On a budget? Shop affordable sports gear, furniture, groceries, and discounted designer bags, shoes and accessories at these 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.
IMM, 2 Jurong East Street 21, Singapore 609601, p. 6665 8288
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’ 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!.
Velocity @ Novena Square, 238 Thomson Road, Singapore 307683
Changi City Point
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.
Changi City Point, 5 Changi Business Park Central 1, Singapore 486038
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.
Anchorpoint, 370 Alexandra Rd, Singapore 159953
Key stores: A haven for sports lovers, this mega sports retailer offers an extensive range of sports gear, from water sports attire to running shoes, at low prices. Go for brands like Kalenji for running gear, Nabaiji for swimming, Quechua for hiking, camping and exploring the great outdoors. Brands like Domyos will have you all set for the gym, yoga and dance.
Best buys: Besides sports gear, this fitness wonderland has a wide range of accessories including headphones, watches and GPS that are relatively more affordable than other sports stores. When we say affordable, we’re talking Geonaute earpieces for your running tunes as low as $9.90!
What you won’t find elsewhere: In-house brands such as Kalenji, Nabaiji, Quechua, Domyos and more that are exclusively sold at Decathlon.
If you need a shopping break: Shopping at its newest (and largest) outlet in Joo Koon? Take a break with some Asian delights at level 3’s Crab Corner and level 1’s Thai Express, or go fast at Popeyes and Pastamania on level 1. Shop for groceries while you’re at it as Fairprice Hub offers groceries and house needs at even lower prices than its islandwide outlets.
Decathlon, #02-21, Fairprice Hub, 1 Joo Koon circle, Singapore 629117
Key stores: How convenient is it to shop everything from affordable electronics, food, home accessories and more under one roof? This Jurong mall houses Habitat and Living Box for homeware and furniture, Warehouse Mart for fresh food and groceries, and even a Zalora outlet store on level 1 for all your fashion needs!
Best buys: An affordable alternative to IKEA, its vast collections of homewares range from factory-priced furniture including 3-seater sofabeds for as low as $23 to unique home accessories by quality brands such as Ashley, Barang Barang and Tempur.
What you won’t find elsewhere: An all-round mall with everything from groceries, furniture, clothes, electronics, as well as a dance academy, a laundry service and an indoor kids playground for the little ones to enjoy while you shop!
If you need a shopping break: Head up to its level 3 food court for local and regional dishes like the all-time favourite chicken rice, mouth-watering Mala Hot Pot, local specialty Ba Kut Teh, and more. Alternatively, you can chill over a pint a beer and Western cuisine at level 1’s Twenty15 RGB, or indulge in authentic Indonesian cuisine at level 2’s Minang Kitchen.
Big Box, 1 Venture Avenue, Singapore 608521
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.
Johor Premium Outlets, Jalan Premium Outlets Indahpura, 81000 Kulai, Johor, Malaysia
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