Singaporeans looking for more options in fitness apparel are in luck.
Local sister duo Alicia and Michelle Loh have started a new online portal Omgoing at www.omgoing.com to offer alternative and cult yoga and fitness clothing.
The site stocks eight under-the-radar brands from the United States, Australia and Brazil - Bad Kitty, Body Angel Activewear, Dharmabums, Everfitte, Glyder Apparel (above), Liquidoactive, Shakti Activewear and Teeki.
Many of the designs are brightly coloured, printed or feature cut-outs for a big style statement. Prices range from $32 for a top to $93 for a pair of leggings.
French designer accessories brand Roger Vivier has created a limited-edition set of Miss Viv' handbags and Ballerine U-Look shoes to celebrate the brand's presence in Asia and the spring/summer 2015 season.
The Miss Viv' handbag, which comes in exclusive hues of metallic gold, metallic silver, vivid green and fuchsia pink, features the brand's iconic square buckle.
The Ballerine U-Look flats, available in the same colourways, sport a new buckle shape made of two U-shaped structures joined together.
The brand will bring in 80 pieces of the small Miss Viv' handbags and 350 pairs of the Ballerine U-Look to Singapore.
The bags retail for $3,700 while the shoes cost $1,110 (gold and silver) and $1,040 (green and pink).
Shoppers can find the items at the Roger Vivier boutique at 02-12F Takashimaya Shopping Centre from Monday till March 30.
Japanese pearl label Mikimoto has opened its flagship store in Orchard Road.
In addition to the classic pearl designs, the 581-sq-ft boutique will carry a range of high jewellery pieces (above) for a limited time to celebrate the launch.
The Orchard flagship store is the brand's third, after locations at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands and Centrepoint, and features a VIP room for a more private experience.
The new store is located at 02-04 Ion Orchard.
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British shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood's quirky-cool designs are a fashion insider favourite.
His iconic chevron motif has been re-interpreted for his Mirage collection, which features cut leather and clear PVC to form a graphic illusion.
This mid-height version in black is both subtle and intriguing.
$1,040 from Nicholas Kirkwood at On Pedder, 02-12P Takashimaya Shopping Centre
Multi-label streetwear store Actually is bringing in two cult products and lines this month.
One is the Bata Tennis sneaker, which will be available in seven colours, from pastel pink to blue denim to white. Each pair costs $79.
The other is a collection by LPD New York, a brand known for its jerseys, which has teamed up with Adidas to create a line of staples inspired by basketball.
The collection ranges in price from $85 for a cap to $199 for a sweatshirt.
The new products will be available from the end of this month at Actually, 03-18 Orchard Gateway.
Italian designer label Marni has launched a new website, www.marni.com, as part of its 20th anniversary celebrations.
Developed in conjunction with the Yoox Group, a partner of the brand, the new, visual-heavy website includes editorial content.
It also features an archive of all Marni fashion shows, and sections dedicated to charity projects and artist collaborations.
The website has also been formatted to be viewed on smartphones and tablets as well.
Red-soled, high-heel king Christian Louboutin found inspiration in the American Southwest for his latest spring/summer 2015 collection.
The Tribalou collection, as it is named, takes its cue from the region's dramatic art and landscapes.
The products feature bold colours such as turquoise and rust red and geometric colourblocking.
The shoes and bags, which cost $1,700 onwards, will be available at 02-10 Takashimaya Shopping Centre by the end of the month.
Here is a new-to-market brand of shoes perfect for Singapore's often rainy weather; Brazilian label Zaxy is a fast-fashion brand of jelly shoes.
Targeting young women and girls, it features bright colours and feminine details such as bows and flowers.
The shoes are made of waterproof polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and range in price from $42.90 to $69.90.
Zaxy is currently available at stores such as Samba at 01-20 Orchard Central and RSH Lifestyle at 03-40 Jem mall.
This article was first published on March 13, 2015.
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