We need to confess… we have a slight crush on a mall! Yes an air-conditioned shopping mall, not so far from Orchard Road, Singapore.
The Cathay has been entertaining generations of Singaporeans for over 70 years. But not in the shopping kind of way. The Cathay is better known for its cinema than its shopping. Located at Handy Road, right at the foot of Mount Sophia, it is conveniently accessible from Dhoby Ghaut MRT.
The local shops of The Cathay are particularly nailing menswear. However they are also hitting the mark in women’s fashion, gifts, and home décor. While new shops are popping up on a weekly basis, The Cathay is one to watch (and visit) as it morphs into the perfectly shaped destination for shopping in Singapore. Being just minutes from the iconic Orchard Road shopping strip, you have no excuse not to pop in and see what all our fuss is about.
Masculine minimalist streetwear
Beluga is a multi-label men’s boutique, Their brands include Cote Et Ciel, Dr Denim, Gourmet Shoes, Nikolaj D’etoiles, Swear-London, Kill City, Sixpack France and Grandiosity, and they carry their own brand as well. Specialising in masculine minimalist streetwear this is a great one-stop-shop to deck your man out from head to toe.
Local menswear apparel brand
Chota is a local apparel brand that specialises in designing menswear. Their individual collections have different highlights that include unique textures, collars and stitching that create a style that is subtle yet stylish and smart.
An emporium for local designs
Naiise is a destination for original, well-designed products and daily design inspiration. The brand has featured over 890 emerging and established designers from around the world. Apart from a wide-ranging mix of home accessories, arts and prints, fashion, food, tech items (just to name a few), Naiise’s sixth and largest brick-and-mortar store at The Cathay also has a ‘Gift Wrapping Station’ complete with complementary Naiise wrapping papers, ribbons and markers, and rubber stamps that you can use to personalise your gift wrapping and greeting cards.
Selection of men’s tops and bottoms
What started out as a humble menswear label that focused on unique grahic T-shirts is now situated across 3 major shopping malls in the region. Praise continues to offer the graphic T-shirts – but has also expanded its collection with more menswear essentials like jackets, shirts, pants, shoes and accessories. Select from a diversity of cut and sew shirts, polo T-shirts, cardigans jackets, and bottoms.
One-stop-shop for apparel and fashion accessories
The brainchild of the creators behind menswear label, Benjamin Barker, The Assembly Store is a one-stop-shop that offers a conceptual selection of apparel, accessories and collectibles. The mix of brands include watches from Aark, wallets from Bellroy, bags from Brownbreath, and fashion accessories from Made by Fabrix, just to name a few. After getting your shopping fix, be sure to drop by The Aseembly Ground, for some fresh brews, just beside the store.
Quality, locally manufactured apparel
With a passion for creating great fitting menswear and a goal to supply such apparel to the Asian region, VOL.TA carries a large variety of fashion forward apparel that are manufactured locally. These apparels are not only of great quality, they can also be worn as everyday wear and be part of any man’s wardrobe.
Guide to Shopping in The Cathay
Address: 2 Handy Road Singapore 229233
Phone: +65 6736 7310
Opening Hours: 12pm to 10pm (some retailers may have varied opening hours)
Nearest MRT: Dhoby Ghaut Station