Retail in Asia


Acne Studios opens in Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands

Sweden’s Acne Studios has opened it brand new store in Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands, serving as the luxury fashion brand’s first location in the country and its official Southeast Asia flagship.

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Located in the South Wing of The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, one of Singapore’s largest luxury shopping malls, the new shop was designed by Swedish design studio Halleröd.

The new location is encased entirely in clear glass sheets, while inside, steel-framed glass boxes are filled with batik-dyed textiles and amorphous single-seater poufs from furniture designer Max Lamb, creating a melange of art and industrial.

Currently on display at the boutique is a range of men’s and women’s ready-to-wear and accessories including the brand’s spring/summer 2023 collections.

“Hi Singapore, we have arrived. Introducing Acne Studios Marina Bay Sands, our first store in Singapore. A modular design in glass: fragile and transparent with a brutal frankness, housed within The Shoppes department store,” read a caption of a post on the brand’s official Instagram account on December 31, describing the new store.

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Founded in 1996 in Stockholm by Mattias Magnusson, Acne Studios currently boasts 60 global stores. Its new Singapore outpost marks the brand’s first-ever expansion into Southeast Asia as its international demand continues to grow. It also has three stores in Tokyo, two in Osaka, two in Sydney, two in Melbourne, four in Shanghai, three in Beijing, two in Shenzhen, and one store in Chengdu, Nanjing, Hangzhou and Tianjin, respectively.

Acne Studios in Singapore is operated by the Bluebell Group, Asia’s largest brand distributor.

Retail in Asia is part of the Bluebell Group.