From an abundance of flea markets to exciting store openings, here’s all that you need to keep up with the retail therapy this July.
It’s flea market paradise this July as we make a beeline for one (or two, or three or seven?) flea markets and a few store openings, each unique and a danger to our bank accounts. From an urban street party to Honeycombers’ very own Girls’ Night Out, we are so ready to splash our cash at these shopping events. Here’s what’s on our shopping radar this month!
Urban Venture Street Party
Come 7th July, the whole stretch of Temple Street at Chinatown will transform into a fun-filled fiasco of fun, play, and shopping. Enjoy live performances by local talents, free manicures and yoga sessions. Delicious sweet treats, tea blends, fashion accessories and handmade homeware are waiting for you at the artisan market. Or bag preloved items from social influencers at the Underground Market (mentioned below). Psst…Entry is free but if you’re looking to score some karma points, make a donation to Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2). You’ll even receive a 5% discount at all F&B and Artisans Market booths. A win-win for all.
Urban Ventures, 7th July, 4pm-10.30pm, Temple Street
Wish you could sneak a peek inside the wardrobes of your favourite influencers? Well, you’re in luck as Underground Market is back for its 10th edition. Steal the styles and bag a ramshackle of preloved apparel, accessories, shoes and bags from designers, artists, models and beauty junkies at massive bargains.
Underground Market, 7th July, 4pm-10.30pm, Temple Street
Girls’ Night Out
We can’t complete this guide without giving a mention to our very own Girl’s Night Out. Tag the girlfriends along for a night of free-flow sparkling wine, vino and canapes by the pool at Hotel Jen’s rooftop bar. Pamper yourselves with express manicures, massages, makeovers, as well as retail shopping from Lilla Lane, Maison Mika, By Invite Only, theWYLDshop, Just Gaya’s and more. Still not game for it? How does $2000 worth of goodies sound? Tickets are selling out fast so grab them while you can!
Girls’ Night Out, 11th July, 7pm-9pm, Hotel Jen, Orchard Gateway, rooftop by the pool; 277 Orchard Road, Singapore 238858
Get the biggest bargains at Percentile with sales going up to 90% on all items (Yes, you read that right). Save your buck on a retailing mix of fashion, lifestyle and outdoor goods from brands like theWYLDshop, The Authority, AforArcade, Darts Distribution, Superga, Dr, Denim and more. From luxe buys to cult favourites, this is the shopping extravaganza to scope out on some serious steals.
Percentile 2018, July 14, 11am-9pm, #04-01 *SCAPE 2 Orchard Link, Singapore 237978
Sunday Social market
The best of music and fashion unite at Sunday Social Market. Care for a tarot card reading by A Third Eye Seer or reiki by Fiona Holistic Wellness? There’s more. Move along to great tunes by local DJs, discover home-bred fashion brands, artisanal bakers and crafters, and take your cheat day to the next level with hearty roasts from Camp Kilo Charcoal Club. It’s going to be a Sunday to remember.
Sunday Social Market, 15th July, 12pm-10pm, Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, #01-01, 66 Kampong Bugis, Singapore 338987
The Mega Flea Market
Singapore’s blazing hot weather dampening your shopping spirits? Take it indoors at Singapore’s largest indoor flea market. Jam-packed with over 200 booths, street food, carnival games and kids activities, it’s the perfect weekend for some family fun.
The Mega Flea Market, 21st- 22nd July, 12pm – 10pm, Suntec Convention Hall 404
So Gelam Market
Gelam your way through this kampong style weekend pop up filled with great food, live performances and cool bric-a-brac to take home. Strategically located at Singapore’s culture hub of Kampong Glam, the So Gelam Market will give you a culture check with traditional games (how does five stones or chapteh sound?) and workshops where you can learn how to crochet a plant hanger.
So Gelam Market, 27th-29th July, 27th July (8-11pm), 28th July (2-11pm) and 29th July (2–10pm), Baghdad Street Kampong Glam, Singapore
New Store Openings & Pop-ups
Tangs Summer Pop-up
It’s a playground of tropical colours, bold prints and playful designs at the Tangs Summer Popup. Shop the coolest beachwear and resort wear must-haves from brands like Coral Secret, Martina Pink, Bafiafop, Casapuri and Our Second Nature. Your ultimate vacation wardrobe is right here.
Tangs Summer pop-up, 6th-26th July, (till 15th July for selected brands), available at all Tangs outlets
In case you haven’t heard of Another Sole, these guys are home to the ultimate travel shoe thanks to the comfy, luxuriously soft and supple leather, as well as sports footbed material for all-day wear. Already a fan? Come down to its pop-up store in Tiong Bahru to shop shoes, and meet the inspiring founders who’ve recently hit their target of donating 10% of their revenue to feeding hungry children in Phnom Penh.
Anothersole pop-up, open until August, 11am-8pm, 59 Eng Hoon Street, Singapore 160059
State of Escape
Fans of the Australian bag label, State of Escape, are in for an exclusive treat as the brand launches its first ever Southeast Asian pop-up right here in Singapore. Located at multi-label boutique, Pedder on Scotts, the luxurious label introduces its trans-seasonal bag collection along with three cross-body styles for you to choose from.
State of Escape, available at Pedder on Scotts, Level 2 Scotts Square, 6 Scotts Road, Singapore 228209
This Italian-based women’s fashion label has (finally) made its way to Singaporean shores. Befitting Maryling’s modern femininity style, the boutique is a visual splendour with sheer white and grey walls, futuristic light installations and bold striped glass artwork– exactly the kind of beautiful boutique we love! Expect to find an alluring range of staples that will have you scoring top marks in fashion books.
Maryling, 2 Bayfront Avenue, #L1-22-23-24, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972
We have so much love for their trunk shows but we’re as ecstatic over the opening of theWYLDshop’s new shop. Step in and touch, feel and try on laidback yet high-street styles from Aussie labels at the quaint Joo Chiat boutique. Perfect for Singapore’s perennial tropical weather.
theWYLDshop, 412 Joo Chiat Road Singapore 427637
The Fashion Pulpit
Watch this space: Singapore’s first and only permanent swapping space will open its doors at Liang Court following a successful Kickstarter campaign. As we lead towards a socially-conscious and plastic-free July, here’s your chance to do some guilt-free retail therapy along the way. Swap your clothes with pre-loved gems or upcycle a piece you can’t bear to give away. A host of workshops and talks by industry experts will also be conducted by the folks at The Fashion Pulpit.
The Fashion Pulpit, from 28th July, Liang Court, #02-08, 177 River Valley Road, Singapore 179030
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