Pop-ups, flea markets and Boutique Fairs Singapore? Oh March, we’re so ready for you...
Omg, how is it already March? While you let that sink in, we’ve compiled a list of shopping events you just can’t miss.
Boutique Fairs Singapore: The spring/summer 2019 edition
29 – 31 March
Some of you may still be recovering from the last Boutiques Fair but they ain’t backing down on this one. Yup, everybody’s favourite boutique fair is back for a spring/summer edition. Roll up your sleeves and get your shopping bags ready for two floors of shopping, fringe activities and immersive workshops. Dedicated spaces include ‘Blue, Rose & Green’ on level two, where featured brands will debut exclusive collections, more local brands and designers at ‘Edit’ on level three and last year’s hot new space, ‘Collective’ on level three is back with more workshops, craft demos, food pop-ups, a vintage corner and independent designers. It’s going to be epic.
Boutique Fairs Singapore, 29 March, 9am-8pm; 30 March, 10pm-8pm; 31 March, 10am-6pm, The F1 Pit Building, Levels 2 and 3, 1 Republic Boulevard, Singapore 038975
Tribute to the Makers Swap Party
Not many of us know about the tragic Rana Plaza incident where a garment factory in Bangladesh collapsed due to poor conditions, taking over 1000 lives. Six years on, Swapaholic is paying tribute with a swapping event to remind us to be mindful of our shopping habits. Expect to find pre-loved items from the closets of Beatrice Lee, Alicia Pan, Carol Chen and Sarah Benjamin. Sustainable labels like OliveAnkara, A.AndSaturday and Sojao will also be displaying a mix of clothes, bags, shoes, jewellery and accessories. *dashes to Orchard*
Tribute to the Makers Swap Party, 11am-7pm, 313@somerset, 313 Orchard Road, Singapore 238895
Wheeler’s Market is back to keep you entertained all day long with a heavy dose of food, music and shopping. Prepared to be wowed by 22 vendors including musicians (buskers), makers and crafters. It’s going to be one helluva treat!
Wheeler’s Market, 9.30am-6pm, Wheeler’s Estate, 2 Park Lane, Seletar Aerospace Park, Singapore 798386
What you missed
Naiise’s Women’s Day sale
In celebration of International Women’s Day, Naiise is offering great discounts up to 50% off selected fashion apparel, stationery, cute enamel pins, candles, accessories and jewellery.
Naiise’s Women’s Day sale, available online
The Ethical Beauty Marketplace
Wanna know all about organic skincare and ethical beauty? Get all your answers at Singapore’s first ethical beauty marketplace. Swap beauty products, bag tips on skincare, connect with local beauty brands and learn how to care for the environment at the many workshops and talks like an ethical beauty talk by Frank Skincare, a green beauty talk by Luxe Botanics and a DIY workshop by Want Skincare. Local acts will be belting some tunes to keep you entertained throughout the day.
The Ethical Beauty Marketplace, 12noon – 7pm, Visual Arts Centre Singapore, 10 Penang Road, #01-02 Dhoby Ghaut Green, Singapore 238469
We love our athleisure but sometimes it can cost as much as a monthly gym membership. If you’d rather splash your cash elsewhere – and if you’re open to the idea of under-loved and past season unworn activewear – hop on over to Core Collective SG. Prices start from $2 for tops and $5 for bottoms with sizes from extra small to large.
Upcycle Sisters, 1pm – 4pm, Core Collective SG, 79 Anson Road, Singapore 079906
Pop-up Japon at Hollandse Club
2 – 3 March
Save that shopping trip to Japan and make your way to the Hollandse Club instead. This pop-up will be filled with a mix of local and Jap fashion labels for all ages (yup, kids are welcome). Participating labels include accessories from Tin Myanmar, Morning June and Manual Mente along with bags and shoes from Ogriv, Nina Bags and Cote and Badt, just to name a few.
Pop up Japon at Hollandse Club Singapore, 10am – 4pm, 22 Camden Park, Singapore 299814
Mini Flea Market March
Shh..don’t tell the Marie Kondos of your life about this one. If you’re a sucker for vintage toys, this is the place to be. We’re talking vintage Ninja Turtle, Transformers, Ultraman and Karmen Rider action figures, vintage bootleg toys, tin toys and more. Collectors are welcome to exchange their vintage items or just hang out with enthusiasts to share special stories. It’s all happening at the vintage shop-cafe hybrid, Old Habits.
Mini Flea Market March, 10am – 2pm, Old Habits, 38 Telok Blangah Rise #01-315, Singapore 090038
Yankee Candle’s Spring Flea Market
Love candles or already planning a trip to Orchard Road this weekend? Drop by Yankee Candle’s Spring Flea Market for exclusive $50 deals and free gifts for selected customers. Gifts include naturally faded, decolourised and wickless candles, scratched candle warmers, chipped accessories and candles with no labels. Love their sustainable approach!
Spring Flea Market, 10am – 10pm, #B2-71, ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801
Esse Trunk Show
If you’ve been working really hard this week, take respite in a beautiful apartment at the dreamy Chip Bee Gardens and get first dibs on Esse’s new linen capsule. Of course, if there’s room for one more bag in our closet *wink*, Ling Wu’s gorgeous bags will also be available for purchase.
Esse Trunk Show, Fri: 11.30am-4.30pm; Sat: 1pm-6pm, Ling Wu Le Salon, 43 Jalan Merah Saga #02-78 Singapore 278115
Mox Parade flea market
Hop over to SOTA for three days of market goodness at the Mox Parade. Bring the shopping bags ‘cos there’s plenty to shop for. We’re talking about local fashion apparel, handmade crafts and jewellery, local beauty products, original artwork and even antique furniture. Yaas!
Mox parade, 1pm-9pm, SOTA, School of the Arts, Level 1, along Bras Basah Road, 1 Zubir Said Drive, Singapore 227968
Armenian Street Party: Living Peranakan bazaar
Shop, party, eat and get a lesson on Peranakan culture at the Armenian Street Party. Step out in your kebayas or batik shirts and try Peranakan cuisine on the street before you visit the bazaar for unique collectables. There’s even a fashion show should you need some #ootd inspo. You’ll want to stay on for performances that are guaranteed to make you dance all night long.
Armenian Street Party: Living Peranakan bazaar, 6pm-11pm, Peranakan Museum Singapore, 39 Armenian Street, Singapore 179941
Menswear Thrift Store by Conscious Living Collective
An all-men thrift store featuring pre-loved menswear? Now that’s something you don’t hear every day. Thanks to Conscious Living Collective and Youth Corps Singapore, even the boys can indulge in some shopping. Prepare to find unique pre-loved items, hang out with like-minded folks and look out for some special appearances (their lips are sealed for now but we’ll keep you posted).
Menswear Thrift Store by Conscious Living Collective, 5pm-8pm, Youth Corps Singapore, The Red Box, 113 Somerset Road, Singapore 238165
Binyl Music Fair
Gotta up your vinyl collection game? Now’s the time. The Binyl music fair is back at White Label Records, this time with a splash of new records, CDs, cassette tapes. Yes, we know what you’re thinking and don’t worry about that. True to Binyl’s specially curated mix, the music on sale is handpicked by selected music vendors and collectors with great taste.
Binyl Music Fair, 1pm-7pm, White Label Records, 28 Ann Siang Road #01-01, Ann Siang House, Singapore 069708
Sunday Social Market
Sunday Social Market returns this month and don’t expect anything less from this edition. Gather your posse for a day of delicious roasts, great music and of course, some shopping! Watch this space for the full list of interior decor, fashion accessories and local brand vendors.
Sunday Social Market, market from 12noon – 7pm while music and food till 10pm, 66 Kampong Bugis #01-01 Singapore 338987
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