Style News: New biro store at Kitchener Complex


Home-grown menswear brand biro, which is known for its made-in-Japan clothing, has opened a new store at Kitchener Complex. The store's official opening is tomorrow.

Selected T-shirts, jackets and pants from biro's Fall 2016 collection, as well as Japanese rice wax candles and soaps from Japan, are available. Prices range from $12 for an all-natural bar of soap made from the indigo plant, to $460 for a selvedge chambray jacket.

The brand will also debut a lower-priced range of T-shirts and tote bags made from organic cotton and natural dye, which are exclusive to the store. Prices start at $75 for a sling bag to $85 for a unisex T-shirt.

The biro store is located at Level 3 Kitchener Complex, 809 French Road, open: 11.30am to 8.30pm daily.


Multi-brand shoe and accessories retailer Pedder on Scotts is launching a series of Christmas-themed workshops and promotions this month, starting this weekend.

In its store in Scotts Square on Saturday and Sunday, participants will learn to create a wreath and dinner centrepiece with home-grown florist Floral Magic. On Dec 17, calligrapher Summerteeth, whose real name is Jasline Ang, will be at the store to create personalised hand-painted pouches.

The workshops are open to customers who spend a minimum of $200 and are on a first-come, first-served basis.

To sign up, go to

Pedder on Scotts currently has tie-ups with chocolate retailer Hello Chocolate Asia and Paris-based brand Hediard. Shoppers can join chocolate-tasting sessions. They will receive a gnome ornament with a minimum spending of $600 and a 75g Island Sea Salt chocolate bar from Ocelot with a minimum spending of $300.

They can also pick up gift hampers, speciality teas, sweets and fruit jellies at the Hediard kiosk.

Pedder on Scotts is located at Level 2 Scotts Square, 6 Scotts Road, open: 10am to 9pm daily, tel: 6244-2883.


South Korean beauty label Innisfree has introduced a new line of skincare products, which features soya bean extract and oil from Jeju island.

The Soybean Energy Line contains seven hydrating products, including a lotion ($35), an eye serum ($39) and a neck cream ($28).

One highlight is the Soybean Energy Oil ($43). Lightweight and easily absorbed by the skin, this water-oil formula does not leave the skin feeling greasy.

The label says it helps retain moisture in the skin and can be used on dry, oily or combination skin. It also says the fine particles of the fermented soya bean oil in the products to strengthen the skin barrier and help hydrate it.

The Soybean Energy Line is available at all Innisfree stores.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 01, 2016, with the headline 'Style News'. Print Edition | Subscribe