Cool pop-ups, a vintage market and a sustainable shopping event – there’s always a reason to squeeze a retail therapy session into your busy schedule...
Shopping is definitely a skill we have mastered, especially with the ever-growing places to discover under-the-radar labels and bag quirky finds. Whether you’re down to hunting for off-beat knick-knacks at flea markets, snapping up multiple labels under one roof, or discovering artisanal wares by local indie labels, it’s obvious that Singapore’s a shopping paradise. Here’s what we’re making space in our calendars for…
Pop-ups to splash your cash
Katong Square Lifestyle & Vintage Market May 2018
If you’ve got a thing for crate digging, you’ll be buzzin’ for May’s edition of Katong Square Lifestyle & Vintage Market. Touted as the city’s true blue vintage flea market, book your weekends for some crate digging (Psst… there’s a fresh shipment of 3,000 vinyl records, all thanks to Memory Lane Records). From antiques to bespoke items, dig your way through vintage jewellery and accessories, timeless fashion pieces, kitschy souvenirs and more. You might even bag yourself a bargain!
Katong Square Lifestyle & Vintage Market May 2018, 11-13 May 2018, Katong Square, 88 East Coast Road, Singapore 423371
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
Terra Village @ Marine Cove
Sustainable living can be fun too – just ask the folks behind Terra Village! Say hello to the community of crafters, designers and upcyclers at the Marine Cove event where you can bag unique designs, earth-friendly item or get creative at a maker’s workshop. Trends come and go but sustainable living is something more and more people are looking to, and it’s about time you go green!
Terra Village @ Marine Cove, 12-13 May, 100 East Coast Park, Singapore 449876
Nala Designs Launch Pop-up
Word on the street is that Malaysian label Nala Designs is having a pop-up in Singapore, and we can’t wait. Here’s hoping to shop its range of Asian-inspired, vibrant and colourful products – from fashion accessories, stationery and home decor. If there’s anything to look forward to it’s its latest release of hand-illustrated prints.
Nala Designs Launch Pop-up, 17-18 May, 166 Emerald Hill, Singapore 229428
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)
Besides hosting workshops for crafty, creative types, Public Garden hosts an uber cool flea (that’s since expanded to Consumer Trade Shows) that we’ve never missed out on. Supporting local and regional talent, the Public Garden is the best place to find a thoughtful gift. Peep the collection from brands like Paper Forest, Norms Project, Sew Jazz and more.
Public Garden, 19-20 May 2018, Suntec Convention Hall 403, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Suntec City, Singapore 039593
Sentosa Cove Designer Collective
New to the pop-up scene, this shopping event snapping up goods with a stunning marina view. Taking over the W Hotel ballroom at Sentosa, the inaugural pop-up will be hosting the local design talent of Sentosa Cove and more under one roof. A wonderfully curated mix of 30 local and international vendors will be selling their gorgeous wares, an impressive range of home decor, art, fashion, jewellery and more. Find out who’s in the line-up here.
Sentosa Cove Designer Collective, 9 June 2018, 10am-4pm, W Singapore – Sentosa Cove, 21 Ocean Way, Singapore 098374
New stores we’re into
Badger & Fox
The latest multi-label lifestyle boutique to hit Tanglin Mall is Badger & Fox. With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s the perfect place to gift your mum everything from perfume-infused candles, printed cards, fashion pieces, art, homeware, and even Sea Trendy’s swimwear if you’re planning for a summer vacay with mum! There’s also complimentary wrapping and card to go along your gifts with every purchase from now until 13 May!
Badger & Fox, #02-14, Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247933
Desigual Flagship Store
An Ibiza party in itself (just step inside!), there’s no denying that Desigual’s patchwork designs, intense prints, and bright, flamboyant colours are synonymous with the Spanish fashion label. A fashion favourite for the bold, statement looks including floral dresses, colourful bags, tropical beachwear, and asymmetrically designed trousers, you can always find something at its fresh Singapore flagship store to make heads turn.
Desigual Flagship Store, #01-11 to 14, Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road, Singapore 238896
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