With malls on almost every street corner and encompassing every metro station, Singapore is clearly a shopping Mecca for bargain hunters and designer addicts alike. The city lives to shop, and from the best designer malls to the quirkiest local boutiques, we’ve compiled a list of our top Singapore shopping destinations to give you a head start when you hit the streets.
Singapore Boutique Shopping
Singapore is a bustling fashion and design hub, and when wandering its vibrant streets and malls it’s impossible not to stumble upon at least one eclectic local boutique showcasing some of the city’s best creations. Whether you find yourself perusing the traditional crafts in Bugis’s gallery store Supermama, picking up some unique Singaporean stationary in nearby store Farm, delving into local fashion at The Emporium on Millenia Walk, or getting a taste of Asian apparel as a whole in Mythology on Club Street, there’s no chance of you leaving Singapore empty handed.
Head to the colourful shuttered buildings of quaint Haji Lane, one of the narrowest streets in Singapore that lies nestled in the heart of the Malay Quarter, Kampong Glam. Here you’ll find rows of quirky individual boutiques and little vintage treasure troves. Dulcet Fig is a firm favourite, where each item is personally picked out by owner Lovie and new items come in every two to three weeks – including genuine 70s dresses and 60s leather bags. Look out for the resident cats purring around your feet and be sure to pay a quick visit to nearby Arab Street which is lined with colourful fabric stores offering oriental carpets, pashminas, and batik shirts.
This famed boulevard epitomises the glamour and extravagance of Singapore’s shopping scene; flanked by countless iconic shopping malls, you can expect to find everything you’re looking for and more – especially with so many personal shopping and concierge services to hand. Robinsons, Club 21, and [email protected] are just some of the providers that can transform your trip into a luxurious and hassle free shopper’s paradise. Be sure to pay a visit to Tangs, a firm favourite amongst us at Black Tomato. The department store not only features some of the city’s best designers, but a classy personal shopper service that will leave none of your fashion queries unanswered – other than how you’re going to manage the unpacking without your new assistant when home.