Chinatown’s more than just a heritage ‘hood or a buzzy district for restaurants and bars. Here are the best boutiques to shop in Ann Siang, Club Street and Erskine Road...
Singapore’s Chinatown is far more than just a cultural stronghold; stunning heritage temples aside, the sprawling neighbourhood is padded with good eats, buzzy bars, serene spas and even stores galore for heaps of shopping. In this edition of Hood Goods, we pick our 10 favourite places to shop in Chinatown for home decor, bespoke suits, jewellery and even antiques.
Egg3 hits all the right spots when it comes to eclectic style. Straying from conventional home decor goods, Egg3 houses NORRMADE, an exclusive range of Nordic design furniture accessories including minimalist tables and quirky stools. But it’s not all interior decor; Egg3 also stocks local fashion labels like Max.Tan, Ginlee and You You.
Egg3, 33 Erskine Road, #01-10/11/12, Singapore 069333, p. 6536 6977
Woofer and Purrlensky
Step into Woofer and Purrlensky and you’ll see why we can’t get enough of this luxe pet boutique. Known for its signature New York and Italian-sourced handmade leather pet collars and leashes, the pet store also offers lush accessories and handcrafted wooden pet beds such as those modelled after a hammock (pictured above), as well as a diamond-shaped pet bed complete with a denim cushion.
Woofer and Purrlensky, #01-06, The Scarlet Hotel, 33 Erskine Road, Singapore 069333
The Thai-based fashion label, founded by sisters Ploynisa and Ploynaplatt, takes the spot for ladies who are up for a wardrobe refresh that includes versatile feminine pieces great for every occasion, whether it’s a dinner party or a red-carpet event. Browse through racks of plaited dresses in unconventional silhouettes and hues that will have you stealing the spotlight.
Innitbangkoksg, 13 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069693
This multi-label boutique in Club Street’s been our shopping mainstay in Chinatown since it opened four years ago. As a consistent purveyor of independent Asian labels, MYthology stocks brands that are highly sought after by the style-savvy; look out for Jenny Bird’s indie luxe jewellery designs, Apparella’s feminine basics and Akosée’s gorgeous resort wear collection.
MYthology, 88 Club Street, Singapore 069456, p. 6223 5570
Son of a Gan
With a powerful combination of quality craftsmanship and attentive service, Son of a Gan is one to watch. The exquisite tailoring here is undisputed: garments are created with a winning formula of modern silhouettes and old-school techniques. Gents, take your pick from fabrics of prestigious labels like Lanificio F.lli Cerruti, Scabal and Drapers.
Son of a Gan, 33 Erskine Road 01-04, Singapore 069333
Dylan & Son
A humble, two-generation family-owned tailoring house, Dylan & Son crafts some of the finest suits in town. Corporate threads are its main focus here, with bespoke tailoring available from a big selection of English and Italian fabrics. And if you’re clueless on how best to style your suit, these guys will offer colour-coordination and accessorising suggestions at your request.
Dylan & Son, 120B Telok Ayer Street, p. 6221 1852, Singapore 068589
Redefining the bespoke mens tailor service, Ashton Blake provides both off-the-racks collections and also, bespoke services. Here, you should definitely give its bespoke and made-to-measure services a try, with seasonal collections serving as inspiration for both customers and in-store stylists to refer to.
Aston Blake, 89 Club Street, 2nd Floor, Singapore 069457, 6337 3504
We’re always thanking our lucky stars (and the fashion fitness Gods) for our headquarters’ proximity to Lorna Jane’s Ann Siang Hill boutique – it’s where we stock up on all of our chic gymwear. For newbies, the Aussie-owned brand champions functional yet fashionable activewear – think trendy mesh-panelled tights, tie-dye sports bras and peekaboo tanks with moisture wicking for you to keep cool throughout your workouts.
Lorna Jane, 4 Ann Siang Hill, #01-01, Singapore 069786
A step into Aesop’s Club Street locale feels much like being transported into a swanky resort in Bali. Decked out with simple timber shelves and rattan, the store’s design is inspired by the neighbourhood’s architecture and old-world charm. Interiors aside, we recommend taking your time to browse through products here and discussing with the knowledgeable staff on the right skincare products for you.
Aesop, 52 Club Street, Singapore 069429, p. 6220 8789