London’s Dover Street Market to open in Dempsey

Hip mini department store Dover Street Market is headed to Singapore.

Dover Street Market is a fashion retail concept developed by Japanese Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garcons. Its original London store (pictured above) is located in Mayfair, an affluent suburb in the heart of London.

The Singapore store will be opened in partnership with Como Lifestyle at dempsey after Como successfully tendered for two blocks in the lifestyle precinct.

Como was one of six bidders for the site in a tender project organised by the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB),

The bids were assessed on a combination of quality of the concept (60 per cent) and the price offered (40 per cent), the two organisations said at the time the tender was announced back in  August.

Como says it will develop a concept titled Como Dempsey, combining the edgey retail concept with food and beverage outlets, including Jean-Georges Vongerichten, a vegetarian eatery and bar, Como Cuisine and Peranakan restaurant Candlenut.

“The Dempsey cluster appeals to both locals and visitors because of its rustic character, diverse dining experiences and retail options. The agencies’ intention for the tender was to rejuvenate and bring new and exciting concepts to Dempsey,” said Lee Seng Lai, director of

SLA’s Land Operations (Private) division.

“Como Lifestyle’s international experience and competency are expected to significantly contribute to creating and sustaining the vibrant Dempsey atmosphere and Singapore’s tourism scene,” she said.

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