Once you’ve had your fill of fun shopping at major labels, maybe it’s time for something different and unique. Once upon a time, this meant a trek out to tucked-away boutique, but these independent labels have now gone online. From artwork to jewelry to carefully crafted clothes, there’s something special about finding the perfect handmade item. You can also feel proud and satisfied knowing that you are supporting homegrown talents – check out these indie brands and multi-label collectives:
nana & bird
Started as a pop-up concept store in Singapore in April 2010, nana & bird has gone on to expand to two brick and mortar stores in the heart of Tiong Bahru, and now has an online presence. Perfect for the trendy, quirky city girl with an eye for fine tailoring. nana & bird features women’s clothing, accessories, bags and jewelry sourced from around the world.
Looking for the perfect gift for that hard-to-please friend or family member? Hipvan stocks everything you might ever need, from macaron-shaped trinket boxes to premium magazine subscriptions. With a constantly rotating front page of great deals, there’s bound to be something that catches your fancy.
You can also check out Garage A which has more curated goodies. Here you can find wallet-friendly gifts, ranging from baseball inspired phone cases to artisan beach jewelry.
Looking to revamp your home decor? Monoyono carries cute vintage-inspired decor like napkin dispensers, place mats and even framed art prints. It also stocks the cult Tokyomilk soaps and fragrance lines. With delicious names like Lotus Sake and Let Them Eat Cake, these are a perfect whimsical treat.