Do you wish to do some shopping this coming Raya from the USA? Then check out this post to find out what to buy in the USA, including the best products and brands you can get easily to your home in Malaysia as fast in 7 days!
When it comes to online shopping among Malaysians, I found that most of Malaysians will find things on marketplaces such as Shopee and Lazada. The truth is, not all the items your found in there have the best quality. It’s true some items might be worth of its cheaper price, but if you are looking for items that is more prestige, elegant, branded and even something you can use it for at least 10-20 years or for life-time, the answer is you must get it from the USA.
The question you might have right now: I never been to the USA and how I can shop the USA stores?
When it comes to the best destination for shopping, stores the USA has to take the crown. Sure, there are some exceptions, like European luxury brands, but everything is generally cheaper in the USA. The American brand has some great options that will surely please you if you are into the monogram trend. If you have a little bit more money to spend, you should consider buying some!
Anyway, the truth is that even though everything is cheaper in the US, it’s still hard to figure out what to buy. Mainly because if you’re from the South East Asia countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Brunei, some things are more affordable, but the price difference isn’t that big, and you might be better off spending your money on other products that you can only find in the USA.
If you are wondering which products are worth buying in the USA for Raya this year, but it can be time-consuming. If you want to save more and get more values on your shopping experience, this post is for you. It has all the information you need about the best branded leather handbags, premium clothes, stylish footwears, baby gear, beauty products, electronics, elegant watches, kitchenwares and more.
What to Buy from the USA this Raya – Best Products and Brands You Will Fall In Love
If you’re from South East Asia countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Brunei, you might not see big savings on prices in the US (of course, after the currency conversion). However, you can still find deals on American brands and products that are hard to find in your country. Check out the list at the end of this post for ideas that you can buy this Raya for your family and friends, even better as rewarding gifts for yourself!
Remember that prices in the US don’t include state taxes. You’ll need to add the tax to the listed price, whether you’re shopping online or in stores. If you want to get the zero sales tax, feel free to use Exaira’s sales tax-free address in the state of Delaware, To learn more about sales taxes in the USA, you may read here.
#1 Branded Leather Bags
Hey girls, the first on my list is probably your favorite. In the USA, there are 4 major brands that most people would love shop and spend their money on: Coach, Kate Spade, Michael Kors and Fossil. Since 2018, back then when I was a personal shopper (I will tell my personal stories back then in the USA on another post!), most of my family and friends keep asking me about the latest design from these big brands every months.
Yes, they got new trends and beautiful designs on the shelves every month! I have been to the store outlets and learnt so many things about leather bags and eventually I fall in love and have a couple of items on my collection. As a professional opinion, when you have a little budget on handbags but not too overspent it, you might find these brands will be much suited to your needs.
Coach New York – The American brand got popular again in the last couple of years due to their collaborations with celebrities such as Selena Gomez. The Coach Cassie had a great moment for a while because of its similarity to Louis Vuitton’s Pochette Metis, but the hot item right now is the Tabby, with a structured silhouette and soft leather.
Kate Spade – is perfect for those who are into the girly style since it uses a lot of baby colors, prints, and little details that make all their pieces stand out. You can find bags, wallets, watches, jewellery and other small items that will make you look go from boring to fashionista.
Michael Kors – They have wide ranges of handbags, wallets, watches, sunglasses and other items that will give you a sophisticated look.
Fossil – Among the leather goods, Fossil remains one of the most popular brands because of its top-quality materials, classic and timeless designs. I would recommend everyone to get one, at least a wallet or a small totes and enjoy the smoothness of its leather goods. You will be surprised to see in 20-30 years, the leather is still good. How do you take care of Fossil leather? Watch this video
#2 Premium Clothes
Jeans – In general, there’s no better place to buy denim than the USA. Of course, you’ll find plenty of discount denim at big box retailers like Target and Walmart. You can also snatch some deals from these American-made brands like Rag & Bone, Paige, Levi’s, Hollister and many more without blowing the bank. Trust me, it’s cheaper that your nearest shopping mall stores at home.
Ralph Lauren – It is an iconic American clothing brand that was founded in 1967 and today, is a seven billion dollar company. A lot of people ask us “Well, what do you buy from this brand or what would you suggest we buy?” Top picks are: sweater vests, polo shirts, slacks, shorts, t-shirts, suit and jackets.
Tommy Hilfiger – The iconic brand is mostly famous for menswear collection. The quality is similar to Ralph Lauren but at a much affordable price. We had compared the same collar shirt from the USA stores compared to the ones displayed at local Malaysian mall – the price has a huge difference, almost RM300-RM400 gap!
Pyrex – World Kitchen is proud to manufacture Pyrex glassware products in the USA since 1915. Ditch those plastic to-go containers for this glass storage set that comes equipped with 28 pieces. Easy to keep the leftovers from the open houses in the fridge, or you can keep it in the freezer. Get some great deals from the Walmart (link)
Portmeirion – It is originally a British company, specialise in earthenware tableware. This brand is now its getting more popular in the USA. A beautiful selection of vintage and eye-catching designs of Portmeirion Pottery is sure to tempt collectors.
Le Creuset – Authenticity is often the main reason why Le Creuset is so well-known. People see Le Creuset cookware, and they know it is a quality brand they can use and trust. Even if the brand is more expensive than most other low-end options, customers rave about the product.
Williams-Sonoma – I think this store is like a heaven to all premium kitchen collectors. Headquartered in San Francisco, it is an American publicly traded consumer retail company that sells kitchenware and home furnishings. If the prices are too high, you may online window shopping at other sites such as The Home Depot, Wayfair, Fortune Brands Home & Security, Kirkland’s and Lowe’s.
#4 Sweet For Baby and Children
Clothes – There are a lot of cute and funny attire for all ages from newborn until teenagers, boys and girls that you can get from these big brands in the USA such as Carter’s, Oshkosh B’gosh, Gerber Childrenswear, Disney, Janie and Jack, The Children’s Place. You may also find good branded quality clothes from these online shopping mall such as Macy’s, Nordstorm and Kohls.
Toys – You can save a bundle by putting toys on your list of things to buy in the USA. Whether your kids are into American Girl, Hot Wheels, Little Tikes or Barbie, you can’t beat the prices from these USA retailers.
Baby gears – There are tons of items for baby products or I would say the best parenting products that will make parents’ life more easier. With an overwhelming variety of gadgets and gear on the market, you might have a hard time figuring out what the best baby products actually are. You might want to have a look at this article to help you choose the best for your baby!
#5 Elegant Wrist Watches
Fossil Smartwatches – Shopping for Fossil watches are so satisfying. Not only Fossil is a luxury brand with excellent watch designs, their prices are affordable and you can get it for almost 70% off during sales season!
Garmin Forerunner – If you would rather have a sport-focused smartwatch, go for a Garmin. The Forerunner line is the most popular one, being the 955 model the top of the line, while the Forerunner 55 is perfect for those who want to buy a great watch but are conscious of their budget. Both watches have GPS, sport tracking modes and have long battery life.
G-Shock – People love this brand because of its shockproof construction, your G-Shock will work no matter what – that’s even true about the cheapest models. They’re rugged, reliable watches that perform well consistently and have stellar reputations for quality. If you go shopping online on Walmart, you can easily get the price between $40-$100.
#6 Stylish Footwears
Zappos – Online-only shoe retailer Zappos is known for its seemingly never-ending supply of shoes in all different styles and sizes—and for its customer service.
Vans – Why do people buy Vans shoes? The main reason is They are Classics. You know there’s a reason why people say classics never go out of style. Vans is one of those brands that perfectly captures this meaning. Retro style is still popular and as a brand that’s rooted in 1960s skate culture, it’s easy to see why.
Converse – Chuck Taylor All-Stars or Converse All Stars is a sneaker manufactured by Converse (a subsidiary of Nike, Inc.). Why do people love shopping Converse in the USA? Their versatility eases stress for people who don’t enjoy carrying a lot of clothes when they travel. In terms of wear and tear, most of us who own All Star sneakers will agree that they are one of the strongest shoes around.
L.L.Bean – The best-selling duck boots never go out of style. Crafted in Maine since 1912 utilizing premium, full-grain leather and triple stitching, these boots offer a sense of quality that’ll last a lifetime.
Crocs – The reason why is more simple than you probably would have guessed: People are craving comfort. According to Today, many people have been purchasing Crocs because they offer comfort without breaking the bank, and they’re super convenient for everyday life.
Foot Locker – When it comes to budget-friendly athletic and sporting shoe options, Foot Locker has you covered. In other words: If you’re looking for a sport-specific sneaker, Foot Locker is a good place to start to do the shoes shopping, whether you’re shopping online or in person.
By far, the best savings you can make will be in the electronics department, especially if you are from places South East Asia. The point is that you might still be able to save some money.
iPhones – Probably the most popular thing people are asking me for, is it cheaper to buy Apple products from the USA? Well, it depends, if you need a new and latest model, you can still save a couple hundred bucks even after including the shopping tax and shipping costs. You may be surprised cause prices in the USA are almost half compared to Apple worldwide. If you want to save BIG, go for a refurbished or renewed iPhone (or any Apple product, really). Amazon has a lot of options on their Amazon Renewed Store.
[How much it is to ship an iPhone from the USA to Malaysia? Use this calculator and insert 3 lbs as the shipping weight]
Samsung smartphones– If you are not a big Apple fan you can still save some money opting for Samsung smartphones. You can go either for the Galaxy S22+, part of the top-of-the-line Galaxy family, or even for the trendy flip phones (Galaxy Z Flip 4) that are all the rage right now on Tik Tok. Again, the difference is not that much if you compare it to the prices in South East Asia, but you will for sure save on a couple hundred dollars.
Apple Watch – You don’t even have to think about if it is worth it to buy an Apple product in the USA. The answer is yes. The Apple Watch is no exception, and depending on where you live, you might be able to buy two watches for the price of one in your home country.
Bluetooth Speakers – JBL is a popular brand, but their prices aren’t much different from other countries. If you want to save money and still get good quality, I’d recommend Bose speakers like the SoundLink Color II or SoundLink Micro.
There are too many to write here, as to date there are thousands of stores you can buy from the USA. To make it easier, our team have compiled all the USA Stores that you can shop on your own from home in this FREE eBook – Raya Special Edition. Click on the photo below to get the access now.