Discover fresh fashion and homeware from indie brands and unique items at these multi-label boutiques in Singapore.
Well-heeled “cool kids” from Singapore visit this art gallery/concept shop to store their closets with designer clothes, minimalist clothes, accessories, furniture, and interior design. The cooler attitude than you can be a dead-end for more down-to-earth buyers and a thrilling “I found my tribe” vibe for others. The sizing is wrong on the small side, so generous buyers are wary. Don’t leave without browsing through Linda Farrow’s impressive collection of specs, Adidas kicks, A.P.C.’s outerwear, and Rei Kawakubo’s premium designs for Comme des Garçons.
This one-of-a-kind perfume store in Singapore’s Kampong Glam district looks like a secret you want to keep to yourself. Owner Johari Kazura is a third-generation perfumer, but his approach to perfumes is newer and infinitely customizable. Several dozen perfumes and colognes are prefabricated and are part of his usual stable; others are mixed on order according to the personal preferences of the client. If you want a custom blended fragrance, book a reservation in advance and block at least 90 minutes for the session. (It’s also a great gift idea.)
If you know what fear of God is, most of the time rarely heard or don’t shoot the messenger, Surrender is your store. This independent, single-location store is one of Singapore’s hippest shopping destinations. Hard-edged gallery owners, shameless trail worshipers and cool kids funded by trusts come here for trendy creators from Asia, Europe and elsewhere. You will find the tastes of Thom Browne, as well as the Adidas collaborations and the colored lens frames from the house of Martin Margiela. Even if the merchandise is not for you, you will still be impressed by the clean lines and brilliant architecture of the futuristic retail space itself.
Locals with a keen eye for design, a penchant for romantic decor and an appreciation for sculptural clothing visit this flagship lifestyle boutique on East Coast Road. The boutique offers a rigorously organized selection of women’s clothing from avant-garde designers such as Max. Tan, You You, Pearly Wong, and Gin Lee. There are a handful of men’s items, as well as a cool mix of accessories, including Void and Hypergrand watches and Status Anxiety wallets. The house products blend with French and Chinese inspirations.
Millennials frequent this independent fashion and lifestyle store, known for its unique clothing at reasonable prices. You’ll find Freitag messenger bags and Fjallraven backpacks, waxed tall tops from Bata, pastel cloud-print one-piece swimsuits from Lazy Oaf, skatesecks with the Pepsi logo and fanny packs made from IKEA bags blues by Nikita Gruzovik. The designs are young, vibrant in color and irreverent – nothing too serious or expensive, but always avant-garde and funky.