Did you ever read “The Old Curiousity Shop” by Charles Dickens? Its quite a depressing read, but I always wanted to wander into a curiousity shop. I did do so often, but there aren’t many to browse in locally. Well if you’re at a loose end on a Sunday (or any day, actually) Sundays at Bangsar Village 2 is an upscale version of the Old Curiousity Shop 🙂
There is a bit of everything in there from all over the world – furniture, kitchen ware, cute stationery, soaps, candles… told you it was a little bit of everything 🙂
Let me show you a few things that caught my eye in there. First was stationery. I was very taken in by boxes filled with Japanese washi paper masking tape (RM10/roll or RM45/5 rolls). They are so colourful and if I were the crafty sort, I’d definitely pick up some for giftwrapping. With these colourful tapes, you can use the plainest of paper and it’d still look cheery. Pricey, but cheery.
Another thing that had me standing and staring for a long time were the absolutely adorable notebooks. I nearly picked up one but the choice was overwhelming so I didn’t because I couldn’t choose! They would make very good gifts if you know a friend who’d have use of such notebooks. There’s even something for dog lovers in this store! 😀
Another thing that caught my eye were there absolutely gorgeous note paper with initials! Do I pick one up in P or B? 😛 I think these note papers would make lovely gift tags – and are cheaper than actual gift tags too! 😀
In another section of the store were soaps and candles. Here is a olive oil based soap by Saipua from Brooklyn New York. Saipua is Finnish for soap – now you know a new word 🙂
Here’s something for the dog lovers amongst you! 😀 Fetching, by SkinnySkinny which is an organic dog shampoo bar! Cool? 😀 Might you get it for your pooch? 😀
Candles were many and varied but mostly were table candles. I liked the look of the Aspen Bay candles which smell pretty amazing and look just as amazing. I love good scented candles and I might succumb and pick up one just for the heck of it. I cannot recall prices, but they don’t come cheap.
There were some kitchen ware too, oh and even jewellery by the till! As with all these stores, there are loads to see and take in, and apparently, stocks change quite often as they don’t stock very much each time to keep things fresh and interesting. So, if you are reading this post a few months down the road, the stocks in store might already be different.
But the odds are you will find something different if you drop by often… you know… in a month of Sundays? 🙂
Have you come across this store yet? Its just opened not too long ago, and its in Bangsar Village II next to T Forty Two cafe and bistro. Its a nice place to browse, even if you don’t buy anything.
Sundays is at 1F-29 Bangsar Village II, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
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Knowing me, I probably either missed this, or it wasn’t open the last time I was there. Will definitely take a look see the next time I’m in the area.
I think they were just opened recently… Or perhaps I was blind too hehe
the candle looks so pretty how much are they selling it?!
Sorry! I have no idea 🙁 I recall wanting to check but there were no prices displayed. I was taken in by them too!
What cool stuff! Must check em out!
Right in your backyard too! 😉
mm, i go for everything you mentioned, especially the candles! nice looking store, i wish we had one like that here. it reminds me of the anthropologie stores in the U.S. over here candle selections are very limited and the nicer ones are exceedingly pricey… i think it has to do with the essential oils they use..,that, and the fact that they’re not made locally.
I love scented candles too! Its just as pricey here – good ones that is. Being imported products, the higher prices are to be expected but its “ouch!” nonetheless!
So many pretty things. How you resisted is a bit of a mystery to this hoarder! Probably a lucky thing that I’m far, far away in Singapore ><
Haha I only managed to resist because I was bewildered and boggled from the choices! I’ll probably go back next time I’m in the area 🙂
ooh I’d so have to drop by there to have a look – sounds right up my alley! 😀 but will have to pass on the doggie soap…with my 30kilo dogs, the bar would melt to nothingness just at the sight of them (plus lathering up would be a herculean chore in itself!)
the sticky notes and papers are absolutely gorgeous though – darn you PB, and I thought I was being so good about my spending this month!! >.<
Err oops! 🙂 The sticky notes are really pretty though, and so are the notepads. It was so hard to not buy something just because 😛
thanks for this!! been searching for Jap masking tapes that’s within reach. love the shop 🙂 i dropped by the store immediately the next day and was pleasantly surprised!