T.O.U (or Two of Us)
The best way to boost Singapore’s economy is to buy local. Check out Mandarin Gallery’s Egg3 (#04-36).
This lifestyle store opened its latest branch with a strong collection of local indie fashion labels.
T.O.U. (or Two of Us) is a new mid-price label that started retailing with Egg3.
The collection contains a selection of dresses and playsuits in limited numbers.
This one-piece only toga dress – modelled by The New Paper New Face 2009 finalist Liyana Ezzaty – retails for $428.
Prices for other pieces start at $189.
At 313@Somerset, one of the biggest brands in the UK is New Look (basement 2), famed for its low-priced trendy outfits.
The third store is the brand’s largest and has a larger men’s section.
The current look instore is influenced by the discreet British style.
So expect colours to range from neutrals to earthy tones such as sienna and browns.
Another local name at Mandarin Gallery is Ben Wu.
His boutique, benWu (#02-25), stocks a collection that was presented during October’s Paris Fashion Week.
And Ben won’t be a stranger to many because his other label is Tian, one of the most established brands in Singapore.
Another flagship store at 313@Somerset is Forever 21 on Level 1.
It’s four floors of fast fashion items, so budding fashionistas on a budget, rejoice.
And here’s how wallet-friendly it is: With careful searching and planning, you’ll be able to get a new outfit for under $100.
And this includes accessories, shoes and some spare change for the MRT ride.
Levi's Lady's Store
Also on level 1 is the Levi’s Lady’s store, where you can get the Modern Vintage range jeans.
This range reinterpreted the features of vintage jeans and incorporated them into today’s designs.
It’ll feature premium rustic fabrics and vintage finishing techniques presented as modern jeans.
It’ll arrive in store next month and retails from $169.90 to $189.90.
For the first time in Singapore, there is a Y-3 boutique (#01-05).
If you’re still in the dark, Y-3 is the collaboration between Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto and sports brand Adidas.
This pairing created a whole new thirst for designer sportswear.
These are definitely not things to wear for a jog, unless you’re running off to the next designer label sale.
This article was first published in The New Paper.