Mark your calendar and prepare the cash, August is going to the month of pop-ups and lots of local-lovin’
It’s not going to be your average lineup of pop-ups this August. As the month of our lion city’s day comes close, (cue the National Day songs), we are seeing more homebred brands coming forth to bring the best of Singapore, under one roof. Don’t forget to bring your wallets, these pop-ups are coming home, truly.
Keepers Playground of Infinite Happiness
Yes, we’ve already raved about Keepers Playground of Infinite Happiness but you will too if you get a chance to mingle with over 100 local designers and artists at this pop-up. Bring the kids, friends and loved ones along to this fashion, retail and food fiasco. Be sure to carry lots of cash, we’re pretty sure you’re going to take some Singapore-design goods home.
Keepers Playground of Infinite Happiness, 27 July to 5 August, 11am to 9pm, National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road, Singapore 188969
The world’s first journaling festival right here in Singapore? Seems like an event not to be missed. If you’re the type that hoards a stockpile of journals (bullet journaling ftw!), hop on over to this one-of-a-kind festival for a wide selection of journal related products like Leuchtturm1917 journals, Traveler’s notebooks, fountain pens, stationery and the largest washi tape pop-up. That’s not all. Get educated or pick up a skill with a sketching, drawing, washi craft, stamping or basics of bullet journaling workshop.
Journaling Festival, 27th July – 5th August, 11am– 9pm, Great Hall, Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard Singapore 039596
Wanderlust + Co Pop Up
The go-to jewellery brand for all your travels, Wanderlust + Co is back with a pop up at Robinsons. Shop the latest arrivals, including the beautiful zalea locket necklace, camilla ivory earrings and bee gold signet ring. You’ll also receive a complimentary scented candle with purchases over $80. Now that’s the kind of deal we can’t resist.
Wanderlust + Co Pop Up, Till 20th August, 10.30am-10pm, Robinsons, Raffles City, 252 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179103
The Luggage Market
Probably the biggest flea market in the scene, The Luggage Market is back with a series of flea markets to help us shop responsibly throughout the month of August. Not for the faint hearted, the hoards of clothes may be intimidating at first sight but hey, you may just find some jewels in the crowd.
The Luggage Market, 29th July, 5th, 12th, 19th Aug, 11am-6pm, Tanjong Katong Complex, 845 Geylang Road, Singapore 400845
Anothersole, your ultimate travel footwear will parade their shoes in a pop-up at Tiong Bahru till the end of August. Get a look and feel of the luxuriously soft leather and meet the inspiring founders behind this fabulous label. These are seriously comfy AF and we love that this local brand is seriously supporting kids in need through its ‘buy one, feed one’ initiative.
Anothersole pop-up, open until August, 11am-8pm, 59 Eng Hoon Street, Singapore 160059
InStitchu Singapore Pop Up
Australia’s leading menswear label, InStitchu will be holding its first pop up showroom in Singapore along with one on one appointments with InStitchu’s expert stylists. All you need to do is sit back, enjoy a whisky, bag some style tips, get measured and pick your premium fabrics. The pop up showroom will only be available for five days so make that appointment, pronto.
InStitchu Singapore pop-up, 3rd – 7th August, #09-00 1 Phillip Street, Royal One Phillip, Singapore 048692
The Summerhouse Marketplace – National Day Edition
Come, celebrate all things local at the National Day edition of The Summerhouse’s marketplace. Get those creative juices flowing with an art Jamming session by Utter Studio or work those green fingers with The Green Co. and build a terrarium. Other participating vendors include Antea Social, Meliponini Honey, Want Skincare, The Grateful Dog, among others.
The Summerhouse Marketplace, 5 August, 10am-5pm, The Summerhouse, 3 Park Lane, Singapore 798387
Twilight: Flea and Feast
Shop till you drop (on cosy carpet grass) at Twilight: Flea and Feast. The indoor bazaar will be taking its Proudly Local theme seriously by decorating the space with iconic props and decorations that reflect popular local icons, local flicks and music for your entertainment needs. Shop for preloved items and clothes; cosmetics and accessories by Singaporean brands and designers. Oh and be sure to pop by the SG Kids Stop for kids-related products, such as clothes, toys and snacks sold by the coolest kid entrepreneurs.
Twilight: Flea & Feast (Proudly Local), 3-5th August, 10am-10pm, Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre Halls 401 & 402, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Suntec City, Singapore 039593
Made in SG: Creator’s Market
Another pop-up to celebrate our little red dot? Why not! The Made in SG: Creator’s Market will pay host to brands like By Invite Only, Pew Pew Patches, Perk by Kate, Hush Candles, Books Actually, Olive Ankara, Concrete Everything and much more. Musical acts, Aarika Lee & The Next Movement and Shak will be your entertainment for the night.
Made in SG: Creator’s Market, 4 August, 11am-5pm, WeWork 71 Robinson, 71 Robinson Road, Singapore 068895
National Day Celebrations at Marina Barrage by The Local People and PUB
Brought to you by By the Local People, this time the folks have partnered with PUB for an art market of never-seen-before local art pieces and lifestyle products. Skip your couch potato duties at home and celebrate National Day with over 100 homebred designers. It doesn’t get any more local than this.
National Day Celebrations at Marina Barrage, 9 August, 11am-9pm, Marina Barrage, 8 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018951
National Day Popup at Capitol
Make your way to Capitol Piazza during the National Day weekend for a special National Day popup at the outdoor plaza. Expect a mix of nostalgic gems like old school delights (how does ice lollies and kacang putih sound?), vintage tiffin carriers, old Singapore currencies and home-bred fashion labels.
National Day Popup Market at Capitol, 9-12th August, 12-8pm, Outdoor Plaza at Capitol Piazza, 13 Stamford Road, Singapore 178905
Ring Jacket Trunk Show
Colony Clothing will be presenting Osaka’s sensationally popular menswear label, Ring Jacket at its latest trunk show. Come, try and have a feel of Ring Jacket’s signature pieces and bag fashion tips from Mr. Sasamoto, a key fashion figure at Ring Jacket. You’ll also get to try suiting cloths from all over Europe including Vitale Barberis Canonico, Loro Piana & Holland Sherry – all of which are specially curated by Colony Clothing.
Ring Jacket Trunk Show, 10th – 11th August, 12-8pm, #01-37 UE Square 83 Clemenceau Avenue, Singapore 239920
Carouselland 2018: Trails & Treasures
Still avail? Hello? Yes, Carousell will be available at its annual flagship all through the national day weekend. The online marketplace will come to life with…wait for it, over 500 Carousell sellers. Keep a lookout for top sellers from Malaysia, Taiwan, Indonesia, Philippines and Hong Kong. Partake on a treasure trail to win Carouselland merchandise and pick up a skill at one of the workshops.
Carouselland 2018: Trails & Treasures, 11-12 August, 12pm-9pm, Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Halls B & C, 1 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018971
So Gelam Market
Shop, play and dance your way through this kampong style weekend pop up filled with great food, live performances and cool bric-a-brac to take home. The So Gelam Market in August will see a National Day edition with locally made and sourced items – all in the heart of Kampong Glam. Get a culture check with traditional games (how does five stones or chapteh sound?) and workshops where you can learn how to crochet a plant hanger.
So Gelam Market, 24th August (6-11pm), 25th August (2-11pm), 26th August (2-9pm), Baghdad Street
Singapore Night Art Festival
Hands up night owls, this one’s for you. Come shine the light on your fave local makers at the Singapore Night Art Festival. Live music performances, movie screenings, art and food booths aside, brush shoulders with a sea of local creatives and designers. Care for cool batik pants by Elnadyah, phone cases by StayingRelevant, silk screen printed knits bags and accessories from Our Little Stories or satirical Singapore-style tote bags by Toxic Friends Co.? You’ll find them right here.
Singapore Night Festival Art Market 2018, 25 August, 7pm-12am, Singapore Art Museum, 8 Queen Street, Singapore 188535
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