Age-old batik and Peranakan patterns get a revamp at betterthanblouses, a small-batch indie outfit that turns beautiful traditional prints into chic head-turning conversation pieces. This unique homegrown brand is run by the sprightly proprietor Pei Shern and her mother, whom you’ll meet when you stop by the store. Look out for the Pitt Street Koay Teow Th’ng signage, so you don’t miss betterthanblouses’s humble storefront a few doors down.
Shoppers may browse the looks available online prior to visiting the brick-and-mortar store for a sense of what’s available, though the latter offers a much wider variety. Note that the store is open by appointment only, so reach out via their Instagram or Whatsapp to let them know you plan to swing by.