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M)phosis is a Singaporean clothing label that retails womenswear for women. It has gained recognition throughout Asia, and currently has a total number of 45 stores in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Hong Kong, and China. This label commits itself to creating a range of fashionable and versatile apparel, footwear and accessories for the urban woman.
Over the years, the frequency of us going back M)phosis clothes is near to zero. Some of the tops that we used to own in the past are still in stores now! How retro can this be? And their pricing seems to have increased as well. We can’t comment much on the pricing as we understand about inflation and increase of rental costs etc. But as consumers, we’ve to feel worthwhile for the money we spent. Their clothing materials aren’t very durable or fantastic though.
Perhaps, they are very much into plain clothing with no prints. But its quite boring to step into any stores with clothes that are either black or white, with no prints, almost similar designs for all. Maybe there’s some pink, red, yellow sections but with limited sizes or designs available.
Their shoes and slippers don’t last very long. The only items that I’ll purchase from them now are their wristlets, small bags and pouches.
What I like about their shop is their carrier bag for your clothes, usually made of cloth and tied close with a ribbon. It is reusable and I frequently use M)phosis's bags to store a change of clothes. ^^ The last time I went, one of the staff was very friendly and she did not mind helping me find the appropriate size of clothes, and even went to the extent of suggesting particular clothing according to my preference. Such service is rare in today's retail outlets. However, I recommend shopping during sales period, even though it depends on luck whether your size is still in stock, as there is a greater variety of clothes that are IN COLOUR at cheap prices.
I bought some dresses and tops during their sale periods (thankfully) and found that after few washes, the clothes start to frill and some of them ( especially the white ones) run yellowish in colour. So yeah, mphosis is my got-sale-then-go-buy kinda shop.
The exterior didn't do justice to the contents that they had within! The accessories are rather exquisite. It gleamed and sparkled. It tickled my fingertips, urging them to reach for my wallet and purchase it! I finally did. The quality was impressive too for these severely discounted accessories. They do not seem to rust. Despite it looking physically chunky, I was taken aback by how light it was! I thought it was going to weigh down my neck like I've dangled some kind of bag filled with solid hard rocks from Arizona. It didn't.
Speaking of rocks, I adore the way they showcased their shoes that are on sale there. They are all being placed on an ocean of pebbles. It was indeed a far cry from the ordinary parquet or plastic panels other stores use.
The clothes are those that one would categorise under the rack of ' Safe choices' . They seem to be lacking in the colours department though. Go splash it with vibrancy away from the usual black and white zone!
I've been to several different outlets so far, and each store looks very sophisticated, chic and classy. It looks like the kind of store that working women would shop in. They have a wide range of apparel, from professional pieces fit for working adults, as well as pretty blouses for a casual dinner or company event. Their style can be described as minimalistic and chic, styles that I enjoy. The price range of the apparel sold here isn't too high, and this is good as shopping here will not burn a hole in your pocket, while providing you with quality clothing.
If you look carefully enough, you might find something with a touch of avant-garde. I got a pair of pencil pants in Pop Art polka dot for only 23 bucks (after discount), which is crazy. I definitely go back sometime as this is my favorite brand in Singapore now.
Sure, prices are targeted at working adults, but the bi-annual sale (starting at 30%) provides a good bargain for all! M)phosis also retails accessories and shoes that are timeless. All in all, I find m)phosis a rather trendy store to shop at.
I personally like shopping at M)phosis as the clean and chic interior of the store gives it a very classy atmosphere. I particularly like that the racks of clothing are colour coded, so it definitely makes the shopping experience easier, as shoppers can just head towards the racks with clothing of colours of their choice.
The clothing designs at M)phosis are definitely impressive. M)phosis is the very epitome of simplicity, and the apparel sold there are usually simple, but with unique designs like an open sleeve - basically designs that are simple, yet with a touch of something special that will make passers-by take a second glance at your outfit.
The sandals at M)phosis are also worth a look! The sandals sold at M)phosis, like their clothes, usually have a simple but classy and timeless look, and are surprisingly comfortable on the feet as well.
The quality of clothing at M)phosis is average though; Nothing particularly thick, but not of shabby fabric either. However, the clothes at M)phosis can be a little pricey, with a price of about $35 for a mere simple top, which is definitely a pretty hefty price tag for a student like myself.
Customer service was slightly better than the quality of their clothes. I'm always greeted with a warm smile, though sometimes they can be a bit in-your-face when they follow you around.
But I guess M)phosis is doing something right at least, since they have so many outlets around Singapore.
However, upon entering the shop and browsing through the clothings, I was slightly disappointed as their clothes design were very simple and not appealing to the eye. They usually made use of solid colours and safe designs which i found to be not trendy enough. The quality was also average, so for the price paid of at least 30-50 dollars, it was not worth my bucks. I dont really recommend this place and, needless to say, i left the shop empty handed.