Ann Siang Hill: A great place to shop for local designers

Ann Siang Hill may have recently lost multi-label store Ana Boutique, depriving us of a spot to discover the latest emerging Australian designers, but rest assured that there is no shortage of great finds peppered all over the hill. Here, you’ll find some brilliant local boutiques that offer women’s fashion, men’s fashion, homeware and gift items – or in the case of Rose Citron French Design, all of the above, along with children’s toys and apparel.

Sure, Ann Siang may be better known for its bars and restaurants, but they, along with the local boutiques, all come together to build an energetic vibe for the area, reminiscent of the Chinatown of old, where its streets were constantly bustling with street hawkers peddling their wares.

Lined with beautiful conservation shophouses and located right on the edge of Chinatown, Ann Siang Hill is more than just a spot for food, drink and shopping – it’s a one-of-a-kind experience where you get to drink in its rich history, the vibrant atmosphere, and discover local shops and brands all at the same time.

As for Ana Boutique, its second outlet at Serangoon Garden’s My Village still stands, so you can breathe a happy sigh of relief. But while you’re at Ann Siang, you might want to check out these local shops and local brands – we promise you won’t be disappointed!

Women’s Fashion

Willow & Huxley. More than just your average multi-label boutique, Willow & Huxley offers a friendly, welcoming environment for you to shop in, with outgoing sales staff who are always at the ready to give you styling advice or tips on their latest products. That’s on top of offering a wide range of fashion and accessory labels from all over the world, such as Addison, Baum und Pferdgarten, Fever London and Finders Keepers, many of which are not available anywhere else Singapore. 20 Amoy Street. Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 9am – 8pm; Sat: 11am – 3pm.

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Lauren Jasmine. Popular multi-label boutique Eclecticism is known for its diverse and, well, eclectic product offerings, so it’s unsurprising that Lauren Jasmine, a label from the guys behind Eclecticism, would embody a similar style. Expect daring and explosive pieces exclusive to the label, designed by locals Hazel Chang and Liyana Johan who take inspiration from how they imagine Chang’s seven-year-old niece style would be in 20 years: creative, confident and independent. 47 Amoy Street. Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 8am – 8pm.

MYthology. Club Street is known for its pulsing energy that comes alive each evening, which makes MYthology – nope, there’s no typo there – a perfect addition to the bustling street. The multi-label boutique offers a myriad of indie labels from all over Asia, targeted at the sophisticated, well-travelled woman with discerning tastes. Their pieces have been featured in URBAN, Prestige Magazine, Affluent Magazine and many other media outlets so you know you definitely won’t be disappointed by this luxury boutique. 88 Club Street. Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 11am – 7pm.

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The Buckhouse Refinery. A hop skip and a jump away in Keong Saik Road is one of the newest multi-label boutiques in the area, The Buckhouse Refinery. A place where you can pick up quality and cutting-edge design across contemporary yet complementary fashion and accessories. You will be able to find local and international brands. 18 Keong Saik Road, 089125 Singapore. Opening Hours: Open daily 11am – 9pm

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Men’s Fashion

Swagger. There are stores that just sell things, and then there are carefully curated boutiques that are run by people who truly take pride in their trade and are deeply passionate about each and every item on their shelves. Swagger is one of the latter. The lifestyle retail boutique offers handpicked apparel, leather goods, accessories, vintage collectibles and grooming products for men that are handcrafted, one-of-a-kind or boast a rich history. 15 Ann Siang Road. Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 11am – 8.30pm.

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Aston Blake. Featuring prim, yet stylish menswear, Aston Blake is all about individualism, and prides itself in offering bespoke and made-to-measure jackets, shirts and pants for the sophisticated gentleman. Of course, they do offer a collection of ready-to-wear pieces, but it’s best you take full advantage of the store’s in-store stylists and top-notch craftsmen for pieces made just for you.  89 Club Street, 2nd Floor. By Appointment Only (Call 6337 3504 or email info@astonblake.com).

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Gifts & Homewares

Madder Moon. Madder Moon may be touted as a design house for the top Indian-origin contemporary designs from all over the world, but being in this melting pot of a country called Singapore has allowed for countless collaborations and a distinct local touch to its product offerings. Aside from its artfully crafted homewares, textiles, furniture, apparel, home decorations and art pieces, Madder Moon also provides new, commissioned works in a Singapore context and doubles up as a gallery and event venue for hire. 16 Ann Siang Road. Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 11am – 7pm.

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Rose Citron French Design. Starting out as a home business of French designer Zoe Borie, Rose Citron French Design has since grown into a unique boutique that offers a wide range of products, from home furnishings, women’s apparel, jewellery as well as toys and clothing for children. Borie’s European heritage mixed with Asian influences has resulted in a distinct style made up of wonderfully creative patterns, colours and designs unlike any other. Rose Citron French Design also offers customization services for its soft furnishings and fashion accessories, as well as re-upholstery services for your existing furniture pieces. 23 Keong Saik Rd. Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 10am – 6.30pm; Sat: 10am – 5pm.

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