Get ahead of the festive season and stock up on (actually) affordable art, vintage gems and socially conscious goods
Woah, can’t believe October sneaked up on us just like that. Need some retail therapy before the crazy festive season begins? We’ve got ya! Make a beeline for a local design trunk show, a socially-conscious pop-up market and our personal fave, affordable art for all!
The worst secret ever
Till 14 Oct
Local label Beyond the Vines is not so good at keeping secrets. What they’re great at? Having a massive sale with tempting discounts up to 70%. Here’s your chance to add more pared-down essentials with soft hues, and quality basics to your wardrobe.
Beyond the Vines: Not so secret sale, BTV Gallery, #02-21 Mandarin Gallery 333 Orchard Road, Singapore 238897; BTV Downtown, #01-08, 6 Shenton Way, Singapore 068809, also available online
Add an avarcas sandal to your collection
3 Oct – 22 Oct
Shopping for sparkly, vegan and metallic avarcas sandals from Ria Menorca just got a lot easier – again. The Spanish footwear label is back for a three-week pop-up at Tangs Plaza and we’re patiently waiting to get our hands on a sparkly number. You in?
Ria Menorca pop-up at Tangs, Level 2 Tang Plaza, 320 Orchard Road, Singapore 238865
You’ll feel right at home here
If you haven’t seen Le Salon’s lovely space at Chip Bee Gardens, here’s your chance to drop by. The Uncovered Popup features a well-curated mix of under-the-radar finds and gems from local designers. Case in point: Gorgeous statement jewellery from Alexandra Alberta to past-season pieces from big names a la Stella McCartney thanks to e-boutique Le Loop. It will take a whole lot of willpower to leave.
Uncovered at Le Salon, 11am – 6pm, #02-78, 43 Jalan Merah Saga Singapore 278115
Get a whiff of H&M’s first fragrance collection
Have you heard? H&M is launching its first-ever perfume collection (in collaboration with leading perfume house, Givaudan) and it will transport you into a forest of foliage and woody landscapes. Alright, not literally but it comes close. Head over to Mandarin Gallery and enter a glass-encased forest filled with 25 different scents from the new fragrance collection and test the perfumes through immersive installations alongside items from H&M beauty.
H&M House of Notes popup store, outside Mandarin Gallery, 333A, Orchard Road, Singapore 238897
Save every single penny
12 – 13 Oct
Mark your calendars, you’ll want in on Gallery & Co.’s biggest sale to date. The retail space at National Gallery is bringing you marked down prices from your fave exhibitions and artists’ collaboration merch along with homewares from the likes of Hay, Areaware, Menu and more. Have you been eyeing that chic marble clock from Menu or are you a sucker for Yayoi Kusama’s adorable enamel pins? Get ‘em for a steal, right here.
Gallery & Co. Warehouse Sale, 10am – 8pm, National Gallery Singapore, Life Lobby A, Level 5, 1 St Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957
Vintage Market hits Katong
12 – 14 Oct
In case you missed the last one, Singapore’s premier vintage market is back to haunt your shopping senses and there’s no running away this time. Get spendy with vintage watches, gorgeous jewellery, vinyl records, retro haute couture, collectable home decor and heritage keepsakes. Stay entertained with street magic by Ednergy along with house DJs, Vinyl Heavy, Seung, Aceman and more.
Katong Square Lifestyle & Vintage Market, 2pm – 10pm, Katong Square, 88 East Coast Road Singapore 423371
Get your gear personalised at Wheelock Place
13-14 and 20-21 October
If you like your looks served with a personal touch, check out the OYAY market happening at Wheelock Place on 20-21 October, where 18 different brands will come together to provide personalisation services. Yes we want what nobody else has. Can’t wait until then? Head on over for the weekend of 13-14 October to can add your touch to purchases from Calvin Klein Underwear (2-6pm), get custom engraving by artist Ewejin at Dr Martens (1.30-5.30pm) or customise your accessories when you purchase a jewellery set at homegrown brand Mazzario. Talk about a unique shopping experience.
Wheelock Place; 501 Orchard Road, Singapore 238880
Sure-win prizes and hourly giveaways at ShopFest Showcase
19 – 21 Oct
Call dibs on key shopping events like 10.10, 11,11, Black Friday, 12.12 and Christmas as ShopFest helps you navigate the labyrinth of all the crazy year-end sales. This time, there’s a chance to win trunk loads of sure-win prizes and hourly giveaways from Grab, Shopee, foodpanda and more. Psst…RSVP now to be one of the first 500 to win a mystery tote bag.
ShopFest Showcase, 11am-9pm, 313@somerset, 313 Orchard Road, Singapore 238895
Get schooled in local design at Keepers’ Trunk Show
19 – 21 Oct
Get your hands on one-of-a-kind designs, learn the craft behind your fave pieces and seize the chance to rub shoulders with iconic local designers and craftsmen at the Singapore Designer Trunk Show. The three-day event will see local designer giants, Thomas Wee, Carrie K., Ying the Label, Butterknife Folk, GINLEE Studio; just to name a few.
Keepers Singapore Designer Trunk Show, 11am – 7pm, National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road, Singapore 188969
Learn how you can be #partofthegood at Festival for Good’s pop-up market
20 – 21 Oct
Revel in Singapore’s most exciting social enterprises at Festival for Good’s pop-up market. You’ll get a chance to understand the minds behind socially impactful fashion, lifestyle, technology and fitness businesses through workshops, conversations, and some shopping of course! Look out for Eden + Elie’s jewellery collection, Freedom Cups revolutionary period cups along with iced coffee from Bettr Barista.
Festival For Good 2018, 11am -7pm, Marina One (The Heart), 5 Straits View Singapore 018935
Actually Affordable Art Fair is back
The folks from Actually Affordable Art Fair probably heard our prayers ‘cos they’re back with a second edition! Yes, another chance to take home art that doesn’t break the bank (300 bucks and below!) – that too, by local and regional artists like SheenuStudio, Reza Hasni, Room To Imagine and Laugh and Belly. Satisfy your cravings with hearty roasts, great tunes, all-round good vibes and learn how to make your own accessories from UV-resin. Yup, seems like our type of shopping event.
Actually Affordable Art Fair, 2pm – 7pm, Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, 66 Kampong Bugis #01-01, Singapore 338987
Fashion Pulpit does it again
After a wildly successful run at its previous auction swap night, The Fashion Pulpit is back, this time with more brands on board, for another swapping event. Swap your pre-loved pieces and gain points to bid for pieces from Matter, August Society, StyleTribute as well as fab pieces from TV and radio presenter, Charlotte Mei. Psst.. members and students get $8 off the registration fee. All you need to do is drop off a maximum of 15 pieces to get points to bid for your favourite items. All the deets in the link below.
Auction Swap by The Fashion Pulpit, 3-5pm, 117 River Valley Road Liang Court, Singapore 179030
Swap it like it’s hot – The Accessory Edition
Raise your hand if you have an unhealthy stash of bags, jewellery and shoes just piling up in your wardrobe. Swapaholic is giving you the chance to swap your pre-loved accessories with cool arm candy from Bynd Artisan, OliveAnkara and more. That’s not all, it’s going to be a jam-packed day with free trishaw rides, movie screenings, street games and a free walking food tour.
The Awesome Accessory Swap, 5-8pm, Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 048467
Till next time!
J-town mania at Emerald Hill
Have a blast at Emerald Hill as Pop Up Japon takes over this iconic neighbourhood for a two-day shopping event featuring over ten Japanese and local brands. Shop delicate handmade jewellery by Tin Myanmar, swimwear via Sea Trendy, woven bags by Ogriv as well as chic footwear by Cote and Badt.
Pop-up at Emerald Hill, 3 Oct, 6pm – 9pm, 10am – 4pm, 127 Emerald Hill Rd, Singapore 229410
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