With the growing market of online retailers, shopping has never been easier. All you need to do is with a click of the finger and the item will be delivered right to your doorsteps. However, overseas websites can be a hassle, requiring a US address or a third party seller for the transaction to go through and let’s not forget how costly international shipping can be.
How about buying products that are locally produced? With plenty of homegrown talents in Singapore, the fashion industry is blooming and here are 5 stalls you should definitely check it out.
1. Carrie K
Carolyn Kan leaves her 12-year career and embarked on a year-long sabbatical to discovered her true passion, making jewelry. After a two-year silversmithing programme at Nanyang Academy Fine Arts (NAFA), she started Carrie K. Four years on, she now owns a studio and showroom, where her products are sold in nine Singapore stores, including Strangelets and Front Rows, eight overseas stores; Saudi Arabia, Japan, Australia, South Korea, Italy, the United States and China, and online at carriekrocks.com.
2. Love Bonito
Started out as a passion project in 2006, the founders, Rachel Lim and Viola Tan has turned Love Bonito into one of Singapore’s leading online boutique offering quality and exquisite clothing specifically for females. Creating clothes that empowered women with confidence and build a community of female for support and encouragement. Ten years down the road, Love Bonito has ventured out of Singapore and into neighbouring countries; Malaysia and Indonesia. International purchase can be made through lovebonito.com.
3. Nana & Bird
Began as a pop-up store at Georgina Koh’s home in Tiong Bahru, Nana & Bird has branched out to an online boutique and opened a permanent store in Singapore. Co-founders, Georgina Koh and Tan Chiew Ling, abide by the philosophy of “only selling what they would buy for themselves”, hence, classic items are showcased in the stores by independent designers from around the world. Purchase of merchandise can be made through the permanent store or online at shop.nanaandbird.com.
4. The Tinsel Rack
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5. Young Hungry Free
Opened for only three years, Young Hungry Free is one of the fastest growing online boutiques in Singapore. Owned by Winnie Ong, the brand focus on style differentiation; showcasing edgy clothes that are bolder in the shades of neutral and monochrome. Purchase of merchandise can be made through the online site at younghungryfree.com.
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