Thursday, September 15, 2011

365 things to do in Kuala Lumpur: No. 6, Shopping at Telawi Bangsar: Featuring NEVER FOLLOW SUIT.

For those of you who live in Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley, Telawi Street Bangsar Shopping is not an unfamiliar shopping spot for girls (and boys). The area offers several independent brands/ boutiques and if you want to avoid the normal Topshop and Zara look,  then Bangsar is the way to go. Although i have to warn you, there will be a lot of climbing stairs to do... but on the bright side u might lose a few calories before trying on clothes, so a win-win situation. lol.

Number 6 for me is not all about going shopping at Bangsar Telawi, but i really want to share my experience at a shop that is potentially going to be my new favourite store, "Never Follow Suit". Kudos to Elizah Adam for introducing me to this awesome place.

Location: Never Follow Suit, Bangsar
$$$ Spent: I didn't actually spend today, but i reserved 2 items as they don't accept cards just yet.

Never Follow Suit is founded by Victor Goh, Calvin Cheong, David Shaw & Joe Chia.

I had the opportunity to meet one of the designer himself, Joe Chia, and i had a brief yet, informative chat with him about the store and general things about fashion retail. Never Follow Suit is only on their forth month since they opened the store.

At the moment their garments are themed into three sections: Coloured garments, Vintage & Pre-Loved, and achromatic tones.

Their Colored Garments

Never Follow Suit Vintage Garments

Achromatic Collection.

My favourite between the 3 was the Achromatic Collection, because from previous experience staying in Melbourne, i have always love to wear basic black, grey and white pieces. They reminded me of one of my favourite brands from Melbourne, Alpha 60. And what i love about Never Follow Suit is that you get a good designer piece, made of great fabric, and they're made locally so we know they are quality controlled. Their aim is to make designer apparel becomes something affordable for medium-to-high demographic. As a person who appreciate the quality of textiles, i am impressed with the fabrications that they used, especially the light cotton blends and viscose.  I didn't pay enough attention to the price but average pricing that i saw was approximately RM79 for tops, RM100ish for dresses, and RM299 for a jacket, all depending on the design and fabrications. Its too bad i didn't take enough pictures of their garments, but if u have the time, check out the store :).

'Like' Never Follow Suit at the official Facebook Page here.  


Kim L. said...

The store looks good aims! :) and b y the sound of it, for designer pieces, it's very affordable!

and please get a new camera! :P

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aimi razak said...

hahah i fixed my camera right after visiting the store!! so hopefully better pictures next time! ahahha sorry!