The buzz: At Alleira’s maiden and flagship store, expect contemporary women’s ready-to-wear and cocktail apparel, plus the arrival of its Spring/Summer exclusive Bespoke Couture Collection.
The vibe: With apparel color-coded and hung on simple metal racks, the boutique makes it easier for you to make a beeline for your favorite hues. Stylish minimalism prevails.
The goods: Inspired by oriental batik print Alleria may be, but the designs delivered are edgy, not tacky. All products are hand painted and 100 percent batik. The cocktail collection ($300 upwards) mainly uses luxe fabrics such as quality chiffon and silk to amp up the glam factor, with pieces so versatile they’d be perfect for either your friend’s wedding dinner or a night at the beach with your lover. Another reason to get excited: Bespoke one-of-a-kind apparel ($100 upwards). Intricately crafted by traditional tailors, each piece is absolutely unique in shade, hue and pattern. A dress (also $100 upwards) can transform you from a serious office lady into a seductive party animal.
Why you’ll be back: For the huge collection season after season. ‘Nuff said.