Designer Duds and Vintage Finds in Singapore
Collected by Arwen Joyce, AFAR Local Expert
Singapore is a shopper's paradise. Here are some spots to hit whether you're just browsing or on a mission to kick-start the economy.
181 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238896
There are nearly 100 malls in Singapore, the majority of which have become gleaming symbols of the city’s modernity. But what Singapore lacks in knock-off outlets, it makes up for in quality and convenience. Every year between May and July,...
10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
The Shoppes at MBS feature outposts of practically every major designer label from Armani to Versace. The Shoppes are also home to a number of celebrity chef restaurants. Here you'll find Guy Savoy, Wolfgang Puck's Cut, Mario Batali's Osteria...
310 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238864
1 Yong Siak St, Singapore 168641
Head down the alley, past a spiral staircase. There sits Nana & Bird, where you can browse handbags from Meli Melo, minidresses by Singaporean designers, and trippy necklaces made of thin strips of recycled bike tubes. This appeared in the...
68 Seng Poh Lane #01-10, Singapore 160068
When wandering through Tiong Bahru on a Saturday morning, I always stop into Flea & Trees, a quirky vintage boutique with great dresses and one-of-a-kind statement necklaces and baubles. https://www.facebook.com/FleaTrees?ref=br_tf
1 Zubir Said Drive #02-01, Singapore 227968
This tiny little shop shares a space with an awesome pastry shop, and is filled with the cutest little odds and ends, specializing in items with very strong nostalgia of Singapore back in the '80s. It's a more personal and hipster version of...
River Valley Rd, Singapore 179037
by Cheryl Lu Lien Tan In a warren of narrow streets near Singapore’s Chinatown, a tiny rowhouse’s pink facade signals that offbeat offerings lie within. Stevie General Store is packed with old books, antique watches, eyeglasses, jewelry, and...
333 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238867
Hansel by Jo Soh is a great local brand with pretty and quirky fashion for ladies. Named for her pet dog, the store's past season themes have included inspiration from puffins, kueh lapis (a local dessert in rainbow hues), and robots. There's a...
13 Stamford Rd, #02-14 Capitol Piazza, Singapore 178905
Elohim can be found in a nice little nook on the second floor of Orchard Central mall, and it is the flagship store of designer Sabrina Goh and her brand Elohim. Her clothing tends toward edgy, graphic colors and prints with interesting cuts. Keep...
501 Orchard Rd #02-20 Wheelock Place, Singapore 238880
Threadbare & Squirrel has grown from its little nook up a poky staircase along Haji Lane into a much bigger store. Correspondingly, it now curates some of the hipper designer local and Asian brands, and it has become one of my "must-visits"...
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