4 Shops in KL for beautiful gifts and interesting finds this holiday season
If there is one place that epitomises #aesthetics, it'd be Ilaika. One half a café, the other a wonderfully curated shop floor of artisanal and desirable goods—seems like they're selling a lifestyle we wouldn't mind buying.
Address: No 17, Jalan 20/13, Petaling Jaya
Opening hours: Opens daily (11am-9pm)
The most brilliant random finds and the most adorable shop cats; a stroll into Telawi and a hike up glittery steps will bring you to this colourful sanctuary of collectables. They call themselves the "Collector of Happy Things"—need we say more?
Address: 17A, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Opens daily (11am-8pm)
Fans of Japanese design, this one's for you. Koncent, a Tokyo-based retail store in PJ brings an assortment of Japanese products to our shores with a focus on beautifully designed and culturally-steeped items.
Address: 30-1, Jalan PJU 1/3D, SunwayMas, Commercial Centre, Petaling Jaya
Opening hours: Tues to Fri (11am-9pm), Sat and Sun (11am-7pm)
Here's a place that should appeal to your inner sophisticate. Specialising in tea and bespoke stationery, the aesthetic they brew is for folks who enjoy the finer things in life. Between the lush and plush, we dare you to leave without wanting to buy yourself a gift.
Address: A2-G2-3A, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Tues to Fri (1pm-10pm), Sat and Sun (12pm-10.30pm)