With stunning interiors, art installations and concept stores that will blow your mind, you’ll be doing more than shopping at these fashion stores and boutiques in Singapore
Our cameras (even ones on our smartphones) are always on the ready, hungry for new cool spaces to snap up for the ‘gram. So it’s no surprise that hunting Instagrammable spots in the city — including street art, restaurants, cafes and museums — ranks high in our list of things to do in Singapore. With plenty of cool concept stores around, we can’t help sticking our nose in to see what’s poppin’ — and trust us, these stores, decked in all its interior glory, will have you splashing some cash and snapping away…
Korean cult eyewear brand Gentle Monster goes way beyond your average optical store for prescription spectacles and stylish, designer sunglasses. Besides providing you with eye-popping sunnies to vogue it out in the sun, its Orchard boutique is also loaded with avant-garde, Salvador Dali-esque art installations for your eyes to feast on.
Gentle Monster, #01-13, ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, ION Orchard, Singapore 238801
Dempsey just got a lot more happening for shopaholics with the opening of Dover Street Market Singapore. We check out the new retail hub and all the coolest products you can snap up. Check out our full feature on Dover Street Market: https://goo.gl/VGGM7NAddress: Block 18 Dempsey Road, Singapore 249677#doverstreetmarket #dempsey #shopping #fashion
Posted by Honeycombers on Sunday, 13 August 2017
Dover Street Market Singapore
Inspired by the stalls of London’s Kensington Market in the ’70s and ’80s, this fashion playground is filled with eye-catching installations that play around geometry, colours and patterns. Step into the dedicated spaces of block-coloured NikeLab, get flashbacks of your grandmother’s wallpaper in Gucci’s, and get trippy with Commes Des Garcons’ polka dot patterns. Other spaces we don’t mind getting stuck in includes the spherical bag and vintage-looking hat spaces.
Dover Street Market Singapore, Block 18 Dempsey Road, Singapore 249677
City of Tomorrow
A shopaholic’s dream come true, City of Tomorrow is all about the experience, with seven themed zones curated with different brands and lush decor — it’s even got a dedicated corner decked in flowers for all your Instagram needs. There are plenty of installations up in the space to check out, as well as hip events such as yoga and silent disco happening at its open area. But 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. Psst… if you need a break, head to the Queen’s Room for its magnificent OSIM machine to soothe your aching feet.
City of Tomorrow, #B1-47/47A/47B/47C, One Raffles Link, CityLink Mall, Singapore 039393, p. 6327 9375
After its massive metamorphosis, this is one space you have to check out, especially if you’re up to treat yo’self with coveted Kelly and Birkin bags. The French luxury house conquers four storeys at Liat Towers with a plethora of eye candies, from a rare sculpture of a Hermes firework-maker on horseback up its roof to stunning window displays. Its fourth space — aka Aloft at Hermes — is a dedicated art space for exclusive art exhibitions!
Hermes Singapore, Liat Towers, 541 Orchard Road, Singapore 238881, p. 65 6738 9807
Ling Wu Le Salon
Taking bag shopping to a whole new level, Ling Wu opens doors to its unique brick-and-mortar retail concept, ditching the idea of malls and standard boutiques. Known as Le Salon, the apartment store (yes, it’s literally located in a living apartment!) looks and feels like someone’s living space decked with rugs, comfy sofas, walls decorated with art, shelves of bags, accessories and home decor. The living-inspired showroom also showcases Ling Wu’s collection of exotic-skinned luxe handbags, as well as local designer pieces specially picked by Ling. Here, you can experience personal shopping in peace — heaven!
Ling Wu Le Salon, #02-78, 43 Jalan Merah Saga, Singapore 278115
In Good Company
This multi-concept space already has us swooning over the fact that it’s merged with a cafe. Add some clean, minimalist aesthetics and we’re sold. Enter In Good Company’s outlet at ION Orchard and you’ll find that the pared-back interior, potted plants and Plain Vanilla’s lip-smacking cupcakes are just what you’ll need for a shopping experience unlike any other.
In Good Company, #B1-06 ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801
Adopting a contemporary yet edgy look, Manifesto, the ritzy concept boutique at Capitol Piazza, spares no effort in echoing the creativity of the brand. It’s a hybrid fashion destination, art gallery and alternative event space, after all. How cool would it be to host a fashion show here? Even the cleverly curated collection of womenswear, menswear and lifestyle items are showcased like pieces of art.
Manifesto, #02-19, Capitol Piazza, 13 Stamford Road, Singapore 178905
Beyond the vines
We’ve already thrown the minimalist tag around, but Beyond the Vines is probably the queen of them all. Arguably one of the best boutiques in Mandarin Gallery, it impresses with neutral hues and hints of gold. Oh, and did we mention that there’s a bonsai tree in the middle of the boutique? Interior goals, indeed! Slip into chic with elevated basics and cool classics from one of their collections.
Beyond the Vines, #02-21 Mandarin Gallery, 333 Orchard Road, Singapore 238897
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