Sapori D’Italia Risotrante

With its emphasis on southern Italian favorites, restauranteur Alessandro Di Prisco’s second restaurant Sapori D’Italia promises its guests authentic Italian fare at pretty reasonable prices. The newly renovated interior above The Dubliner Irish pub has clean white walls, high ceilings and modern paintings making for a pleasant indoor dining atmosphere. Wines and freshly made pastas […]

Open Store: ‘3’ by Trialogue

47 Haji Lane, 6396-5543.With an opaque black sliding door at the entrance, this store looks like a club at first glance. But walk inside, and you will find a choice array of bags, trainers, funky hats, limited edition Puma shoes, T-shirts and much, much more. With dim lighting and low ceilings, this cave of an […]

Open Store: Filthy

20 Haji Lane, 9747-2251.In this sparsely decorated, earth-tone coloured store are T-shirts, vintage jeans, second hand designer one-off pieces and handcrafted jewellery. Treasures include a $600 Levi’s 503 redtab, a Vivienne Westwood vintage bag and quality secondhand clothing from Japan.

Open Store: 2

2 Haji Lane, 6297-7470.Trendy girls will love this one. Besides playful dresses by local label Fantastik Antik, handmade bags and accessories by co-owner Cindi are the mainstays here too, alongside stylish travel guides, Misery Girl bags from New Zealand, Junk Food tees from the US, coffee table books, baby tees and other fun stuff. Prices […]

Open Store: Niche

34 Haji Lane, 9225-4131.One of the latest indie street boutiques to set up shop at Haji Lane, Niche is a cool little enterprise run by six students. Come here for Stussy Custom Made, XLarge, Zoo York and other US and Japanese street designer labels. This is no ordinary business—the students behind this venture are using […]

Open Store: Agnès b. Voyage

Basement, Wisma Atria, Isetan Orchard, 435 Orchard Rd., 6235-2103.The popular Agnès b. opens its latest outlet at Wisma Atria. The Agnès b. Voyage store specializes in the brand’s complete range of Voyage and a strong accessories collection. Look out for the chic messenger bags, sporty backpacks and other trinkets like bracelets and earrings when you’re […]

Open Store: Swirl

#02-05 Stamford House, 39 Stamford Rd., 6338-5020Fans of all things vintage will fall head over heels with Swirl. Just one month old, this delightful boutique carries an assortment of one-off dresses, bags, cushions, lamps, brooches and accessories. Some of our favourites include the quirky bags with offbeat handles from the ’60s and ’70s, and the […]

Director of The Man of My Life, Zabou Breitman

Zabou Breitman—director of The Man of My Life, France’s answer to Brokeback Mountain—speaks to I-S about all-night conversations, whether she prefers acting or directing, and what love feels like.