If you’re in Nu Sentral, don’t forget to drop by Loka and do your bit to support local. The shop is a spin-off from the Agenda Lokalism campaign which aims to promote youth entrepreneurship – think of Loka as its showcase space, providing a platform for over 40 local lifestyle brands. Some of the brands you can find in store include Tarik Jeans, Pestle & Mortar and Ykeni. Besides streetwear, you can also find Ash Be Nimble for sportswear and Greenroom 136 for sturdy, urban bags and carriers.
Not limiting itself to just clothes, there are also plenty of bath and body brands such as The Sabun, coffee scrub from Wilde and perfumes by Josh Lee Fragrances. We also like the whole Gadis Manis range of items which make perfect gifts for people from overseas. The brand has your usual touristy items like wristlets, t-shirts and mugs but with bright, colourful designs reminiscent of Lat comics – an upgrade to your usual Petaling Street picks. For something less girly, Ottokedai from Penang has similar heritage-inspired items. To spruce up your home, grab a cactus from Yuna’s Tiny Forest. If it’s a #treatyoself kind of day, buy a whole terrarium. Not into plants but still need a pick-me-up for your home? Beanbags – Doof beanbags – should do the trick.
Currently Loka provides support and assistance to the brands under the Loka umbrella and it aims to have 500 brands under its care over the next three years. In addition, Loka also hopes to branch out to more stores nationwide and in the long run, regionally as well.
|Venue name:||Loka Malaysia||Contact:|
Jalan Tun Sambanthan
|Opening hours:||Daily, 10am-10pm|