From edgy street wear to chic, sophisticated styles inspired by your favourite Korean stars, here’s where to get kitted out in fashionable Korean labels
Thanks to the power of K-pop, anything ‘K’ is now au courant – whether it’s mouth-watering Korean cuisine (barbecue in particular!), makeup and skincare or the fashion-forward styles favoured by our Korean pop idols. For a street style look that’s straight from Seoul, check out our top picks of Korean fashion stores in Singapore.
Stylenanda at i.t.
i.t. Singapore aka the multi-label shopping heaven in orchardgateway made all our K-fashion dreams come true when it brought Stylenanda to our shores. To the uninitiated, Stylenanda is South Korea’s version of Nastygal – think funky crop tops, sportswear-inspired separates, party-ready mini-dresses, and edgy street wear for the fearless fashionista.
i.t., #B1-13, #01-18, #02-24 orchardgateway, p. 6702 7189. Open Mon-Thu and Sun 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-930pm.
Drink Beer Save Water
Robinsons, the grand dame of local department stores, is home to exclusive Korean labels making their foray into the Singapore market.
You’ll find casualwear label Basic House (like its name suggests, it’s great for essential pieces like cotton tees, polos, knitwear, and denim) and crowd favourite H:Connect (best known for its on-trend street style-inspired looks). LIE By LSB, the diffusion line by emerging designer Lie Sang Bong is another hot favourite, thanks to his edgy collection of luxe everyday wear made with a sculptural twist.
Looking for something that’ll take your man from work to weekends? Mind Bridge offers sharp tailoring in uncomplicated yet trendy designs for the dapper gentleman. If you prefer your labels with a little tongue-in-cheek, check out Drink Beer Save Water: the label’s customisable black and white tees are the talk of the town, but are unfortunately only for the lads.
For handcrafted, trendy shoes at wallet-friendly prices, make a pitstop at Spur Shoes. Here, it’s all about comfortable kicks that don’t compromise on style (how rare!): think sophisticated flats with concealed heels, strappy flatforms, kitten heels, and casual sneakers that’ll make you wish you had more than one pair of feet.
Spur Shoes, #04-32 Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, Singapore 238839, p. 6238 8363.