Think shopping in Singapore, and a myriad of shopping strips and malls spread around the island immediately comes to mind. But hidden away in Kampong Glam is Haji Lane, a small alley filled with independent designer stores that have thrilled the likes of Gwen Stefani. Your local shopping trip in Singapore simply wouldn’t be complete without a stop at this much-loved alley.
Haji Lane may have evolved from a clustered street of rundown shophouses into a trendy alley bustling with upcoming local designers, entrepreneurs and shoppers, but make no mistake, the artful Peranakan architecture isn’t the only thing that lives on from its past. The lane still retains the charm of a tightknit community, or as the locals call it: the ‘Kampung’ Spirit, where storeowners and shop managers alike cheerfully greet shoppers and support one another just as a small community should.
Along with its fun, upbeat atmosphere, you’ll find quality bargains in cutting edge fast fashion at great prices. Should you not have all day to meander through the dozens of shops and browse through all their fashions and wares, here is a guide to some of our favourite stores. Starting at the Beach Road end and ending at North Bridge Road. Ah and before you head there definitely check out the gorgeous furniture and homewares store Gaia at 780 North Bridge Road.
Sweet Dessert. Despite its name, you won’t find any desserts sold here – though there is some… temptation involved. With a sweet, tantalizing and seductive selection of sexy innerwear for both men and women, this intimate boutique’s offerings will make you feel and look like the most irresistible treat. 7A Haji Lane. Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 12.30pm – 8.30pm; Eve of PH and PH: 12.30pm – 5.30pm.
Dreamz House. Looking for a wide variety of trendy fun clothing, handmade gifts and jewellery. You’ve found the place! Also discover unique, handmade accessories made by local artisans. 16 Haji Lane level 2
Mode La Vie. Mode La Vie hand picks trendy, high quality wear and produces their own range of designed collections. A one-stop fashion boutique that also provides styling consultation! 38 Haji Lane #02-01.
Dulcetfig. If you’re a modern girl with a soft spot for vintage, then this is definitely a stop for you. The store’s vast eclectic range inspired by vintage and timeless designs will have you pottering for hours. 41 Haji Lane. Opening Hours: Mon-Thu: 12pm – 9pm; Fri & Sat: 12pm – 10pm; Sun: 12pm – 8pm.
K.I.N. Know It Nothing is an awesome store focusing on awesome menswear and awesome complimentary products – and is perfect for an awesome hombre with eye for awesomeness in art, design, music and culture. 51 Haji Lane. Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 1pm – 8pm; Sun: 3pm -7pm.
Shop Wonderland. Stepping through the doors of 53 Haji Lane is sort of like stepping through the looking glass. Your eyes are treated to the sights of gorgeous Tiffany chairs, beautiful floral arrangements, quirky handcrafts and a creative curation of home accessories. Shop Wonderland also doubles as an events planner, specialising in styling and setup. 53 Haji Lane.
The Alternative Store. Get in touch with your inner ‘om’ and pick up some destination inspired items from the Himalayas. All items are hand picked from India, Nepal and Thailand. Here you will find clothes, accessories, bags, perfumes, incenses, ornaments and crystals. 59 Haji Lane. Opening Hours: 12pm – 8 pm daily.
Wicked Laundry. An eclectic mix of women’s fashion apparel, footwear and accessories, as well as novelties and lifestyle home products with designs as cheeky as its name. 76 Haji Lane. Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 12.30pm – 8.30pm; Sun: 1pm – 8pm.
Modparade. Discover one of Singapore’s independent fashion labels that focuses on indie quirky pieces as well as creative, edgy clothing designs to make your look complete altogether. The name says it all! 68 Haji Lane. Opening Hours: Sun – Thu: 12pm – 8pm; Fri & Sat: 12pm – 9pm.
Zhai. The Bamboo clothing specialists! Discover the benefits and feel the difference in original designs covering a diverse collection of leisure wear, office wear, sportswear and manchester. Zhai products are made from 100% organically grown bamboo fiber. WIN a Zhai scarf…82 Haji Lane. Opening Hours: 11am – 8pm.
Opening times: Stores vary but best to head down there after midday (12pm). Stores are open till late (between 8pm and 10pm for most)
Parking: Street Coupon and Carpark Coupon
Nearest MRT: Bugis
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