Shopping News / February 2017

The Best in Style, Home Decor and Shopping News

FEBRUARY 15, 2017

Handbag and accessory label, Mischa, launches SS17 Vesta Collection

HONG KONG, P.R. China – Inspired by the feeling of home, the SS17 Vesta Collection features an expanded full leather handbag range alongside the brand’s most beloved styles like the ‘Monogram Tote and ‘Monogram Crossbody’. Select from soft sensuous tones ranging from dusty pink to teal green and neutral stone. The Vesta Collection is available online and at select high-end retailers worldwide. Find a stockist in your city here.

FEBRUARY 8, 2017

UBRAN REVIVO opens first international store in Raffles City, Singapore

SINGAPORE, Singapore – China’s leading fashion lifestyle label, Urban Revivo (UR), has opened its first international store in Singapore. A perfect union of high fashion and trend-focused designs, UR presents feminine chic to masculine tailoring, streetwear inspired youth fashion, and stylish and trend- driven accessories for men and women at easy-on-the-pocket prices. The 7,330 sq. ft. store at Raffles City marks its first entry into international markets. Prices range from $24 – $399.
#02-24/25/26 Raffles City, 252 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 179103

JANUARY 13, 2017

In Good Company Introduces First Menswear Collection

SINGAPORE, Singapore – The collection carries IN GOOD COMPANY’S (IGC) signature clean-cut aesthetic, quality and finishes with clean-cut T-shirts and crisp shirts forming the foundations of the collection. Other pieces in the capsule include relaxed cut drawstring trousers, tailored crop trousers, utilitarian pants with ankle straps as well as bomber jackets. Prices range from S$109 – S$279. IGC also introduces the IGC x NOTA sneaker, a collaboration with custom footwear label, None Of the Above (NOTA). These leather sneakers retail at S$239. IN GOOD COMPANY Menswear and IGC x NOTA shoes are available online and at its flagship store at ION Orchard.
#B1-06 Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801

JANUARY 11, 2017

By the Sea Tropical opens 3rd store in Jakarta

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Resortwear label, By the Sea Tropical, welcomes you to their brand new outlet at Plaza Senayan, one of Jakarta’s most popular shopping malls. The spacious 70 sq. metre boutique features their usual range of elegant and chic resortwear pieces and beachwear accessories.
3rd Floor, Plaza Senayan, Jl Asia Afrika No. 8, Jakarta 10270

Singapore Contemporary returns with more Exhibitors and New Features

SINGAPORE, Singapore – The highly anticipated 2nd edition of Singapore Contemporary returns. Featuring a collection of high-quality, collectable artworks from across Asia and the world, the event will also see two new standout features – Photo17 Singapore and Latin American Voices – both of which will tap into the current pulse of the contemporary art market. Singapore Contemporary will be held on January 19-22 at Level 4, Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre. Tickets are now on sale here.
1 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039593

DECEMBER 1, 2016

Shop NexGen Fashion Award 2016 finalists’ creations at LaPrendo

SINGAPORE, Singapore – You probably saw their collections at Singapore Fashion Week. Now, you can also purchase the Harper’s BAZAAR Asia NewGen Fashion Award 2016 finalists’ collections online, thanks to BAZAAR’s collaboration with e-commerce partner, LaPrendo. Designers have a dedicated page with an introduction to their collection, as well as images and a short clip from the runway. You can purchase the pieces here 

NOVEMBER 28, 2016

August Society launches 2016 FW Collection, Due South / Seafoam

SINGAPORE, Singapore – Swimwear company August Society launches its latest 2016 Fall/Winter Collection. Titled Due South / Seaform, the collection comprises of edgy geometric prints and bright turquoise made from top-quality fabric by Italian manufacturer Carvico. Prices range from S$65 to S$198. The collection is available online and is stocked at
Isetan Scotts, Excluniqueee Mandarin Gallery and Marina Square.

Frontline Fashion Documentary Screening

SINGAPORE, Singapore – Redress and Connected Threads Asia presents the screening of Frontline Fashion. This documentary follows 10 emerging sustainable fashion designers from Asia and Europe who are determined to change the future of fashion for the better. The screening will be held on 30 November from 7–9pm. Admission is free (pay as you like).
Spaces, 410 North Bridge Road Singapore 188726

NOVEMBER 1, 2016

Tan Boon Liat throws its first ever Block Party

SINGAPORE, Singapore – Singapore’s unofficial furniture hub, Tan Boon Liat is holding its inaugural Block Party. The two-day design showcase will feature design workshops, seasonal gift ideas, silent auctions, special offers and savings, collection launches and over $5000 worth of prizes to be won. Also enjoy free-flow tipples and canapés from all 20 showrooms. Enjoy an entire weekend of celebration from 26-27 November 2016, 10am – 7pm at
Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road Singapore 169074

OCTOBER 26, 2016

Homegrown fashion designer Sabrina Goh teams up with Disney

SINGAPORE, Singapore – Coveted local designer Sabrina Goh collaborates with Disney to present a limited edition collection featuring the iconic character, Minnie Mouse. Titled Minnie Rocks The Dots, the 9-piece collection gives a modern twist to Minnie’s iconic polka dots. Prices range from $149.90 to $249.90 and will be available at SABRINAGOH flagship store at Capitol Piazza and online.
#02-14, Capitol Piazza, 13 Stamford Road Singapore 178905

OCTOBER 18, 2016

K.BLU debuts home collection in collaboration with Commune

SINGAPORE, Singapore – In conjunction with its fifth year anniversary, Singapore luxury designer swimwear brand, K.BLU has released a home collection. Collaborating with Singaporean furniture design company, Commune, the collection features a line of tableware and living products with K.BLU’s signature prints. Select from a range of placemats, coasters, napkins, poufs and cushion covers. The K.BLU X Commune home collection is available at all local Commune stores, K.BLU boutique and online.

OCTOBER 12, 2016

Over 60 events at the second edition of Bellissima Italia

HONG KONG, P.R. China – Bellissima Italia, which translates to ‘Very Beautiful Italy’, is a festival dedicated to the promotion of Italian culture, lifestyle, fashion and design. It aims to introduce the beauty of Italian culture to audiences in Hong Kong and Macau. Held over the span of two months, the festival will comprise of 60 events including concerts, exhibitions, food and wine tasting, fashion events. The fashion events will incorporate movie screenings, Italian language courses, a Christmas market and an encounter with real Italian designs.
Held from September through December at various locations

OCTOBER 6, 2016

Singapore Rendezvous 2016

SINGAPORE, Singapore – SINGAPORE RENDEZVOUS 2016 is the inaugural luxury lifestyle event with a variety of showcases across both land and water. The event will see specially curated activities featuring luxury travel organisers and specialists in areas of art, watches and fashion. Get a chance to attend exclusive conferences, performances and parties as well as exciting dining options.
Held from 21-23 October 2016 at Raffles Marina 10 Tuas West Dr, Singapore 638404

SEPTEMBER 26, 2016

TANGS and Taff present庄 Zhuang – Home of Singapore Designers Popup

SINGAPORE, Singapore – Taff (Textile and Fashion Federation Singapore) collaborates with local retailer TANGS to bring you 庄 Zhuang – Home of Singapore Designers. This popup will offer a regular mix of local fashion brands, art and technology to create a unique shopping experience until April 2017. You’ll find pieces from covetable labels like Frontrow by Klarra, Mash up Revasseur, Ying The Label, CN Collectiv and Desti Saint, just to name and it is supported by Singapore Tourism Board and Epson Singapore.
Level 4, TANGS Orchard, 310 Orchard Road Singapore 238864 

SEPTEMBER 6, 2016

9th Asia Contemporary Art Show

HONG KONG, P.R China – Asia Contemporary Art Show returns for its ninth edition. The art show will feature more than 2500 artwork including original paintings, limited edition pieces, sculpture and photography by local emerging to mid-career artists from 15 countries. The Asia Contemporary Art Show will be held from
16 – 18 September at Conrad Hong Kong, 88 Queensway Admiralty, Pacific Place


SEPTEMBER 6, 2016

Talking Textiles is now available at FairPrice Antique

SINGAPORE, Singapore – Talking Textiles, the interior design establishment that produces artworks and textile products using silk-screen printing techniques is now available at FairPrice Antique. Pick from a selection of Talking Textiles canvas artworks featuring shophouses and scenes of Singapore at the furniture shop. Prices start from $800. You can also find Talking Textiles merchandise at Raffles Hotel and TANGS Orchard. FairPrice Antique is located at
#01-10 Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road, Singapore 169074


SEPTEMBER 2, 2016

Megafash presents Pop Market

SINGAPORE, Singapore – Pop Market by Megafash is a local artisanal market featuring over 60 indie brands across the region, ranging from apparel, homewares, accessories and lifestyle products. Pop Market will be held over two weekends on 2-4 September and 9-11 September 2016, from 11am-9pm.
Suntec North Atrium (between Tower 1 and 2) 3 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038983


SEPTEMBER 1, 2016

Firefly’s sale of the year offers reductions up to 50% off

SINGAPORE, Singapore – The go-to label for gorgeous summer dresses is offering 50% off all items when you buy 2 or more pieces. This includes all women’s and girls clothing, Seafolly swimwear, and Firefly bags and shoes. Previously discounted items receive 30% off when you purchase 2 or more pieces. Offer is valid for a limited time only and available at all 3 outlets in Tanglin Mall, 112 Katong and Cluny Court.
Visit Firefly’s Facebook page for more updates.


AUGUST 29, 2016

Bibliotek Design Store launches the latest Singapore design online store

SINGAPORE, Singapore – Latest online web store, Bibliotek Design Store, sells a range of thoughtfully curated and well-designed items from regional and international brands, including home décor accessories, tableware, textiles, lighting and lifestyle objects. Bibliotek (which means library in Danish and Swedish), aspires to be a space for high quality home accessories, furnishings and furniture from around the world.
Find out more about Bibliotek on Travelshopa.

Peter Kor launches new workwear line – W Collection

SINGAPORE, Singapore – Designed for professional successful women, the W collection features bold patterns and timeless cuts that bestow wearers with an undeniable edge in style. Each handcrafted creation features high-quality tailoring with a clever curation of sensible fabrics like washable, stretchable, silk, cotton and comfortable linen. Selected exclusive styles will be available at leading department stores including Isetan and Robinsons. PETER KOR Atelier is located at
#02-03 222 Queens Street, Singapore 188550

Robinsons The Heeren presents d.d collective Fall/Winter 2016 pop-up

SINGAPORE, Singapore – Contemporary womenswear and Kuala Lumpur-based brand, d.d collective will debut its Fall/Winter 2016 collection at Robinsons The Heeren. The collection sees the inventive mash-ups of fabrics like lace, satin, organza, cotton and more. Bold dresses headline the collection as well as the season’s statement-making separates like asymmetric wrap skirts, sash-tie tops and relaxed-fit trousers. d.d collective is showcased from 1 September to end October 2016 at Robinsons The Heeren Level 3 Women’s Department.
260 Orchard Road, Singapore 238855

AUGUST 10, 2016

Little Joe Woman by Gail Elliott & Savvy Sourcing Singapore invite you to a trunkshow

SINGAPORE, Singapore – Savvy Sourcing are thrilled to present a live fashion styling show by international label owner Gail Eliott. Witness a stunning range by Little Joe Woman, with some pieces available for purchase. Other exciting activities include styling tips from international celebrity fashion stylist Annabel Kerman, a chat with Savvy Crew about interiors and a live fashion show. The trunkshow will be held at Originals showroom,
#02-03 Sime Darby Centre, 896 Dunearn Road Singapore 589472. Friday, 12 August 2016, 9.30am – 1pm.

AUGUST 3, 2016

RIMOWA X ONG SHUNMUGAM: WOMEN ON A MISSION

SINGAPORE, Singapore – RIMOWA announces its inaugural fashion collaboration in Singapore with local contemporary womenswear label, Ong Shunmugam. Entitled “Women on A Mission”, the exclusive capsule collection celebrates Asian women travellers. The collection consists of six unique Ong Shunmugam designs on RIMOWA Classic Flight cabin cases and six complementary travel-friendly outfits. The six-piece collection is more exclusive than ever for RIMOWA enthusiasts around the world with a limited three cabin cases produced per design. Available from October 2016 onwards at selected RIMOWA stores. The complementary womenswear will be available at Atelier Ong Shunmugam, from October 2016 onwards.
#B1-36 16 Raffles Quay Hong Leong Building, Singapore 048581

JULY 22, 2016

In Good Company redefines dress codes with Capsule 9

SINGAPORE, Singapore – In Good Company’s latest collection offers a new generation of workwear that breaks down formal dress codes; redefining and refining casual wear to interchange easily as workwear – taking you from the office to off-duty hours in a jiffy. Highlights include block colour and bi-fabric midi dresses and jumpsuits, and new compositions of hand-assembled necklaces created out of pop-colour wire mesh, recycled metal tubes and coils. IN GOOD COMPANY Capsule 9 is available from 22 July 2016, delivered in staggered drops through September 2016.
#B1-06 Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801

JULY 12, 2016

Arete Culture launches new furniture arm and express design services

SINGAPORE, Singapore – Leading interior stylist, Arete Culture, announces the addition of its new furniture arm, comprising both ready-made and made-to-order pieces. The Bespoke Boutique Collection complete all customised pieces within just three weeks from the date of confirmation. If they fail to deliver, a similar piece will be sent to you free-of-charge. You can customise ready-made products by selecting from various finishing and materials. Readymade pieces of The Bespoke Boutique Collection are available at
#06-01, Tan Boon Liat Building, Singapore 169074

 

JULY 8, 2016

An Uplifted Day (an online lifestyle and wellness boutique for women) launches in Singapore

SINGAPORE, Singapore – Specialising in curated essentials to help women have a better day, this multi-category and multi-label store offers a range of well-designed and useful everyday products for ladies. Brands include all-natural skincare brand S.W Basics, stationary brand Appointed, Ayurvedic fragrance brand Yoke Apothecary and minimalist jewellery label Upper Metal Class. The full collection is now available online with free shipping within Singapore.
www.anupliftedday.com

 

JULY 7, 2016

Scotts Square adds buzz with a wave of new dining and shopping options

SINGAPORE, Singapore – Starting this month, Singapore’s premier boutique luxury mall, Scotts Square welcomes an exciting mix of retail offerings including K+ Curatorial Space, a new multi-concept shop where art meets the retail community. This retail space boasts over 4000 square feet with participating brands like BooksActually, GoodStuph, Kinetic, Pomelo, Supermama and Tofu Design. Joining a stellar line-up of brands are Anglomania by Vivienne Westwood, the brand’s first standalone store in Singapore, multi-label concept store, Closet, and women’s apparel store, Trixilini.
Scotts Square, 6 Scotts Road, Singapore 228209

 

JUNE 29, 2016

Singapore’s largest design-centric “Pasar Malam”, Singapasar is back

SINGAPORE, Singapore – The wildly popular and successful Singapasar is back for its second year. Touted as the largest design-centric “Pasar Malam” (Night Market), celebrate all things Singapore under one roof. The event will see 35 product and food vendors including locally designed products, artisanal goods and handmade crafts and objects from brands like Kapok, Keepers, Onemaker Group and Tanuki Raw. Located at The National Design Centre (NDC)
29th June, 4pm-9pm and 30th – 31st July, 11am-8pm

JUNE 20, 2016

Singapore’s first French Boutique Club pop-up, L’instant Chic

SINGAPORE, Singapore – Paris-based Boutique club, Fly on the Nose, will be hosting a 2-day pop-up event called “L’instant Chic in Singapore” at Hotel Sofitel So Singapore. The pop-up will include a personalised styling session by fashion stylists direct from Paris, paired with carefully curated labels hailing from France – including Solène Martin, by 164 and Dessine-moi un soulier. 22 – 23 June 2016
flyonmynose.com

JUNE 17, 2016

Ong Shunmugam opens first flagship store

SINGAPORE, Singapore – Fashion label Ong Shunmugam will move out of its nest in Hong Leong Building and open its first flagship store in the Chip Bee Gardens neighbourhood come July 2016. The new store will see 1,300 sq ft. of retail space and Monocle Singapore Bureau and design consultancy, HJgher as neighbours.

Weekly auctions at Singapore’s coolest auction house

SINGAPORE, Singapore – An auction house re-imagined for the digital age, HotLotz is a marketplace for people to buy and sell contemporary, vintage and antique home furnishings and décor. The auction house holds ‘Interiors & Antiques’ auctions every Saturday at 10am, monthly social night auctions, under its ‘LateLotz sub-brand and online-only themed auctions which focus on art, jewellery and collectibles.
#01-15, 120 Lower Delta Road, Cendex Centre, Singapore 169208

Furniture Design Award 2017 – Call for entries

SINGAPORE, Singapore – The Furniture Design Award (FDA) is an annual furniture design competition organised by the Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC). The Award aims to uncover budding design talents and be a reputable showcase for the unique creations of the world’s best creative minds. FDA is now calling for entries from now till 15 August 2016, 12pm SGT. The grand award includes SGD$20, 000 and 12sqm exhibition booth in the International Furniture Fair Singapore (IFFS) 2018 / 35th ASEAN Furniture Show (AFS).

JUNE 16, 2016

The TANGS Man Cave Launch

SINGAPORE, Singapore – Join TANGS in the official launch of their latest pop up, TANGS Man Cave. Located at House of TANG at level 4, the pop up will feature audio equipment by AV Intelligence, a curated vinyl selection by The Barbershop Music and furniture by Lava East and Teak & Mahogany. Enjoy a haircut from local guest barbers or have a table tennis showdown with your pals. Arcade games and wine tasting are also available.
17 June, 6.30-9.30pm & 18 June, 2-7pm

JUNE 3, 2016

Naiise Opens sixth and largest store at The Cathay

SINGAPORE, Singapore –  Multi-label emporium Naiise has opened its largest flagship store yet at The Cathay. Boasting a space of 8,500 sq ft., the bricks and mortar store will feature furniture and home decor, knick-knacks and accessories from over 300 local artisans. An area of the store will be dedicated to various pop-ups, exhibitions and workshops.
#B1-08, The Cathay, 2 Handy Road, Singapore 229233

Global Babe launches "Two Million Trees" campaign

SINGAPORE, Singapore –  As part of Global Babe’s two million trees initiative, a small tree will be planted every time you buy a Global Babe hat or jumpsuit. 2000 trees will go into the ground this June. Shop online at www.globalbabe.com

JUNE 1, 2016

Talking Textiles acquires new retail space at TANGS Orchard, House of Tang

SINGAPORE, Singapore –  Textile purveyors, Talking Textiles will now be available at House of Tang. Located on the fourth floor at the House of Tang section, the collection includes a wide range of textile products including canvas artworks from fabric pieces and stitch-work, as well as home furnishings like silk cushions, cotton tea towels and table runners. Level 4, Tangs at Tang Plaza, 310 Orchard Road Singapore 238864

Hotel Art Fair 2016

BANGKOK, Thailand – Explore amazing art pieces by more than 20 leading galleries and independent artists nationwide at this art fair. Back by popular demand, Hotel Art Fair 2016 by Farmgroup presents an interesting concept of showcasing the art works of top-notch galleries inside hotel rooms. Celebrity guest curators, Sutima Sucharitakul and Jitsing Somboon will also be showcasing their private art collections. Located at Ad Lib Bangkok Hotel, Sukhumvit Soi 1.
25th – 26th June 2016, 11am-11pm

Depression

SINGAPORE, Singapore – To commemorate it’s 10th anniversary, indie streetwear label Depression will be presenting a series of yearlong promotions, activities and merchandise. The new anniversary collection will be presented at a by-invitation-only showcase at the end of the year. For now, get a first preview in the form of a specially designed “Shimianmaifu” wristband – exclusively available at the SECTS Shop at Orchard Gateway from 1st June. Visit their space for more limited editional anniversary merchandise and monthly in-store promotions throughout the year. #04-14 Orchard Gateway, 277 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238858

MAY 27, 2016

One Day pop-up by The Well Dress Society x Poppy & Maria Jewellery

SINGAPORE, Singapore – Shop till you drop and get the best of Australian fashion with labels like Camilla and Marc, Sass & Bide, Bec and bridge, Fella Swim and Poppyand Maria Jewellery in store. The one-day pop-up also exciting offers including 10% off on all The Well Dress Society pieces. Located at #01-25, 73 Eng Watt Street. 28 May 2016, 11am-4pm.

Vai Brasil Pop-Up at edit lifestyle

SINGAPORE, Singapore – Edit Lifestyle invites you to experience a taste of the Brazilian way of life as well as Rio 2016 Olympics with “Vai Brasil”. This pop-up will showcase leading fashion and resort designers like Adriana Barra and Lenny Niemeyer, celebrity handbag designer Glorinha Paranaguá, furniture creators Ovo, and more. Experience the essence, vitality and spirit of the Carioca and Paulista lifestyles at Tudor Court,137/139 Tanglin Road. 4 June to 31 August 2016.

MAY 24, 2016

kapok turns 10!

SINGAPORE, Singapore – In celebration of their 10th anniversary, the kapok team is inviting you to their birthday party at kapokland at the National Design Centre. Join the team for a full day of free ice cream, exciting giveaways, and enjoyment and fun – with live music bands, TakeTwo and DEON, and a DJ guest set by Arnault Castel, the founder of kapok himself. To mark their milestone, Kapok has also collaborated with local brands like Ginlee, Rivieras, Mismo, Commune de Paris, Native Union, Carrie K., and more. 11 June 2016, 1pm-8pm

MAY 23, 2016

APS x Dream presents The Market Hop

SINGAPORE, Singapore – For the first time ever, lifestyle protagonists, APS, DREAM and The Peak, together with Selections: Gourmet & Travel are joining forces for a weekend of belt bursting treats, fab finds and a designer furniture sale. The Market Hop involves over 50 creative merchants at two locations with a combined space of more than 80,000 sq. ft. Expect a full throttle of gastronomical specialities, cool designer furniture at the newly launched Garage by Dream collection, a chance to test-drive the MINI Countryman or the new MINI Clubman and a live appliances feature. It’s going to be an eventful weekend market indeed! Market 1 is located at APS Lifestyle Gallery and Market 2, the DREAM Showroom.
4th and 5th June 2016, 11am-7pm

A Celebration of Colour Exhibition and Sale

HONG KONG, P.R. China – Iconic photographer Belinda Bath has teamed up with jewellery designer Catherine Preston to bring you “A Celebration of Colour”. This exhibition and sale will host a collection of Belinda’s new Hong Kong prints in gorgeous pastel hues as well as bold new pieces from her recent travels to Marrakech and India. Catherine will be showcasing a new limited edition bespoke collection featuring Australian opals set in 18K rose gold – all of which have a unique play on colour.
Hatton Studios, 13/F Cheong Sun Tower, 118 Wing Lok Street
Friday 3rd June 2016 at 10.00am – 4.00pm
Saturday 4th June at 10.00am – 4.00pm

 

Find your Eco Style

SINGAPORE, Singapore – One Raffles Place (ORP) Shopping Mall launches the first ever Great Green Sale to encourage people to shop with a spirit of environmental awareness. Adopting “Find your Eco-style” as its theme for the event, ORP will introduce exciting eco-friendly workshops and exhibitions designed to inspire shoppers to shop green. Exciting exhibitions include fashion-inspired creations by local eco-sculptor Bartholomew Ting as well as activities like Terrarium Potting, cardboard sculpting and wardrobe recycling workshops. 23 May to 3 July 2016

MAY 19, 2016

Muslim Fashion Festival Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia – The Muslim Fashion Festival (MUFFEST) is an annual event aimed to strengthen Indonesia’s fashion industry. Over 5 days, MUFFEST 2016 will feature a range of conventional to urban styles from over 400 brands as well 25 fashion shows featuring designers from Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Japan, Turkey and USA. Held at Plaza Selatan and Tenggara Senayan, Jakarta. 25-29 May 2016

Hausie Designer Showcase & Private Sale

HONG KONG, China – Held at the prime ESPACE gallery in Hong Kong, this exclusive showcase would debut the works of over 20 designers from all parts of the world including GRIN by Anne Gedeon. This inaugural event will mark the first of a series of Hausie Private Sales and is set to take place around the world. You will also get the opportunity to mingle with participating artists and designers 21 May 2016, 1-3pm (Press and VIPs), 3-7pm (Public)

MAY 18, 2016

Fashion Designer Candice Held opens new flagship Boutique

PALM DESERT, United States – Los Angeles-based designer Candice Held opens a new flagship boutique on El Paseo. The boutique showcases Candice’s classic signature silk scarf dresses and tunics printed with her original textile designs. Also available are homewares like pillows printed with fabric designs from her “Palm Springs” and “Chinoiserie” home décor collections. Candice Held also owns a boutique at Palm Springs.
73-080 El Paseo, Suite 2 Palm Desert, CA 92260

Multi-label sneaker store, The Social Foot opens in Orchard Central

SINGAPORE, Singapore – Singapore’s sneaker loving community is in for a treat. The Social Foot is a new multi-label sneaker cum lifestyle concept store where discerning individuals can gain access to the world’s most sought-after sneaker brands. A-list if brands include Adidas, Pro-Keds, Puma, New Balance and Reebok, just to name a few. What sets itself apart from the rest is its interior fixtures. The fixtures are modular in design, allowing the store to be transformed into an intimate event space or pop-up installation in a heartbeat.
#01-19/20 Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road, Singapore 238896

Scene Shang opens first store at Beach Road

SINGAPORE, Singapore – Homegrown furniture and homeware brand Scene Shang opens its inaugural flagship store in the heritage district of Kampong Glam. The store showcases the full portfolio of the brand’s signature designs – from its latest collection JIA JU to the award winning SHANG system. Spanning 1000 sq. ft., the lifestyle store cum showroom is an intimate, elegant space that reflects the contemporary iteration of Chinese culture marrying modern design. Look out for the courtyard with an indoor tree planted beneath a glass skylight.
263 Beach Road, Singapore 199543

MAY 17, 2016

Multi-label retail showcase, KEEPERS opens first permanent shop at NDC

SINGAPORE, Singapore – The multi-faceted retail showcase opens its doors on 27 May 2016 at the National Design Centre. With a more intimate space, the team plans to spotlight independent designers, artists and artisans around a theme that changes every 2 months. Meet the creative minds behind brands like A Dose of Something Good, Batu Lesung Spice Co., Carrie K., Demochoco, FrankSkincare, Hinika and Onlewo at the first Keepers showcase. #02-03 National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road Singapore 188969 KEEPERS’ Nest Warming is held on 27 May, 10am-12pm and 28 May, 2pm-7pm

Clare Haxby’s Singapore studio closing sale

SINGAPORE, Singapore – Contemporary fine artist and print maker, Clare Haxby is relocating her Singapore studio to Surrey Hills (located just outside London). As a result, all Singapore stock of framed and unframed prints will include an additional 10% off. Prints include “Arts & Crafts of Little India”, “Singapore Flyer”, “Meet Me at the Ginger Garden” and “Sunbird”. The sale is on a first come first served basis. 1A Tanglin Rise, Tanglin Hill Condo, Singapore 248019

MAY 10, 2016

Megafash opens its largest outlet yet in Suntec City

SINGAPORE, Singapore – The multi-label mega store, Megafash welcomes a brand new outlet at Suntec city. Touted as their biggest store ever, the 4000 sq. ft space is brimming with hundreds of cool lifestyle and fashion brands for him, her and the home – from all around the globe. There’s definitely something for everyone. #01-450-488 Suntec City Tower 2, 9 Temasek Boulevard Nicoll Hwy, Singapore 038989

Malaysian-born Rupert Sanderson's stylish footwear debuts in Singapore

SINGAPORE, Singapore – Malaysian-born Rupert Sanderson debuts in Singapore. Designed in London, the ultra sexy, glamorous and whimsical shoe designs have captured the hearts of many females, including celebrities like Kate Middleton and Sandra Bullock. The brand recently debuted in Singapore for its SS16 collection. New styles from its FW16 collection – including 60’s inspired toe and sturdy asymmetric block heel will be available in Singapore from August 2016. Stocks at Julie Nicole Boutique @ Capitol Piazza and Takashimaya Shoe Salon

MAY 9, 2016

Granny’s Day Out bids farewell to Peninsular after 11 years

SINGAPORE, Singapore – The well-loved pit stop for shoppers, stylists and bloggers, Granny’s Day Out closed its doors on April 7, 2016, after 11 years at Peninsular Plaza. GDO was renowned for its wide collection of women’s vintage apparel from the 1920s to 1980s – all sourced from around the globe. Their facebook page leaves us hanging as to what they’ll be working on in the future. Be the first to know about it on Travelshopa. Stay tuned!

MAY 6, 2016

LASALLE X TANGS Popup Store

SINGAPORE, Singapore -Taking its cue from current fashion trends of “see now, buy now”, six selected collections by the graduating students of LASALLE College of the Art 2016’s BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Textiles Programme will be retailed at the second edition of the LASALLE X TANGS Pop Up Store Level 2 collaboration and on TANGS.com. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this collection will go to the loveLASALLE Education Fund. 5 to 26 May 2016, TANGS,  310 Orchard Road, Singapore 238864

MAY 5, 2016

Ethnicraft Online Singapore opens new showroom at Tan Boon Liat

SINGAPORE, Singapore – Singapore’s first online furniture store, Ethnic Online further expands its operations with a 1,600 sq ft. showroom at Tan Boon Liat Building. The showroom will offer customers a more intimate shopping experience, through a curated collection of their most popular products, at a convenient location. Items on display include popular extendable dining table designs and bedroom sets. #02-01 Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road Singapore 169074

MAY 3, 2016

Carrie K. relocates atelier to NDC

SINGAPORE, Singapore – Renowned jewellery designer, Carrie K. has relocated her atelier to the National Design Centre. With a bigger space, this new nest at the annex building by Queen Street now spans a wider range of exquisite yet playful jewellery including statement necklaces, bold cuffs and beautiful gems. #02-03, National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road Singapore 188969

Youk Shim Won opens new outlet at Ocean Terminal

HONG KONG, China – Popular Korean artist Youk Shim Won brings her vibrant K-Pop inspired fashion and accessories to Hong Kong. Raved for her signature doe-eyed girl illustrations her fun collection ranges from lifestyle to fashion items. Shop 300, Level 3, LCX, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Gaysorn Shopping Centre welcomes new Poem outlet

BANGKOK, Thailand – Elegance comes to Bangkok’s fashion haven at Gaysorn Shopping Centre with the opening of fashion label Poem. The store interior retains its signature elegance-meets-luxury theme with lavish chandeliers, sleek marble top cashier front and muted tones. 2/F, Gaysorn Shopping Centre, 999 Ploenchit Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330

Mimento | Shopping News / May 2016 | Travelshopa

Mimento opens at Capitol Piazza

SINGAPORE, Singapore – The latest brand to be added to the slew of local brands at Capitol Piazza is Mimento; an all-new multi-label fashion accessories and jewellery boutique that carries exclusive international brands. Launching with an impressive range from the likes of GAS Bijoux, Les Néréides, Buckley London, Jimmy Crystal New York, Estella Bartlett, Bronzallure, and Lodis we are sure many more desirable emerging brands will follow. B2-17, Capitol Piazza, 13 Stamford Road, Singapore 178905

Indonesian’s leading fashion & food event is back

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Get your fashion fix at Indonesian’s leading fashion event, Jakarta Fashion Festival. This festival is also in conjunction with the Jakarta Food Festival. Held over a month, JFFF will spoil visitors with a wide choice of ready-to-wear fashion and accessories. as well as a wine and cheese expo. April 22 – May 22 2016

Annie Leibovitz presents Women: New Portraits

SINGAPORE, Singapore – Renowned photographer, Annie Leibovitz is back in Singapore with a brand new exhibition. As part of a 10-city global tour, WOMEN: New Portraits is a 15- year project showcasing the changes in the roles of women today. See this enduringly popular series at the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station Main Hall. 29 Apr – 22 May 2016

San Francisco Decorators Showcase

SAN FRANCISCO, United States – Touted as the West Coast’s premiere design showhouse event, the San Francisco Decorator Showcase features the work of the region’s top interior and landscape designers. All the funds raised through the Decorator Showcase go directly to support the San Francisco University High School (UHS) Financial Aid Program. April 30 – May 30

Paltrow's Goop pops up in downtown SF

SAN FRANCISCO, United States – Experience Goop in real life with its latest pop-up at San Francisco. Located at 140 Maiden Lane in an iconic Frank Lloyd Wright space near Union Square, treat yourselves to a fully-shoppable, physical expression of the brand, touching on everything from home to fashion and health to wellness. 5 – 22 May 2016

Seoul Open Art Fair reins in contemporary art

SEOUL, South Korea – The second largest contemporary art fair in Korea is back again with its 11th edition. The Seoul Open Art Fair (SOAF) has set the benchmark in voicing various social stories through the contemporary art market. This year’s edition will see over 100 artists showcasing their beautiful pieces. Located at the Korea World Trade Center COEX, in Samseong-dong. 11 – 14 May 2016

In Situ bids farewell to River Valley

SINGAPORE, Singapore – Favourite high-end furniture homewares and artwork store In Situ closed its doors on April 30, 2016. The furniture store ended with a closing sale unlike any other with reductions up to 80% off.

Chillax Market ceases operations

SINGAPORE, Singapore – On April 25, 2016 a Facebook post stating ‘Thank You for Supporting Us’ confirmed rumours that Singapore’s first permanent lifestyle market had abruptly ceased operations a few days before. The sprawling 6,900 sq. ft. emporium housed apparel, accessories, children’s goods, as well as furniture and home accessories of more than 60 local brands.

HomesToLife unveils new SS16 Collection for Mother’s Day

SINGAPORE, Singapore – The latest home lifestyle destination in town celebrates Mother’s Day with a collection of inspiring and stylish home accessories for your living space. Select from a mix of vibrant and eye-catching designs and patterns that also add a tropical vibe to your abode.

New collection by Grin by Anne Gedeon

SINGAPORE, Singapore – Inspired by Korean artist Timothy Hyunsoo, and an East Asian type of technique called ‘ink wash’ painting, “Conversations with Colour” is a collection that consists of hand-painted chokers that are made of high-quality French water colour paper – created by Anne.

Iconic equestrian-style homewares from Proof living

SINGAPORE, Singapore – Proof Living puts together a collection of iconic equestrian-style pieces from Ralph Lauren Home. Add a touch of quintessential, timeless equestrian designer pieces like this Horse Harness Hurricane to your living space.

New Collection by Stylodeco

SINGAPORE, Singapore – Exquisite wall hangings composed of brass circles and fine weight yarn and designed and handmade by Los Angeles brand Attalie Dexter.

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