If you’re just about to make the move to Singapore, you may be wondering what children’s gear you should stack your container with. The good news is you don’t need to bring much. Shopping in Singapore is easy – it’s actually a national pastime! There are malls everywhere, plus you’ll get to shop for American, European and Asian brands. We’ve compiled some of the best places to pick up kids’ clothes, toys, furniture and gifts for kids.
So where should you start? There are international chains in the big shopping malls like VivoCity and Suntec City Mall to luxury and designer labels on Orchard Road, available at Paragon and ION Orchard. Then there are smaller malls with more independent boutiques like Cluny Court, Forum and Tanglin Mall. United Square and City Square Mall are both dedicated shopping malls for children and babies. So here’s our round-up of the best children’s shops in Singapore!
Best shops for kids’ clothes and accessories
#1 Mode Mini
Bringing in a wide variety of fun and playful kids’ brands from all across the world, Mode Mini has everything from clothing, shoes and backpacks to lunchboxes and dining ware. Many of the brands have a focus on sustainability, such as using recycled materials and making a point to minimise waste. There’s also free shipping on local orders and a 30-day return policy, so you can easily request for a return if you change your mind!
The store’s clothing caters to children aged two to eight years and offers a good balance between fun and functionality. You’ll find cute outfits for your mini-me that are not only fashionable but durable and practical, especially in our tropical climate. For comfy and stylish footwear, check out the sneakers from Novesta and sandals from We A Family, amongst others. Other cool accessories to browse include the selection of Studio Ditte backpacks that come in fun designs – they’re made from recycled PET bottles!
#2 Château de Sable
Launched in Singapore, but now spread around the world, when you deck your children out in kids’ clothes brand Château de Sable, you’re getting the best quality fabrics, detailing and comfort.
This online shopping outlet has the latest designer and up-and-coming brands of kids’ clothes for ages zero to 14. Browse from the comfort of your sofa – plus, your order will be shipped within 24 hours.
If you’re looking for cute matching kids’ clothes, as well as for yourself, you need to check out Ksisters. This is a Korean-style online boutique run by Jungmin Lee, who is a Korean mom of two kids.
Big chains that sell kids’ clothes here: H&M, Marks & Spencer, Zara Kids, Uniqlo Kids & Baby, Next Online, Fox Kids & Baby, Cotton On Kids, Seed Heritage, Decathlon, Royal Sporting House.
Best kids shops for toys
#5 White & Black Trading
Get the kids out for some active fun! As the official Micro distributor in Singapore, White and Black Trading’s range of scooters and accessories are a lifesaver for busy mums and dads. You’ll find varieties that are suitable for kids of all ages, even for those as young as 18 months. For the littlest ones in your brood, we’d recommend the Mini2go Plus, which has a parent handle, detachable drawer and seat. Pair your new rides with safety equipment such as helmets and lights, which come in fun vibrant colours that kids will love. To add to the fun, the store also carries other great outdoor toy options, from Penny Skateboards, Ezyrollers and Waboba beach balls to Crazy Catch, Swingball and QuickPlay sport products.
Browse the extensive range on the online store. Items can be dispatched within 48 hours (perfect for that last-minute gift!) and, best of all, orders above $100 enjoy free delivery.
#09-123 Enterprise Hub, 48 Toh Guan Road East
#6 The Better Toy Store
Be warned – you’ll want to chuck out the contents of your child’s toy box and replace the whole lot with quality wooden pieces from The Better Toy Store. Shop for award-winning kids’ toys that are environment-friendly, with 100 percent organic toys for babies, from brands like Plan, Djeco and Haba. We love their water-play toys from AquaPlay, too.
Located at Tanglin Mall, Paragon and Jewel Changi
#7 Cuckoo Little Lifestyle
A one-stop-boutique shop for kids’ toys, furniture, gifts, partyware, décor and fashion (for mums too!), this little store at Dempsey will have you swooning and filling your whole house!
Block 6B Dempsey Road
If you are looking for kids’ toys that entertain, educate, and are stylish, smart, safe, then head to Playhao.
#02-15 Forum The Shopping Mall
#9 Secret Chamber
Do you have a Lego-mad small human in your house? Get them down to the Secret Chamber – it’s wall to wall with Lego! From Duplo, Lego Friends, Juniors, movie-themed to Mindstorms robotic Lego, their kids’ toys range is huge!
Located at Thomson Plaza and Parkway Parade
#10 Hamleys Singapore
There is something simply magical about walking into a Hamleys store. Their Singapore store reflects their London heritage of being the oldest and biggest toy store in the world. Super helpful staff are on hand to advise those of us who like to browse in wonder, while children will be captivated by the sights and sounds!
#B1-57 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
#11 Growing Fun
Grab your imagination and head to the Growing Fun website or store. Well-priced and conveniently grouped into suitable ages from one to 12, there are all sorts of kids’ toys, from games, robotics and jigsaws to science experiments and puppets! Solve all your responsible birthday present gifting in one go.
#02-16 United Square
Also, there are big name chains with multiple stores in Singapore: Toys R Us, Early Learning Centre (at Mothercare), Lego Store.
Best shops for children’s furniture and accessories
#12 Kuhl Home
When picking furniture for your little one’s bedroom, safety and durability are key. Kuhl Home stocks beautiful and functional Nordic furniture that has been hand-crafted using toxin-free materials from sustainable solid pine wood from Scandinavia – good for your kids and the environment. Also, with the modular designs on offer, your toddler’s bed could be used until they leave home!
The Lifetime Kidsroom range has canopies, slides and tent tops. Are they beds or playhouses? Let your kids’ imagination run wild! They’ll love, learn and imagine, while you take comfort knowing that it’s all to the highest global safety standards.
#01-01 Century Warehouse, 100E Pasir Panjang Road
From low-to-the-ground single beds and wooden play centres, to bunk beds with additional trundles, to study spaces and shelving, Flexa adapts as your children grow. The solid pine and oak used in all Flexa furniture comes from sustainable sources and has a tough, eco-friendly UV-lacquered finish. This means you can relax knowing those little nashers won’t chew off any harsh paint or chemicals.
Located at United Square and Forum The Shopping Mall
#14 House of AnLi
From princess carriages to treehouses, tents to mini-caravans, three-storey bunkbeds to beds with study desks, the Mathy by Bols children’s bed range at the House of AnLi will make bedtime easy (well, easier!). Turn the kids’ rooms into awesome adventure and imagination zones.
#02-21/22 and #03-17 Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Road
Others to check out: Piccolo House, Kids Haven, Ibenma, LittleWode, Deer Industries, Liliewoods, HipVan
Best shops for babies
This is one of our go-to online stores for premium baby gifting in Singapore! Started by an expat mummy-and-daddy duo and named after their two gorgeous sons, the locally-based brand designs eco-friendly baby products with style, comfort and our tropical climate in mind.
Featuring sustainably-sourced, high quality Oeko-Tex certified bamboo textiles and apparels that are oh-so-soft and perfect for the Singapore weather, Raph&Remy also offers personalisation across a range of their products (including teethers!) for that extra special touch. All items come beautifully packaged and are shipped around the world. You can shop the brand online, or at selected stores across the island, including Tangs at Tangs Plaza (Level 2) and Robinsons The Heeren (Level 5).
This store (branded as “thelittleonesinmylife”) stocks high-quality Korean baby and mummy products. From feeding to carrying, changing and even playtime, you’ll get it all at this online store
If you’ve lived in the UK, you’ll be familiar with the Mothercare brand. The products support you and your children from pregnancy onwards.
Need something urgently for your baby but can’t get out? Motherswork will deliver within two hours and stocks only the highest quality international and local brands.
#19 Pupsik Studio
Everything you need for your baby! From basics like nappies and wipes to toys, clothing and books, there are over 200 brands and 5000 products here!
This local online store carries all you need for feeding your little one, from bottles and milk storage containers to even breast pumps and accessories. Their specially made bottles will allow you to express, store and feed using a single container – all you need to do is switch out the lid or head.
Best shops for children’s shoes
#21 Happy Step Store
Is your little one starting to totter around? Are you looking for a pair of perfect shoes for your tiny runner? The Happy Step Store’s collection of girls and boys shoes are orthopedist-recommenced and as fun as they are well-designed. Offering stability and comfort, the range has a semi-hard heel to give the right support to growing bones and muscles. For confident walkers, there are lots of fashionable options too.
The store’s shoes are made of natural materials like leather and suede, which lets the feet breathe and helps to prevent bacteria and fungus from growing.
#22 The ShoeCo.
A stylish shoe shop with items for junior, including brands like Richter, Kavat and Pediped, plus a range of school kicks, with the obligatory pair of nostalgia-inducing Mary-Jane’s thrown in for good measure.
Located at Tanglin Mall, Delfi Orchard and The Centrepoint
#23 Ten Feet Tall Shoes
If you’re looking for properly fitted school shoes and runners, head to Ten Feet Tall. Not only does the store stock proven term-time footwear, but it also has Trutex uniforms.
#02-16 Holland Road Shopping Centre
Looking for casual canvas sneakers for your kids? The Superga Junior range is fun, colourful and cool. Check out the seasonal collaborations with brands like Disney and for Mums, Alexa Chung!
Located at Westgate, Wheelock Place and VivoCity
Waterproof, comfortable, light and available in every colour, there are over 210 million pairs of Havaianas sold every year! They’re perfect for when the kids want to run around on the grass, dig in the sand and splash in the water.
#26 Hopla! Kids Shoes
Kids shoes that look fantastic, support proper foot development and breathe in this hot and humid weather? Yes, please! That’s what you’ll get at this store.
Located at United Square and Cluny Court
And a few others: Stride Rite, Clarks, Shooz4Kids, Elly Store.
Best places for children’s gifts and party goods
#27 Groovy Gifts
Don’t be stuck for a gift your hundredth kids birthday this year. Visit Groovy Gifts for presents, party bag fillers – and pick up a gorgeous prize for yourself while you’re there!
#02-03 Cluny Court, 501 Bukit Timah Road
#28 My Greatest Child
Keep your little bookworms entertained with books, books and more books! They’re award-winning, educational and fun, and you can join as a member for extra discounts and events.
Located at City Square Mall, Plaza Singapura, SingPost Centre and Chinatown Point
#29 The Children’s Showcase
The products at The Children’s Showcase are truly beautiful. The colourful range covers gifts, décor, kids’ toys, party accessories, arts and craft, and even cool tableware. It’s all high-end and sourced from around the world; you’ll soon be asking “Where was this store when I was a kid?”
Located at Tanglin Mall and Cluny Court
Deck your kid out with the latest pencil cases, backpacks, lunchboxes, water bottles, headphones, hair decorations and stationery around. Colourful, fun and fashion-forward, Smiggle gets it just right. Be prepared to spend a few hours here, as your kids will want to pick everything up!
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