Hypebeast might have changed the landscape considerably, turning every basic bro into a streetwear fuccboi, but Darren Chiu’s first store has been at it for more than a decade now. Focusing primarily on skating apparels and gears, SHOWROOM welcomes anyone who wants to be part of the board lifestyle. Stocked with a good mix of skater-favourites such as Thrasher, Stussy, Vans, Nike SB, and regional streetwear designers like Alamak, these are amongst the few brands which SHOWROOM carries. But don’t mistake the venue for just a retail outlet, it’s also a hub for skaters and fingerboard enthusiasts. It’s hosted events like the fifth King of Fingerboard League and a skate and video screening party during the launch of HUF x Thrasher, which saw over 100 skateboarders performing tricks and exchanging tips. If the prices leave a bruise on your bank account, the staff is prepared to give you a 101 class on the product just to assure you that you are paying for quality goods.
SHOWROOM is located at 0680, Berjaya Times Square, 55100, Kuala Lumpur. Opens daily from 12.30 pm to 9.30 pm.
Head on to the second page for the interview with owner Darren Chiu.