Robinsons The Heeren
The buzz: If it wasn’t official before, it is now—Robinsons is hip. The department store has opened its $40 million flagship at The Heeren, and it’s as close as Singapore gets to London’s Selfridges.
The vibe: That glossy-gold, white-marble-dipped look that Robinsons has had for decades is—thankfully—gone. Sleek black-framed displays and racks pepper the mammoth store, while industrial-style lighting and warm wood roughen the polished space. Gorgeous installations, like the I.Rain chandelier by designer Thierry Gaugain, add visual interest.
The goods: The list of over 200 exclusive brands is almost overwhelming. In the beauty section, there’s Illamasqua, ORBIS and IOMA amidst big names like Dior and SK-II. Find cult and luxury labels like Sergio Rossi and Retrosuperfuture in accessories; See by Chloe in womenswear; The Kooples in menswear; plus Calvin Klein Home and Jamie Oliver in the home section.
Why you’ll be back: More than a handful of its impressive range of labels can’t be found anywhere else, plus the sheer variety of cool products should garner return visits.