Beach, Please: 13 Places To Shop For Resortwear In Malaysia

Beach, Please: 13 Places To Shop For Resortwear In Malaysia

Wherever you’re jetting off to next, you’ll want to look glam for the ‘Gram, and these local brands have some of the most stunning resortwear you can get your hands on. (Left: Image by @fernbatikcollective. Right: Image by @aliabrtw.)

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Girls just wanna have sun! Whether you’re jetting off to the Bahamas, Phuket, or Penang, you will want to look glam for the ‘Gram. And you can do so with these awesome local brands that serve up stunning resortwear.

Alia Bastamam

Known for using the lushest fabrics that ebb and flow to minimalist perfection, Alia Bastamam keeps her designs somehow making a statement despite being simple. You’ll find plenty of drama from kaftans to dresses in some long trains or hints of exquisite lace.

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Alia B.

For those who feel Alia Bastamam’s eponymous label isn’t wallet-friendly enough, fret not. Her ready-to-wear line’s resort collections always offer the same laidback chic in premium materials.

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Kree

Versatile enough to take you from the beach to the boardroom, amp up your holiday wardrobe with unique separates that you can dress up or down. We also love the summery dresses and kaftans that would be great for exploring a new city in style.

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Larney

Wild prints and dramatic flowing kaftans are the order of the day when you shop at Larney. We also absolutely love their co-ord sets! If you love bold pieces, then this is the brand for you.

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R9

Celebrate the art and heritage of tenun (traditional weave) with these gorgeous jackets, boleros, and kaftans from R9. Founded by two Malaysian princesses with a passion for fashion (one of them even studied at the prestigious Parsons School of Design), expect nothing short of exquisite fabrics and attention to detail with their pieces that can take you from 9am to 9pm.

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Saarat

Classy, modest, and simply beautiful — three words to describe the batik separates at Saarat. Super chic, their apparel can be styled in myriad ways. Belt it up and wear with heels for a night out. Or simply knot them and wear them with flip-flops for fun days in the sun.

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Classy To Be Lawa

Now, now… don’t judge the name. Classy To Be Lawa are purveyors of the most comfortable paleo wrap dresses! Pretty in prints, they come in various hues in a buttery soft and light satin material.

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Fiziwoo

Loved for their unique Lebaran collections and famed jaw-dropping couture pieces, Fiziwoo also does the occasional ready-to-wear collection that you’ll definitely need to cop for the holidays. From funky durian prints to boho vibes to artsy tie-dye, stalk their socials for a dose of the magic up their sleeves.

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Mimpikita

As their name suggests, their clothes are the stuff of dreams. Delicate prints in light-as-air fabrics and classic crisp shirts that make for wardrobe staples are all on the menu at Mimpikita. Pair their long skirts with a swimsuit or bikini top, or work their boyfriend shirts with denim cut-offs, and you’ll be serving looks on your next getaway.

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Fern

Modernising batik in a special way, get casual dresses, kaftans, blouses and trousers from Fern, which supports local batik artisans. You can even complete the look with cute accessories like batik totes that can double up as beach bags.

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Innai

Another brand famed for their intricately-designed Hari Raya collections, what we’re after at Innai for the holidays is their beautiful batik kaftans and pieces from their capsule resort wear collection.

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Shop Hanya

Loungewear also makes for great resortwear! We’re head over heels in love with the new easy breezy collection from Shop Hanya. This is the kind of resortwear we could live in everyday, really.

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Aeon

Okay, so this isn’t a brand, but Aeon have done well to revamp their sartorial options and included plenty of – you guessed it – resortwear. You’ll be able to find chic pieces from both local and international designers. The departmental store giant themselves have said they’ve curated a new stable of designers (such as Puteri, Arcadia, and Scar) to facilitate your fashion needs for when you revenge travel again. From street-comfy garb to getaway clothes, you want it, and they’ve got it.

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Going by the nickname Kuzai, the Kelantan native has spent 15 years in the wonderful world of publishing, formerly managing the beauty sections of glossies including ELLE and Harper’s BAZAAR. Now, Kuzai is the Editor of Zafigo. The wannabe runner is also mom to a feisty toddler, suffers from constant wanderlust, and really just works to eat, travel, and shop.