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Good stationery stores

Postby Brah » Wed, 07 Jan 2015 7:52 pm

Looking for a store with some variety.

Here I mostly see that overpriced Moleskin brand and cheesy Filofax.

Any suggestions?
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Re: Good stationery stores

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Wed, 07 Jan 2015 10:50 pm

What exactly are you looking for? I find some of the shops selling stationery and the like for school kids and girly stuff.
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Re: Good stationery stores

Postby nakatago » Thu, 08 Jan 2015 7:35 am

ArtF(r)iend?

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Re: Good stationery stores

Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 08 Jan 2015 7:55 am

I have observed that most of the stores in Singapore are stationary.

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Re: Good stationery stores

Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 08 Jan 2015 8:56 am

I've found most stationary stores anywhere are priced like Moleskin and comparable. I think you're stuck between whatever you can buy at Popular and one of those Moleskin hipster shops.

There is also a large (better than Popular) office supply store in Funan. Second or third floor, near the back.

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Re: Good stationery stores

Postby Primrose Hill » Thu, 08 Jan 2015 9:18 am

Artfriend, Paper Market, Typo and basement of Takashyima

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Re: Good stationery stores

Postby Brah » Thu, 08 Jan 2015 9:38 am

nice one SE....where is that rimshot emoticon.....


I'm looking for 2015 diaries or planners. Was spoiled for choice in Japan, where they have many varieties of configurations, sizes, and quality.

Have not been able to find much here, though I suspect there are places for this. The Evergreens, MPHs and the like don't carry much.

zzm - that place in Funan is my go-to place, but they also don't have much; will get up to Popular at Bras Brasah Complex this weekend, have not been to Kinokuniya or Takashimaya yet but those are probably the best places.
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Re: Good stationery stores

Postby the lynx » Thu, 08 Jan 2015 9:43 am

Ditto to all suggestions. Artfriend is perfect if you need decently-priced art supplies for handicraft and it also has signature pens, wax seal sets and notebooks. Popular is more to office supplies. Typo and Paper Market have pretty stuff but overpriced. I often find stuff in Typo and Paper Market cheaper in Artfriend, plus more variety.

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Re: Good stationery stores

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Thu, 08 Jan 2015 10:38 am

Brah wrote:nice one SE....where is that rimshot emoticon.....


I'm looking for 2015 diaries or planners. Was spoiled for choice in Japan, where they have many varieties of configurations, sizes, and quality.


I know exactly what you mean by that statement! I found a shop in HK that sold those and bought everything I needed last year.
you can get them in takashimaya , but they are on average 40% more expensive here.
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Re: Good stationery stores

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Thu, 08 Jan 2015 10:40 am

This is what I use! I'm in love with this brand :mrgreen:

http://www.thejournalshop.com/2015-diar ... and/midori
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Re: Good stationery stores

Postby the lynx » Thu, 08 Jan 2015 10:43 am

Ah you're looking for diaries and planners. I was probably typing my previous post when you said that.

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Re: Good stationery stores

Postby Brah » Sun, 11 Jan 2015 4:55 pm

Thanks for all the suggestions. But I came out empty-handed.

Here are my findings:

Robinsons: They said they have a section for this, couldn't find it

Tokyu Hands: Very few choices but mostly with silly faux and misguidedly pretentious foreign language phrases on the covers

Moleskin: These are everywhere, some acceptable choices, I find them unnecessarily overpriced and heavy, plus lacking in features

Takashimaya: Very few choices, and of the good formats, ugly (pink, puke green, etc. ) colors

Kinokuya: Very few choices, but about the only worthwhile ones I could find, but I didn't buy anything

Muji: Unlike Japan where they have good variety and cost, nothing here

Popular: Didn't make it there yet

Funan: Didn't make it there yet

Art: Didn't make it there yet, saw it from outside, didn't look to have anything
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Re: Good stationery stores

Postby BillyB » Sun, 11 Jan 2015 6:40 pm

Times bookstores (Centrepoint) and Kinokunaya (Orchard) both have a wide range of diaries and planners.

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Re: Good stationery stores

Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 12 Jan 2015 9:48 am

Brah wrote:Thanks for all the suggestions. But I came out empty-handed.

Here are my findings:

Robinsons: They said they have a section for this, couldn't find it

Tokyu Hands: Very few choices but mostly with silly faux and misguidedly pretentious foreign language phrases on the covers

Moleskin: These are everywhere, some acceptable choices, I find them unnecessarily overpriced and heavy, plus lacking in features

Takashimaya: Very few choices, and of the good formats, ugly (pink, puke green, etc. ) colors

Kinokuya: Very few choices, but about the only worthwhile ones I could find, but I didn't buy anything

Muji: Unlike Japan where they have good variety and cost, nothing here

Popular: Didn't make it there yet

Funan: Didn't make it there yet

Art: Didn't make it there yet, saw it from outside, didn't look to have anything


Where is the Tokyu Hands in Singapore? Is it as big as the one in Shibuya?

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Re: Good stationery stores

Postby JR8 » Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:18 am

http://www.tokyu-hands.com.sg/contact/

Jurong West (Westgate) and ... drum-roll ... Orchard Central, the newish mall opp. Centrepoint.

The latter just opened 20/11/14, so I'll have to check it out.

What is the ranking of Japanese supermarkets?

1) Isetan
2) ?
3) ?

There's Tokyo Hands, Meidi-Ya....


Edit to add: I can see a 'Where to shop' topic coming on that could be split into a FAQ post. Complicated in that one might shop at say Isetan, NTUC and wet markets. And that's just for food...
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