Open Store: River Island

#01-41/42 VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, 6376-8122.
Fans of high-street label River Island need not travel all the way to the UK for their fashion fix anymore. Finally, the first Southeast Asian flagship store has just opened at mammoth shopping mall VivoCity. The mood of the store is free and easy, featuring modern materials such as exposed brick, natural stone, glass and steel, juxtaposed with rows and rows of clothes that are replenished every week. For the ladies this season, look no further than the mini dresses, metallic colours and all round ’80s vibe, while for the men, dandy and smart jackets, shirts and pants are the order of the day. This should give Zara and Gap a run for their money.