Singapore’s passion for fashion is perhaps rivaled only by its love for food as all that shopping will surely get one in the mood for some chow time.
What: One of Singapore’s biggest tourist draws that just keeps getting better with retail malls such as Ngee Ann City, Mandarin Gallery, Paragon, Knightsbridge, [email protected] and Orchard Central
Explore: Local designers’ stores Ashley Isham, Hansel, Ben Wu, and Posse at Mandarin Gallery
Where: Hilton Hotel, 581 Orchard Road (www.club21global.com)
What: An iconic multi-label fashion and concept boutique that houses high-end brands such as Lanvin, Dries Van Noten, Comme des Garçons, Dolce & Gabbana, and Marni among others.
Explore: Style Services Suite where Style Advisers host special presentations and previews for their clients. Clients can enjoy gourmet treats over a cup of organic tea or a glass of fine wine while the team goes over the spectrum of Club 21’s over 60 labels to create a carefully edited selection to meet the exacting needs of clients.
Where: 2 Orchard Turn (www.ion orchard.com)
What: Eight levels of shopping space (4 levels above and 4 levels below ground) that bring together the world’s “best-loved brands for their flagship, concept and lifestyle stores”
Explore: All Dressed Up and Kwanpen aside from high-end stores
Ann Siang Hill
Where: 45 Ann Siang Road
What: Hotspot for alternative tastes of chic street garb, fashion boutiques, antique furniture shops, art galleries and restaurants.
Explore: Front Row, Fuchsia Lane, Asylum, Fred Perry Laurel Shop and Style: Nordic
What: The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 800,000 sq ft of retail space
Explore: Brands such as Anne Fontaine, Henry Cotton’s, Paul & Shark, and Stefano Ricci as well as luxury retailers Chanel, Gucci, Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, Hermès and Frank Muller, among others, and the ArtScience Museum
Where: Arab Street
What: A collection of eclectic narrow shop-houses transformed into a retail stretch recalling Le Marais in Paris or New York’s Meatpacking District
Explore: The Blog Store, Know It Nothing, Sup Studio, White Room and Straits Records