Break out your plastics - it's time for some serious retail therapy with cheap prices on fashion, beauty, home decor, kitchenware and more
It’s the most wonderful time of the year again (well, second to Christmas anyway). The Great Singapore Sale is back, and with so many promotions and discounts in malls and stores everywhere, sussing out the best deals can be understandably overwhelming. Not to worry; we took the stress out of shopping for you by sniffing out the 10 best places to shop during the Great Singapore Sale 2016. Get your golden Cs (cash and credit cards) ready, ladies. Ready, get set… shop!
The store: These guys are the purveyors of gorgeous reclaimed teak wood originals, beautifully restored art deco pieces, and eco-friendly, fair trade home accessories. A home decor haven!
Get your hands on: Brace yourselves for this massive markdown your wallet (and other half) will thank you for. All of Journey East’s furniture are now 20% off (on top of other crazy clearance discounts). Here’s your chance to snag that chic District Eight Design solid oak wall unit and those colourful District Eight Design BRIGGS industrial stools you’ve been eyeing for your swish new bar top. Or redo your dining room on a budget – all dining set bundles (dining table + four chairs, or dining table + two chairs and one bench) are at 30% off.
Journey East, #03-02, 315 Outram Road, Tan Boon Liat Building, Singapore 169074.
The store: Any savvy fashionista here would know that Reebonz is the affordable destination for luxury goods, both brand new and pre-loved.
Get your hands on: This GSS, the brand has upped its game with the biggest sale yet. All discounts rack up to a whopping 90% off, with additional 20% off for two purchases, and 50% off for three or more purchases. That outfit you’ve been planning with the matching bag, wallet and necklace? Easily yours (for cheap!).
Reebonz, #07-07, Clifford Centre, 24 Raffles Place, Singapore 048621.
The store: Walking into On Pedder always feels like a Carrie-Bradshaw shoe moment – this fabulous shoe haven of lust-worthy brands ranks high on our go-to list of places to find our solemate.
Get your hands on: With the exception of new arrivals, all items across all brands are at 30% to 50% off. That’s right ladies, your shoe closet’s about to get massively packed with shiny new stilettos, dope kicks and strappy summer sandals *foams at the mouth*. The sale is applicable in the brick-and-mortar stores and on its online store.
On Pedder, Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road, #02-12P/Q, Singapore 238872, p. 6835 1307.
Pedder on Scotts, Scotts Square, 6 Scotts Road, Singapore 228209, p. 6244 2883.
Crate and Barrel
The store: This American furniture behemoth has a five-storey space featuring covetable, functional furniture, soft linens and gorgeous dinnerware.
Get your hands on: Throwing the dinner party of your dreams? Or DIY-ing a Pinterest-worthy wedding? Great news: You can now create the ultimate tabletop setting on a budget thanks to Crate and Barrel’s 20% off all dinnerware and flatware collections, wine and Champagne glasses, and table linens.
Crate and Barrel, Outlets in ION Orchard and Orchard Gateway.
The store: A well-kept secret amongst in-the-know beauty junkies. homegrown label Beautyfresh gives Sephora a run for its money with a huge variety of skincare, cosmetic and fragrance brands.
Get your hands on: Beautyfresh launched its Great Singapore Sale deals in phases – the makeup and skincare discount codes are long over, though a quick look through the Sales section will score you deals aplenty. Fragrances – ranging from upscale ones like Hermes to unique Jo Malone – are now at 20% off.
The store: Robinsons at the Heeren stocks everything from exclusive designer pieces and swish home interior brands to vast, sparkling makeup counters and spiffy men’s shirts.
Get your hands on: No Great Singapore Sale would be complete without a meticulously planned trip to Robinsons – the discounts are always crazy (expect up to 70% off most regular-priced items this year). Stock up on your luxe skincare needs with affordable Clarins and SK-!! money-saving sets, pimp out your kitchen with shiny cookware or turn your bed into a fluffy wonderland with half-priced (but high thread count) linens.
Robinsons, Various outlets including The Heeren and JEM.
The store: At this renowned Japanese lifestyle concept store, minimalists will be duly impressed, thanks to its wide range of products – from fashion and furniture to food, stationery, travel and household products.
Get your hands on: Sale items are at up to 50% off. Build a capsule wardrobe for cheap with discounted clothing essentials like Oxford shirts, cotton t-shirts and chino pants. Or complement your neutral-toned living space with grey or white cotton flannel pillows, and natural beech frames.
Muji, Various outlets in ION Orchard, Marina Square and Bugis Junction.
The store: Lauded for its collection of clothes and accessories by independent, avant-garde designers, multi-label lifestyle store, Kapok, is one of our favourite respites from the high street and fast fashion.
Get your hands on: Expect major discounts on apparel and lifestyle products, up to 90% off.
Kapok, National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road, Singapore 188969.
The store: Budding masterchefs would find it hard to leave this kitchen wonderland empty-handed.
Get your hands on: While there’s a 10% discount storewide, it’s the hefty 30% off on all Jamie OIiver products that’s got our fan-girling hearts aflutter. Among our must-buys from the chef’s eponymous cookware brand are the charming British storage tins, baking dishes and sturdy chopping boards.
ToTT Store, 896 Dunearn Road, #01-01A, Sime Darby Centre, Singapore 589472.
The store: This award-winning Japanese luxury day spa offers mind-melting massages, anti-ageing facials and gorgeous manis and pedis.
Get your hands on: You might want to rope in a girlfriend for this one. Simply sign up for any 90-minute treatment, and receive another for free. Highly recommended is the Ganbanyouku Detox (available at the Bukit Timah outlet only): a signature massage performed on a Hakone Volcanic Hot Stone bed.
Ikeda Spa, Outlets in Bukit Timah and The Central.