From introducing brands to educating the market, a multi-label boutique has a bigger role to play in our fashion industry. These boutiques expose us to new brands and put us on the pulse of emerging styles. Earning its title in our own opinion, as the soul of our retail industry.

 

The role of multi-label boutiques have evolved through the years. Many started to reinvent their rather artistic retail spaces to host art events, exclusive designer collaborations and more. And in recent times, despite the rise of online boutiques, they react to new buying patterns and offer greater retail experience to their shoppers.

 

We’ve streamlined our favourite 5 multi-label boutiques that you’ll love for the best fashion haunts.

1
Dover Street Market Singapore

 

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Dover Street Market fans were thrilled when they knew that this international fashion multi-brand retailer is moving to our little red dot, making it the fourth store in the world after Tokyo, London and New York. This 12,325 square feet retail heaven at 18 Dempsey looks more like a huge art space than a store. With a fierce fashion selection of their usual suspects, Comme des Garçons, Sacai, Undercover and more. The different Dover Street Market boutiques each carry their own limited edition items exclusive to their store, so collectors can get their hands on these unique items from the boutiques around the world.

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Manifesto

 

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This conceptual store recently relocated and opened its doors in Mandarin Gallery. At the entrance you’ll be greeted by an artful tent-like structure that recalls a nomadic tent used in the Sahara. The passage then leads you into a space that reflects the beauty of the Saharan landscape. Expect a collection of well-made and tailored brands such as Lemaire, Axel Arigato and A.P.C. The store’s fine picks on their lifestyle products also make great gifts for your friends.

3
L'armoire

 

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This dark fashion lair lays hidden within the polished façade of Mandarin Gallery, save for the occasional display of antique ornaments and installations. Like its interiors, L’armoire is a haven full of dark fashion and utilitarian garments. They also boast a strong selection of cult brands such as Rick Owens, 11 by Boris Bidjan Saberi, Guidi, Mad et Len and 1017 Alyx 9sm to name a few.

4
Surrender Store

 

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The folks at Surrender sure know how to rally up a party of tantalising fashion brands. Though the space recently got a makeover, they’ve kept their popular labels going such as Palm Angels, a-cold-wall* and Visvim. The space also plays host to various fashion pop-ups or art events, previously the Louis Vuitton x Fragment pop-up and a book signing event by popular Japanese model, Akimoto Kozue. Be sure to make the occasional trip down to check out their new exclusive designer drops.

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Club21 at Forum

 

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What was previously known as Blackjack in 2011 rebranded itself as Club21 forum. Though the space went through a revamp, it still retains its usual edgy fashion selection, namely a curated blend of designer labels like Acne, Margiela MM6, Y’s and Helmut Lang. The price range is also surprisingly reasonable for the quality selection.

Josiah Chua
Fashion Director
Josiah is the Fashion Director in charge of styling shoots and writing the fashion pages. On his days off, he locks himself at home designing and sewing up a collection in preparation for his label's runway debut.