We Went Window Shopping At The New Isetan Store In KL And Couldn't Believe Our Eyes

It's definitely a literal eye-opening experience. :D

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  • If you're a fan of all things made in Japan, the newly-opened Isetan The Japan Store at Lot 10 Kuala Lumpur needs to be on the list for your next shopping trip

    • Having opened its doors on 27 October, Isetan The Japan Store is the first of its kind in the world with over 200 Japan-exclusive brands making its way overseas for the first time in six floors worth of shopping heaven.

  • Be spoilt for choice by the specialty store's Japan-imported products, ranging from fashion and lifestyle pieces to technological and household items. No doubt they are of exceptional quality, although the prices may make your eyeballs bulge a little bit:

  • 1. Indulge in the world's best-selling tiny French almond cakes and Japanese whisky

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        Financiers et madeleines at RM209.90 for 24 pieces.
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        Suntory Hibiki, aged 30 years, at RM20,000 per bottle.
  • 2. Premium fruits, air-flown from Japan, costs at least few hundred bucks per pop

  • 3. Impress your dinner guests with these upscale matcha-making instruments

  • 4. Looks like a berus tandas, but these are actually used to exfoliate your skin

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        Yep, the smallest scrub brush is RM166, up 'til RM221 for the biggest.
  • 5. Do your household chores the posh way with these fancy, full-bristled broomsticks

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        The broom costs RM530 per stick.
  • 6. Er... maybe the cardboard is made from the trees of Mount Fuji?

  • 7. While we're at it, how about some new furniture to class up your home?

  • 8. Be the envy of the town with these swanky high heels and sneakers that you may not find anywhere else!

  • 9. That feeling when your phone case costs more than the phone itself...

  • 10. If you're a huge fan of the popular anime series 'Sailor Moon', it's gonna be pretty hard to tear yourself away from this display

  • 11. Wow, can you believe the detail on this super realistic 15cm figurine? There are some bigger ones too!

  • Regardless, don't be put off by the exorbitant prices yet. There are five floors worth of (affordable) wonders to explore still, each designed according to a single theme:

  • (i) Head to The Market on the lower ground for imported goodies including seasonal ingredients, sweet treats, alcoholic beverages, as well as eat-in dining areas for an authentic Japanese dining experience

  • (ii) Japanese high fashion takes residence in The Museum alongside crafted goods of high craftsmanship. Make sure to catch a demo session of Honda's robotics too!

  • (iii) The Studio lends space to some of Japan's up-and-rising streetwear designers. Gundam fans, don't miss out on the exhibit of Gundam action figures released through the years!

  • (iv) The Room is the very picture of zen, with minimalist product displays as well as the gorgeous bird nest-like garden completing the floor plan

  • (v) Last but not least, bookworms are gonna love The Cube's well-curated bookstore. Also, delve deeper into Japanese culture with the calligraphy, flower arranging and tea ceremony classes that will be held all year long.

  • Intrigued yet? Isetan The Japan Store is now open at Lot 10 Shopping Centre in KL.

    • Address: Lot 10, No. 50, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

      Opening Hours: 11.00am to 9.00pm daily.

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  • Japanese-imported food may be expensive, but they probably don't match up to these:

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