So Chocolate has opened a new 150 sqm boutique at Changi.
So Chocolate is the largest dedicated confectionery store of its kind. Their fun and vibrant store offers a wide range of popular classics such as Toblerone, Kit Kat, Mars and Hershey’s. Along with a dedicated premium boutique anchored with a tasting and display bar giving you the opportunity to learn more about the production and taste of luxury confectionery brands like Fauchon, Valrhona and Neuhaus.
Enjoy an 18 sq m Godiva corner with an assortment of sophisticated gifting chocolates, fresh Classic truffles as well as a pralinés pieces counter.
So Chocolate is a "must shop" destination for anyone with a sweet tooth or looking for a gift that is sure to please.
Paul & Shark is a complete luxury lifestyle sportswear brand beloved by people from all over the world still appreciating the Made-in-Italy value and the high performance of the technical materials used.
Their collections; Men, Ladies, Cadets and Accessories, are distributed through a network of more than 250 stores all over the world. The brand represents the distinctive mark for a clothing synonymous with freedom and casual wear, taking its inspiration from yachting.
The first to be designed was a sweater for the sea which was immediately identifiable thanks to its fresh and original packaging, the blue metallic "can", i.e. a metal tube used on boats as multi-functional container. The success of this unique product was the first step towards the creation of an entire collection of knitwear in water-repellent virgin wool, ideal for wearing at sea or on the seaside, or indeed anywhere out in the open.
Over the years the target has expanded greatly up to include other sports such as skiing and golf, as well as non-sportswear clothing.
In 1872, a young man named Balage Porolis de Silva embarked on a journey into the world of luxury. He set up a jewellery boutique along High Street, Singapore, presenting not only the finest gems, but also serving the best Ceylon tea to his customers. Hailing from Sri Lanka where having tea is a daily ritual for relaxation and enjoyment, he wanted to enhance his customers’ appreciation of jewellery with tea.
Gradually, the B.P. de Silva brand name grew in reputation and became synonymous with artistry and craftsmanship. The family continues to extend the very same values and philosophy of fine jewellery into tea, elevating tea beyond a simple beverage to a premium gift. This led to the creation of The 1872 Clipper Tea Co., whose name pays tribute to the historic Clipper ships that raced to carry chests of the freshest teas to all corners of the world, at the same time acknowledging the year they planted their roots in Singapore.
The 1872 Clipper Tea Co. serves up its best-selling teas, brewed and prepared with an adventurous twist. Top off any iced-tea with its bespoke tea-infused ice cream, or go for a cup of hot tea served with a special something.
Tea lovers will get to sample and experience the flavours and freshness of The 1872 Clipper Teas at its "Tea Indulgence" corner. You can also find an interesting selection of gift teas and tea accessories.
#02-06 / #02-K66 PasarBella, The Grandstand, 200 Turf Club Road
The newly opened Dorsett Singapore, is the perfect hotel choice for both leisure and business travellers. They offer stylish and comfortable accommodation for the most discerning guests to enjoy, relax and refresh.
The 10-storey hotel boasts modern architecture and design; it is cladded with a full glass building façade to present a refreshing landmark that seeks to harmonise with the heritage backdrop of the Chinatown precinct.
Well-positioned as a mid-scale hotel with diverse artistic atmosphere and cutting-edge IT facilities and services, be wowed by their promise of uncompromising contemporary living and a unique creative experience of unpretentious luxury created specially for you.
Embrace the foliage with a casual stroll around the landscape roof garden to offer a quick respite anytime of the day. The hotel's fully equipped gymnasium, 30-meter outdoor swimming pool and outdoor Jacuzzi offer the perfect avenues to refresh and recharge after a long day of business meetings or sightseeing.
Original Breitling watches are considerably pleasurable to those who like to put on classic timepieces with all of their superb designs features, style and marvelous colour combinations. Dating back all the way to 1884 The Jordan 3 Blue Breitling firm was founded in Saint-Imier, Bernese Jura in Switzerland. This luxury watch was always engaged in the aviation market as a lot of pilots preferred Breitling watches.
The most effective part of Breitling watches is that they contain the automatic winding method. There are several mechanical Breitling watches which do not require electronic tools. Similar watch brands might include the flyback mechanism as an example which is an inferior functionality.
Discover the Breitling Emergency version which contains a radio transmitter for civil aviation use which broadcasts on the 121.5 MHz distress frequency and serves as a back-up for ELT-type airborne beacons. (For military users, Breitling has equipped the Emergency with a miniaturized transmitter operating on the 243.0 MHz military frequency). Under normal conditions: flat terrain or calm seas, the signal can be picked up at a range of up to 90 nautical miles by search aircraft flying at 20,000 feet. The watch is available for customers who do not hold a pilot's licence.
The lounge reflects the heart of Singapore, a vibrant and exciting space that celebrates the local scene. You can enjoy the best of the service currently offered by Sofitel in their flagship First lounges in Sydney and Melbourne and an enhanced dining experience featuring Neil Perry's Spice Temple inspired dishes and signature cocktails.
Spice Temple brings a new level of Asian dining. Their culinary focus is regional China with a distinct avoidance of standard Cantonese fare. There is chilli for the chilli lovers, or subtle flavours for those desiring a more mild experience.
The 2,001 sq m lounge seats up to 460 guests, has 20 showers, free Wi-Fi, several 80-inch television screens and tech pods to enable you to work within the lounge zones.
Platinum One members may request for premium services such as shirt pressing, shoe shining and priority access to showers.
The property is an elegant development strongly characterised by dynamic shapes, strong design language and sinuous lines. The uniqueness of Ferra’s identity finds its origins from Pininfarina designers who designed the iconic Ferrari 458 and the Maserati GranTurismo.
The Condo offers 104 units and is 22 storeys high. The Sky Terraces are on Level 2 and Level 4 and come with a fantastic and breaktaking view.
Inessence is the ultra-luxury collection of residential developments by Far East Organization. Created to meet the demands of the world’s most discerning home buyers, it will surely set a new benchmark in bespoke luxury living.
Every residence under the Inessence brand shares four pillars: prime location, unique design by a master designer, thoughtfulness of space and details, unprecedented levels of personalisation and bespoke customisation. Above it all, a "semi-white plan” concept that allows you to design the home of your choice.
The condo is easily accessible via the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) and Central Expressway (CTE), connectivity is further enhanced with Orchard and Somerset MRT Stations nearby. Orchard Road shopping belt is a short 7 minutes walk away.
The Italian fashion label, Prada will be expanding its current duplex at MBS to three-stories in June.
Prada’s second duplex boutique, is designed by Prada’s architect Roberto Baciocchi, signature design elements take centre stage with walls rendered in green canvas, complemented by elegant touches such as waxed saffiano leather to house ready-to-wear, bags, accessories and shoes for both women and men.
Sophisticated and trendsetting, Prada’s inspiring concept of uncompromised quality and constant innovation has endured from 1913, when Mario Prada, Miuccia Prada’s grandfather, opened a shop of luxury goods in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan. The search for rare and valuable materials and sophisticated manufacturing techniques is part of Prada’s DNA.
B1-98 Galleria Level, B2-69 Canal Level, Level 1 The Shoppes At Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue
The refreshed store covers almost 150 square meters, right in the entrance of Takashimaya. You will be able to enjoy their beautiful selection of crafted leather objects and stylish ready-to-wear collections.
The brand has been one of the world's leaders in the luxury goods sector since 1927. They are active in the creation, production and sale of shoes, leather goods, clothing, silk products and other accessories, as well as women's and men's perfumes. Their product range also includes eyewear and watches, manufactured by licensees.
Attention to uniqueness and exclusivity, with a perfect blend of style, creativity and innovation enriched by the quality and craftsmanship of the "Made in Italy" tradition, have always been the hallmarks of Salvatore Ferragamo.
Sephora offers the most diverse selection of beauty products, from classics to their very own private label. Make it your No.1 quintessential beauty stop and be dazzled by the amazing selection.
Sephora's success as the Beauty Authority takes the lead from its ethos of 3 E's – Ease, Excitement and Education – to provide a one-stop beauty destination that is renowned for its ability to highlight trends, shape aesthetic codes and administer tailor-made advice.
Founded in 1970 in France, Sephora is a visionary beauty-retail concept which was acquired in 1997 by Paris based LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world’s leading luxury products group.
Today, Sephora is a much-loved retail chain, garnering a cult following with over 1,000 stores in 27 countries.
Only 88 units are available for the lucky few. Soaring 10 storeys in the neighbourhood, Lloyd Sixty Five stands tall among the rest. Representing luxury at its very best.
A lavish nature-inspired residence creating seamless harmony between the best of both worlds. Satisfy your desire for quietude with a relaxing stroll through the natural landscape.
The facade presents a modern and very structural building that instantly evokes feelings of security and chic. If you are looking for an understated yet luxurious place to live in the city, then this is certainly the best option for you.
Living at Lloyd Sixty Five is not without its perks, with all its amenities. It is practically impossible for you not to fall in love with the condominium over and over again. If you want to cool off after a long day, then the lavish swimming pool area is waiting for you to enjoy. If you want to ease on your tired body, then you will be able to use the deluxe jacuzzi area nearby. Not forgetting the great gymnasium within the premises for you to work out with the all latest equipment.
Liu.Jo, the Glamorous Italian women’s fashion label has opened a new store at Wisma Astria.
Liu.Jo was born as a small textile industry and developed during the mid-1990s into a major Italian brand of pret-a-porter fashion. The company has now 130 boutiques in Italy and 110 stores worldwide in Europe and Asia where the brand is distributed by the Liu.Jo Asia Pacific company.
In the next five years Liu.Jo expanded its productions and brand portfolio launching an Accessories collection, a Luxury collection of jewels and watches, a Baby collection for little girls, an Underwear and Beachwear collection as well as Homewear. Since 2008 they have also had their hugely popular shoes collection.
The spring-summer 2013 collection advertising campaign features Kate Moss which pretty much says it all about this super trendy brand.
They are a global apparel and accessories brand focused on delivering modern, covetable style for professional men and women.
The brand was founded in 1978 by Mel and Patricia Ziegler. In 1983, Banana Republic was acquired by Gap Inc and they began the transition into the accessible luxury lifestyle brand they are today. Their aesthetic conveys effortless sophistication with a focus on quality and versatility.
Banana Republic, offers elevated clothing, handbags, jewelry and eyewear designs at accessible prices. Dedicated to helping you achieve professionally and personally, they offer versatile work wear that can be styled for any occasion.
A pioneer in botanical formulations for over 30 years, Crabtree & Evelyn fuses the power of nature and science, luxury and comfort and the wisdom of the past and present, to create sensorial pleasures for the body and spirit.
Like the motto of their namesake, John Evelyn - a 17th century renaissance Englishman, who wrote one of the first important works on conservation - Crabtree & Evelyn "explores everything and keeps the best" to transform the ordinary rituals of daily life into extraordinary pleasurable experiences.
Crabtree & Evelyn is sold in more than 40 countries, with over 6000 locations and 500 concept stores worldwide.
Together with the art jamming studio, Museo is celebrating the spirit of art and creativity with its food, as well as its cocktails.
Museo has embraced the bold move of combining a luxury high tea salon which undergoes a smooth transition into a sleek bar and a casual-fine dining restaurant at sundown. Through this, you get the best of both worlds – you will not only be able to enjoy the classic range of brunch and signature teas popularized by Arteastiq alongside exquisite dinner items, but also relish their newly concocted cocktail range and exquisite dinner items at the refreshingly new seaside location: Sentosa Cove.
"The Social Painting Studio" is seamlessly integrated into the entire restaurant and bar concept as a way of further engaging you, in a way which no other bar or tea lounge has. With the magnificent view overlooking the tranquil quayside and marina vista, it provides the perfect backdrop for you to engage and explore your inner creative potential with art jamming.
The magnificent sea view, coupled with the chill-out holiday-making atmosphere and friendly staff, all play important roles in crafting Museo as the perfect haven for city dwellers to retreat from the hustle and bustle of urban life.
Driven by their desire to provide the best gourmet food for everyday living, Jones The Grocer aims to inspire and excite the imagination of all food lovers.
With products sourced and selected from around the globe, they are a food emporium focused on providing natural ingredients produced by specialist, artisan suppliers. They showcase these through their innovative in-store cafe menu which you can enjoy in the casual atmosphere of their contemporary designed cafes.
With products ranging from premium tea leaves to luxury chocolates, from artisan crackers through to handmade pasta sauces, their staff are able to guide your selection and offer you informed an welcoming service.
Their soothing black and green teas and refreshing infusions are carefully made by blending the finest quality teas, flowers, fruit and spices. From classic English Breakfast to Japanese Genmaicha green tea, from minty Artic fire to their cleansing herbal infusion, they have a tea for every part of the day and for your every mood.
They are also passionate about coffee and the alluring aroma of freshly ground beans. Using only the finest beans, they have created their own Jones The Grocer coffee blend for you to enjoy or for coffee aficionados, try the unique and distinct aromas of their single origin beans. Their coffees can be enjoyed in store or made at home using their stylish imported coffee accessories.
The Korean brand specialises in making comfortable hand-crafted flatshoes with comfort, style and a beautiful feeling.
Founded in 2009 by a luxury shoes company, Spur now runs over 40 stores in South Korea nationwide including Lotte department stores. Recently they have just opened more international Spur shops in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Canada and Japan.
Their flats are made of 1cm of concealed heel in a ballet flat, which adds an extra bit of height and makes them a pleasure to wear.
To be ready in 2013, Connexion at Farrer Park will be one of the world’s first integrated healthcare and hospitality complexes.
Comprising a specialist medical centre with 189 consultation suites, a private tertiary hospital, a luxury hotel equipped with state-of-the-art conference and wellness facilities and a ground floor lifestyle retail zone, Connexion at Farrer Park will strengthen and support Singapore’s position as Asia’s leading medical hub.
Connexion is built directly above the Farrer Park MRT Station. It has a six-storey podium with two 20-storey high-rise wings. The west wing houses Farrer Park Medical Centre while the east wing combines Farrer Park Hospital and the hotel, One Farrer. Hotel guests can enjoy the privacy and facilities of a distinctly separate hotel with easy and rapid access to excellent medical facilities within the same complex.
Beautified by extensive gardens and recreational facilities, Connexion at Farrer Park is an environmentally friendly development which has received the Green Mark Platinum Award, the highest of the Green Mark Awards, from the Building and Construction Authority. The building is infused with cutting-edge technology in terms of design and function.
Way ahead of its time and one-of-a-kind, Connexion at Farrer Park presents Singapore an excellent opportunity to drive an innovation that will take healthcare to a new trajectory.
Since the launch of its first watch model in 1975, Maurice Lacroix has developed to become one of the most sought after watch brands. With its own factories producing complex components for mechanical calibers, Maurice Lacroix joined the exclusive league of Swiss watchmakers at the end of 2006.
Thanks to continued innovative development both in technical fields and in design, the brand has registered several patents and trademarks. They are one of only a very few number of independent watchmakers and they employ more than 200 people worldwide.
MCM’s vision is to revolutionise luxury fashion accessories and travel goods by combining craftsmanship and value for today’s modern generation of Global Nomads.
Through innovation and timeless design, they combine iconic German-engineered functionality with traditional craftsmanship, purveying a heritage of elegance.
A long-time favourite of royalty and celebrities, the brand boasts designer boutiques in cosmopolitan destinations such as Berlin, Dusseldorf, London, New York, Athens, Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul and is sold by prestigious retailers worldwide.
Their latest collection, the “Very MCM in Monaco” Spring Summer 2013, is packed full of bright
colours and is the opening look for MCM’s first Southeast Asian standalone boutique.
Founded in 1999, the brand is determined to provide you with revolutionary experience by constantly improving and having a spirit of perseverance.
Iroo blends contemporary and luxury styles that offer consumers the latest runway trends. The spacious interior with a modern edge turns this retail shop into an eye-catchingb and prestigious shopping experience.
The 3 main lines - Collection, City and Party are meticulously designed to cater to different lifestyles and needs for the modern, alluring and fashion forward woman. Skillful tailoring and finest materials are selected to craft garments that every woman would want to adorn.
The coveted Birkin is no longer the stuff of dreams, or a guerrilla product that is impossible to lay your hands even with a good dose of will and money. Enter The Luxury Galleria, a locally born and bred multi-label lifestyle retail boutique that promises to put an end to the Birkin’s infamous unattainability.
All bags are directly imported from Europe and merchandise comes with a security seal that allows for a five day grace period for you to authenticate your purchase.
The store's Baroque influenced deÌcor lends a plush sense of comfort, while black and gold finishings pepper the surrounds, creating a consistent thematic look and feel for the 1500sq-feet space. Meanwhile, European accented custom-made furnishings lend a touch of opulence and grandeur while retaining an understated, Parisian home-style feel.
An established player in the luxury watch industry, Cortina Watch is a leading watch retailer and distributor in Asia carrying over 50 internationally renowned brands.
Their commitment to bringing the world's best quality timepieces to the region, together with their personalized customer service,Â built up a strong brandingÂ for the Group as well as a loyal customer base.
Cortina Watch currently operates 20 retail outlets across Asia including Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Judith Leiber is an American luxury brand synonymous with elegance, style and sophistication. Each product is executed with meticulous attention to detail and flawless hand-craftsmanship.
After working as a handbag designer for other companies, Leiber founded her own business in 1963. It is sold at exclusive boutiques around the world. She is most famous for her minaudieres, which are often covered in crystals. Animals are a recurring theme in her purse collection.
The brand has re-defined the accessories category with products that are on the cutting edge of high fashion, while always remaining timeless classics.
Discover the world of Carolina Herrera, including: demi couture, luxury ready-to-wear, bridal, accessories, eyewear and fragrances.
In 2000 the first Carolina Herrera NY flagship store opened on prestigious Madison Avenue, encompassing a world of sophistication, refinement and modernity for her designs.
The inspirational images for the Spring/Summer collection transport us to the CoÌte d’Azur at the end of the 1950s to recreate the charm and style that defined Saint-Tropez, Monte Carlo and Cannes at that time. This is coupled with the rich sensations associated with the coast: the sun, the intense blue of the sea, hidden away beaches and unhurried hours spent aboard a yacht.
The collection boasts luxurious natural materials which add lightness, freshness and comfort, such as cotton and linen, giving a refined feel to all the garments. Tropical wool offers distinctive classic tailoring, technical fabrics are used for the sportier pieces and soft suede adds the finishing touch to the summer collection.
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue
Established in 1974, Bonia is internationally recognised as a leading high fashion brand designing exquisitely crafted luxury goods made with the finest materials.
Bonia Group has a network of over 883 sales outlets and 103 boutiques throughout the world including countries like Singapore Malaysia, Japan, Taiwan, China and Thailand.
The Group, which is listed on the main market of Bursa Malaysia, is involved in manufacturing, marketing, retailing and distribution of high-fashion branded leatherwear, footwear, men's apparel and accesorries.
B2-113 Canal Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue
Specialising in hand made personal leather accessories for men, Araldi 1930 is set to elevate the standards of quality leather goods in the market.
Established by the Pierpaoli brothers, Stefano and Luca who hail from the Lombardy region of Italy, the collection Araldi 1930 originated from the family’s heritage in high-quality saddle-making at the end of the 19th century. Araldi 1930 represents four generations of heritage in the making of luxury leather goods, with each generation striving to uphold the family’s tradition of high quality hand made craftsmanship paired with an unequivocal level of attention to detail.
Bearing ownership of a fully integrated manufacturing value-chain in the making of luxury leather goods, the Araldi 1930 collection has extended beyond its core line of men’s belts and small leather goods to include a coordinated range of beautifully crafted shoes, bags and travel goods, further enhancing the brand’s indulgent collection of personalised luxury leather accessories, giving you endless possibilities to define your individual style and preference.
The brand was created by Susie and Doug Tompkins, who started selling Esprit clothes out of the back of their station wagon. In 1979 John Casado designed the famous Esprit stencil-effect logo, it became one of the most recognised and memorable in international fashion.
Esprit is an international youthful lifestyle brand offering smart, affordable luxury and bringing newness and style to life. The Group operates more than 800 directly managed retail stores worldwide.
A team of international designers translates the Esprit attributes into regular collections in a self-confident, natural, stylish and sensual way: 12 collections are produced for six order dates per year and a product line for kids & edc youth by Esprit, Esprit shoes and ESP Esprit sports. Four collections are produced per year for Esprit bodywear.
The boutique features Paul & Shark's full collection of ready-to-wear yacht clothes and a ladies collection. They also feature the brand's latest Fall/Winter Collection 2012.
Paul & Shark is a complete luxury lifestyle sportswear brand for those still appreciating the Made-in-Italy value and the high performance of the used technical materials. The brand represents the distinctive mark for a clothing company synonymous with freedom and casual wear, taking its inspiration from yachting. The first to be designed was a sweater for the sea which was immediately identifiable thanks to its fresh and original packaging, the blue metallic "can”. The success of this unique product was the first step towards the creation of an entire collection of knitwear in water-repellent virgin wool, ideal for wearing at the seaside or at sea, or anywhere out in the open.
Over the years the focus has expanded greatly up to include other sports such as skiing and golf, as well as non-strictly sportswear clothing.
B1-80A Galleria Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Ave
Vertu, the leading manufacturer of luxury mobile phones, has launched a new outlet at Changi Airport Terminal 2’s Transit Mall. Offering the finest quality in mobile phone design and engineering.
The brand combines pioneering design, luxury technology and unrivalled beauty to create the world's most exclusive handsets. Handmade in England using the finest materials to create the perfect finish. The Vertu handset has become a symbol of luxury and your key to a world of unique experiences and a life beautifully arranged.
Vertu and the legendary italian car brand: Ferrari got united by a shared passion for design, craftsmanship and performance. In their pursuit of excellence. Vertu and Ferrari have been creating some limited editions mobile phones and a range of exclusive services giving you access to the exciting world of Ferrari.
The flagship model is called the Signature. Its key pad contains nearly 5 carats of ruby bearings. Other models include: Ascent, Constellation Classic, Ayxta, along with smartphones Constellation Quest and the Constellation Touch. Ascent phones are designed to be lightweight and durable, made of aluminium or titanium with vulcanised rubber and leather. The Constellation Classics are simple and small handsets. Ayxtas are flip phones that come in numerous variants and colors. The Quest is the first smartphone by Vertu, equipped with a full QWERTY keyboard made from sapphire sculpted keys. The Constellation T is the first touchscreen model from Vertu.
One Dusun Residences is a new iconic development standing 29 storeys high. The residential apartments are located from Level 7 upwards. Designed for SOHO living, every apartment is built with lofty high ceilings, offering you flexible spaces that can be customised to suit your lifestyle or used as home offices.
These apartments are designed to reflect modernity, functionality and contemporary taste. Naturally well-lit and airy, the apartments are specially laid out to maximise its spaciousness and allow you to enjoy the views of the surrounding landscape.
To complete the perfect experience of lifestyle living, an infinity pool at the lushly landscaped 7th floor deck provides indulgence and relaxation set against a cityscape backdrop. In addition, three lifestyle pavilions await you: A BBQ pavilion, a private dining pavilion and an entertainment/living/games pavilion.
Commuting will be a breeze with One Dusun Residences’s easy access to expressways (CTE, PIE) and Novena MRT. Within 5 minutes drive away to Novena and Orchard shopping belt, One Dusun Residences offers you the convenience of dining, shopping as well as lifestyle choices. Balestier is also moving ahead with times as it undergoes an urban facelift to become an exciting spot for business, leisure and entertainment.
Combining a seamless blend of urban convenience and modern luxury, One Dusun Residences is an attractive proposition for the discerning home buyer, retailer or investor alike.
Spottiswoode Suites presents a perfect fusion of superior location, exclusivity and unmeasurable comfort. 175 units of premium luxury up-market apartments located at the highly sought after land parcel in Spottiswoode Park, at the very entrance of the island's Central Business District.
Founded in Lyon in 1970, Zilli has been synonymous with the world of luxury menswear for its dedication to up keeping the traditional production of men’s clothing in France.
In their "atelier" in Lyon, their craftsmen are continually developing new techniques. When carefully worked and softened, crocodile leathers drape almost as beautifully as fabrics. Chinchilla cashmere combines a glossy finish with a unique feeling of softness. The 7-pleat tie is protected by a patent. To guarantee impeccable quality, their production processes are carried out exclusively in France and Italy.
Zilli builds contemporary elegance where excellence is crafted to exceptional levels. Creation and craftsmanship converge in order to showcase the most exceptional of materials in controlled quantities.
Being one of the first luxury brands for men to be awarded the label "Company of Heritage Lifestyle" in the category of "High Craft and Ready-to-Wear clothing", the prestigious testimony to Zilli is a mark of its continued philosophy to producing the most luxurious apparels for discerning men.
#B2-227/228 Canal Level, The Shoppes at Marina BaySands, 2 Bayfront Avenue
The renowned French luxury silverware and home accessories brand, has undergone a revamp for the first time since it opened more than 25 years ago.
Epitomising modern elegance, luxury and sophistication, this rejuvenation reinforces the brand’s ethos of keeping its rich traditional legacy in craftsmanship and quality while embracing and moving with the times.
With a cosy floor space of 880 sq ft, the revamped boutique, bathed predominantly in taupe and dark brown colour palette, now spots a more contemporary, spacious and inviting look that beautifully combines polished surfaces and marble flooring, steel and glass fixtures and well-lit recessed wall compartments that best showcase their range of silver products.
Upon entering the boutique, a full-length mirror engraved with Christofle’s coat of arms greets and reminds you of the French brand’s esteemed heritage that spans nearly two centuries.
Divided into three distinct sections, namely table services, gifts & décor and bijoux, the well-crafted silver products are organised in a neat and well-planned fashion. This enhances the shopping experience as you are able to move from one section to another with greater clarity on the products range.
The Table Services section includes silver flatware, porcelain plates, glassware and decanters; the gifts & décor section includes photo frames, home accessories and candelabras; while the bijoux section includes jewellery pieces or sets such as necklaces, earrings, bracelets for women and cufflinks for men.
Sephora, Singapore's beauty authority offers a diverse selection of beauty products, from classics to their very own private label. Make it your No.1 quintessential beauty stop and be dazzled by the amazing selection on offer.
Sephora’s success as the beauty authority takes the lead from its ethos of 3 E’s: Ease, Excitement and Education, to provide a one-stop beauty destination that is renowned for its ability to highlight trends, shape aesthetic codes and administer tailor-made advice.
The Sephora flagship store at Starhill Gallery continues the brand’s penchant for audacity in its wide r
ange of classic and emerging beauty brands in an expansive but easy-to-wander environment that leaves no one: beauty junkies and newbies alike, mystified.
Founded in 1970 in France, Sephora is a visionary beauty-retail concept and was acquired in 1997 by Paris based LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world’s leading luxury products group. Today, Sephora has over 1,000 stores in 27 countries.
Estheva has opened a new spa institute at Raffles Hotel Arcade. The name Estheva has a simple, yet luxuriant meaning: a place where life is always beautiful and rejuvenating, where one achieves a balance of mind, body and spirit.
They are one of the most beautiful luxury day spas in this part of the world. Located just by The Lawn, which offers a rare touch of lush greenery in the busy Central Business District and just a few minutes’ leisurely walk to the F1 Night Race circuit and convention centres.
Estheva is inspired by the natural thermal spas of Southern Italy. It merges the pursuits of beauty and wellness in truly conducive surroundings. The Spa has continually garnered well- deserved accolades and numerous awards. Such as Winner of Singapore's Top Luxury Day Spa (from 2006 to 2012).
The spa's most popular item is the Celebrity Peel, a highly refined anti- aging facial treatment. Inspired by a technique much revered by celebrities in Hollywood, Celebrity Peel has a regular female client following from as far as New York. The Ultimate Scrub Package is another highly popular treatment. This includes an exotic Personalised Scrub (with 12 different scrubs to choose from), an invigorating HydroBath (tailored according to body type) and a revitalising Body Massage. This package offers you the option of indulging in 12 different scrubs, one each month for a year.
The above are just a few of the 128 body treatments and 18 exclusive luxurious facials available at Estheva Spa. Other highly popular treatments include Sparomatic Detox package, Ice Tonic Express treatment (for Slimming), OxyAromatic Seaweed wrap, Swiss Very Whitening treatment, Sparomatic Mineral mask with Face-Gym massage, and Ultimate Eye face chest which uses Marine DNA and Vitamins A, C and E.
#01-30/31 Raffles Hotel Arcade, 328 North Bridge Road
Bvlgari, the Italian luxury maison re-opened its Takashimaya store after a major renovation.
The new store boasts an impressive 246 sq metres on one entire floor and is in excess of 57 sq metres from its previous store split over two floors. It's concept illustrates a strong and new contemporary design.
The façade was designed by replicating a squared pattern made by satiny metal leaves with the alternation of three different "nuance" of gold which creates a very peculiar effect that is helped by the singular leaf shape. The background is made of mirrored metal sheet and is used to reflect the light spread by the stars installed in the middle of each leaf module. The stars are shaped in the same pattern as the ones in the Via Condotti store to recall the Roman flagship as well as Bulgari’s heritage. They are lighted up by a small LED that makes the "star skin" of the façade glow with light.
The Veneziana flooring that decorates the main entrance of the shop is done by an ancient handmade technique used for the external terraces in the XIX century, but known since the Greek and Roman periods. The onyx star, which is linked to the first Bulgari shop in Via Condotti, lies in the middle of the flooring and has the same shape as the external LED star in the store. The wooden flooring comprises bronzed brass inserts and is used as a background for the jewellery and accessories counters. The walls are covered with an alternation of star skin and encausto finishing, while the private room has a new open concept with metal sliding panels that create seclusion from the main store when require. Original drawings of some of the jewellery necklaces are displayed on the external rolling blinds to add a touch of heritage and elegance during shop closure.
The new design and concept of the Bulgari Takashimaya store fuses both eternity and history while embracing you in a mood of pleasurable luxury.
Level 1 Unit 111/113 Takashimaya, 391A Orchard Road
The Parisian luxury patisserie chain Ladurée, famous for its dainty macarons and elegant confections, will be opening it's very first store in Singapore, next year. It will open at the Ocean Financial Centre at Collyer Quay. And while the location for future outlets has not been confirmed yet, they are already looking to open 12 to 15 shops in Singapore over the next five years.
Ladurée's history all began in 1862, when Louis Ernest Ladurée, a miller from France’s southwest, created a bakery at 16 Rue Royale in Paris. During the same year, the first stone of the Garnier Opera was laid, and the area surrounding The Madeleine was rapidly developing into one of the capital’s most important and elegant business districts. The most prestigious names in French luxury goods had already taken up residence in this neighbourhood. In 1871, while Baron Haussmann was giving Paris a ‘‘new face’’, a fire made possible the transformation of the bakery into a pastry shop.
They will be introducing more than 20 new menu items which feature local flavours, such as pandan eclair and pandan millefeuille. These will be exclusive to Singapore and created by their local team.
Ladurée takes a very straightforward approach. Most of their macarons are single-flavor, with a few being a combination of two, at most. This emphasis on simplicity allows Ladurée to completely focus on ingredient quality and taste, ensuring each macaron is the best of its kind. Not only does Ladurée have the most true-to-life flavors, but the texture of their macarons is also the lightest and most delicate.
You will get to discover, the Lanvin creations of Alber Elbaz who not ontly makes women beautiful but also proves that sweets and beauty can go hand in hand.
The australian fashion jewellery and hair accessories store Lovisa has recently opened at Plaza Singapura, replacing the previous Diva store.
After launching their first luxury accessories retail store in April 2010, Lovisa can now be found in 6 countries throughout the world. They have become a first stop shop for the fashion forward to get their on-trend accessories fix.
Lovisa was created out of a need for current fashion jewellery at an accessible price point. Their trend spotting department in London takes inspiration from high fashion couture runways and current street style. The keen-eyed design team uses a wide range of materials and expert finishing techniques to deliver fashion forward designer jewellery and hair accessories.
If you have a refined taste and understand the importance of the perfect accessory, Lovisa is made four you. You'll find designer styles at ready to wear prices, your style will have no limits.
Embark upon one of the fastest specialty store expansion ever seen globally.
The Quaich Bar is one of the most exquisite whisky bars that you will find in Singapore. They have been recognised as a Great Whisky Bar of The World for outstanding presentation, promotion and knowledge of great whiskies from around the world, according to The Whisky Magazine, the standard bearer for whisky connoisseurs the world over.
Quaich (pronounced ‘quake’) is the drinking bowl that is a Scottish Gaelic symbol of welcome and friendship. And in the true spirit of this tradition, Quaich Bar serves more than whiskies.
With more than 300 types of whiskies, you will be spoilt for choice.
To help in your journey of discovery of some of the best taste sensations, they have crafted eight distinctly-themed sampling sets of whiskies. These are designed to match a variety of approaches to exploring the complexities and subtleties of various whisky types.
Other than whiskies, they also offer a variety of specialist beers, wines, tequilas, rums, vodkas and other waters of life to embrace different tastes.
These, along with the range of cigars available at their cigar room, will provide you with the opportunity to relax in the lap of luxury.
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Golden Village was the first to revolutionise the cinema industry in Singapore being a pioneer and a trailblazer of the Multiplex concept. By introducing this concept to Singapore, GV brought a whole new paradigm shift to the cinema viewing experience, unique cinema concepts, state-of-the-art screens and audio visual systems plus new standards of seating comfort and luxury.
The entertainment destination will have a total seating capacity of more than 1,000, where its six halls will have stadium seating, digital projection and sound, and will screen the latest blockbusters.
The opening of GV City Square is another major step forward in the transformation of the mall. Serving the neighbourhoods of Little India, Boon Keng, Lavender, Kallang and Moulmein.
Tocca recently opened in Takashimaya, Tocca Beauty is renowned worldwide as a fragrance house of distinctive and exquisite scents. Their perfumers develop scents that are reminiscent of bygone times and familiar places yet infused with the unexpected, creating something altogether fresh and new.
Leaving a touch of mystery in the air, Tocca’s sophisticated products are meant to inspire and surprise. The brand's beautiful fragrances can be experienced in a luxury candle collection, fine fragrances, and bath and body products.
Named for the Italian word for “touch” after its intricate embroideries and luxurious fabrics, the brand is the best combination of the romantic and exotic. It is unabashedly feminine, in its sophisticated European interpretation.
Discover Brigitte which channels the essence of the screen siren Brigitte Bardot, an icon of glamorous, free-spirited class. Tocca's newest fine fragrance invites you into Brigitte's bike ride in the south of France. The intoxicating scent of the Marseilles spice market mingles with ginger, then folds in the essence of Moroccan rose petals, blending chic, old-world European style with whimsical and exotic intrigue. Brigitte's loveliness is deliciously textured, sweet top notes of rhubarb and papaya bloom into middle notes of Iris and Saffron.
Tamarind Hill, renowned in the Malaysian dining scene for over 12 years, has now made its way to Singapore. Perched a top Labrador Nature Reserve, the restaurant is reminiscent of the original Tamarind Hill in Kuala Lumpur, preserving the milieu of being in a stand-alone restored historical bungalow amid vast, lush surroundings.
The colonial bungalow, now fashioned with Tamarind's unmistakable neo- rustic charm, exudes a nostalgic and cosy ambiance. In a contemporary setting which preserves the old charm of the original house. You'll be lured into a domain of high ceilings decorated with 4-meter long chandeliers, candle lit wall lamps, modern Asian furniture and exquisite antiques. Enter a opulent mood, yet unpretentious that synchronizes in perfect harmony with the classic Thai flavours Tamarind Hill is best known for.
The restaurant's original layout spans 3 distinct dining areas over 12,000 square feet of space. Diners have much luxury of privacy, whether indoor in private corners or outdoor on the lanai which looks out to the sea. A unique feature of the restaurant is its colossal colonial-syle long bar that feeds the eyes as soon as one steps through the entrance. Where aperitifs and cocktails are served before or after dinner. You will dispose of an extensive wine list and creative concoctions.
Helmed by executive chef, Thiti Thammanatr, the restaurant offers a balance of simple and straightforward, unadorned traditional Siamese specialties along with a refined selection on the classics. One of the signature main courses not to be missed is the grilled Wagyu sirloin and foie gras topped with green curry reduction.
Chef Thiti, a culinary expert who's professionalism and experience span to 27 years, takes anecdotes of regional Thai cuisine and recreates it. You can expect on the menu the duck and lychee salad, a delicious salad that will whet your appetite. And an all-time favourite is the deep-fried river lobster served with Tamarind sauce. There is also an array of soup choices, crustaceans, meats and vegetables, all cooked with fresh and true ingredients to retain all authenticity, flavors and level of spiciness.
Tamarind Hill offers a unique venue for any occasion minutes from the city.
Wisma Atria, one of the most established shopping malls in Singapore, officially launched its new facade, marking a new era in Orchard Road’s history and skyline as the latest scintillating beacon of a shopping haven.
Costing S$31 million and taking about 1 year to construct, the crystallised form of the revamped Wisma Atria facÌ§ade conjures up the raw beauty of precious stones. Juxtaposed against the smooth, defined forms within the Orchard district, the contrasting geometric surface of the new exterior symbolises the dynamism and energy of the retail concept within the mall.
Directly facing the bustling Orchard Road are duplex storefronts of flagship stores and international retailers that lined the stretch of the new exterior. At dusk, a visual spectacle awaits as the new flight of steps, spanning the entire 123m facÌ§ade, glow in a symphony of pulsing downlights.
Moving away from a traditional shop front barrier, this open retail concept raises the visibility of tenants, such that you are able to gaze right into the back of the store. This creates a “jewellery box” effect for you to discover the “gems” displayed in the boutiques, while the inviting storefront conveys a sense of attainable luxury to entice you to step in.
Wisma Atria’s new facÌ§ade is designed to host a stronger set of tenants within the mall to cater for new experiences, while at the same time transforming the scenery of Orchard Road with its distinct architecture. This evocative aesthetic is further complemented by their strong line up of brands, some of which had chosen Wisma Atria to helm their first flagship stores in Singapore.
A pioneering mall that started in 1986 when conceptual shopping centres were at its infancy, Wisma Atria has become the leader in offering an experiential and allâencompassing shopping destination with newâtoâmarket brands, vibrant retail tenant mix and dining concepts.
Wisma Atria’s relaunch is a natural progression in the face of Singapore’s everâchanging retail scene, this milestone will take Orchard Road to the next level.
Doorstep Luxury is Asia's premier online luxury store. They offer latest designer handbags, fashion jewellery & accessories and delivers cutting edge designer handbags, high fashion jewellery and accessories from around the world.
It was founded by two friends who met in London, a city renowned for its mist of cultural influence. The concept of Doorstep Luxury was born in a local coffeeshop in Singapore, and weeks later, M’s brand new living room was commandeered as Doorstep Luxury’s first office. The company has since expanded, and now operates out of its showroom and studios in the city.
They have partnered with some of the very best brands that they have discovered in their travels, and each brings something special to Doorstep Luxury. Brands that epitomise the romance of Paris, the quirkiness of London, the urban chic of NYC, or the Latin spirit of Sao Paolo.
The watchmaker brings together all the elements of excellence of the Swiss luxury watchmaking industry. Precision, quality, reliability, nobility and technical nature of the materials are many standards that the Geneva-based brand combines to create its models.
Through creativity, accessibility and above all, independence of mind, the Raymond Weil dynasty has been boldly reinventing itself with their contemporary timepieces, while still preserving the DNA of its original success and its unique universe: arts and music.
Aestheticism is a constant preoccupation in the development of their timepieces. The Brand takes great care of the design of its watches in order for them to combine ergonomics, refinement and modernity. This aesthetic pursuit results in distinctive and identity-marked models.
A priority among the Brand’s guiding principles is its orientation towards the future. This principle is applied in the constant upgrading of technical know-how and equipment within the Company, enabling the computer-aided design and production of new products, using methods and materials which are truly visionary. The Company is constantly looking for new ways and approaches to secure its future evolution.
UOL Edge Gallery explores and redefines the typology of the Singaporean condominium show gallery on several fronts. Commissioned by reputed developer United Overseas Land, the project for the design of a sales gallery and two show flats of a 244 unit residential development is located at a major intersection along Singapore's eastern city fringe.
Situated on the northern tip of the actual development, the site is uniquely shaped, curved on one end and flat on the other, forming a half circle. The site is also fronted by a busy intersection and lined with stately 15m tall Tembusu trees along its curved frontage.
Design wise, the building can essentially be understood as a series of white L-shaped walls paired with interstitial vertical glass strips. The alternating rhythm of L-shaped wall and glass strip create multiple orthogonal edges that contour in harmony with the shape of the site to form the overall building. The glass strips are intentionally turned away from the oncoming traffic flow but still allow for views ports and entry portals to be introduced.
The alternating rhythm of wall and glass is continued in the building's section, peaking at over 7m to allow for a double-height internal space into which the show flats and balconies face, simulating high-rise living. Elevation-wise, the rhythm also continues and reaches out towards the vehicular drop off, tying it with the building visually and experientially.
Spatially, the design continues to take its cues from the overarching design language, suitably applying it to floor and wall patterns or finishes, furniture and signage. Of the two show flats on display, one is styled and designed to appeal to the lifestyle of a contemporary young family whilst the other is tailored for a single professional in the design industry.
Both the units explore the notion of contemporary luxury and eschew the typical elements of ostentation and ornamentation.
Halo recently opened a new store at Millennia Walk, where you'll be able to find a great selection of leather bags.
British born and internationally raised, they understand that British style transcends boundaries, cultural barriers and sets trends, in a unique combination of tradition and rebelliousness.
The brand takes you through a journey in time, crossing the different time zones, giving Vintage a new twist. Halo creations are cult pieces with an edge, timeless, understated accessories of great beauty.
Since the early 1970s the name Halo has been synonymous with the appreciation of British Antique and Vintage styling. Founded in 1976 by Major Philip Oulton, Halo is about a fascinating journey across two generations. Currently led by the founder’s two sons, Tim and Charles Oulton, the team has turned a passion for quality timeless pieces into a vibrant and innovative lifestyle design house.
The Halo Group has been at the forefront of the furniture industry since its establishment. The group is a world leader of the luxury furniture and lifestyle market, with award-winning companies in Manchester, Hong Kong and more recently High Point in North Carolina; servicing a global appetite for exquisite, hand-crafted furniture and accessories.
Their leather goods are elegant and understated symbols of individuality, modern objects of desire that have reached the status of cult pieces among vintage connoisseurs. Each piece blends the new and the antique, romanticizing those moments that are only captured in your memories, films, old photographs or history books.
Paul & Joe is named after store creator Sophie Albou's two sons.
After graduating from the French Fashion Institute, she went on to join the team at Azzédine Alaia, where she developed her talent and her generous style. After the first successful working experience, she became a stylist for Le Garage Shirts and after six years decided to create her own brand.
In 1995 she launched her first menswear collection, contrasting strongly with men's fashion around at the time; young, fresh, retro and colourful. This was a resounding success; her first customers adored the collections, spurring her on to create a womenswear collection, which she did a year later. The collection was made up of shirts and trousers to begin with, but rapidly evolved, bearing more and more of the hallmarks of her unique style: fresh, highly colourful, with flamboyant prints and very feminine fabrics.
The Paul & Joe woman resembles its creator, active, bubbly; she loves to travel and loves the luxury of being able to mix and match her own wardrobe, and to accessorise it according to her mods or her timetable. She is a resolute anti-conformist.
Sophie is now developing a specific universe in all her boutiques, bringing back her unique and original finds from the far flung corners of the world, giving each of her stores its own very special charm.
The womenswear boutique in Rue Des Saints Péres opened its doors in September 2001 and is today the finest example of this. Almost simultaneously he opened a boutique in Rue Du Four dedicated exclusively to menswear.
Paul & Joe has never stopped changing. The brand has over thirty boutiques throughout the world, from Paris to London via Seoul to Jakarta and now the luxury Italian brand has arrived in Singapore. Paul & Jo is also distributed in the most prestigious multi-brand department stores in the world: Barney's, Harvey Nichols, Isetan, Le Printemps and Harrods to name but a few.
Since its inception in 1994, Shanghai Tang has been the pioneering international luxury lifestyle brand from China. With its mission as the global ambassador of contemporary Chinese Chic, Shanghai Tang interprets Chinese culture and craftsmanship with a vibrant sophistication. Offering ready-to-wear for women, men and children, as well as accessories and homeware, Shanghai Tang supports an international network of 40 boutiques in the world’s most prestigious shopping districts.
Shanghai Tang has relocated its flagship store within Ngee Ann City and celebrated its opening with an exclusive affair for VIP guests. In addition to a fresh décor, the new store also boasts an Imperial Tailoring section; its made-to-measure clothing service where Shanghainese master tailors will fit you with a suit.
With its mission as the global ambassador of contemporary Chinese Chic, Shanghai Tang interprets Chinese culture and craftsmanship with vibrant sophistication.
Shanghai Tang is the first and leading luxury lifestyle brand emerging from China.
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British label Mulberry’s romantic and inspired take on the heritage and craft found in the English countryside established it as a champion of that look in the market. Heritage and English charm are one of the primary facets of the brand, yet today this has been combined with European sensibility and modern, innovative new designs for the new century.
The bag collections take in a whole range of personalities, from the timeless understated Bayswater, the slouchy casual Mitzy, ultra-glam Daria and the Brit-girl cool, inspired by Alexa Chung, of the Alexa. Designed by Emma Hill, Mulberry often skips faddish trends for timeless classics, with designs that often incorporate splashes of fun and humour, meaning that Mulberry bags appeal to a whole spectrum of ages; both fashionistas and collectors alike.
Mulberry was established with modest roots in Somerset, England (where their UK factory is still based) and has emerged into a international fashion brand over the years and through countless bags.
They love to share their latest behind the scenes news, pictures and gossip from inside the Mulberry world with their followers; and don't forget to tell them about your Mulberry moments! As for Mulberry, they believe in real luxury, craftsmanship, fairytales and a nice cup of tea. Oh, and the odd slice of cake...
With eye-catching light fixtures and simplistic shelving displays, Mulberry fans in Singapore will have a whale of a time checking out its newly arrived Spring, Summer 2012 collection. Highlights include the Esignature, Velina, Effie and Harriet bags, which are all finished in marshmallow soft leathers and in fantstic new colours like pebbled beige, khaki, fudge and pastels.
#L1-50 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Ave.
At the heart of Orchard Road lies Paragon, a high-end retail mall that resonates with the luxury niche of Singapore’s consumer market. Home to numerous international luxury brands, it is the destination of choice for both Singapore’s elite and their foreign tourist counterparts.
To accommodate such an exclusive demographic, Paragon’s upmarket tenants favoured an impressive frontage, unwilling to relinquish ground floor exposure for larger spaces on higher floors. Hence, with acute shortage of ground level frontage and to appease their resistance against moving to higher floors, new shop fascias were designed exclusively for each luxury brand, with magnificent Orchard Road frontage on a much grander scale than before.
The plan also dovetailed neatly with the façade enhancement scheme laid down by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) - the governmental urban planning body – that encourages new and unique building facades to enliven the Orchard Road shopping experience. Realising these aims, the existing stone façade was re-clad in layers of aluminium panels and fritted glass to form an elegant backdrop.
Drawing inspiration from the meaning of 'Paragon', the base façade was designed to resemble a multi-faceted diamond. The new façade articulation consequently comprises three main glass cubes, which serve as multi-volume spaces that effectively address the spatial needs of the high-end retailers. In contrast to the angular cubes, a curved glass façade soars forward, drawing all eyes towards the mall’s main entrance; the juxtaposition of the gossamer net against the solid brute stone of the building transforms the entrance into a head-turning focal point that attracts people and entices them into the wonders within.
Not only did the façade articulation presents a creative solution to the spatial conflict, it also maintained its leading position in fashion and luxury, while improving the flow within the urban framework, thereby making the Orchard Road shopping experience infinitely superior.
At Hijauan on Cavenagh, 41 low-rise luxury apartments are nestled in this coveted freehold address, just minutes off Orchard Road. Made up of 1+study, 2 and 3 bedroom units, the entrance of each luxurious unit is graced with an exquisite handcrafted copper door by renowned British artist, David Hiscock.
The elegant simplicity of its architecture heightens its sense of grace and tranquility. The interior styling is distinctly contemporary, with tasteful and top quality finishing. The sense of space and proportion is palpable. From living rooms that extend seamlessly into the terrace, to bedrooms with walnut-laid floors and bathrooms that feel like luxury suites. A green paradise awaits you here.
Exclusive development opposite The Istana, the official residences and office of The President & Prime Minister of Singapore
Adjacent to approximately 25,000 sqft of lush state land
Hermès is a French high fashion house established in 1837, today specializing in leather, lifestyle accessories, perfumery, luxury goods, and ready-to-wear. Its logo, since the 1950s, is of a Duc carriage with horse.
Designers throughout the company's history have included Lola Prusac, Jacques Delahaye, Catherine de Karolyi, Monsieur Levaillant, Nicole de Vesian, Eric Bergère, Claude Brouet, Tan Giudicelli, Marc Audibet, Mariot Chane, Martin Margiela, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Veronique Nichanian (current men's-wear designer), Christophe Lemaire (current women's-wear designer).
The Hermès family, originally Protestant Germans, settled in France in 1828. In 1837, Thierry Hermès (1801–1878) first established Hermès as a harness workshop on the Grands Boulevards quarter of Paris, dedicated to serving European noblemen. He created some of the finest wrought harnesses and bridles for the carriage trade. Monsieur Hermès's earned citations included the first prize in its class in 1855 and the first-class medal in 1867 at the Expositions Universelles in Paris.
Hermès's son, Charles-Émile Hermès (1835–1919), took over management from his father and moved the shop in 1880 to 24 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, where it remains today and where the new leader introduced saddlery and began retail sales. With the aid of sons Adolphe and Émile-Maurice Hermès, the company catered to the élite of Europe, North Africa, Russia, Asia, and the Americas. In 1900, the firm offered the Haut à ourroies bag, specially designed for riders to carry their saddles with them.
Hermès is opening a brand new store in Singapore at the newly opened Scotts Square on Scotts Road.
Michael Kors is recognized worldwide as a preeminent designer for luxury accessories and ready to wear. His namesake company, established in 1981, currently produces a range of products through his Michael Kors Collection, KORS Michael Kors, MICHAEL Michael Kors labels, including accessories, men’s & women’s ready to wear, and a full line of fragrance and beauty products for both women and men. Michael Kors stores are located in some of the most prestigious cities in the world including New York, Beverly Hills, Palm Beach, Chicago, London, Milan, Paris, Munich, Tokyo, Seoul and Dubai.
The company’s entry into the Asian market began in 2006 when Michael Kors Inc. entered into a partnership with Simone Korea, and has subsequently opened 31 points of sale in that region to date. In March 2010, the formation of its wholly owned subsidiary, Michael Kors Japan K.K., was announced; and finally in January of 2011, Michael Kors, Inc. released plans to open a boutique in Hong Kong’s Peninsula Hotel, followed by 50 retail locations scheduled to open within greater China over the next three years.
In Singapore, the first freestanding Michael Kors location in Scotts Square will open at the beginning of November 2011 and will marks their first foray into the local high fashion market. As one of the most prominent shopping destinations in downtown Singapore, Scotts Square will soon be home to some of the world’s most recognized luxury brands. The demand for luxury goods is growing in Southeast Asia, and it is believe that the region desires a new luxury brand that is both glamorous and chic.
Singapore welcomes iconic American designer and CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Michael Kors' flagship boutique at Scotts Square, whose opening is sure to send ripples of excitement through all fashionistas.
Buckley Classique has been individually crafted to meet the most discerning of tastes. Spacious, generously proportioned interiors and ample windows create a light, airy and relaxing ambience. Private lift lobbies and expansive balconies and patios enhance this sense of timeless luxury and naturally only the finest and most luxurious designer brands have been selected to adorn each apartment, including Hansgrohe fittings, Kohler fixtures and Gaggenau appliances.
Come home to a contemporary facade and lavish amenities where you can experience a level of comfort that is second to none. Soak in the relaxing atmosphere and enjoy the breaktaking scenery of the Bukit Timah Greenery, City View, scenic views of blue sky, lush greenery and so much more.
Buckley Classique truly stands out in the neighbourhood, befitting the discerned owner. This is where your journey begins.
Some might simply call them just another backpacker inn, but they beg to differ. At Matchbox, they exist to serve the savvy flashpacker, and don’t expect them to be conventional. Because the world is changing, and so must they.
Just what is a flashpacker? Simply put, a flashpacker is a well-informed Business Class backpacker who comes inseparable with his/her fancy technological gadgets, be it the flashy smartphone or the latest snazzy camera.
Without it, you’re toast. They’re definitely backpackers at heart, but that doesn’t mean they don't know how to appreciate a little luxury. For example, its kitted out with trendy furnishings from home-grown furniture label Ministry of Chair and toiletries from beauty and wellness group Spa Esprit.
The women's bathrooms will provide little luxuries such as face masks, hair curlers and hair irons. Guests will also get absolute privacy in their capsule-like dormitory beds, priced at $45 a night.
Urban Resort Condo has several recreational facilities that all type of residents will enjoy. There are 4 types of pool to choose from; there is the 50m lap pool and swimming pool for doing some exercise, the Jacuzzi pool for a bit of relaxation time and the children’s pool for the kids. There is also the children’s water play area where water features are made available. Children will also get to play and mingle with neighbors in the children’s play area. For lounging, the garden pavilion and Sky Terrace are available.
Urban Resort Condominium's 4 bedroom duplex penthouse unit is convertible to a good size 5 bedroom each with ensuite bathrooms. The additional bedroom might be used for Guest Rooms, Entertainment or a Private Function. This additional bedroom or guest room has direct access to the poolside deck and swimming pool. The swimming pool comes with a unique sun screening device which has been crafted to provide extra privacy to your personal pool area and living space.
The Duplex Penthouse unit is 637 sqm (6857sqft). It has two levels, both of which are accessible by lift. The luxury living hall on the first level is generous in size and could easily accomodate a baby grand piano.
The corridor along the side of the swimming pool leads to a formal 12 seater dining room.
Urban Resort Condominium is well located and situated towards the end of Cairnhill Road, next to Urban Suites. Its a mere stone-throw away from Orchard Road with Shopping Centres including: Paragon Shopping Mall, Ngee Ann City, Takashimaya, Orchard Central Mall, 313 Somerset Mall, Wisma Atria and ION Orchard all within walking distance.
The Foresta is located in the southern precinct of Singapore, next to Mount Faber. The Foresta is only ten minutes away from the Central Business District (CBD). It is within close proximity to Vivocity, Sentosa, and the upcoming Telok Blangah MRT.
Set in a serene enclave away from the hustle and bustle of the hurried world, The Foresta offers 141 units of luxurious condo living with unparallelled lifestyle and convenience.
An all rounded lifestyle is easily achievable when you are presented with a fine mix of quality comforts and engaging amenities within reach. The Foresta @ Mount Faber provides all the ingredients of material ease packed in 5 Storey Condominium house 141 units comprising spacious 1 bedroom, 1+Study, 2 & 3 bedrooms, and penthouses that are angled towards the desired north-south orientation. This gives each unit the best facing to benefit from well ventilated natural light.
At The Foresta, the good life simply gets better. Go on, soak up the sun at the pool, unwind with a good workout in the gym, or just relax and take in the soothing, natural ambiance. Just a few of the many reasons why beautiful living will become a daily affair for you. They say a home represents the human psyche. Where you choose to live must express and complement your individuality, desires and innermost self. Presenting The Foresta @ Mount Faber, the perfect embodiment of class and luxury set in a vibrant atmosphere, awaiting your very presence.
Bringing the appeal of contemporary batik-inspired apparel to Marina Bay Sands. Batik-inspired fashion brand, Alleira International, stamps its artistic prints on the international fashion scene with the opening of the first Alleira International boutique.
The soul of Alleira International's collection and design is modern, with eastern accents in terms of coluour, pattern and texture. With its contemporary prints inspired by batik painting techniques, Alleira recognizes that the modern woman now looks beyond regular stules and seeks quality fabric.
Alleira's ready-to-wear collection is focused on modern, contemporary designs that are infused with prints inspired by batik techniques. Styles are versatile, which allow a variety of patterns, colours and textures to be coordinated in an outfit. Fabrics such as chiffon and silk, pattern in virbant coloured prints and hues using the batik technique which adds a touch of luxury to any occasion.
The collection inciroirates exquisite 100% batik silk fabrics that are intricately created by traditional craftsmen, coupled with the use of technology, that meet stringent quality standards. Each bespoke outfit is hand-painted so now two pieces are alike. Every outfit has its own individual shared, hue and pattern. The bespoke batik creations are designed and individually hand-printed at Alleira Batik's workshop in Indonesia by skilled artisans.
Presenting its Spring/Summer 2011 collection for the first time in Singapore, Alleira recently showcased its ready-to-wear and cocktail collections at a striking fashion show for selected VIP guests.
10 Bayfront Ave #L1-67 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
Abercrombie & Fitch will occupy a 21,000 sq ft store, which will span four floors in Knightsbridge and will be the brand’s second Asian store after Japan. The arrival of A&F will add more buzz and life to an already colorful and vibrant retail landscape in Singapore. With Topshop’s largest flagship in Asia at Knightsbridge and H&M opening their 30,000 sf flagship later this year in Orchard Road, there has never been a more exciting time for fashion retail in Singapore. This also reinforces Singapore’s position as a fashion capital for the region.
Abercrombie is one of the hottest brands in the world and will surely add a new shopping experience to Singapore. Abercrombie & Fitch, an Ohio-based Casual Luxury themed brand, promises to deliver the same ‘all-American’ experience – including the young, fun and good-looking ‘store models’ and the same merchandise that is found at its any other flagship stores around the world, reflecting their brand’s heritage, youth and sex appeal with a unique emphasis on quality and store experience. Abercrombie & Fitch, originally founded in 1892 as a store for sporting, hunting and outdoor gear, is known for its prominent customers in the past like Theodore Roosevelt and Ernest Hemingway.
In their recent announcements, A&F revealed that they will be opening a total of six A&F flagships this year, which includes previously announced Paris and Madrid openings, as well as latest openings which will include Dusseldorf, Brussels, Dublin and Singapore – the only Asian city among the list.
Knightsbridge is the new 4-storey retail podium of Park Hotel Group’s flagship property, 5-star hotel Grand Park Orchard, which recently underwent a S$80million refurbishment. Covering a total area of 83,000 sq. ft., the new street-frontage retail podium will boast international retail brands with flagship-sized floor plates and double-volume façade frontages.
The store reflects the new Burberry store design concept developed by Burberry Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey. A global luxury brand established since 1856 with a distinctive British attitude - synonymous with quality, innovation and timeless style, anchored by the iconic trench coat.
British materials and themes are used throughout the store including full range audio, wifi, digital lookbooks on iPads and an interactive touch screen.
The store features the Burberry London, Burberry Brit and Burberry Sport collections with Menswear, Womenswear, Non Apparel, Fragrances, Timepieces and Eyewear.
#B1-103 The Shoppes Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue
Recognised as the pinnacle of mobile phone excellence, Vertu creates handsets for discerning individuals who demand the best in everything they buy. The product of years of development, each Vertu is a complex masterpiece. It combines the finest materials with the highest traditions of craftsmanship. While other phones are mass produced by the million, a Vertu is hand-built in England, one at a time.
The concept of the company is to make mobile phones in the same vein as luxury watch manufacturers like Rolex, IWC and Patek Philippe. The most expensive model it has ever made is the Signature Cobra, at $435,000 the most expensive regular model is the Signature Diamond at $112,500. Prices start at just over $7,000 for the Constellation model.
Other models include: Ascent, Constellation, Ascent Ti, Ascent 2010, Ayxta and Quest. The standard Ascent models come in many different colours, such as: Black, Brown, Red and Orange. The Special Edition models come in White, Azure Blue and Pink. The Summer Collection models come in Strawberry Red and White. Variations of the Ascent also include the RaceTrack Editions and Ferrari Edition. The original Ascent is no longer being produced, though the Constellation, Ascent Ti and Signature are still in production. There is a redesigned model of the Ascent, the Ascent 2010 currently in production.
The mobiles themselves are made from very expensive materials such as gold, sapphire (for the mobile screen), rubies (for the bearings) and fine leather. Each mobile is hand-made in its factories in Church Crookham, Hampshire, England. The company is headquartered in the United Kingdom with offices in Paris, New York, Las Vegas, Singapore, Tokyo, Frankfurt, and Hong Kong. Vertu's president and COO is Perry Oosting, and the Principal Designer is Frank Nuovo. The company now has over 400 employees.
To keep the value of the brand, Vertu mobiles are only available in its own branded stores, concessions in leading department stores such as Harrods and Selfridges in London, and other authorised retailers. Vertu’s flagship store opened in 2002 in Paris and then soon after in Singapore. There are now over 600 retail outlets, including one at Wynn Las Vegas.
One of the services acquired with a Vertu mobile is a year's free concierge service called "Vertu Concierge", operated by Ten Lifestyle Management worldwide. It is accessed through a special button, the "Concierge key", on the side of every phone. This "hot key" puts the user through to a team of lifestyle managers who can book services such as gourmet dining, luxury travel or accommodation around the clock
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At W Singapore - Sentosa Cove, you’ll find everything you dream of in our stylish escape from it all. Whether you wish to mix and mingle, eat, drink, flirt or play, we've got you covered. Want to take care of business? Your room is fully wired so you're always connected. When its time to rest and destress, fit in your workout at our fully-equipped Sweat Fitness Center, or soothe your soul in our oh-so-pampering Bliss Spa. Want to bring a piece of W home with you? The fabulous W Hotels' The Store has everything you need to style your space. For all other wishes fulfilled, our Whatever/Whenever service is ready to wow you 24/7/365.
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East meets West on the island of Sentosa, where W Singapore – Sentosa Cove resides. Situated just off the southern tip of Singapore, the island’s vibrant beach bars alternate with chic restaurants, indulgent spas, and tempting attractions, like Universal Studios or the casino at Resorts World Sentosa.
Just minutes away on the mainland, endless international cultures mix and mingle, creating unforgettable experiences. Along the waterfront, the clubs of Clarke Quay and Boat Quay and the Marina Bay Sands casino set an electric scene. Soaring skyscrapers contrast Buddhist temples, mosques, museums, and galleries. Chinatown, Little India, and Kampong Glam promise complete immersion into other exciting worlds—as does the historical Colonial District and renowned World War II sites.
Impossible to miss are Singapore’s national pastimes: eating and shopping. Designer boutiques tempt with custom pieces at the same time malls stretch down Orchard Road. Alongside endless shops, famous food courts entice guests and locals with international selections. Native delicacies debut at hawker centers at the same time world-famous fine dining abounds.
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Well situated in the vibrancy of YishunTown, an established housing estate with dazzling mix of shopping, dining, recreation and schools. The Canopy @ Yishun nestles snugly beside a 13-hectare lush greenery of Yishun Park, the perfect haven after a hectic working day.
Minutes away from Orchid Country Club and Lower Seletar Reservoir, residents can expect an active recreational lifestyle in the "great outdoor". This tropical urban retreat epitomizes the home away from the hustle and bustle of urban area, and yet is still well-connected to the city by major roads, expressways and public transports.
Contemporary, chic and elegant yet suprisingly laid-back and relaxing like the resorts you love. The Canopy is everything you desire in a home. With all eight towers front by inviting pools and lush landscapes inspired by nature, life at The Canopy will always be refreshing and rejuvenating.
With a condominium that's styled to look warm and rustic like a tropical resorts and amenities so luxurious to pamper you, be spoilt for choice with facilities for the young and old.
You're blessed withthe luxury of space at The Canopy. With clean, sleek lines and thoughtfully designed spaces in each and every room, you can be assured of utmost privacy within your home. A generously spacious balcony opens out to the lush exterior, extending your living area and blending it seamlessly with the space outside.
Right on the edge of the world-renowned shopping destination of Orchard Road, nature reveals a hidden paradise: The Orange Grove. A Collection of exquisite homes where elegant design is complimented by the finest craftsmanship. A harmonious union of luxury, prestige and natural beauty. The Orange Grove is an understated fusion of accessibility and exclusivity, this is freehold luxury living at its very finest.
The Orange Grove is designed to take full advantage of its natural surroundings. Sitting on elevated land, it raised luxury living to a whole new level quite literally. From this unrivalled vantage point, savour spectacular views of both the city skyline as well as the neighbouring lush greenery from each and every unit.
Within its grounds, Nature continues to assert her reign. Verdant foliage interspersed with soothing waterscapes draw you into a world of totaly harmony. Even the sculptures in the terraced gardens pay tribute to Nature, simulating a flock of birds taking flight, delightfully swirling throughout and above the landscape.
The Orange Grove is now ready for your immediate occupation.
In today’s contemporary culture, luxury has become the biggest blanket term for any item produced so as to justify its high ticket price.
The original concept of luxury goods based on the canons of skilled craftsmanship, exclusivity and longevity has become irrelevant. The humanity of creation and the artisanship of production has been eroded. Products are designed and created to be increasingly disposable, objects last only a matter of years or worst still, seasons. In most cases, it is the paradox of “Pump up the status, pump out the mass market” where showbuzz marketing takes precedence over the intrinsic quality of a product.
In today’s world of luxury retail development, we are bearing witness to the global erection of homogenous flagship brand boutiques of monolithic proportions. These temples of luxury, from Paris to Pudong, have all been specifically designed to ensure that members of the public feel as if they are walking into exactly the same store anywhere in the world. Their aim is to ensure that regardless of city, all visitors to their stores derive an identical brand and retail experience from it.
At Malmaison, they aim to bring to the forefront an appreciation of the culture of authentic luxury, the culture of the artisan and the handmade, the culture of humanity.This is the very physical manifestation of Brandalisation. They decry this notion of disposability and homogeneity. They believe in calling for a renewed sensibility and appreciation for objects of permanence and of the retail environments they are presented in.
Malmaison is the new uber luxury boutique which stems from the ideas of Mr Michael Tay of The Hour Glass. Locate at the Knightsbridge along Orchard Road if features some of the world's top handmade luxury goods across its two enormous floors.
The store not only carries the very best and select luxury time pieces, it also showcases a private collection of rarified Rolexes which have never been publicly displayed before. The includes the COMEX submariner and the complete variations of the Steve McQueen Daytonas. Gentleman's desires like rare wood walking sticks, hand made perfume, jewellery and unique collectibles are also sold here.
Blending contemporary elegance with understated luxury, Oroton remains one of the most talked about brands in Australian fashion today, complete with innovative collections that are rivalled only by the history of the brand itself.
Founded in 1938, pioneering businessman Boyd Lane rapidly established himself at the forefront of his field importing and wholesaling quality textiles from Europe. Gaining trust and respect from industry peers around the world, manufacturersdelivered a wide variety of products, among them ladies handbag frames from a supplier in Belgium, one of which arrived with a sample material that would eventually play a pivotal part in the future rise of Boyd's company: mesh.
From its best-selling French purse model to the ever-popular brush, comb and mirror sets, whatever the season Oroton consistently remained a retail phenomenon across Australia and became known as the brand with a cult-following. The mesh evening bags were so in-demand the brand was even asked to produce a limited-edition purse especially for the opening of the Sydney Opera House.
With demand for the product at its peak, the time was right for a retail outlet with a difference. Enter the Oroton Showcase which opened its doors at the Centrepoint Gallery Level in Downtown Sydney in March 1973. Today, Oroton has expanded to approximately 50 stores across Australia and New Zealand and is also available through major department stores, international boutiques and www.oroton.com.
Intent on continual growth in Australia and New Zealand as well as international markets, in 1987 the OrotonGroup commenced operating as a public company upon the Australian Stock Exchange. Playing a major role in the brand's decision to further explore product expansion, whilst inadvertently cementing the seductive appeal of the brand and reinstating its focus on affordable luxury, in 2000 Oroton introduced an intimate apparel collection for both men and women.
In addition to jewellery, ties, sunglasses and silk scarves, an assortment of other items were added to the Oroton portfolio including leather accessories, umbrellas, knitwear and shoes. Oroton today is a trusted, quality brand unafraid of delving into design classics and re-interpreting them with a modern twist.
Designed by Prada’s architect Roberto Baciocchi, signature design elements take centre stage with walls rendered in green canvas, complemented by elegant touches such as waxed saffiano leather to house ready-to-wear, bags, accessories and shoes for both women and men.
Prada's origins lay in a Milan boutique selling luggage, leather goods, and accessories, but it was not until 1978 that the company underwent radical change with the takeover of the family firm by Miucci Prada (1950- ) and her husband Patrizio Bertelli.
The institution of new management methods, a keen sense of design, and the implementation of an effective marketing policy helped to create a fresh, fashion-conscious identity. In 1985 the company introduced black nylon backpacks and tote bags which were originally sought after by the fashion-conscious as antistatus. However, they soon carried Prada's embossed silver triangle brand identity.
The company's first ready-to-wear collection was launched in 1989 and was admired for its clean lines and ‘elegant minimalism’.
Subsequent designs have been characterized by fabric innovations and computer-enhanced patterns.
In 1992 Prada launched its cheaper Miu Miu line, aiming to capture a more youthful market sector. The company's success in this project was underlined by the inclusion of Drew Barrymore in many Miu Miu advertisements in the mid-1990s.
Luxury lifestyle emporium Vanilla Home has added another dose of curated style and glamour to Singapore with the opening of its second boutique at Marina Bay Sands. To the discerning, Vanilla Home is a brand prized for its exclusive showcase of products personally sourced from Europe, Argentina and America by founder and renowned interior architect, Stefanie Hauger. Its exemplary style shines through its selection of unique lifestyle products and personalised shopping experience – a team of knowledgeable and friendly staff is at your disposal; it has also earned its badge of respect from industry professionals and astute homeowners who look to the brand for stringent editing and decorating services.
Upping the ante to expand its nifty and suitcase-friendly collections for an unparalleled shopping experience, the new elegantly-appointed boutique at MBS is a quirkier spin-off of its original at Palais Renaissance. Spreading across 2000 square feet, the new boutique was conceived to cater to the demands of its rapidly-expanding clientele and to provide a more novel experience at the integrated resort.
Marina Bay Sands was the prime choice for Hauger when conceptualizing the new emporium. "Impeccable craftsmanship, understated elegance, simplicity, refined luxury and timelessness – there is an innate desire in people for the finer things in life," says Hauger. "The expansion into Marina Bay Sands provides an alternative venue for all discerning customers, which also stocks collections previously not available at our Palais Renaissance boutique."
Exclusively available at the MBS boutique are gorgeous French apothecary products by Mad et Len, intricate marquetry jewellery, cigar and pen boxes by Ercolano, as well as a collection of glassware from Sempre. From sharp-looking purses and sexy barware to backgammon sets for the gentleman’s den, Vanilla Home’s MBS boutique pampers you with tightly-edited variety. Styled thematically to help transform your inspiration into reality, ideas for gifting or home-furnishing come easy to the shopper.
Retail therapy at Vanilla Home is always about striking a balance between retail and relaxation. A plush sofa beckons to guests in the centre of the boutique; customers can lounge over tea or wine and contemplate the space or take in expert, consultative solutions dispensed by friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Whether it’s for gifting, home-furnishing or an inspiration-hunt, visitors are bound to leave the boutique emotionally-satiated. Vanilla Home invites you to embark on a journey of luxury lifestyle heaven. Dedicated to life’s fine pursuit of excellence, Vanilla Home presses on with a single-minded will to offer its discerning clientele stylish items and a dash of luxury and glamour for the home. Authentic craftsmanship, understated elegance, refined luxury and timelessness sums up the fine selection of exquisite lamps, furniture, tabletop accessories, bathroom accessories and the array of stylish gifts that Vanilla Home brings in from design houses and artisans around the world. Adored by designers, architects and discerning homeowners, Vanilla Home carries brands that are exclusive to the store – for many brands, this is their Asian debut – making the shopping experience unique in Singapore and the region.
Vanilla Home also offers Wedding Registry list, corporate gifts and bespoke design services.
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