Style News: Muji to open flagship store at Plaza Singapura


Japanese lifestyle label Muji is set to open its biggest store in Singapore on July 21.

The 1,896 sq m outlet at Plaza Singapura will be the retail chain's first flagship store in South-east Asia.

It will be Muji's 11th outlet here and house the third Cafe & Meal Muji eatery, which will seat 70 diners.

The flagship store will reveal original concepts adapted from Muji Japan and serve as a community space for people "to come together, explore design and arts ideas, and experience various learning anchors".

There will be an open space for educational activities on culture, art and design, such as exhibitions, galleries, creative workshops and talks.

Muji fans can look forward to new merchandise lines, including Muji Labo, a basic apparel line, as well as Idee, an interior design brand that includes original furniture, housewares, fabrics and textile, apparel, gardening goods and stationery.

A selection of furniture and accessories will also be sold exclusively at the flagship store, which will be at 01-10 to 17 at Plaza Singapura. Opening hours are from 10am to 10pm daily.


Singapore footwear label Pazzion has collaborated with the Down Syndrome Association (Singapore) to release a tote bag called the Melo Recycle Bag ($12, above).

The collaboration aims to raise awareness of Down syndrome and all net proceeds from the sale of the tote bag will be donated to the association.

Designed by Wan Yi, a member of the association, the bag features a print of a dog in colours such as pink, yellow and blue.

The bag will be on sale until Aug 13 at all Pazzion outlets, including at B1-09/10 Wisma Atria, 435 Orchard Road, open: 10.30am to 9.30pm (Sundays to Thursdays), 10.30am to 10pm (Fridays and Saturdays), tel: 6876-9134



South Korean beauty label Innisfree has launched seven coloured clay masks that target a variety of skincare concerns.

Each mask helps the skin in a different way, such as hydrating, purifying and refining. For example, the orange-coloured mask contains vitamin C and is said to help brighten the skin, while the pink mask contains pomegranate oil that is supposed to rejuvenate the skin.

All seven Jeju Volcanic Color Clay Masks contain ingredients which the label says help absorb sebum and impurities to clarify the skin tone.

Users can even apply different masks, each with a specific function, onto different parts of the face at one go.

The Jeju Volcanic Color Clay Mask ($13) is available at all Innisfree stores.


South Korean beauty label Laneige has launched a new soothing skincare range that it says helps balance and moisturise the skin.The gentle formulas of the Fresh Calming Line have also been hypoallergenically tested to reduce the likelihood of reactions to the skin.

Each product is formulated with natural litchi extract and deep-sea water, which the label says help moisturise the skin and alleviate skin damage caused by free radicals such as fine particles and ultraviolet rays.

The range includes a gel cleanser ($30), a toner ($40), a serum ($48) and a morning mask ($38).

The new line is available at all Laneige boutiques and counters, as well as online at and

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 06, 2017, with the headline 'Style News'. Print Edition | Subscribe