Shopaholics and the like, don't forget to visit Singapore's greatest shopping street, Orchard Road - offering beautiful accessories, gifts, fashion, and more
Asia’s most famous shopping street, Orchard Road is a dream destination for those seeking serious retail therapy in the heart of the city. From high-end and High Street to designer and discount finds, here’s a handy guide on where to shop.
Quite simply, it’s heaven in a bookstore. You walk in to buy the latest New York Times bestseller and walk out with two avant-garde design magazines, delightful kids’ pop-up book, a new Moleskine journal, and a couple of gifts for loved ones back home. The store is also impeccably arranged for easy browsing of its wide genre of titles, which are also available in different languages.
Kinokuniya, #04-20E Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road, p. (65) 6214 9004.
Within this hip multi-concept emporium – the first of its kind in Singapore – you can shop a range of stylish goods from clothing label Sifr, perfumer Code Deco, multi-label establishment SPUR Hauswerks, and furniture store Fred Lives Here. Get your hair done at pact+LIM and your nails painted at kiyone+LIM before grabbing a bite at casual bar and restaurant Kilo.
PACT, #02-14-23 Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road, p. (65) 6238 6362.
Pedder on Scotts
If there’s one place in Singapore that houses all of the season’s shoe and accessory trends, this massive duplex store is it. The stunning space is home to more than 100 of the hottest designer labels, including Alexander Wang, Charlotte Olympia and Nicholas Kirkwood. Gorgeous footwear aside, there’s also The Coffee Academics from Hong Kong if you need a cup of Joe to perk up.
Pedder On Scotts, Level 2 Scotts Square, 6 Scotts Road, p. (65) 6244 2883.
Strange And Deranged
There’s nothing strange or deranged at this luxury home and lifestyle store. Instead, you’ll find yourself surrounded by a swoon-worthy range of unique, handcrafted decoratives, artworks, soft furnishings, books, and curios that blend traditional aesthetics with modern designs.
Strange And Deranged, #01-09 Palais Renaissance, 390 Orchard Road, p. (65) 6737 9289.
Anyone with a love of beauty products will tell you to check out Sephora if you’re on the hunt for a new lipstick, hairspray or scent. The beauty giant has stores scattered across the island, but the largest in Asia is located at ION Orchard, where you can get your hands on the best and latest in the market. Be warned: it’ll take a lot of willpower to leave empty-handed!
Sephora, #01-05/06 ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, p. (65) 6509 8255.
There’s no missing the TANGS building, an iconic structure along Orchard Road modelled after Chinese palaces. This heritagerich homegrown department store is where you’ll discover top local labels such as IN GOOD COMPANY, Aijek and Carrie K. alongside big-name international offerings. Plus, it provides free local delivery to your hotel so you can continue shopping or exploring the city hands-free.
TANGS, 310 Orchard Road, p. (65) 6737 5500.
This Swatch wonderland will make you feel like a kid in a candy store with its vibrant wall prints, groovy shapes and chandeliers made out of – you guessed it – watches. Let the little ones have some fun picking out their favourite tickers at the Flik Flak corner, which features display panels installed at a child-friendly height, while you browse the latest collections.
Swatch Megastore, Level 1 orchardgateway, 277 Orchard Road, p. (65) 6702 4457.
Robinsons The Heeren
The 158-year-old department-store chain’s biggest outlet in Singapore boasts five floors of fashion, beauty, home, lifestyle, and kids products by local and international brands such as Ashley Isham from Singapore, Greyhound from Thailand, and London’s House of Holland. Be sure to pick up your Robinsons Visitors Privilege Card at the store to enjoy 10 per cent off!
Robinsons The Heeren, 260 Orchard Road, p. (65) 6735 8838.
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