Discover fresh fashion and homeware from indie brands and unique items at these multi-label boutiques in Singapore.
While we’re usually all too happy to fulfil our shopping needs in Orchard Road’s dizzying array of stores or at the glitzy [email protected] Bay Sands, nothing beats the experience of uncovering multiple one-of-a-kind gems under one roof! Whether you’re looking for local labels, home accessories or unique brands, these multi-label boutiques offer only the finest.
The creme de la creme of Singapore’s craftsmen are found at Design Orchard. The two and a half storey building – located at the heart of Orchard Road – is home to a retail space, incubation centres for design startups and even has a rooftop amphitheatre. You’ll find over 60 home-grown and local designers over here including Singapore’s most beloved brands, lauded designers and talented newcomers. Stay updated on new arrivals via the Facebook page.
Design Orchard, 250 Orchard Rd, the junction of Orchard Road and Cairnhill Road, Singapore 238905
NomadX is bringing us the future of retail by fusing the best of “digital” and “physical” concepts. Think interactive features like touchscreen walls, installations, arcade showroom booths and more. But wait there’s more – the multi-label boutique recently upped its game with IG-worthy spots, The Wonder Laboratory to craft your own scent and a spacious event space called NomadXConnect. Stay up to date with events via the Facebook Page.
NomadX, 68 Orchard Rd, Plaza Singapura #01-67/#03-65 to 69 Singapore 238839
Le Salon by Ling Wu
Enter Singapore’s first “apartmentique” an apartment-style showroom by local bag designer Ling Wu. The retail space at Chip Bee Gardens makes you feel right at home but with the choice of shopping! Apart from the gorgeous luxury handbags, you’ll find under-the-radar brands, niche fragrance home objects, fine jewellery and vintage accessories with new designers popping up every six months. Definitely a far cry from your standard boutique.
Le Salon by Ling Wu, 43 Jalan Merah Saga #02-78 Singapore 278115
Imagine basking in your love for coffee, the beach and quality shopping under one roof? Monument Lifestyle in Duxton brings this to life at the multi-label cafe-in-a-boutique concept. With a bevy of menswear labels, accessories and homeware brands curated by husband and wife team, Dustin Ramos and Iris Sangalang, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Monument Lifestyle, 75 Duxton Road Singapore 089534
Need a wardrobe update? Count on SocietyA for that much-needed retail therapy. With over 40 indie labels from Singapore, Korea, Hong Kong, Jakarta, New York and Indonesia you’ll definitely rank high in the style department.
SocietyA, #03-14A Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Ngee Ann City, 391A Orchard Road Singapore 238873
If unique streetwear is your wardrobe staple, you probably already know about Pasar Peninsular. With cult brands like Aries Arise, P.A.M., Hankjobenhavn, Tourne de Transmission, Good Morning Tapes, Son of the Cheese and Arte Antwerp in the mix, you’ll be in the “best-dressed” books for sure!
Pasar Peninsular, 390 Victoria Street, #01-34, Singapore 188061
The first thing you’ll notice as you enter Manifesto is the massive structure that looks like a fashion runway. Perfect for strutting your outfit, amirite? There’s a variety to select from including international labels like A.P.C., Axel Arigato, Lemaire and Maison Kitsuné.
Manifesto, 333A, #02-17 Orchard Rd, Mandarin Gallery Singapore 238897
The Attaby Collective
It’s mandatory to visit The Attaby Collective when you’re in Joo Chiat. The multi-label shop is a showcase of some of the best indie brands in Singapore – think massive gemstone rings by Elverd Designs, stylish Turkish towels from Tara’s World and climate-appropriate Cote + Badt espadrilles.
The Attaby Collective, 420 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427641; Raffles Hotel Arcade via Seah Street Entrance, 328 North Bridge Rd, Singapore, 188719
We’ve been fans of Actually since forever, so naturally, we’re going to tell you that this cutting-edge multi-label lifestyle store is a definite can’t-miss. The outlet in Orchardgateway is Actually’s biggest one to date and their best one yet with a slew of the coolest clothing and accessories from brands like Fjallraven Kanken, Spitfire, and Dr. Denim Jeansmaker that’ll tempt even the most hardened shopper. We’ll take one of each, please.
Actually, 277 Orchard Road Orchardgateway #03-19 Singapore 238858; 290 Orchard Road Paragon Shopping Mall #04-32 Singapore 238859
Gallery & Co.
Unlike your typical souvenir shop at the exit of a museum, this painfully hip retail-art-F&B space is the brilliant work of & Co., consisting of local industry heavweights Loh Lik Peng of Unlisted Collection, Yah-Leng Yu and Arthur Chin of Foreign Policy Design, and Alwyn Chong of Luxasia. Spanning the entire frontage of the City Hall Wing on the ground floor, it offers drool-worthy, well-designed products including books, design collectibles, and quirky slogan tees, as well as savoury bites, cakes, coffee, and sweets at the cafeteria.
Gallery & Co., #01-05 1 St. Andrew’s Road National Gallery Singapore, Singapore 178957
Nana & Bird
Set up by two fashion-loving best friends, this humble little local shop tucked away in a quiet corner of the hip Tiong Bahru eestate offers charming little trinkets and edgy, up-to-date fashion pieces for the ladies. Look out for fab Singapore label Aijek and Malaysian designer label, Cassey Gan.
Nana & Bird, 1M Yong Siak Street Singapore 168641
We never skip Et-i-kit when on a shopping haul in Orchard. The boutique is the place to browse for pieces from a huge assortment of cult labels and up-and-coming designers, including Shona Joy, Alice McCall and Three Floor.
Et-i-kit, Mandarin Gallery, #03-14, 333A Orchard Road, Singapore 238897
Supplies & Co.
PSA: the new Supplies & Co. store is now officially open in Mandarin Gallery. Its new locale is much like the original, only sleeker, with masculine interiors and an array of fashion-forward menswear brands like Engineered Garments and Meanswhile.
Supplies & Co., Mandarin Gallery, 33A Orchard Road, 03-09/10, 238897
If you want to know what’s trending, head to kapok. The super cool cult lifestyle and design boutique from Hong Kong delivers quality goods from an assortment of hip brands, sourced in Singapore and from around the world. While popular names like Common Projects and Daniel Wellington are found here, you’ll likely leave with a new favourite from an under-the-radar brand. We don’t blame you.
Kapok, National Design Centre, 111 middle road #01-05, Singapore 188969
It’d be impossible to have not heard of Naiise. The lifestyle store is one of Singapore’s biggest design retailers, with over 890+ emerging and established brands from Singapore and beyond in its lineup. With products catering to everyone – ranging from homegrown beauty brands and jewellery designers to quirky home decor – you’re guaranteed to be flexing your plastic big time here.
Naiise, multiple locations including Wisma Atria, Suntec City and Jewel Changi Airport.
City of Tomorrow
The future of shopping is here. City of Tomorrow is all about the experience, with seven themed zones curated with different brands. Over in the Queen’s Room, you’re invited to shop lingerie and evening wear, before kicking off your heels and sinking your feet with the massage machine provided. Tropical Paradise is where all the Instagram action is at, with wooden swings and rattan chairs to accompany the bohemian beach dresses and accessories on display.
City of Tomorrow, #B1-47/47A/47B/47C, One Raffles Link, CityLink Mall, Singapore 039393, p. 6327 9375
We didn’t forget the lads – B Store caters to all types of men, with its array of accessories, clothes and bags in assorted styles. Everything a man needs in his fashion and grooming arsenal is found here, including button-up hoodies, rugged leather backpacks, versatile long sleeved shirts and even spa kits.
B Store, multiple locations including Cathay Cineleisure and The Cathay.
Dover Street Market
This fashion playground is inspired by the stalls of London’s Kensington Market in the ’70s and ’80s. The endless racks of killer brands include cult French design collective Vetements, Japanese label Comme des Garçons, American streetwear house Anti Social Social Club and street style favourite DSM Spaces. Also available here is an athleisure-loving person’s dream come true: NikeLab. The space includes cool collaborations, high-performance footwear and other limited edition kicks.
Dover Street Market Singapore, Block 18 Dempsey Road, Singapore 249677
This European lifestyle store tucked away in Tanglin Mall is chock-full of little treasures for ladies and littles, including jewellery, leather accessories and cult label; Sessun, which spotlights ethnic prints, breezy fabrics, and romantic dresses. If you’re shopping for kids, it’ll tick all the right boxes, thanks to cool kid’s brands like Sunshild.
Small, Tanglin Mall, #03-08, 163 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247933