Sticking around: Long-term pop-up stores to check out

Pop-up shops are no longer blink-and-you-will-miss-it affairs held over one or two weekends.

At least eight establishments here have unveiled new ventures that last three to six months in prime locations and retail spaces. Five of them are at Millenia Walk. Here is a rundown on what to look for.

BOOKSACTUALLY

What: Home-grown bookstore with a good selection of Singapore literature and vintage knick-knacks

When: Until Feb 8, 11am to 8pm daily

Where: Millenia Walk, 01-83

Prices: From $10 for a chapbook and $3 for a wooden spoon

Info: www.facebook.com/BooksActually


HIC MARKETPLACE

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What: Health-centric store that sells cold-pressed juices, organic snacks and bodycare items

When: Until early July, 11am to 9pm daily

Where: Millenia Walk, 01-103

Prices: From $8 for a 250ml bottle of cold pressed juice and $6.50 for a packet of kale chips

Info: www.facebook.com/HICmarket place


ART ASSEMBLY

What: An art gallery specialising in oil paintings and locally designed home accessories When: Until end of March, 11am to 8pm (Monday to Friday), 10.30am to 8pm (Saturday and Sunday)

Where: Millenia Walk, 01-50

Prices: From $450 for a 80cm x 100cm painting

Info: www.facebook.com/a.assembly


SUPERMAMA MOBILE GALLERY

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What: Purveyor of locally designed home decor items and accessories inspired by Singapore culture and identity

When: Until end of March, 11am to 8pm daily

Where: Millenia Walk, 01-49

Prices: From $20 for a pair of tabi socks and $38 for a porcelain cup

Info: www.facebook.com/supermamasg


NANA & BIRD

What: Multi-label boutique specialising in an eclectic range of accessories and fashion pieces

When: Till end of Feb, 11.30am to 8.30pm daily

Where: Millenia Walk, 01-42

Prices: From $90 for a piece of Article 22 jewellery and $190 for an Aijek top

Info: www.facebook.com/nanaandbird


KEEPERS: SINGAPORE DESIGN COLLECTIVE

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What: A collective featuring clothing, accessories and trinkets by up to 50 Singapore designers

When: Till Feb 15, 11am to 10pm daily. Its tnteractive visual installation Karaoke Party - a series of fashion films that viewers can sing along to, featuring home-grown fashion designers and musicians - runs from Jan 17 to 25

Where: Orchard Green, at the junction of Cairnhill and Orchard roads

Admission: Free, with some ticketed events

Prices: From $98 for a leather bracelet from jewellery label Carrie K and $56 for a top from fashion label mu

Info: keepers.com.sg and karaokeparty.sg


WORKSHOP ELEMENT

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What: A retail experiment featuring edgy fashion items and accessories by about 20 local and regional brands.

When: Till Feb 28, 11am to 10pm daily

Where: 03-01/02, 313@somerset

Prices: From $99 for a men's shirt by Coupe Cousu and $85 for a sterling silver pendant by Yuki Mitsuyasu

Info: www.facebook.com/Workshop.Element


CRATEFUL

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What: A modern grocery store that stocks made-in-Singapore produce and nibbles. When: Till end of Feb, 11am to 6pm daily

Where: 1M, Yong Siak Street

Prices: From $8.50 for a packet of nougat by 3 Bites Full and $4 for a 50g jar of pineapple jam from GSH Conserves

Info: www.facebook.com/crateful.com.sg

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