NEW STORE OPENINGS
VALENTINO AT MARINA BAY SANDS
Italian luxury fashion brand Valentino has opened its second and largest store in Singapore at Marina Bay Sands.
The 3,681 sq ft store Palazzo concept was developed in partnership with the brand's creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli and British architect David Chipperfield and has marble, timber and leather interiors to evoke a sense of elegance and intimacy.
The boutique will carry the brand's women's ready-to-wear line, accessories and fragrances.
•B1-16/17 Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, tel: 6688-7186, open 10.30am - 11pm (Sunday to Thursday), 10.30am - 11.30pm (Friday and Saturday)
RIMOWA AT SUNTEC CITY
In addition to its outlets at Mandarin Gallery and The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, German luggage brand Rimowa has opened a new store at Suntec City's North Wing. The 2,000 sq ft store features a private area where customers can enjoy one-on-one attention while perusing the 115-year brand's collection of aluminium and polycarbonate trunks and small leather goods, or relax while waiting for their luggage to be serviced.
• 01-476 Suntec City North Wing, 3 Temasek Boulevard, tel: 6338-9252, open daily from 10am -10pm
CATH KIDSTON'S ASIA-EXCLUSIVE PRINT
British brand Cath Kidston, known for its vintage-looking bags, homeware and clothing, has released an Asia- exclusive print in time for the year of the Monkey.
Inspired by the brand's original Bird print, the Monkey print adorns handbags, purses and pencil cases. Prices range from $19 for a card pass holder to $69 for a small slip pocket handbag. The Monkey print bags and accessories go on sale on Jan 18 at all Cath Kidston stores.
From Jan 18 to Feb 9, receive a pack of red packets with a minimum spend of $88 and enjoy 10 per cent off selected festive-themed items.