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 best places to shop during the Great Singapore Sale 2017. Get your golden Cs (cash and credit cards) ready, ladies. Ready, get set… shop!
The store: When it comes to booking and keeping up with all our beauty and wellness appointments, Vaniday‘s got us sorted. The handy app lets you compare services of over 900 salons islandwide, read and submit reviews, book slots in a jiffy and best of all, enjoy deep discounts and deals from anywhere you are. Plus, you’ll enjoy 10% cash back on every booking, 24-hour instant booking, and real-time salon availability.
Get your hands on: This Great Singapore Sale, take a break from fighting the crowds, and treat yourself to a fab mani, hair spa and more, totally guilt-free, thanks to Vaniday’s flash sale (on June 9 and 10) with promotions of up to 70% off. It’s the best time to book your regular waxes and hair cuts, and give yourself much needed mid-year R&R. Salons and spas in the lineup include 8twenty8nails, Kimage, Spa Retreat at Farrer and more.
The store: Robinsons 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). From now until 17 July at all of its three outlets, stock up on your luxe skincare needs including IOMA’s Super Vitality Set ($250, U.P. $270, only available at The Heeren), shop exquisite leather luxury bags at up to 30% off on selected bags from Rebecca Minkoff or wardrobe essentials of up to 70% off from Trucco. There’s even something for the men with 50% off work shirts from Ferragus, and 15% off casual pants from Industries.
Robinsons, Various outlets including The Heeren and JEM.
The store: Whether you’re a style maven, home cook, dapper dresser or beauty junkies, Takashimaya has something for everyone thanks to extensive and varied selection of items. Little wonder why it’s still one of our favourite department stores.
Get your hands on: While there are major deals at every turn, a couple of the best ones are perfect for the skincare obsessed. Tackle signs of aging with Albion’s Infinesse White Melano Resistance Set ($132, U.P. $250): a five piece collection including a cleanser and lotion or Sisley’s Hydra-Global Set ($280, U.P. $560) which plumps skin with much-need hydration. Prefer to treat from within? Achieve a healthier complexion with Sato Hukubi’s Collagen Drink (A pack of 10 for $56.50, buy 1 get 1 free). Otherwise, pimp out your home with the powerful Bang & Olufsen Beolit 15 ($449, U.P. $798) bluetooth speaker, or make your morning smoothie a breeze with the Happycall AXLERIM Ultimate High Speed Power Blender ($499, U.P. $799).
Takashimaya, Ngee Ann City, 391A Orchard Road, Singapore 238873
The store: Founded in 2014, SocietyA champions emerging labels from Asia’s thriving fashion scene. The selection – ranging from curated apparel, shoes, bags and accessories – is pretty extensive, and includes brands from Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Korea.
Get your hands on: Two words: Half off. From 29 June to 1 August, enjoy 50% off on brands like Aijek, Twisted Sisters and LIE at the GSS pop-up at Takashimaya, and VLEEDA and PH5 at SocietyA’s pop-up store at Tangs Plaza.
Shop SocietyA deals at Takashimaya and Tangs Plaza
The store: Marina Square is a delightful maze for shopaholics, packed to the rafters with brands for everyone from the gourmand to the dapper dresser. Every Great Singapore Sale is a treat, as the mall offers tons of deals and discounts on a wide array of brands.
Get your hands on: There’s plenty on offer for the ladies, including up to 50% off on Promod, Goldheart Jewelry Perole earrings at $188 (U.P $498) and a serious markdown of $688 on the show-stopping Purple Gold Fleur Royale (U.P. $1,738) necklace. Need to elevate your home furnishings? Enjoy up to 35% off Simmons mattresses, as well as 1-for-1 specials on Simmons Accessories, or add more luxury fittings to your bathroom with Grohe Spa’s 50% off on the GROHE Tenso, Ondus, Veris, Allure and Kensington collections.
Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039594
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
The store: If you consider yourself a shopaholic, you can’t not love The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands; the luxury behemoth is home to a mind-boggling of high-end labels, including crème de la crème labels like Gucci, Prada and Louis Vuitton.
Get your hands on: From now to 31 August, the mall is pulling out all the stops for Wechat users – deals include a whopping (up to) 40% off Diane Von Furtsenberg’s Spring 2017 collection, as well as 15% discounts off Kate Spade New York (minimum $500 bill) and Victoria’s Secret (minimum $100 purchase on regular-priced items). Free gifts are also aplenty, with Franck Muller giving out a complimentary bottle of Henri Giraud Hommage Champagne with every timepiece purchase and Parfums Christian Dior awarding a free gift with $100 spend. We even hear there’ll be complimentary entry and 1-for-1 offers on the Berry Bellini cocktail – how’s that for a deal?
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
The store: If you’re a home decor fan, you’d understand our undying love for Bungalow 55 – it’s one of our go-to sources for chic furnishings, lighting, rugs and gifts.
Get your hands on: From now ’til 13 August, the boutique is offering mega discounts on linen, furniture, rugs and more. We’ve got our eyes on the printed cushions for a tropical inspired living room and plush armchairs to add a touch of luxury to our homes.
Bungalow 55, 501 Bukit Timah Road, Cluny Court, #01-05A, Singapore 259760.
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 home? Great news: You can now create your favourite home decor setting on a budget thanks to Crate and Barrel’s 20% off storewide discount.
Crate and Barrel, Outlets in ION Orchard and Orchard Gateway.
The store: Our love affair with this luxury lingerie label continues. A one-stop shop for sexy underpinnings, it carries a selection of everything from bodysuits and everyday intimates to swimwear and shapewear.
Get your hands on: Now’s the time to fill those underwear drawers – Avec Amour’s Great Singapore Sale offers discounts of up to 80% off on retro bralets, skimpy little lace thongs, cute nighties and pajama sets for cosy nights in.
Avec Amour, available online
The store: Budding masterchefs would find it hard to leave this kitchen wonderland empty-handed.
Get your hands on: Not only is there a 10% discount storewide, there’s also a hefty 50% discount kitchenware on selected kitchenware and even 15% off on classes. Among our must-buys are CuisinArt kitchen appliances, Boska cheeseware and luxury French tableware by Laguiole En Aubra.
ToTT Store, 896 Dunearn Road, #01-01A, Sime Darby Centre, Singapore 589472.