A privately held company, Aldo specializes in high-quality fashion footwear and accessories offering an unparalleled shopping experience with an energetic vibe.
Founded in 1972 by Aldo Bensadoun, Aldo operates over 1,000 stores in 52 countries throughout the world, including Canada and the USA, as well as regions of Europe, The Middle East, Australia, Africa and Asia.
This sought-after brand pays close attention to detail and to fine craftsmanship. Aldo is dedicated to bringing you both quality and cutting-edge trends at affordable prices, season after season. A dedicated team of buyers and stylists constantly travel the globe to keep you on the pulse of fashion. Whether the latest footwear trends are breaking in London, Milan, Paris, New York or Tokyo, Aldo will have them on your feet first!
Vabene, the Italian watch brand, founded by creative genius Giorgio Grimoldi has opened it's first stand-alone store in Singapore at "Mandarin Gallery".
Giorgio Grimoldi is the talented son of the Grimoldi Milano jewellery dynasty, well known for their profound expertise in high-end watch making, manufacturing and traditional Italian jewellery craftsmanship. The free-spirited Giorgio incorporated his magical touches onto this recognised luxury lineage, letting his aesthetic playfulness transcend into a brand he could call his own. This wonderful marriage of technical excellence and contemporary creative fashion design gave birth to Vabene.
It’s easy to understand the appeal of Vabene and why many big names, including Kelly Osbourne, Britney Spears, 50 Cent, Robert Downey Jr., Paris and Nicky Hilton love the brand. Vabene represents the hip and fun-loving, the bold and creative, the youthful and passionate. It is an alluring combination of quality and aesthetics, where beneath an ultra attractive facÌ§ade lies a realm of superlative excellence in substance and quality.
Their watches do not simply tell the time. Vabene is a lifestyle essential and a handy reminder to having a great time. Vabene embraces the fun aspects of life and makes an enthusiastic statement with its vibrant splash of modernity, funk and creativity. It is the personification of a happy lifestyle with a strong sense of self, love and ideals.
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.
"La Boutique" which means "The Shop" in French, is an all-in-one Multi-brand boutique, with current and past season collections of French Connection (FCUK), NAF NAF Paris, Tila March Paris as well as loads of other hip brands; all presented in a friendly and cosy atmosphere at an outlet price. There will also be special outlet collections presented within La Boutique – that have impeccable quality, design and beautiful styles.
You can spend time browsing merchandise from ladies wears to men wears, shoes, handbags, accessories and more.
It all began in 1862, when Louis Ernest Ladurée, a miller from France’s southwest, created a bakery in Paris at 16 rue Royale. The beginning of this century found Paris wrapped up in a frenzy of distraction and going out in public. Louis Ernest Ladurée’s wife, Jeanne Souchard, had the idea of mixing styles: The Parisian café and pastry shop gave birth to one of the first tea salons in town.
The story of the Ladurée Macaroon starts in the middle of the 20th century with Pierre Desfontaines, who first thought of taking two macaroon shells and joining them with a delicious ganache filling.
These small, round cakes, crisp on the outside, smooth and soft in the middle, are made every morning in Ladurée’s “laboratory”. The pastry chefs measure out very precisely the required amounts of almonds, eggs and sugar, before adding one final ingredient, a pinch of unique “know-how”, essential to the making of such a delicacy. Once cooked and filled, the macarons are put to one side for 2 days before going on sale, the time it takes to achieve a perfect balance between texture and flavour.
With each new season, Ladurée pays tribute to its most famous creation by creating a new flavour. Their existing range of macarons is always the starting point when a new one is created, as the variety of colours is as important as the range of flavours and a vital part of their appeal.
The first level counter only carries macarons, but they also serve chocolates, jams, tea and other confectionery.
The French lingerie brand Etam will open its first Singapore store at Wisma Atria in May 2013.
Etam is a French retail chain that offers reasonably priced clothing and accessories that reflect fashion in Paris. It has been a long and wonderful love affair between Women and Etam Lingerie, since 1916. The brand is and has been, a part of every woman and every woman’s needs. If you would like to think of lingerie that is totally feminine and seductive, think of Etam Lingerie.
To satisfy your perpetually evolving and changing moods, Etam Lingerie has defined four main collections: Trend, Essentials, Freshness and Seduction. The passion with which Etam creates its work is absolutely evident by the way they approach it from conceptualization to finish. Etam’s choice of fabric, their styling, their cut, their choice of colors and their fitting makes it stand apart.
In collaboration with Natalia Vodianova, since 2012, their lingerie is designed with the motto "reasonable, but with real fashion sense".
Etam lingerie is cute, romantic, thrilling and luxurious. You will definitely enjoy it's distinctive French style.
Agnès b’s first outlet store in Singapore has opened at the IMM Building in Jurong.
Agnès b. opened her first shop in the Rue du Jour in Paris in 1975. Since then, the designer has been offering fashions that match and reflect the spirit of the age, a wardrobe that adapts to every personality and can be worn for a very long time.
Agnès b. designs all these lines herself - without counting the collections of watches, jewellery, accessories and glasses. Since the company started, it has opened more than a hundred shops throughout the world. A family enterprise, a civic enterprise, Agnès b. tries as far as possible to keep her production in France.
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.
Following the runaway success of the less than one year old Brasserie Gavroche, Chef Patron Frederic Colin unveils his second food & beverage venue. A new sibling to the Gavroche name, CafeÌ Gavroche is located on 69 Tras Street, just across the brasserie.
Taking root in a conservation shophouse, the new venue boasts 3 sections within. Upon entry, the first section showcases the main Bar area, replete with a 4.2m wooden bar originating from Normandy, pre World War II, circa 1920. Next is the indoor "Terrace" section, a natural light filled space with cobblestone flooring, fringed with an indoor tree. Fitted with Drucker wicker chairs and tables, a sense of an outdoor setting within is created, reminiscent of a typical Parisian cafeÌ. The final space features an intimate Dining area decked out with a long rustic wooden table and chairs, Opaline hanging lamps, a 300kg cast iron antique stove and wall-hung copper pots of varying sizes.
Paying homage to his French roots, Chef Patron Frederic has sourced a collection of artisanal Pastis from the South of France. The largest selection in Singapore (35 different labels). Sip on the traditional Casanis Pastis de Marseille or Le Pastis de la maison du Pastis, Relish Henri Bardouin Pastis created from 65 plants and herbs or savour the Jean Boyer Opale, made with green anise and botanicals in an artisanal distillery.
A large selection of French wines completes the beverage menu, with focus on culture raisonneÌeÌ, producers of high caliber who practice sustainable agriculture and vin de soif, quality wines that are accessible and of good value.
The food menu showcases lighter French fare, perfect for sharing. An extensive selection of tartines (open face sandwiches with 14 choices of toppings on freshly baked bread), charcuterie, cheese platters and the all time favourite, Croque Monsieur.
You can look forward to breakfasts enjoyed as you would do in Paris, with Weekend Breakfasts AÌ La FrancÌ§aise from 10.30am on Saturdays and Sundays. Expect rustic and hearty portions freshly-baked croissants, pastries and country breads along with French jams and egg dishes done to perfection as you enjoy the weekend in an authentic setting.
Discover the new Guerlain boutique at Tangs Orchard. A mastery of space and one of the selected stores to showcase the "Exclusive Collections".
Guerlain is a French perfume house, among the oldest in the world. Perfumes by Guerlain are often said to be characterized by a common olfactory accord known as "the Guerlinade". The House was founded in 1828, when Pierre-François Pascal Guerlain opened his perfume store at 42, rue de Rivoli in Paris.
Guerlain's creations have long influenced the trends of perfumery with fragrances such as Jicky, Shalimar and Vétiver. The brand is among the few older houses that exist solely to produce and market perfumes. Since its foundation in 1828, they have created over 300 fragrances. They also produces a range of makeup and skincare products.
Discover one of their latest fragrances: "A Little Black Dress", created by the acclaimed perfumer Thierry Wasser. The youthful, airy fragrance captures all the frivolity, glamour and sophistication of the brand. Rose, black cherry, vanilla, iris and delicious patchouli all make a delicious melange. Guerlain gave a free artistic reign to the artistic duo Kuntzel and Geygas.
Starting at the hosiery factory in Troyes, which is still in operation today, the company then went on to specialize in underwear for men, women and children.
The famous Petit Bateau underwear was enshrined when it won the Grand Prize for innovation, awarded at the Exposition Universelle in Paris. Later on, by observing the special necklines of the soldiers' t-shirts, who donned their underwear without taking off their helmets, Petit Bateau invented it's first baby bodysuits.
In 1988 the brand was purchased by Yves Rocher, the world leader in plant origin cosmetics.
The 115-year-old French fashion brand is synonymous with quality and comfort clothing and still manufactures its cotton knitted jerseys. Petit Bateau has a wide array of colors and styles that are fun and trendy for all ages. The brand designs 500 styles per season and so, allows for a very wide selection in every collection.
Kaixo (pronounced ‘kai-sho’) is a new Spanish restaurant that offers gourmet cuisine influenced by the Basque region (Northern Spain).
The Basque region is one of the most popular regions in Europe favoured by food lovers who travel there to sample the simple, fresh tasting but innovative cuisine put up by numerous fine dining restaurants. In particular, the food that Kaixo obtains its inspirations from is the coastal city of San Sebastian which is reputed to be a food mecca, having one of the most, if not the most number of Michelin starred restaurants in a city.
Kaixo aims to provide you a convivial and energetic “3rd space” for you to enjoy affordable gourmet cuisine in a comfortable and trendy setting. The food is characterized by bright flavors and innovative combinations, typical of Basque cuisine and may make you rethink of bar food and Mediterranean cuisine.
Kaixo serves Pintxos which taste wonderful accompanied by a cold draft beer. It also serves seafood and meats in both Tapas and Mains portions, which are perfectly accompanied by its selection of Spanish wines, sparkling wines and Cavas.
The Financial Business district has another string to its bow: La Cantine, a lively and colourful French restaurant where your tastebuds will be doing somersaults.
When entering the Brasserie, you will observe architectural chandeliers derived from famous Parisian architecture, suspended from the roof down. This in conjunction with the logo of a roaster turned upside down begins to tell you the story of how they are no ordinary "Brasserie". As with Chef Bruno Menard and his food, this Brasserie recreates a whole new way of seeing and experiencing things, from a unique perspective.
On the menu, from starters to dessert, Chef Bruno Menard has made your classic French favourites, with his own playfully dynamic twist. As a starter, you may enjoy "La Tomate Farcie" (a Momotaro tomato filled with Zucchini chutney and olive oil, served with Yuzu-kosho tarragon sorbet, Parmesan cheese and Arugula) or the Cevennes onion soup on "Foie Gras à la Royale" and truffle scented Chantilly. Unless you prefer one of his homemade Terrines (Country pork head terrine made with condiments, tomato, shallots, butterhaed lettuce salad or Duck Foie Gras terrine, Fig chutney and Vinecao served with Poilane's bread).
On the wine list, La Cuvee de La Cantine" is a selection of white and red wines from Australia and France. they also have a large selection of red wines from Burgundy (Nuits Saint-George, Cote de Nuits) and Bordeaux (Saint -Emilion, Pauillac).
The design team headed by Emma Maxwell and Kelly Dickinson from The Stripe Collective have designed this new place from floor to ceiling including all the branding. Emma and Kelly have acquired considerable experience in designing restaurant concepts such as Sabio and Le Petit Cancale on Duxton Hill as well as &MADE by Bruno Menard at "Pacific Plaza on Scotts".
The space exudes the warmth of a classic brasserie, while capturing the whimsical, contemporary style of the cuisine mixed with their Chef's unique perspective on food. They borrowed elements from brasserie life and turned them on their head. From the upside-down logo featuring classic French icons, to the inverted Parisian cityscape of hand-carved wooden chandeliers watched over by topsy-turvy red rooster weathervane lights, and the tin-panelled ceiling that overflows elegantly onto the wall, every delightful detail of a traditional Brasserie has been playfully altered.
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.
ET Artisan Sweets is a new bespoke cake boutique, specialising in Parisian macarons, cupcakes, decorated celebration cakes, wedding cakes, dessert tables and events.
They believe in the purity of taste and the art of eating well. Their sweets celebrate the nourishing goodness of natural flavours. Designed to deliver exquisite taste, their desserts combine the finest ingredients; Madagascar vanilla, French cream, pure sweet butter and only the best imported chocolates from around the world.
Inspired by earth's natural bounty, their menu also evolves to reflect each season's freshest fruit and berries. They employ traditional French culinary techniques with an American twist to create their delicious deserts. Each sweet is crafted and baked in small batches to ensure freshness and quality.
The charming foliate motifs on their signature boxes capture the essence of their brand and identity. Like flowers budding in springtime, or summer berries ripe for the picking, each delicately handcrafted sweet promises to delight your senses.
ET Artisan Sweets create desserts and cakes for corporate clients and special events. They will even personalise desserts to suit your corporate image.
Mornings at ET Artisan Sweets are greeted with the warm and satisfying aromas of freshly baked pastries that are created in small batches to ensure their freshness and authenticity.
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.
Established artists from the Philippines whose practices investigate how their work, lifestyles and realities make up a complex society are featured in The Drawing Room, a gallery founded in Manila by director Cesar Villalon Jr. in 1998.
The Drawing Room supports interdisciplinary art processes, presents works at international art fairs, and also collaborates with public art institutions in Manila and the region to exhibit and acquire Filipino contemporary art.
Stella Nina McCartney is an English fashion designer and rare environmentalist in the fashion industry. the second child of Beatles bassist Paul McCartney and American photographer Linda McCartney.
Known for its strong positioning as an aspiration yet wearable day brand, Stella McCartney enjoys a unique positioning as a modern, lifestyle, designer brand characterised by functional and eco-friendly fashion.
The new store features simple and natural materials contrasted with sculptural detail, illustrating Stella McCartney’s signature style combination of sharpness and femininity. A sustainable oak parquet floor designed by Raw Edges in a colour palette of plums, pale pinks, blush, nudes and taupe guides you through the interior.
Ready-to–wear collections are hung on an array of flowing white steel sculptural fixtures while accessories are displayed on alcove shelving and white hand glazed rhombus tile plinths. Luxurious fitting rooms with stained wood panelling complete the space.
The new store will carry the brand’s luxury women's ready-to-wear, shoes, bags, sunglasses and lingerie collections.
The gallery was one of the first from China to participate in international art fairs such as Art Basel and FIAC in Paris. It was also named one of the 75 most influential galleries in a Thames & Hudson publication, “International Art Galleries: Post-war to Post-millennium”.
Since its inauguration the gallery has established more than 70 exhibitions and represents China's most talented artists working with different media ranging from painting and sculpture to video art and performance. Today ShanghART works out in Shanghai, in Beijing and Singapore.
Since the label was founded in 1973 in Paris, creative design has been the band’s driving force and the foundation stone upon which the company has built its incomparable technical expertise.
The SineÌquanone label is synonymous with up-to-date, urban, affordable fashion, designed specially for that rarest of creatures, the real woman. Everlastingly chic and elegant, the SineÌquanone woman is no stereotype and her clothiers echo her attitude to life: feminine, alluring and modern.
In 1998 the brand launched in Japan and the brand continues to develop throughout Asia, it is now present all around the world with 31 stores spread across China alone.
SineÌquanone’s upcoming winter collection is all about urban chic: totally irresistible and trendy with a modern slant. It focuses on shapes, with accentuating belted waists, emphasized by basques or flounces, giving you a quiet confidence and a stunning look as well as subtle curves. Dresses highlight these curves and every pencil skirt has a hip-hugging top. Chic, oversized, retro coats envelop each figure. Jackets with pronounced shoulders fit tightly. Trousers can be un-zipped at the ankles.Tulip skirts are in and blouses flow. Despite black remaining dominant, the new shades of deep purple, reds, pinks, turquoise and greens are all irresistible, down to the golden buttons.
Their collections take the form of complete wardrobes and the whole silhouette is designed complete with accessories: belts, bags, clutches, scarves, glasses, costume, jewellery, hats, all perfectly suited to the collection. Every season’s collection is organized around a new fashion story that introduces between 600 and 800 new designs.
#05-05 Robinsons, The Centrepoint, 176 Orchard Road
Clarins creates products for every beauty need and desire. They Laborotories have only one directive: to offer the very best. Offering a large range of products that goes from: face & body care, make-up to sun protection.
After his medical studies, Jacques Courtin-Clarins dedicated himself to esthetic treatments by opening the first Clarins Institut in Paris in 1954. Vowing to "do better, do more and enjoy doing so", he created new massage methods using the first 100% pure plant extract treatment oils.
Their philosophy is all about taking beauty seriously. They developed a dialogue with women to satisfy their desires for well-being and respect them by offering a range of the best plant-based skin care products distinguished by their innovation and effectiveness.
Clarins is the European leader in skin care products and expands into 2 other cosmetics segments: make-up and perfume, through 4
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 modern French-themed bistro Poulét opened at Bugis+, offering affordable French classics.
The restaurant features a 60-seat open dining area inspired by the modern alfresco setting in France. You'll will be able to view the chefs in action through an open kitchen while indulging in casual comfort.
Driven by the passion and inspiration from market ingredients and classic French cooking techniques, Poulét serves up an array of French cuisines. Menu offerings include everything requisite to compose a complete French meal; Appetisers, Soups, Salads, Sandwiches, Mains, Sides and Desserts.
Have a try at their irresistible profiteroles, or opt for a lighter option with their tasty "Salade de Paris". Their signature dish is obviously the "Poulet Roti", prepared with the house's secret recipe, cooked with Chardonnay, and served with a creamy home-made mushroom sauté.
Carven will be setting up its first free-standing store in Singapore, showcasing the women’s ready-to-wear, accessory and shoe lines. The House will be located on the third floor of ION Orchard, replacing 6fivebarcode, with a Parisian spirit.
Since the beginning, the Carven house has had a democratic and Parisian view of fashion design. Madame Carmen de Tommaso broke through the austere world of Haute Couture as an innovator in the Forties with a spontaneous and fresh style, adapted to the women’s everyday life at that time.
Since 2009, Carven has opened a new chapter. From the couture years, Guillaume Henry, the new art director and Carven have kept its heritage. It lives on in the spirit of perfect design and choice materials. Today, the house offers ready-to-wear that is both inspired and accessible.
Honoring the legacy of the House’s Haute Couture years, the one that rhymes with perfect garment design and appropriateness of fabrics, today Carven offers inspired and affordable ready-to-wear clothes.
Guillaume Henry keeps only a spirit of Carven, like a scent left by someone when leaving a room...A scent with fresh, spontaneous and elegant notes.
Au Chocolat, a French inspired Bistro and Confiserie poises to set a new benchmark for dining concept stores.
Covering almost 4,700 square feet it recently opened its doors at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. Located on the Bay Level, it's prominent façade of French fixtures instils a sense of nostalgia that French antiquated streets reflect, with its calm and sophisticated ambience.
Marrying old-world elegance and the nostalgic charm of Paris, Au Chocolat captivates you with one-of-a-kind elements such as a molten chocolate roof, genial packaging, fascinating artwork and a miniature vintage train set running across the ceiling.
The Au Chocolat Bistro provides an all-day dining menu of traditional French flavours and international cuisine in cosy comfort, where you can enjoy an extensive food menu that will warm their hearts. Catering to the preference of all palates, They offer a wide selection of an all-day breakfast menu, salads, pastas, tasty roasted meats, and hand-made savoury and sweet crepes, alongside a snack menu to curb the munchies, such as tater tots, truffle fries, and mushroom bites.To cater to all ages, a special assortment of child-friendly dishes includes French toast crunch, 'OO' mini burgers, little chicken tenders and Danielle’s battered fish. An impressive list of beverages, including its signature Au Chocolat hot fudge and uniquely chocolate blended drinks, rounds off the menu.
Enjoy the ultimate retail experience at the Au Chocolat Confiserie with its very own master chocolatier at work in the chocolate atelier creating delectable works of art on site. The Au Chocolat Confiserie also hosts a pâtisserie with a great variety of mouth-watering desserts such as cakes, pies and pastries. Expect to find the finest chocolates made fresh daily and unique candies all in one place.
Every piece of Konplott jewellery is designed by Miranda Konstantinidou. Their craftspeople create each piece by hand, and the collections are produced in limited editions.
Miranda Konstantinidou has set more worldwide trends in fashion jewellery than any other designers and aims to ornament every woman in every situation.
She rejects thinking in terms of target groups or ideals of beauty; instead, she strives in her work to highlight your individual beauty. Konplott's jewellery are free of material limitations and the result of joyfull unusual combinations of colours and materials as well as idiosyncratic production methods.
There are now Konplott / Miranda Konstantinidou stores in many world-class cities such as Peking, Paris, Madrid and Berlin, and countless film and television productions and international galas have been adorned with her jewellery. All Konplott jewellery is carefully handmade according to Miranda Konstantinidou’s designs and produced in exclusive series in small quantities.
The brand is a French family owned business that has become a worldwide major player in men’s ready to wear clothing. Celio was first established in Paris, France when the first store opened three decades ago in 1985. By 1992 the brand had expanded to 100 stores in France and opened its first international store in Belgium. Over the coming years the brand expanded consistently and today boasts over 850 stores in more than 40 countries. The brand bases its success to its five core values that are represented by the Celio five pointed star logo.
These values are: Masculinity: Continuously aware of men’s consumption behaviour and their relationship to clothing, Celio offers you a space truly dedicated to men, offering fashion that is virile, relaxed and sensual with a Latin touch. Seduction: Resolutely aesthetic, the Celio style focuses on quality, the variety of colours and cuts, refinement and discretion. What’s more, the style also appeals to women! An open outlook: A strong value that entails respect for others, well-being, the art of living, altruism, sharing and exchanges. A generous nature: Being accessible, affordable, with no borders, citizen-focused, honest and offering good quality for money. Service: Celio accompanies men, helps them find reference points, gives them the keys to understanding fashion codes and offers them irreproachable service and reception.
They knows men inside out. It will no only guide you, it stimulates you to take pleasure in being well dressed. A simple, universal name, readily identifiable graphics, strong customer culture and constant innovations have made it into a well-known and recognized brand. Celio is creative, inspired and unifying.
Balzac Brasserie is located at Rendezvous Hotel’s newly-opened dining gallery, alongside the busy Bras Basah thoroughfare. White-laced curtains, banquette seats, an original Parisian long bar fitted with an operating antique draft beer dispenser and furniture straight from the City of Lights make up the café-culture atmosphere.
Named after Honoré de Balzac, the famous French novelist and playwright, the Brasserie serves up a slice of unpretentious and unassuming, but done with an amazing attention to details.
The Food is approachable, with straightforward flavors typical of French classics. A small, edited selection of dishes is available for breakfast, followed by a larger menu of favorites for lunch, dinner and bar snacks. And keeping to the character of a real French Brasserie, a daily special set menu is served every lunch and dinner.
The French classics are prepared by chef Jean-Charles Dubois and his team. Chef Dubois comes from the village of Angers in Loire Valley, France and he was previously from The French Kitchen. His love for the freshest ingredients combined with modern culinary techniques enables him to produce delicious, perfectly done cuisine.
You definitely can’t miss the Foie Gras De “Castaing” Appetizer. This home-made foie gras terrine is served with seasonal fruit compote, farmer’s toast and petite salade. It is perfect just before a meal or as a finger food accompanied by some drinks at the bar.
If you’re craving for some true blue French cuisine or some drinks, do check out Balzac Brasserie that not only takes pride in its food but the setting of the bistro too!
Photo Credit : Alex Ang
#01-01 Rendezvous Gallery, Rendezvous Hotel, 9 Bras Basah Road
Cut out a square of silk, a big square, a metre thirty by a metre thirty. On the silk, place an orchid, pose it. Draw it, paint it, recreate the precise graduation of colours, the blush on the bloom.
There are over thirty shades in your work, requiring over thirty passes through the printing press. You can pose a wave in the same way, or a fish, whatever your dreams of the Far-East inspire. The only condition is that it should be beautiful, that the composition holds. Nothing weak, nothing insipid; you are Leonard.
Unfurl the square; float the silk, fluttering and weightless, sending ripples through the image, the colours. Some bright, some darker, like life. Within the square, or two if necessary, outline a dress, a blouse, trousers, a tie... Or choose not to; outline nothing, let the square exist simply as a scarf. Adorn this printed silk with the body of a woman: that's Leonard.
Leonard is also a story, which stretches back nearly half a century, passing milestones of originality along the way. The first fully-fashioned printed pullovers.
The Leonard dress, 150 grammes of happiness, their first slogan. The invention of the silk-over. Kimonos; they are the first non-Japanese house, in over 2000 years, to have created a collection of traditional kimonos.
Shanghai, where they were the first western fashion house to organize a catwalk show, in 1993.
Lyon, Paris, Tokyo, Shanghai and now Singapore: Leonard has its own geography. They face the Orient, looking down the Silk Road to find special inspiration in Asia. The influence is so strong at Leonard that they're beginning to believe their Japanese friends who tell them they've lived a past life in Asia.
And Leonard is also a family. Daniel Tribouillard, the President of the company and his two daughters, Nathalie and Virginie, work side by side, along with a dedicated team, all of them together enshrining the creative past and future of their House, artists, painters, stylists, seamstresses. They may be long-established, but they have young talent, and nothing gives them greater pleasure than discovering new treasures created by their novices.
Except perhaps one thing, which gives them even greater pleasure: in the course of an evening, on the street, on the beach, to see Leonard silk worn elegantly by an attractive woman, to see the Leonard orchid, fuchsia, lavender, lemon, golds, mauves and greens alive in a subtle harmony of movement. Subtle and light, as life should be. As it is, with Leonard.
Respectful of small-scale bakery tradition using natual leaven, Eric Kayser, working with his bakers, has developed his creations over the years. Technical innovations, new recipes, innovative store designs, and constant search for the best quality ingredients. He also shares the values that are dear to him: a love for work well done and team spirit.
In 1964, Eric Kayser was born into a family of professional bakers – his great-grandfather, grandfather, and father were all traditional French bakers. Naturally, he quickly realized his calling for baking and at a young age of 18, became a companion of the prestigious Tour de France of baking for five years. Then, he bacame a bakery trainer for the Institut National de la Boulangeri Patisserie (INBP) for nearly ten years.
In 1994, Eric Kayser and Patrick Castagna, an audit consultancy and training body for bakers and pastry chefs, invtented the Fermento Levain – a machine which maintains natural liquid leaven at an ideal temperature. As a living element, this yeast is taken care of everyday with the baker feeding it by adding water and flour to balance the fermentation.
Finally on September 13, 1996, Kayser opened his first french-japanese bakery at 8 rue Monge in Paris. It was an instant success and garnered much critical acclaim. Today, there are over 80 stores worldwide with 18 in Paris alone and at least one in most of the world’s big cities such as Japan, Ukraine, Athens, Morocco and now Singapore! Products and services in the bakeries vary from country to country, each adapting and accommodating to the local tastes and flavours.
All breads, pastries and brioches at Maison Kayser are produced each day in the baking rooms of each of the bakeries using the Fermento Levain. After this exclusive leavening, the bread undergoes slow kneading and long fermentation, before being shaped by hand, placed on a linen cloth and baked on-site in an open hearth oven. In addition to these fine creations, grocery products, sandwiches, salads and quiches are also available.
Antoinette is a quintessential Parisian pâtisserie and salon du thé, named after the last queen of France who was so often revered for her fine taste and lavishly indulgent love for an excess of meticulously crafted pastries.
Following the successful openings of Antoinette at Pernhas Road and The Mandarin Gallerythe opening of their 3rd outlet at The Scarlet Hotel is testament to their popularity and doesn't the new outlet look absolutely gorgeous!?
Setting herself apart as a hidden gem that makes for the perfect venue for a tête-à-tête, Antoinette’s repertoire of exquisite Parisian offerings will tempt even the most discerning of palates with her takes on time-honoured French classic desserts and savouries!
Anne Fontaine designed her first collection in 1993. What began as a collection of white shirts has grown into a lifestyle brand, offering a full collection of tops, outerwear, knits, accessories, handbags, a home fragrance collection and now an exclusive cosmetic skin care line.
Anne Fontaine opened their first store in the Rive Gauche section of Paris in 1994. Since then, they have expanded to over 80 boutiques worldwide, including flagships in Paris, Tokyo, & NYC, as well as the introduction of a retail/spa concept in their Paris Flagship in 2007.
Last year Anne Fontaine launched her first boutique in Singapore with 100 new styles each season. According to Anne Fontaine, the mark of a great white shirt is that it can be worn with at least ten outfits - casual and dressy - and be machine-washable. We're hugely looking forward to the opening of their 2nd standalone store at the soon to be opened Scotts Square in November.
Leading fashion retailer Robinsons is poised to set a new benchmark for luxury retail by making its debut at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Asia's premier lifestyle destination, with two upscale boutiques - catering to Lingerie and Fashion, Cosmetics & Accessories - that meld designer luxury and premium product offerings with elegant sophistication and welcome repose.
In the luxury retail space, Robinsons is the first departmental boutique to present a premium boutique concept to shoppers, offering shoppers 20,800 square feet of luxury at the forefront of an unprecedented retail experience. This latest retail mecca dimensionalizes Robinsons' move towards becoming a world-class retail destination, marking a significant milestone in the retailer's storied history.
Robinsons Marina Bay Sands will tantalize shoppers with its stunning interiors, superlative customer service and world-renowned lingerie and fashion labels, delivering a premium and powerful shopping experience for consumers. Rooted in sophisticated modern spaces that are in line with Robinsons' approachability and service, Robinsons Marina Bay Sands is steeped in the intricate arts of the sensory and tactile, immersing shoppers into an unforgettable retail experience that begins as soon as they step into the boutique.
Today's consumer is "visually educated" and they have thus created a merchandising strategy and visual positioning that is modern, fashion forward and powerfully clear. As Robinsons moves into a premium lifestyle destination like Marina Bay Sands, the brand will also debut a modern and luxury boutique concept that puts Robinsons on par with the leading brands in the world.This encompasses a holistic approach towards retail, from boutique design to product presentation to service standards.
The two boutiques will present a refreshed façade for the established local retailer, conveying sophistication, elegance and modernity to surprise and delight shoppers. Bathed in a soothing palette of creams, whites and rich chocolate, the fashion boutique recreates the exclusive experience of attending a fashion show through its prominent sculptural runway that takes centrestage.
Flanking its left aisle is the shoes and handbags hallway that stretches from one end to another, complete with the season's most coveted footwear and handbags. Move deeper into the boutique and you get an idea of the full palette of textures and materials that interplay with each other: from black plinths and soft padded walls to elongated French columns and intricate ceiling carvings.
The Lingerie boutique on the other hand recreates an intimate, warm and homely bedroom feel with its washes of soft feminine pinks, creams and greys that veer away from the clichés of blacks and reds commonly associated with women's intimates - all bound to make every woman feel as at ease in the Boudoir as their partners.Key features of the new layout include sculptural centerpieces that display the latest lingerie ranges; vintage furniture with velvet cushions lend an old-school glamour to the modern minimalist lines; and black and white framed photographs evoke the romance of nostalgic sensuality. The fitting rooms are also anchored by clean fluid spaces, ensuring maximum comfort and privacy.
At the Fashion boutique, shoppers can expect to find the latest fashion collections sourced from the runways of the world's fashion capitals. From Axara's Parisian vogue and Aryn K's celebrity-infused Los Angeles charm to Eryn Brini's European sophistication that are exclusive to Robinsons, the boutique endows shoppers with a celebrity A-List retail experience.
Over at the Lingerie boutique, more than 20 well-loved lingerie labels will be sold, including 2 Chillies, Chantelle, Hanky Panky and Pleasure State. In particular, exclusive brands like Aubade, Mimi Holiday, Booty Parlor and Haute Couture by Spanx will make their debut at Robinsons Marina Bay Sands. Sensuous and alluring, the various brands feature figure-flattering designs for women regardless of body shape or age.
True to their long history as a leading fashion retailer, Robinsons Marina Bay Sands will offer shoppers a huge array of global brands. They will continue to deliver modern and sophisticated collections that remain in harmony with the Robinsons heritage and identity, as they seek to further define their future as a truly world-class brand.
On top of renowned fashion offerings and elegant luxury, Robinsons - the iconic service standards leader - will also bring to Marina Bay Sands its unique brand of world class service, further cementing its status as a leader in the local fashion retail scene.
#B2-02 The Shoppes, 2 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands
Luke's Oyster Bar & Chop House has just opened off Gemmill Lane off Club Street and features Travis Masiero's take on a popular aspect of the All-American experience - an oyster bar-cum-grilled meat and sandwich joint that recalls the kind of casual-cuisine, good-value places commonly found across the US, particularly around coastal regions.
Mr Masiero spent over three years at The Wine Garage before starting neighbourhood eatery Spruce and also consulting on menu concepts for the Lo & Behold Group, is excited about this new enterprise, a 1,600-sq ft shophouse with high ceilings and an Old World feel to it.
Mr Masiero, grew up in the Boston area and is well acquainted with the best seafood and steak restaurants there. He thought about all the restaurants that he loves and what makes them special and an oyster bar was something he always had in my mind.
The space features a 15-seat counter along one wall and a series of booths along the opposite wall. The look is somewhere between a Parisien bistro and a New England oyster bar. There's a sort of casualness and conviviality to it and the focus is on doing things he really loves well - exceeding expectations is his number one objective.
They will buy seafood direct from a supplier in Boston and Luke's - which is named for his two-year-old son Lucas - will offer the best oysters available at various price points.
People still want great food in a great space - there's a uniqueness in finding a small space that's personable and it's expected to attract a late-crowd also. Menu items include bone-in chops and steaks as well as casual fare like burgers, sandwiches and New England lobster rolls - steamed lobster in a toasted hot dog bun - and four or five different types of oyster each day.
Antoinette is a quintessential Parisian pâtisserie and salon du thé, named after the last queen of France who was so often revered for her fine taste and lavishly indulgent love for an excess of meticulously crafted pastries.
Setting herself apart as a hidden gem that makes for the perfect venue for a tête-à-tête, Antoinette’s repertoire of exquisite Parisian offerings will tempt even the most discerning of palates with her takes on time-honoured French classic desserts and savouries!
They have just opened their 1st outlet at the Mandarin Gallery and the Penhas Road outlet will open early next month.
Mandarin Gallery #02-33/34, 333A Orchard Road and 30 Penhas Road
Paris - An active city, which gathers modern, stylish, fashion and delicious food.
Pariss Buffet and Banquet Restaurant infuses modern construction art with good food and wine to bring out the beauty and harmony of Paris, the City of Lights. When their Chefs wave their skilled hands to create the dishes, they will bring your 5 senses to new heights: which are your Sight, Sound, Taste, Smell and most importantly, Feeling. Through their dishes, they will most certainly convey the happiness, delight and joy that is around you.
Paris, the beautiful French Capital, bursts charm in its own unique way. Stroll down the city streets and you can smell the rich aroma of robust coffee, accompanied with the smell of fresh, slightly-burnt bread. Make your way to the fair! You will find fresh fruits and vegetables, lightly misted with water droplets, filled up to the brim of wooden barrels. Along the red-brick street, florists are full of blooming flowers and arm-inarm couples, young and old, dot the walkway. With the warm sunshine, the good food and the jaunty atmosphere, it makes one feel surrounded with bliss and happiness.
The delicacies that the Pariss Buffet line offer are similarly interesting and attractive to the palate.
With the old world ambience of France, Paris in view, they strive to bring good food together. Let them bring you on an out-of-this world trip to savour the tanginess of French wine, appreciate the swift slicing knife skill which is required for excellent Sashimi and the ability of their Mediterranean Sea appetizers which will tease your taste buds to no end. Dine at Pariss International to enjoy authentic Thai and Vietnam cuisine, traditional Oriental cuisine and worldly acclaimed delicious food from all around the world.
Over 10,000 sq ft of well-decorated area at Marina Square, with big round dining tables and large VIP rooms.
6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square Shopping Center, #03-128A
Three-Week-Old Taratata Bistrot is the latest addition to Keong Saik Road serving amongst other things pan-seared foie gras ($26), ovenbaked pig trotters stuffed with morel mushrooms ($26) and warm chocolate pudding with lavender ice cream ($18).
This Parisian style bistrot is headed up by the masterful culinary team of Bertrand Raguin and Philippe Nouzillat who know a thing or two about decadent French dining.
Loysel's Toy is their homage to one man who was part dreamer and part innovator. Edward Loysel de Santais, a man from generations of enginerring, too his training in machines and married it to his love for coffee, producing what became known as the world's first commercial coffee machine. He introduced the world to his hydrostatic urn at the Paris Exposition in 1855, where it made over 1000 cups of coffee in an hour! Loysel was a pioneer, and his work with steam pressure became the springboard for the espresso machines we see today.
Taking the great man's lead, the people at Loysel's Toy are likewise committed to bring you a great cup. Keeping their focus on coffee means they pay attention to the process, beginning with a classic roaster to deliver freshly roasted beans, and continuing with refined brewing techniques to produce delicious coffee.
Coupling the technologies of today's machines with the passion of their skiller baristas, they take every effort to deliver honestly from the farmer's head, to roasting and finally handcrafting that perfect cup. To support their coffee, Loysel's Toy also offers a selection of seasonal wholesome food, so you can always get that something extra.
Rei Kawakubo brings Comme des Garçons to Singapore in a complete standalone store for the first time at the Hilton Shopping Gallery. Club 21 was an early-adopter of the brand and has been a loyal supporter – with various Comme des Garçons lines offered in Club 21, Club 21 Men, Club 21b as well as in pop-up shops. Now, the Comme des Garçons family is consolidated in one store.
The store will comprise different lines from the brand which includes Homme Plus, Shirt, Shirt Girl, Play and Black, which will also be available.
The label was started in Tokyo by Rei Kawakubo in 1969 and established as a company in Japan in 1973. Comme des Garçons became successful in Japan in the 1970s; a men's line was added in 1978. The year 1981 saw Comme des Garçons's debut show in Paris. It created a splash for its predominant use of black and distressed fabrics. Throughout the 1980s, Comme des Garçons's clothes often had the destroyed look.
After the Paris debut, Comme des Garçons exhibited photographs by Peter Lindbergh at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris in 1986 consisting of . The year 2005 saw an exhibition in Shinjuku, Tokyo of Comme Des Garçons advertising and graphic designs.
Samantha Thavasa is one of Japan's leading fashion brands and has been endorsed by both Japanese and international celebrities alike, including Jessica Michibata, Beyonce, Penelope Cruz, Paris Hilton, Jennifer Lopez, and Victoria Beckham. Known for its girlishly chic handbags and accessories, Samantha Thavasa embodies femininity at its best - womanly confidence with a youthful dash of fun and spontaneity.
Besides the main Samantha Thavasa line, the brand also includes the Petit Choice, New York, Deluxe and Samantha Kingz lines. The luxurious Japanese fashion brand has just opened its flagship store at ION Orchard with a fabulous array of fun loving chic bags and youthful looking accessories.
ABR Holdings Ltd launches the first Hippopotamus Grill Restaurant in Asia, here in Singapore, at Marina Square, taking up 2,400 square feet of space at the street level facing Raffles Boulevard road. Hippopotamus Grill Restaurant, a French steakhouse concept that started in 1968, is a household name in France with over 130 restaurants, mostly in Paris.
Hippopotamus offers quality beef at great value amidst a warm, cozy yet vibrant and contemporary ambience. Beef lovers will be spoilt for choice with the wide selection of beef cuts from Tenderloin, Ribeye, Sirloin, Rump, T-bone, and even rare Hanger and Skirt steaks. Larger cuts to be shared among families, friends and colleagues are also available; like a Prime rib of 1.2kg (S$109.90) for three to four diners, or the Sirloin of 480g (S$49.90) for two. There is also a range of Premium beef for those who are willing to spend a little extra. The menu also boasts of 6 juicy beef burgers from a simple classic burger, to exquisite ones with toppings like Blue cheese or Foie gras.
Besides beef steaks, guests can also indulge in French favorites like Escargots, Onion soup, Foie gras, Bone marrow, Beef carpaccio, Beef tartare, as well as delectable desserts like Profiteroles, Warm chocolate cake, and Crème brulee. Guests can even find a presentation up to 5 petite combo desserts to sample or share. To provide even greater value, Hippopotamus also offers all-day Set menus from S$19.50 to S$38.50, and a very attractively priced Lunch Set menu at only S$15.90. For families, Hippopotamus also offers a kids' menu at $9.90 together with an activity booklet to keep the kids entertained.
Created in Paris in 1968, the Hippopotamus restaurant Grill has gained a strong reputation, especially in the Paris region, for its unmatched selection of grilled meat selected according to strict criteria of quality and compliance and prepare by specialists. Hippopotamus welcomes diners in a contemporary setting and friendly ambience, conducive to a relaxing meal, making it a favourite meeting place for lunch and dinner, and meals with family or friends. Hippopotamus is owned by Group Flo SA, a France-based holding company that owns, operates and franchises many food and beverage brands in France and around the world. They have over 300 restaurants serving over 25 million diners annually.
Well known for the infamous Kelly and the Birkin bag, this French luxury goods house offers the height of luxury with a nod to the house's equestrian heritage. Select from the men's and women's ready to wear collection, with structured bags, belts with chunky hardware, signature printed silk scarves. leather goods and perfumes
The Hermes Fashion House
was established in Paris as a harness making shop in 1837, the brand it
one of the most luxurious in the world, and has a new store opening at