Haji Lane

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Here’s another new discovery my family and I visited during our trip to Singapore. My sister really wanted to shop at local stores so she researched about this charming little area called Haji Lane. It reminds me of Paris’ Le Marais except it’s the Asian version. If I were to compare it to a place here in Manila, Cubao X is probably the closest. They sort of have the same concept. Haji Lane is a hub for quaint little stores, mostly fashion. It’s got a lot of flavor, to say the least.

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Upon entering the vicinity, this was the first establishment we saw. It just commands attention, doesn’t it? It’s the facade of a restaurant.  Judging from the wall art, maybe it’s African? Mexican?

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Of course, this was my initial thought–MUST.TAKE.OUTFIT.SHOTS.

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It’s all about comfort and casual dressing for me again. This is really a priority in all of my travels. No outfit should hinder me from soaking it all in. I’m such a travel junkie. I really am.

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H&M gold necklace Kikay Matters black/white/gold necklace

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Givenchy bag H&M and Forever 21 accessories

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Stradivarius sandals

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Topshop top Zara skirt

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While walking around Haji Lane, I kept taking photos of literally everything around me! There’s just something about places like this that makes everything look like a piece of art. They’re so full of character!

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Print on print, anyone?

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My sister was able to buy this pair of leather shoes. They’re the only pair the store has and they’re size 4 and a half. The store clerk said so many people wanted to buy them but they’re too small for all of them. How lucky is my sister?

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Well if all signs looked like this, then maybe more people would happily abide by the rules.

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If only big stores would pay attention to little details like these. They make customers want to look around the store more. They certainly lured me in!

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Hello there, cutie! I need you in my room!

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Spot our reflection on the glass. If only I know how to ride a bike. Someone teach me how to ride a bike!!! A moving bike, okay? Not the ones at the gym. LOL! Just clarifying.

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All the cool sunnies are here!

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Ring for love!!! Ring for cuddle!!! Ring for kiss!! (Let’s not mention the last bell in red. Let’s keep it PG-13 people!)

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“Life without fashion would be a mistake.” I AGREE! Who’s with me?

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I love these shoes and bag for men. If there are straight guys who got lost in my blog (First of all, wow!! Second of all, why? LOL! Not that I’m complaining), take notes!

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These speakers look so cool! Old school type of cool!

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“Fashion is what’s available” To a certain extent, yes, but I think fashion is what you make of it.

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Out of all the stores we entered, this is the only store I remember by name. I LOVE THE CLOTHES HERE! This store is called Crayon. They actually just opened a few minutes before we entered. We were their first customers–EVER! And we bought a lot! How can we not? They have the most adorable pieces in the prettiest prints! Their style is very mod. Très chic!

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If you visit Singapore, I definitely recommend checking this place out. If you’re tired of the usual malls, you’ll love Haji Lane for it’s unique selection and quirky charm.

141 Responses to “Haji Lane”
  1. Nikka Acebu

    I’m definitely loving this place. Another side of Singapore, something unusual because people usually take shots showing how modern Singapore is. And here you are, taking absolutely awesome pictures, thanks Ms. Cams

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  2. penda

    Too bad I wasn’t able to visit this place when I was there. I wouldn’t take outfitshots but I definitely would look for food(there’s bound to be something there). Great place though, thanks for the tip!

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  3. abi

    ohhh, sayang!!! i want to go back to sg tuloy pero ang mahal kasi masyado :D

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  4. Michelle

    If you want to find pretty dresses, shoes, bags, accessories, tops, etc. for a low price, I recommend you to go to Bugis! My sister who works in Singapore discovered it and introduced the place to us. We loved it! Medyo Divisioria lang ang peg kasi sobrang dami ng mamimili dahil sobrang mura! At karamihan ng namimili dun puro girlsssss! Lahat na ata ng kakikayan andun na! :D

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  5. Gladys

    Ang ganda ng place. It’s so clean and the paints are soo cute…
    Ganda ng outfit mo Miss (as usual)!

    Btw, dun sa reflections sa bike store, is that you, your sister and your mom in there?? :))

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      • Gladys

        Ang galeeng. Parang naka fall-in line talaga kayo, diagonal..:)

        If you don’t mind my asking miss, younger sister mo?
        (I seemed to be really curious, noh?)

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  6. yanyan

    What dslr camera are you using ms. Camille? your photos always look like it was taken by a professional photographer :)

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    • itscamilleco

      Usually my Nikon D7000 but for travels like this, I use Olympus OM-D Em5

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  7. Ohms

    so cute, somewhere that interesting, I should go there.:)I love your skirt!:)

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  8. Nicole

    Hi Ms. Camille. I love you’re style. That’s why every time you mention stores in your blog. I immediately write them down on my phone’s memo pad, and making a mental note to check them out to visit the mall or look at their facebook pages. hihi. It’s because of you that I became a fashion addict. I hope to see you at BU5. :D

    P.S (Please do tell me how do you style your bangs. I have fringe bangs too and I always have a hard time styling them. Thanks)

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    • itscamilleco

      Thank you Nicole! :) My bangs are so low maintenance. I just dry them and that’s it! They just stay that way haha!

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  9. narda

    Oh my God! You are really something. You have an awesome way of organizing your blogs plus with attractive pictures that goes with it. You really do know how to put something that makes you more attractive!

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  10. char lee

    I love it when you restyle your exiting clothes! If I remember correctly you wore this with a yellow and a white blouse with colorful detail before! It is great to see bloggers with relatable and practical style!

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    • itscamilleco

      Thanks Char! :) Repeating so many of my clothes. I mean if you love them, hard not to, right? :)

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  11. Chesca Cruz

    OMG!! where is this? I’ve been to SG a lot of times but I haven’t been into this place!! :’(( How do you go here??

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  12. Samantha

    Life without fashion would be a mistake – I love this quote and you’re so gorgeous Ms. Camille :) I hope one day I could go visit that wonderful place :)

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      • Samantha

        You’re welcome Ms. Camille :) I really love the way you dress and the way you pose… I should try that soon HAHA :D

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  13. JaneyJane07

    sayang d namin 2 napuntahan when we went to SG last Feb. we’ll go there next time.hehe ganda pa naman ng place npaka colorful. :)

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  14. Nellie

    I would give that red bell to Justin Bieber.. Hahaha! No but really, cute outfit, loooove the top!

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  15. Neri Cruz

    Hi Ms. Camille! your photos are adorable and most of the captions are funny! Love love your top! <3 sobrang timing lagi travel posts mo when I am about to travel. hihi. This is a great info! thank you! :)

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  16. wrey

    I’m glad you featured Haji Lane Camille! I’m excited to check this amazing place when we go to Singapore this October! :)

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  17. Kate

    Hey Camille! Nice pictures :) anyway, do you know what time the shops at haji lane open/close?

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    • itscamilleco

      They open late, that I know! :) I’m just not sure what time exactly :)

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  18. Christine Koay

    Love love love your outfits, Ms Camille!! Especially your sandals! Haji Lane looks fun! hope to visit there one day! all the shops are cute! I love the speaker.. perfect for someone like me who loves listening to song the whole time! =D and i agree with you on that! Life without fashion is really a big mistake!! The 2 books looks really interesting.. what’s the full title of the Coco Chanel’s? can’t see clearly..

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    • itscamilleco

      Just “Coco Chanel, An Intimate Life by Lisa Chaney” :) You should go to SG. It’s really near your country!

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      • Christine Koay

        Thanks, Ms Camille! I might want to add it to my book collection. =) Yes I will, Ms Camille! =)

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  19. Therese

    How do you pack/store your shoes in your luggage? Or you just hand carry those? :) i need tips how to do the shoe packing part! haha!

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  20. Anje

    Fashion IS what’s available. STYLE is what you make of it :) That’s the difference. ;)

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    • itscamilleco

      But from a designer’s point of view, fashion CAN be what you make of it. :) It’s something you can create.

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      • Anje

        That’s a good point! To add another designer’s perspective, if I may, I think fashion as a construct is the fusion, or rather the explosion from the combination of each and every single person’s preferences and tastes, personal style and aesthetic. Designers, consumers, editors, writers, artists, even those indifferent to it “create” fashion all together. So in a sense, we can only contribute to and/or influence fashion but no one can ever really create it. What we actually create is our translation of our OWN vision of what fashion would/could/should be in order to communicate it, but not fashion itself. :) But that’s me. haha. I like this kind of discourse! ;)

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  21. Raya Fuentes

    Adorable outfit! That place looks really cool! We’re going to Singapore later this May too. I researched about it and it says that the stores open up late. What time did you go there ? :)

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    • itscamilleco

      We went early and a lot of the stores were closed still so we had to wait a while :)

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    • itscamilleco

      Sorry but I can’t view the photo :) Thanks Abigail!

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  22. Vina

    Hi Ms. Camille! I really love the combination of your top and skirt and your shots! Are all the pictures in your Singapore trip are taken from your Olympus? :))

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  23. Marichelle R. Sayaang

    for me Fashion is Passion! :) those pictures seems to give an aura of “vintage” Fashion. the stores are so creative. Yeah if only the stores here will do that I will really not hesitate to go inside. :) Very beautiful Ms. Camille

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  24. Elka

    Camille you’re so cuuute here with the lines “If there are straight guys who got lost in my blog (First of all, wow!! Second of all, why? LOL! Not that I’m complaining), take notes!”
    So adobrs. Haha! :)

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  25. Fraulein Mariano

    at 1 look in the first photo, i knew it was a Singapore street! :)
    you can learn how to bike, I myself have just learned yesterday! :)

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  26. Anhy

    Oh gosh, this looks beautiful!
    I plan to go to SG this summer maybe (and now I even wanna go more), definitely have to check out this place *__*
    The shops are soo cute <3 Thanks for sharing this ^^

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  27. Sephie Rojas

    You’re so lucky they let you take photos of their stores! Haha! I’m usually scared to take photos inside since they usually prohibit photo-taking inside @_@’ I’m with you on the bike thing. I can’t ride one unless the world is ending and it’s the one thing that can save me. The adrenaline rush might help me learn, hahaha! On another note, your sister has small feet @.@ 4 and a half shoe size? And I though I had small feet at 5 and a half o.o’

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    • itscamilleco

      Oh I ask them first. Only one store said no. Pfft! My sister is usually a size 35 but she sometimes fit 34.5 :)

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  28. beatrice gases

    hey you forgot the ring for coffee ahaha joke anyway is it expensive to shop in there?

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  29. Lydia

    I love Haji Lane too, although some of the unique pieces might be a tad more expensive than the stuff you can find at H&M, F21 etc but they are one of a kind! I love shopping for vintage dresses here! And lucky you, I think I went a few days before you and I remember seeing a shop that was almost done setting up (with wooden planks outside), I have a feeling its Crayon. I need to go Haji Lane again just for this shop!

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  30. Bianca Sing

    Hi Cams! Love the pictures! This place is such a treasure! Will definitely visit on my next Singapore trip :)

    PS: I e-mailed you :) Hope to hear from you :) (Lancome)

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    • itscamilleco

      Oh shucks! Sorry haven’t reached your message. So many!

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  31. Valerie

    I totally agree with you, when you frequently visit a country you tend to forget to go to those great places in the nooks and corners rather than always going to those main areas to shop. As for me who lives in the neighboring country malaysia, cannot get enough of singapore! Beautiful country it is! Btw how old is your sis? She’s so lucky to be able to buy those cool shoes! Even though she has small feet, I believe a person’s disqualification is their greatest qualification!

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    • itscamilleco

      That’s such a nice quote! Another way of saying love your own skin :) She’s 27 years old but looks waaaay younger than me :)

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      • Valerie

        She is?! She definitely looks young for her age! :) are you the youngest? Judging by your posts, you look really tall!

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  32. Dhes

    whoa..looking at your pictures that are so lively makes me feel that I’m also there..I can also feel the fun that you guys had..saya girly thing/activities (with your sister and mom?)

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    • itscamilleco

      Yes! Just us girls while the boys went to shop for electronics :)

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  33. Elle

    HI! im not sure if you posted it and i just missed it but do you know what area is this in SG? like is it close to something like a landmark or something? :D

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  34. Angela

    GAAAAAAH~ These shots make me want to go to Singapore right now! I’m the type of girl who enjoys “butingtings” and cutiepatootie stuffs pa naman! By the way Miss Camille, I’ve been stalking your blog recently, hihihihi (: And seriously, I am enjoying all of it, hihihi >:DD

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  35. Andreea

    Camille,that place is so beautiful and fashionable. I just love it! Thanks for sharing this with us. And your outfit is so pretty and fits perfectly with the background. You’re truly a fashionista.
    Kisses.

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  36. Oren

    Hi Camille! I saw your Nikon video and I was so impressed! (I AM AN INDEPENDENT WOMAN) Do you style guys too? BTW You’re so pretty!

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    • itscamilleco

      Thanks Oren! :) I don’t style men. I’ve only styled a guy once for a couple editorial :)

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  37. Vanni Yeth

    Aaaaaaw! Such an adorable street! Can’t help but get jealous of you being able to go there. :3

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  38. jhay-cee

    wow, that place is awesome!!!! may favorite is the street signs, sooo cute. I hope someday I can go there. :)) btw, nice outfit.

    xoxo

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  39. Anne

    Wow! You must be a very smart packer if you can carry all those pretty outfits and accessories! You definitely travel with style. ;) I ♥ the street signs too! Everything in that place is so cute! Will you be posting more about your Singapore trip? Please say yes…

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    • itscamilleco

      I’d like to think I’m a smart packer haha! Thanks Anne! :) Yes I am! One last which I posted today :)

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  40. Cillalois Marie

    wow I didn’t know that there is a place like this in singapore. I need to visit this on my next trip, thanks for the tour in this quirky place. Oh btw I love your outfit (Of course of all your outfit posts:)

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  41. Vina Guerrero

    hi cams!! i posted one of your pics here on my instagram :) you can check it (@vinaguerrero) will put credits and will tag you! :) ““Life without fashion would be a mistake.” I AGREE! Who’s with me?”- MEE!! :) This post makes me want to go singapore more!! Will definitely check on Crayon!

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  42. judy

    What a wonderful stores, so colorful, lots of lovely and unique pieces in there. Oh my, I want to go there! And nice quote in the stairway, I’ll go with you! :) Such a nice casual chic outfit of yours Ms. Camille!

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  43. Jasmine de la Cruz

    Definitely going to check out Crayon the next time we go there! Love your outfit here, it’s so stylish and eye-catching but it looks comfortable enough for hours of shopping! :)

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  44. alwayskhayrin

    I’ll just ignore the typo with you cutie thing. (Awwst I just mentioned it. Hihi.) Cos you’re so gorgeous here. :)

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    • itscamilleco

      Where’s the typo? I don’t see it! Show meeee! Tell meeeeeeeeee :)

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