After getting enough of Orchard Road and its all-too-familiar shopping brands, I decided to check out an interesting clothing district tucked away in a narrow alley of the Bugis area. Haji Lane. This tiny lane has become a much raved about destination thanks to its one-of-a-kind clothing, accessories and quirky store concepts. My favourite would have to be The Blog Shop, a two-storey store dedicated to selling independent designer labels at extremely reasonable prices. Find a wide array of edgy, vintage and modern apparel, as well as rings.
Not only for female fashionistas, Haji Lane also caters to males with its punk rock and classic menswear, offered by Sup Clothing and White Room respectively.
Even though Haji Lane is a little hard to find, our iPads will have you there in 6 minutes from Bugis MRT Station! If you’ve got more time to kill, walk around Arab Street to get a more cultural experience. Beautiful fabrics and batik, rattan products, carpets and little trinkets can be found along rows of colourful shophouses. There is also a hint of nightlife here as several Mediterranean restaurants offer shisha, best described as inhaling (usually fruity) favoured air.