Kicking it in KL: 12 Stores to Visit

Got only a day to spend in KL? Fret not.That’s all you’ll need to cover these 12 stores. You’ll even have time for a haircut at Joe’s Barber Shop and dinner at the trendy Bangsar. 

By Kim Hana & Haikal Abu Bakar
Photos by Marc Tan

1)  Hundred%
G50-51 & G66
Berjaya Times Square
55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Located in central Kuala Lumpur for easy access, Hundred% stocks the latest sneaker releases from Nike Sportswear, Nike 6.0, Converse Skateboarding and Nike Basketball  (Jordan, Kobe and LeBron). Also stocks a good range of Stussy and Dickies apparel and accessories.

 

2) Crossover Concept Store
F1-66, Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall
No. 3, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway,
46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Many exclusive releases have taken place at Crossover, the most recent being the Sneaker Freaker x New Balance 998 “Tassie Devil”. According to retail staff, people were queuing from the night before – one guy even brought a sleeping bag and camped out. Crossover also stocks a good range of New Balance, Adidas, Jeffrey Campbell and Dr Marten’s (including the Agyness Deyn collab) for good measure. If you’re looking for quality eyewear, check out its impressive collection of Moscot Originals, Oliver’s People and Tart Optical.

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3) Pattern Store
55 Jalan SS15/4B, Subang Jaya
47500 Selangor, Malaysia

To match its quaint décor, Pattern Store stocks an eclectic mix of pure leather accessories, vintage polaroid cameras, magazines, home décor items and even hilarious typography posters by local artists. The store doubles as a consignment store, so don’t be surprised to find camp caps and apparel from Supreme and other local streetwear brands. We hear the store is a popular hangout spot among fixed gear enthusiasts! Once you’re done, head to the adjoined Grafa Café for some grub.

 

4) Sole What
Lot S-229A, Second Floor
The Gardens, Mid Valley City
Lingkaran Syed Putra
59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Established 2007, Sole What prides itself for being the first dedicated sneaker boutique in Malaysia. No surprise then that this store is supportive of local sneaker swap meets and related events. Sole What carries a wide range of sneakers from brands such as New Balance, Nike Sportswear, Vans and Asics Onitsuka Tiger, just to name a few. It also had the honor of carrying 12 pairs of their very own Sole What Nike ID Custom Cortez in celebration of Nike Cortez’s 30th anniversary. Each pair retailed for RM799 and all proceeds of the sale went to charity. If you’re looking for a pair of boots, then head over to the store as it is the sole retailer (get it?) of Red Wings in Malaysia.

 

5) Juice KL
46 & 46-1, Jalan Telawi 5
Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Located in the trendy Bangsar, Juice KL was opened in 2009 with much fanfare, including special appearances from Edison Chen and Kevin Poon. Similar to its flagship store in Hong Kong, the two-storey retail space stocks apparel and accessories from Clot Inc., Odd Future, Neighborhood, Cash CA and Head Porter. You’ll also find a good range of Adidas Originals and Converse sneakers here.

 

6) Krookz
65-1 Jalan Telawi 3
Jalan Bangsar Baru
59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Krookz prides itself for specializing in skate apparel and gear. Here you’ll find a good range of sneakers from the Eric Koston and Paul Rodriguez Nike SB collection. This store also stocks a wide range of apparel and accessories from brands that you’re unlikely to find in other stores in Malaysia such as Benny Gold, Huf, Primitive, Rebel 8 and its own in-house brand of the same name.

 

7) Showroom
0680 Berjaya Times Square
55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Showroom is the exclusive Nike SB account holder for Malaysia so if you want a good pair of Nike SBs, now you know where to go. Apart from stocking skateboard apparel from Undefeated, Us Versus Them and Stussy, the Showroom brand produces its own skateboard decks, trucks and wheels. Showroom brand even collaborated with local brand Rare to create an interesting accessory: unbreakable sunglasses so you’ll look good while skating, and not have to worry about breaking your shades.

 

8) Deciders
06-02B, 6th Floor, Berjaya Times Square
55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Deciders is a local brand that designs a range of apparel such as tees, jumpers, hoodies and caps. The brand’s minimalist approach is reflected in their designs; black and white colorways with the text “Deciders Kuala Lumpur”. For good quality and designs, they come at good prices too – RM50 to RM59. Since Malaysians are always supportive of their homegrown brands, it’s no surprise that Deciders is a hit among the local street community.

 

9) Stussy Chapter: KL
10, Jalan 1/77A, Pudu (Behind Times Square)
55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A brand that needs no introduction, Stussy opened its chapter store in Kuala Lumpur in 2011. Since then, Stussy KL store has held releases for the brand’s collaborative works with A Bathing Ape, Clot Inc., and Mastermind Japan. Be prepared to camp out if you’re looking to get your hands on the latest collaboration releases! Check out the video of the most recent Stussy x Mastermind release here.

 

10) Frenzyhoodx
TF 034A, 3RD Floor BB Plaza, Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 

A new entry to Kuala Lumpur’s brick and mortar streetwear circuit, the owner of Frenzyhoodx  knows his stuff. You’ll be spoilt for choice by an entire wall of New Era fitted and snapback caps. Besides stocking apparel from Diamond Co. Supply, Staple Design and Less, this store carries an extensive collection of Supreme products that is nothing less than impressive.

 

11) Boundlezz
S132, 2nd floor, Sungai Wang Plaza, Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Don’t be fooled by the size of this store; it packs a lot of heat. Besides a range of Supreme products, Boundlezz carries apparel and accessories from high-end labels including Givenchy, Cole Haan, Pyrex Vision and Chrome Hearts. A highlight of this store is its colourful collection of Kenzo x New Era and Hater caps (if that’s your kinda thing!). We spotted the Visvim FBT and Christo sandals too!

 

12. Joe’s Barber Shop

The old school barber shop concept is back with a vengeance and Malaysia’s biggest hip hop star, Joe Flizzow, has claimed a stake in the trend with his very own old school barber shop – Joe’s Barber Shop. Designed by Joe himself, the shop is situated in Joe’s hometown, Subang, just across from Yuna’s boutique, IAmJetFuel. Here’s where you get the full experience; proper pompadours and pomade, and everything else in between. Haircuts are RM20 and shaves are RM10. Hungry? Joe’s Kitchen just behind the barber shop serves pizzas and good cups of joe. Overall, everything is fresh – especially the crew.

 

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