Music Matters to be held at Singapore’s The Ritz Carlton from May 22-26

Top Asian music conference Music Matters, will be back in Singapore for the seventh year at The Ritz Carlton from May 22-26. This time, speakers include industry experts like media producer Bob Ezrin, Lady Gaga’s manager, Troy Carter and Bob Lefsetz, the writer behind the widely read blog, The Lefsetz Letter. Debated topics include the […]


Not only a must for sportswear fans, this accessible line by Yohji Yamamoto is still the most reliable for those looking for on-trend berms, tees and shirts that double up as smart casuals. A must for those who love the Japanese designer’s works but can’t afford the main line.


This is the only high fashion boutique in town designed so you can strut up and down its floors after trying on the clothes. The elongated floor space is great for hedonists, and the clothes are rightfully sought-after, comprising hip labels like Balmain, Antonio Berardi, Isabel Marant and Preen—very nice indeed.

What Women Want

We suggest popping by here if you’re looking for last-minute party shoes or accessories. All the pieces are standouts in their own right, featuring loud prints and bold colors that will make great conversation pieces. Plus, some are one-offs.

The Touch, House of Art & Design

A huge selection of home decor objects to choose from, especially from the George Jensen range. This is also the only store in town which carries the huge man bags by Carry All James which make for superb shopping companions.


Here, simplicity is king. Those big on artisanal Japanese design will love the specialty boutique’s tightly-curated range of minimalist yet quirky everyday products—kitchen wares, furniture, clothing and accessories—from labels like Asahineko, Reiko and Sanaa. Building your dream home? These are our fave furniture shops in Singapore.

Ambush 02

This womenswear-only boutique is the offshoot of Ambush, focusing on conceptual fashion pieces from brands like Chalayan, Tess Giberson, Hexa by Kuho and B Store. Clothes are sparsely but gorgeously displayed in a whitewashed setting so that your attention goes straight to the impeccable detailing of the pieces. A modest range of art books are […]


If you’re looking for something affordable but no less trendy, the many ready-to-wear apparels for ladies stocked here (basics, outerwear, scarves and accessories) by this contemporary Chinese label are a good bet. Last season’s collection is on sale now with markdowns between 10 to 50 percent, while the latest arrivals of tailored jackets and slim […]


Still one of the best high fashion boutiques in Singapore after more than a decade, this menswear-focused multi-label boutique specializes in progressive, high-end streetwear and on-trend collections from cult labels like Head Porter, Hood by Air and Ssur. For womenswear, head to sister store Ambush 02 (#02-21 Mandarin Gallery) just downstairs, which stocks cutting-edge brands […]

Kate Spade

The buzz: This is the biggest standalone boutique by the revered American Kate Spade, well-known for its cheery prints.The vibe: The 500 sq. meter space is kept simple and stark white so that the clothes take center stage, not that these colorful pieces need any help to stand out.The goods: The complete Spring Summer collection […]