You’ve heard of Raffles Hotel, arguably Singapore’s most famous hotel, known for its beautiful colonial architecture and colourful history dating back to 1887. But just a stone’s throw away is the Raffles Hotel Shopping Arcade that boasts fascinating boutique brands.
Whether you’re looking for bespoke tailors or luxury independent designers, the shopping arcade will definitely not disappoint. In any case, the fine architecture certainly adds to the rich experience of shopping at the Raffles Hotel Shopping Arcade.
CYC Custom Shop. Touted as Singapore’s oldest and most established bespoke tailor, CYC Custom Shop was the first to offer custom-tailored shirts in Singapore back in 1935. Founded by Chiang Yick Ching and his wife, the shop has served important figures in Singapore, including Singapore’s founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, and his son, current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. 328 North Bridge Road, #02-12 Raffles Hotel Shopping Arcade. Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 10.30am – 7.30pm; Sun & P.H.: 11am – 7pm; Chinese New Year Eve: 11am – 4pm (Closed on Christmas Day and Chinese New Year).
Front Row. Front Row combines eclectic and exclusive brands with the occasional art exhibition for an artsy, multi-label fashion and art concept store. It prides itself in discovering up-and-coming local and regional designer labels alongside progressive and cull international brands. 328 North Bridge Road, #02-08/09 Raffles Hotel Shopping Arcade. Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 12nn – 8pm; Sun: 12pm – 5pm.
Lai Chan. Anyone into the local fashion scene would recognise Lai Chan’s name. His quintessential qipao designs have given him a reputation for refined sensibilities and great quality. If there were only one place to purchase the traditional figure-hugging Chinese attire, this is it. 328 North Bridge Road #02-10, Raffles Hotel Shopping Arcade.
Surrender. At Surrender, you’ll find its own collection of men’s wear that melds edgy with a classic chic. However, it also provides apparel from other brands as well as bags, accessories and shoes. You’ll also find popular Japanese clothing labels like Neighbour, Visvim and Headporter. 328 North Bridge Road, #02-31 Raffles Hotel Shopping Arcade. Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 12pm – 8pm; Sun: 12pm – 5pm.
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