It’s easy to stay in our comfort zone and frequent the same old shopping haunts, but why not switch things up by shopping from one of Singapore’s growing pool of local designers and labels? These are a few of our favourites, offering anything from millinery to handcrafted statement jewellery and more.
This well-loved local label ticks all the boxes, with clothing created in flattering and quality fabrics, generous sizing and fun designs.
Featuring artistic prints and clever tailoring, a LION EARL piece will guarantee you look fashion-forward at any event. Sold at gnossem.com, invertededge.com, shopzaozao.com, rsociety.com and hueman.com.sg.
This label specialises in handcrafted jewellery made of sterling silver or semi-precious stones. We love its quirky yet modern designs.
A long-established label offering androgynous and minimalist collections for women.
This contemporary label offers designs inspired by the traditional cheongsam and using traditional weaving techniques. It’s making waves in the local scene, and was even featured at Singapore Fashion Week.
Artful rings, necklaces and bracelets handcrafted with semi-precious stones and crystals.
Founded in 2010, Aijek’s collections are wonderfully feminine, made from high-quality, natural and sustainable fabrics that age well, such as silk.
Bespoke hats and other headpieces for special occasions, often with a vintage-inspired feel. 333A Orchard Road, #03-20 Mandarin Gallery.
If you’re after a leather bag, check out Ling Wu’s gorgeous, modern designs in python skin and leather.
His name meaning “Christmas Devotion”, Noël Caleb designs colourful but wearable pieces for the loving, joyful and confident.
Drawing inspiration from architectural design, Sabrina Goh features pieces with strong and sculpted silhouettes that are surprisingly wearable and fashion-forward.
Artisan and statement designs by Sue Ling feature creative metal-smithing techniques using precious metals and gems.
This concept label creates casual-wear capsule collections in a palette of colours perfect for Singapore’s climate, from simple shift dresses to crepe camisoles and cotton pants.
The Emporium Group brings together a mixture of one-offs and items from Singapore’s mainstream brands, with stores at #01-84 Millenia Walk and #02-23 Orchard Gateway.
This e-tailer stocks a roster of emerging designers from Singapore and the rest of Asia.
This website stocks plenty of Singapore-based products across tech, art, kitchenware and women and men’s fashion.
This story first appeared in LIV’s August 2015 issue.
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