Colorful crafts, diverse cultures, big malls, markets and online shopping… Shopping in Malaysia is a lot of fun, but with so many options, sometimes it can be hard to discover the emerging local makers and independent design brands.
We searched around, and unearthed for you some of the best items to buy Malaysian indie, from handmade jewelry, functional bags and indie stationery, to crafts and dolls and even original design phone cases. You don’t want to miss out on these!
1. Earrings and necklace
From ethnic influences to cute animals to mixed media, there are always enjoyable elements of surprise in these jewelry and accessories.
There’s even embroidery earrings—just keep reading!
2. Arts & illustrations
Just as Loka Made declares, art and illustration gives “a different perspective on local elements through our own twist of fantasy and creative imagination. ” From realistic to abstract, Malaysia cityscapes to picture-book arts, and from prints to products, these Malaysian illustrations are eye candies that feeds our curiosity.
3. Original design phone case
With pressed flowers and illustrations, each handmade phone cases are one of a kind. The versatile dried flower designs at August Handcraft are as cute, dreamy or sophisticated as you like. At Mr. Rabbit, two girls with different illustration styles brought together quirky and pretty.
4. Kids and Baby clothing
Focusing on comfort and style, kids and baby clothing brands in Malaysia have a wide variety of quality breathable fabric and creative designs that kids love to run around in and adults love to watch!
The popularity of Malaysian bag brands is one sign that young people are out and about ruling the world! Made with utilitarian materials, smart folds and pockets, as well as interesting sizes and shapes, these bags are made for (dare we say) everything between school, shopping, and the outdoors.
6. Fabric crafts & embroidery
Fabrics and embroidery give the home a warm, cozy touch. In these Malaysian brands, the craft is taken a step further into fashion, creating these zakka jewelry pieces like necklaces, earrings, and other accessories.
7. Handmade Dolls
Do kids still play with dolls nowadays? We believe kids still need dolls! These doll makers are keeping the craft of handmade dolls alive. With every doll in a child’s hand, a happy, innocent memory will stay with him/her in the many years to come.
Can you ever have too much stationery? Never! We love checking out stationery from every corner in the world. From letterpress prints to handbound books to marble dyes, these paper goods from Malaysian stationery brands will make any collector drool!
We had to add this—Mini Traveler’s Notebook charm! It’s the perfect accessory for your TN planner.
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