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. This month, drop by a coveted beauty booth, a prestigious perfumery and a home decor store that might make you want to re-do your entire home. Wallets out, cards out!
The London-based Turkish founder and designer Bora Aksu is known for his signature ruffle designs, dreamy dresses and pastel palettes. Browse through the collection yourself at the boutique located at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. Expect frilly and feminine pieces which are romantic and modern at the same time. His designs have also been worn by international celebrities like Keira Knightley, Anna Paquin, Rita Ora and Ellie Goulding.
Borrowing from the Danish concept of 'hygge' which encompasses all things cosy and content, Hooga's products aim to bring this warmth into your homes. Find all you need to make your personal space more meaningful and intimate. Shop fuzzy throw blankets, scented candles, pastel-coloured dinner sets, fairy lights, bed linen and more at the new outlet in Great World City.
It's only a matter of time until Bangkok's famous night market makes its way here. Lucky for us, we don't have to wait too long – Chatuchak Night Market Singapore opens for business at The Grandstand from February 4 to May 3, marking the market's first venture outside Thailand. The Singapore edition features over 200 different vendors that rotate every week so that you can always experience something different. Expect all the things we love about the Bangkok market – quirky handicrafts, whimsical wardrobe additions, gorgeous home decor pieces, and more interesting wares that spark joy.
Local label Sans & Sans is a contemporary ready-to-wear clothing brand for the modern woman. You can find wardrobe essentials in premium quality fabrics – but without the hefty price tag. If you're a fan of muted neutral colours like black, navy and white with some trendy colours like hazelnut and shades of green making an appearance in the collection, shop the label's line now instore.
Head on down to Queensway Shopping Centre to visit Mamastore's first-ever physical pop-up store which opens from February 8 to April 8, 2020. The store was initially set to be a one-time event, planned by two friends Ryan Sim and Lionel Chien, who wanted to sell their old vintage pieces online. However, with clothes being cleared out seconds after release, they soon decided to run it on a regular basis. Since then, Mamastore has conducted eight clothing drops on Instagram, stocking various vintage and streetwear items from well-known labels like Hard Rock Cafe and Nike. In this pop-up, expect to see a wide array of clothing pieces, everything from crowd-favourite vintage tees to cargo pants, and even caps.