(Picture above) It's no longer enough to sell jewellery. Now Goldheart Jewelry also sells services - wedding services to to-be-wed couples who shop for wedding bands and bridal jewellery at their new concept store in International Building.
There are complimentary wedding planning services provided in collaboration with Wedding and
Romance. Customers get a basic how-to with guidelines, referrals of service providers,
marriage license information, basic budgeting, creative ides and etiquette advice to couples
when they purchase Goldheart's wedding bands or bridal jewellery.
They are also entitled to a complimentary personal shopping session at TANGS with their own
The new store is decked out in calming hues of black, white and cream with lots of
comfortable sitting areas for shoppers to lounge and browse.
Located at International Building, 360 Orchard Road, #01-18. Tel: 6735 0689
Love & Co.TM
||Couples can approach the staff at consultation corners to get their wedding bands customised
A new retail concept by Soo Kee Jewellery, Love & Co.TM offers the widest selection of handcrafted couple bands and wedding rings in the region.
The boutique at Raffles City is done up in plush cream and features sparkling crystal chandeliers. Couples can approach the staff at consultation corners to get their wedding bands customised.
The world's first signature diamond - the 10-carat LVCTM Signatori Diamond, which is worth S$675,098, also makes its debut at the store. The motif of a rose - which is invisible to the naked eye - is inscribed on the diamond.
|Esprit's new member's lounge
Hotels have them, country clubs have them. Now, retail shops are incorporating them to
provide a holistic shopping experience. A members' lounge, that is.
Esprit Club members can now have a space in the newly relocated store's Raffles City branch
to call their own.
Members have access to a 480 square feet Esprit Club Lounge, situated at the rear of the
store. There are two computer terminals with free Internet use, and wireless capability if
members want to log onto their PDAs or laptops. There is also complimentary canned drinks
and beverages, as well as a locker service for shoppers to stow away big, cumbersome bags
before embarking on a shopping spree.
The lounge is open daily from 10am - 10pm.
A great plus: Just leave boyfriends/husbands/kids there while you have free range of the
To be a member, spend a minimum of $150 nett in a single receipt at Esprit.
Located at Raffles City, #02-20.
|Mantra's signature beaded and sequinned apparel
conveys a luxe appeal
A new kid on the block, Mantra offers ethnic fashion and specialises in embroidery and
intricate thread work. Silk, beads, metal and sequins are used to in the design of apparel
that have a customised feel to it.
The interesting thing is that the clothes have jewellery sewn into them. This is useful if
you are clueless about how to pair your evening wear with accessories.
Designers Sabeena Bani Ahuja had her own label Anokhi and Natasha Mirpuri sold made-to-
measure couture garments previously under the brand name "Wrapture".
Prices for semi-formal wear from $150, evening wear from $300.
Located at Raffles Hotel Arcade, 328 North Bridge Road, #02-31. Tel: 6334 9365.
||Coast's A/W collection comes in luxurious fabrics,
perfect for year-end parties
British label Coast makes its debut in Singapore this November. The first stand alone boutique is located at Paragon and offers high cocktail glamour to luxury street-wear.
Its claim to fame is as the Official Women’s Stylist to the 2007 British Academy Television Awards, and will be dressing nominees for the awards and after show party.
The label's Autumn/Winter collection comes in luxurious fabrics from rich reds to mossy greens and deep grays. There are lots of party wear that are suitable for the year-end parties.
Located at Paragon, #03-13/14.
|Croc's woolly Mammoth (top left) are comfortable for long
flights or padding around in the office, while shoes are
introduced for the first time (bottom)
The people who brought us those ugly but comfortable shoes at Crocs have just launched their first Fall/Winter Collection.
Featuring designs that integrate leather, canvas or suede, the new collection include three new men's models, five new women's models, two new unisex models and four new ones for kids.
The new models provide better wearability as there are extra layers of sole padding to cushion the feet. There are also shoes for men - and it's not just a strap behind the ankles - for the first time and look great for workwear.
The kids' models come covered in colourful Disney characters and are a sure-fire appeal for youngsters.
Also check out the Mammoth, a unisex model that comes with a removable synthetic fur lining to keep toes warm and fuzzy. Great for padding around in the office, or wearing on a long flight.
Prices from $49.95 - $130.
Available at Marina Square, #03-134/135.