One of our favourite destinations for local shops, local brands on Orchard Road is Orchard Central. As a shopping mall, it presents a ‘unique cluster concept, grouping complementary offerings together to serve as special destinations for shoppers’. Although this layout is a little maze-like – not to worry is it is currently in the midst of its first renovation in 6 years that’ll introduce new escalators and reconfigured walkways in the 11-storey mall – perseverance should pay off, as you are likely to discover some of the best local gems around a little corner.
Housing 20 or so of Singapore’s hottest names, our favourite local shops, local brands with quality and unique women’s fashion, men’s fashion, shoes, bags, and accessories are found on levels 2-5.
PACT is a union of eight different experiences in one multifaceted environment, putting a roof over the common appreciation for honest goods, tasty foods and creative services. The fashion, furniture and homewares selections are brought to you by Fred Lives Here, Killari, Sifr and SPUR Hauswerks – bringing an amalgamation of independent designer and creators together. Other experiences include a restaurant, hair and nail salon and perfumery. Can’t believe what you’re reading? Well, you’ll have to experience it for yourselves at PACT.
Avant-garde bags and fashion accessories
This boutique store has been producing leather items for over 60 years. Founded in Florence, the line of leather bags and fashion accessories are handmade to satisfy even the most discerning customer in every way. Head on down to Perle Italian Fashion Boutique Store is you are all for edgy, avant-garde accessories.
Women’s fashion at its best
In need of a quick wardrobe makeover – without breaking the bank? Visit Rachelshoppe. This multi-label fashion and accessories boutique is brimming with stylish and unique women’s fashion, shoes and accessories – plastic jelly shoes, leather handbags, chic dresses and various lifestyle items. If you’re the fashionista that loves to accompany your basic outfits with “bling”, you will love Rachelshoppe.
Korea meets Singapore
This multi-label boutique brings a little Korean flair into our shores with its mix of gorgeous pieces. Based in Korea, Soozip offers handmade jewellery, fashion accessories, apparel and trinkets by a multitude of Korean and Singapore designers. Though the boutique serves up a commendable number of apparel brands, it is their range of jewellery that caught our attention. The pieces include exotic bracelets adorned with cool charms by Singapore designer, Latch, handcrafted glass pendant necklaces from Korean designer, Sumi Jung and sleek black envelope bags from Korean designer, Stem2J.
Women’s fashion for every mood
What happens when you mix vintage-inspired designs with top trends? You get a street-style-inspired boutique like Tagstyle. What we love about this boutique is that you’ll encounter everything you need for every mood. Flirty dresses for summer and weekday warrior wear? Check. Summer-friendly long sleeve styles that a perfect for tropical climates? Double check. Tagstyle also has an e-commerce site with free shipping islandwide.
Smart casual menswear for gentlemen
A look at T.M Lewin’s history and you’ll be dashing down to the boutique, wondering why you’ve not visited sooner. Established in 1898 in Jermyn Street London (a hub for the world’s finest tailors), the owner of T.M Lewin, Thomas Mayes Lewin is among the industry’s original innovators. A range of menswear staples like shirts, suits, ties, cufflinks and accessories are featured; from the classic Prince of Wales collar for a crisp look, the relaxed, wider spread Windsor collar, to the pointed Duke of York collar. Fit for every style!
Guide to Shopping in Orchard Central
Address: 181 Orchard Road, Singapore 238896
Opening times: 11am – 10pm (Note that some stores vary)
Parking: Yes (Free Valet Parking)
Nearest MRT: Somerset Station