“As a proud Malaysian, I want to showcase the best of Malaysian gift and homewares to all of our visitors,”
proudly says Rokiah Klemenz-Yusuf, the owner of the Kia Klemenz boutique.
It was April 1994 ……..
when Rokiah started her fashion business Kia Klemenz Sdn Bhd. Rokiah started by designing her own line of clothing, which brought together bold and colourful motifs that was inspired by Malaysian and International design.
In 2001, Rokiah opened her first Gifts & Homewares boutique in Kuala Lumpur, in a restored heritage house on Jalan Hang Kasturi, followed by two large shops in the wholesales center of Nilai 3, plus souvenir shops in Central Market, Mydin and Orchid Garden.
Having married a Swiss Hotelier and spending much time abroad due to her husband’s career, Rokiah decided in 2010 to temporarily cease her businesses in Malaysia.
After 30 years of extensive travel and life as an expatriate overseas, Rokiah returned to Malaysia in 2014, where she opened mid-2015 her boutique at the new Taman Botani Perdana in Kuala Lumpur.
The Kia Klemenz Gifts & Souvenirs boutique has carefully selected beautiful crafts, gifts, batik paintings, garments and decorative items, which is perfect for all-season shopping.
“What’s special about my Kia Klemenz boutique is that whatever I buy or make for the shop comes from my heart” says Rokiah. “The things you find at my shop are those that I would like for my own home.”
The adjoining small Café offers freshly brewed coffees, teas and a variety of cold and hot snacks, including daily freshly baked Butter Croissants.
The boutique is only walking distance from the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park and Orchid Garden, next to the Hibiscus Garden and located at the entrance of Taman Botani Perdana, the Botanical Garden of Kuala Lumpur.
Another milestone for Kia Klemenz is the On-line Shop that went live early 2016.