Here Are 11 Local Labels That Do More Than Just OL Fashion. You’re Welcome
We’ve all been through that same scenario: standing in front of your wardrobe, contemplating what to wear to work because you’re bored of wearing the same shirt-and-pencil-skirt combo every day. The solution? Reward yourself to some clothes shopping. Shh, a bit of retail therapy and a newer-looking wardrobe won’t hurt. Check out these 11 online stores for stylish and sophisticated workwear, and thank us later. The best thing yet? You don’t have to move from your seat to do the shopping.
Text: Teri Anne Tan
Additional Reporting: Cheryl Chan
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Beyond The Vines
With it’s minimalist aesthetic and modern designs, you’d be surprised to find that the husband-and-wife duo Daniel Chew and Rebecca Ting had no prior experience or ties to the fashion industry. The two were both working in real estate before launching their label in 2015. Beloved by industry insiders, Beyond The Vines is the go-t0 for many for fuss-free yet stylish pieces that are easy to mix-and-match with pieces within their collection or with your own wardrobe.
In Good Company
As one of Singapore’s most successful labels, In Good Company is what we would define as basics with a twist. Their clothes are simple, minimal and you would rarely see a print in their collections. But at a closer look, little details like pleated pockets and origami folds add just the right amount of quirk from keeping their pieces labelled boring. The brand has since expanded to included menswear as well as kidswear.
When it comes to the question of deciphering what does the modern working woman want to dress like, we think Rye has got the formula down pat. The label produces pared-down and timeless pieces, ensuring that they will be your wardrobe staples for years. The brand also produces limited quantities of each pieces so that your items will always feel special.
COLLATE The Label
COLLATE The Label is a local female fashion label that caters to modern and sophisticated women. Launched in 2015, the label is known for its luxurious yet affordable pieces and classic wardrobe essentials. As its name suggests, COLLATE The Label also inspires women to have individuality and take charge of their own style.
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If you have an eye for print, texture or detail, check out Klarra, a local female fashion label which boasts classics made of quality fabrics. The label’s sophisticated and utilitarian aesthetics have drawn attention from the online shopper crowd, and it’s not hard to see why.
Love and Bravery
Love and Bravery offers not only sleek and classy outfits, but fun and quirky ones too. The local label, which believes in making understated pieces for everyday wear, has been around for more than a decade.
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Love, Bonito, along with its sub-labels Covet, Petite and Lylas, ensure you have the perfect outfits not just for work, but for any occasion. From swimwear to bridesmaid dresses, the stylish and versatile pieces will have you filling up your shopping cart in no time. Love, Bonito also focuses on inspiring and empowering women through fashion.
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Pomelo Fashion takes local and global fashion trends and puts them into an affordable range of apparel, accessories and shoes every week. Whether it’s a basic or high street piece you’re looking for, Pomelo Fashion has them all.
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Runway Bandits is no new face to regular online shoppers in Singapore. The label is known for its minimal aesthetics, excellent workmanship, and unique, modern twist on everyday staples.
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For something chic, fun and versatile, check out Soeurs.Co. Pronounced as “ser”, the label, founded by two fashion-loving sisters, serves to become the number one clothing source and style inspiration for women, regardless of the occasion.
The Closet Lover
The Closet Lover is a local label and style-savvy shopping site which features a wide assortment of new arrivals weekly. Besides the fact that all of their items are specially designed and manufactured by themselves, the label also focuses on evolving fashion trends, inspiring each buyer to bring out their best through fashion.
Image: The Closet Lover