Shopping at Publika, Kuala Lumpur | Publika Shopping Gallery, Kuala Lumpur | Travelshopa

The latest to join the string of mid- to high-end shopping malls in Kuala Lumpur (KL), Publika Shopping Gallery is a delightful breath of fresh air in the KL shopping scene. Stepping through the gleaming glass doors of the shopping centre, you are transported to a world of quirky stores, indie boutiques and gourmet cafes that look like they’ve come straight off the streets of New York.

From whimsical boutiques with great vintage finds, to quirky homeware stores offering everything from artisanal soaps and candles to one-of-a-kind stationery and gifts, Publika Shopping Gallery has it all. Here is our ultimate shopping guide to Publika, Kuala Lumpur!

 


 

A.L.L.I.E.N.

Innovative and elegant looks

Lot 46, Level G2 Publika Shopping Gallery, 1 Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50480

If you never thought avant-garde could be wearable, A.L.L.I.E.N. would make you think again. The local label brings together elegance and innovation to create stunning works that look great on and off the runway. Apart from women’s fashion apparel, they also create bags and other accessories for women that are simple yet artistic.

 


 

Carousel

Enchanting toy store

Lot 14, Level G3 Publika Shopping Gallery, 1 Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50480

Two life-sized nutcrackers welcome you to Carousel, a treasure trove of whimsical toys and mini figurines that will thrill both children and adults alike. Think wooden toy houses, little snow globes, wooden train sets, nutcrackers in all shapes and sizes, music boxes, model airplanes and many more. Designed to look like a vintage toy store with massive store windows, pinstriped awnings,  and rows and rows of toys, books and costumes, Carousel is a joy to behold.

 


 

Corgi

High quality shoes, bags and accessories

Lot 45, Level G2 Publika Shopping Gallery, 1 Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50480

Started up under the Twentytothirty Sgn. Bhd. brand, which specialises in high quality footwear, bags and accessories, Corgi is all about self-expression and being true to your individuality and quintessential personality. You can expect high quality shoes, bags and accessories in classy, stylish designs that exhibit fine craftsmanship and sharp attention to detail. Perfect for the independent woman who knows what she wants and how to get it, Corgi is a fantastic shopping stop at Publika, Kuala Lumpur.

 


 

Kaleidoscope

Whimsical lifestyle emporium

Lot 36, Level G3, Publika Shopping Gallery, 1 Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50480

Another wonderfully eclectic store with everything from handcrafted jewellery, trendy accessories, artisanal soaps and candles to homewares, stationery and gifts, Kaleidoscope is, well, a kaleidoscope of a store that is as whimsical as it is useful. They make it a point to bring in commercially viable and reasonably priced items so that there’s something for everyone. In keeping with their aim of curating an inspiring environment for all, Kaleidoscope also offers workshops in their shop space, providing workshops such as jewellery making, leather-goods making, handicrafts, soap and candle making, toy making and so on. 

 


 

Outdated

Contemporary and vintage wares

Lot 10, Level G3, Publika Shopping Gallery, 1 Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50480

Feel free to ignore Outdated’s shop name – if style is forever, then there certainly is nothing out-dated about Outdated. The lifestyle boutique offers a wide range of contemporary and vintage wares. For instance you might find an old (and we mean, really old) Eastman Kodak Pony Premo No. 4 dating back to the 1900s, vintage trunks, industrial desk lamps, current fashion and lifestyle magazines, old-school posters, and even books such as The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

 


 

Rubaq

Exotic, stylish and versatile batik designs

Lot 50, Level G2 Publika Shopping Gallery, 1 Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50480

Known for its stunning batik designs, Rubaq is a fashion boutique founded by Kush-Zaharah Sdn Bhd., whose name you may recognise from Zaharah’s batiks. Rubaq, however, offers a more diverse range of designs infused with more contemporary touches, yet crafted with the same techniques and flair as their more traditional wares. At the same time Rubaq retains its distinct charm that is exotic, stylish and versatile, marked by designer Madya Zaharah Ah Mad Osman’s love for bright colours and earthy tones.

Shopping at Publika, Kuala Lumpur | On the catwalk for Rubaq, Kuala Lumpur | Travelshopa

 


 

The Odd Loft

Vintage lovers’ paradise

Level G3, Publika Shopping Gallery, 1 Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50480

It’s difficult not to fall in love with a boutique like The Odd Loft, which simply oozes whimsy and charm. Where else would you find fashion apparel, jewellery and accessories from the 40s to 60s? From sparkling sequin shoes to Victorian-styled black lace tops with pearl-laced necklines, The Odd Loft is a vintage lovers dream come true. If you don’t have the time to visit their Publika store, feel free to drop by the online shop, which thankfully offers free local deliveries on top of worldwide shipping – though that will deprive you of the wonderful experience you might have at The Odd Loft.



 

Whimsigirl

Playful yet comfortable designs

Lot 46B, Level G3, Publika Shopping Gallery, 1 Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50480 

Forget princess dresses and over-the-top clothes for kids. Whimsigirl understands the need for children to have comfortable and practical clothes that will allow them to play and move about with ease. The team at Whimsigirl creates simple silhouettes inspired by traditional South East Asian costumes and incorporates quirkiness into their designs through the use of rich colour and soft animal prints. Adorning the racks of the Whimsigirl boutique are cute separates and dresses for toddlers as well as playsuits for babies as young as 3 months old.

 


 

Home Treasures

 Sustainable teak furniture

Lot 17-19, Level G3, Block C4, Publika Shopping Gallery, 1 Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50480

Home Treasures is a furniture store that deals mainly in furniture made from sustainable teak. It boasts an array of solid wood cabinetry and tabletops, home accessories and a substantial collection of South East Asian influenced artworks. With an unyielding dedication towards quality and sustainability, Home Treasures uses grade-A kiln-dried teak wood from sustainable forests in Indonesia that are at least 25 years of age. They have also trademarked the use of a 5-step protective finish that enhances the natural beauty of the wood. Custom furniture can be made to order upon request; just send them a drawing with the specifications and watch as your design comes to life in their hands.

 


 

Beautiful Pottery Château

Elegant French and English Furnishings

Lot 40, Level G3, Publika Shopping Gallery, 1  Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50480 

Beautiful Pottery Château is the purveyor of exclusive French and English furnishings imported from all over Europe. Expect lots of character from their wares; think stately chairs, elegant antique cabinetry and tapestries with intricate detailing; the type of pieces that create a talking point amongst guests. Collectors of bone china tea sets will rejoice to hear that Beautiful Pottery Chateau carries authentic and discontinued vintage collectables such as Royal Albert, Ansley, Burleigh and many besides. While there, we also spotted some unique pieces like ornate glass chandeliers and tufted leather chesterfield sofas perfect for creating some luxe vintage flair.

 


 

Mum Over the Moon

Homegrown store for mothers

Lot 49A, Level G1, Publika Shopping Gallery, 1 Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50480

Mum Over the Moon is a lifestyle shop for new and expecting mothers, which is part of the homegrown baby store chain, Happikiddo. Find everything from clothing to toys, bags, decorations, gifts and even learning aids. Products at Mum Over the Moon are specially handpicked with the needs of mums in mind, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself leaving the store with more than you’d expect.

 


 

Shoes Shoes Shoes

Stylish fashion concept store

Lot 16, Level G2, Publika Shopping Gallery 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50480

Positioned as an affordable high fashion shoe brand, Shoes Shoes Shoes has established itself as somewhat of an institution among boutiques in Kuala Lumpur. Contrary to its name, shoes are not the only fashion item they have to offer, you can also find fashionable clothes and statement accessories at this trendy store. The collaboration between Shoes Shoes Shoes and local brand, Dude & the Duchess, has culminated in a full-fledged concept store in Publika which carries both menswear and womenswear to offer the experience of a one-stop shop. The bold and on-trend designs are perfect for stylish fashionistas who aren’t afraid to mix and match.

 


 

Limkokwing fashion club

Student fashion label

Lot 17 Boulevard, Publika Shopping Gallery, 1 Jalan Dutamas 1, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50480

“The world’s first fashion label created for students, by students”. That is what Limkokwing Fashion Club touts itself as. Launched by the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, Limkwokwing Fashion Club gives promising fashion students a chance to hone their skills and gain experience running their own retail. With a younger demographic in mind, the designs at Limkokwing Fashion Club are energetic to say the least. They also exude a glamorous rock and roll vibe through the use of gold studs, sequins as well as bold and graphic prints. Drop by and show your support for these budding fashion designers who represent the future of local fashion in Malaysia.

 


 

Shopping at Publika, Kuala Lumpur

Tel: +60 3-6211 7877

Website: http://www.publika.com.my / https://www.facebook.com/PublikaGallery

Opening times: Open daily, 10am – 10pm

Parking: Yes

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