Whether you’re looking to get a jump-start on your holiday shopping or simply fancy a day out with some girlfriends, there’s something for everyone at The Fair, a bazaar featuring a wide array of handcrafted gifts and products – from home décor, art and furnishings to clothing, accessories and children’s items. Now in its 15th year, The Fair features over 100 vendors, including local and expat artists, and designers from Australia, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and more. We got a sneak peek at some of the finds at this month’s marketplace event on 29 October.
Visit The Fair on 29 October, 21 November and 11 December – all from 10am to 7pm and at Pan Pacific Orchard, 10 Claymore Road.
Bring on the Bling
Specialising in semi-precious gemstone jewellery, Lustre Jewellery boasts a collection of necklaces, rings and earrings, handcrafted by artisans around the world using stones like red onyx, rose quartz and moonstone. All items are priced under $300, with most pieces in the range $65 to $185.
Match Your Mood
Available in four different sizes – including clutch and larger shopping bag styles – each Italian-made Bi-Bag has a clear PVC exterior with a detachable lining that can be switched with other print designs – there are over 100 to choose from, which means you can customise the one bag to suit your every outfit and mood. Prices range from $110 to $250.
Neetta Home Décor offers products handcrafted from mother-of-pearl, capiz, sigay and other gorgeous shells from the shores of the Philippines, Neetta’s home country. The reasonably priced collection includes everything from trays, bowls, serving sets and vases to lamps, mirrors, frames and candleholders.
Get a Grip
Lava Vella creates artisanal home accessories including intricate doorknobs, rustic handles, hinges keyhole plates and hooks, among other attractive fixtures. All pieces are made from 100-percent brass in Java, Indonesia, and designed to add distinctive touches throughout the home. Prices start at $16.
Quite a Steel
Siamstyle, a collection of stainless steel homeware, offers everything from hammered metal cutlery, wine holders and bowls to cheese boards, cake stands and holiday ornaments. Designed by Jo Roper, the beautifully crafted goods start at $15.
The Elegant Bohemian’s signature “Zand Amsterdam” skirt is both reversible and adjustable, and can be worn four different ways. Created by Singapore-based Jane Darby-Day when she found herself in need of a casual, lightweight cotton skirt for travelling, the “wrap, snap and go” design sells for $130.