A perennial favorite for its late night film screenings on weekends, Orchard Cineleisure is also a sure-fire bet for some truly affordable funky finds (Bugis+, eat your heart out). Here are 10 stores to check out for some cool sartorial ideas.
Up-and-coming local designer Frederic Sai adds a dash of color to his range of long-sleeved shirts ($125) with a myriad of standout colors like orange and yellow. His latest pre-Fall collection also includes tailored jackets and blazers ($195) for the preppy set, while the consignment tees from China’s I M featuring bold graphic prints ($49) are great for layering.
Arguably the most risk-taking local label in town. Designer Kenny Lim continues to pepper his flagship store with eye-popping creations. For Autumn/Winter, tees with colorful rainbow motifs for the guys while for girls, loose blouses with all-over portrait illustrations. Want something even edgier? Check out the leather studded shoes here. $39/$49 for a T -shirt and $320 for leather shoes and wedges.
The latest collection features easy-to-match colors and styles, leather loafers and zip-ups in earthly browns, tans and green tones for that heritage feel, while patchwork patterns adorn trimmings for that luxe effect ($189 upwards). Also look out for the newly arrived Heritage Harborough collection ($359), which uses Dainite, a British sole manufacturer known for their high quality studded rubber soles.
This staple brand for fashionable men is currently having a sale of its Spring/Summer collection. Highlights include a well-made classic black umbrella with a wooden handle ($119) and sling bags ($109). Elsewhere, desirable Autumn/Winter pieces include the red cape sleeve Harrington and Herringbone three-button jackets that are perfect for the weather ($369 upwards).
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This is the only store in town which stocks the full range of Jack Spade ready-to-wear ($300 upwards) while carrying local labels like Drifters and Sifr. The Pointer men’s shoes ($100 upwards) are also fashion-forward, while for the ladies, the intricate necklaces by local designer Woon Hung made from recycled materials ($69) evoke a rustic vibe befitting the store.
One of our favorite tee labels, they continuously churn out hip prints at very accessible price points ($35 upwards). Their small standalone boutique here has a suitably rock vibe with pictures of rock bands adorning its walls. The current collection of photo-based printed tees with evocative images of city skylines from across the globe is the one to buy.
These guys sure know how to stay on-trend. Their Salford Lads tees are great for both casual and office wear ($49 upwards) while there’s a wide variety of affordable vintage-inspired frames (all at $59) that almost look like the real thing. Elsewhere, the utilitarian range of shorts ($49) and long-sleeved shirts ($69) from in-house brand FÜrrMUSE are great for the weekends. Pair those with rattan loafers ($169) to stay sharp.
This is the first standalone boutique for the casual sports brand in town and the newest store in the building. Goods are spread across two levels (mostly women’s collection and footwear on level one and men’s upstairs). Special edition pieces like the leather backpack with removable pockets and color-blocking effect ($179) are a must while the colorful illustrations by American artist Micah Lidberg that adorn a range of tees and polos ($99 upwards) also stand out.
Still the place to be for a wide range of funky footwear. Although kids come here for Vans, New Balance and Nike sneakers, the more clued-in (like popular sneaker artist SBTG aka Mark Ong) visit the store for their fix on trendy, high-end kicks. Recent highlights include the five-inch tall punk-inspired black-and-white George Cox loafers ($369) and sturdy Red Wing boots ($518) that give Dr. Martens a run for its money.
One of the biggest stores in the building. At 1,700 sq. ft., Alcoholid@y stocks vintage-inspired dresses for the ladies ($42 upwards),while the men can get their various fixes through the Americana rucksack bags by Korean brand Yellow Stone ($68), Frank Wright loafers ($159) and a wide selection of standout Stussy tees ($49 upwards). If you want something a little more exclusive, check out the Danish Design watches ($199 upwards).