We know some of you might go ” Eh, what’s a lifestyle store?” Let us explain. According to Wikipedia (yep), a lifestyle store is a retail store that sells a wide variety of products. It is designed to associate a brand with one or another aspirational lifestyle which could include clothes, stationery, gifts, skincare and more. We don’t know who came out with this idea, but it’s sure brilliant. Enough talking, let’s jump straight right into our Top 8 Lifestyle Store in Penang.
Top 8 Lifestyle Store in Penang:
#1 Nature Recipes
Nature Recipe isn’t any ordinary lifestyle store in Penang. They dedicate their whole store into selling organic, natural products. In fact, they have their own brand established since 2007 and have since then cater to hotel businesses. Step into the store and you’ll find yourself loosen up with the aroma of essential oils. Nature Recipe offers a wide range of products, from skincare to body care, hair care and household products.
Some might go “normal products work just fine.” True, but did you know chemicals used in the products will build up in your body overtime and can cause serious damage? That’s why Nature Recipe stepped in, to provide luxurious, registered organic products at an affordable price. They’re not just any self-proclaimed backyard creation products. This is not biased as editor has tried their Tea Tree Oil Lotion and it worked great. Their essential oils and Vitamin C Essence are effective and has a soothing, pleasant scent as well.
Address: 73, Lebuh Campbell, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (Closed on Sundays)
(Boo San Tong Kongsi) 117-A, Victoria Street Annex Buildings, George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
(Johor Bahru) No 8A, Jalan Ah Siang, 80300 Johor Bahru, Johor Darul Takzim.
Operating Hour: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Closed on Sundays)
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/natureRecipesPenang/
#2 Mano Plus
Tucked in Beach Street is the famous lifestyle store in Penang, Mano Plus. You might be more familiar with the in-house cafe, Fuku Eatery. We would say we are thrilled with the concept of mano plus, offering contemporary lifestyle items in an aesthetic way.
In Mano Plus you can discover a few intriguing items, the DIY notebook corner, chocolate section, unique, artisan stationary, clothing and bags and more. There’s something for everyone, even furniture which is available upstairs. Or, sit back and enjoy your meal at Fuku Eatery with its laid-back environment.
Address: 37A & 37B, Beach St, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: (Mon-Thurs) 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (Fri-Sun) 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
#3 Hin Pop Up Market
A flea market happening at Hin Bus Depot every Sunday, Hin Pop Up Market strives to connect local businesses together. It provides a platform for small businesses, musicians, artists, crafters to showcase their talents and products.
Hin Pop Up Market is also a cultural hub, you get to experience people coming together. It’s a really great spot to spend some Sunday time and get to know more people. There are also good food along with good people, so invite your friends and head over to this market-style lifestyle store in Penang.
Address: 31a, Jalan Gurdwara, George Town, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sundays)
Frequent mall hoppers might have seen this stationary stall in Gurney Plaza, but did you know they have another store right in the center of Georgetown? Writer is a lifestyle store in Penang focusing on stationary, particularly art-related pieces.
They import products like art brushes, notebooks, papers, pens, colors and more from countries like Japan and Taiwan, thus justifies the prices. Besides that, Writer offers cute notebooks, stickers and crafts as well to build your desired bullet journal. Their layouts and products are so unique it melts our heart away.
Address: 88 Lebuh Campbell, 10100 George Town, Malaysia
Operating Hour: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (Closed on Tuesdays)
Lot 47, Level 4, Gurney Plaza, Penang, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
#5 Sixth Sense
A conceptual boutique nestled in Georgetown, Sixth Sense is a popular minimalist clothing store, also a lifestyle store in Penang. It’s minimalist, rustic vibe and muted tones used create a pleasant ambiance. Offering wardrobe essentials that are unique, chances of bumping into someone with the same outfit is low.
They’re made ready for modern women, and we loved their linen collection. Besides clothing, Sixth Sense sells aesthetic things like Kinfolk Magazine, silver and gold plates, as well as ceramic and wooden home ware.
Address: 157, Lebuh Pantai, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
Operating Hour: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sun) 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
#6 The Warung
One of the latest addition to the lifestyle store in Penang, The Warung’s concept is to recreate the older days “warung” (mini market). Featuring and sourcing products from local, small brands. The Warung aims to encourage people to support local products.
They have almost everything, from bags to candles, journals, botanical products, clothing and more. They even offer coffee, teas and granolas which are local made. This rustic shophouse definitely has a lot of offer, packed with strong culture and knowledgeable staffs.
Address: 145, Victoria Street, 10300 Georgetown, Penang.
Operating Hour: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Daily)
A bonsai studio cum cafe, M’atural sets themselves apart from the cafe scene in Penang. With their love of bonsai and passion towards coffee, M’atural is born. With a dictionary of knowledge towards plants, M’atural provides workshop to those who are interested in bonsai.
There’s a bonsai gallery open to public, so you can get a sense of peace while enjoying your cuppa. Those who’re interested in taking a bonsai home, no worries, M’atural sells contemporary bonsai as well.
Address: 72, Lorong Carnarvon, George Town, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: 1 p.m.-7 p.m. (Sat&Sun) 12 p.m.-8 p.m. (Closed on Wednesdays)
#8 Jetty 35 潮人居
A heritage focused space for events and arts, Jetty 35 was once a warehouse before it became a tourist attraction spot. Inside houses a cafe and also an art gallery. The alley is filled with small stalls selling arts, crafts and local produce.
While not exactly an official lifestyle store in Penang, Jetty 35 still has the heritage essence that we love. Take a visit to Jetty 35 and walk through some of the little things they offer, you might spot some gems.
Address: 35, Jalan Pengkalan Weld, 10300 George Town, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (Daily)
Foodies, before you leave, come join our New Private Community Group! Feel free to ask questions, share your love for food, and explore the Penang community! We will also regularly post about casual promos and latest findings. Click on the image below and hunt good food with us today!