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The Corner Shop

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Beaded Top, $109.90, Leggings, $39.90 (Sold Out!)

Zha Huo Dian, otherwise known as The Corner Shop offers a quirky rabbit hole to fall into at Far East Plaza. Situated in a corner on the 3rd floor of the forever-favourite teenage hangout since the early 90’s, it doesn’t need a fancy gimmick out on the storefront to attract customers, because word-of-mouth is all it takes.

By Penny C and Penny V

And that’s exactly how we found it. A friend decided to spill the beans on where he obtained his fashion-friendly finds by bringing us to the store. Of course, we each left with a purchase, or two.

As we entered, we were greeted with a Flight of the Conchords DVD playing on a large screen TV. A couple more steps into this cosy space and we were surprised by the spectrum of colours that filled our vision. You can’t blame us for ooh-ing and ahh-ing at the variety of stuff this place has. Childhood games and treats plus an array of  fascinating trinkets  – where do they find these things? We definitely ogled.

Believe us when we say that it’s difficult to step in there and not want to buy something. Sourced from Japan and Korea, the store mostly stocks male-centric outfits that comes in a limited number. Don’t worry girls, there are some fantastic gems for you as well that range from hats and bags to leggings and jackets.

The Corner Shop will turn two in August and the owners firmly believe that spontaneity keeps things fresh and young. You can then understand the vibe you get when you see pink and green gnomes, old-school confectionery and eclectic accessories juxtaposed against their stylish finds.

Take a gander at some of the  looks we pulled together that will have you reaching into your wallet. Don’t wait too long to make your purchases though. At the time of our feature, some items have sold-out completely but fret not, they’re always bringing in things that you’ll want to get your hands on.

The Corner Shop is located at 14 Scotts Road, Far East Plaza, #03-16, Singapore 228213. Contact them at (65) 6235 7614.


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