If someone told me that the secret entrance to the magical world of Narnia was hidden somewhere in Cat Socrates, I would give it some serious consideration. This fabulously named shop is a charm assault on the eyes, tucked away in the Bras Basah complex and jam-packed to the rafters with delightful, magical curious.
With everything from inspirational reading, shabby-chic homewares, playful collectibles, postcards, pictures and stationary, fabrics, footwear and fashion, bags, ribbons, cameras, crockery and cacti.. phew! the list goes on and on. More importantly, or rather MOST importantly, they have a fine little collection of moustaches. Little teacups with moustaches, an Iphone cover with moustaches, and so really, I was rather sold just on that alone.
Looking around Cat Socrates feels like looking in to someone’s memory vault of everything they have ever liked or wanted and I have to say, that person’s head is a lovely place and one that I’m quite content to be in. Full of whimsy and pretty things, it is basically a toy shop for grown ups, everything in there evokes happiness and a little nostalgia.
If you’re finding it hard to pull yourself away and wish to stay a little longer, relax and enjoy the ambiance in the cafe corner. Cat Socrates is as much of an experience as it is a store, so although they do have an online shop, don’t deny yourself the trip down there, magic might just be around the corner.
#03-39B Bras Basah Complex,
231 Bain Street, Singapore 180231
Mondays to Saturdays: 12pm – 8pm
Sundays & Public Holidays: 1pm – 7pm
Written by Hehzee