15 Singaporean Fashion Brands You Should Know

2 August 2021 by Farihin Joehari

In the spirit of keeping things local, let’s celebrate some of our best Singaporean fashion clothing brands you should know about. From jewellery, footwear, sportswear to everyday women and menswear, our local fashion industry is constantly evolving. If you need a bespoke outfit or a wardrobe refresher, look into these 15 local designers for your next shopping spree.

1. Beyond the Vines

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Source: Beyond the Vines

Source: Beyond the Vines

Source: Beyond the Vines

If you frequently shop at Ngee Ann City, you might’ve noticed a teal blue boutique store (which might remind you of a Wes Anderson film), Beyond the Vines. Founded by couple Daniel Chew and Rebecca Ting, the brand caters to both menswear and womenswear with simple architectural patterned lines. Most recently known for their XL Dumpling Bag ($89), which comes in various colours. Made from water-resistant nylon material, it is lightweight, roomy and designed with short handles and an elastic opening.

Address: Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Ngee Ann City, #B1-42/26, S238872 / Funan, 107 North Bridge Rd, #02-08, S179105
Or shop online here.

2. biro

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Source: biro

With a focus on a minimalist approach, biro is a local menswear brand that creates timeless staples. Founded by two Singaporean brothers in 2013, the brand uses premium materials sourced globally. Try their signature pieces such as the $95 T-shirt made from 100% Japanese cotton, yarn-dyed in Kyoto – the same way a kimono fabric was traditionally dyed before it is woven into fabric. Or be clad in their premium shirts, made from luxuriously quality Japanese linen.

Address: Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Rd, #03-23, S238897
Or shop online here.

3. Love & Bravery

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Source: Love & Bravery

Source: Love & Bravery

Designed for everyday women, Love & Bravery started from their humble blogshop days into a multi-million dollar fashion business. Co-founded by Eunyce Yap and Joanna Lam, the full-fledged retail and online store selling a range of womenswear suited for any occasion from bridesmaids, casual, party to basics.

Address: Jem, 50 Jurong Gateway, #02-49, S608549
Or shop online here.

4. By Invite Only

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Source: By Invite Only

Source: By Invite Only

Exclusively yours, By Invite Only empowers you to be uniquely you. Since its inception in 2009, its products are free from nickel, lead and cadmium – the usual suspects for skin irritations, found in most common jewellery. Founded by Trixie Khong, she is passionate about sustainability and aims to go carbon neutral by 2021. Whether you’re searching for demi-fine vermeil jewellery, anklets or bracelets, look no further than By Invite Only.

Address: Wisma Atria, #01-43, 435 Orchard Rd, S238877 / VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, #01-K19/20, S098585 / 313@Somerset, 313 Somerset Road, #01-K4, S238895
Or shop online here.

5. Curious Creatures

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Source: Curious Creatures

Source: Curious Creatures

Pique your curiosity with Curious Creatures, an accessories store showcasing jewellery suitable for any occasion. All designs are created in-house with a mixture of classic and modern, from gemstones, pendants to minimalist jewellery. At Curious Creatures, they let you shine through – keeping it simple and classy.

Address: 333 Kreta Ayer Rd, #03-21, S080333
Or shop online here.

6. Love, Bonito

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Source: Love, Bonito

Needs no introduction – Love, Bonito has taken the world by storm with its fresh and stylish apparels for everyday womenswear. Founded by Rachel Lim, the multimillion-dollar business leveraged technology by improving the retail shopping experience through the usage of Augmented Reality (AR) and finessing user experience for their online store. The brand has since expanded to Indonesia, Cambodia, Malaysia and Hong Kong.

Address: ION Flagship Store, 2 Orchard Turn, #B3-02, S238801. Other outlets at VivoCity, Funan, 313@Somerset and Jem
Or shop online here.

7. In Good Company

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Source: In Good Company

Founded in 2013, designers Sven Tan and Kane Tan of In Good Company believes that less is always more. The brand was crowned Designer of the Year at the 2016 Singapore Fashion Awards for its functional and aesthetic clothing lines. They believe in creating timeless and classic pieces, but with a twist such as intricate drape work. Besides menswear and womenswear, they also have a range of kidswear called Mini Me – never too early to dress your kids well! Their stores can be found at TANGS at Tang Plaza, Jewel Changi Airport and ION Orchard.

Address: ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, #B1-06, S238801
Or shop online here.

8. Kydra

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Source: Kydra

Who said you can’t look presentable when exercising? With Kydra, you’ll find your zen while doing pilates and yoga in their stylish neutral tone sportswear (or now known as athleisure). The brand prides itself in creating sportswear that focuses on versatility for its customers, who straddles between offices to gyms. Founders Jimmy Poh and Wong Dingyao who met during their university days, want you to feel empowered and confident in your sportswear to achieve your goals. Are you ready to be part of the #Kydrasquad?

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Or shop online here.

9. Ong Shunmugam

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Source: Ong Shunmugam

Ong Shunmugam is one of the most notable Singaporean brands, and for all the right reasons. The brand understands shapes, silhouettes, and are not afraid to go against the grain. Their clothing lines has subtle undertones of Southeast Asian identity by combining traditional wears from around the region. Their recent collab with Ella Zheng, a Singaporean graphic designer and illustrator, sees bold prints that will have heads turning.

Address: 43 Jalan Merah Saga, #01-76, S278115
Or shop online here.

10. Benjamin Barker

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Source: Benjamin Barker

Specialising in classic and vintage menswear, Benjamin Barker was founded by Nelson Yap in 2007. They opened their first store in 2009 at Marina Square, the brand is a purveyor of smart-casual wear for every gentleman and focuses on bespoke workmanship and incorporate Japanese techniques for tailored wear. For a bespoke suit, they pay extra attention to the fit, construction and form to provide you with only the best.

Address: Suntec City, 5 Temasek Boulevard, #02-240/241, S038985. Other outlets here.
Or shop online here.

11. David’s Daughter

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Source: David's Daughter

Be spotted in David’s Daughter dresses and you’ll have heads turning for a second look. The brand produces its fashion line in small batches with little production, to avoid any waste. Thus, this ensures that every piece is truly bespoke. Shop a range of sleek, fashionable and comfortable wears from jumpsuits, dresses and outerwear at David’s Daughter. Their latest collection, Paradise Parade, sees an eclectic range of bold prints for everyday wear.

Address: 158 Kallang Way #08-15, S349245
Or shop online here.

12. Elnadyah

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Source: Elnadyah

A fashion graduate, Elnadyah, pays homage to Indonesian printed fabric – Batik. From tops, pants and skirts, the brand makes wearing batik modern and fresh. They are committed to limit wastage and maximises all fabrics used to make accessories to help save the environment. They also have reusable masks for purchase. If you’re looking for batik clothing, Elnadyah is your go-to store.

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Shop online here.

13. The Shirt Bar

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Source: The Shirt Bar

Another notable Singaporean menswear brand, The Shirt Bar, believes that no shirt is an ordinary shirt. Their years of experience in the fashion business has abled them to be one of the best bespoke menswear in the industry. Always in beta, The Shirt Bar promises to work with partners that offer a fair wage and still providing the best value for all its customers.

Address: Tang Plaza, 320 Orchard Rd, Level 3, S238864. Other outlets at Isetan Scotts, Suntec City, Funan Mall, Wheelock Place and Jewel Changi Airport.
Or shop online here.

14. Klarra

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Source: Klarra

A former blogshop model, Beatrice Tan, founder of Klarra found its permanent home in Raffles City Shopping Centre, where its boutique is tastefully designed with gold racks juxtaposed with minimalist white interior. Their brand ethos is to provide women with the freedom of expression through their elegant everyday wear and ensure they are constantly evolving to perform at their best. Shop a range of womenswear from dresses, outerwear and shoes. The brand even has The Gentlewoman, a customised tea for Klarra by A.muse Projects, a local tea company.

Address: Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Road, #03-33, S179103
Or shop online here.

15. Reckless Ericka

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Source: Reckless Ericka

Co-founded by Afton Chen and Louis Koh, Reckless Erika is a Singaporean fashion brand that creates functional and fashionable clothes for everyday women. Graduated from Raffles College of Design and Commerce, Afton Chen was a finalist of the Young Designer's Contest, held as part of Singapore Fashion Week in 2007. Browse through their Shop Occasion where they’ve curated pieces for every event. Book an appointment with them for a bespoke outfit.

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Or shop online here.

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