Kickstart the new year with a retail therapy session at these new stores, pop-ups and flea markets in Singapore this January
Whether you’re looking for a wardrobe update or a great bargain, Singapore is never short of new places to shop. Besides its ever-growing list of shopping destinations and multi-label concept stores such as Dover Street Market Singapore and City of Tomorrow, you can also find exciting pop-ups for artisanal wares, quirky finds, pre-loved designer goods, independent designers and more. This January, get your wallets ready and #supportlocal at KEEPERS, handmade crafts at MAAD, sustainable shopping at EarthFest 2018 and more…
Check back as we’ll be keeping you updated each month on where to shop right now in Singapore…
Pop-ups and flea markets to splash your cash
The KEEPERS Red Letter Sale
Get ready for a floor-wide sale of over 40 local labels offering up to 90% discount! Redecorate your home in time for the new year with home and lifestyle products by Onlewo, The General Co., Kult, Epigram Books and The Way We Were. Switch up your fashion looks with labels like Ginlee Studio, Sabrina Goh, Matter Prints, Max Tan, Q Menswear, Gnome and Bow, and Amos Ananda. Stock up your accessories with Carrie K., Ling Wu, WoonHung, and Wabi Sabi & Me. Kids apparel, food and more are also on sale — so get your cash out for splash out.
The KEEPERS Red Letter Sale, 6-7 January, whole of second floor, National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road, Singapore 188969
Farmers Market at Loewen Gardens
The Farmers Market at Loewen Gardens is a great way to kick-start a weekend, or your year! Besides stocking up the kitchen with items such as organic vegetables, olive oil, bread, wine and a whole range of baked goods, you can give your wardrobe an update (new year, new clothes, perhaps?) with Love-Style-Fashion. No doubt its range of bags, jewellery and clothes by Australian fashion labels will have you looking tres chic for the new year.
Farmers Market at Loewen Gardens, 13 January, 75E Loewen Road, Singapore 248844
Katong Square Lifestyle & Vintage Market
Calling all bargain hunters and vintage buffs! Touted as the city’s true blue vintage flea market (and the Portobello Market of Singapore), this lifestyle and vintage market will be offering everything from antiques to bespoke items, and is ace for retro gifts like vinyl records, vintage jewellery and accessories, timeless fashion pieces, kitschy souvenirs and more. Items will be sold at 50% off marked prices!
Katong Square Lifestyle & Vintage Market, 12-14 January, Katong Square, 86/88 East Coast Road, Singapore 423371
This third edition features a food fair of delicious international and new age planet-friendly foods, a Farmer’s Market of local businesses with sustainable products, an eco-carnival of engaging low carbon games, as well as other various opportunities like talks, screenings, shopping, and more! If you’d much prefer a clothes swap, we recommend checking out Swapaholic’s economically and environmentally-sustainable clothes swap at EarthFest!
EarthFest 2018, 14 January, Marina Barrage, 8 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018951
Singapore Art Week
The city opens each year with a visual spectacle and it’s got Singapore Art Week to thank for that. The massive arts festival ushers in dozens of exhibitions, walking tours, talks, after-parties and art fairs held across precincts, galleries and museums. Not only will you be able to explore the city through the eyes of an art aficionado, you’ll get to bag plenty of art by local and regional artists for your mini art gallery at home. So if you can tell your Monets from your Manets, make your way down to Singapore Art Week and join your fellow connoisseurs as you chart your art-inspired path through the city.
Singapore Art Week 2018, 17-28 January, Various locations
The Luggage Market
21 January onwards
If shopping on a budget is your new year’s priority, then be sure to drop by The Luggage Market at The Adelphi (as it’s got deals and steals?). With over 45 booths selling preloved wares, as well as a vast selection of fashionable clothes from Refash to browse through, it’s unlikely you’ll leave empty-handed. Expect this to be your new favourite 2018 flea market.
The Luggage Market, 21 January onwards, The Alelphi, 1 Coleman St, Singapore 179803
FashBash: The Comeback Edition
Singapore’s favourite fashion bazaar is back! After a 7-year hiatus, this comeback edition sees wardrobe-clearing fashionistas selling pre-loved designer bags, shoes, accessories and clothes at affordable prices. If you’re all local labels, get to know some of Singapore’s talented fashion designers and retailers who will be making an appearance with their upcoming pieces hot off their sample racks, as well as current and past collections up for grabs.
FashBash: The Comeback Edition, 27 January, on level 11 of Pico Creative Centre, 5 Little Monkeys Cafe, 20 Kallang Ave, Singapore 339411
MAAD at the Marina Bay
We’re so glad that the Red Dot Design Museum is back, and in some cool new digs now, located along the Marina Bay Waterfront. And with the return of the museum, the crowd favourite MAAD Market will be a weekend fixture till April! Good news for those who are looking to indulge in some of your own retail therapy, and #supportlocal makers. Hit up this cool market for equally cool treasures!
MAAD at the Marina Bay, on weekends until 1 April 2018, Red Dot Design Museum, 11 Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018940
New stores we’re into
The House of Samsonite at Marina Bay Sands
So you’ve got all our travel needs down pat, including your luxe holiday looks. The only thing missing? A fab travel bag. Samsonite will be opening the doors to its newest concept store at Marina Bay Sands. Also known as the House of Samsonite, the new boutique will offer impeccably designed luggage and backpacks by five travel and lifestyle bag brands: Samsonite, Samsonite RED, Samsonite Black Label, Hartmann and Lipault Paris.
The House of Samsonite at Marina Bay Sands, opens from 18 January, #B2-117, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018972