Let's face it: shopping is right at the heel of eating as Singaporeans' favourite pastime. And for good reason too. From cool indie boutiques and furniture stops to record stores and kids' stores, there are plenty of retail and online spaces to shop 'till you drop.
Fitness buff, get your gloves on at Neue Fit. Spread out across a spacious 4,033sqft in Kallang Wave Mall, this lifestyle fitness studio sets itself apart from the pack by offering innovative programmes such as MuayHIIT – a full-body high-intensity interval training workout that combines Muay Thai moves with high intensity cardio-led workouts. Of course, purists can expect the usuals such as Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai, HIIT and Yoga classes.
The flagship store of British accessories label Olivia Burton brings together the brand's signature vintage-inspired timepieces and elegant jewellery – which are often floral-inspired – in one space. Its collections take inspiration from nature so expect pretty feminine prints, trendy colours and innovative design details. You can also get the pieces personalised in store, which makes for good gifts.
Hailing from Tel Aviv, Sabon offers an impressive range of luxury bath and body products that are made with natural ingredients like almond and jojoba oil. Be sure to look out for the brand's bestsellers like the patchouli lavender vanilla body scrub ($72) and olive oil body lotion ($47). Sabon's first Southeast Asia flagship store in Taka even features a wishing fountain – it's the centerpiece of all Sabon boutiques – where customers are invited to freshen up and make wishes, making your trip to the store nothing short of an unique experience.
Rhythm cycling, Pilates reformer and yoga come together for a holistic fitness experience at Absolute You. This marks the Thailand-based boutique fitness brand first international foray and naturally, Orchard is where it's located. Take time out of your shopping schedule to join in one of Absolute You's many exercise classes. Psst, we hear the rhythm cycling is a really cardio intensive workout that have you 'dancing' on a stationary bike to high-octane music.
No, Lux Lexicon isn't Jamie Chua's closet but it may as well be. It started as a luxury consignment online reseller but now has a physical space displaying the largest number of Birkins and Kellys outside of the Hermes boutiques. Collectors: be sure to check out the 20 Hermes Special Order Bi-Colour handbags in store.
Spanning across a sprawling 215 square meters of retail space at Paragon, Brooks Brothers – one of America's oldest clothing brands – unveils its third store in Singapore. The centrally located store is decked out in cherry wood and the brand's iconic checkered rugs. Browse the newly-launched Mainline and Red Fleece collections alongside other trademark preppy classics.
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