In need of retail therapy? Hit these new arrivals at MBS and Orchard road for eye-popping shades from Gentle Monster, deck in San Fran style with Timbuk2, shop luxe leather from Moynat and more...
Fab news for all you fashionistas and shopaholics: five of the biggest brands in fashion have opened its doors at some of the city’s top shopping destinations, including The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, ION Orchard, and Bugis Junction, for the ultimate brick-and-mortar shopping experience. With the opening of multi-label concept store Dover Street Market Singapore, as well as Balmain’s first flagship store at Marina Bay Sands, there’s no reason not to shop ready-to-wear collections, bags, and accessories by these cult brands and luxury fashion powerhouses.
Shop stylish sunglasses at Gentle Monster’s first Singapore flagship store
Top fashion tip: never leave the house without a pair of cool shades to protect your eyes from the merciless Singapore sun (and to look absolutely fab too). Korean cult eyewear brand, Gentle Monster, is beyond your average optical stores for prescription spectacles and stylish, designer sunglasses. A hot favourite amongst celebrities such as model BFFs, Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner, it offers eye-popping sunnies in various styles and tinted glasses, including an eyewear collection collaboration with actress, the flawless Tilda Swinton. Oh, and did we mention that Gentle Monster’s Instagrammable interior is jam-packed with cool art installations?
Gentle Monster, #01-13, ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, ION Orchard, Singapore 238801. Opening in mid-September.
Amp up your luxury streetwear at MSGM’s pop-up store
A cult fave amongst stylishly adventurous men and women, MSGM offers a bold take on preppy-meets-luxury streetwear: right now, the label is all about big ruffles, heavily patterned satin scarves, outlandish coats, attention-grabbing head pieces, distressed denim and embroidered varsity jackets. MSGM is, after all, for those of us who want to make heads turn with eye-catching, unconventional styles.
MSGM Pop-Up Store, #01-17A, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956, p. 6304 1467.
Treat yourself to a luxe leather designer bag by Moynat
The crème de la crème of Parisian luxury, Moynat finally opens its first Singapore boutique in the heart of Takashimaya Shopping Centre. The Moynat Gallery carries luxe leather goods, bag accessories, and modern trunks inspired by its design archives. In conjunction with its store opening, the French heritage label has launched the Rejane In Crocodile Ceramique, exclusively sold in Singapore. And what better way to make your new designer bag uniquely yours than to have it hand-painted by a professional artist in-store?
Moynat, #01-10, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road, Singapore 238872.
Increase your street couture cred at Hardy Hardy
Does the name ring a bell? In no relation to actor Tom Hardy or The Hardy Boys books, Hardy Hardy is a diffusion line based on American fashion label Ed Hardy. Making a home within ION Orchard, Hardy Hardy offers rad, edgy fashion pieces with its distinctive Mexican sugar skull logo, whilst staying true to the very essence of Ed Hardy, such as the signature tattoo motif and the American rock ‘n’ roll spirit. As part of its grand opening, a limited edition ION Orchard exclusive Swarovski crystal embellished skull T-shirt will be up for grabs.
Hardy Hardy, #B1-23, ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801, p. 6634 0946.
Embark on an adventure with Timbuk2
This San Francisco-based brand is the absolute go-to brand for men (and women) on the go. Besides your usual line of messenger bags, cyclist-specific backpacks, travel bags, and accessories, its latest arrivals offer a variety of bold, loud and proud pieces with next-level functionality, allowing you to express yourself while on a weekend getaway, an extended escape or en route to work.
Timbuk2, #03-12, Bugis Junction, 200 Victoria St, Singapore 188021.
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