Places to buy home accessories & decorations

Meant to do this list eons ago, but have been (and still am, sigh!) super busy at work.  List making is time-consuming.  Started with 20 but the list just grew, so learning from experience, no numbers assigned this time!

By the way the list is in no particular order of preference.  Just lazy to order it alphabetically.  And it’s a mix of small little boutique stores, online stores and huge department stores.

1. IKEA

Definitely worth a visit if you have a new home… am sure you’ll walk away with something, even if it’s just the yummy hotdog combo. 

http://www.ikea.com/sg/en/  <– online catalogue available

6786 6868 / Daily 10am – 11pm

317 Alexandra Road, Singapore 159965 & 60 Tampines North Drive 2, Singapore 528764

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2. Typo

My only quibble is that this store is too small, and always crowded when I go. Really cute stuff from Australia that moves fast so don’t hesitate if you see something that you like – probably won’t be there the next time you go.

http://shop.cottonon.com/typo/ <— just for reference, no webby for Singapore!

435 Orchard Road, B1-54/61 Wisma Atria Shopping Centre S238877 / 67334761

Typo @ Cheveron House (it’s at the end just after the book store)
#02-88/89  1 Harbourfront Walk, Singapore 98585 (within Cotton On store next to Francfranc) / 6376 9903

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3. Francfranc

Lovely decorative items and smallish furniture, along with traditional Japanese items in J-Period within Francfranc Vivo. 

http://francfrancworld.com  / http://www.facebook.com/Francfrancworld

1 Harbourfront Walk, Vivocity #02-41/42,  Singapore 098585  (if you only have time to visit one store, go to the much larger Vivo one!)

JCUBE  #02-27 at 2 Jurong East Central 1, Singapore 609731,

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4. atomi

Such lovely stuff from Japan.  Unfortunately with extremely ‘lovely’ prices to match.

http://www.atomi-jp.com / http://www.facebook.com/atomi0427

#04-27 & 29 Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Road, Singapore 238897

68874138 / 11am to 8pm

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5. ToTT Store

Ok, cheating a little but I suppose you could find kitchen accessories and decorations so ToTT stays. Love the range of kitchen stuff you can get.  Got my straw dispenser, chopsticks holder and a whole range of kitchen equipment from ToTT.

http://www.tottstore.com / http://www.facebook.com/ToTTStore

896 Dunearn Road 01-01A, Singapore 589472

62197077 / M-F: 11am – 9pm / Weekend & PH: 10am – 9pm

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6. Shopless.com.sg

Online store! Yep, if you are too tired to prowl the malls, you can shop online too.

www.shopless.com.sg

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7. Department Stores – Takashimaya, Robinsons, Tangs, Parco Marina Bay

These have been highlighted here cos between them they have a pretty extensive and nice range of home accessories section.  They regularly have promotions and member sales too, which is great for some savings.  Brands include Qualy, Salt & Pepper, Suck UK, J-Me, Umbra, Alessi, Wild and Wolf, and many many more that I can’t remember.

  • Takashimaya

http://www.takashimaya-sin.com

391 Orchard Road, Singapore 238873

6506 0458 or 0460 / 10am to 9.30pm

  • Robinsons

http://www.robinsons.com.sg  / http://www.facebook.com/RobinsonsSingapore

176 Orchard Road, The Centrepoint, Singapore 238843

6733 0888 / Daily 10.30am – 10pm

  • Tangs

http://www.tangs.com.sg / http://www.facebook.com/TANGS.SG

1 Harbourfront Walk, Vivocity, Singapore 098585

6303 8688 / Daily 10am – 10pm

  • Parco Marina Bay

http://www.parco.com.sg  / http://www.facebook.com/PARCOMarinaBay

9 Raffles Boulevard, Millenia Walk, Singapore 039596

10:30am – 9:30pm

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8. The Good Things

If you stay in the west and don’t feel like going to Orchard to shop, this is a good alternative.

http://www.thegoodthings.com.sg / http://www.facebook.com/shopthegoodthings

The Clementi Mall #03-50, Singapore 129588

66593746 / 10:30 am-10:00 pm

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9. King & King Wong

Haven’t been there actually, cos looking at the website I think the stuff may not fit my apartment’s theme, plus I don’t think I want to brave the famous Nex Mall crowd/traffic jam.  Good if you stay nearby or like the ornate stuff they have.  They are from Malaysia, so I suspect i’ll be cheaper to buy from Malaysia… 

http://kingnkingwong.com / http://www.facebook.com/pages/King-King-Wong-Singapore

23 Serangoon Central #04-13/14 and #04-73/74/75, Nex Shopping Mall, Singapore 556083

66344 344 / Sun to Thur: 11am – 9.30pm, Fri, Sat & Eve of PH: 11am to 10.30pm, School Holidays: 11am to 10.30pm

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10. Iwannagohome!

Another store with stuff that don’t really fit my apartment’s theme, but I have bought a cake tray from them. 

http://www.iwannagohome.com.sg / http://www.facebook.com/pages/iwannagohome

Great World City, 1 Kim Seng Promenade #01-35/36, Singapore 237994 / 6737 8858

Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Road #02-19A/20, Singapore 247933 / 6733 6656

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11. Laura Ashley

I actually really like their girly home accessories.  They have lights, wall art and some knick-knacks.  Worth a visit if you pop by Great World.

# 01-30/31 Great World City, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Singapore 237994

6834 0515

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12. Egg3

You could pick up some nice stuff from the store. Just go in and browse if you pop by the building.  It’s in the same building as Grafunkt’s & White Wood’s flagship showrooms. 

http://eggthree.com

85 Playfair Road #07-01, Tong Yuan Industrial Building, Singapore 368000

6281 2197 or 6345 5200 / Mon-Thurs by appointment, Fri – Sat: 10am-6pm

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13. Molecule & Merge Living

Large selection of clocks and various knickknacks. 

http://www.moleculeliving.comhttp://www.facebook.com/pages/Molecule

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Merge-Living

Great World City, 1 Kim Seng Promenade #02-33A (Molecule), #02-20A(Merge), Singapore 237994

67332732 / Mon – Thur: 11.30am to 9.15pm, Fri to Sun: 11.30am to 9.45pm

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14. Clutterism

Where else can you find stag antlers or giant keys? Seriously. Another online store.

http://www.clutterism.com / http://www.facebook.com/Clutterism

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15. Daiso

Everyone’s favorite $2 shop. Quality is sometimes iffy, but for $2, what the heck.

List of stores on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Daiso-ダイソーSingapore/156436927712370

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16. Salad Shop

Located at Haji Lane, so just amble along the lane and nearby stores when you are there.  The swedish restaurant nearby is not bad (and halal).

25/27 Haji Lane, Singapore 189218

6299-5805

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17. Muji

My favorite japanese homeware store (for now, have to see if Francfranc’s more froufrou style surpasses). I have loads of their kitchen ware and I love their christmas gift selections. For minimalist/functionalist lovers.

See here for store listing: http://www.muji.com/sg/stores/

Don’t forget that you can see their catalog (with pricing!) before you go down: http://www.muji.com.sg/online-catalog

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18. Gmarket.com.sg & eBay & Etsy & Taobao

Searching for stuff and finding reliable sellers is a challenge.  Otherwise it can be fun to browse the online offerings. For Taobao, you need a re-shipper. Haven’t tried the services personally so can’t recommend/don’t know how exactly, but do a simple Google search and you can find the info required online.

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19. Style:Nordic

on 18 Feb’12: I’m not sure if the new store at Palais Renaissance is open.  The Delfi and Ann Siang stores are closed. Their website/facebook and blog is not updated. Very bad social/media update IMO. Almost tempted to remove this listing completely.

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20. Stevie General Store

Not sure what stuff you’ll find. Seems to be a mish-mash but quirky enough to amuse me so it stays on the list.

http://www.steviegeneralstore.com

93 Club Street, Singapore 069461

6536 8590 /Open: At random times but invariably after 3pm, Closed: Public holidays and Mondays, unless Monday is the eve of a public holiday

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21. Spin

Love the wares from Spin Ceramics 旋, the same ones from the Shanghai/Beijing stores.  Jingdezhen porcelain is described as being “white as jade, thin as paper, and as sweet sounding as a chime.”

http://www.spin-singapore.blogspot.com

Holland Road Shopping Centre 211 Holland Avenue #04-01 Singapore 278967

64670790 / Mon – Sat: 10am – 8pm, Sun: 10am – 7pm

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22. Oddjects

Not quite sure how to describe the style, quirky I guess…

http://www.oddjects.net / http://www.facebook.com/pages/Oddjects

Orchard Central Basement 2 – 44/45/46 & Parco Millenia P1-22

66348933 & 68373789 / Mon-Thur: 11am – 9 pm, Fri-Sun: 11am – 10 pm

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23. Whiteantler

Where else can you find skulls to decorate your home? Online store.

http://www.whiteantler.com / http://www.facebook.com/WhiteAntler

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24. Little Dröm Store

Cute quirky little store.

http://www.thelittledromstore.com / http://www.facebook.com/thelittledromstore

Online store: http://thelittledromstore.bigcartel.com

7 Ann Siang Hill, Singapore 069 791

62255541 / Daily – 12noon to 8:30pm except Thur – 12noon to 7pm & Sun – 1pm to 7pm

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25. Revivehome.com

Online store with good selection of clocks. 

http://www.revivehome.com

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26. Strangelets

Another store with strange and quirky furnishings

http://www.strangelets.sg

7 Yong Siak Street, Singapore 168644

6222 1456 ‎/Mon-Fri: 11am-8pm, Sat-Sun 10am-8pm

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27. Monoyono

It’s been around for a while, and it has a great online store. 

http://www.monoyono.com

  • Great World City, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #01-K3, Singapore 237994 / 6235 3890 / Mon – Thur, Sun & PH: 10.30 am to 9.30 pm, Fri/Sat/PH eve: 10.30am to 10.30 pm
  • Hitachi Tower, 16 Collyer Quay, #01-07, Singapore 049318 / 6535 0981 / Mon – Fri: 11 am to 7.30 pm, Sat/Sun/PH: Closed
  • Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, #B1-06, Singapore 238839 / 6884 3551 / Mon – Thur, Sun & PH: 11 am to 10 pm, Fri/Sat/PH eve: 11 am to 10.30 pm
  • VivoCity, 1 HarbourFront Walk, #01-92, Singapore 098585 / 6534 8982 / Mon – Thur, Sun & PH: 10.30 am to 10 pm, Fri/Sat/PH eve: 10.30 am to 10.30 pm

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If there is a cute new store you know of, or a wonderful one that I’ve missed – do drop me a comment with the store details if you would like to share your happy discoveries!

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10 thoughts on “Places to buy home accessories & decorations

  1. Hi, i chance upon your website and really impressed with your choice of furnitures and your home deco. Can i ask you, do you happen to know any place that sell oriental porcelain umbrella stand?

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