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#02-41/42, Vivocity 1 Harbourfront Walk Singapore 098585
 
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Founded in Japan in 1992, Francfranc offers an exquisite blend of home accessories, furniture, lighting and personal gifts. With its ever-evolving style, Francfranc's ultimate aim is to provide a remarkable and immersive customer experience inside a visually rich environment.

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very classy, great for decoration

I think Francfranc’s goods might be a little too overpriced for the average person, but after all, you are paying for design! As compared to other larger furniture retailers like Ikea and V.Hive, FrancFranc definitely is more expensive, but it sells more classy and unique items. I would recommend FrancFranc’s goods for spicing up your home and adding life to it, whilst Ikea and VHive provide better, more sturdy furniture for the base skeleton of your home.

They sell the little items too – like storage boxes, plants and some stationery; the list goes on. It is a pretty big store, and I have to say it is good for window shopping and retail therapy. Just looking at the items make me happy already! To sum it up, FrancFranc provides intricate items that will wow you every single time. I believe women will prefer this more than men - after all, they are the ones who usually bother beautifying their homes, and FrancFranc items are more feminine - some goods in the shape of a heart.

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It's not about the price tag

One word that describes Francfranc is UNIQUE. Jaws will hang open when entering the store; and will remain open while you shop. Their products will appeal to everyone, no matter age or personal style. They feature a wide range of items such as furniture, towels, stationeries and ornaments.

I am particularly interested with their body and beauty products; especially the body wash in the cool looking bottles and the bath fizzers that come in all cute shapes. The items are priced at a rather steep end of the scale. All things considered, it still didn't stop me from buying a few things as I would not be able to get anything similar to them elsewhere. I would definitely recommend this place for anyone looking for one-of-a-kind things regardless of their price tags.

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Interesting

Franc Franc has a huge variety of really unique and interesting furniture and what-nots for you to purchase. They also have a big range of scented candles which I am incredibly fond of.

However, I notice that the candles are not properly maintained and most of them have collected dust which indicates that the employees do not pay attention to detail. They are however very warm people. I once bought a candle from them for my cousin's birthday and they did a good job at wrapping it for me which was commendable.

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Chic, but pricey.

I stumbled upon Francfranc at Vivocity, while waiting for my movie at Golden Village to start. Don’t be misled by its storefront, it may not look very big on the outside, but it’s actually huge.

Francfranc is packed with furniture and other household goods, which are stylish and minimalistic. Browse through the store, and you’ll see cute, compact couches, matching pillows and other furniture perfect for the modern family. There's a lot to see at Francfranc, because this store also carries cute stationary, so take your time to check out what this store has to offer.

The prices at Francfranc are pretty steep (A gold spoon cost about $10, if I’m not wrong!) so unless you have extra cash to spare, Francfranc probably won’t be your first choice for household goods. Still, it's a nice place for window-shopping, so it's worth a visit!

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(Updated: February 18, 2013)

Franc Francs gigantic chairs formed the perfect furniture that baits customers in!

Yes, I was intrigued by the ginormous chairs that towered right smack in the middle of the store. I was gobsmacked by how it took up such a large amount of space and there wasn't just one, but several others. They towered so high it almost kissed the ceiling, similar to christmas trees that are usually installed indoors during the festive period.

The items sold there are supremely affordable. They brimmed with a uniqueness of their own. There was a wide array of furnitures and cushion covers to choose from. My eyes ogled every single one of those eye catching designs. The pile of items that were on my arms began to form a steep mountain. My arm muscles ached beneath the weight and finally unbuckled it into a nearby basket that I found. They even sold frames and cutleries that had an applaudably high quality.

Franc Franc is definitely a store that may soon tower over Ikea's furniture chart topping rank and give them a run for their wads of cash and stacks of coins.

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The ginormously gigantic chairs and it's contents.
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Vivo City
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Beautifying homes

I first heard about Francfranc when my friend posted something that she bought from there on Instagram. I'm someone who likes small knick knacks, which brings detail to my room and home. Francfrac provides me with that, and so much more.

Francfranc isn't just another furniture shop. I like the minimalistic concept that is evident in most of their products. They provide both design and functionality to a room or home, and I spend a really long time whenever I go to Francfranc stores because there is so much to see, and many hard decisions to make. I agree with an earlier review saying that Francfranc is the Japanese version of Ikea, but better. However, since Francfranc is relatively newer in Singapore than Ikea, Francfranc isn't as popular as Ikea yet.

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Home decor at its finest

The inception of Franc Franc has definitely upped the ante of the home and lifestyle stores in Singapore. Prices may not be the most competitive, but at the very least you can be promised quality and uniqueness when you purchase from them.

The soothing and roomy interior of the store also offers a good environment for window-shopping and if you have some spare time to kill — you are officially in the threat of purchasing pretty things that you do not actually have a real need for, so beware! The inventiveness of Franc Franc will have you coming back for more.

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The Japanese version of Ikea, but better

When I first heard of Francfranc, I have to say that what came to mind was a bag store!! How wrong I was indeed. Occupying the space where PageOne used to be, Francfranc is a Japanese version of Ikea. Yay, more japan products!!(:

I spent around 2 hours in the store at vivocity, looking at every product carefully. There are some unique and interesting items, such as candles in the form of desserts and chocolates, ranging around $8-12(if I recall correctly) to a SUPER HUGE CHAIR retailing for 3k+. Though why would anyone want to buy a super huge chair is my question.

Nonetheless, their household accessories are really nifty, such as an oven mitt in the shape of a heart shape, in various floral or polka dotted designs. Talk about cute household decoration. There are also teabag holders and cup noodles holders in the designs of rabbits, monkeys and a man/woman.

The place is well lit and extremely clean, and there is a divide between the more expensive section(such as an area for sake cups etc which retail at a higher price due to their unique pottery glaze) and the more affordable section. Products are also displayed in a circular design(at the entrance), with those linked to a particular season(such as chinese new year) right at the doorstep.

Definitely worth a visit!

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It's like another Ikea, but a more atas one.
I'd seen it first in vivocity but never entered because it looked so expensive from the outside with the throne and all that.
One day while out with my friend we decided to look at the store and what they have to offer.

It is brightly lit, well furnished (well it's a home furnishing store right) and the floors are clean. The staff are all neatly and smartly dressed and are willing to help. They always have a smile on their faces too!

While the furniture in Franc franc is slightly more expensive that those of Ikea, I would like to believe that it is of better quality. They have essential oil air fresheners on sale too! And not to mention cute cutlery that you'd want for your own home.

Go to franc franc even if it's just for a look. it has a different feel from Ikea.. Somehow more classy and futuristic.

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Quirky

I was lured into the shop by the large furry bear on display near the entrance. As I walked into the shop, I was mesmerized by the unique furniture and products, such as the huge range of cute mugs and pretty tea cups and even stationery!

However, I must admit that some of the items are in the pricier side as some people might not be willing to pay more than $30 for a paper organizer or even up to $60 for a cushion cover.

All in all, there's no harm in stepping into the shop and browsing. You will be surprised and might even find something that you like:)

Definitely the place to visit if you're looking for new quirky furniture and if you just need to kill time.

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Chic Household products/furnitures/stationaries!

I am always on a lookout for home décor/furniture stores. In my opinion, Singapore lacks of unique yet affordable home décor/furniture stores. Apart from the usual Ikea, Vhive, Courts, etc, the rest are either neighbourhood furniture retailers or super high end brands like Da Vinci, etc.
When I first visited FranFranc at Vivo, I was quite impressed with their products. Once you step inside, you will feel as if you’re entering an Australia/US retail shop. The ceilings are high, it is spacious and the products are relatively unique comparing to the ones you see at the major furniture houses in Singapore.

At FrancFranc, they sell everything from chic household kitchen products, furniture, stationeries, and home/room décor items. However, despite it being a different concept in Singapore, I am predicting that it may not be very well received among Singaporeans who are sometimes a little too conservative in their home furniture. Also, the prices at FrancFranc (especially for its furniture) are slightly steeper than many other major furniture retailers in Singapore.
However, I would definitely recommend you to visit FrancFranc for some inspiration for your home! You may even find some items that are so special you may find it too hard to resist!

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