Here at Sassy, we never need an excuse to shop (seriously, just ask our husbands), so when we got invited down to see the newly re-launched multi-concept boutique PACT, we didn’t hesitate for a second!
Having expanded from its original trio of shops, PACT now takes over a whopping 7,500 square feet of Orchard Central. Best described as a medley of various shopping and F&B experiences, this multi-category emporium is the very first of its kind in Singapore. If you’re bored of seeing chain boutique after chain boutique, then this fantastically funky and original haven is for you.
Designed by famed Japanese architect Teruhiro Yanagihara, PACT isn’t so much a conglomeration of boutiques as it is installations, as each shop flows seamlessly and effortlessly into the next. Want to have your nails done after browsing some homewear? Go for it. Fancy picking up some jewellery after lunch, you got it. Free and easy, that’s the feel of PACT.
So just what can you expect to pick up at PACT? Well if it’s food you are after, then Kilo serves up some tasty treats ranging from hearty burgers to delicate sushi rolls, all washed down with some pretty serious cocktails. If you’re in need of a hair cut (or in my case, blow dry) then Japanese hair salon pact+LIM are faultless. Then there’s more on the Japanese influence with kiyone+LIM who specialize in amazingly creative, not to mention cute, gel nail sets.
Onto the shopping and taking up one of the largest spaces in PACT is cult furniture boutique Fred Lives Here and their eclectic and covetable range of delights. Moving on and there’s stunning semi-precious stone jewellery from Killari (we walked away with not one but two of her beauteous bracelets), for creative and seriously cool home wear and accessories there is the wonderfully unique SPUR Hauswerks. For beautifully tailored, stand-out basics, there’s sifr and finally, for handcrafted, artisanal perfume, there’s Code Deco.
With each boutique manned by helpful, eager and knowledgeable staff, a trip to PACT sure does break up the humdrum of the high street.
PACT, 181 Orchard Road, 02-14-23 Orchard Central, 238896. +656884 7560. Open from 11am to 10pm. www.visitpact.com