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Retro Gate: A 3,000 Square Foot Retail Haven for Self-Expression & Japanese-American Streetwear
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Retro Gate: A 3,000 Square Foot Retail Haven for Self-Expression & Japanese-American Streetwear

Retro Gate, Singapore’s first Japanese-American inspired vintage and streetwear thrift store, launched its latest concept store on 12 January this year. In what started out to be a passion project between founders Ryo Yamamoto and Paul Low, Retro Gate has made a name in the local streetwear scene with its dedication to affordability, accessibility, and abundance. From vintage thrift shopping to gaming and chillout areas, and a corner to polish your sneakers, its latest store is many things in one. Previously, Retro Gate was located at a unit in Citimac Industrial Building, which is next to Tai Seng MRT. Since…
From Homemade Headbands to Designer Fashion: Interview with Maqayla
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From Homemade Headbands to Designer Fashion: Interview with Maqayla

By Izzan Haziq and Hannah Halim Mareenah A. Ghani was merely passing time with a fun hobby, unknowingly sowing the seeds that would culminate in a thriving business. The enterprising young woman is the founder of Maqayla, a womenswear label that has earned an avid following within the Malay Muslim community. Maqayla has been a work in progress for four years, and this weekend will see the store celebrating its one year anniversary at East Village. We speak with Mareenah on starting Maqayla and the challenges she faced in setting up her own business. DNM: How did you start Maqayla?…
5 Laneway Looks For Girls + Where To Get Them!
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5 Laneway Looks For Girls + Where To Get Them!

We’ve already established that St Jerome’s Laneway Festival is where all the cool kids hang out. The vibe is great, the acts are amazing, and the fashion scene is stellar. It’s also the place to go if you’re looking to flaunt your favourite style. If you’re a rookie and have no idea what to wear, take a cue from these 5 types of fashionistas you’ll spot at Laneway 2016. 1) The Boho Goddess The look that you’ll most probably expect to see, fashionistas take inspiration from the Boho Goddess – Vanessa Hudgens. This look is an eclectic mix of floral headbands…
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