At TheAC, you’ll find chic collections created or curated with Singapore’s climate and lifestyle in mind.
Does the idea of owning any of these items make your heart go pitterpatter: Demi-fine jewellery specially plated to eliminate tarnishing? Graphic-pop pillows? Handsome, handled baskets? Or, perhaps a pair of handmade espadrilles (a.k.a., the perfect summer shoe)?
If you’re like us, you’ll instantly fall in love with all of them! Fortunately, TheAC carries these artisanal pieces and many more – covering fashion, home, kids’ goods and gifts – in its gorgeous multi-label boutiques.
“Our designers are our in-house team, meaning that when you shop at TheAC, you meet the designers, which creates a unique customer experience,” explains founder Claire Chahil, who started the company in 2016. “From the design process to partnering with artisans to produce collections, the team and I love what we do.”
In fact, all of the brands carried by TheAC are Singaporean brands with design development and business operations firmly rooted here. Peruse through exclusive products and bespoke collections by the likes of Lily & Lou, a budding eco-fashion brand, or Elements Concept or Layard Interiors, two stylish homewares purveyors (see their items in the store photo above). Other brands not to bypass: Badt and Co. – of the aforementioned espadrilles – plus Two Baked Buns, which focuses on beachy accessories like woven bags and wide-brimmed hats. And, don’t forget Elverd Designs! Its timeless, collectable gemstone¬ jewellery is both highly wearable and stackable.
TheAC’s original location on Joo Chiat Road is a style-maven magnet whenever there are people hanging out in the hip, heritage ’hood (i.e., pretty much all of the time!). Why is it so popular? Collections are presented in a cohesive flow that allows customers to browse and discover in a relaxed atmosphere.
Now, TheAC has opened a second shop at the Raffles Arcade within the recently unveiled Raffles Hotel Singapore. Boasting beautiful colonial flourishes, this light-filled location warrants extra time for more browsing. Want to be the first to know about TheAC’s new collections, events and sales? Follow the shop on Instagram or sign up for its email updates on the website.
Where to Shop:
TheAC Joo Chiat
420 Joo Chiat Rd., 427641
Tel: 8742 7670
TheAC Raffles Hotel
328 North Bridge Rd., #02-36, 188719
Tel: 8779 5269
IG: @theattabycollective | @theacraffles
By Sara Lyle Bow, The Finder Issue 300
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