Smart shoppers, get your hands on discounted branded goods at these five best outlet malls in Singapore
What if we told you that you have access to year-round steals and deals? And nope, we’re not just talking about The Great Singapore Sale. For times when your favourite mall fails to deliver a bargain shopping experience, you head to the city’s best kept secret: outlet malls. With deep discounts on luxury labels, high-street brands, sportswear and furnishings, these destinations offer stellar bargains galore. Trust us, your purse strings will thank you.
Key stores: Desigual and Cotton On for fast fashion finds, Nike and Royal Sporting House for discounted workout gear, and Commune and Picket & Rail for chic, designer furnishings.
Best buys: Strappy stilettos at 70% off from Nine West, half-priced athletic wear, and last season’s signature decor accents at major discounts.
What you won’t find elsewhere: What this Westside giant has over others is pure luxe factor. Designer junkies can take their pick from labels like agnes b, Juicy Couture, Furla and the mother of all multi-label high-end brands: Club 21.
If you need a shopping break: Owing to its sheer size, IMM houses a pretty impressive basement of food stalls and restaurants like all-star seafood resto Long Beach and Bali Thai: a bizarre but delicious combination of two of our favourite Southeast Asian cuisines.
Key stores: Adidas Factory Outlet, Reebok Fit Hub, Running Lab and New Balance.
Best buys: Discounted items from the Sports Performance and Sports Styles brands under Adidas, rare Reebok apparels and past season running shoes.
What you won’t find elsewhere: Singapore’s only dedicated sports mall is a fitness fanatics’s dream, thanks to its extensive range of sports shops and speciality stores – with heavy discounts – as well as sports facilities and large screens for screenings of matches.
If you need a shopping break: Quench your thirst with a refreshing fruit shake from BOOST Juice Bar or muscle in on much-needed nutrition and protein over at SaladStop!.
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Key stores: Look out for Lacoste, Timberland, the huge Nike Factory Store, and the Quiksilver/Roxy/DC outlet store.
Best buys: Discounted sportswear from Nike’s huge factory store, signature Lacoste Polos, as well as Puma sneakers from past seasons.
What you won’t find elsewhere: Great news for athletes and surfer babes – here’s where you’ll find Singapore’s only ASICS and Quiksilver/Roxy factory outlet stores.
If you need a shopping break: Make a day of it by rewarding yourself with a luxe dinner and a tipple or two at Wine Connection or Table Manners.
Key stores: Cotton On, Typo, as well as homegrown stores Charles and Keith and Pedro.
Best buys: Up to 50% and 70% off on bags and shoes from Charles and Keith, and $10 tops and bottoms from Cotton On.
What you won’t find elsewhere: Typo has got to be one of our fave spots for fun, quirky stationery and home decor, so imagine our delight when we uncovered its only outlet store in Singapore. There’s always a sale going on here; expect to find $10 hanging lamps, two-for-$10 notebooks and half-priced wall art.
If you need a shopping break: Tuck into Ramen or Tonkatsu at Ma Maison, or tuck into Korean grilled meats at Bukang Korean BBQ and seafood.
Bonus: Johor Premium Outlets
Key stores: Johor Premium Outlets is chock-full of luxury labels like Bally, DKNY, Hugo Boss, Salvatore Ferragamo and Versace (minus the huge price tags, of course) and high-street brands like Gap.
Best buys: La Perla lingerie at seriously low prices, past season IT bags from Gucci and Marc Jacobs, and accessories from Furla and Michael Kors
What you won’t find elsewhere: Nowhere in Singapore will you find such a massive and dizzying variety of luxury label and high-street brand outlet stores. Bring loads of cash (and the plastics you’ve been hiding)!
If you need a shopping break: Chill out over coffee at Dome Cafe, snack on sushi at Kampachi Japanese Restaurant, or feast out over flavour-packed Thai fare at Absolute Thai.