The Singapore-founded Robinsons first made its mark in Malaysia at The Gardens Mall in September 2007. The robust demand in shopping and retailing led Robinsons to open a second outlet – its flagship store – at a fancier address: the new Shoppes at Four Seasons Place, right next to Suria KLCC. Spread across four floors, the 200, 000 sq ft store is home to more than 500 brands, of which 110 are exclusive to Robinsons Kuala Lumpur; 65 making their first Malaysian debut. Here are just some of the reasons to drop by this sprawling, comprehensive fashion mecca.
Exclusive-to-Robinsons brands for the style conscious
Modern style silhouettes, statement accessories and upmarket jewellery crowd the mall’s first floor, where the women’s department is sprinkled with designer and high-end names such as T by Alexander Wang (the younger, casual sibling of the designer’s mainline), Needle & Thread, See by Chloé, Kendall + Kylie and Tara Jarmon. The Men’s floor isn’t too shabby either, offering adventurous yet impeccably stylish collections from Spanish luxury shoe brand Magnanni, Billionaire Boys Club and French A-lister Alain Figaret.
Draw attention to your face with the latest beauty products and trends
Emphasising a high-tech approach to skincare, Ioma is here to solve your beauty woes. The Parisian skincare brand has a skin diagnosis machine at the counter that photographs your face with different types of light, which will reveal to you why it is a bad idea to sleep with your makeup on. And speaking of makeup, Les Merveilleuses Ladurée’s dainty collection in the corner, with its princess-y aesthetics that look to the elite women from the late 18th century for inspiration, will be a pretty addition to your vanity table.
Support homegrown designers
Debunking the myth that import is always better, local brands including Pestle & Mortar, Tarik Jeans, Fiziwoo, Nala Designs, Lokamade and Royal Selangor Pewter have curated a well-edited selection of products – some of which can only be found at Robinsons Kuala Lumpur. With the Raya season almost upon us, we should probably tell you that designer Lisette Scheers has specially designed songkoks and duit raya packets in typical Nala prints.
Get a quick makeover at Leekaja Beauty Salon (opening soon)
With 190 branches worldwide in various countries such as Korea, China, Australia and the US, the No 1 hair salon brand in South Korea, Leekaja, finally opens in Malaysia. Occupying a 3,500 sq m space with an in-house café, the salon is a one-stop centre for all your K-beauty treatments, from perm and colour, signature hair spa and eyelash extensions to barber services for men. Its South East Asia flagship store in Singapore – launched in 2016 – was positioned as the best beauty brand in 2017 by Elle, Women’s Weekly and Singapore 500 Enterprise.
Go for a quick groom and trim at Gentlemen’s Tonic
Founded in Mayfair London, Gentlemen’s Tonic is an international, award-winning luxury spa, facial and hair concept. Located on the second floor of Robinsons Kuala Lumpur, the grooming pit-stop – whose express treatments are designed with the time-starved in mind – allows you to rejuvenate with a massage or detox facial before diving back into work again.
Add glitz or a dose of ‘art de vivre’ to your home
The megalith of English homeware John Lewis set up shop in Robinsons Kuala Lumpur, so you can sort your living room and boudoir in one fell swoop. On the other hand, Yves Delorme makes us want to kit out every inch of our bedroom with their silky sheets, and our bathroom with their embroidered towels. Over to the kitchen area, you won’t need to bury your bland pots and pans any more with stunning pieces that are equal parts elegance and function from Orla Kiely, Smeg and marble homeware Stoned & Co.
To see the mall's full list of shops, click here. Robinsons Kuala Lumpur, located on 145 Jalan Ampang, is open daily, 10am to 10pm.