Looking for home furniture but not keen on getting something that you’ll see at your friend’s house? Then simply head to Second Charm, located in Taman Tun Dr Ismail (about 20 minutes from the city centre). The entrance to this store is unassuming and what’s inside may astound you. Selling a mix of furniture from different periods and styles (ranging from Peranakan and Scandinavian to colonial and Victorian pieces), prices are truly reasonable: the most expensive piece we saw was an RM3,500 dining set.
A word to the wise though – do not be overwhelmed by the messy layout as you will have to sift carefully through the store to find hidden gems. Retro furniture is not all that you will find here: it also stocks up on some beautiful ceramic and glassware pieces. There is a little evidence of wear and tear and most objects have been beautifully restored (we love the French armchairs!) and seem to tell their own stories.
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Address: 53-53A, Lorong Rahim Kajai 13, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur Tel: +603 7726 4889