Indulge in a luxurious shopping experience and savour mouth-watering delights at Scotts Square.
At Scotts Square, living well is a way of life. Spanning across four levels of tastefully designed shopping space, the luxury mall is home to a refreshing mix of international fashion flagship boutiques, exclusive new-to-market specialty concepts and an array of delectable dining options. An exquisite collection of art sculptures by world acclaimed artists including Henry Moore, Bernar Venet, Dale Chihuly and Salvatore Dali, are also strategically placed around the mall for public viewing.
Unrivalled Shopping Experience
Discerning shoppers will be pleased to discover four of the world’s top luxury brands located at the mall’s street frontage. Beloved French footwear boutique Christian Louboutin is the latest addition in Scotts Square. Famed for its red-lacquered soles, the eponymous label has been a brand of choice for many fashionable celebrities and influencers with its avant-garde and versatile designs. Shoe lovers will be elated to know the new boutique includes the women’s and men’s shoe collections, day and evening handbags, as well as small leather goods.
Another brand that makes its first foray into Singapore, Delvaux is the world’s oldest fine leather luxury goods company, embodying class, elegance and sophistication. Established in Brussels in 1829, the Belgian brand’s supreme quality handcrafted structured bags and its use of exotic leathers have always enjoyed exceptional prestige and trust of connoisseurs, most notably the royal family of Belgium, holding the esteemed title of ‘Royal Warrant Holder of the Court of Belgium’.
Renowned for its romantic and provocative style, Alexander McQueen, the celebrated British luxury fashion powerhouse, opened its first flagship store in Scotts Square. Apart from an unprecedented range of ready-to-wear and accessories collections for both men and women, fashionistas can also look forward to seasonal must-have items as well as iconic pieces.
While you’re ticking items off your shopping list, don’t forget to pop into French high luxury fashion house, Hermès. The store offers a full assortment of merchandise, from leather and silk to ready-to-wear collections, to watches and fine jewellery, all uniquely curated for the store.
For exquisite jewellery pieces, visit Niessing’s first flagship boutique in Singapore. Be spoilt for choice by the award-winning German jeweller’s array of engagement rings, customisable wedding bands and hand crafted jewellery. Not to be missed is the iconic Niessing Ring®, applauded for its innovation and distinct aesthetic. A precious diamond is held in the ring band solely by the power of tension, appearing to float above the hand, showcasing its brilliance from all around.
Completing the formidable line-up on the ground floor is Vivienne Westwood’s diffusion line Anglomania, the brand’s first standalone store in Singapore; Coterie, the first international outpost for this popular high fashion eyewear and accessories brand based in China; and OCD, curators of the best in contemporary culture and luxury streetwear.
Occupying the entire Level 2 of Scotts Square is Pedder on Scotts, Pedder Group’s largest retail concept in Southeast Asia. The flagship store brings more than 250 of the most desirable international footwear, bags and accessories brands to Singapore across six retail zones: namely On Pedder, Men’s, New Generation, Sports, Cool Kids and Kiosks.
Known for its fashion-forward edit, Pedder on Scotts’ wide portfolio of brands ranges from designer brands Aquazzura, Alberta Ferretti, Gianvito Rossi and Maison Michel to contemporary labels such as Alevi, Attico, Cult Gaia, Mercedes Castillo, Neous and more. In addition, the casual lifestyle and sports brands are represented by Adidas, Athletic Propulsion Labs, Nike, PUMA, State of Escape and Veja amongst others. The first ever Golden Goose Deluxe Brand (GGDB) pop-up store in Southeast Asia is also located here.
One level up on the third floor is multi-label concept store Closet, comprising a mix of both European and American styles, and women’s multi-label boutique, Trixilini, well-known for its repertoire of beautiful one-of-a-kind dresses and accessories for all occasions.
Meanwhile, those after serious arsenal for the home should visit the soon to be opened V-ZUG Singapore showroom—the brand’s first flagship in Singapore—on the same floor. A purveyor of luxury home appliances, the Swiss brand is known for integrating innovative technology into its state-of-the art appliances, which fit beautifully into any modern interior.
From cooking to laundry appliances, all of which boast cutting-edge technology and smart features, there are plenty of temptations for the avid cook and the house-proud hostess. With its sleek and sophisticated design coupled with state-of-the-art technology, it’s no surprise that the brand’s products have won a few prestigious awards—the Combi-Steam MSLQ was awarded the iF Gold Award in 2015, and is the world’s first appliance to combine conventional, steam, and microwave heating functions; this enables food to cook faster without compromising on freshness and quality.
Another award-winning V-ZUG product to check out is the Refresh-Butler, a revolutionary clothing-care appliance that won the iF Design Award in 2014. Developed and produced in Switzerland, it not only removes odours but also sanitises your clothes. Steam is used to reduce creases in outfits, while the drying function gently removes dampness.
A Food Lover’s Paradise
Scotts Square also boasts an impressive stable of restaurants and cafes, perfect for refuelling for the next round of shopping. On Basement 1, London Fat Duck—the brand’s flagship outlet—serves up its signature juicy, succulent Irish roasted duck. Apart from its signature ducks, tuck into familiar Hong Kong-style delights such as dim sum, congee, or delectable roast meats paired with rice or noodles. If you fancy Italian, there is also PizzaExpress, the first Singapore outpost of London’s popular pizza chain. The speciality here is their handmade thin-base pizzas topped with fresh ingredients; try classic pizzas such as the ‘Hamburger’ al formaggio that’s topped with hearty beef ragu, béchamel and crumbled beef meatball; and their fiery Calabrese pizza featuring Calabria-style sausages, spicy Italian sausages, jalapeno peppers, roasted peppers and red chilli. There is also the signature Singapore-inspired Laksa pizza topped with all the makings of a bona fide laksa—think prawns, quail’s egg, fried beancurd et al—and slathered with spicy homemade laksa sauce.
Over at Maison Kayser, artisanal breads and traditional French pastries reign supreme. Those who appreciate French cakes and sweet treats will want to make a beeline for Bonheur Patisserie, a homegrown confectionery known for its immaculate macarons. There are over 25 flavours to pick from including banana milk chocolate, Baileys, Thai milk tea, sea salt gula melaka and more.
For a sweet treat, you can’t miss Lady M® New York, best known for its exquisite mille crepes. Located on Level 1, the store features a chic white design aesthetic and a minimalist decor, offering the perfect setting for diners to enjoy the brand’s signature mille crepes, each featuring 20 paper-thin handmade crepes layered with light pastry cream and a gently caramelised top. Exclusive to the Scotts Square outlet is the Rose Mille Crepes, layered with rose-flavoured pastry cream and decorated with sweet rose jelly and edible rose petals. This delicate French-Japanese creation is also available in other flavours such as citron, chocolate, marron and green tea.
If you’re looking for a spot for coffee and brunch, make your way to The Coffee Academics (TCA), located on Level 2. A Hong Kong-based brand, the outlet at Scotts Square is their first flagship store in Singapore and the largest concept from the brand, spanning 3,000 square feet.
On the coffee front, customers can look forward to a variety of specialty coffee brewing methods such as intricate pour-overs such as the Signature Ice-Drip featuring only seasonal single origins. This delicate process of having ice-cold water dripping onto finely ground coffee is relatively time-consuming, and requires up to eight hours. It only produces a single litre, but the end result is a coffee that offers exceptional flavours.
To fill up, TCA offers an extensive menu comprising salads, main courses and desserts. A popular dish not-to-be-missed is TCA Signature Egglet, also known as Gai Dan Zai, a popular street snack in Hong Kong, here served with mango cubes and a scoop of milk tea gelato, and drizzled with salted egg custard sauce.
Wild Honey, meanwhile, serves up wholesome food, a wide range of tipples and relaxing vibes. Open daily from 9am, this casual restaurant offers an all-day breakfast menu, including a large vegetarian section and options for those after dairy-free or vegan options.
Some of their well-loved dishes include New York smoked fish and bagel platter, available exclusively at the Scotts Square outlet, featuring smoked salmon, salmon pastrami and smoked trout salad with chopped egg salad, herb and jalapeno cream cheese and other goodies all for the pairing with an unlimited stream of hand rolled sesame bagels. There are also cakes, desserts and plenty of tipples to keep the gourmet well sated throughout the day.
If you’re craving for Chinese cuisine, you’ll want to check out Paradise Teochew Restaurant, which specialises in classic and modern interpretations of Teochew cuisine. On the dim sum menu, find items only available at this outlet such as sliced pomfret Teochew porridge and Teochew style chilled pork trotter jelly. For mains, go for the Teochew style braised trio combination platter featuring braised meats such as pig’s intestine, pork belly and Irish fat duck cooked in a rich sauce derived from a master stock that was brought over from Hong Kong and which continues to be used today.
Scotts Square, 6 Scotts Road Singapore 228209. Tel: 6636 3633
This story was first published in Wine & Dine’s Sept/Oct 2018 issue as a Special Feature. It is presented in partnership with Scotts Square.