Day 1

1 Orchard Road

Orchard Road isn’t just well-known amongst locals – travellers far and wide also recognise this location as one of the world’s most famous shopping districts. Here you’ll find fascinating modern structures like ION Orchard, which is home to some of your favourite luxury brands, such as Louis Vuitton, Patek Philippe, Saint Laurent, and Tiffany & Co.

There’s also Singapore’s oldest departmental store, TANGS, which carries plenty of local labels like Ling Wu (a handcrafted leather bag and accessories line that brings everyday luxury to the modern woman) and ethical, socially-aware jewellery brand Saught alongside a range of international diffusion labels like MM6 by Maison Margiela.

2 City Hall

Even more notable names await at Capitol Piazza in City Hall. One of Singapore’s newest luxury shopping malls, Capitol Piazza is home to multi-label clothing store, Manifesto (shop for brands like the ever-edgy Mugler and minimalist-chic Lemaire) and homegrown label SABRINAGOH — the ELOHIM by SABRINA GOH collection in particular sees contemporary creations reinventing silhouettes for the every woman. Also, great news for lovers of bold, vibrant prints: Finnish brand Marimekko has a standalone store right here in Capitol Piazza. It's easy to get carried away browsing through the choices of chic apparel and home décor.

If you want to get your hands on more luxury goods, there's The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. Explore the different levels and wings of this shopping haven, which features many flagship stores of world-famous brands like Balenciaga, Kenzo, and Proenza Schouler.

Day 2

3 Bras Basah.Bugis

Go on the hunt for artsy collectibles and indie labels around the Bugis and Bras Basah area – Singapore’s buzzing cultural district. Bras Basah Complex is great for art supplies (we're talking about the long-standing Art Friend outlet), hard-to-find design publications and magazines (Basheer Graphic Books), and second-hand books (Evernew Book Store and Book Point).

After satisfying your inner culture vulture, head on over to Haji Lane for more hidden gems. This Instagram-worthy lane is lined with stores like Mondays Off for home décor and lifestyle products, Dulcetfig for gorgeous vintage designs, and Kolombiana for bright, handmade bags and accessories that are perfect for travel.

4 Tiong Bahru

Make your way to Tiong Bahru – one of Singapore’s most hip neighborhoods for its eclectic mix of stores. While the afternoon away in indie bookstores BooksActually (don't forget to say hello to the resident kitties) and Woods in the Books, hit up Diegosart for unique paintings, jewellery and textiles, and Curated Records for some vinyl-lovin'.

5 Little India

Does wandering around a shopping mall that's open 24 hours, 7 days a week sound like a dream to you? Well then, park yourself in Mustafa Centre. Located in Little India, this massive complex has everything you need, and we mean everything, from DVDs to spices, gold jewellery and TVs.

If you’re on the hunt for cultural trinkets and more, wander around the streets of Little India and you’ll find several shops that stock all sorts of pretty things, from saris (a traditional costume consisting of a long cloth wrapped around the body that’s worn by Indian women) to bangles.

Check out this guide to experience the full myriad of culture that Little India has to offer.

Day 3

6 Queenstown

Drop by places like Queensway Shopping Centre and the nearby Anchorpoint Shopping Centre if you wish to go easy on your wallet while scoring fab deals. The former has an impressive number of sports stores for you to buy sneakers, apparel, and even equipment on the cheap (manage your expectations though, many of these items are from past seasons and collections), while the latter is where you'll find factory outlets of brands like Charles & Keith, Billabong, and Hush Puppies sporting irresistible discounts and promotions.

7 Changi Airport

Don’t let this one slip, especially if you’re in town for a while. Be sure to enjoy one last shopping spree (that’s duty-free, to boot) at Changi Airport; the range of options is diverse — from Charles & Keith to Gucci — and you’ll get an eclectic mix of stores depending on which terminal you’re in.

With all these places to hit up and goods to purchase, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Looking for thrift stores, flea markets, and more? This guide to budget shopping in Singapore has got you covered.