Looking for a uniquely Singaporean shopping experience? We might just have the answer for you: Design Orchard is set to feature over 60 local retail brands across fashion, accessories, beauty and lifestyle products. This 2.5 storey development is part of Singapore Tourism Board’s (STB) ongoing efforts to cultivate and nurture homegrown brands and local talent. Come January 25, shoppers can not only look forward to an extensive shopping experience but can expect a series of workshops by local designers and artists as well as mentorship programmes throughout the year.
Naiise, a homegrown design company, will host and operate this retail showcase. A strong advocate for local entrepreneurship, the team continues its long-term commitment to nurture local talent, with a focus on emerging local brands new to the market. With the launch of a mentorship programme targeted at these new-to-market brands, Naiise aims to leverage its retail expertise and provide holistic guidance to enhance and aid the development of the brands.
CEO of Naiise, Dennis Tay, said of this initiative: “We are excited to be operating the retail showcase at Design Orchard to make local design accessible via a dynamic retail experience enhanced by technology. Furthering our goal to offer support to local brands, we are also delighted to be able to offer mentorship programs to help our brands grow. We believe the retail showcase at Design Orchard will raise the profile of local designers to both local and international shoppers alike and in the process, foster greater appreciation for their heritage, design, craft and passion.”
The building boasts of a rooftop plaza and an incubation space comprising of private work studios, co- working spaces and a photography studio to provide a nurturing and conducive environment where designers can excel in their crafts. Situated in the heart of Orchard, this retail showcase aims to give local retail brands greater exposure to the market, cultivating a supportive and collaborative industry that celebrates both international and local brands.
Open from 10.30am to 9.30 pm daily, shop till you drop from over 60 local brands! Check out Harper’s BAZAAR selection of 10 local brands we think you might like:
Haven’t got anything to wear for the upcoming Lunar New Year? Be sure to check out The Missing Piece, a homegrown brand known for its signature cut-out cheongsams and flattering cuts.
In Singapore, it’s summer all year round! Enjoy your next beach day looking your best with the help of AUGUST SOCIETY- a sustainable women’s swimwear brand that offers a range of bold-printed and colored swimwear made from recycled materials.
Say No to Fast Fashion with EDEN+ELIE, a local Jewelry brand known for their responsibly sourced and socially conscious designs, at the same time creating jobs for communities in need. Don’t miss their handmade heritage beaded designs!
With extensive research conducted in renowned institutions like Oxford University, RE: ERTH has come up with a cruelty-free and nature powdered skincare line that boasts of fast-absorbing products designed to give your face, “mochi-skin” results. Say hello to a firmer, brighter, and smoother complexion!
Candles are always a good idea- both as a gift to your friends or for yourself. Parabean, Toxin and sulfate free, Artisan of Sense boasts of handcrafted candles and organic room sprays made of eco-friendly soy wax and 100% pure and natural essential oils.
Having founded Plain Vanilla Bakery in 2011, founder Vanessa Kenchington started Plain Vanilla Home in 2017, a home furnishing venture. One can be sure to find furniture and accessories that help capture that nostalgic homely atmosphere.
A stationary and lifestyle brand, The Paper Bunny offers both custom and ready-to-purchase lifestyle products that blend style, design and functionality, inspiring positivity to face your weekday blues.
Celebrate Singapore’s rich heritage with Photo Phactory, a lifestyle brand that aims to preserve Singapore’s identity by capturing vivid and colorful images of Singapore’s precincts and incorporating them on products ranging from pillow covers to clutch bags.
Made from Wholesome ingredients, satisfy your sweet tooth with some home-made, handcrafted baked goods by Plain Vanilla.
For those looking for healthier options, you can try Monogram tea! Founded in 2006 by Lim Tian Wee, this brand offers a unique tea experience that focuses on tea layering, creating a one-of-a kind profile for each monogram tea.