with a standard of living and a retail infrastructure that are superior in the region, singapore has long been a leading shopping hub. as such it's a magnet for affluent shoppers from neighbouring countries, in particular trophy-hunting indonesian nationals. being a more mature market, european and american luxury brands very often set up shop in the city state first, but even if they have stores in jakarta, bangkok or manila, the ones in singapore usually carry a wider or more sophisticated range of goods. the coming decade the landscape of the region's luxury market is predicted to change radically with the rise of indonesia, but for the time being singapore remains a leading shopping hub, and new high-end brands continue to set up shop here or expand their existing retail operations. and boosting its presence is exactly what bottega veneta has done. the italian luxury brand has recently revamped and expanded its flagship store at marina bay sands to double its former size.
now occupying a whopping 435 sqm. [4,682 sq.ft.] spread over two floors, it features a sparkling new interior design by tomas maier, the brand's creative director. the setting, as always in a discreet and timeless chic palette of beige and a compatible range of soft hues, features a range of custom-made designs, such as display counters with slide-out presentation and mohair furniture upholstery. and as you'll find in almost any bottega veneta store, walls are clad in luxurious ultrasuede. the bottega veneta store carries the brand's entire collection of men's and women's apparel, its coveted range of bags, shoes, accessories, but also fragrances and its home collection. location: marina bay sands, 10 bayfront avenue [marina bay].