The buzz: Not content with their little space within Tangs Orchard, the Hong Kong-based multi-label lifestyle store opens its first full fledged flagship at the National Design Centre.
The vibe: Clean, subdued and practical, like the labels it carries. Colors within the airy 2,300 sq. ft. space are neutral—black covers the exposed ceiling, movable display cabinets have the same chipped wood finish, walls are white and there’s a touch of green to liven up the space.
The goods: The well-edited store carries some 100 niche labels, with a good handful from Singapore. There’s womenswear label Stolen, a specialist in sharp, backless dresses, and Saught, which makes beautiful jewelry using materials from landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXOs). Look out for new and exclusive brands, like cult brand Maison Kitsuné (yes, of the Parisian record label), known for its pop-culture references and sportswear looks, and eco-sneaker and accessory label Veja. Also recently launched is the store’s first in-house brand of classic shirts inspired by Hong Kong’s traditional tailors ($198 upwards).
Why you’ll be back: It’s housed in the nexus for all things design and stocks a dizzying number of desirable goods. Plus an in-store café is set to open soon.