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Style update: Cute collections, shopping picks and unique stores in Singapore

New to retail therapy in Singapore and need a hand with finding your way around the shops? Or after something unique that you won’t find on the high street? Check out the below for the latest from Singapore’s stores and stylists.


Resin Accessories
For those who don’t take their jewellery too seriously, resin designs are a playful way to brighten up your outfit.


Silk Beads
Making a return to EM Gallery are these silk-wrapped and natural seed necklaces in numerous soft colours. Designs range from long to short, and all have ribbon ties, perfect for a laidback Bohemian style. #01-04/05 Dempsey Road.


Jungle Fever  
We’re going wild over the new safari-inspired collection by Cath Kidston. Reminiscent of family day trips during the summer holidays, the new range, which includes backpacks, bags, smaller accessories and homeware, features a quirkily kitsch print that combines motifs of English safari parks and the African savannah. #B2-48 ION Orchard.


Happy Anniversary to The Outnet.com!
In celebration of its fifth anniversary, The Outnet.com has collaborated with international designers to reproduce iconic statement pieces that have been most popular with customers since the site’s launch. These limited-edition pieces are now available to buy online. Says Stephanie Phair, president of The Outnet.com: “It’s such an exciting milestone for any business. The team has grown from a start-up of five people to over 120 dedicated staff spread across the globe. Our buyers edit carefully so that our customers only shop the best of past-season fashion from cutting-edge designer labels.” Last year also saw the launch of in-house label Iris & Ink, which is now in its fourth season and is going from strength to strength.

Ready, Steady, Shop!
You can now shop the Spring/Summer 2014 fashion and accessory collections from over 60 labels from Club 21’s huge brand roster, which include the likes of 3.1 Phillip Lim, Balenciaga, Proenza Schouler and Calvin Klein Collection (all of whom have recently opened up stand-alone stores in The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands). Shop cutting-edge labels such as J.W. Anderson, Christopher Kane and The Row, at the Club 21 multi-label store at Four Seasons Hotel.

Joyful Jewels
Inspired by lush greenery and nature’s beauty, the new Spring/Summer collection from jewellery label Sara Taseer features whimsical, colourful and playful designs and includes delicate motifs such as leaves, birds and flowers encrusted with gems. #02-15 Hilton Hotel Shopping Gallery.

Kate Moss x Topshop
Key design themes in Kate Moss’s new range for Topshop include “Balearic dressing”, inspired by love for the islands and featuring floaty smock tops, light kaftans and silk blouses perfect for swanning around in the hot weather. Silk satin pyjamas, cocktail dresses and tailored tuxes and trouser suits also make an appearance. Not to be missed. Available at all Topshop stores and online on their website, the range will also be sold for the first time on Net-a-Porter.com and Nordstrom.com.


Style Hunter
This month, personal stylist and shopping consultant Julia Blank hunts down unique shopping spots and offers for EL readers.


Pacific Plaza, #02-01

Go there for: Quirky and wearable accessories, bags and shoes.
What I found: Colourful clutches from ClutchMe by Q. They are made with python skin, look very sophisticated and are good value for money ($159). The store also has a fab selection of colours and can customise a bag to your colour of choice. From now until the end of May, receive 20-percent off ClutchMe by Q in store.


Leather Code
Far East Plaza, collection point at ManneQueen, #03-105, 9633 5647

Go there for: Professional restoration and care of leather bags.
What I found: Not only can this shop professionally clean my favourite bag, but it can also restore the colour to its original glory. There may be a slight colour difference between the before and after depending on the leather – ask beforehand to avoid disappointment.
Far East Plaza, #03-105

Go there for: Chunky accessories, trendy clothes.
What I found: Many easy-to-wear tops to pair with jeans. The collection at ManneQueen is varied, and it constantly refreshes its stock. Sizes S to L are available. The cut is quite small here, so I’d recommend going for a larger size than you normally would.


Designer’s Club
Far East Plaza, #03-118, 6734 9172

Go there for: Designer-inspired clothes.
What I found: I’ll admit, finding good clothes in here is like looking for a needle in a haystack, but once I’d sorted through many dresses to find one that fitted well, the savings were definitely worth it. My find was an Alaia-inspired dress, which emphasises my curves. Most designs come in only one size, but are generous.

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