One of the reasons why shopping in Japan rocks is because of its select stores. These one-stop shops offer the best kind of retail therapy one needs – you can cop anything from hype fashion brands to under-the-radar lifestyle labels. Which explains why the pop-up event by legendary Japanese retailer Beams at Singapore multi-label store Colony Clothing is music to our ears. The three-month-long event will be held at the Clemenceau Avenue store till January 17 and kicks off with a T-shirt collab by Hideki Inaba and other tie-ups including the one with homegrown customised sneaker brand Sabotage.
Known for being a purveyor Americana-obsessed Japanese fashion and workwear-inspired threads since its founding in the ’70s, the Beams outing here also features merchandise that women who appreciate Japanese cult labels. Among them is Ray Beams, which holds the honour as Beam’s first womenswear line when it started in 1984 and is known today for its vintage-meets-bohemia designs. Then there is Fennica which is known for its Scandi hygge aesthetic, and the preppy-leaning label Demi Luxe. In case you find travelling to the Clemenceau area a hassle, then you’d be glad to know that Beams has also launched a pop-up at Takashimaya S.C. which will end on Dec 6.