Isetan is a department store, and sometimes there is "event hall" and "supermarket". Isetan is a leading Japanese departmental store well known for its excellent service staff; commitment to quality and industry-leading buys which exemplifies the best of Japanese retail. Based in Tokyo, Isetan has branches throughout Japan, Southeast Asia, Taiwan and China. As of April 2008, Isetan was merged with fellow Japanese departmental store Mitsukoshi to form Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings.
- 1972: Isetan Havelock made history by being the first Japanese department store in Singapore.
- 1979: Isetan Orchard opened at Liat Towers. This store established Isetan’s presence along Singapore's tourist shopping belt.
- 1983: Isetan Katong opened at Parkway Parade marking the Company’s penetration into suburban Singapore.
- 1986: Isetan Orchard was relocated to Wisma Atria at a cost of $100 million amidst the economic downturn and recession.
- 1993: Flagship store at Havelock was relocated to Isetan Scotts which opened at Shaw House.
- 1995: Isetan Tampines opened at Tampines Mall. This store is situated in Singapore’s first regional centre.
- 1999: Isetan opened its first stand-alone Mango shop at Shaw Centre. Another succesful designer label introduced into Singapore by Isetan.
- 1999: Isetan began operation of its full scale supermarket at its flagship store, Isetan Scotts.
- 2010: Isetan Serangoon Central opened at nex Mall, our first foray into the north-east part of Singapore
- 2013: Isetan Jurong East opened at Westgate Mall, our first departmental store with a supermarket in the western part of Singapore
- 2015: The Company's own retailing activities at Isetan Orchard ceased in end March and the space was converted for rental purposes.
All Isetan department stores will be closed from 7 April to 4 May 2020, with the exception of Isetan supermarket.