Singapore's first permanent indoor lifestyle market selling fashion, furniture, toys and home accessories.
The buzz: After a successful run as a pop-up over the last year, Chillax Market has found a new address, selling fashion, children’s wear and toys, furniture and home accessories. There are 30 independent vendors, including Ria Menorca Shoes, Red Carousel party supplies and furniture and interiors store Modern Eclectic Living.
The vibe: A big open space in The Grandstand overlooking the turf, with minimalist white-washed walls and lots of glass (so you can focus on the products, of course). The set-up itself has been designed by Singapore-based, British firm Elliott James to have a somewhat European feel and a rustic, bustling vibe (think London’s Portobello Market or Paris’s Les Puces de Saint-Ouen).
The goods: The mid-to-high-end market houses 30 independent vendors from fashion to homeware to accessories. Particularly exciting are Modern Eclectic Living, a furniture and interiors store with fun and brightly-colored floral designs; Gezel Fashion, with a contemporary range of modern women’s clothing; and Cafthos, a local label that stocks printed kaftans and python-skin accessories. There’s also an on-site art gallery, nail bar and café for when you’re all shopped out.
Why you’ll be back: The display and range is set to change every six months, keeping the fresh feeling of an ever-evolving marketplace. The products themselves have had a lot of the curating work done for you—plus, it's like an outdoor market, except with air-conditioning.