Ladies in Subang Jaya, rejoice! You now have a pretty decent mall on your doorstep where you can get some nice beauty products and brands.
The last time I took a walk through Empire Shopping Gallery, I could not help but notice how much of it catered for women. Verily! It is great to not have to battle traffic jams to head into KL city to indulge in some good brands and promotions.
Kiehl’s and Shu Uemura stand out with their standalone boutiques on the Ground floor strategically located near the entrance. Off an on, Kiehl’s has special RM10 off RM100 purchases and I believe previously, the nearest Kiehl’s boutique for those living in Subang Jaya would be 1 Utama.
Shu Uemura too has a standalone boutique, which I would have appreciated when I lived in Subang Jaya. I hated having to trundle down to KL everytime I needed my eyebrow pencil sharpened 😛 When you realize that Shu Uemura has only just opened their standalone boutique in KLCC after so many years, its indeed something that there’s one right here in Subang Jaya!
There is also a Ken’s Apothecary – a store I have not seen in a very long time. The one I know of used to be in Bangsar (but its since closed down) You can get skincare brands like Dr. Sebagh, Dr. Brandt, T. leClerc, Laura Mercier, Annick Goutal etc here but I’m not sure if all the brands are carried in the store. Still, its great to see it again!
Sasa Selective is here too. Sasa Selective is supposed to be the “higher class” sister of Sasa stores. You can get TheBalm products here but I found the sales assistants just as clingy and pushy so I did not linger very long.
There is TheFaceShop where I bought some sheet masks on sale, Crabtree & Evelyn, and of course a Sothys salon at 128 Faubourg.
If you live in Sunway or near 1 Utama or even in Kuala Lumpur city, these may seem “regular” but I know what its like to feel left out living in Subang Jaya, and not have access to the bigger brands and products unless you head out of the area. Also, I’m sure those living in Shah Alam would like the access too yeah? 🙂
Its sorta nice that the slightly more “cult” brands are available at Empire Shopping Gallery. After all, Parkson at Subang Parade will have the usual Estee Lauder, Dior, Chanel etc so its nice to have alternatives.
Are there any other beauty gems I might have missed? 🙂
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Aaa yes! I was ubber happy when I saw Khiels! But I really wished they had a bigger watsons or guardians in empire gallery since the one in subang parade is so small…. O.o and I really wonder if they plan on taking out the Sasa in subang parade any time soon
Oh yeah I did realize that there were no major pharmacies there – puzzled me a little. Perhaps they won’t remove the Sasa because the one in Empire is the “high end” Sasa after all not “regular” sasa 😉
i so agree with you… when i step into empire gallery, i instantly liked the place because it feels so warm and cosy for a woman. i especially like the many places to makan-makan and their toys r us is quite big. so, i guess one can get plenty of things done in this one shopping mall.
Oho! So they brought in Toys r Us? It used to be in Subang Parade – evidently I don’t pay attention to these things… 🙂
and you know why lah i pay attention to this, right? hehe… oh, so they close down the one in subang parade? that’s sad la… that was where i used to go often when i was younger. it was huuuuge! nowadays, all toys r us are pathetic in size compared to when it started in subang parade. even the one in klcc is considered pretty small. hehe why am i telling you all these…
i guess i’m saying that if i do go for a facial in empire and my family decides to tag along, they can do plenty of things here while waiting for me 🙂
I used to go to the one in subang when I visited KL as a kid too! Sounds like the place has everything covered for you 😉
They have beauty salons, waxing, mani/pedi on the top floor. Like Esther mentioned the only thing is no Guardian or Watson’s. Caring is good for essentials, medication but not cosmetics.There are still a few empty spaces that they are reworking so maybe they will open up there eventually.
Shu Uemura has a boutique in Sunway Pyramid, Subang area as well but Empire is much nicer as you can go in & out without it being a half day affair.
That’s true eh? Its a pop in pop out kinda mall which is good for those living in the area I guess 🙂
I visited this mall the last time I was back in the area (I’m in Penang for work, but go back to KL as often as I can). This mall looks nice~ and great that they have all these brands! 🙂
Yeah people living in Subang sure are spoilt for choice now 😉
I wish we’ve a Kiehl’s here! Crabtree & Evenlyn recently open a store in the mall near me. I need some good skin care boutiques here 🙂
Maybe its getting there! Kiehl’s is pretty good – hope you get one there soon
When is the next/current RM10 off every RM100 purchase? I grabbed a cleanser and moisturizer last month at MV but I didn’t manage to get the midnight serum cos I have a monthly budget to stick with.
Thanks for reviewing Kiehl’s stuff. Some of they’re products are really good (Rare Earth mask <3). I wonder if they'll have a promo for Xmas…
Irene, I would get their sms if there are any promotions, especially on this RM10 off every RM100 purchase. I guess the next time you drop by Kiehl’s, just make sure to register your hp no. with them, in case you haven’t.
I’m sure they’ll have a promo soon. I’ll be sure to share if I know of any promos. As Juan said register your name and number with the boutique next time you are there and they’ll alert you of promos 😉