Our top picks for all things S.H.O.P.P.I.N.G this month!
Yes, we know the month of June can be a tough one for us shopaholics as we await the arrival of the biggest shopping event of the year – the Great Singapore Sale. It’s coming soon, we promise. Fret not, in the meantime, we let you in on the hottest shopping events of the month. *ka-ching!*
What’s on our shopping radar: June 2019
Vintagewknd x Aloha Beaches
In case you didn’t know, Bugis has transformed into a beach club of sorts, complete with a sand-filled lounge, pastel palm trees and beach umbrellas. And what’s a beach party without resort wear? Vintagewknd’s got your back with vintage Hawaiian shirts to occasion dresses from the 50s to 80s. Another advocate for sustainable fashion, the pieces are derived from factory deadstock, excess and upcycled vintage material.
Vintagewknd x Aloha Beaches, 12pm-10.30pm, Bugis Junction x Bugis+, 200 Victoria Street, Singapore 188021
Design for Asia – Design dialogue, pop-up store and opening party
4 June onwards
The Design for Asia awards is coming to Singapore and you know what that means – plenty of creatives in one room with interesting topics to discuss. Come and witness guest speakers, including founder Arnault Castel of multi-label store kapok, share their views on propagating Asian values in the design industry from 6pm-7.30pm. The evening continues with an opening party for a three-month pop-up in collaboration with kapok; featuring winners from the Design for Asia Awards. Stay tuned for more details, we’ll keep you posted.
Design for Asia pop-up, Kapok Singapore, opening party: 4 June, 7.30pm-8.30pm, 111 Middle Road, National Design Centre, #01-05, Singapore 188969, Singapore 188969
Runway Singapore SS19: Fashion Show & Marketplace
If you regularly keep up with us, you’ll know that we’re huge fans of local fashion here. So you can imagine how we’re feeling about Runway Singapore’s fashion show and marketplace. It’s going to be a night to remember as the hottest brands and up-and-coming designers like Qlothe, YeoMama Batik, Baliza Shop and UBU Swimwear will be strutting their latest spring/summer collections down the runway. Front row seats are going are just $30 so you know what to do!
Runway Singapore SS19: Fashion Show & Marketplace, 7pm-10pm, The Hive Lavender, 1 Kallang Junction, Singapore 339263
Weekend pop-up market at Amber Ember
Join Amber Ember for the third edition of its weekend pop-up market. Gather the friends, grab a coffee and browse through local gems from Sunday Bedding, TeaPasar, Graye Studio, Ponder and Bind, MomoKa, Frank Skincare, Fossa Chocolate and Nena, just to name a few.
Weekend pop-up market, 11am-5.30pm, Amber Ember, #01-01, 730 Upper Serangoon, Singapore 534613
It’s the month of Pink Dot (we’ll get to more related events in a sec) and Pasar Pink’s doing it in style with an inclusive social market no matter your sexual orientation. Curated by the folks from Sunday Social along with Pink Fest and Open Farm Community, you can expect a great mix of limited edition swag for your wardrobe to quirky home accessories to complete your home. It’s not a Pasar Pink party without some groovy beats and delish munchies – so stay on for killer playlists and acts by Blackout Agency; grub from Open Farm Community and patisseries from Tiong Bahru Bakery.
Pasar Pink, 11am-10pm, Open Farm Community, 130E Minden Road, Singapore 248819
Wheeler’s Market reels in again with all your shopping, eating and partying needs. Hop over to the northside for a full day of discovering artisanal collections and collectables from local brands (we hear there are over 22 local vendors!). Look out for brands like Rouge Trinkets, LePaw, Kikiko Organics, U.Topi, Mira and more.
Wheeler’s Estate, 10.30pm-6pm, 2 Park Lane, Seletar Aerospace Park, Singapore 798386
Great Singapore Street Pop-up: The Conscious Concept
The season of The Great Singapore Sale has us beaming with excitement but take note – shopping consciously is the way to go. No idea where to begin? Hop over to the GSS Street pop-up to adopt a conscious tag. Meet sustainable brands like Coral Secret, Greenie Genie, The Sustainability Project, Want Skincare and more.
Great Singapore Street Pop-Up: The Conscious Concept, 11am-10pm, Outside Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Road, Singapore 238897
GSS: The Great Singapore Swap
The Great Singapore… wait a minute, we’re looking at the great Singapore swap. If you go home to a closet overflowing with clothes – and rarely don half the pieces in it – swapping is the way to go. All you have to do is register for a small fee at The Fashion Pulpit, drop off your clothes before swap day and get ready to bag cool items from Matter, Boheme Style Nomads and more.
GSS: The Great Singapore Swap, 11am-4pm, 1 Raffles Place, Singapore 048616
This is a first. Partied at Bar Rouge before? You’ll probably remember – or not depending on how crazy it gets *winks* – having the best time. Well, imagine shopping in this amazing space. Yup, the nightclub is throwing its very first shopping fair and the lineup looks promising. Keep your eyes peeled for new discoveries or spot recurring favourites with brands like Camira Asrori, RoBags, TheWYLDshop, Sole Superior SG, Ashley & Co. in the mix.
L’Atelier Rouge, Bar Rouge Singapore, 12pm-6pm, 2 Stamford Road, Floor 71, Singapore 178882
What you missed
Assemble Gentlemen’s Pop Up!
Till 2 June
Gentlemen, assemble! Finally, a pop-up dedicated to men. Look out for this open concept pop-up right outside Orchard Central hosted by Assemble store. We’re pretty sure you can’t miss the tailoring bar where you’ll get first dibs on the latest fabrics, customised designs and limited edition printed linings before its collection launch next week. Menswear labels like Gaius Walks, Talking Toes, Kisetsu, Graye, Arcade Men, Valour, Holtan Vibes and Journal Projects are also in the mix. But wait, there’s more. Visit the service bar, where you can get your shoes polished along with a quick haircut.
Assemble Gentlemen’s Pop Up!, 11am-10pm, Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road, Singapore 238896
Swap your robot toy at this mini but mighty flea
Are you an avid collector or vintage toy enthusiast?. Old Habits cafe is throwing another mini flea and swap event with a robots theme! So gather your old toys and bring your shopping bags. You’re bound to find a gem or two here. *attempts to dance the robot*
June Mini but Mighty Flea, 10am-2pm, Old Habits, 38 Telok Blangah Rise #01-315, Singapore 090038
Katong Square Lifestyle & Vintage Market: June Edition
Make way for our favourite permanent market! Yes, our list isn’t complete without a visit to Katong Square Lifestyle & Vintage Market where you’ll encounter everything from curios, trinkets, vintage gems, collectables, jewellery, home decor, quirky gift ideas…we could go on all day. It extends for six days this month so no excuses to miss it.
Katong Square Lifestyle & Vintage Market June Edition, 1pm-10pm, Katong Square, 88 East Coast Road, Singapore 423371
Accessory Swap by Swapaholic
Exhausted all potential outfit combos in your wardrobe? Here’s one way to declutter and also save some bucks. Swapaholic is back for a swap session and this time, it’s all about the accessories. Swap your preloved items with bags, jewellery, brand new earrings and even men’s’ accessories like neckties, pocket squares.
Accessory Swap (Boutique Edition), 11.00am-6.30pm, 22 North Canal Road, Singapore 048834