Quirky Independent Stores You Should Give A Visit

Stocking a blend of quality curious goods and street cult brands, these stores are a refreshing alternative to mainstream shops in malls. Usually multi-labelled, shoppers are offered a unique shopping experience as they are allowed more flexibility, with in-house cafes or being located in museums and design centres.

1. Cat Socrates

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Opened for almost a decade now, Cat Socrates has been our go to for anything quirky, local, and thoughtfully designed. Housing a variety of goods, they stock items like books and paper paraphernalia, home deco, kitchenware & furniture, fabric & sewing accessories, plants & pots, bags & fashion accessories, vintage memorabilia, even bicycle & homemade jams. They bring in brands from around the world, showcasing them alongside local designers and makers.

Bras Basah Outlet
Address: #02-25 Bras Basah Complex, 231 Bain Street, Singapore 180231
Opening Hours
12PM – 8PM (Monday – Saturday)
1PM – 7PM (Sunday and PH)

Katong Outlet
Address: 448 Joo Chiat Road Singapore 427661
Opening Hours
12.30PM – 9.30PM (Tuesday – Sunday)
Off on Mondays

More information here.

2. Supplies & Co


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Supplies & Co. does not just focus on the aesthetics of a product (though we must say the products they stock are pretty on point), they also emphasise on its practicality. Bringing in an impressive range of international selections, their apparel, homeware and accessories are a carefully curated collection of covetable treasures. They are currently closed till 1 March 2017 when they will be releasing their new collection.
21 Orchard Boulevard
#01-23 Park House
Singapore 248645
Currently closed till 1 March 2017

More information here.

3. Kapok

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Hailing from Hong Kong, kapok features many inspiring quality goods by Hong Kong and international designers. A hipster’s treasure trove of street cult brands, an in-store cafe and exclusive products, kapok is in every sense a way of life as it is a lifestyle brand.
National Design Centre
111 Middle Road #01-05
Singapore 188969

TANGS at tangs plaza
310 Orchard Road
Singapore 238864

More information here.

4. Gallery & Co.

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Housing a design store, café/restaurant and bookstore all in one space, Gallery & Co. is located within the City Hall wing of the beautiful National Gallery Singapore. It inspires an artful way of living with is focus on art, design, culture, food, and projects that feature craft, creativity and the creative process.

City Hall Wing
1 St. Andrew’s Road
#01-17 Singapore 178957
Opening Hours
Sun – Thurs 10AM – 7PM
Fri – Sat 10AM – 10PM

More information here.

5. Actually

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Actually’s playful attitude is reflected in its interiors as well as the products they bring in – an eclectic mix of international street brands like Freitag and lifestyle and concept labels like Delfonics. They constantly switch up the products they carry so you will never be bored at their store.

Inspired by the unpredictability and precociousness of uninhibited conversation, a perusal around Actually . A chance to engage in new perspectives and ways of self expression.

We constantly switch up and rotate the items we carry — so you’ll always find something new to covet.
Orchard Gateway
218 Orchard Rd, #03-18
Singapore 238851
Opening Hours
11AM – 10PM everyday

Suntec North Wing

More information here.

6. Keepers

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Featuring works by independent designers, artists and artisans, their products change every 4 months so that customers can get a refreshing retail experience. From accessories to architecture, Keepers aims to be a lifestyle hub providing its customers with a different perspective on design.
National Design Centre
111 Middle Road, #02-03
Singapore 188969
Opening Hours
Monday – Saturday 12PM – 9PM

More information here.

7. Nana & Bird

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Growing from a small pop-up store to having a successful outlet in Tiong Bahru, Nana & Bird curates independent emerging labels from Singapore and all over the world. They follow their philosophy of “only selling what they would buy for themselves”, mixing classic pieces with quirky items. Nana & Bird has recently expanded their curation to include childrens wear as well.

1M Yong Siak Street
Singapore 168641
Opening Hours
Mon to Fri 12PM – 7PM
Weekend & PH 11AM – 7PM

More information here.

8. The General Co.

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The General Co is established focusing on the principles of good design and craftsmanship. The General Co takes great pride in building up the traditional artisan movement and organizes workshops where customers can be guided through the crafters’ thought and design processes by making their very own personalized goods.
115 King George’s Ave
Singapore 208561

More information here.

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