Let your new closet spark some joy in you

Phase 2 of Singapore’s gradual reopening plan signifies another chapter for us. After working from home these past few months, some of us are slowly adjusting to life back at the office. Why not take this opportunity to spruce up your wardrobe with new work wear? Explore styles you have never tried before or simply add new pieces to your existing collection. Who knows, your new look might just help you ace that important presentation.


The Shirt Bar

The Shirt Bar’s two founders started out by designing and producing for international brands. Touted as menswear specialists, the pair understands consumers’ needs and looks into the finest details for all their collections.

From formal shirts to casual wear, The Shirt Bar provides something suitable for every man. The work shirts come in prints, monochromes and other designs, meant to appeal to each man’s different personalities. Not only does the brand focus on menswear, The Shirt Bar also houses accessories such as cufflinks and ties under its name. This one stop shop provides everything a man requires from top to toe.

The Shirt Bar’s boutiques are located all across Singapore.


If casual wear is the suit of attire at your workplace, Biro might just be the choice for your wardrobe inspiration. Founded by brothers Chong Keng How and Kage Chong, the duo’s collections focus on simple designs to achieve a minimalist feel. Working with some of the best manufacturers in Japan, Biro values quality and excellent workmanship above all else.

The collections are suitable for those who are looking to achieve a simplistic yet stylish look. Pair the shirt with a formal jacket you have and you’re all set for that important meeting. Possibly the most versatile piece of clothing you can own in your wardrobe.

Biro is located at 333A Orchard Road, Mandarin Gallery, #03-23.

Ladies Wear

Love and Bravery

Founded in 2005, Love and Bravery has been providing affordable apparels to Singaporean ladies for more than a decade. It’s of little wonder why the brand is able to stand the test of time. Constantly coming up with highly anticipated new collections, Love and Bravery produces widely popular collections with its signature feminine-chic style.

Look books are also available as a source of inspiration on ways to mix and match the clothings. Browse the accessories section if you would like to pair your work wear with a suitable bag or jewellery. Taking care of your overall appearance, Love and Bravery is a one stop shop which caters to all your needs.

Love and Bravery has various outlets across Singapore.

The Closet Lover

The Closet Lover started out in 2007 and has come a long way since then. Its brand presence has grown significantly, with retail stores in Singapore, Malaysia and Cambodia.

For those who love incorporating prints as part of their work wear look, check out The Closet Lover’s in-house print collection. The combination of vibrant colours and unique prints brings about a versatility of looks. Definitely something to consider to ward off your Monday blues.

The Closet Lover has various outlets across Singapore.

Men’s Footwear

Ed Et Al

Ed Et Al offers the best of both worlds. Not only does the brand offer ready-to-wear collections, it also provides made-to-order services for you to customise your shoes.

Customers can choose from over 30 models for their very own dress shoes. After completing the selection, the shoes will then take about 8 weeks to be made. These dress shoes are carefully crafted by experienced shoe makers, ensuring that the end product is long standing and of supreme quality.

Ed Et Al is located at the second level of 120A Telok Ayer Street. Appointments are preferred.


A house hold name among Singaporeans, Pedro is the place to go to for their modern footwear. Founded in 2006, the brand has since grown and now has presence in 19 countries.

Feast your eyes on the impeccable designs Pedro offers. Be it sneakers for casual meetings or that pair of loafers to go along with your semi-formal work function, Pedro offers something for all. The timeless designs make the shoes easy to match with any outfit, saving you the trouble from having to think about your next work attire. Take all the time you need to pair your footwear with other accessories Pedro provides. The brand also offers nicely designed workbags and backpacks among its other selections.

Pedro has various outlets across Singapore.

Ladies’ Footwear


Slip off those sky high heels and change into a pair of shoes for those casual Fridays. Lightweight and comfortable, Anothersole uses premium leather that is stitched to their flexi rubber soles to ensure that the shoes aren’t too heavy to walk around in. The brand also provides shoes for kids, so do check them out if you are looking out for suitable shoes for your little ones.

What’s more, you can give back to the society when making a purchase at Anothersole with their Buy1Feed1 programme. This kindness movement sees the brand donating 10% of its profits to help underprivileged children.

Anothersole has various outlets across Singapore.

The Balance Company

A new entrant to the scene, The Balance Company’s shoes offerings are catered for both men and women. If your job involves you being constantly on the go, these shoes might just be the ones you are searching for.

The idea for ergonomic shoes came about when the founder sustained a serious spine injury during Pilates after giving birth not long ago. Unable to find suitable shoes thereafter, the founder then decided to produce footwear which can help correct body postures and also achieve overall wellness for consumers.

Each pair of footwear is fitted with an anti-shock gel cushioning at the heels to protect your feet. For extra comfort, add on the in soles as it contains acupressure massage points to provide your feet a massage. Akin to walking on air, this lightweight footwear provides the much needed care for your feet.

The Balance Company has various outlets across Singapore.