An event that has developed into the holy grail of year-end shopping fixtures, Boutiques at the Pit Building is back, and bigger than ever, bringing more than 100 local independent designers and retailers under one roof for two days of buy-all-you-can bliss. (6th and 7th November 2014)
With this year’s theme being “Spoil Those You Love – Spoil Yourself’”, prepare yourself to be tempted in all directions by an amazing curated spread of vendors specializing in everything from bespoke fashion, jewellery, bags and accessories to gifts, home accessories, art and kid’s collections.
To get you prepped for the big day, we bring you first-hand knowledge of all the newcomers to Boutiques you need to know about, so you can hone in on the stores you like and finally, get a move on that unending Christmas shopping list.
Think the little bambinos are just as bothered by the heat as you are? The tots will love frolicking about in their Cheeky Chaz outfits almost as much as you will have fun dressing them up. Desperate for hot weather-appropriate wear in sweltering Singapore, designer and mum, Amy Nicholson came up with a playful and saccharine line of clothes handcrafted with quality fabrics and beautiful trimmings for newborns and kids up to 10 years of age. The word is, Cheeky Chaz will be launching their lovely new collection of airy-fairy frocks and colourful kaftans lined with cute little pompoms at this edition of Boutiques, so keep an eye out for it!
If you’re shopping for a new mum or an upcoming baby shower, you’re in luck. Chubby Chubby, will be making its first appearance at Boutiques, with armloads of fun and fantastical handmade clothing, toys and lifestyle products. Fun prints and lovable characters adorn the range of handmade products such as beansprout husk pillows, baby booties, patchwork blankets and personalized gift sets, with each heartfelt sentiment lovingly etched into every fine detail of workmanship.
Marrying sustainability and design through the creation of unique lifestyle products that carry the essence of Melbourne, Jodhpur, Mumbai and Singapore, Forty Red Bangles is a socially conscious and eco-friendly brand offering organic clothing and accessories, handcrafted jewellery, all-natural candles and handmade toys. Pick up thoughtful gifts with unusual colour – including exotic and oriental scented candles, vibrant and cozy loungewear and exquisite jewellery reworked from vintage saris and one-of-a-kind symbolic charms.
Looking for a gift that says as much about you as it does about the receiver? Look no further than Jooix. Unlike your run-of-the-mill e-stores, Jooix boasts a highly curated and eclectic mix of design-centric and covetable wares. Building a name for hosting a good spread of everyday luxe and independent brands including cult-status labels such as Monofold, Bellroy, Tila March and Scottish Fine Soaps as well as emerging homegrown Singaporean brands like Vrinz and Pleatation, there is surely something to pique your fancy at Jooix.
Enter the world of dreamy sleep with the full range of designer kids bedroom furniture, linen and accessories from Ni-Night. Beautiful child-safe cots, beds, chests of drawers, study desks and bedside tables in pastel whitewashed colours lend a soft, comfortable lull to any bedroom situation. Aside from furniture, Ni-Night has a range of cozy clothing suited to babies and toddlers that includes pyjama sets, night dresses, day dresses and sleepsuits for babies that are made by a vocational training company in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Save some room in your basket for the lovely home decorations and knick-knacks to fill those Christmas stockings with.
The much anticipated furniture and accessories collection from Paper+White will debut at Boutiques Singapore. Paper+White is a full service interior design and event styling studio with an impeccable eclectic yet classic style. At Boutiques Singapore, Paper+White will introduce a new range of carefully curated pieces to the Singapore market. Expect to see neutral contemporary pieces draw from traditional styles, and of course true to form lots of pairs. Read on for more details about Paper+White and to get to know Davina Stanley the Creative Director in our exclusive interview.
Paperbag Princess’s stylish casual wear is our idea of dressing for the everyday. Stock up on comfortable classics from ethical label Buddha Wear, a socially and ethically responsible label that does not hide behind its do-gooder tag. Elk Accessories, Stones That Rock and Tramma Bags are a few other brands on offer that make accessorizing a cakewalk. Shop with an easy conscience, for Paperbag Princess has always been one to front shopping for a cause – whether it be in support of Breast Cancer Research or the Singapore Committee for UN Women.
Fresh from their highly successful Cluny Court pop-up, Things We Love is at it again. Trawling the globe for unique home accessories and fashion, Things We Love are especially adept at curating the perfect selection of goodies that make women go weak in the knees. Some of the labels that have made cameos at Things We Love events include Collette Dinnigan, Arlington and Milne, Canvas Homewares, Lilya and Ruby YaYa. The line up is constantly in flux (that’s part of the attraction) but we can count on the TWL trio to deliver an inspiring range of gorgeous and downright irresistible home accents, tropical wear and accessories. Every time.