Singapore is a shopper’s paradise that offers a wide range of options, from independent designers to multi-label boutiques and department stores. There are those who prefer standalone stores, but we trawled the biggest department stores and discovered a myriad of brands and labels that are too good to miss.
Metro at Paragon
Make a beeline for Joan Allen where you’ll find a wide range of printed blouses and dresses in cool, comfortable fabrics, up to size UK20. Miss Read is another great label, with plenty of casual blouses and dresses. We spotted an embellished LBD – perfect for a cocktail party. They even have stretchy trousers; ideal for playing with the kids or if you’ve had one too many Champagne brunches. Sizes go up to UK24. For holiday wear or evening dresses check out Tadashi Shoji, Marina and Js Collections, where you’ll find a lacy cocktail dress for under $200. Expat favourite Monsoon is also available, with resort wear, evening dresses and comfy casuals up to UK22.
Tangs’ house brand STUDIOTANGS features affordable evening clutches and shoes. Other notable brands include Antik Batik, Martina Pink and Botkier. For standout but wearable shoes, Spanish brand Jaime Mascaro has a range of brightly coloured pumps and platforms in animal prints up to size 41. Whether your style is minimalist or quirky, Tara Jarmon’s classic but modern pieces will complement any wardrobe. Up to size 42. Normaluisa makes daywear more fun with pieces in vibrant colours, adorned with interesting details. Up to size 44.
Find a mix of upmarket and designer brands like Max & Co, Agnes b, Diane von Furstenberg for her signature wrap dresses, and M.C.L Jewellery for statement jewellery. Accessories brands like Pomellato, Furla and Anya Hindmarch are also here.
Isetan at Scotts
Deck yourself out in Santorini from head to toe for your next Bali holiday, from silky trousers in vibrant stripes to a snake-print swimsuit cover-up. Up to size UK16. Head straight to Betty Barclay and Laura Ashley for comfortable, wearable apparel that’s right on trend. Other labels worth checking out include Japanese label ICB and local designer brand Eve, for casual wear with a twist.
Here, under one roof, you’ll find a UK brands such as Coast (up to UK18) and Oasis (up to UK16), offering plenty of options for dresses and separates for everyday wear, weekends and special occasions. Fans of Aussie brand Bardot can update their closet from the new collection. For stylish beachwear, newly arrived brand Mint Velvet is the perfect choice and goes up to a UK16.
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