SINGAPORE RETAIL

Hook & Union

The buzz: The companies behind hip multi-label boutique Threadbare & Squirrel and cool eyewear specialist DH.Sunglass have joined forces to launch this pop-up store, which will operate for six months.

The vibe: All the rough-hewn wood—on the floor, on the cashier counter and on the wall behind it—gives the store a warm, natural ambiance. Stacked wooden pallets in the middle of the space plus small wooden boxes are used to display accessories, while apparels hang on industrial-style racks.

The goods: Many of the labels stocked here, including hat specialists Less and Moupia (from $65) and local designers Youyou and Kae Hana (from $59) are pretty obscure, so you won’t have to worry about wearing the same thing as someone else on the street.

Why you’ll be back: Most multi-label stores have an apparel-to-accessories ratio of 2:1, but this place offers equal parts of both with its range of hip sunglasses stealing the show. Plus, labels are also on a rotating showcase to keep things fresh.

Venue Details
Address: Hook & Union, #02-24/25 Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Rd., Singapore, Singapore
Phone: 6636-7880
Website: www.facebook.com/hookandunion
Area: Orchard
Open since: June, 2013
Opening hours: daily 11am-9:30pm
Nearest trainSomerset
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