*Produced by SilverKris for the following brands*
With the economy on the road to recovery, there have also been encouraging signs in the retail sector – according to the Singapore Department of Statistics, retail sales grew by 5.2% year-on-year in February, which is a reversal from the 6.1% dip recorded in January. Now that we have a bit more spending power, why not use this opportunity to indulge in retail therapy and support some homegrown brands? From bespoke fine jewellery to impeccably tailored suits and products to boost your inner wellbeing, we’ve got you covered.
A Gentleman’s Tale
From a mobile tailoring service that travelled around the island creating bespoke outfits for clients, this homegrown label has since expanded to have their own showroom in Toa Payoh. However, the two co-founders have retained their commitment to exquisite craftsmanship, which their clients know and love them for. With a focus on the customer’s needs and an innate understanding of the best fit for individual body types, the duo is adroit with working with a wide variety of fabrics to create outfits that are classic in shape but contemporary in style.
a-gentlemans-tale.com; 27 Toa Payoh East #01-184; +65 8742 1282
For your daily indulgence of gut-friendly goodness, this homegrown brewery offers a quirky selection of sparkling kombucha. Low in sugar and packed with probiotics, their take on this fermented tea beverage pairs fruits with complementary herbs for a refreshing pick-me-up. Each bottle of Châteaux kombucha is hand-brewed with only the finest-quality ingredients, and takes between seven and 10 days to ferment. Châteaux takes pride in ensuring the quality of every bottle that goes out to customers, which is why there is absolutely no artificial colours, flavourings or sweeteners added.
chateaux.sg; email@example.com; +65 9004 0980
Shimmer & Light
Crystal jewellery has recently gone mainstream as more men and women seek a grounded sense of wellness and connection. At Shimmer & Light, founder Sarah puts together crystal bracelets to cater to specific client needs. Ready-to-wear pieces include Moldavite and Topaz silver rings, and bracelets made with natural crystal beads, matched to a Muonionalusta Meteorite charm from Sweden. Jewellery aside, Shimmer & Light also stocks soothing floral room mists infused with organic ingredients such as rose, frankincense and cedarwood, as well as candles made with 100% natural and environmentally-friendly Canadian beeswax.
Whether you’re looking to pop the question or are celebrating a special occasion, Lovesignia has a wide range of exquisite jewellery at affordable price points. The team has years of expertise working with precious gemstones and jewellery design, and is able to offer design advice for your very own bespoke piece. Because they believe every piece of jewellery should tell the story of who you are, Lovesignia offers clients the option of customisation and works closely with you to ensure you have a beautiful piece you’ll treasure for years to come.
instagram.com/lovesignia; 114 Lavender Street #01-66; +65 9797 1062
Because you want only the best for your child, you’ll want to give them a living space that inspires their young minds and keeps them safe and snug all day. Created by a Singaporean mum for other mums, this children’s furniture brand is brimming with whimsy and colour to spark your child’s imagination. From modular bed frames and play desks to thematic cabinetries and shelving, each piece of furniture is crafted using solid wood and finished with non-toxic paint. Your kids will also love the peel-off wall decals, cosy bean bags and quirky night lights, as well as the plush bedding featuring playful designs such as dinosaurs, unicorns and mermaids. For the full collection, pop by their showroom.
piccolo-house.com; Ubi Techpark (Lobby D) #01-63; +65 6743 8884