Influenced by the American and Japanese Streetwear culture; Retro Gate is all about experimenting with different types of clothes to allow you to express yourself creatively.
Retro Gate is a newly-launched vintage store located in MacPherson. Run by three friends who met in university, Paul, Ryo and TK, Retro Gate makes announcements on new releases, sales, and even secret auctions via Telegram (link is on their Instagram @retrogateofficial).
In-store, customers will find over 1,200 pieces ranging from vintage t-shirts to Hawaiian shirts; military wear to workwear; hockey jerseys to vests.
Visitors to the centre can catch a glimpse of what it was like to live in an overcrowded shophouse in the 1950s, aided by ambient soundscapes and audio conversations.
The centre is now also home to a replica of a tailor shop from the olden days. STB said visitors can learn about what being a tailor was like in that era, as well as what his interactions with his apprentices and family were like.
A gallery depicting Chinatown in the 1960s shows mock-ups of a street market, heritage shops and activities on the street, which aim to present stories of a grittier Chinatown during that time. And scents of traditional Chinese medicine at a physician's cubicle offer a whiff of old Chinatown.
A new gallery on the physical transformation of post-1960s Chinatown has also been introduced. The gallery will trace the physical transformation of the area and stories from those that make up Chinatown in the present day.
A space has also been set aside to hold temporary exhibits and community events, allowing the centre to be a venue for community engagement.
Visitors to the Heritage Centre will also have the opportunity to take part in immersive tours. For instance, guides will will take visitors through the exhibits whilst adopting the character of a samsui woman or trishaw rider.
From a cool-looking Raleigh bicycle to an exquisite Wedgewood tea service set, some vintage artifacts will set you back to the early days of Singapore’s shopping culture at Robinsons The Heeren’s newly opened Heritage Shop, located at the department store’s fifth level.
These objects are part of an exhibition featuring some of the merchandise sold at Robinsons for the past 50 years, which were contributed by loyal customers between June and July. The Raleigh bicycle, for instance, was synonymous to Robinsons, where people would buy them.
The Heritage Shop will be selling other items, such as porcelain and accessories inspired by Robinsons’ first flagship store at Raffles Place, which is significant because it was the first building that Robinsons owned.
Among the items are the Collection De La Maison fine china bone collection, as well as umbrellas, tote bags and more, all of which bear the image of the iconic building. More merchandise will be introduced in the coming months.
The Single Cask is a whisky company, soon to be opening a whisky shop with over 200 single malt whiskies, providing whisky trainings and tasting events, and offering a night drink experience of unpretentious quality whisky, neat, on the rocks, or in a cocktail!
The Single Cask prides itself on selecting the finest quality single malt whiskies we specializing in bottling single casks this is what makes their whisky truly unique. Each and every expression is from one individual cask and offers a unique whisky experience each and every time. No cask is the same; each has a story to tell.
Whether you are a beginner, a connoisseur or an absolute whisky lover, The Single Cask is all about the experience, each cask offering unique flavours, aromas and taste sensations, direct from the cask to your glass!
They will also be the first and only outlet to be certified "Whisky Ambassador" in Singapore, with every member of the staff having completed the UK award accredited Whisky Ambassador course program.
They look forward to welcoming you and helping you exploring their collection of incredible whiskies. It’s an exciting journey, embrace it one dram at a time!
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.
Beaute by Kew (pronounced as bo-te) is a specialty boutique beauty salon founded by Lily Kew, an expert in holistic living, beauty, skincare, health, diet and nutrition. She has previous experience in running beauty salons and Beaute by Kew is her latest endeavour to bring a fresh new concept to spa and beauty services.
Beaute by Kew is centred round a vintage concept, bringing you back to the past in a classy salon environment. It is vintage yet metropolitan, having the state-of-the-art facilities to provide quality beauty services for everyone. It is dedicated to meet all your beauty needs. Beaute by Kew strives to be abreast of the latest beauty trends and developments. This ensures that the boutique beauty salon is constantly developing to bring the latest modern technology to be used in its services.
Beaute by Kew aims to provide professional essential beauty treatments to everyone with utmost care, quality and passion in an elegant and chic environment. The concept of the place serves to evoke calmness and comfort in everyone, presenting the boutique beauty salon as a place where you can enjoy pampering themselves holistically. They pride themselves in offering excellent customer service and specialty beauty treatments, all done professionally with its dedicated team of dynamic staff.
There is more reason to celebrate the exhilaration of weekends with the opening of a new one-stop, multi brand lifestyle store, Weekends at VivoCity.
Located at VicoCity's new expanded retail space, the new store brings together 14 international lifestyle brands, from Europe and America, to offer an eclectic collection of inspiring gifts and designer stationery, stylish jewellery and accessories, unique fragrances as well as statement-making soft home furnishings, such as wall art and prints, designer tableware and lamps.
Designed with an optimistic and a dash of whimsical, Weekends sports a contemporary, monochromatic palette of black and white, punctuated by spots of bright, cheerful colours from the range of products within the store. The attention-grabbing store facade, made up of numerous wooden apothecary drawers with vintage finishings, immediately draws your curiosity that quickly translates into an experience of metaphoric hope of "the weekends" upon entering the store.
Targeting modern women of impeccable taste, Weekends aims to be the space where fun and inspiration thrive, allowing shoppers to approach their everyday life with optimism and exuberance.
From the good folks at Unlisted Collection, LongPlay is a hip new bar and lounge that transports you back in time with their curated collection of vintage records, classic tipples and casual nibbles. Nestled between Haji Lane and Arab Street, LongPlay offers a cosy chill out where guests can indulge in old school aural pleasures and fresh nostalgia.
Named after phonograph records, LongPlay brings the groove into its enclave situated between Haji Lane and Arab Street. With its assortment of over 3000 vinyl-only titles in tow, audiophiles can expect records from the glorious eras of the 1950s to the 1970s spanning across genres such as Jazz, Motown, Blues and Glam-rock.
Featuring state of the art sound system such as turntables from Wilson Benesch, that deliver impressively rich yet neutral sonic performance, award-winning amplifiers from Jadis providing superb smoothness and highly accurate wide-dispersion speakers from ATC that brings out the best of vinyl. The lounge makes for a perfect space for music aficionados looking to immerse in the vinyl experience. Guests looking for something more upbeat can also stick by the bar. With the open concept kitchen and bar providing full view of the bartenders and staff in action, the bar makes for easy conversations between guests and staff.
The cocktails at LongPlay pay homage to iconic musicians and quintessential tracks from the past, with subtle and playful references in the garnishes or in the choice of spirit that best reflect the icon. A selection of craft beers, wines and spirits are also available on the drinks menu while fuss-free, flavourful bar snacks are available to satiate peckish demands.
To satiate peckish demands, LongPlay offers an approachable menu that serves up fuss-free yet flavourful bites while the cocktails pay homage to iconic musicians and quintessential song tracks from the past.
Brunches Café is the latest Chic Vintage Themed Bakery/Café along Rangoon Road.
Brunches Café serves All-day Breakfast Menu, Gourmet Sandwiches, Waffles, Coffee, Tea and other Beverages to the funky café-goers. Their limited High-tea sets are suited for those who wants to gather, relax, chill and have light nibbles in the afternoon. Bakery and Pastries are freshly made daily in their kitchen, so no preservatives will be used. They strive to have a good range of varieties to suit every palette.
They also feature some Vintage Furniture Collections in their café, for you to relax and dine in. You may choose to purchase them if you want to bring the enjoyable experience home. Enjoy their retail corners featuring genuine vintage collectables and unique products to sooth your retail needs. Everything with a price tag in their shop are for sale.
Look out for their jewel piece of attraction, a 4-seater Sofa Set converted from a real vintage Mini Cooper, available on first-come-first-served basis.
Looking for a unique place to hold your parties, celebrations, team bonding activities? Brunches is open for private event reservation after 6pm. They can cater to buffet spread, set dinner, canapé parties, etc. They do their best to plan the event according to your budget and needs.
The new store is the first in the world to offer cocktails, including the Vintage Caramel, a fusion of vodka, caramel liqueur and salted caramel ice-cream, or the Black Tie, a combination of whisky and Belgian chocolate ice-cream.
Since 1961 Haagen-Dazs has been synonymous with the finest, hand-selected ingredients and superior quality.
Look forward to many menu innovations to pair up with premium teas from luxury brand Tea Forte.
Girard-Perregaux watches are innovative creations guided by the quest for perfection and in-depth design research to the finest detail. The “Haute Horlogerie” collection offers a rich variety with a complete range of most fascinating complications.
All these watches and other classic Girard-Perregaux collections (like the Vintage 1945, the ww.tc, the Girard-Perregaux 1966 and the Cat’s Eye) are a veritable treasure trove for connoisseurs.
Level 1 The Shoppes Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue
You can't miss this quaint little cafe along Jalan Bukit Ho Swee. You will be greeted with a splash of colour and its vintage decor. After all, Le Halo is not just an all-day breakfast cafe, it is also a vintage shop. In collaboration with Chair-ish The Moments, an online vintage shop that has a small retail space with some of their products beautifully merged together in the café.
The Chinese zodiac animal drawings on the wall are designed by Joseph Wong, a senior manger of a foreign Bank, specially commissioned and shaped like toast in line with the cafe's logo and face left or right in line with feng shui configurations. Its owner Elia Lim is a new kid in the business as well. Everything about the cafe mirrors her own life - bubbly, bright, honest and all heart. She takes the name "Le" from the Chinese character "kuai le" meaning happy. And "halo"? Well, she hopes you taste a bit of heaven in her food creations. It may be a 9-minute walk from Tiong Bahru MRT station but the walk will be worth it.
The Piggy Stew is Le Halo's best selling item so far. Slow cooked to full flavour with generous chunks of pork, it is served with fingers of crispy buttered toast, making them the perfect companion for this dish.