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Absolutely nobody talks about Kuala Lumpur without using the word ‘shopping’ at least once in every sentence. This is not surprising really when one considers the reputation this city has as the shopping Mecca of SE Asia.
It would not be true to say everybody loves shopping but I certainly like to be there when my better half is at the wheel of a shopping mania trolley. Just to carry the bags you understand. So, if there’s going to be a shopping spree, there can be no better place to have it than Kuala Lumpur. In fact a super-doper-shopping spree will take place there from November 15th this year to January 5th 2015 to mark Malaysia’s Year End Sale. I’ll be there of course as a caddy on which to load untold bargains of high-end merchandise going for ridicules prices. “I don’t need a handbag darling and you’ve already picked up several”. “I know dear, it’s for me not you, it goes with the Gucci I’ve just bought”.
In the event that time is limited to a few days in KL I’ve listed some of the best shopping venues here to help you shoppers take full advantage of your time on the shopping grounds.
One of the busiest and best known malls in the city is Suria KLCC. This is situated in what is known as the Golden Triangle of Kuala Lumpur and also the area where this city’s premier hotels such as Traders Hotel by Shangri-La, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur Hotel and InterContinental Kuala Lumpur. This six level shopping mall is located in its prime location beneath the Petronas Twin Towers. Here luxury international brands like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Fendi, Prada, Hugo Boss, Marc Jacobs and many more are available from their fashionable outlets. However many more affordable middle market brands are for sale such as GAP, UNIQLO, Banana Republic, Zara, Topshop, Mango, Vincci, and more are on sale at Suria KLCC.
Along with its 320 stores Suria KLCC has a large cinema, an aquarium, convention centre an art gallery and a restful park. Even the most tenacious shoppers need some time to relax and at Suria KLCC a great way to do this is be elevated up to the Sky Bridge or the observation deck of the Petronas Twin Towers.
A short distance from Suria KLCC is the Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. This is a 7-story shopping complex with over 500 outlets. Pavilion showcases the finest of local and international fashion brands along with home furnishings. The Pavilion also offers entertainment as well as a varied selection of good restaurants.
Situated just across from the Pavilion, and adjacent to JW Marriot Hotel, there is another well-known shopping centre called the Starhill Gallery. Here the focus is on practical fashion jewellery such as watches, apparel accessories, handbags and footwear along with beauty products. Boutiques include the Louis Vuitton flagship store, Dior, Valentino, Missoni and many others.
So there you go. If there are no plans for the end of this year you may like to take advantage of the Malaysia Year End Sale from 15th November 2014 – 5th January 2015. Just visit www.airasia.com and purchase the ticket now. Don’t forget to upsize your luggage – online, as I’m sure you’ll be back home with so many more bags than you left with.