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Rockstar (by soon lee)

Fashion outlet sells rare women's sneakers and literary classics with DIY covers

Marketing itself more as an outlet for rare women’s sneakers, rockstar is basically a slice of Haji Lane style in Cineleisure. But it’s nice to see that aside from overpriced ‘indie’ knickknacks and homeware, it carries a few books too.

These are slick reprinted editions favoured by image-conscious hipsters; they also have a series of literary classics (a Brontë here, a Dickens there) whose plain DIY covers triggered violent emotions about drawing pretentious doodles on books as an insidious marketing gimmick.

More worthy of your attention is their horror-themed selection of Penguin Pocket Classics short stories with matchy-matchy graphic covers, including HP Lovecraft’s infamous The Dunwich Horror and Poe’s The Masque of the Red Death. Alexis Ong

Venue name: Rockstar (by soon lee)
Address: #03-08 Orchard Cineleisure
8 Grange Road
Opening hours: Mon-Thu & Sun 12pm-10pm, Fri & Sat 12pm-12am
Price: FREE
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