Shopping in Orchard Gateway definitely counts as a rewarding experience in our books. This is mainly attributed to its interesting line-up of local brands and local retailers that will undeniably titillate firm supporters of local fashion.
It’s no surprise that Orchard Gateway has a decent selection of local shops and brands, considering the fact that it acts as a connector between the popular shopping haunts of Orchard Central and 313@Somerset. If you’re looking for local stores opened by local owners who live and breathe local fashion, there are plenty of those just waiting to be discovered behind the mall’s swanky new doors.
What’s more, a hotel has opened on the levels above and there’s even a library opening up. With so many brilliant local stores and local designers to shop, you really don’t need to wait any longer before you give Orchard Gateway a visit.
Edgy multi-label fashion and lifestyle store
More a lifestyle shop than a fashion one, Actually offers everything from apparel, to bags, sunglasses, accessories and even temporary tattoos. The multi-label store offers a very open, almost industrial-like feel that’s edgy, fun, and just plain cool, which pretty much describes the kind of items they have to offer. This super store features brands like Dr. Denim, Lazy Oaf, New Balance and local upcoming brands like YESAH, Mae Pang and 20:twothree.
Custom shirt maker
Known for suiting up Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew, and current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, CYC The Custom Shop is Singapore’s oldest and most established custom shirt maker. With over 70 years in the shirt-making business, CYC is known for the excellent workmanship it provides. Offering custom-made shirts for ladies, shirts and suits for men that are held to supreme standards in cut and fit, CYC effortlessly achieves a perfectly fitting garment for your wardrobe.
Handpicked designer shades
Previously situated at the ever-popular Haji Lane, DH Sunglasses – which stands for Define Happiness Sunglasses – has moved to a larger location at Orchard Gateway but still offering the same quality of handpicked shades. Their range of sunglasses are specially chosen to fit Asian features, and come from a unique set of brands including SM Eyewear, Karen Walker, House of Holland, Subcrew and so on.
Handcrafted statement jewellery
Embrace Jewellery is the answer to discerning individuals who covet handcrafted statement jewellery that is both stylish and distinctive. The multi-label boutique curates an extensive range of necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings from a mix of local and international designer labels. Combining jagged natural mineral stones, chunky chains and mix metals, a piece of Oia Jules jewellery reflects charisma and an adventurous spirit.
Organic soap and beauty products
At first glance, Lush, the quirky, boutique-like store on the ground floor of Orchard Gateway may seem like a patisserie, with rows of cheese-like items put on display and rows of macaroon-like shapes sitting on shelves within the store, but lo and behold, step into the store and you’ll realise you’re not looking at any edibles here; you’re looking at soap. Lush offers an impressively wide range of preservative-free soaps and other beauty products made from fresh, organic fruit and vegetables.
A Head-turning range of shoes, bags and accessories
Muse will delight discerning consumers with their vast range of accessories, bags and shoes. In addition to an impressive collection of shoes and heels, Muse also sources a fine selection of jewellery, watches, wallets and other trinkets from all over the world. From bold designs to more demure styles, Muse stocks well-known international brands, independent labels and their very own in-house brand inspired by the leading brands of the world.
Mens multi-label streetwear store
A new menswear multi-label shop curated by Kenny Lim and Andrew Loh of Depression, SECTS Shop is an exciting new addition to the local retail scene. Discover edgy streetwear by brands such as Sugarpills from the US, Shake Appeal from Bangkok, underwear designer Migo from Hong Kong and androgynous brands Antidepressant and Not Cool Enough from Singapore.
Supporters of talented asian designers and brands
With the vision “From Asia, for all”, this multi-label store is all about supporting leading, talented and up-and-coming Asian designers and labels. They’ve scoured neighbouring countries for the latest in men’s and women’s designs and trends to bring us an eclectic mix of fashion, jewellery and accessories. Make your way to Society A for some serious style inspiration.
Bright colours and prints from international emerging designers
It’s impossible to miss Superspace, what with the bright colours and crazy prints that cover almost every piece of apparel hanging on their racks. For those who really dare to dress, Superspace brings in emerging designers from all over the world, including Alex Mattson from London, Balmung from Tokyo, Heidi Lee from New York, Kye from Seoul, Ling Wu and Mashup Feistheist from Singapore. Superspace is a collaborative effort by locally based Revasseur, Evenodd and Night Vision.
A multi-label fashion and decor store
The brainchild of a few local brands combined, The Emporium is an exciting multi-label store carrying emerging brands from the region and products ranging from fashion apparel to shoes, accessories, home décor items, gifts and more for both men and women. At their new permanent space, you can expect the usual suspects, like Triologie, IndyK, Stones That Rock, on top of many other labels like Desti Saint, Desino, and many more.
Chic and whimsical Korean fashion
A staple at Far East Plaza for a good few years, The Little Flower at the end of the Rainbow occupies a more grown up, upscale store space at the brand new Orchard Gateway. The cutesy cottage style of their flagship store is left behind, and in its place, a stylish boutique that befits the Korean designs the store carries. Get the perfect mix of day-to-day and formal outfits like peplum tops to cocktail dresses at this chic boutique.
Quality accessories from international brands
With a sharp eye for unique, well-crafted, quality apparel and designs, urban de.Fine brings in a specially curated selection of brands from all corners of the globe. These include European brands such as Axel Weinbrecht Design and e+m from Germany, Australian brand Bellroy, US brand Kiel James Patrick, and Asian brands such as Antenna Shop from Korea, Pegacasa and Adole from Taiwan, Labrador from Thailand, and Octa Design from Singapore.
One stop shopping for mens streetwear
Vol.ta‘s new home at Orchard Gateway is its third within the Orchard Road shopping area (check out their other stores at Cathay Cineleisure and The Cathay). The brand prides itself in providing great fitting men’s tees, all manufactured locally. To complement your perfectly fitting tee, Vol.ta also stocks a range of preppy shirts, jackets, cardigans, shorts and pants. Guys, if you’re looking for a wardrobe update, look no further.
Trendy meets classic fashion
Expect the same vintage-meets-modern styles that are feminine and fresh, in geometric prints and silhouettes at Whole9yards. Their designs toe the line between trendy – think long-sleeve cropped tops and high-waist flare skirts – and classic – think flowing floral dresses in shades like powder blue – which come as a breath of fresh air in the local fashion scene.
Last but not the least, we spotted something very interesting on the fourth floor of Orchard Gateway – Premium Barbers is a barber shop, spa and “true bar” all rolled into one. The team offer shaves, haircuts, massages, foot spas and mani-pedis right in the heart of Orchard. Sports buffs can also catch the latest games, and music lovers can enjoy the tunes of a resident DJ every night at their 12-seater bar while enjoying the view of Orchard Road below.
Guide to Shopping in Orchard Gateway
Address: 277 Orchard Road, Singapore 238858
Nearest MRT: Somerset Station