So many malls, so little time! We’ve rounded up the cream of the shopping malls crop, so you can save time, and find what you’re looking for with ease BY AARON KOK
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ION ORCHARD Best for: High-Low Fashion
Shopping fatigue is a real thing, but that’s something you won’t face at TANGS at Tang Plaza. Rather than stocking labels already known to the public, the local department store has curated a section stocked with pieces from homegrown and harder-to-find international brands, making your shopping experience truly unique. www.tangs.com
TANGS AT TANG PLAZA Best for: Contemporary Labels
REBECCA MINKOFF for affordable shoes and bags.
TIBI for easy, elegant and cosmopolitan clothes.
WESTGATE Best for: Chilled Shopping Vibes
Not in the mood to jostle through the shopping crowd in the city? Thanks to a good selection of brands and its airy retail spaces and high ceilings, shopping at Westgate is more enjoyable. Wander around its corridors and you’ll find everything from fashion and kidswear to home furnishing brands. www.capitaland.com/sgmallswestgate
BERING for sleek, functional timepieces. Watch, $355.
CALVIN KLEIN JEANS for stylish, well-cut denim. Shirt, $190.
PANDORA for covetable, classic bling.
Retail therapy comes to both mummy and her mini-me, thanks to Paragon’s roster of fashion brands that cater to all ages. Rather than scatter the shops all over the mall, Paragon has dedicated an entire floor to little tots, with everything from fashion to playschools and a kiddy barbershop. www.paragon.com.sg
PARAGON Best for: Mum-and-baby Style
With eight floors of retail space offering you everything from beauty to homeware, ION Orchard is a shoppers’ paradise. But if there’s one thing that the mall is truly known for, is that it’s a one-stop mall for fashion lovers. With a mix of brands ranging from designer labels to high street boutiques, you can find plenty of trendy threads, as well as accessories and footwear from renowned international brands. www.ionorchard.com
COS for easy-towear and minimalist daywear. Skirt, $190.
FURLA for investment bags that won’t break the bank. Bag, $1,365.
BOTTEGA VENETA for supple leather goods, and glamorous clothing.
A whole floor dedicated to shoes, glorious shoes? Sign us up. Get your shoe addictions staved with Pedder on Scotts’ incredible range of footwear brands spread across their sprawling shop space. Sneakers, stilettos… you name it, and they’ve got it. Also, drop by The Coffee Academics for a well-earned cuppa, and browse around the other great fashion shops in the same mall. www.scottssquareretail.com
Earrings, $520, from Nina Kastens.
CLOSET for lustworthy brands such as Equipment and Isabel Marant. Equipment jacket, $480.
PEDDER ON SCOTTS for hyper-luxe shoe designs and accessories. Shoes, $516.
GIORDANO LADIES for comfortable pieces that suit every occasion.
SEED HERITAGE for colourful, casual pieces that the little ones will love.
TOD’S for a bag splurge that’ll last a lifetime. Bag, $3,400.
You don’t have to hop on a plane to indulge in a good spot of outlet shopping when you have IMM. The sprawling mall hosts plenty of fashionable brand outlets, where you can get stylish pieces that are still trendy, and easy on the pocket. www.capitaland.com/sg/malls/imm
IMM Best for: Outlet Shopping
COACH for stylish leather bags and accessories. Bag, $950.
KATE SPADE for flirty, feminine American sportswear and accessories.
MICHAEL KORS for outfits that are jetsetglam.
ORCHARD CENTRAL Best for: Casual Clothing
Orchard Central may sit on the lower end of the shopping belt, but when it comes to casual clothing, the mall comes out on top. Thanks to the massive Uniqlo flagship store, as well as a number of other shops that readily offer affordable solutions for your off-duty style needs, the mall is perfect when you need cool threads for your day-to-day looks. www.fareastmalls.com.sg/Orchard-Central
UNIQLO for clothes that you can wear 24/7.
ZOFF for glasses that won’t bust your budget.
THE SOCIAL FOOT for all your sneaker wants and needs. Adidas shoes, $147.
BUGIS JUNCTION Best for: Street Fashion
Bugis Junction is a great place to hit up for a dose of guilt-free shopping. Choose from a selection of street brands to satisfy your sartorial cravings, or hit up the BHG department store for all your needs. www.capitaland.com/sg/malls/ bugisjunction
FRED PERRY for classic atheleisure pieces.
Lef: SWATCH for fun timepieces to match your mood. Watch, $103. Right: TOPSHOP for trendy style on a dime.
VELOCITY @ NOVENA Best for: Outdoor Gear
Whether you’re hitting the running track or trekking off the beaten path, Velocity has got the paraphernalia you’ll need to hit your workout goals. Known to most as the address for reliable sportswear, suss out all your sportswear needs right here. www.velocitynovena.com
SKECHERS for pieces you can wear in or out of the gym.
NEW BALANCE for affordable gear engineered for peak performance. Shoes, $177.
NIKE for fashionable and comfortable activewear. Sports bra, $45.
ROBINSONS THE HEEREN Best for: Niche Labels
We love shopping at Robinsons The Heeren for a number of reasons, its brand mix being the topmost among them. Thanks to its enterprising buying team, you can find plenty of brands stocked exclusively on its racks, making the shopping experience that much more worthwhile and fun. www.robinsons.com.sg
THE KOOPLES for cool Europeaninspired threads. Shirt, $150.
CHINOISERIE BLU for jewellery with a traditional twist. Earrings, from $190.
SCHUTZ for super comfy, super stylish shoes. Shoes, $249.
OUE DOWNTOWN Best for: Style Solutions For Busy Women
Shopping in the CBD isn’t always easy, given how little land space is dedicated to retail. Nevertheless, OUE Downtown stands out as a great place to get some retail therapy. Home to a select group of niche brands, and a handful of local fashion and beauty labels, it certainly steps up in offering great stylish buys for the working crowd. www.downtowngallery.com.sg
O+ for quality, timeless eyewear. Sunglasses, $169.
BEYOND THE VINES for minimalist designs you can wear to the office.
Fashion doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg, and that’s why we love 313 Somerset. With plenty of brands to choose from, you can get your style fix easily without breaking the bank. Duchess & Co. carries a great range of evening wear, and there are plenty of streetwear brands that will tog you out in trendy pieces. www.313somerset.com.sg
313 SOMERSET Best for: Style On A Budget
LEVI’s for trusty denim jeans that actually last. Shirt, $279; and jacket, $170.
ALDO for glamorous shoes you can wear everyday. Shoes, $169.
ZARA for fashionable and versatile separates.
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