Updated on December 9, 2014:
Bad news if you were planning to shop for Marimekko’s happy, festive prints in Singapore for the upcoming Lunar New Year. We’ve just got word from a local representative that the Marimekko store opening has been delayed.
Originally slated to open in January 2015, the Singapore’s store opening date has now been postponed to tentatively end March, as the Capitol mall that it is situated in will not open on time as planned.
Check this space for more updates; we’ll keep you posted as soon as we hear more from the brand.
First published on November 19, 2014:
Print-loving fans of Marimekko rejoice, for the cult Finnish design brand is finally setting up shop in Singapore.
Set to open at Capitol Piazza on Stamford Road in January 2015, this new 240 square metre store will house the full range of Marimekko products ranging from tableware to fashion, bags and accessories. Currently, only the Marimekko home collection is stocked in Singapore at Tangs Orchard, Level 4.
Marimekko tote bags. Images: Marimekko
“We are very happy about this first Marimekko store opening in Singapore,” says John Ng, Sidefame’s director and general manager; the man behind the company that’s bringing the brand into Singapore. “Marimekko is about inspirational and quality lifestyle offering joyfulness and timeless designs. We believe that its beautiful prints and vibrant colours will be embraced by consumers here.”
Founded in 1951, Marimekko is much beloved for its iconic prints including the ubiquitous Unikko “poppy” graphic, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The Finnish brand has also had a recent string of collaborations with brands including Aesop, Banana Republic and Converse for limited edition print pieces.
Prices are expected to range from $25 for a fabric pot holder to $605 for a fully-lined coat at the Marimekko Singapore store.
The new Marimekko store in Singapore is expected to open by the end of March 2015 at Capitol Piazza, 13 Stamford Road, #02-17/18, Singapore 178905. Visit http://marimekko.com/ for more information on the brand.