Singapore has an endless number of malls. On careful inspection, you would come to know that there are independent boutiques also selling all patterns of products all across the island.
Here I have rounded up the top 5 coolest independent boutiques, which are mostly located in the neighborhoods like in Haji Lane in Bugis and Tiong Bahru. There are many others hidden outside these neighborhoods waiting to be discovered!
1. Strangelets Store
Strangelets is located in café-heavy, hipster heaven Tiong Bahru. This is one of Singapore’s most popular independent shops for amazing housewares and collectibles. You will find some unique and excellent collectibles as it believes in the philosophy of uniqueness. They have a comprehensive range of collections from different designers, from jewelry and pottery to bookshelves and many more.
2. Keepers Store
Keepers is an Indian Jewelry Store is located on the second floor of the National Design Centre. This store displays products by Singapore designer Carolyn Kan, known as Carrie K. They believe in appreciating the small things in life that seem to be ordinary and unremarkable.
3. Naiise Store
Naiise has earned amazing success in a very short time. This store was launched just three years ago by husband-and-wife team Dennis Tay and Amanda Eng. The idea was to combat the idea that design is stiff and elitist, rather people understand that design can be accessible and relatable. The products are made by local designers in the form of t-shirts, local souvenirs, furniture, and more. Now this store has over 15,000 unique items by close to 1,000 designers across eight Singapore stores.
4. Mythology Store
Mythology is a fashion boutique focusing on local young professionals. The owner Apsara Oswal opened the store a few years ago to get young women out of the drab monochromatic colors often linked with the corporate world and into vibrant colors and daring patterns. This store widely features the works of Singaporean designers including ARC, Lionel, and NAO, as well as designers from all over the region including Off Duty from Bali and Twister Sisters from Hong Kong.
5. Books Actually
Books Actually is a famous independent bookstore opened in 2005. It displays the standard fiction and nonfiction stock along with the island’s largest collection of Singapore literary works. In addition to these assortments, the store also publishes its books as Math Paper Press and also releases hand-stitch notebooks as Birds & Co.
These are some of the coolest independent boutiques in Singapore to complete your trip to this amazing place full of surprises and diverse cultures.