The Perfect Flats, The Perfect Dress, The Perfect Tote

This October, nana & bird welcomes a new collaborator, Arete Goods, to our Scotts Square outfit. K+ nana & bird was conceptualized as a space where we can provide a platform for emerging brands whom we admire for the dedicated to their craft and to celebrate well-made products that are built to last.

In Arete Goods, we found just the right partner. 

The collection of artisan shirt dress and ballet flats

Arete Goods was founded with a vision of creating goods of excellence. For them, the arete of a good is achieved when it performs its function thoughtfully, and in beautiful form. In a world filled with glitzy and mass-produced, but at the core of it mediocre, goods, Arete Goods was born to create just the opposite.

"We love nana & bird's philosophy of only selling what they would buy for themselves, and the quaintness of their store that promises an individual shopping experience. Georgina and Chiewling pay careful attention to the goods they sell and more importantly, the stories behind the goods, which resonates with our brand values at Arete Goods." said co-founder Geraldine Goh.

Dynamic duo - co-founders Geraldine Goh and Diana Chan

Co-founders Geraldine and Diana come from background in luxury multi-label retail, technical competence in fine dressmaking and bespoke shirt-making, and, above all, a curiosity and obsession with achieving the arete of goods, Arete Goods is committed to bringing our customers simple, well-made and affordable goods.

The collection is founded on the basics of a women’s wardrobe – the perfect shirtdress, the perfect leather pumps and now the perfect leather tote – beautifully rounding up the range of womenswear and accessories we curate at nana & bird.

Arete Goods will launch their new Penta Tote for Fall Winter as part of the pop-up store with nana & bird.


The Perfect Flats

The signature Calla and Vera ballet flats

Handmade by third generation leather artisans in the famous shoe-making district of Alicante, Spain. Calla is the classic ballet flat, made of full grain sheepskin. While Vera with its V-side design is made of goat suede leather. 

Having worn both pairs ourselves, there's one word that describes how it feels to wear a well-cut, made for Asian women leather ballet flats -  heavenly.


The Perfect Shirtdress

A fuss free outfit that could take you from day to night in any occasion, and was suitable for the weather in Singapore. 

Proudly made in Singapore, design and prototypes are made in-house by Diana who is a trained bespoke shirtmaker. The production is done in a small family run workshop that specializes in taking orders from high end tailor shops in Singapore.


The Perfect Tote

The Penta tote is an elegant carryall tote that is suitable for both work and travel.

 Made with a range of leathers including naturally grained goatskin from the south of France as well as combination tanned cowhide from Barcelona, Spain, the Penta tote is available in a range of classic colours. Fully lined with luxurious natural goat suede and fitted with custom polished brass hardware, the Penta tote has a beautiful soft slouch that gives it an air of distinction.


We can’t wait to share the collection with you.

Join us on Saturday 10 October 2015 for the launch of Arete Goods X nana & bird pop-up store and the unveiling of the luxurious Penta Tote collection. 

Arete Goods X nana & bird launch

Saturday, 10 October 2015

2pm to 4pm

K+ nana & bird, Scotts Square #03-03

Event details and RSVP on Facebook


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