SINGAPORE – Since re-opening in June 2020 after the Circuit Breaker, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands has expanded its retail footprint featuring 20 new and flagship stores, headlined by the first Apple store to sit on water, as well as first-to-Singapore brands such as Chinese fine jewellery label Qeelin, American luxury menswear Thom Browne, Italian contemporary men’s label Stone Island, and Swiss timepiece manufacturer Bovet Fleurier.
According to a press release shared, the retail mall registered an occupancy of 99 per cent in the first quarter of 2021, with encouraging signs of recovery led by luxury retail.
In the F&B sector, following the recent addition of homegrown Vietnamese cuisine brand So Pho, diners will be delighted to know that hot pot chain Haidilao will open an outlet in early May. Haidilao’s newest restaurant at The Shoppes will be the first in Singapore to offer individual hot pot stations for solo diners to indulge in its signature broths.
Also unveiling in the middle of this year is Bacha Coffee’s newest boutique, which will offer the brand’s full collection of over 200 loose coffee beans sourced from farmers in Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Asia and beyond.
In the beauty and fragrances department, luxury French cosmetics and skincare brand Sisley Paris recently unveiled its first standalone store, offering a suite of personalised facial and hair analysis services. Another brand slated to join in June is Singapore-based Parisian bespoke perfume house Maison21G Paris, while luxury Korean skincare brand, The History of Whoo, will also launch its first-ever facial service boutique.
Over in the home and living category, iconic Italian linen and lifestyle brand Frette will open its first standalone store in Singapore this September, as the brand continues to expand its presence in Asia. Come end 2021, London-inspired high-end home and living brand Silky Miracle will also be unveiling its first-ever store here in Singapore. Silky Miracle will be offering a curated collection of luxurious homewear for men, women and baby, as well as customisable embroidery services to home collection.
Also launching its first standalone store this July is fine paper, leather goods and writing instruments luxury brand Pineider.
Hazel Chan, Vice President of Retail, Marina Bay Sands, said, “We are encouraged by the confidence that our retail partners have in The Shoppes, at a time where agility and adaptability in the retail landscape is key. As a leading shopping destination in Asia, we have the creativity and the right retail mix to continue to attract a loyal clientele as we prepare to welcome international visitors when travel resumes.”
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