After introducing authentic Vietnamese flavours with its pho and authentic street food dishes, Mrs Pho delves deeper into Vietnamese cuisine with a new concept – Mrs Pho House – that serves up traditional charcoal hotpot and Vietnamese festive delicacies in an interior that is reflection of a Vietnamese home. The best of Vietnamese hospitality is presented over communal family-sharing style dishes and hotpot where the freshest meats, seafoods and vegetables are cooked over charcoal fire.
Mrs Pho House brings to the table broths, ingredients and side dishes prepared to true Vietnamese heirloom recipes by a third-generation female Chef Linh from Vietnam.
With influences from Chinese and French cuisine, Vietnamese food differs with crisper flavours but with just as diverse layers. Extending on what Mrs Pho Kitchen has to offer, Mrs Pho House intends to bring the full depth of Vietnamese cuisine to diners from appetisers and mains to dessert.
“All the dishes I’ve created are drawn from my memories of my childhood,” shares Chef Linh. “The Lemongrass Chicken is made from the same recipe as my mother used and the Butter Quail always makes me laugh when I think of all the quails I have stolen from my mother as she was preparing them. I also have creations of my own that I would like to share, like the Bun Cha that I ate a lot of in my younger trainee days and has perfected over the years.”
Trained in France at Michelin restaurants, Le Grand Vefour and Le Pre Catelan, Chef Linh is proud to be returning to her roots and serving up traditional Vietnamese dishes from her childhood, including a signature Crab Bisque Soup as sold by her own mother’s famed crab noodle soup street stall in Saigon.
Chef Linh comes from a long lineage of chefs, each having spent time in the mecca of cuisine – France. Her grandmother was trained in Ferrandi in 1920 and was among the first to incorporate French techniques in Vietnamese cooking. Fate didn’t smile on her time in France, which she had to cut short and return to Vietnam, but she successfully inspired her granddaughter to also pursue her culinary craft in Ferrandi.
Making it to France was not an easy journey, especially monetarily. To save enough money, Chef Linh worked for six years in Singapore, tiding herself over with foods she knows best – Vietnamese cuisine.
After over 2 years in France, Chef Linh returned to Singapore, a natural decision motivated by her love for the country. Her hopes of bringing authentic Vietnamese dishes are materialised with Mrs Pho House, a hotpot and Vietnamese specialty concept restaurant that replicates the dining ambience of a Vietnamese home. On the menu, she has put a medley of festive dishes usually only enjoyed during special occasions in Vietnam.
Kele is proud to announce the grand opening of her second concept store, located at Takashimaya Food Hall. After years of countless successful collaborations with the local largest departmental chain, Kele is now setting foot in the prime shopping district at Orchard Road for greater accessibility and availability to all shoppers.
Like Kele’s first concept store at VivoCity, the new outlet spots an eye-catching youthful pink interior characterised by the brand’s signature geometrical motifs. Kele’s second concept store boasts a live station that serves up Kele’s new freshly baked cream puffs, a new milestone for the brand. Apart from Kele’s signature Roll Cakes, guests can enjoy an even wider range of carefully conceptualised pastries at Kele’s new Takashimaya outlet.
Located at the heart of Singapore, Takashimaya is home to renowned vendors and exclusive product offerings. It is the perfect location for Kele’s Japanese-inspired creations. Customers can immerse themselves in Kele’s new space which brings them a taste of Japan to Singapore.
Laid-back, free-spirited and iconic; the Original & Vintage collection by Superdry is available at their newest boutique at Takashimaya Shopping Centre.
Superdry is an exciting contemporary brand which focuses on high-quality products that fuse vintage Americana and Japanese-inspired graphics with a British style. They are characterised by quality fabrics, authentic vintage washes, unique detailing, world leading hand-drawn graphics and tailored fits with diverse styling. Such distinctiveness has gained the brand exclusive appeal as well as an international celebrity following.
Go mad for matcha at Matchaya's newest Orchard branch. It is your go-to place for authentic and quality Japanese soft creams, sweets and milk teas.
From the start and at the very core, they focus on great tasting products while redefining flavor and textures that everyone will enjoy. As a responsible company, they maintain their principles of sourcing for small-batch, artisanal tea grown by passionate tea farmers that eat, drink and sleep tea, no less.
Their only core value is people and its derivatives – craftsmanship, passion and connections.
Dreamed up in San Francisco, handcrafted in Europe. The handbag brand that is well-loved by Hollywood A-listers, Senreve is now available at Takashimaya Shopping Center.
Visit them to browse their full range of luxury handbags and leather goods.
Inspired by the women who do it all, Senreve is derived from the French words for “sense” and “dream.” Since its 2016 launch, Senreve has made its mark as an elevated yet approachable luxury brand, first and foremost on the strength of its functional designs, stylish silhouettes, and the fact that the bags are manufactured in Italy by skilled artisans and feature luxe materials like 100% genuine Italian leather.
French luxury brand Celine has reopened its Ngee Ann City branch, showcasing a new store concept.
The 200sqm new space carries women's ready-to-wear, accessories, signature leather goods and haute parfumerie collections.
Celine Vipiana named her eponymous brand after first name in 1945. The business began as a made-to-measure shoe service for children until the 1960s, when the designer developed her first line of leather good and accessories. It was only natural that the brand next launched a sportswear collection in 1968. From there, Celine came to stand for the idea of Parisian chic, with savoir-faire and the finest quality materials as pillars of the house.
With 140 stores worldwide today, Celine is a luxury French fashion house led by artistic director Hedi Slimane. The French designer and equally well-regarded photographer has created eye-catching collections through the ateliers at 16 Rue Vivienne – and collaborated with American artist Christian Marclay for his first Celine collection.
Established in 1873, Niessing is a German award-winning jeweller who has left its mark on the modern world of jewellery like no other brand, Unconventional thinking, new ideas, appreciating traditions and having the courage to explore new territory are integral parts of Niessing’s design language.
Since 1873 until today, the Niessing Manufactory with its workshops is at the heart of Niessing. All Niessing jewellery is manufactured in Vreden. From designing, to melting the bars of gold or platinum, to finishing the jewellery – it all takes place under one roof. Workshops and design department work closely together in research and development to create truly innovative designs.
Other than jewellery, Niessing also perfects the art of romance and the sacred bond of marriage with its impressive suite of engagement rings, wedding bands and finest hand-crafted jewellery, including Red Dot winning designs.
The Closet Lover (TCL) is a home-grown fashion brand which is gaining a lot of popularity. They encourage women to be effortlessly comfortable in their own skin by embracing the differences in styles, shapes and sizes.
Apart from having a keen eye for the ever-changing fashion trends, they believe in creating pieces with styles that excite. They are constantly pushing their boundaries to reinvent new styles that reflect their charmingly feminine and fun personality. All apparels on TCL are self-manufactured.
Don't miss out on the best tart in Singapore! Drips Bakery Café is an artisanal café with dessert tarts as their specialty. Established since 2010 in the heart of Tiong Bahru; for the past decade they've been delivering the best epicurean experience with the finest ingredients and exotic fruits sourced from around the world. Drips Bakery Café's new branch is now open at Takashimaya.
They are delighted to open their brand-new design studio at Takashimaya to the community, ushering in a rebranding of a label that will allow them to focus on the creation of lifestyle goods and homeware, as well as their signature ready-to-wear collection.
Beyond The Vines is a design studio based in Singapore. Their design philosophy has always been about duality – create boldly, design simply. The core of their inspiration comes from keeping with the pulse of contemporary culture and the natural atmosphere, to find strength where differences exist. Beyond The Vines puts forth a way of life that celebrates possibility.
Cupping Room Coffee Roasters is an-award winning specialty coffee roastery in Hong Kong and it will be opening its very first Singapore store soon at Takashimaya.
Cupping Room Coffee Roasters was founded in 2011 in Stanley Plaza, Stanley, Hong Kong Island. From the beginning, our focus was to bring carefully roasted and prepared coffee to Hong Kongers in a comfortable environment. In 2013, we relocated from Stanley Plaza to the bustling district of Sheung Wan, expanding in the process to include Australian-inspired café fare. In 2014, we added our first location in Wan Chai and in 2015 our Central store soon followed, which included an on-site bakery. Finally, we welcomed our Roastery and coffee bar at Po Hing Fong in 2016 and have been roasting coffee since then on a Probat UG15 Retro roaster.
Luxury fragrance brand, Byredo will be launching their makeup line in mid-October with a standalone store located at Takashimaya.
Byredo was founded in 2006 by Ben Gorham. Ben began to be intrigued by scent and memory after travelling to his mother's hometown in India, where he was stirred by the aromas of spices and incense. Inspired by this trip, Byredo's scented candles and perfumes have been developed with an understated approach, using simple composition of the highest quality raw materials.
As an outsider in the beauty industry, Ben is somewhat of an anomaly and has been recognized for his personal style and connection to fashion and art in several international magazines such as French Vogue, Vanity Fair, Elle, V Magazine and Fantastic Man to name a few.
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.
Ahkah jewelry is expressed with purity, refinement, and intimacy. Since its establishment in 1997, Ahkah has been loved over generations and time as the fashion jewelry pioneer that integrated artistic expression and fashion sensibility. It enabled attractive and rich coordination according to scenes, such as layered styling which is a pillar of the brand.
ByCaxs finally meet all you Dolls offline at their newly-opened Doll Parlour at Takashimaya Shopping Centre where they showcase their Coloured Contact Lenses and carry out mini eye makeovers with their selection of false lashes.
For the provocative and irreverent, byCaxs will uncover the confident and sexy individual in you, by giving you that something extra.
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.
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.
BOSS is for individuals with ambition and the drive to succeed. #ThisIsBOSS
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.