June 17, 2019 5 min read

People’s Park Complex, Jewel at Changi Airport, Dempsey Hill – You probably have heard of these Instagram-worthy outdoor “photoshoot” locations dotted around sunny Singapore. But did you know that indoor retail stores have their own charm when it comes to photos as well? Today, Retailers Market has explored the seven most aesthetic and Instagram-worthy stores we’ve seen in Singapore for you to get your photoshoot fix (#doitforthegram)!


  1. Mondays Off

Mondays Off, Arab Street (Source:Herenow)


Nestled along the rows of small boutique shops in the Haji lane/Arab Street area, Mondays Off is a unique, hole-in-the-wall lifestyle and apparel store which sells various fashion accessories from local designers.

Interior of Mondays Off (Source:Herenow)


Stepping back in Mondays Off is like being transported back in time – Its eclectic mix of home and gift merchandise, apparel collections and accessories from local designers carry a distinctively creative yet vintage feel and creates an experience that’s hard to replicate.

Ceramics at Mondays Off (Source:HerWorld)


We guarantee that you’ll be looking at the various bric-a-brac in awe, and you’ll definitely be busy snapping tons of pictures along the way – Who doesn’t like to pose with one-of-a-kind accessories and fashion labels, after all?


Address:76 Haji Ln, Singapore 189269

Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 12pm-8pm

Nearest MRT station: Bugis MRT/ City Hall MRT

  1. Dover Street Market

Dover Street Market store (Source:Timeout)

If you’re a hypebeast, Dover Street Market is definitely the store for you!


Located in Dempsey Hill, Dover Street market is a multi-label store that carries various designer apparels from Comme des Garçons, Anti Social Social Club to Céline and The Row.

Nikelab and various designer collections at DSM (Source:The HoneyCombers)


DSM is a unique concept store in Singapore because of its store design – Housed in a converted army barracks with high ceilings, it combines art and street fashion for creative synergy and a rich retail experience.


If you’re into a contemporary street style or obsessed with maintaining a hypebeast Instagram feed, be sure to come down to this chic store to snap some sick shots that all your followers will definitely drool over!


Address:18 Dempsey Rd, Singapore 249677

Opening hours: 11am-8pm daily

Nearest MRT: Orchard MRT and Farrer Road MRT, buses also available at Holland Road and Bukit Timah Road


  1. Paddy Hills Café

Paddy Hills Café (Source:Miss Tam Chiak)


Labelled as the hippest café in the West side of town, Paddy Hills is known for its unique cuisines and aesthetic dining space (that definitely helps in taking a nice photo!)


Paddy Hill’s famous “Rise and Grind” has been a favorite backdrop for many Instagram personalities to snap their pictures at!

Art murals outside Paddy Hills (Source:SG Food on Foot)


Also, did we mention that they have one of the most aesthetic wall murals we’ve ever seen?


Potato and Fish at Paddy Hills (Source:SG Food on Foot)

Other than great aesthetics, Paddy Hills serves amazing Western and Asian fusion food, as well as great coffee – Instagram-worthy food haunt, checked!


Address:38 South Buona Vista Road, Singapore 118164

Opening hours:Mon-Fri: 1030am - 5pm, 6pm - 930pm, Sat-Sun: 9am - 5pm, 6pm - 930pm

Nearest MRT: Haw Par Villa


  1. Fritz Hansen Lounge


Fritz Hansen Flagship Store, Singapore (Source:Expat Living)


You don’t have to sell fashion apparels to be an aesthetic store – Fritz Hansen Lounge precisely lives up to that!


A luxury furniture store originating from Denmark, the Fritz Hansen Flagship store at Tan Boon Liat building aims to provide more than just Scandinavian interior design and furniture pieces – It aims to inspire as a lifestyle space, and to create a timeless, immersive retail experience for customers.


Fritz Hansen Flagship Store, Singapore (Source:Expat Living)


By bringing the brand’s 20th century design heritage with a shot of contemporary cool to create an interesting mix of old and new, the store is filled with graphic patterns and unfussy lines. This would definitely make for a hipster, artistic Instagram post that’ll garner your profile some attention – just be sure not to break or damage anything in the store while you’re snapping away on your camera!


Address:201 Henderson Rd, #03-01, Singapore 159545

Opening hours: Monday – Saturday 10:30am – 7pm, closed on Sundays

Nearest MRT: Tiong Bahru or Redhill MRT


  1. Cat Socrates

Cat Socrates (Source: @cat_socrates on Instagram)


An unorthodox, cat-friendly retail store, Cat Socrates is a cozy, endearing Indie lifestyle store with various books, accessories, apparels and art from local artists and designers. With its warm and inviting atmosphere and unique interior, it’s a perfect place to snap a photo which shows off your love for your furry felines!


Books sold by local designers at Cat Socrates (Source: @cat_socrates on Instagram)


If you’re into unique trinkets and local design works, be prepared to snap tons of pictures of collectibles to show off on your profile!

Cat Socrates (Source: @cat_socrates on Instagram)


Cat Socrates also has its own resident cat roaming about the store, so if you’re lucky, you might be able to snap a few photos with this precious kitty as well!


Address:01-14, 78 Yong Siak Street S(163078) and 448 Joo Chiat Road S(427661)

Opening Hours: Monday 10am – 6pm, Tuesday to Thursday 10am – 7pm, Friday-Saturday 10am – 8pm, Sunday 9am – 6pm

Nearest MRT: Tiong Bahru MRT or Dakota MRT


  1. Gallery & Co. (National Gallery Singapore)

Gallery & Co. Retail Space (Source:Buro)


Retail and gift shops located within a museum are hardly eye-catching, but Gallery & Co. defies that norm – A concept store set up by renowned names such as Unlisted Collection, Foreign policy design, and Luxasia, Gallery and Co. carries unconventional tote bags, stationary, and art from collaborations by Southeast Asian and International artists that you wouldn’t want to miss out on!


Gallery & Co. Retail Store (Source:The Straits Times)


Gallery & Co. sells various art and design prints from labels such as Atomic Printworks and stationery from Japanese brand Craft Design Technology. Local designers’ works and  stationery by Olivia Lee are also available here!


Gallery & Co. Open Concept Café (Source:SixMealsPerDay)

What’s more, the café of Gallery and Co. has an open-space concept with plenty pf lush greenery and wooden fixtures as décor items (Think plenty of sunlight to snap your best Instagram photos!).


Gallery & Co. Open Concept Café Food (Source:SixMealsPerDay)


Of course, if you’re into food photography, look forward to their super gram-worthy (and tasty!) cuisine as well!


Address: National Gallery #01-05, 1 St. Andrew’s Road Singapore 178957
Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday 10am – 7pm , Friday to Saturday 10am – 10pm

Nearest MRT: City Hall MRT


  1. Edit lifestyle

Edit lifestyle Store Interior (Source:TimeOut)


Tropical vibes are in full swing all year round at Edit Lifestyle – This resort-themed lifestyle boutique is bound to make you feel like you’re in Bali when you step in!


Edit Lifestyle (Source:Travelshopa


Edit Lifestyle carries beach-themed fashion apparels, resort wear, swimwear, home décor and even furniture, creating a perfect laid-back design style in the store that’s perfect for taking pictures! Overall, its creative, vibrant space is uplifting and relaxing, making customers feel as though they’re shopping in a boutique in Bali or Krabi.


The burst of colourful merchandise, clothes and bric-a-brac totally stands out from the white background and wooden flooring – Making it great for a gram-worthy photo that pops out to your followers while their scrolling their newsfeed!


Address:Tudor Court, 137-139 Tanglin Rd, Singapore 247927

Opening hours: Monday – Saturday 10am – 7pm, Sunday 10am – 5pm

Nearest MRT: Orchard MRT



Ready to go shoot some photos at Instagram-worthy stores around Singapore? If you’ve been to any other gram-worthy stores or cafes, do share it with us in the comments section below! Till next time! J



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