Monday, February 8, 2010

Last-minute Shopping for the Chinese New Year

Malls are bustling with shoppers this time of the year, doing their last-minute shopping for clothes and other items for the Spring festival or the Chinese New Year. The streets around Chinatown are a challenge to navigate this time of the year. Still a visit to that part of Kuala Lumpur makes for a good experience.

Each year, a girlfriend of mine would do lots of shopping including buying clothes for her nieces before she goes home for the celebration. Having been in the US for a number of years, she often compares the brands available overseas and what we have here. She said somehow the clothes overseas are of better quality and there are more choices. Not only clothes, there are more quality toys over there.

Just the other day, I was going through some toys and children's clothes site and came across some interesting finds. There is this online store that has a good range of jellycat plush soft toys and activity books that will surely broaden a child's horizons.

There is also a wide selection of children's clothes, some even organic, including brands like barefoot dreams, room seven, appaman, tea collection and more. They are clearing winter stock currently which could mean substantial savings for shoppers who buy now.