Quentin Long leaves the hulking Orchard Road shopping district behind and finds a place where Singapore’s new breed of designers are setting up shop.
You know: Orchard Rd
Unbelievable: Six massive department stores, more than 5,000 brands in three blocks of shopping.
You should also try: Haji Lane
This is where all the up-and-coming and independent Singaporean designers are setting up shop. It’s a narrow street in the old Arab-Muslim quarter with traditional shop houses. Some selections for a wonder:
Know it Nothing: A selection of cool indie, maybe even hipster, labels.
SUP: Yes, as in ‘Wassup’. This is a bunch of hipsters who are producing their own line.
White Room: Pretty funky casual wear for men.
Eighty Two Tales: More upmarket causal stuff. http://www.eightytwotales.com/VictoriaJomo: Very girlie fun wear.
Piedra Negra Mexican grill with great street art outside.