The buzz: The Japanese lifestyle and furnishing brand breaks into the Singapore market with two stores, one of which is its biggest flagship in the world.
The vibe: The Francfranc merchandising team has had a ball dressing up this massive 20,000 sq. ft. space, which boasts gigantic dining chairs, color-themed displays of sundries (think chocolate candles) and whole sections for brands such as J-Period, also making its Singapore debut. If it’s your first time stepping into the store, expect to spend at least an hour here—there’s a lot to take in.
The goods: Francfranc offers eight categories of products ranging from glittery dustbins to Philippe Starck wireless speakers. There’s also a selection of the kitschy home solutions Japan is well-known for—silicon steamers, rose-tipped muddlers and heart-shaped chocolate molds. Our favorites, though, are the Kenwood Kmix toasters ($129 each) in a range of eye-popping colors, as well as J-Period’s dinner and sharing plates ($32-652 each) in various nature-inspired designs.
Why you’ll be back: You can’t always shop at Ikea.
|Address:||Francfranc, #02-41/42 VivoCity, 1 HarbourFront Walk, Singapore, Singapore|
|Area:||VivoCity and HarbourFront|
|Open since:||May, 2012|
|Opening hours:||daily 10am-10pm|
|Nearest train||Telok Blangah|
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