1st November 2012, Singapore – Tiong Bahru, one of Singapore’s oldest estate in Singapore used to be where the rich and famous kept their mistress. Famous for the quality and range of the local food fare, Tiong Bahru market is home to some of best hawker stalls in Singapore.
Nestled within Tiong Bahru Estate, First Storey is boutique, art gallery, and vintage store, all rolled into one. The artistic space is dedicated to the very best of budding talents and crafted designs, all showcased in “living rooms”. Inside the homey setting, housed in a unit within a block of flats housing carefully selected merchandise. The interior is a juxtaposition of vintage furniture and fittings, set in a space that preserves much of the original fixtures and architectural details.
Sectioned into three rooms, the store opens into an accessories space that showcases some of the best in bags and cases, followed by two areas for clothing as well as art and decorative items. These rooms are all linked by an open- air ‘corridor’ that constantly allows the outside (and sunlight) to share the inside.
As a pop-up store, First Storey will bid adieu at the end of January 2013, after 4 months of operations. So do make your way down and check out what they have to offer. Presently, 16 brands are housed in First Storey. Selected for their unique voices, their dedication to their craft, and their unwavering support for the lively Singapore design scene.
Address:78 Guan Chuan Street (Tiong Bahru Estate) #01-49 Singapore 160078
Opening hours:1pm to 8.30pm (Mon to Fri) | 12noon to 8.30pm (Sat to Sun)
The RegiMen (bags)
Fabrix (satchels and sundry) Absolute Asia (small leather goods) Crocodile (belts)
Coupe-Cousu Jaunty Boys Atias
Mr Howard Mixed Crocodile Mils
Art and Decorative Items
IEX Asian Heritage
He Wears It by John Woo