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Singapore’s ever-evolving design scene has brought with it a cluster of home décor stores around the Bugis neighbourhood, which is home to the historical Kampong Glam (“kampong” means “village” in Malay), hip boutiques on Haji Lane, and scores of restaurants. Which means you will find shops selling antique homeware, designer furniture and even a tea salon stocked with interior design books for inspiration. We round up five stores to check out.
The Lo & Behold Group’s ventures extend into the fields of food and beverage, hospitality, and art and design—but things are slightly off-kilter at
Mon-Fri 10am-6pm; Sat 1-5pm.
You’ll find products inspired by the history and culture of Shanghai here, but it’s neither drab nor too left-of-field. Scene Shang carries a handsome selection of artworks—there are Peranakan (Straits-born people of Chinese and Malay/Indonesian heritage) prints and scenes depicting Boat Quay—as well homeware such as cushions, wooden desktop diffusers, minimalist vases and porcelain bowls. It also stocks contemporary pieces with classical Chinese design elements from brands such as
Scene Shang. 263 Beach Road, Singapore 199542. +65 6291 9629.
Mon-Thu & Sun 11am-8pm; Fri-Sat 11am-9.30pm.
More than a gallery store,
Mon-Thu & Sun, 11am-8pm; Fri & Sat 11am-10pm.
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Adjacent to Beach Road is independent concept store Foundry, with its curated selection of furniture, lighting and home accessories from a host of international designers like Hay, &Tradition and Finland’s Secto Design. Stylish, minimalist pieces sit alongside other home finishes—rugs, side tables, sofas, chairs and pendant lamps among them—that are exquisite yet functional, so you know you’re in good hands here.
Foundry. 3 Seah Street #01-01, Singapore 188379. +65 6339 6381.
Mon 11am-5.30pm; Tue-Sat 11am-7pm.
Mondays Off Studio
Following the success of its namesake online store, Mondays Off Studio planted its roots in Haji Lane. Simplicity is key at this two-storey multi-label boutique, which carries odds and ends from predominantly Scandinavian- and Japanese-inspired brands. Think Papperskärlek art prints, ceramic tea sets, salad spoons, and reliable Baggu carriers, among others. It even stocks BooksActually titles, so there’s no need to make the pilgrimage to the homegrown bookstore in Tiong Bahru, which carries a good range of local, classic, and contemporary literature. Local shipping is free for the first five
Mondays Off Studio. 76 Haji Lane, Singapore 189269.