Asia’s most famous shopping street, Orchard Road is a dream destination for those seeking serious retail therapy in the heart of the city. Shop the unexpected from high-end and high street to designer and discounted finds. Here’s a handy guide on what to look out for.

Local Designers

There’s a new wave of Singaporean design virtuosos on our shores — check out these brands by our very own local designers.

Beyond the Vines

This contemporary womenswear label with thoughtful and understated designs for the modern woman is inspired by the simplicity, minimalism and functionality of the Scandinavian movement. Expect modern easy-to-wear pieces that are in the muted shades of white, grey and blue.

Where: Mandarin Gallery, #02-21, 333 Orchard Road S(238897)

Choo Yilin

Proudly Singaporean, jewellery label Choo Yilin modernises local Peranakan (Straits Chinese) designs with pieces made from traditional jade, precious metals and gemstones. Pick from a range of rings, necklaces and earrings from the boutique line or personalise your own jade bangle.

In Asia, jade is regarded as an heirloom item. Let your memento of Singapore live on as you bequeath this bespoke piece to a loved one or the next generation.

Where: Mandarin Gallery, #02-23, 333A Orchard Road S(238897)

IN GOOD COMPANY

Clean, classy and modern are the hallmarks of the label and its selection of chic wardrobe essentials. The design duo, Sven and Kane Tan, focus on women’s basics in neutral shades, producing six capsule collections a year. These coveted pieces are perfect for the fashionista who loves mixing and matching.

Where: ION Orchard, #B1-06, 2 Orchard Turn S(238801)

Heritage Malls

Stalwarts of Orchard Road, Robinsons and TANGS are amongst the oldest multi label heritage department stores along the belt, and have remained at the cutting edge of fashion and impeccable service.

Robinsons

Originally known as Spicer and Robinson, it started as a family warehouse at Commercial Square (now known as Raffles Place) and boasts a 150-year heritage as a local retail powerhouse.

Where: Robinsons The Heeren, 260 Orchard Road, S(238855)

TANGS

Set up in 1958 by local businessman C.K. Tang, it is Orchard Road’s first department store. Walking down Orchard Road, you can’t miss the TANGS building, an iconic structure modelled after Chinese palaces.

Where: Tang Plaza, 310 Orchard Road S(238864)

International Flagships

What’s a great shopping street without great international brands? Orchard Road is home to the flagships of many international brands.

Malmaison

Discover elegant timepieces when you step into Malmaison, an exquisite emporium for enthusiasts and collectors alike. Celebrating artistry and craftsmanship, this official retailer exquisitely curates a collection of over 50 of the world’s finest watch brands, to match any aesthetic.

Where: Knightsbridge, #01-01, 270 Orchard Road S(238857)

Michael Kors

The largest flagship in Southeast Asia for the renowned American designer’s label, venture into the store that features the only standalone in the region with a fully dedicated menswear line – Michael Kors Mens Shop – as well as the Shoe salon, a footwear haven for ladies and gents.

Where: Mandarin Gallery, #01-12/13 & #02-13, 333 Orchard Road, S(238867)

Victoria’s Secret

The secret is out: the American lingerie brand’s first Southeast Asian flagship store has landed on our shores. The boutique houses a stunning range of signature seductive lingerie, active wear, fragrances and beauty products in a shiny 12,000 square foot duplex.

Where: Mandarin Gallery, #01-01, 333A Orchard Road S(238897)

Delectable Souvenirs

When it is time to return home, leave with the flavours of Singapore that the locals wax lyrical over. Da bao (the local term for take away) the best of our foodstuff in your carry on and share a taste of your experiences and memories with your loved ones upon your return.

Bee Cheng Hiang

Smokey, scrumptious and utterly moreish, bak kwa (barbecued meat) is a well-loved local snack that is especially popular during Chinese New Year. These addictive snackables can also be packed and sealed for the flight home, to retain the utmost quality in savoury flavours.

Where: Paragon, #B1-10A, 210 Orchard Road S(238859)
Takashimaya, #B207-4-1, 391 Orchard Road S(238873)
Peranakan Place, 186 Orchard Road, S(238839)

TWG

Fancy a sophisticated souvenir? TWG might be your cup of tea. This luxury tea company offers an impressive selection of over 800 teas, specially harvested from around the world, which makes it one of the largest tea ranges globally. Browse their extensive tea collection, or select some gifts from their range of unique products, from secret tea tins (numbered tins that come in mystery flavours) to tea-scented candles. 

Where: ION Orchard, #02-21, 2 Orchard Turn S(238801)

Janice Wong Sweets

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a taste of celebrated local pastry chef, Janice Wong’s chocolate creation. Each bonbon is an unconventional work of art, inspired by her childhood memories. Motivated to try your hand at creating your own art piece? Grab a tub of edible Chocolate Paint, with over 35 unique flavours such as green mango and smoked chocolate, and resist the urge of licking every last drop before your trip home.

Where: Paragon, #B1-k28, 290 Orchard Road S(238859)