Robinsons Orchard’s well-edited selection of couture and street chic redefines luxury shopping.
With a new flagship store, Robinsons makes a strong statement
Label junkies no longer have to jet off to London or Hong Kong to satiate their more eclectic cravings. With no less than 380 new labels, 280 of which are islandwide exclusives, Robinsons’ new flagship Orchard store is Singapore’s answer to Selfridges.
Expect to find comparatively under-the-radar labels such as The Kooples, Elizabeth and James, Elevenparis, Playhound, Walter Steiger, and Maison Scotch, sunglasses from big-name brands like Gucci, Dior and Loewe and a vintage accessories section that offers rare finds such as Hermès and Chanel bags, and a selection of exquisite jewellery.
As Managing Director Franz Kraatz puts it, the new and exclusive labels sourced from all over the world are “not only fashionable, but have withstood the test of time.” Beyond luxury, what this well curated mix offers is street cred.
Besides scouting for undiscovered labels, the New Robinsons also houses a hair lab, fragrance bar, denim loft and champagne bar—for the celebratory Moët & Chandon in between shopping.
Shoppers looking for a more exclusive experience will also appreciate the concierge service offering home deliveries and alterations, as well as the personal shopping service with a fitting room as spacious and intimate as your own sitting room and boudoir.
From fashion to beauty and lifestyle brands, the newly revamped Robinsons takes luxury shopping to a whole new level. Here are eight brands to watch out for.
1 THE KOOPLES As the name suggests, The Kooples is highly inspired by fashionable couples, and the way they share their wardrobes. Its pieces are unisex and preppy, with advertising campaigns that actually feature real-life couples such as musician Devendra Banhart and photographer/designer Ana Kraš, and fashion photographer Byron Mollinedo and model Kamila Wladyka.
2 ELIZABETH AND JAMES The sister brand of The Row finally debuts in Singapore. Brainchild of the Olsen twins, this New York line combines masculine tailoring with feminine aesthetics for ultra wearable and contemporary wardrobe staples.
3 ELEVEN PARIS Combining pop culture, indie music references and minimalistic chic, this Parisian brand epitomises je ne sais quoi. Look out for its sexy t-shirts featuring icons such as Iggy Pop and James Dean with the trademark finger moustache.
4 APPARTEMENT À LOUER Jewellery designer Eric Lopez is one of the most unique designers in Paris and counts Cate Blanchett and Emma Watson among his loyal customers. Channel Francophile style with modern, free spirited pieces of bold jewellery.
5 ILLAMASQUA This cult British beauty brand is influenced by subcultures such as the illicit ’20s Berlin club scene, as well as theatre makeup. Known for its highly pigmented and long-lasting products, it celebrates selfexpression and is perfect for creating statement looks.
6 IOMA This Parisian brand makes a precise science of made-to-measure beauty by offering advanced skin diagnosis. This is followed by individualised counselling and bespoke treatments selected from more than 800 possible formulations.
7 MARIO LUCA GIUSTI This Italian luxury home accessories line counts Steven Spielberg, Roberto and Eva Cavalli, and the Missoni family as fans. It also adorns designer hotels such as Mama Shelter in Paris, designed by Philippe Starck. Inspired by nature and Italian art, the collections run the gamut from classic to fantastical and exuberant.
8 V.D. CHOIS Dedicated to handmade, artisan candles, creations from this atelier run the gamut—from taking inspiration from everyday life to delicate olfactory olfactory bouquets such as Figuier (fig), Citrea (citric) and Botanic Garden.