Kenanga Wholesale City Complex (KWC)
Kenanga Wholesale City is Malaysia’s first one-stop fashion shopping centers that brings together a large and comprehensive directory of business – fashion accessories, shoes, stationery and other lifestyle products, all under one roof.
It is developed on Lot 1283 Section 69 Town of Kuala Lumpur; along Jalan Gelugor, Off Jalan San Peng, a 3.2 acres of commercial land, rising 22 storey, comprising approximately 500,000 square feet in net lettable retail space totaling 800 lots spread throughout its zoned shopping floors. It has wide side walkways, numerous F&B, banking and logistic outlets, 20 leading bays, 8 cargo lifts, a sizeable convention area, 24-hours security surveillance and brings approximately 1,800 parking bays within basements and higher floor parking levels. Apart from the lifts, access to the upper is also possible via 3 escalators located at the center, south and north wings of the wholesale complex.
We were informed by the developer that all unit for wale were sold out and only few lots for rent are still available. The developer’s price for retail unit ranges from RM2,600/- to RM3,400/- per square foot depending on level and location of the units whilst rental is now from RM13/- to RM20/- per square foot for higher floors and ground floor rental is between RM30/- to RM35/- per square foot.
KWC is developed by Kenanga Wholesale City Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Kha Seng Group, a conglomerate of companies that include in its portfolio Central Market and Viva Homes, Malaysia’s first one-stop center for homes. As a one – stop center, KWC offers a comprehensive mix of merchandise under one roof which includes garment for women, men and children, traditional apparel, footware, accessories, costume jewelry, bags, leather goods, premium gifts and many more. In addition to that, there are several retailers specially dedicated to Islamic fashion in a bid to provide variety of traditional and contemporary apparel for the Muslim market.
KWC follows the resounding success of fashions wholesale malls in the Asia region such as Dongdaemun Market in Seoul, Mangga Dua Wholesale Complex in Jakarta and many fashion wholesale malls in Humen, China.
Dongdaemon Market, Seoul
Accessories Wholesale, Dongdaemon
Mangga Dua Wholesale, Jakarta
Muslim wares, Mangga Dua
Consumers at KWC is now able to purchase desirable items at wholesale price. Unlike conventional malls where buying in bulk makes little difference in terms of the final amount paid, at KWC consumers can purchase products in large quantity to get even better price.
Mr. VK Lee, the owner of SS Collection and own 3 accessories outlets in KWC said that whilst most of his clients are retainer and long time clients who purchases in bulk, he still has shoppers who come to buy one or two accessories only. He has been in similar business for the last 8 years and jump into the opportunity to own a unit in a one stop center fashion wholesale complex.
SS Collection – level 7
In addition to the fashion dedicated floors, there is a wealth of food outlets located through the mall which include Old Town White Coffee on the first floor, Sajian Enak, MJ Café, Kazu Sushi Japanese Restaurant and several snack kiosks.