In need of retail therapy? These top shopping destinations on Orchard Road and around the island will surely satisfy all kinds of shopaholics
Next to binge eating and jetting off to far-flung destinations, it’s pretty easy to guess what’s always on our must-do list: shopping. It’s a good thing then that there’s plenty here to satisfy us shopaholics: cool indie boutiques, flea markets, and best of all, world-class shopping malls. If retail therapy is what the doctor ordered, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s our guide to the best shopping malls in Singapore.
It’s no secret that Orchard Road is the place for your shopping pilgrimage and obvious place to start is ION Orchard. Home to over 300 retail stores – from COS to Kate Spade, Alice and Olivia, TOPSHOP, and Sephora – this retail mecca has enough to keep you going for hours. And if all that shopping has tired you out (it happens), catch a breather over a cuppa fancy tea at TWG or dine 55 stories up at the acclaimed Salt Grill & Sky Bar.
ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801, p. 62388228. Open daily 10am-10pm.
Make no mistake: orchardgateway is far from your average cookie-cutter mall. This relative newcomer offers more than just your run-of-the-mill high street labels with edgy and offbeat tenants such as Hong Kong multi-label boutique i.t., menswear store Sects Shop, SUPERSPACE, and the cool kids of eyewear DH Sunglasses. If that’s not enough to tempt you, be sure to pop by the spanking new library@orchard and Crate & Barrel for five levels of pure home décor heaven.
orchardgateway, 277 & 218 Orchard Road, Singapore 238858/238851, p. 6513 4633. Open daily 1030am-1030pm.
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
Undoubtedly Singapore’s glitziest and swankiest retail heaven, The Shoppes at MBS is your go-to for all the high-end, luxury labels you could think of under one roof. Dior, Hermès, Maison Martin Margiela, Diane von Furstenberg, Tom Ford…need we go on? The stunning waterfront mall is also no stranger to some of the biggest names in the culinary world – with a stellar line up of celebrity restaurants like CUT by Wolfgang Puck, Waku Ghin by Tetsuya Wakuda, and db Bistro & Oyster Bar by Daniel Boulud.
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956, p. 6688 6888. Open Sun-Thu 1030am-11pm, Fri-Sat 1030am-1130pm
There’s no missing TANGS: the iconic department store that is also Singapore’s oldest. From fashion to beauty, home, and travel, TANGS has it all – and then some. Get your fix of the hottest local labels such as Carrie K., IN GOOD COMPANY, Marilyn Tan, Aijek, and Yuki Mitsuyasu. And for an après-shopping pampering sesh, head up to SEVIIN, TANG’s dedicated beauty oasis – whether it’s a facial at Shiseido, a haircut at Aveda, or a relaxing massage at La Mer.
TANGS, 310 Orchard Road, Singapore 238864, p. 6737 5500. Open Mon-Sat 1030am-930pm, Sun 11am-830pm.
If you didn’t already know (now you do), IMM, Singapore’s largest outlet mall with nearly 60 outlet stores, is the place to nab designer goods at pocket-friendly prices. Translation? It’s a paradise for fashionistas with tight purse strings. We’re talking the likes of Coach, Sacoor Brothers, Furla, Nine West, and many more with massive discounts of up to 80 per cent all-year round.
IMM, 2 Jurong East Street 21 Singapore 609601, p. 6665 8268. Open daily 10am-10pm.
It may only be less than a few months old, but Capitol Piazza is quickly becoming our go-to shopping spot. Located on the grounds of the historic Capitol Theatre, this new space now boasts a luxe retail experience for shoppers with swanky Art Deco-inspired interiors and stores like Finnish design house Marimekko, multi-label boutique Manifesto, and local designer max.tan. For our top shopping and dining picks at Capitol Piazza, head here.
Capitol Piazza, 13 Stamford Road, Singapore 178905, p. 6499 5599. Open daily 1030am-1030pm.