Lacoste L!ve

The buzz: This is the first stand-alone boutique for the casual sports brand in town, featuring the full Autumn/Winter range for both men and women and special collaboration pieces.
The vibe: Bright (lots of white lights this one), lively and funky. Goods are spread across two levels (mostly women’s collection and footwear on level one and men’s upstairs), with a whitewashed interior and funky splashes of neon colors on its display units. The music playlist of dance-oriented indie-pop numbers also keeps the shopping mood on a high here.
The goods: While their staple of tees and running pants get the job done, it’s the special editions here that caught our eye. The leather backpack with removable pockets and color-blocking effect is an inspired take on the classic accessory ($179), while the colorful illustrations by American artist Micah Lidberg that adorn a range of tees and polos ($99 upwards) also stand out. Elsewhere, we also dig the navy Harrington-inspired jacket ($349) for women that’s perfect for the upcoming rainy season.
Why you’ll be back: The energy level here is palpable with friendly, knowledgeable service staff that makes shopping here all the more pleasurable.