Do you love artisanal things, and find locally or handmade items more valuable and personal, as they’re made with love? Whether you’re into shopping for handmade items or would like to sell some of your lovely and unique handmade goodies, you can go to these trending artisan markets around KL and PJ to check out the handcrafted stuff (or your competitions!):
1. Seek & Keep, the BSC Artisan Market
Bangsar Shopping Centre organises the artisan market periodically, and is very popular among shoppers looking for a regular dose of artisanal beauty products, crafts, accessories, clothes, gifts, home deco, food and many more! Also, the market is often visited by well-known people, the who’s who and shoppers who don’t mind splurging, so if you’re a vendor, this might be a great chance to launch your business and even to network. Check out their upcoming bazaar this Oct 23 – Oct 25!
Photo credit: Bangsar Shopping Centre
2. Art For Grabs
Art For Grabs is the pioneering art bazaar mini fest that began its life at The Annexe Gallery in 2007. With over 50 booths, it brings together creative Malaysians selling homemade art, crafts, books, food, anything we can dream up, besides promoting good causes. At the same time, it also features back-to-back events like book launches, forums, workshops, movies, and performances. Art For Grabs is well-loved by the creative community, hipsters, professionals, families, activists, and art lovers.
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Taking place four times a year, Markets at JayaOne combines three previously separate market events, Chicpop, Bettr Weekends and Crafty Art Market into one. At the markets, you’ll find plenty of clever handcrafted items, which range from organic food, notebooks, plush toys, vintage products, and shopping bags to fashion and accessories. Check out their Facebook page for the date on the upcoming event.
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4. Fuyoh Art Bazaar (FAB), Art Row Publika
Happening every last weekend of the month, the FAB bazaar is the one you shouldn’t miss if you’re a pet owner as you can bring your pet to the outdoor section of the bazaar. What a great weekend to spend time with your pet, right? Browse through various stalls and discover wonderful handmade jewellery, home decoration items, toys, arts and crafts as well as gifts. The bazaar has an eclectic mix of visitors, from expats, art lovers, and hipsters to diehard shoppers.
Photo credit: Art Row, Publika
5. Rasa Rasa Bazaar, Art Row Publika
Happening every first Tuesday of the month, you wouldn’t want to miss the Rasa Rasa bazaar if you’re a foodie or a food business owner. Powered by local cooks specialising in homemade treats, feast your eyes on the mouthwatering spread of food, drinks and sweets; or be part of the vendors and sell your food products.
Photo credit: Publika
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Dubbed the ‘Malaysia’s first pop-up store’, PopShop at JayaOne is a pop-up retail store that allows and encourages entrepreneurs to take the next step to kick start their business idea and flex their creative muscle. Located at The School, the space is just waiting for you to fill it with your store’s awesome products and personality. Whether it’s fashion, beauty, services or lifestyle, the only limit is your creativity. Pop will help you realise your dream store for a week , a month or even a year, the choice is yours! You can cancel your contract any time if you’d just like to test the market.
Photo credit: PopShop
Which one of these bazaars are you interested in? Share with us below or on Facebook!