Perhaps the ultimate destination for shopaholics, art lovers and fashionistas, Singapore is a spectacular haunt when it comes to designer shopping. A showcase for unique and luxurious fashion, art and design, many world-class brands sit alongside a diverse range of independent designers offering all manner of clothing, accessories, jewellery and souvenirs from this glittering and exciting city.
Whether you’re searching for that unique piece of art, a quirky gift, a designer handbag, unusual jewellery or simply a great book, Singapore has it all. Join us on a Singaporean adventure as we discover some of the hidden designer gems you can’t afford to miss while visiting the city…
Situated on Beach Road, this flagship gallery store is a must-visit while you’re in the city. Working closely with up-and-coming design and art studios in Singapore and traditional crafts from Japan, they offer a real showcase of talent. Supermama is the place to shop for contemporary gifts, cultural artefacts and everyday objects with a contemporary twist.
2. In Good Company
Sprawled across 3,300 square feet, this new flagship store stocks a wide selection of fashion labels, womenswear, lifestyle products and accessories by independent and home-grown labels. There’s also the lovely in-house cafe, Plain Vanilla, for refreshments and to rest your weary feet!
3. Nana & Bird
This multi-label boutique carries a fantastic collection of Singaporean and international independent labels. Step inside Nana & Bird and discover that rare, off-the-wall charm as you browse a superb collection of classic and contemporary jewellery, designer baby clothes, beautiful handbags and a range of women’s clothing from some of the world’s most exciting designers.
Ethan Koh’s spectacular creations are for the ‘nonconformists and imaginatives’ among us. With an eponymous luxury accessories line, Ethan-K designs pieces to bring luxury back to a time when exclusivity and the personal touch prevailed. Hailing from a family who supply exotic skins for top luxury brands including Hermès and Louis Vuitton, you can buy your own slice of luxury with an exquisite range of luxury crocodile skin handbags inspired by exotic Asian fruits and flowers, elegant icons and the breathtaking Midnight Magician Collection. Natural leather, handmade clasps and skilled craftsmanship combine to create the ultimate luxury accessory.
5. Carrie K
Shop a range of playfully provocative artisan-crafted jewellery for him and for her from award-winning designer Carrie K. This exciting store stocks a beautiful range of bow ties, cufflinks, rings, necklaces and bracelets. Searching for a piece of unusual jewellery? Browse luxurious designs inspired by Alice in Wonderland, Morse Code and Greek Mythology!
6. Wood in the Books
Wood in the Books is an independent picture bookshop stocking an exciting range of hand-picked classics and new picture books, comics, pop-up books and graphic novels to delight and inspire all ages. More than just books, this welcoming store also stocks drawings, paintings, prints and plush toys made by co-owner Mike ‘Moof’ Foo.
7. The Farm Store
Fancy a souvenir with a sense of humour? Then pop into The Farm Store. You’re sure to find that unique and quirky gift at this community-centred arts centre and design studio. Curated by a young team of art enthusiasts, The Farm Store’s colourful, wacky and highly original collection of products are all made in Singapore and reflect the country’s culture and history. Find classic games, pretty tote bags, vintage Chinese calendars and novelty drinking glasses with funny ’Slinglish’ catchphrases!
8. Charles & Keith
Recognised as one of Singapore’s most successful fashion labels, Charles & Keith is the place to go to for chic women’s footwear and accessories. This leading retailer stocks an inspiring range of on-trend accessories at their concept store, including belts, shoes, sunglasses, costume jewellery and bags. With between 20 to 30 designs added to the stores weekly, there’s always something new and exciting to discover at this fashionable store.
9. TWG Tea
Established in Singapore, TWG Tea is recognised as one of the finest luxury tea brands in the world. A unique shop, TWG Tea is passionate about sharing its expertise and knowledge on all things tea. Boasting the largest tea collection in the world with over 1,000 single-estate fine harvest teas and exclusive blends as well as delicious tea patisseries and other tea-infused delicacies, it’s a must-visit for every passionate tea drinker!
10. Tiger Balm
No trip to Singapore would be complete without picking up a pot of the world famous Tiger Balm! This traditional ointment has been tried, tested and trusted by generations, and is used to treat headaches and colds, rheumatic or arthritic pains, muscle strains and pains.
Ready for your shopping trip in Singapore? Contact your Travel Counsellor today to plan your ‘shop ’til you drop’ itinerary!