aesop already operates four stores in singapore, but luckily there's room for another signature retail statement. the australian cosmetic brand's newest outlet is situated in picturesque chinatown, a neighbourhood which has seen a string of interesting new retail and hospitality openings these past few months. created by aesop's very own architecture department in melbourne, the store interior blends the building's historical elements with contemporary accents, while taking cues from the neighbourhood’s colonial architecture. the abundant use of rattan heavily references a bygone era when it was hugely popular, and now it has been applied to cover an expansive curvilinear wall. simple timber shelves are paired with a concrete sales counter and a ceramic sink with copper faucets. the new aesop store carries the brand's full range of skin, body and hair care products. location: 52 club street [chinatown].