The cosmopolitan metropolis of Kuala Lumpur may not instantly spring to mind when you think of vintage shopping, but Malaysia’s capital city is actually a hidden gem of thrifty treasures. Here we bring you our pick of the crop, for your chance to get in on the action before word gets out!

Buntil
Established in the late Eighties, Buntil is one of the longest running vintage shops around. The Malay word for ‘bundle’, there’s an impressively vast collection of eclectic items all ready for your perusal.

If you’ve got a keen eye for a vintage designer bargain then you’re in the right place – Buntil boasts the likes of vintage Gucci, Prada, Hermes and Dior in amongst the second-hand gems. Having expanded to three stores in the area, prices range from the super cheap for dresses, leather bags and shoes to the more expensive but still bargainous designer charms.
3rd floor, Bukit Bintang Plaza 55100

Chalk
If you’re a lover of your gran’s floral tea dresses, then Chalk might just be your personal sartorial heaven. From the outside, it doesn’t look like much but this just deters the hordes from the riches hidden inside. The vintage pieces are often reworked, breathing a new lease of life into old classics and making them beautifully wearable for the modern age.

It’s not just women that are catered for either, there are plenty of fabulously patterned shirts, well-worn jeans and leather shoes for men to pick from.
2nd floor, Lot 13, Sungei Wang Plaza, Jalan Sultan Ismail

Bongkar Vintage Wardrobe
Whether you’re a vintage-loving male or you’re a girl who just likes her clothing with that cool oversized look, Bongkar’s selection of vintage menswear will have you weak at the knees. The mountainous stock in the shop may seem a little daunting at first, but it’s well organised so you don’t have to spend an afternoon rummaging to uncover some gold.

Head here for a great selection of leather jackets, vintage Levis and quirky t-shirts. There’s even a small mix of women’s bags and shoes for you to wade through.
No.21, Jalan Dwitasik, Dataran Dwitasik, Bandar Sri Permaisuri, 56000

Amcorp Mall Flea Market
The biggest and most celebrated in Kuala Lumpur, this flea market takes place every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm at the Amcorp Mall in Petaling Jaya. The entire lower ground of the mall and the right wing of the first, second, third and fourth floors are all taken up by temporary stalls offering an impressive variety of antique goods.

Boasting everything from vintage clothing to trinkets, books, records and knickknacks, this is a real treasure trove of a flea market. This is one of the few bazaars in the country featuring second-hand items alongside the usual street market staples so it’s well worth a visit!
Amcorp Mall, 18 Persiaran Barat, 46050 Petaling Jaya

Second Charm
The go-to name for stylish vintage furniture, Second Charm boasts character-heavy antiques, collectables and reproductions that will give any home a retro twist. Admittedly, you might not be able to cart that beautiful chaise lounge home with you but you can certainly while away an afternoon dreaming about how good it would look in your front room.
53/53A Lorong Rahim Kajai 13, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail

So for your fix of retro charm in a modern metropolis, head on over to Malaysia’s crown jewel of a city. This summer, Expedia have some great deals on flights to Kuala Lumpur to get you there.

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2 Responses

  1. Vintage Library

    Cool list you have there. I think you may want to put Publika in your list as well. Outdated is a cool place with lots of vintage furnitures and several other shops as well.
    Our shop, Vintage Library in Klang Parade is not really Vintage, as we are selling NEW vintage products. Visit http://www.vintagelibrary.com.my to view more of our stuff.

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