Nestled on the second floor of Clarke Quay Central is the newly opened Japanese multi-label store Lumine. This is the retailer's first ever mall opened outside of Japan and occupies about 10,000 sq ft of space. It carries on-trend clothes and lifestyle products targeted at the multi-faceted fashion-loving woman.
Lumine was established in 1966 and recognised by the Japanese as a premium lifestyle destination department store. Set to replicate the shopping experience in Lumine’s 16 branches around Japan, including in Shinjuku and Ikebukuro in Tokyo, the store is done up in a smaller scale as compared to its domestic retail spaces.
Nevertheless, lovers of Japanese style fashion will still enjoy browsing through the bevy of trendy fashion brands such as TOMORROWLAND, IÉNA, Spick & Span, FRAY I.D. and SLY. The brands’ offerings range from wardrobe fundamentals such as classic, quality basics with modern twists, to interesting and unique designs that give an outfit that necessary flair. With a price range of $15 to $850, you can certainly expect an affordable array of staples with quality Japanese craftsmanship.
There is also an area called Lumine Lab, a testing ground of sorts for experimental up-and-coming Japanese brands. Its first collection consists of influencer-based brands such as Emoda, Murua and Mercuryduo, and these brands will be switched up periodically.
Shoes and accessories from brands Le Talon, drama H.P.FRANCE, roomsSHOP are available at the store alongside exclusive offerings from the popular Japanese eyewear brand Zoff - the only brand which already has a store here in Singapore.
Photo: Instagram / Lumine Singapore and Manda Olivia
To kickstart the festivities, Lumine invited strong, independent women from Singapore and Japan who strive on being different to its private opening party yesterday (24 Nov). This included model Lauren Tsai, entrepreneur Savina Chai, food artist Suwa Ayako, model and DJ Una, musician Yuuki (YJY) and many others, who were present in support of Lumine Singapore.
The specialty lifestyle store also has an in-store Lumine café; the first ever café launched by the retailer. The café is operated under Create Restaurants Asia, which runs other Japanese restaurants and cafes such as Hifumi, Shabu Sai and Maccha House in Singapore. Set in a clean, simple and modern space design, this multi-concept store will surely creep its way into your Instagram feed soon — you might as well cop a flying start and pay it a visit before the rest can get a chance to.
A cozy environment within the store, the café will feature various art pieces by Japanese and Singaporean artists. Culture, fashion, food and art — all in one place? Say no more, we’re on board. Serving up house signature fruit parfaits, smoothies and desserts, this cafe is definitely one to keep an eye out for if you happen to be craving for some sweet indulgences.
From 25-26 Nov, shoppers will get a 20 per cent discount on wearable fashion items, except those from eyewear brand Zoff, which is offering a 30 per cent discount with a minimum purchase of $300. The cafe will also serve one-for-one mango parfaits and banana parfaits tomorrow.
Clean, minimalist and simply pleasing to the eye — the new Lumine Singapore mall is definitely a must-visit.