There’s no reason not to indulge in a retail therapy session at these exclusive pop-ups, new stores and flea markets not to miss!
Need those wardrobe woes solved? Singapore is never short of places to shop — whether you’re down to challenge your bargaining skills at flea markets, bag multiple labels under one roof, or discovering artisanal wares and quirky finds by local indie labels, the list simply goes on. This month is no different with new flagship stores making their debut in Singapore, a flea markets, exclusive pop-up stores, and a sustainable fashion event you won’t want to miss!
Pop-ups to splash your cash
Designer Collective by MAH
This quarterly fashion pop-up always has a spot in our shopping radar. We’re always looking forward to browsing its curated selection of local and international fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands. For its seventh edition, look out for brands like Cotton House, Koqo Asia, Ninabella, beau, Colour Addict Jewellery and more. Worried about feeling famished while shopping? Don’t worry; food and beverages are available at the pop-up.
Designer Collective by MAH, 26 April 2018, 7 Grange Rd, Black and White Bungalow
Danish Design Fair 2018
For one day only, the Danish Seamen’s Church will be showcasing Danish brands, including emerging labels, as part of Danish Design Fair 2018. Big on Scandinavian designs? Keep a lookout for home brands such as Ro Collection, Blaire, Jasper Living, Bibliotek and Bang & Olufsen. And if you’re interested in urban gardening, check out the amazing balcony garden, the Aerospring. Grab a bite at the courtyard cafe while you’re at it – there will plenty of Danish open-faced sandwiches, pastries, beer and wine!
Danish Design Fair 2018, 5 May 2018, Danish Seamen’s Church Singapore, 10 Mount Faber Road, Singapore 099171
Daebak Sale by Fleawhere
What if we tell you that you could explore the closets of your favourite Instagram stars and influencers such as Shermin (@ohmyshermin), Charlotte Lum (@charlottelum), Cyndi Pie (@cyndipiex) and Wen Wen (@notesofroses)? If you’re up to be in the know of the latest trends, check out Fleawhere’s Daebak sale where you’ll be able to bag their pre-loved fashion items with nothing over $15!
Daebak Sale by Fleawhere, 28 April 2018, #06-48B (Beside Jollibee), Lucky Plaza, 304 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238863
Due to the massive success of last year’s shindig, Pasar Glamour is back with more celeb closets to raid! This year, prepare to sift through the wardrobes of Jeanette Aw, Anita Kapoor, Aarika Lee, Tracy Philips, and more. Local designers such as Ling Wu, Carrie K., Sabrina Goh for ELOHIM, Max Tan, Ong Shunmugam, Onlewo, amongst others, will also be there to showcase their limited edition pieces. Proceeds made will be donated to charities in Singapore.
Pasar Glamour, 12-13 May 2018, Level 2, National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road, Singapore 188969
So Gelam Market
This weekend flea market at Baghdad Street will have you cash out on beauty products by Aura Nur Spa, new threads by Frock & Flock, bamboo homewares by Glambue, batik clothes by Heartakarun, handcrafted pins and cushions by Kush Kush by Em, canvas bags and planners by Original Ordinary, and more. If you’re all about ethical shopping, check out Sonder Social who will be there with its selection of compassion boxes. By BloomzRush and Awesome Free Stuff will also set up stalls with pre-loved goodies, where you can donate too.
So Gelam Market, 27 April (8pm-11pm), 28 April (2pm-11pm), 29 April (2pm-9pm), Baghdad Street, Kampong Glam, Singapore
25-17 May & 1-3 June
Besides its Insta-worthy decor and snacks, Artbox is the place for rad creations. Over 400 of Singapore and Thailand’s under-the-radar entrepreneurs and designers will be selling their wares, including on-trend fashion pieces, vintage threads, handmade jewellery and accessories, hand-painted art, quirky thingamajigs, gorgeous home products, and more. Thai designers such as Porky Studio, Moonset and Nokkajib will be making a cameo with their creations, too.
Artbox Singapore 2018, 25-17 May & 1-3 June 2018, 3pm-11pm, Bayfront Event Space, Marina Bay (next to Marina Bay Sands)
Fashion Revolution Singapore
All about sustainable fashion? Say no more. Fashion Revolution returns, with a new venue at The Hive Lavender. Expect a clothes swap by Swagalls, hands-on DIY and textile workshops by Singaporean upcyclers Agy Textile Artist and Taikensonzai, a screening of the award-winning documentary RiverBlue, an ethical fashion show by conscious online retailer ZERRIN, and more. Get schooled on the fashion industry and the global eco movement with an educational panel discussion if you’d like to know more. Yes, you can shop more sustainably in style!
Fashion Revolution Singapore, 28 April 2018, The Hive Lavender, Level 6, Vanguard Building, 1 Kallang Junction, Singapore 339263. RSVP here
New stores we’re into
If you can’t get enough of Olivia Burton’s gorgeous wrist candies, your prayers have been answered. The British fashion accessory label has finally made its way to our shores with a flagship store showcasing the brand’s signature feminine watches and jewellery that are embellished with floral motifs and delicate details. The Orchard flagship store also has unique personalisation services create something of your own.
Olivia Burton, ION Orchard, #B1-10, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801
For a luxe fashion fix, head to Casa Loewe, Loewe’s latest store in Singapore. Based on the concept of Tokyo’s Casa Loewe, the new store is decked in ceramic pieces, limestone, maquina marble, and the label’s signature green agate which are reflected in the commissioned rugs and artwork by selected artists and artisans. To celebrate its Singapore opening, the playing cards Puzzle bag is exclusively available in-store amongst its coveted leather goods, accessories and ready-to-wear pieces for both men and women.
Casa Loewe, 10 Bayfront Avenue B1-80, Galleria Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands Singapore 018956
If your wardrobe spells Korean fashion, you’ll be buzzin’ to know that TWEE has recently launched its first flagship at the heart of Singapore’s shopping hub: Orchard Road. Brace yourself for changing room visits — there are over 400 styles catering to both men and women. Need to stock up on Korean beauty products? You don’t have to go far for SUPERFACE’s beauty must-haves; TWEE has got ‘em all. It doesn’t even stop there — its wide range of affordable, Korean-runway inspired collections and accessories are updated every month, so you won’t find the same thing twice!
TWEE, #03-16 to 21, [email protected], 313 Orchard Road, Singapore 238895
The future is bright with Ray-Ban’s first flagship store in Singapore. Located in Plaza Singapura, the sleek space boasts over 500 pairs of eyewear, including an assortment of sunglasses, optical and junior, as well as Ray-Ban truly authentic prescription lenses — right down to the stamp. Browse through Ray-Ban’s four icons — the Aviator, Wayfarer, Round and Clubmaster — and its reinventions, and you might fall in love with a pair.
Ray-Ban, #01-25, Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, Singapore 238839
Need a gorgeous new addition to your jewellery box? If you’re a West-sider, say goodbye to long trips to Orchard to try on Monica Vinader’s stunning variety of earrings, necklaces, delicate bracelets including thin cuffs and thin gemstones, as well as dainty rings for layering and stacking — the British luxe jewellery has unveiled its third boutique at Westgate. Customers can also personalise their pieces using the in-store complimentary, same-day engraving service.
Monica Vinader, #01-16A, Westgate, 3 Gateway Drive, Singapore 608532
Your home deserves an update too! See your avant-garde Pinterest #homegoals come to life at the recently opened P5 Studio at Henderson Industrial Park. Feast your eyes on an eclectic mix of cult furnishing labels, as well as a clockwork curation of affordable, snazzy brands such as Stellar Works, Sancal, Saba Italia, Maiori, and Montana.
P5 Studio, #01-08, Henderson Industrial Park, 213 Henderson Road, Singapore 159553
Online stores worth checking out
When it comes to #supportlocal, look no further than Savvy. The latest multi-label store to hit the online shopping scene, Savvy champions the sustainable fashion cycle by carrying past collections by local independent labels like from designer names like Ying The Label to high street brands like The Tinsel Rack and And Well Dressed. Kidswear labels such as Boys By Mark, Roses and Rhinos and The Thievery are also available for a family wardrobe shop.
Savvy, available online
The ones we’ve shopped…
Grana Pop-up in Singapore
4 March-20 April
Minimalists, the hype is real: Hong Kong’s online apparel label Grana is bringing its collection of wardrobe essentials to our sunny shores with a pop-up store spanning the month of March and April. Obviously, we aren’t the only comfort creatures who can’t get enough of its stylish yet affordable quality threads. Check out and try on Grana’s collection of modern staples without the “guess-timation” and having to wait for your packages. Oh, and did we mention perks? Find out more here.
Grana Pop-Up in Singapore, 4-20 April 2018, #01-65, 59 Eng Hoon Street, Singapore 160059
The Vintage Fair: A Walk in the Park!
The Vintage Fair pop-up returns to Journey East for the fourth year with the family-run vintage lifestyle boutique By My Old School, the Etienne Aigner collection of eelloo, the vintage Chinese enamel plates from Enamel Inc, old-school knick-knacks from The Lippy Store, preloved fashion pieces from Five Stones Vintage and Lemon Kitscharms, as well as the mini gardens from Mossingarden. Be sure to cash out some moolahs before heading down for a laidback retro experience — only cash is accepted!
The Vintage Fair: A Walk in the Park!, 7-8 April, 10am-6pm, Journey East, #03-02, Tan Boon Liat Building, Singapore 169074
The Debbie Harry x OBEY Pop-up
28 March-8 April
LA-based artist Shepard Fairey (aka OBEY) teams up with Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry for a line of womenswear filled with street textures and urban patterns — and it’s badass. The capsule collection embodies the punk-rock royalty — namely bomber jackets, sweaters and shirts embellished with the icon’s portraits in true OBEY form. This is the only pop-up in Singapore where you can snap up the exclusive merch. Psst… we heard through the grapevine that each piece is limited to one per size — so best head down before it’s all gone!
The Debbie Harry x OBEY Pop-up, 28 March – 8 April 2018, available at Choice Cuts Goods + Coffee, #01-07, 451 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427664
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