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.
Say hello to L'Occitane's bright new boutique at Takashimaya.
L'Occitane is loved worldwide for its natural skin care that are luxuriously sensorial. L’Occitane is founded in 1976 by Olivier Baussan and based in Manosque, France. Baussan exercised his enthusiasm for nature’s most precious treasures and created a beauty house with a strong expertise on essential oil extraction and natural ingredients, most of which are sourced from the beautiful Provence in France.
Our Second Nature is a clothing brand that focuses on comfortable, everyday wear. As part of each collection, they work with an in-house designer to create a unique print that sets the tone for the collection. Through each print, they wish to convey an unspoken energy, inspired by the highs and lows of everyday life.
They believe that clothes are personal and transformative, and this is what they design their collections around. Their inspiration comes from the sum of all the things they like, and all other things intangible such as slow walks in the park, the smell of fresh linen and more.
Havaianas flip-flops are the most popular in the world, with 200 million pairs being sold each year.
Launched in 1962, Havaianas, Portuguese for Hawaiians, are fashioned after classic Japanese Zori sandals. Pulling inspiration from the silhouette’s simple design and rice-straw soles, Havaianas flip-flops pay homage to the original concept with an inventive rice-texture footbed. Initially available in 8 color combinations, the brand has expanded to over 20 hues. Havaianas sandals are now available in limited-edition designs, bright patterns, and streamlined silhouettes, fueling the brands unprecedented cult following worldwide.
German luxury fashion house Hugo Boss has reopened its newly refurbished BOSS flagship store. Visit the newly renovated 409 sqm retail space at Takashimaya and explore their artistic Fall/Winter 2019 collection.
The store carries both BOSS Mens and Womenswear collections including shoes and accessories.
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Hugo Boss is a renowned global fashion and lifestyle group that offers sophisticated, modern collections focused on impeccable quality and design – be it business, casual or athleisure.
Rejoice, fans of Watsons, as Singapore’s leading beauty, health and wellness retailer has unveiled their premium store concept at Takashimaya Shopping Centre.
The refreshed 7,000 sq ft store now spots a brighter outlook with distinct zones encompassing skincare, haircare, health and personal care. A dynamic seven metres by two metres-LED digital screen on the floor of the store entrance immediately grabs consumers’ attention and leads them into the well-organised retail space for many hours of exciting shopping.
“To keep pace with the innovative, trendy brand image that Watsons is known for, we are very excited to refresh and make a statement with our Watsons Takashimaya store in a new generation premium store format which offers more experiential zones and shopability. The expanse of the store allows us to offer more exciting and exclusive brands across skincare, cosmetics, health and wellness for our discerning consumers. In addition, as we continue to evolve in this digital age, we have incorporated smart technologies and gadgets to enhance the shopping experience and increase engagement with our consumers”, said Ms Irene Lau, General Manager at Watsons Singapore.
As discerning consumers seek more natural and organic options in haircare, the new Watsons is a one-stop store to shop for such products from brands, including Moist Diane, Love Beauty And Planet, Naturals by Watsons, Avalon Organic, Hask, L’oreal Botanical, Lux Bontanifque, OGX and Tsubaki Botanical. Many of these brands also offer products that specifically target hair loss and scalp care needs.
As part of Watsons' commitment towards sustainability, the new store uses Bagasse, the residue of crushed sugarcane stalks, for its 3D wall panels at the haircare section. This raw material is 100% recyclable, compostable and biodegradable at the end of its life cycle.
In support of Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore, Watsons is exclusively introducing two independent homegrown brands, Botanica Culture and Hush Candle, that focus on wellness.
Botanica Culture is a homegrown brand founded by two chemists with 25 years of international experience each in the chemical industry. The company specialises in developing and manufacturing products with 100% organic essential oils, which are one of the purest selection in the market, as raw materials. The company has also developed Oral Botanica®, a unique liquid organic toothpaste to replace conventional toothpastes, mouthwashes and breath fresheners in one go. Safe and effective, it helps to clean the teeth, prevent tooth decay, restore healthy gums, and eliminate bad breath and can also be used for mouth ulcers and sensitive teeth.
Hush Candle is a Singapore-based boutique home fragrance studio specialising in all natural, therapeutic grade candles, room sprays, and roll-ons. Each item is handcrafted in small batches using the best ingredients possible, ensuring quality control at every step of the process.
In addition, the Wellness Section has incorporated a new two-metre Sports and Fitness Bay that retails health and support equipment and tools as well as sports nutrition products.
The new Watsons store boasts a dynamic and experienced team of four full-time pharmacists, led by Principal Clinical Pharmacist, Ms Chung Wing Lam, who was named 2018 Excellence Service SuperStar by Singapore Retailers Association (SRA). The Excellent Service Awards (EXSA) is an annual national award that recognises entrepreneurs & individuals who have delivered outstanding service and the Service Superstar Award is the highest honour presented during the ceremony.
CLUSE is an Amsterdam-based watch and jewellery brand, risen to fame for fashionable watches inspired by minimal French design. Ever-since, CLUSE has expanded their collections to host a range of both watch and jewellery lines with the ambition to create pieces for every woman, in a celebration of the uniqueness of everyone who wears the brand.
Their story is about people who find beauty in simplicity. Simple is not about being plain. It is about being grounded, sophisticated and true to oneself. Away from distractions and focused on the things that are truly important in life. With this mindset they are committed to creating timepieces and jewellery that represent elegance and minimalism for those who are conscious about their style. CLUSE jewellery brings the best out of your look and completes your outfit. A CLUSE watch not only indicates time, but defines your best moments and captivate attention in all simplicity.
The Dark Gallery presents a treasury of discoveries on the canvas of chocolate. They believe in preserving the quality of the craft, to unravel the finest cocoa. They carefully compose chocolate, inspiring a rhapsody of desserts. Visit their latest outlet at Ngee Ann City and discover the dark.
Their 1st outlet is located in Millenia Walk and you can read about it here.
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.
The first cafe was launched two years back at Marina Bay Sands by the JT Network, which also runs a chain of official DC Comics Super Hero retail stores in Asia.
Next to cafe is a retail store which offers the latest DC Comics collectibles, souvenirs and apparel.
DC Comics Super Heroes Cafe offers a cheerful menu with a range of delectable dishes.
As the cafe’s menu launches us into a DC Comics Super Heroes themed adventure, its dynamic interior and upbeat ambience makes DC Comics Super Heroes Cafe the perfect venue for get-togethers amongst family and friends at Ngee Ann City. Regardless of age, you can be sure of the adventure that awaits you at DC Comics Super Heroes Cafe.