Attention KL peeps, we’ve found a brand new lepak port for you to check out!
Located in Taman Damansara Endah, Bungalow18 by Frankitas introduces itself as a multi-concept space which stores a wide selection of fashion and lifestyle brands all available under one roof. What’s more, it also offers various interesting activities including fitness classes, manicure and pedicure services, workshops, as well as a pop-up café and bespoke private events space.
For those who are curious, this passionate creation is helmed by the founder of local accessories label Frankitas, Franki Turner Shaik, along with her partner Gayathri Subramaniam (best known as Gaya) from Just Gaya’s. Interestingly, both Franki and Gaya aren’t only business partners, the two businesswomen have been best friends for over 30 years.
“During Covid-19, we felt a large vacuum and a disconnect in human social aspects, leading to mental health issues arising in many people, including ourselves. For this reason, we wanted to create a safe space for our friends and family, as well as our customers to reconnect again,” Franki said in the press release.
She added, “At the same time, we wanted to connect part of our cherished childhood memories to our brand, as the bungalow itself takes inspiration from Gaya’s childhood home in Petaling Jaya, which many of our friends have enjoyed moments in, either in secondary or our university years. It was a home that many enjoyed because it was a safe, warm, welcoming, and nurturing space in so many ways. In turn, we wanted to recreate these emotions we felt in Bungalow18.”
Meanwhile, Gaya stated that Bungalow18 has been a “dream project” for both her and Franki. To quote the local entrepreneur, “We wanted to build on our respective brands, support inspiring local brands and give them a platform to showcase their creations, as well as create a space which could be enjoyed, whether it was for fitness, retail therapy, sharing ideas and exchanging knowledge in business, getting pampered or simply catching up over a cup of coffee.”
Here are the list of brands offered in the place:
3. Just Gaya’s
5. Batik Martian
6. Favory Home
7. Bhatoo By Jeslina
8. Owl x Frankitas
If you happen to be around the area, then feel free to pay Bungalow18 by Frankitas a visit. The details are as follows:
- Address: 18, Jalan Damansara Permai, Taman Damansara Endah, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
- Opens every Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm, Saturday from 10am to 5pm