Mandarin Gallery is proof that Singapore is a world-class local shopping destination!
Mandarin Gallery is the perfect place for fashionistas looking for elegant local shops, local brands. Through the dozens of stores spread across 4-floors, Mandarin Gallery offers fabulous retail therapy right in the heart of Orchard Road Singapore.
While the ground level features high-end international brands, the second and third floors offer local shops, local brands with superior style and sophistication. It is at Mandarin Gallery that you will find labels and highly curated pieces available nowhere else in Singapore.
Ambush specialises in bringing cult indi fashion labels to shoppers in Singapore. Focusing nowadays on men’s fashion and accessories, Ambush carries several renowned brands such as Original Fake, Whiz JP (Japan), SSUR (USA), 40oz (USA) and so much more. The focus here is on clean lines, monochrome colours and avent-guard pieces for the fashion-forward gent.
Ambush 02 [02-21]
The second project for team Ambush and in no way lesser, the multi-label store Ambush 02 specialises in fashion-forward styles for women. Emerging and established designers such as Tess Giberson, Chalayan, Jonothan Simkhai, Kai-aakan and Women by Common Projects adorn this minimalistic store. From apparel and shoes to cool sunglasses, fashion inspired books, and jewellery, Ambush 02 is a must visit. Consistent personal service and sharp one-of-a-kind pieces make us love this boutique each time we return.
Atelier Fang [03-21]
Newest kid on the block, Atelier Fang, is not to be overlooked. Atelier Fang is a rising local label that boasts a superb collection of perfectly designed and produced shoes and clutches. Talented designer, Ms Fang, absolutely nails the latest season’s trends. You will be lusting after the whole collection of flats, wedges and heels, and the superior personal service will have you begging for more.
Since launching in 2003, “hansel” has been seen as the shining star of the local fashion scene. A Singaporean womenswear label loved for its whimsical yet sophisticated style, hansel always has something fun and cute to please the audience with. hansel creates unique collections, each with a distinct theme. The latest collection, Spring/Summer 2013, is titled Sync or Swim, elements of which are skilfully carried out through the store design, artwork and collateral. The range focuses on pretty dresses and separates and a great array of fine knitwear that ooze femininity and style!
Factoid: Both “hansel” and its sister diffusion line, “hello hansel” are named after designer Jo Soh’s pet dog.
Inhabit – The Other Store [02-16]
Established in 2003 as a denim bar, Inhabit – The Other Store is now a progressive multi-label store. Famed for dressing fashionistas with some of the most sought after labels, Inhabit specialises in mid to high-end women’s, men’s and children’s apparel. Inhabit handpicks emerging and renowned brands from fashion capitals in Australia, France, Italy, England and USA, as well as less predictable places spots like Brazil, Hong Kong, Hungry, Macedonia and of course Singapore. Filled with the trendiest pieces, Inhabit is a treasure trove for the discerning fashionista who is looking to add a little individuality and edge to their wardrobe.
M Culture [03-28]
M Culture is a coalition of fashion, accessories, art and aromatherapy. As a platform for creativity and freedom of expression M Culture stocks their own in-house fashion and accessories as well as Religion from the UK. Culture is a sanctuary to create awe and inspire one’s mind and senses. Their silk dresses and separates are to die for!
Nancy is a gorgeous boutique perfect for the savvy shopper. Stocked with fashion staples and accessories that merge timeless glamour with immaculate craftsmanship, Nancy’s collections are limited edition and more often than not one-offs. From classic-with-a-twist inspired work wear to effortlessly chic casual ensembles, you’ll find everything you’ll need to see you though this season and beyond. A military inspired cheongsum shirt is just one of our favourite pieces from Nancy!
Scarlet & Ebony [02-23]
Scarlet & Ebony is a multi-label store carrying women’s accessories, shoes and bags. Sourcing from Italy and other parts of Europe, Scarlett & Ebony brings emerging and established designer brands to the fashionista in Singapore. Pieces are perfectly displayed against a spectacle design. Across the intense black carpet you will find footwear from adorned flip-flops and über cool flats, to your next pair of pumps and killer heels.
The Denim Store [03-09/10/11]
With a name like that, you’ll be happy to know there is plenty of denim in store. The Denim Store is very much an emporium of the best denim from all over the world. You won’t be disappointed with the broad range of brands, many of which cannot be found in other stores in Singapore. The Denim Store also carries an extensive selection of shoes, sunglasses, bags and wallets. A personal shopping experience is guaranteed to ensure you go home with perfectly fitting jeans.
What Women Want [02-28]
What Women Want has become an institution in Singapore’s shopping scene. As the name suggests What Women Want has everything you may possible need. It is a melting pot of emerging designers from Singapore, Asia and beyond. What Women Want is the one-stop shop that provides highly-curated trending apparel, organic innerwear, sexy swimwear, statement clutches, versatile bags, affordable shoes, and unique jewellery. It is place where you can dress from head to toe and feel totally at home while browsing.
Undress is a quaint multi-label store, bringing in women’s and girls’ fashion from France and England. At Undress you will find classic casual apparel in dresses and separates and tote bags perfect for everyday fashion.
WoodWould.. is a humble haven stocked with paper wonders and quirky finds from all over the planet. It is a haven for lovers of paper goods as it is stocked to the brim with colourful stationery, greeting cards, design books and other pretty things.
Until next time happy shopping wherever you may be!
the travelshopa team XX
333A Orchard Road, Singapore 238897
Phone. +65 6831 6363
Opening hours. 11am-9.30pm
Nearest MRT. Somerset
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