It started many years ago with a weekly ritual. While Gibran lived in New York, he would travel to Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn most Sunday nights to have a pizza and calzone with Mark. Fast forward to Singapore, and the time and moment is right to bring a new kind of good time to the little red dot.
Moving towards Asia expansion, Jakarta-based café chain Maxx Coffee has launched its first international outpost at NUS Library. The popular lifestyle coffee chain has more than 80 outlets in 23 cities across Indonesia.
The Maxx Coffee story began with a deep passion to provide Indonesians with the best coffee and lifestyle experiences. In March 2015, their founders opened the first Maxx Coffee store in Cikarang, East Jakarta with aspirations of becoming Indonesia’s number one local coffee chain, serving wide range of specialty coffees made with freshly ground Arabica beans sourced from coffee regions in Indonesia and around the world.
They will also be opening up very soon at 5 other locations in Singapore.
Samantha Thavasa is one of Japan's leading fashion brands and has been endorsed by celebrities like Sophia Richie, Lottie Moss, Miranda Kerr and more. Known for its girlishly chic handbags and accessories, Samantha Thavasa embodies femininity at its best - womanly confidence with a youthful dash of fun and spontaneity.
The JANUS et Cie Singapore flagship showroom is located on Beach Road at the intersection of Beach Road and Seah Street, stands adjacent to the iconic Raffles Hotel and directly across from the South Beach development in the Bras Basah Bugis arts and heritage district.
Floor-to-ceiling windows stretch around the entirety of the showroom’s corner location, illuminating new collections and iconic favorites, captivating window shoppers and passersby. A pair of signature gold leaf topiary trees greets visitors at the entrance, and within, natural light fills the interior, providing a fresh, airy showcase of the JANUS et Cie identity, including a vast array of award-winning indoor and outdoor furnishings and accessories amongst the hallmark topiary hedges, dynamic chair walls and vibrant textile displays.
The Shiseido flagship boutique is now open! Head down to ION Orchard and experience a new era of Shiseido. There’s no better time to harmonize your inner and outer beauty and feel truly alive for year 2020.
Discover more about Shiseido products and enjoy their complimentary services – Know-Your-Skin analysis, statement lip makeover, and eyebrow grooming provided by their friendly beauty specialists.
A speciality yakiniku fast food restaurant from Japan with 29 branches in Asia; Yakiniku Like is set to launch its first-ever outlet at Paya Lebar Quarter in Singapore. Hailing from Japan, the restaurant is brought in by Dining Innovation Group which has 260 restaurants worldwide. A quick service concept that serves orders within three minutes, the restaurant sees snaking queues outside its outlets every day. Here, yakiniku aficionados can savour top-quality meats, from wagyu beef to karubi (beef short plate) and harami (beef skirt steak), prime karubi (boneless short rib) to misuji (top blade). Pork belly, pork jowl and chicken thigh are available here as well.
The highly indulgent wagyu steak set, with a marbling score of seven to eight (equivalent to Wagyu Grade A4 and above), is priced at just S$29.80.
Yakiniku Like is the first restaurant in Singapore to offer individual electric smokeless grills for customers. There are also shared grills available for two diners to use. The grills are imported from Taiwan, and specially customised for the Singapore outlet.
Shang Xia, the celebrated luxury brand backed by Hermès, has arrived in Singapore. Visit Shang Xia at Takashimaya to experience contemporary Chinese design, made with exquisite craftsmanship.
The Shang Xia brand, established jointly by the world famous designer Jiang Qiong Er and France's Hermès Group, celebrates a contemporary fine living lifestyle.
“As above, as below”, the name of Shang Xia is simple but profound. It represents the oriental philosophy pursued by China in its long history, which links tradition and the present, Oriental and West, human and nature — a symmetrical, balanced beauty between seemingly diametric poles.
Shang Xia believes that both time and emotion can be embodied in objects. It has created an artistic ensemble of furniture, homeware, apparel, leather goods, jewelry, accessories, and tea set that is centered on home and represents a perfect melding of tradition with modernity.
Shang Xia expects to bridge the gap between the tangible and the intangible, tradition and present. The brand will continue to use its distinctive combination of contemporary design with exquisite hand craftsmanship, Chinese culture, and the highest quality standards to champion the dazzling grace of everyday modern life.
TPG is the new force in the Singapore telecommunications market. They’re new to Singapore, but they’re not new to providing customers with mobile services that are reliable, fast and cost effective. Go visit them at Orchard Central to find out more about the TPG service trial plan, to collect your TPG SIM cards or to check out the latest mobile phones.
Italian ceramic tile maker, Florim has opened their flagship store on Mohamed Sultan Road and the store will also be their new institutional point of reference for the Far East market.
The new showroom, joining the ones in Milan, New York and Moscow, is a modern, elegant location designed on two levels. Its open-space interior is conceived to display the best-sellers of the Group's brands (Floor Gres, Rex, Casa dolce casa – Casamood, Cerim, CEDIT – Ceramiche d’Italia and FLORIM stone) through installations enhancing the large slabs' potential and technical performances.
The Singapore investment is part of a clearly defined strategy of establishing ties with the main architecture firms, promoting the use of large slabs and above all raising awareness of Florim's "beauty" and "style" worldwide. This flagship store will be followed by other openings in 2020, also in the hearts of the world's design districts.
An innate passion for beauty and great determination have led Florim to challenge clichés, succeeding in transforming what everyone calls tile into an element of design. A history of almost 60 years, rooted in the ceramic district of Sassuolo (MO), combines with an international trendsetting present thanks to the leadership of Claudio Lucchese and a high-range product recognized in markets all over the world.
For them, “Made in Florim” is a guarantee of quality, innovation, Italian know-how and particular attention to corporate social responsibility.
Fukuoka ultimate ramen chain, Kanada-Ya, with snaking queues in both London and Japan is set to officially launch in Singapore in mid-December, with its first outlet at Paya Lebar Quarter Mall. The outpost in Singapore marks Kanada-Ya’s 13th outlet worldwide. Specialising in the classic Tonkotsu ramen, the award-winning, rich and flavourful pork bone broth is first boiled for 18-hours, making it rich and creamy before mixing in a secret sauce to add flavour and umami to the broth. It is handmade by Mr. Kanada, the founder himself, and imported directly from the original restaurant in Japan.
Kanada-Ya will be offering its mouth-watering ramen and popular side dishes at the Singapore outlet. Tuck into perfect al dante wheat noodles, specially made using a specific type of flour, enriched with an exact protein content and alkaline salts for a firm yet springy texture that is the ideal pairing with Kanada-Ya’s rich broth.
Tantalise your taste buds with the heady scent of the aromatic Truffle Ramen from black truffle oil and truffle jelly made with black truffle paste for a slurping good time, only available in limited quantities daily. No visit to Kanada-Ya is complete without sampling the famous Chashu Tonkotsu Ramen in all its original goodness with tender pork collar chashu, wood ear fungus mushroom, seaweed and spring onions. The delectable Kotteri Tonkotsu Ramen is elevated with thick and juicy slices of pork belly chashu that complements the deep and flavourful pork bone extract perfectly.
Come out and play at Bobbi Brown's new flagship store at ION Orchard.
Bobbi Brown Cosmetics is a global prestige beauty brand that empowers women to embrace and enhance their individual beauty. Founded in 1991 by makeup-artist-turned-entrepreneur Bobbi Brown, the brand offers universally flattering products created with uncompromising quality and an intuitive sense of what every woman wants: to look and feel like herself, only prettier and more confident.
Beauty begins with you. When the brand was founded, this was their vision—and they champion it today. They make products that enhance, not hide, your true beauty, from undertone-correct foundation shades to a true-beauty-enhancing range of eye, cheek and lip makeup - plus skincare that delivers a natural, fresh complexion.
One of Hong Kong’s most popular and exciting dining destinations, Social Place at Forum The Shopping Mall is best known for their contemporary Chinese cuisine, beautifully-plated creations and retro-chic decor.
Established in Hong Kong in 2014, this exciting dining destination offers a thoughtfully-curated menu of dim sum and main courses which promises a refreshing gastronomic experience!
Social Place’s first outlet in South East Asia is a joint venture among three Food & Beverage businesses from Hong Kong, Singapore and Indonesia – Tang Palace (China) Holdings Ltd, Palm Beach Seafood Restaurant Pte Ltd, and Gaia Culinary Concepts respectively.
Management of Social Place, and representative of Palm Beach Seafood Restaurant Pte Ltd, Miss Christie Han shares, “We are thrilled to bring Social Place to Singapore! We take great pride in offering customers food that not only tastes divine, but also looks stunning. Our team of Chefs has developed a repertoire of beautiful dishes, and everything from flavour, to texture and presentation have been thought through carefully. We look forward to serving wonderful meals, and memorable dining experiences here at Social Place.”
Social Place presents a contemporary interior, with hints of old Hong Kong. The setting is characterised by marble-topped tables, elegant gold and blue-grey features, as well as vintage patterned flooring – elements that perfectly embody the restaurant’s marriage of tradition and modernity. The Singapore outlet is also the first to boast a glossy feature wall made out of mahjong tiles.
Imparting a fun and relaxing vibe is also a ping pong table; a regular feature of Social Place restaurants in Hong Kong and Taiwan, at which guests can choose to dine. Larger groups may opt for banquet seating, or semi-private booths for a comfortable dining experience.
Style Theory is a popular online subscription-based fashion rental service and their very first flagship store is now open for business at 313@Somerset!
For many of their subscribers and non-subscribers alike, the opening of their flagship store creates the perfect opportunity to see and try their collection in person, and rent them on the spot.
Wardrobe full of clothes, yet nothing to wear? Welcome to a new way of life.
With Style Theory, you have the freedom to wear unlimited designer styles without the commitment of owning them. Discover new favourites and surprise yourself. It's as easy as Rent, Wear, Swap.
1. Rent 3 styles at a time.
2. They’ll arrive dry-cleaned, pressed and ready to wear!
3. Ready for the next 3 styles? Schedule a pick-up.
The 313@Somerset space will serve as a collection and return point, reducing processing time between each box as subscribers can enjoy new outfits and bags right away, or choose their next selection on the app immediately upon return. Find out more from their official website here or visit their concept store today.
Coffee-lovers, now you can have the Bacha Coffee experience in Singapore! Bacha Coffee is celebrating its 110th Anniversary with openings in Marrakech and Singapore.
Bacha Coffee is now open at ION Orchard and it is their very first international luxury coffee room and boutique outside of Marrakech.
The story of Bacha Coffee begins in 1910 in Marrakech at the splendid Dar el Bacha palace. Today, Bacha Coffee features a cosy coffee room offering all-day dining and an exceptional boutique with a meticulously sourced selection of over two hundred single origin 100% Arabica coffee beans from 33 of the most consistent and well reputed producing countries around the world, as well as fine flavoured and fine blended coffees. The Bacha coffee room serves traditional sweet and savoury cuisine in addition to a signature collection of croissants with a tantalizing array of fillings served all day long.
Another online e-tailer who has jumped on the brick + mortar physical store wagon; Topazette at Orchard Gateway offers modern feminine fashion pieces to add to your wardrobe.
Topazette was founded in 2009 by Josefyn and revamped in 2013 to provide a more professional online shopping experience. They strongly believe that looking good does not have to come with a heavy price tag so it is the perfect place for shopaholics looking to fill their wardrobes with fashion forward apparels for both work and play!
As the first Reebok Vector Store Concept in Singapore, Reebok's newly-opened flagship store at Orchard Central houses the brand’s full offering of sport and lifestyle products. Notably, shoppers can now find Reebok Classics apparel featuring the iconic vector logo.
Reebok is a pioneer in the sporting goods industry with a rich and storied fitness heritage. Reebok connects with the fitness consumer wherever they are and however they choose to stay fit – whether it’s functional training, running, combat training, walking, dance, yoga or aerobics. Committed to accompanying people on their journey to fulfil their potential, Reebok develops products, technologies and programming which enable movement.
Fried chicken lovers, have you heard? Hailing from the land of vibrant street food culture, Taiwan’s famous fried chicken brand Monga is opening its first-ever outlet at JEM in Singapore this September.
The Taiwanese fried chicken chain got its name from the Wanhua district of Taiwan, which is traditionally known as “Monga”. The vibrant neighbourhood is Taipei’s oldest district and also home to the bustling Snake Alley night market. Combined with the fact that the fried chicken fillet is the best-known snack of Taiwan, Monga was established to promote the culture of Taiwan's delicacy. The brand is created by Nono, a well-known Taiwanese artiste and comedian known for his charm and quick wit. Together with Mingdao Liu, king of Taiwanese Fried Chicken, they created Monga Fried Chicken.
Established in Taiwan, the brand boasts over 45 outlets in its home country and has even ventured to Canada, the U.S.A, the U.K., Philippines and Malaysia.
Prepared exactly the way they do over Taiwan, Monga’s distinction is defined by its trusted recipe and its extra-thick chicken fillets. Every piece is precisely sliced into a thick slice with a minimum of 2cm. This ensures that the chicken fillet remains firm and satisfyingly juicy even after being deep-fried. To distinguish itself further, Monga uses honey instead of granulated sugar to marinate the chicken meat. The amylase in honey helps to tenderise the meat and elevates the taste of the chicken fillet.
Monga prides itself for its ‘Golden Ratio’ of flour to meat born out of a lot of thought, months of hard work and repeated modifications. Each fillet is coated with the optimum amount of flour before being double-fried to give it its characteristic crust-like crunch with no greasiness.
Every piece is made fresh and served piping hot! Expect three different flavours of fried chicken fillet in Singapore, The King, which is dusted with original salt and pepper seasoning; Hot Chick, which is dusted with chilli paprika powder hand-made from Anaheim peppers; and The Taiker, which is dusted with Japanese sauce and seaweed powder imported from Okinawa. To complete the set with a drink and/or fries, choose from different combo upgrades available.
Get ready for Philippines top trending mango soft-serve Maxi Mango's arrival in Singapore. Originating from Davao, Philippines, Maxi Mango has taken The Philippines by storm, with over 43 outlets popping up all over Philippines in the short span of 10 months. Showing no signs of slowing down, Maxi Mango is taking the mango craze to Singapore with their very first flagship outlet here at Capitol Piazza.
Maxi Mango started as a pop-up kiosk at food fairs in 2017. A brave endeavor by 33-year-old Miki and Ivan Velasquez, the couple took a leap of faith by investing all their savings into the business before it became the massive success it is today.
Hailing from the country well-known for producing some of the sweetest mangoes in the world, Maxi Mango’s soft serve desserts are strictly made with real, fresh mangoes shipped directly from the Philippines. The juicy sweet mangoes are a perfect complement for Maxi Mango’s soft serve – the star component of the famous dessert. Having more than six years of experience in soft-serve desserts, the couple experimented tirelessly with different ingredients and flavours until they got the perfect mix.
Get ready to indulge in Maxi Mango’s signature version of the Filipino refrigerator cake, featuring succulent mangoes from the Philippines, velvety soft serve, and crushed graham crackers.
The Maxi Mango franchise is brought to Singapore by local lawyer-investor Jean Foo, who will work closely with the owners to expand Maxi Mango within Singapore, and subsequently around the Asia Pacific region. Maxi Mango officially opens on 2 August 2019 at Capitol Piazza.
Get ready to experience the world’s first Dyson Demo Store – Beauty Lab at Funan. As a world-first, the concept store will be dedicated to the Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer and the Dyson Airwrap™ styler.”
Dyson technology works differently, it is engineered to solve real problems. The best way to understand it is to experience it. This is why they created Dyson Demo - a place that brings to life the science and engineering at the heart of their machines.
Book an appointment here with a Dyson Demo stylist to get hands on with the Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer or Dyson Airwrap™ styler. Their experts are there to answer questions and show you how to get the most from their technology.
One of Japan's most popular and hottest-selling backpack brands, Anello offers a wide range of fashionable yet functional bags. The brand’s name is inspired by the Italian word for “ring” or “loop” - a reflection of the bags’ simple yet well-balanced designs.
Anello's first brick-and-mortar boutique in Singapore is now open at Jewel Changi Airport.
Vist this store to preview limited editions from Japan and the latest upcoming Autumn/Winter boutique collections.
Introducing Pazzion Café, shoe brand Pazzion’s first multi-concept all-day lifestyle destination in Singapore. Located at Jewel Changi Airport, the 45-seater café at Basement 1 is an oasis within the frenetic airport mall.
A natural extension of the brand that brings together shoe lovers from all walks of life, cultures and countries to a much-needed cosy spot to rest their feet while enjoying the brand’s specially-curated menu of delectable eats as well as a good cup of coffee.
“Everything in moderation, except coffee and shoes” is the beaming neon blue sign that warmly greets every customer as they enter the café. And now they can have the best of both worlds with the Pazzion boutique a stone’s throw away.
The café is tastefully designed in monochromatic tones of black and white, peppered with grey and gold to complement the sleek aesthetics of the brand’s retail boutique. Giving off a modern yet understated elegant vibe with a hint of nostalgia exuding from the vintage soft furnishings placed within the space and creating an invitation to all.
The café serves artisanal brewed coffee from a house blend of 50-50 Brazilian and Colombian beans. Inspired by the unique and sophisticated essence of Pazzion, the coffee beans used at Pazzion Café are carefully roasted to the optimal internal temperature to bring out the smooth, nutty and creamy chocolatey taste of the coffee, leaving one invigorated and craving for more. The sweet aroma of coffee permeates around the café instantly to relax and free the mind. A delectable and comforting sip, be it a hot or cold option, it is best enjoyed with the variety of decorative French pastries.
The curated menu offers a range of all-day dining options, serving a range of different drinks and dishes that accommodate all meal needs. With signature dishes such as French Toast, Cold Truffle Pasta, or the Quinoa Bowl, there is surely something to delight everyone.
For starters, mains to desserts, Pazzion Café offers delectable options that fit into any taste buds and food preferences. Each ingredient is carefully selected for the specially curated menu without compromising on quality, taste and presentation.
Organic skincare from GRATiAE bestow ladies with Beauty, Health and Grace since the Roman ages. Housing the largest indoor organic Ferris wheel with greens, GRATiAE’s flagship store at VivoCity offers the complete experiential organic skincare retail experience as they offer solutions from skin renewal, anti-aging all the way to organic magnetic facial masks and more for optimal youth maintenance and intense hydration.
Enjoy a complimentary hand treatment from them as a much-welcomed break from extensive shopping as you immerse yourself in their green and organic shop ambiance. Their knowledgeable skincare consultants will not disappoint. See you there!
The new Trehaus at City Hall is a Silicon Valley-inspired preschool and childcare that is changing early education, focuses on building character and future skills, and lets parents be present for their children’s learning journey.
Serving the needs of working parents, Funan’s North Office Block will house Trehaus School , a childcare centre and preschool that can accommodate over 100 children aged two months to six years; as well as Trehaus Club, a family club that offers member families with access to an indoor playground café, themed play dates and enrichment programmes.
"It takes a village to raise a child".
Spanning an impressive space of 12,000 sq ft, Trehaus at City Hall is the modern village where the future family works, learns and plays together.
Find out more about this multi-concept new venue here.
Thailand-based omni-channel fashion brand Pomelo has opened its first standalone store outside Thailand at 313@Somerset.
The 6,000 sq ft store offers innovative tech-enabled features including a virtual system for customers to pick up their orders and book fitting rooms.
Launched in 2013, Pomelo is a modern fashion brand born in Asia with a global mindset: on-trend, online, on-the-go. With an undisputable sense of style at an unparalleled price, Pomelo aims to offer women everywhere their best look to become their best selves.
Lifestyle company Zouk Group have announced that they will be launching US Burger Joint, Five Guys in Singapore.
The Five Guys franchise outlet is slated to open in the last quarter of this year in a "central" area.
In 1986, Five Guys opened its first location in Arlington, Virginia as a family-run restaurant named after five brothers.
Five Guys founder Jerry Murrell's mother always told him, "If you can give a good haircut or if you can serve a good drink at a bar or if you can serve a good hamburger, you can always make money in America."
Famed Japanese Ramen chain, Afuri has over 15 outlets and also opened outposts in as far as Portland, Oregon & Lisbon in Portugal. They will be opening their very first outlet here this month at the newly-revamped Funan, bringing their signature yuzu-scented ramen to food-lovers in Singapore.
Named after a mountain - Mt. AFURI, on the east edge of the Tanzawa mountains in Kanagawa prefecture in Japan; legend has it Afuri is the father of Mt. Fuji.
Find out more about Afuri and the menu listed in their international website here.
Wu Pao Chun Bakery is an artisanal boulangerie founded in 2010, Taiwan, famous for its award-winning bread collection ‘Lychee Rose Royale’ and 'Red Wine Longan' bread. Created by Master Wu Pao Chun who won the prestigious title of ‘Master Baker’ in 2010 Coupe Du Monde la Boulangerie for his mastery and creativity, the bakery has been a must-go destination for both tourists and locals in Taiwan, vying to taste and experience the crafts of a world champion. From a farm boy with humble beginnings, Master Wu’s story has been an inspiration, with many hailing him as the ‘Pride of Taiwan’.
Wu Pao Chun Bakery's first flagship store in South East Asia is now open at the heritage-rich Capitol Piazza. Be invited to a livery view of chefs’ in kitchen along with an exemplary curation of the brand’s best-selling and exclusive local bread collection, including the award-winning champion breads and pineapple cakes right here in our little red dot.
UFIT Health and Fitness has announced the takeover of a new site at 21 Club Street, in central Singapore, where they will launch the first-ever UFIT Hub. This move aims to unite UFIT’s core offerings of Personal Training, Group Exercise, Physiotherapy and Nutrition under one roof, and is 1 of the 3 planned Hubs for the business.
The first UFIT Health and Fitness Hub will open at 21 Club Street in December 2019 and will become the CBD Flagship. A one-stop destination for Health and Fitness, the Hub will offer a high-quality, holistic service for a personalised fitness experience.
Dean Ahmad, UFIT co-Founder and COO added, “This Hub will showcase the very best of everything UFIT has to offer. The integration of all our services under one roof allows our clients access to world class professionals, working in collaboration to help them achieve incredible results – no matter what their starting point is on their health and fitness journey."
2 further Hubs will be created at UFIT's existing sites at Orchard, linking up UFIT Orchard and UFIT Clinic Orchard, and in the west with UFIT one-north and UFIT Clinic one-north.
The CBD site sits within the traditional shophouses in Singapore, and its bold location is a statement to the Singapore fitness industry of UFIT’s ambitious plans for this next phase. Alongside the existing Personal and Group Training, Physiotherapy and Nutrition that UFIT offers, the UFIT Hubs will also provide clients with access to Sports Medicine through an on-site sports doctor, an indoor open-floor studio, access to their very best trainers wherever you are in the world via its new Online Coaching platform, as well as carefully-curated retail and food and beverage services to enhance the overall omnichannel customer experience. This will all be underpinned by fully-integrated tech solutions essentially granting consumers with access to trusted professionals, from need-realisation and diagnosis through to holistic treatment.
Earlier this year, UFIT launched its new brand proposition “Igniting Greatness”. “This was the first part of our 5-year plan,” says UFIT CEO Will Skinner, “We simply want to get the very best out of everyone we work with, whether it be a member of the team or a member of our community, it’s all about creating the very best environment for people to achieve the goals they have always had their sights on.”
The next phase is bringing this to life in our Hubs and creating a place where we can focus on our 3 pillars of Goals, Community and People in one incredible and inspiring destination.”
Skinner continues, “The next 12 months are critical for us. UFIT has had an exciting journey getting to this point in 2019, by harnessing a strong and loyal community. For this next stage our Goal is to build on this amazing Community and deliver an authentic brand that truly matches the quality of our People."
Malaysian bakery chain Lavender has expanded to Singapore. Bringing their most popular bakes to their newly-opened Singapore outlet at Jewel Changi Airport, fans from Singapore no longer need to cross the border for their delicious creations.
Lavender is an artisanal bakery and patisserie. Using Japanese and French pastry making techniques, the bakery creates premium quality desserts and baked goods that not only nourish the body, but also delight the senses.
Working closely with local farmers and various purveyors, the bakery ensures that only safe and quality ingredients are used in their products.
Naiise launched first Iconic store at Jewel Changi Airport - a new retail concept celebrating Experiences, Creativity & Community.
Spanning almost 9,500 sq ft, Naiise Iconic offers a more differentiated, experiential and iconic shopping experience. You can expect to browse a curated selection of more than 200 of Naiise's best brands and designers, have your gifts personalised and gift-wrapped on the spot at The Gift Bar, and dine from an "open-source" communal Pantry - featuring a variety of homegrown brands!
Be part of the Next Big Idea at The Launchpad, where you are invited to validate students and designers' new ideas, prototype and product. Looking for inspirations? Join our monthly workshops, talks and events!
Be part of the Next Big Idea at The Launchpad, where you are invited to validate students and designers' new ideas, prototype and product. Looking for inspirations? Join their monthly workshops, talks and events!
A swanky new store at Marina Bay Sands awaits Fashionistas.
Switzerland-based fashion house Philipp Plein has set up their very 1st Singapore boutique.
German designer Philipp Plein founded his namesake luxury fashion brand in 2008. Based in Switzerland, the collection comprises men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and accessories. It is distinguished by an unconventional and non-conformist style combined with impeccable craftsmanship.
Philipp Plein collections are fun, provocative and always luxurious, with an attention to craftsmanship that is rarely matched within the industry. The Philipp Plein brand and lifestyle are a tribute to the passionate individualist who transforms their innermost desires into reality, who makes a daily promise to live their dreams.
Kind Kones is an all-natural vegan ice cream parlour at Forum The Shopping Mall. Their ice creams are vegan and free from dairy, refined sugar, soy, gluten, and other artificial additives. The shop also serves a selection of desserts that are healthier alternatives to conventional versions usually loaded with sugar and unhealthy fats.
Kind Kones strives to provide a better way to indulge in sweet treats guided by a philosophy of being kind to your body, the environment and to others.
Set to be an iconic Singapore landmark, Jewel is designed by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie and features a distinctive dome-shaped facade made of glass and steel. It will offer both international visitors and locals world-class play attractions, shopping and dining experiences, accommodation and aviation facilities all in a single location.
The new Burger & Lobster eatery will be located at Canopy Park, Jewel’s topmost floor, where diners will be treated to spectacular views of the verdant landscaping, and the majestic 40- metre high Rain Vortex, set to be the world’s tallest indoor waterfall.
The London-born dining hotspot will feature a core menu that includes its famed prime burger, fresh Atlantic lobster and original lobster roll alongside a delicious drinks programme catering to travellers, trend-seekers and local residents. New dishes using locally sourced ingredients and inspired by local flavours will also be introduced to the menu on a seasonal basis.
Burger & Lobster has appointed award-wining interior design consultancy Rockett to oversee the design and build of the 81-cover luxury eatery at Jewel. The newest Burger & Lobster restaurant will have a luxurious, contemporary design that infuses the unique mix of lush nature with urban energy, to create a dining experience that promises to enthral and delightdiners. The restaurant’s unique design will feature rich reds, bold marble and beautiful handmade crackle-glazed tiles alongside eye-catching fresh lobster tanks, which can be viewed from every seat in the restaurant.
With further eateries planned to launch across the globe, including the United States and Asia, the expansion follows a ‘better than expected’ year-end period of trading globally.
Jewel is on track to open in the first half of 2019.
Discover Cartier's luxurious three-storey flagship boutique at ION Orchard which is also their largest in South East Asia housing the ultra-exclusive Le Salon Cartier, dedicated to provide unparalleled client experience.
The epitome of contemporary luxury, the newly remodelled flagship boutique at ION Orchard debuts a new retail concept for Cartier in South East Asia.
In collaboration with famed Parisian architect, Bruno Moinard, the modernized boutique marries French art de vivre with the beauty, richness and diversity of cosmopolitan Singapore.
Established in Paris in 1847, Cartier is today synonymous with high end luxury and prestige. Renowned as the "King of Jewellers", Cartier jewellery creations are timeless and elegant. Cartier is also a leading watch maker with Santos, the Tank and Pasha being icons and status symbols in the world of fine timepieces. The full collection of Cartier jewellery, watches and accessories is available inside the flagship boutique.
MyRepublic has opened its flagship retail store on the second floor of Vivocity, Singapore’s largest mall. At 958 sq ft, it is also MyRepublic’s largest retail outlet and will offer a wide variety of services for new and current customers.
Visitors can subscribe to mobile and broadband services at the store, which will also provide hands-on demos of MyRepublic’s latest offerings. New mobile customers will benefit from MyRepublic’s new Data Upsize for Life, the company’s permanent data upgrade for its Smart, Mega and Xtra plans.
“Our new store is a reflection of MyRepublic’s growing footprint in Singapore,” said Yap Yong Teck, Managing Director of MyRepublic. “The store is an opportunity for everyone to directly experience what MyRepublic has to offer, and provides us with another avenue for us to better serve them.”
China’s most popular contemporary tea brand Heytea has opened its very first overseas outlet in ION Orchard.
Heytea has more than 110 outlets in China arcorss many major cities. Serving its unique blends of Cheezo Tea since 2011, they have been leading the way of tea by presenting inspirational ideas into ingeniously delectable creations. The infusion of fruits, brown sugar bobo and other ingredients added relish into their tea beverages and injected new life into the traditional Chinese tea culture.
Combining New Zealand cheese with fresh tea in an ingenious way, Heytea's original cheese tea is very popular among their customers. They pride ourselves as the creator of melding cheese with traditional tea and the pioneer of injecting new life to traditional tea culture.
In March 2019, Norwegian fast-casual restaurant chain Pink Fish will be available in Singapore! And not any old location, they’re opening at the brand new development Jewel Changi Airport. The world’s best airport 6 years running. In the midst of the worlds largest indoor waterfalls, a 5-story indoor garden, world class shopping and restaurants you will be able to get your daily fix of Omega3 at Pink Fish.
Pink Fish is a new fast–casual food concept with Norwegian salmon as the star of the show.
Their award-winning chef Geir Skeie had a dream: to bring fresh Norwegian salmon to people all over the world. He imagined a vibrant menu of salmon dishes, packed with delicious international flavours and served to order — fast.
So he shared his dream with two business-savvy friends and the concept was born. A year later they opened their first Pink Fish restaurant in Oslo.
Swiss artisanal chocolate brand, Läderach Chocolatier Suisse is among one of the retail tenants confirmed to open their doors in Jewel Changi Airport next year.
Läderach has stood for top-quality, hand-made Swiss chocolate and confectionery specialities since 1962. They are a family company with around 500 employees that is headquartered in Glarus, Switzerland. They manufacture they own cocoa mass in their chocolate factory, which makes them one of the few premium producers to guarantee sustainable quality from the cocoa bean through to the end product.
The Läderach chocolate family encompasses the brands Läderach Chocolatier Suisse and Läderach Professional. The company has two production sites in Switzerland and one in Germany. Their premium products are sold in their 50 or so proprietary chocolate boutiques with points of sale in Switzerland, Germany and other countries, as well as by specialist retailers and high-level restaurants.
Shake Shack’s first restaurant in Singapore will open in Jewel Changi Airport next year, where diners can look forward to signature menu items including the ShackBurger®, Shack-cago Dog®, classic crinkle-cut fries and frozen custard ice cream.
Shake Shack sprouted from a hot dog cart in Madison Square Park in Manhattan to support the Madison Square Park Conservancy’s first art installation. The cart was quite the success, with Shack fans lined up daily for three summers.
At Shake Shack, they use 100% all-natural Angus beef, vegetarian fed, humanely raised and source verified too. No hormones or antibiotics – EVER. They pride themselves on sourcing incredible ingredients from like-minded artisanal producers.
The new FAT is here - Iconic hollywood burger stand Fatburger launches not one but two outlets in Singapore!
September is the time to usher in the new FAT – Fresh, Authentic, Tasty! Founded by Lovie Yancey in 1952, Fatburger is known around the world for its thick and juicy hamburgers. Available in 200 locations across 25 countries, these massive offerings have earned a cult following that includes many hollywood celebrities!
Each burger at Fatburger is cooked to order, a mouth-watering tower of beef patties and other fresh ingredients. Eat “The Original” - the way the founder intended, or have it tailored to your preference. Jazz up your keto diet with the Skinnyburger, where buns have been replaced with beef patties. Low carbs, high satisfaction! Or take on the four-patty Quad Fatburger if you’re brave and beltless. Devour it, then you can earn a certificate and have your picture up on the Wall of Fame!
What’s a burger without fries? At Fatburger, you can enjoy Fat Fries, Skinny Fries or Sweet Potato Fries, all equally good. Or opt for the homemade onion rings, each fried to golden-brown perfection.
Hankering for chicken? Buffalo’s Express doles out a variety of bone-in or boneless wings, chicken tenders, as well as sandwiches and salads. Kick up the indulgence several notches by dipping the chicken offerings in one of the signature sauces — sweet, spicy or the tongue-numbing, sweat-inducing death valley.
Wash all the food down with Fatburger’s rich and creamy milkshakes, made with real hand-scooped ice cream. Chocolate, vanilla, strawberry or Oreo — there’s one for every palate!
Dancing Fish, the award-winning Malay-Indo restaurant in Kuala Lumpur that is listed in CNN Travel 2017's 'Top 20 Restaurants' has set foot on Singapore with their newly-opened restuarant, Dancing Fish Signature in TANGS, Tang Plaza.
Their priorities at Dancing Fish; bringing their patrons enjoyable and extensive flavours in their dishes through meticulous cooking methods with the freshest and finest ingredients, without added MSG and preservatives. Revel in their chefs’ diligence in curating a unique taste in each of their dishes, as sauces are made tirelessly from scratch. They have more than 15 different types of sambals and sauces to date and they will not stop at that!
Rooted since 2010 in Bangsar, Dancing Fish has been known as the treasure trove of Malay-Indo cuisine in Kuala Lumpur. To date, they have won multiple awards such as the “Rising Star” Platinum Business Award, bestowed by the SME Association of Malaysia in 2016, two Gold Awards for “Best Home Grown Restaurant” in 2014 and 2017’s Kuala Lumpur Mayor’s Tourism Awards, aside from being shortlisted as one of Asia’s Top 20 Restaurants and one of the Top 500 Asia’s Finest Restaurants in the 2013’s Miele Guide.
The prettiest, most "instagrammable" soft serve, Aqua S from Sydney Australia has decided to grace Singapore with their presence. Most famously known for their aqua blue soft serve surrounded by a cloud of fluffy cotton candy, Aqua S' first outlet in Singapore will be opening on 11 September in Orchard Xchange.
The aqua blue soft serve is in sea salt flavour and is a permanent one. Their other ice cream flavours rotate every two weeks.
HLA is an international retail chain brand for one-stop self-option men’s wear. Visit its newly-opened flagship store in Suntec City.
HLA always holds that, fashion is necessary for daily life.
HLA devotes itself to providing fashionable design, high-quality products and excellent shopping experience for men all over the world. It closely follows the global popular fashion elements, so as to make light-fashion high-quality products that meet with taste and preference of people at large.
62 years on, popular homegrown brand Old Chang Kee opens its first flagship store right at the original location of its very first stall.
Old Chang Kee has its humble beginnings in 1956 in a small stall in a coffee shop near the then Rex Cinema along Mackenzie Road. People from every corner of Singapore would travel to this stall to savor the perfect curry puff, then known affectionately as the "Rex Curry Puff".
The 50-seater heritage-themed setting flagship coffee house will not only serve the usual Old Chang Kee delights. Their new offerings like Flower Bread (seven fluffy buns with a choice of curry or stew) and Beef Stew Rice are both exclusive to the Rex outlet.
Hans Im Glück, the much celebrated German gourmet burger chain is taking centre stage in Raffles Place, Republic Plaza with its newly-opened double-storey flagship burgergrill. Based on a contemporary modern dining concept, the new restaurant combines the artistry of gourmet burgers, cocktail mixology, sophisticated interiors and continuous reinvention through seasonal specials.
The restaurant’s forte in innovative gourmet burger recipes is paired with a calming into-the-woods design aesthetic that pays homage to Germany’s nature. Set to ‘bring the forest into the city’, the two storey restaurant spans across 7,000 sq ft. with 350 indoor and alfresco seats.
Decked with handmade birdhouses, custom made wooden dining tables, handcrafted tableware, the restaurant makes for an impressive setting for a business lunch and after hours entertaining.
Step outside and enjoy the terraces for catching the sun during lunch or sipping on a German draft beer in the evening breeze. On the second floor, group diners will enjoy the experience of eating inside one-of-a-kind Hütte house constructions amidst the awe-inspiring birch tree trunks that stretch up to the 9-meter high ceiling.
Hans Im Glück at Raffles Place marks the opening of their second burgergrill in Singapore. Their first restaurant in Singapore at Orchard Road is very well-received. You can read about it here.
Hans Im Glück’s burger patties are crafted using 100% premium grain fed beef and only those with a balanced marbling of 20% fat are used. Patties are then grilled to perfection with their juices locked in. Popular menu choices include beef, chicken, vegan and vegetarian favourites like HANS IM GLÜCK, BIRKENWALD, HENNE, KUTSCHER & WOHLFEIN. Those wishing for a healthier option can opt for the "naked burger" which comes dressed in extra salad.
SABON came to the world out of love for textures and scents, the art of grooming and pleasure, creation and listening, and out of the will to provide people with hours of relaxation and magic in their stormy everyday lives. The first SABON store was opened in 1997 on Shenkin Street, in the heart of Tel Aviv, by the two founders of the chain – Sigal Kotler-Levi and Avi Piatok. Its first store in Singapore will be opening soon in Ngee Ann City.
The SABON story began with making firm handmade soaps based on a 70 year old Australian formula, sold fresh and by the pound. SABON specializes in creating a personal and exciting experience, developing care products for the body and the soul, and considering the ambient as part of this experience.
SABON uses only high quality ingredients and heart captivating designs, and pays special attention to packaging and to understanding the deep meaning of the term "giving". From its early days, SABON has been extraordinarily aware of nature and has made a point of using natural ingredients and preserving the environment in which we live.
Experience the Color Factory Service at Etude House's newly-reopened flagship store at Wisma Atria. This special service was previously only available in Korea.
With the Color Factory Service, you can understand your skin tone and color to find out what’s your color! Not forgetting the fun part where you get to customize your own lipstick!
Each consultation is around 50-minute and you will receive 1-to-1 color consultation from their 'Color Artist'. After assessing your skin tone using their special color-finder device and color drapes, the artist will recommend you your very own personal color. A whopping collection of 240 lip colours are available for selection. The Color Factory sessions are strictly by appointment only. Read more about this service here.
Etude House is a Korean cosmetic brand with particular focus on fun makeup products offering creative and unique products characterized by sensational colours and the up-to-date trends. The brand was founded in 1966 and incorporated by Amore Pacific in 1990.
The new flagship store concept is inspired by the motif of a Princess Palace - a grander version compared to other Etude House stores which are based on the concept of Princess House - to accentuate the fairytale elements, reinforcing its sweet princess and feminine positioning. To provide a holistic beauty experience, this Etude House flagship store will be the first outlet to roll out any new launches and house the most extensive and updated collection of products.
Originated in 1919, Guschlbauer is a proud Austrian brand dedicated to the art of making delicious and high quality pastries. Made with ingredients carefully selected from all over the world, they are determined to provide supreme tasting bread and cake products to every customer. Guschlbauer's 1st South-East Asian flagship store is now open at Waterway Point Singapore.
The traditional bakery set sail in Austria, then continued their success by making splashes in Europe, Hong Kong, Korea and Canada.
Guschlbauer's signature bakes include the Quarter Cheese Bun and Devil Cheese Bun.
JD Sports Fashion PLC or more commonly known as just JD, is a leading retailer and distributor of branded sportswear and fashionwear based in Greater Manchester, with shops throughout the United Kingdom. It is set to open its first Singapore store soon.
Listed on the London Stock Exchange, JD Sports Fashion PLC also has operations in Malaysia with 9 stores throughout the Peninsula.
GROHE, the world’s leading brand in sanitary fittings, opens its first fully-owned and operated flagship store in Asia today.
Located in the heart of Singapore’s main shopping belt, GROHE SPA aims to raise the bar in delighting and inspiring designers and consumers with a showcase of GROHE’s most innovative water technologies. Covering over 6,000 square feet on two levels, visitors are invited to learn about the design inspiration behind GROHE’s award-winning collections and experience “Pure Freude an Wasser” (Pure Joy of Water).
GROHE collections and products star in many of the world’s most luxurious spas and hotels. The store has recreated seven of these luxurious bathroom suites – each telling a unique design story and testifying to architects’, designers’ and developers’ preference for the brand. Consumers can walk through the bath sanctuaries to get inspired and learn more about the different products featured so as to create their personal hydrotherapy at home.
To experience the different shower sprays, GROHE SPA features live water areas where visitors can experience first-hand GROHE’s DreamSpray® technology. Consumers can also try GROHE’s Minta Touch in the live kitchen area where the tap can be turned on and off with a touch of the arm, leaving hands free to handle food in the kitchen.
Enhancing the brick-and-mortar experience, the store is equipped with smart technologies that help consumers and designers visualise and plan their selections. Tapping on virtual reality (VR) technology, GROHE SPA has a built-in Shower Configurator where consumers can customise their preferred shower system and experience how it comes together in function and design before making a purchase. Putting on a VR headset, consumers see their selections brought to life via projections to experience their shortlisted choices, all without actually getting wet.
Understanding that product information is key in purchase consideration, the store has implemented the use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to enable immediate access via a mobile device. Visitors can learn more about each product displayed and get detailed specifications as they walk through the store, tagging products and emailing the desired information to themselves immediately. Alternatively, they can also project their selections onto a 40-inch interactive touchscreen display interface to better understand each product and view how products have been used in hotel and housing projects from around the world.
Welcoming both designers and consumers, GROHE SPA’s first Asia flagship store will be opened to the public from 9 March.
Taking the phrase “it’s a bit of a stretch” quite literally is Say Chiizu – the irresistibly Instagrammable Hokkaido-style cheese toast that has taken Thailand by storm with its ‘pull-factor’, and is now set to ‘pull’ in the fans from Singapore as well.
Proudly owned by Say Chiizu Pte Ltd in Singapore, the brand will open its first outlet on 15 January at VivoCity and Singaporeans can expect more stores dotted throughout the island in shopping malls such as White Sands Shopping Centre, 313@Somerset and The Clementi Mall in the first quarter 2018. Aside from takeaway kiosks, the brand will also be opening a café in central Singapore in February, this year. There are plans to open 10 outlets by the end of 2018.
A cut above the rest, Say Chiizu’s famous cheese is made with specially imported Japanese milk, thus resulting in a deliciously premium flavour. It is then mixed with a blend of fresh cheeses such as mozzarella to create the optimum texture for that unmistakable ‘cheese-pull’, while staying true to the brand’s emphasis on using ingredients with no additives or preservatives.
The brand’s commitment to making ‘your smile their happiness’ is evident in its ultra-stretchy cheese pull and bright cutesy package, modelled after one of the co-founders’ nickname ‘Bear’. Snugly wrapped in a ‘kawaii' (Japanese for ‘cute’) sunny yellow ‘bear’ sleeve with a smile made up of the Japanese words for ‘Say Chiizu’ the cheese is served between crisp slices of pillowy homemade Hokkaido milk toast while remaining invitingly melty within. Customers can expect a subtle savoury-sweet flavour in every bite that will satisfy all dairy cravings.
Pizza Maru is the most symbolic pizza brand in Korea, with more than 620 stores across Korea and is now available at Northpoint City. Now it’s the first of its kind in Singapore, offering Korean Pizza with a well-being angle.
Pizza Maru's signature green tea pizza dough recipe is a successful patent exclusive to the brand; advocating the concept of healthy well-being food. Besides green tea ingredients, there are also flaxseed, chlorella, barley and 12 other healthy grains added to the dough recipe.
In order to bring out the best Korean food culture to the world, Pizza Maru's menu offers not only high-quality Korean pizza, but also Korean fried chicken, Korean pasta and other interesting products.
Much more than a state-of-the-art retail and performance space, the new Steinway Gallery at ION Orchard - the "centre of gravity" in the retail scene, houses a selection of grand and upright pianos from Steinway & Sons including its latest innovation – the Steinway SPIRIO, a high-resolution re-performance piano, to exquisite pianos from the Steinway Crown Jewel Collection. Completing the Steinway Family of Pianos are the Boston and Essex, pianos that are designed by Steinway & Sons.
The new store’s open façade is uniquely designed similarly to one of Steinway's 130 patents - the seamless, continuous-bent rim (invented in 1878 and is done virtually the same way today as it was then). A Steinway grand piano displayed at the store front is available for shoppers to tinkle on.
Also, they can host up to 80 pax with a full-size performance stage and the store will be frequently used as a recital hall that allows musicians & audiences to connect. The rehearsal studio for artists and students, which houses two Steinway Grands, is another embodiment of Steinway's commitment to celebrating arts & culture.
A&W – which stands for “Allen and Wright” has confirmed to local press on Tuesday (4 July) that the company is on track to expand in Southeast Asia, including in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.
According to the company's CEO, Kevin Bazner, A&W has already built an office in Singapore in 2016 to prepare for Its expansion and is currently looking for “real estate for a flagship company restaurant in Singapore”.
It’s been over a decade since the American fast food restaurant left Singapore.
A&W made its debut in Singapore in 1966 at Dunearn Road, and the first A&W drive-through opened in 1970 at Bukit Timah Road.
A&W Coney Dogs, root beer floats, and curly fries are patrons' favorite items to order. Enjoy yours when it returns to our shore in year 2018.
Sports enthusiasts/beginners and Singaporeans in search of a new retail experience can now get access to over 100,000 sporting products at the new Decathlon outlet situated in Joo Koon.
With 10 experience zones and Singapore's first slack line, golf putting green, mini-football arena and a running track with two different surfaces, the new Joo Koon outlet will have something for everyone.
Decathlon Joo Koon’s shoppers will be able to get products and goods for over 60 different sports from the company's 25 in-house sporting brands, all under one roof. New experience zones like the slackline cater to new and growing sports groups while the runners from beginners to marathoners can test out the latest in sports shoes on the running track which will have multiple surfaces.
All Decathlon products are developed by in-house R&D teams who are physically located at places where the sports are practiced. They include QUECHUA, the company’s hiking brand whose team is based in the Mont Blanc region and the TRIBORD team of innovators, engineers, and designers who swim on the beaches of the South of France in Hendaye. Their team of over 50 researchers and over 150 designers work with a worldwide network of scientific laboratories, research organisations, universities and industrial partners, conceptualising, designing and testing apparel and equipment for each of the 25 ‘passion brands’, creating 2,000 products and over 25 patents a year.
Challenger's flagship store is now at Bugis Junction, with 15 lifestyle zones designed to make gadget shopping fuss-free and easy for everyone.
The store houses experiential zones where you can find/try out the latest technology in market, like an immersive virtual roller coaster ride with the Samsung Gear VR at the Galaxy Plus VRcade or you can check out the latest gaming devices from Razer at the Razorzone and also learn more about the different drones from Parrot and DJI.
For those into Fitness, their Fitness Station would be pretty interesting as it showcases the latest smart watches, activity trackers and accessories optimised for sports. Spice up your fitness routine with the help of technology and stay on track of your goals.
Founded in 1982, Challenger is a dynamic IT retailer based in Singapore. Well-known for its strong brand name, attractive member privileges and strong partnerships with major global brands, you can now shop at almost 50 stores island-wide or 24/7 online at Hachi.tech, their e-shopping marketplace portal.
T2 Tea from Australia has arrived in Singapore and their 1st flagship store is at 313@Somerset. They’re constantly experimenting with new blends and tasty brews. Today, even with over 200 teas to their name, they’re only scratching the surface of what’s out there. Inspired by local favorite Kaya Toast; they have created a Singapore Breakfast blend, especially to capture a taste of Singapore!
Step inside T2's tea boutique and enter their world of tea with a melting pot of exotic smells, taste sensations, intricately designed teawares and beautiful displays.
Lose yourself in an eccentric ballet starring a handsome prince, the Sugar Plum Fairy and rosy-cheeked soldiers. Twist, turn and tumble into the Land of Dolls and feast your eyes upon a party bursting with whimsy. M.A.C's new flagship store in Singapore is now at ION Orchard.
MâAâC Cosmetics takes great pride in producing the finest quality prestige makeup. Because of this, they vigorously pursue counterfeiting operations and the individuals responsible for the production, distribution and sale of counterfeit goods that visibly appear to be authentic MâAâC Cosmetics products but lack the superior quality, research and development time invested in all of our products.
Sephora's spanking new flagship store at Ion Orchard has moved into its new home.
Expect the label's full range of products. You'll also be able to get Kat Von D Beauty-inspired flash makeovers from the artistry team at the in-store Beauty Studio.
Inspired by ‘kaiten-sushi’ from Japan, this concept is a first in Asia. To achieve the season's key looks, simply select ‘food’ items from a moving conveyor belt with bento boxes of makeup! You may also head on to four individual stations where the brand’s makeup artists will be more than happy to dispense tips and makeovers.
Vivre Activewear is an up and coming local active wear brand designed for daily wear, gym, yoga and other light to medium intensity sports. First launched in April 2014, it has since garnered a strong community of yogis and fitness enthusiasts raving about their apparels. Apart from winning awards for its chic and high performance designs, it has also been featured regularly in fitness magazines.
Reasonably priced from $40-$60, all Vivre’s creations are specially designed to better fit the Asian body frame. Key features include built-in bras for tank tops and moisture-wicking fabrics to keep you dry and odour-free, so you can concentrate on working hard while looking great.
Audemars Piguet has re-opened the doors to its flagship boutique at Liat Towers in Singapore, unveiling a transformation that makes it the largest Audemars Piguet boutique in the world.
Located along Orchard Road, the store spanning 196 sqm over two floors with newly-raised higher ceilings, is the brand's only one featuring a 3-storey façade; an impressive greeting wall more than 10 metres in height.
In the window display, are metallic silhouettes angled in different shapes and forms, elongated and pieced together, inspired by trees of the forests in Le Brassus.
Bronze-brushed finishing echoes elements create a seamless harmony as the visitors' attention transition from the exterior to the interior, which features the use of wood, metal and idyllic landscapes.
At the landing of the entrance is a magnificent chandelier symbolising the clouds and fog which very often hovers above Vallée de Joux.
A 9-panel LED screen showing the ethereal winter landscape, as a reflection of what the season currently is in Les Brassus.
Of note are watch display cases that feature metallic embellishments reminiscent of the timepieces' link bracelets, whilst the teardrop light fixtures remind visitors of the harsh rainy weather back in Switzerland.
"The Manufacture" includes detailed product displays and a watchmaker corner whilst "The House" incorporates a full service bar and lounge that invites clients to relax with an espresso or a glass of champagne, bringing a unique customer service experience.
Emblematic timepieces as well as pieces from the new collection will be showcased around the boutique for watch enthusiasts and collectors to enjoy in the new Audemars Piguet "Home away from Home".
Robertson Quay's new restaurant serves up traditional, home-cooked Italian cusine from Lucca, a city in Tuscany. The 70-seater space mimics a quaint European bistro with plush leather dining booths, exposed red brick walls, red checked table cloths, wooden furniture and an open kitchen-simple, comfortable and none-too-fancy.
Moncler is set to open its very first store in Southeast Asia at ION Orchard, marking the brand's retail debut in Southeast Asia.
The boutique in the city state joins a network of 172 mono-brand stores, which Moncler operates globally.
The new store in Singapore will strengthen and build upon the brand's presence in the Asia Pacific region where it already has stores in China, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan and Taiwan.
The full range of Moncler lines from the Main Collection as well as Grenoble will be offered in the ION Orchard branch.
Through the retail concept, Moncler will present a highly edited collection with a fashion point of view, seeking and showcasing the brand's unique place in history and inspiring desire through extraordinary environments, creative collaborations and unique marketing programmes.
The flagship store presents a new destination for fans of Dr. Martens, the free-thinking individuals who are united by a relentless spirit of self-expression.
Spanning 1700 sq. ft, the new Capitol flagship stays true to its original British roots with fixtures and furnishing that evoke a classic British Shoe and Boot shop. It is also the first store to feature a 150 sq. ft stage. Future plans for the music stage include hosting intimate music gigs and interview sessions with independent bands, both international and home-grown.
Rare, archival photographs documenting the rich heritage of Dr. Martens and the youth movement are a highlight alongside a fully functional Dr. Martens jukebox. Classic Chesterfield wing chairs in rich burgundy leather are reminiscent of those found in the 1940s podiatry office of Dr. Klaus Maertens’ – the inventor of the revolutionary air-cushioned sole.
A section is dedicated to Dr. Martens Kids footwear for infants (1–18 months) and juniors (2–7 years old) , showcasing collections that retain all the classic attributes of the original and well-known brand silhouettes in miniature versions; while another section is dedicated to the handcrafted quality and traditional shoe-making techniques of Dr. Martens’ premium “Made In England” range. Still manufactured in the original Cobbs Lane factory in Wollaston, England – this is the home of the original Dr. Martens boot – and within this small factory works a close-knit team of people schooled in traditional shoe-making that distinguishes the premium and luxurious “Made In England” range.
The Dr. Martens brand heritage is steeped in underground subcultures and their style tribes. From the early skinhead, a multi-cultural ska-loving homage to the British working classes, to punks, hardcore, psychobilly, Britpop, emo, and many others from a long list of subtribes – music is Dr. Martens’ cultural lynchpin. The new flagship store pays tribute to this legacy with a 150sq. ft. stage – a platform that will continue to cater to and foster the music communities that have been so integral to the Dr. Martens brand heritage. Future plans for the in-store music stage include hosting intimate music gigs and interview sessions with independent bands, both international and home-grown.
As with all Dr. Martens’ stores in other major cities, such as New York SoHo and London Covent Garden, the Capitol Piazza flagship store offers a unique Dr. Martens experience by combining brand heritage, emblems of its music and subcultures lineage with the art of industrial manufacture.
The introduction of Dazzling Café into the Asian market has brought the attention to many local and foreign crowds and has been named one of the most famous cafes in Taiwan. It is commonly frequented by celebrities and socialites and has been crowned as "A Celebrity Hotspot."
Not only famous for its media personalities, but it is also well renown for its chic and classy interior deco.
At present, Dazzling cafe operates in 3 countries, with 9 local branches in Taiwan. Singapore would be slated as the first flagship store of its kind in Southeast Asia.
Celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck will open his flagship restaurant, Spago, at Marina Bay Sands later this year. This will be Chef Puck's second restaurant in Marina Bay Sands after steakhouse CUT, and Spago's first venture in Asia.
Spago will be located 57 storeys above ground on the majestic Sands SkyPark, Tower 2, overlooking the city and gardens and beside Marina Bay Sands’ famous infinity pool. Spago will deliver a sophisticated, warm and inviting ambiance with both indoor and outdoor seating, while serving an imaginative and seasonal menu of Californian cuisine with global accents.
Come 26 June 2015, SKECHERS Singapore is set to open their new flagship store to the public at Ngee Ann City. The new 1,700sqf space in Singapore is the first Asian flagship store to embrace an industrial and modern concept, accompanied by a touch of vintage elements.
The store entrance is framed by a brick wall to give a raw industrial edge that is juxtaposed by the modern inviting interior. Utilizing silver metal supports with exposed welds and fasteners, the store space is given a constructed and contemporary look. Reclaimed natural wood is used to inject warm accents to the overall space, as well as segmenting the collections. On top of that, the new flagship uses LED backlit technology to establish a "mixed-bag" vernacular, a technique widely practiced amongst today's leading interior architects.
Besides the well-planned Lifestyle and Performance footwear categories catered for men and women, the new flagship store also has a dedicated area for kids products, where multi-coloured LED technology is used to illuminate glass-etched SKECHERS cartoon characters to attract children to browse at the different levels of products. Soft furnishings, such as seating that is built to look like a "roller coaster" and a large Gachapon machine dispensing toys, are elements that are incorporated to enhance the ambience of fun and colour in the kids section.