Media Release - FJ Benjamin launches luxury shoe and lifestyle concept store at Paragon
F J BENJAMIN LAUNCHES LUXURY SHOE AND LIFESTYLE CONCEPT STORE AT PARAGON
• Avenue on 3 features multi-label luxury shoes, fashion accessories, services such as a café, chocolatier and suites for beauty treatments
• Avenue on 3 occupies almost 8,000 square feet at Paragon
• New retail concept adapts to changes in shopper habits post-Covid-19
Singapore, 17 April 2023 – F J Benjamin Holdings (FJB), the fashion retail company that introduced single-brand boutiques in Singapore, is returning to the luxury market with a new retail concept that adapts to changes in shopper habits post-Covid-19.
Southeast Asia’s leading fashion retailer said it launches today a highly-curated multi-label luxury shoe and lifestyle concept store as brick-and-mortar foot traffic returns, and high-end consumers crave new and innovative retail experiences.
Douglas Benjamin, Group CEO of FJB, said: “We had a lot of time during the Covid-19 lockdown to think of how we want to do things differently for our customers, how to make their shopping experience more exciting and experiential, and essentially, how we wanted to reimagine the business of F J Benjamin.”
The answer: Avenue on 3, a swanky 8,000 square feet of indulgence overlooking Paragon Shopping Centre’s atrium from the third floor. This temple of luxury is devoted to trendy footwear from some of the most established and revered labels, as well as provides a chic, comfortable venue for social meetups, events and workshops over artisanal food and drinks.
The main draw will be its impressive collection of ladies’ shoes that combine modern design and traditional craftsmanship, showcasing vertiginous heels to fuss free mules to ballet flats from brands such as Aquazzura, Gianvito Rossi, Alaïa, René Caovilla, Loewe, Giuseppe Zanotti and more.
Avenue on 3 is unlike any other upscale fashion store FJB has ever opened in Singapore, Mr Benjamin said. "The luxury market in Singapore has been remarkably resilient, outpacing the broader market. The population of high net worth individuals in Singapore has increased significantly in recent years, and with rising wealth comes a corresponding increase in demand for luxury goods and services, which bodes well for Avenue on 3's success in Singapore."
In addition to the dazzling array of stylish shoes, Avenue on 3 will also retail accessories such as eyewear, handbags and jewellery from premium brands including Linda Farrow eyewear, handbags from Valextra, Tom Ford, and Lanvin, as well as jewellery from Oscar de la Renta, among others.
To elevate the retail experience further, Avenue on 3 houses artisanal Lebanese chocolatier Patchi, a 40-seater café and a bar that serves coffee during the day and champagne and caviar from late afternoon. In addition, there are suites for facials, blowouts, massages and manicures where customers can try out top-of-the-line skincare products including Dr. Barbara Sturm and MZ Skin.
Avenue on 3’s large, modular space is also designed for flexible, adaptable use depending on clients’ needs. Italian luxury label Bottega Veneta has signed up to install a pop-up store, which showcases an array of products, some exclusive to Avenue on 3.