In late 2012 Rockstar opened the doors of its flagship fashion store on the ground floor of a quirky white building on Orchard Road. The colonial building is a perfect home for this independent boutique, only five minutes’ walk from Dhoby Ghaut MRT. What makes Rockstar stand out is the wide range of unusual clothing and accessories; the shop sources hard to find labels and brands from around the world, bringing something different to the many malls than line Orchard Road. You will find another branch on Grange Road, in Orchard Cineleisure, not far from Somerset MRT, although the shopping experience isn’t quite as cool as the majestic building at number 22.
The interior of the Rockstar store is warehouse chic: white walls, polished concrete floors and plenty of pale wood. It is a very pleasing shopping experience, with plenty of space for showcasing items, and with an eclectic mix of items for women, men and kids there really is something for everyone. Rockstar is currently the only place in Singapore that stocks menswear brand Jack Spade, and the shop are always adding unusual brands into the mix: Knowledge Cotton from Denmark and Taylor Stitch all the way from sunny California. Rockstar support local designers and brands as well, stocking chic classic Drifters and Sifr for the guys. For kids there are some cute bags from So Young in Canada as well as a range of hip shoes like Converse or Toms (these also come in adult sizes) and cute cotton T-shirts.
The initial Rockstar concept started with womenswear and footwear, and these are still their strongest sections with glittery star-covered KEDS, chunky beaded necklaces and bracelets from local designer WoonHang, as well as a great collaboration with Al & Alicia, an unusual collection of sharp tailoring and sweet floaty dresses. Accessories and gifts are interspersed amongst the racks of clothing in glass jars, trays and laid out on trestle tables.
Other unique touches include exquisite water-colour world maps and amazingly decorated reprints of classic books; everything from Wuthering Heights to The Art of French Cooking by Julia Child. Rockstar at 22 even has a range of organic toiletries and unusual perfumes on the shelves... It really is a one-stop shop for all things cool.
Rockstar at Orchard 22
- Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 – 21:00
- MRT: Dhoby Gaut
- Address: 22 Orchard Road, Singapore 238885
- Tel: +65 6883 2309