PING CEN­TRE The epit­ome of the one-stop shop, 1 Utama houses ev­ery­thing and any­thing that you can imag­ine. Di­vided into zones that ful­fil all your needs, 1 Utama’s many ac­co­lades are well jus­ti­fied.

1 Le­buh Ban­dar Utama, Ban­dar Utama, PJ (03 7710 8118/1utama.com.my). Daily, 10am-10pm. AV­ENUE K This mall boasts sev­eral of­fer­ings in­clud­ing an Es­cape Room, a bowl­ing al­ley and a ping pong ta­ble. There are also ac­tiv­ity cen­tres for the kids com­plete with in­door play­grounds. 156 Jalan Am­pang, KL (03 2168 7888/ av­enuek.com.my). Daily, 10am-10pm. BANGSAR VIL­LAGE I & II Kids are well catered for at these malls with kid- cen­tric places like Gym­boree Play & Music and Baby Dances­teps while par­ents can shop at the well-stocked Vil­lage Gro­cer.

1 & 2 Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar Baru, KL (03 2282 1808/03 2288 1200/bangsarvil­lage. com). (BVI) Daily, 8.30am-10pm; (BVII) Daily, 10am-10pm. BERJAYA TIMES SQUARE With over 1,000 out­lets un­der its roof, this mas­sive mall even houses an in­door theme park! So don’t be alarmed if you feel the ground be­neath your feet vi­brate.

1 Jalan Imbi, KL (1 300 888 988/ ber­jay­a­timessquarekl.com). Daily, 10am-10pm. IOI CITY MALL Lo­cated in Pu­tra­jaya, this mall has plenty to of­fer kids and fam­i­lies – from Icescape Ice Rink to the apoc­a­lypse-themed ad­ven­ture park, District 21.

Le­buh IRC, IOI Re­sort City, Pu­tra­jaya (03 8328 8899/ioic­i­ty­mall.com.my). Daily, 10am-10pm. PUB­LIKA SHOP­PING GALLERY Come on Wheelie Sun­days when the in­ner roads are closed to cars in the morn­ing. Fam­i­lies can hang out, cy­cle or sim­ply stroll around the car-free Pub­lika.

Jalan Du­ta­mas 1, So­laris Du­ta­mas, KL (03 6211 7877/fb.com/Pub­likaGallery). Daily, 10am-10pm.

THE SCHOOL BY JAYA ONE Per­fect for par­ents with young chil­dren, more than a third of the es­tab­lish­ments here are learn­ing cen­tres. There’s even a Mom’s Room, Dad’s Room, play ar­eas and des­ig­nated park­ing for mums with lit­tle chil­dren. 72A Jalan Univer­siti, PJ (03 7957 8833/ theschool.my). Daily, 10am-9pm. SUN­WAY PYRA­MID Hit up the concierge for use of a beeper or wrist­band to help keep track of your child, or rent a stroller. When na­ture calls, Sun­way Pyra­mid ex­cels with well equipped baby rooms.

3 Jalan PJS 11/15, Ban­dar Sun­way (03 7492 9998/03 7494 3100/sun­waypyra­mid.com). Daily, 10am-10pm. JOHOR IOI MALL The main at­trac­tion here is the one-of-a-kind in­door carousel that’s of­ten crowded. Kids can reg­is­ter as ‘Ju­nior i- Card’ mem­bers for free to en­joy ac­cess to the kids’ club.

Le­buh Pu­tra Utama, Ban­dar Pu­tra, Ku­lai­jaya (07 599 9929/ioimall.com.my). Daily, 10am-10pm. KOMTAR JBCC A re­de­vel­op­ment pro­ject has trans­formed the iconic KOMTAR build­ing into a new mall. Younger kids are bound to en­joy the An­gry Birds Ac­tiv­ity Park on the third floor.

Jalan Wong Ah Fook, Johor Bahru City Cen­tre, JB (07 267 9900/kom­tar­jbcc.com.my). Daily, 10am-10pm. MALACCA FREEPORT A’ FAMOSA OUT­LET Find over 60 in­ter­na­tional fash­ion brands at dis­counted prices or take a photo at the In­sta­gram­wor­thy cob­ble­stones. There’s also a range of din­ing op­tions for when the fam­ily gets hun­gry.

Jalan Ke­mus, Sim­pang Em­pat, Alor Ga­jah (06 552 8961/freeportafamosa.com). Daily, 10am-10pm. PE­NANG GUR­NEY PARAGON MALL The her­itage build­ing of St Joseph’s Novi­tiate forms the heart of this life­style com­plex with up-mar­ket shops and restau­rants cater­ing to its well­heeled res­i­dents.

163-D, Per­siaran Gur­ney, Ge­orge Town (04 228 8266/gur­ney­paragon.com). Daily, 10am-10pm. PERAK AEON STA­TION 18 With three lev­els of re­tail stores that in­clude an ex­ten­sive range of op­tions from food and fash­ion to en­ter­tain­ment, AEON Sta­tion 18 is the new­est and largest hang­out spot for Ipoh kids.

2 Susuran Stesyen 18, Sta­tion 18, Ipoh (1300 080 2236/fb.com/aeon­mallips18). Daily, 10am-10pm. SABAH IMAGO SHOP­PING MALL Fam­i­lies should head to the sec­ond floor where kids can play at CYC Mega Leisure World or Molly Fan­tasy and teens can check out the res­i­dent es­cape room Es­capee or Stars Archery.

KK Times Square Phase 2, off Coastal High­way, KK (08 827 5888/imago.my). Daily, 10am-10pm. SURIA SABAH SHOP­PING MALL Home to a wide range of lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional brands, this com­pre­hen­sive mall has plenty of sur­prises in store with reg­u­lar events such as the Prim­i­tive Bond Art Fes­ti­val.

1 Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu (08 848 7087/suri­asabah.com.my). Daily, 10am-10pm. SARAWAK THE SPRING Have a meal at the gar­den themed food court or take the kids to the arcade for a game of air hockey and then catch a fam­ily-friendly movie at the cine­plex.

Jalan Sim­pang Tiga, Kam­pung Kenyalang Park, Kuch­ing (08 223 8111/thes­pring.com. my). Daily, 10am-10pm. VIVACITY MEGA­MALL The most re­cent ad­di­tion to the city, Vivacity Mega­mall boasts both home-grown and in­ter­na­tional brands. Vivacity also houses three en­ter­tain­ment out­lets, namely Fan­tazia, Kid­zooona and Molly Fan­tasy. Jalan Wan Alwi, Kuch­ing (08 226 3888/ vivacity.com.my). Daily, 10am-10pm.

TOYS

KL & SURROUNDS BOX OF BRICKS Equiv­a­lent to a well-stocked li­brary, any LEGO-crazed kid (or adult) could spend hours pe­rus­ing the ‘Star Wars’, ‘Bat­man’, ‘Frozen’ and ‘ The Simp­sons’ themed sets. Various lo­ca­tions in KL (03 2201 4532/ box­of­bricks.com.my). Daily, 10am-10pm. CAROUSEL The vin­tage Bri­tish-es­que toy store with gi­ant win­dow dis­plays and life-sized Nutcracker fig­urines is whim­si­cal to say the least. A visit to this vi­brant red and white shop is like Christ­mas com­ing early. Various lo­ca­tions in KL (03 6206 3618/ fb.com/carousel.pub­lika). THE LOOT CHEST The Loot Chest of­fers an ex­ten­sive range of toys across brands like Marvel, DC Comics and more. Vinyl char­ac­ters of ‘Game of Thrones’ and Poké­mon plush toys are avail­able.

Fourth floor, Da Men, 1 Per­siaran Ke­wa­ji­pan, USJ 1, Subang Jaya (03 8021 5220/ th­elootch­est.com). Daily, 10am-10pm. YORK HOUSE This toy store of­fers ed­u­ca­tional toys and fig­urines for chil­dren and adults alike. Look out for col­lectibles such as rare Bar­bie dolls, fun-shaped pool floats and Euro­pean board games. Sec­ond floor, Bangsar Shop­ping Cen­tre, Jalan Maarof, KL (03 2287 8133/fb.com/ york­house111). Daily, 10am-9.30pm. VARIOUS LO­CA­TIONS BY GINGER Snag a cute apron for your kids and bag your­self an em­bla­zoned tote bag. The melamine din­ner­ware is sure to in­spire any ‘masak-masak’ ses­sion and doesn’t break eas­ily if dropped. Various lo­ca­tions na­tion­wide (03 2201 3595/Fb: by GINGER Malaysia). NOOX Spe­cial­is­ing in ‘de­signs for tiny grown-ups’, it’s hard not to fall for Noox’s dragon fruit­shaped pil­lows, bas seko­lah soft toys and huge pil­lows re­sem­bling the Petronas Twin Tow­ers. nooxde­signs.com. TOMATO KIDZ Shop at Tomato Kidz for a wide se­lec­tion of themed bunk beds. There are also er­gonomic work ta­bles and chairs that pre­vent back­aches and dis­cour­age slump­ing. Various lo­ca­tions na­tion­wide (03 7731 9881/toma­tokidz.com).

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