Are you lover of all things vintage? We’ve got the 411 on where you can shop for rare items you never knew even existed
TF001 3rd Floor, BB Plaza, Jalan Bukit Bintang
Tucked away in the quiet BB Plaza (next to Sungei Wang) is Buntil, a two-lot shop, which will appease the most seasoned of vintage collectors. Here, you will find a large collection of letterman jackets, vintage denim jackets, jeans and an impressive lot of official concert tour tshirts from the likes of Queen (RM689), Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (RM689) and Michael Jackson’s notable Beat It Tour (RM500).
With 15 years of experience under his belt, owner Lan (photographed in feature image) usually buys his bundles from Thailand. A bit like US reality series Storage Wars, the contents of the bundle are unknown until after the purchase. “When you buy a bundle. You don’t know what’s inside. The stuff you get is collected from US, Japan and around Asia,” he explains. And what was the most valuable bundle purchase he’s ever made? “It was a bundle with an original Levis jacket from 1947 worth RM7000.”
Lot 24, Level G2, Publika, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas
At first glance, Hariz Vintage looks like an assuming furniture shop, stocked with wooden furniture, however, upon closer inspection, you’ll find a collection of national treasures from a framed jacket worn by the young prince of Nusantara to old official press photographs and locally printed magazines you never knew existed.
Walking through the store, you almost feel like you’re being treated to a history lesson in Malaysian heritage. But don’t get me wrong; the shop also has its fair share of western memorabilia – an old LIFE Magazine with the legendary Winston Churchill as its cover boy, Daily Mirror newspapers from the late 1940s and records from the 60ss and 70s are just some of its incredible memorabilia up for sale – worth a visit for both collectors and inquisitive minds alike.
Yes, its true that brick and mortar stores allow for the touch-and-feel factor but mobile marketplace apps are on-the-go, which ultimately bring that fleamarket thrifting experience to the palm of your hand. Enter, Duriana. A new social selling app which leverages all kinds of vintage sellers, connecting likeminded collectors on one platform. A simple search of ‘vintage’ which allow you to discover a world of rare items from an old vintage Yashica camera to eclectic collection of rare toys.