From a new e-tailer to store openings and a free online service that lets you reserve designer handbags for up to 48 hours, we scour Singapore to bring you the latest fashion news. Grana, Serapian, Frey Wille, Rabeanco, Inverted Edge and The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands’ ‘More Ways to Shop Luxury’ are all on our style radar this month.
Back to basics
Everyone needs good basics from which to build their style, but some brands compromise on quality – or, on the flipside, are overpriced. Not so with new e-tailer Grana’s line of fashionable staples made of fine fabrics and available at prices that won’t break the brank. Silk shirts? We’ll have one in each colour, please!
Once adorning the arm of Audrey Hepburn, Milanese high-society label Serapian has arrived on Singapore’s shores. Its collections are made entirely in Italy, so you can expect real quality and craftsmanship. Prices from $250. Available at #L1-31, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands and L2 Takashimaya.
Viennese fine jewellery manufacturer Frey Wille’s creative enamel designs have stolen our hearts. They’re inspired by ethnic cultures and history, and pay homage to renowned artists – the most recent collection features interpretations of Monet’s distinctive floral motifs. Happily, two new Frey Wille stores have just opened in Singapore, at #01-81 Capitol Piazza and in Takashimaya, adding to the boutique in the Marina Bay Sands hotel lobby (#01-15).
Whether you’re looking for a classic bag or something more trendy to rock this season, Rabeanco’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection will have something for you. It combines classic leathers with bold, new quilted patterns and colours inspired by nature. #B1-24, ION Orchard.
Ever coveted a limited-edition bag for days then gone to the store only to find it’s sold out? We feel you. The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands is providing a solution, through “More Ways to Shop Luxury”, a free online service that allows you to reserve designer bags for up to 48 hours, along with several other perks including a $100 shopping voucher until 31 August.
Supporting independent design talent, innovative e-tailer Inverted Edge has now opened its first brick-and-mortar store in Scotts Square. Filled with the company’s impressive roster of independent contemporary brands, it incorporates digital technologies to integrate the online and offline shopping experience. #01-11 Scotts Square.
This story first appeared in LIV’s August 2015 issue.
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