April’s shopping forecast: a great time for vintage lovers and avid collectors
Load your wallets, April’s shopping radar is bursting at the seams with vintage markets, flea fun, affordable art below $300, popular comebacks like Public Garden and an exciting debut (we’re looking at you Shilin Night Market). Are you ready for this?
So Gelam Market turns one
The iconic kampong-style market in Kampong Glam is turning one and they’re celebrating it with a bang. Lifestyle products by local vendors, food, drinks and snacks aside, expect a wave of activities, games, performances and contests throughout all three days. So bring your crew or family along for a chill and fun weekend of unwinding – and shopping.
So Gelam Market, 12 April: 6.30pm-11pm, 13 April: 2pm-11pm, 14 April: 2pm-9pm, Baghdad Street, Singapore
Conscious Living Collective Thrift Store Pop Up and Beauty Swap
Do a little good in the lead up to Earth Day and shop consciously for a weekend. Conscious Living Co. is bringing back its signature thrift store but at a bigger space, with hourly reracking and a mystery collab. If you’re going on Friday, bring your lightly used or new makeup for a beauty swap led by Beauty Uncovered.
Conscious Living Collective Thrift Store Pop Up + Beauty Swap, 12 April: 4-8pm, 13 April: 10am-2pm; Yale-NUS College; 16 College Avenue West #01-220, Singapore 138527
Katong Square Lifestyle & Vintage Market April Edition
12 – 14 April
This is without a doubt, is one shopping event we look forward to each month. There’s everything – curios, trinkets, vintage gems, collectables, jewellery, home decor, quirky gift ideas…we could go on all day. Can’t make it to the market? Don’t fret, founder Gary Tan of The Retro Factory and four other collectors have opened a cool new antique and vintage artefacts store that’s set to open on 27 March. We got an exclusive first look and let’s just say this is one of our new fave spots for treasure hunting.
Katong Square Lifestyle & Vintage Market April Edition, 1pm-10pm, Katong Square, 88 East Coast Road, Singapore 423371
Fred Perry presents Record Store Day
Crazy vinyl lovers, it’s time to knock yourselves out at White Label Records’ Record Store Day. For the uninformed, Record Store Day is a global event that celebrates indie record stores and its rich culture. Get your hands on limited Record Store Day releases and cool titles. You’ll also get a limited edition Fred Perry and Record Store Day tote bag (designed by local and international illustrators) and scratch and win cards with every purchase. Who knows, you might just walk away with a new Numark turntable or $100 worth of Fred Perry Vouchers.
Fred Perry presents record Store Day, 11am-midnight, White Label Records, 28 Ann Siang Road #01-01, Ann Siang House, Singapore 069708
The Moon Market Vol.1
Wee! One of our favourite indie bookstores is finally throwing its first ever art market. And it’s no ordinary affair. Rub shoulders with some of Singapore’s best local artists, illustrators, musicians and creatives. Take home unique crafts and wares – but not before you attend artist talks by Lilian Lee, Lynne Hong, Mizuho Sasaki and take part in a zine-making workshop.
The Moon Market Vol.1, 13 April: 2pm-8pm; 14 April: 11am-4pm; The Moon, 37 Mosque Street, Singapore 059515
Sole Superior Pop-up
Sneakerheads, this one’s for you. Pop by retro pub Level Up for a day of sneakers, streetwear, arcade games and sweet deals on tipples and munchies. After getting your hands on the perfect pair of sneakers, awaken the inner child in you and have a go at the arcade games.
Sole Superior Pop-up, 1pm-5pm, Level Up, 3A River Valley Road, #02-04, Clarke Quay, Singapore 179020
Shilin Night Market
19-21, 26-28 April
Oh yes, this is a big one. One of the most popular markets from Taiwan is coming to Singapore and we’re counting down the days to this mega event. Experience all things Taiwanese but with a local twist as you’ll encounter street delicacies, artisan stores, movie screenings, games and everything in between. But of course, we know you’re here for the shopping. Be prepared for seriously adorable ceramic plates by @about.weourus, boba tote bags and badges from Apoozi Studio, hand-made earrings by @naznaxdesign and so.much.more.
Shilin Night Market, 3pm-11pm, The Grounds@Kranji, Carpark B, Singapore Turf Club, 1 Turf Club Avenue, Singapore 738078
27 – 28 April
Four months after its grand Christmas edition, Public Garden is back to satiate your shopping needs. Step into retail Nirvana as the event unites new and returning local and international names for a fun-filled weekend. More details to come so stay tuned!
Public Garden, 1pm-7pm Hall 403, Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard Suntec City, Singapore 039593
Naiise Iconic Open House
Unless you’ve been living under a rock (c’mon, literally everyone’s talking about it), you’ll know that Jewel Changi’s opening real soon. Homegrown multi-label boutique, Naiise will be the only duplex unit in the mall, bringing you the best of local designers and brands – that means more shopping for us! Take a first glance at the open house where you can personalise products and gifts at the Gift Bar or help designers discover their next big thing at ‘Launchpad’. There’s also a Tea Bar by Teapasar and a communal cafe to rest your legs and enjoy pastries, ice-cream and coffee.
Naiise Iconic Open House, 10am-10pm, Jewel Changi Airport, 80 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819642
What you missed
Twilight: Flea and Feast
5 – 7 April
Twilight: Flea and Feast is taking it to the tropics this edition! Get tropical with over 50 food and retail stalls under one (air-conditioned) roof. Bring your shopping bags and fill ‘em up with fab batik prints by Think Batik, floral print blouses from Modest Beauty, quirky wear by Pixaluna, local beauty buys and, of course, delish desserts and treats from No Pat No Pit, Oahu Poke, Julie Bakes and much more.
Twilight: Flea and Feast, 10am-10pm, Hall 401- 402, Suntec Convention Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039593
Garden Spring Flea
Be one with nature as Botanico invites you to a day of ‘trinkets, teas, and all things she’. Stock up your home bar with drinkware and flower blooming tea balls from Flour.ish. If you’re all for statement earrings (like we are), Rosebel.co will be bringing their handmade floral x fauna and terrazzo collections with cool discounts you can’t resist. Love all things 100% natural? Make sure you take home a couple of Lagom Singapore’s natural bar lotions. And if you’re parched from all that shopping, Botanico will be serving out exclusive cocktails at just $10++.
Garden Spring Flea, 12pm-4pm, Botanico, 50 Cluny Park Road, Level 2, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 257488
The Vintage Fair 2019
6 – 7 April
If you regularly keep up with us, you’ll know that we’re suckers for all things vintage. So don’t be surprised to find us at one of the most anticipated vintage shopping events of all time. That’s right, The Vintage Fair by Journey East is back for its fifth edition and they’re setting the bar high with a carefully curated mix of indie brands (A Vintage Tale, Izzy Lamp, Eelloo, Enamel Inc, Lippstore and more) offering everything from vintage fashion to collectables and home decor.
The Vintage Fair 2019, 10am-6pm, Journey East, Tan Boon Liat building, 315 Outram Road, #03-02, Singapore 169074
Mini Flea Market April
It’s flea market central as Old Habits hosts another event, this time with a cool vintage mascots theme. So bring along your McDonald’s toys and local mascots like the Courtesy Lion, Captain Green and Bookworm from the past and swap ‘em for a cool item. Of course, if you’re looking for more, there’s a treasure trove of vintage items available for sale.
Mini Flea Market April, 10am-2pm, Old Habits, 38 Telok Blangah Rise #01-315, Singapore 090038
Actually Affordable Artist Market
Love art but your bank balance is telling you to behave? Well turns out, you don’t need to sell an arm or leg for an art piece. Instead, make a beeline to Camp Kilo Charcoal Club for affordable art below $300. And it’s not just paintings – you’ll be spoilt for choice with the mix of oil paintings, decorative ceramic bowls, photography, embroidery and a lot more!
Actually Affordable Artist Market, 2pm-7pm, Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, 66 Kampong Bugis, Ground Level, Singapore 338987
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