Mamas rejoice! US fave Crate & Barrel have opened their doors for the first time in Asia (we’re quite flattered) with a rather fabulous store in Orchard Road’s ION, conveniently just above Marmelade Pantry, so you can be a lady who lunches then shops. Perfect!
One slightly strange thing is that Crate & Barrel have a mini-shop on the 3rd floor, which isn’t internally connected to the main store at all, so it could be possible to wander in and be rather bemused thinking, “is this it?” when actually you need to get up to the 4th floor where the magic really happens.
We were totally bowled over by the huge size of the store. It’s like a proper American size, with an absolutely stunning selection of kitchen gadgets and gizmos. We were slightly over-excited by the huge selection of glass food containers (ideal for making the inside of your fridge gorgeous) and these green leaf salad bowls, but there is so much more: recipe books, wine glasses, pots and pans… It’s really the new best place in Singapore to stock up your kitchen. We’re in love.
For other homewares, of course there are a great selection of the kind of huge and comfy sofas that Americans do so well (pop yourself down on one to take the load off mamas), rugs, lamps, cushions and more chic pieces than we thought Crate & Barrel usually did… we were very pleasantly surprised. We love their white laquer furny (including a desk that could be perfect for Sassy Mama’s new Singapore office!) and were quite taken with their cabinet bars which open up to reveal a selection of cocktail glasses and shakers.
If you’re after more exciting pieces, you might want to pop along to their sister store CB2 just across and down the road at Peranakan Place, but for fantastic basics and of course, kitchenware, Crate & Barrel is your new bestie!
Crate & Barrel, ION Orchard, #03-25 and #04-21, Singapore 238801
Tel: (+65) 6634 4222
Open 10am – 9pm every day