One trip to Singapore will have you convinced: there are a ton of reasons to go back, but the swoon-worthy shopping is there up top. Below, we give you eight local labels you absolutely have to scope out. Wallets at the ready...
Known for its distinctive tiered pricing system in which prices go down the more items are purchased, you can bet that The Editor's Market is bound to be a hoarding (yes, hoarding) experience like no other. That said, be prepared to walk out with an armful.
Drop by for elevated staples in crisp silhouettes—perfect for building a tasteful, elegantly casual wardrobe. Fantastic news coming your way: In Good Company is now available in Manila! Visit them at Level 2 of The SM Store Makati.
If you love street style star Yoyo Cao's flawless OOTDs, then you'll positively adore her label Exhibit. Reflective of her own enviable aesthetic, look here for pieces that are subtle yet statement-making, current yet classic. A fun fact? It was originally launched 2010 as a multi-label store, but has since evolved into a full-fledged brand with complete collections designed in-house.
Debuting at Singapore Fashion Week in 2015 to critical acclaim, Collate has social media sensation Velda Tan at its helm, bringing affordable luxury to the sophisticated set—think timeless basics, muted hues, and impeccable tailoring (none of which will break the bank).
Monochrome's the champ at MAX.TAN, an avant-garde eponymous label with a knack for masterful deconstruction. Volume, quirky cuts, and unexpected details come together in refreshingly studied designs that are anything but simple...because sometimes, complications are welcome.
Clean, functional, and skillfully crafted, Beyond The Vines is a great place to find all your new favorite closet mainstays in a curated slew of well-chosen hues. Punctuate a black ensemble with one of their sunshine-yellow vests, for example, or break up head-to-toe neutrals in a chic hooded raincoat the color of a sunset.
Dzojchen (pronounced doh-jen, btw) is just way too cool. The brainchild of Singaporean-British designer Chelsea Scott-Blackhall, its collections have walked down fashion week runways across the world—Paris, New York, and Seoul included—and it's definitely not hard to see why.
This is the very best kind of pared-down. Owner Bessie Ye approaches design with a goal towards quality and fuss-free chic: “I tell myself all the time that it’s okay to be ‘boring’...my pieces are meant to put an end to the search for the perfect white shirt and other everyday basics," she told Female.