Singapore is a retail haven of international fashion houses, trendy pop-up stores and a whole lot more. Discover local brands and cultural inspirations that breathe new life into the design circuit. Step into international flagship stores and independent boutiques, and be inspired by both the variety and quality of our collections. Here is where you can find one-of-a-kind keepsakes that reflect you and your passion.
Singapore fashion brand Charles & Keith was spotted on Emmy Awards’ red carpet
Singapore fashion labels cater to every style, like homegrown brand Charles & Keith. The label made its red carpet debut when Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams was spotted with a Charles & Keith triangle-shaped evening bag at the Emmy Awards. Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Middleton have also been spotted wearing threads by another famous homegrown fashion label, Raoul.
Our humble pandan cake is a world class souvenir
Singapore is where you’ll find delectable edible souvenirs. A fragrant and foolproof example is the pandan cake, a staple treat found in many homes. For a souvenir that’ll ignite your Singapore memories with just a whiff, pack a box from Bengawan Solo, an established local bakery chain. Head to one of many outlets across the island, including Singapore Changi Airport itself. For an old-school version that’s light and aromatic, head up to Tiong Bahru Galicier Pastry—a bakery that’s been around since the 70s.
You can still buy cassettes and vinyl records in Chinatown
Nestled in Chinatown Complex is a 40-year-old record store selling cassettes, vinyl records and CDs. At Foo Leong Record Store, you’ll find Cantopop, Mandopop and other music selections from Southeast and East Asia. The long-standing store was stacked to the brim with cassettes and CDs in its heyday. Look through their extensive collection of modern and classic hits and discover the ones that make you groove.
Haji Lane is a haven for hipsters and independent boutiques
Kampong Gelam is an eclectic blend of old and new, featuring generations-old shopfronts next to independent boutiques. Wander through Kampong Gelam’s side streets and hole-in-the-wall stores for handmade furniture and homeware, boutique fashion and one of Singapore’s oldest perfumeries, Jamal Kazura Aromatics.
Singapore is one of the only five countries with an official Tintin shop
If you’re a fan of the classic comic series, visit the official Tintin shop in Chinatown. Kids will love the wide range of figurines and collectables, and adults can take home all sorts of merchandise like mugs, puzzles and the classic Tintin comics that will remind you of your childhood.
Singapore is great for tax-free shopping
Our iconic Orchard Road houses almost 5,000 brands in 22 shopping malls and six department stores. It’s undoubtedly one of the best places to make iconic styles your own, tax-free.
Apart from tax-free shopping, your tax refund experience in Singapore is also made fuss-free. Bring your passport along for your shopping trip, and claim your tax refund on the spot.
Our most famous departmental store started out of a cart
TANGS, a pillar of the iconic Orchard Road shopping belt, started on a cart where 1920s Chinese immigrant C K Tang sold his wares from. Today, the flagship store along Orchard Road is still recognised by its distinctive green-tiled, pagoda-styled roof, and is the place to go for everything from cosmetics kitchenware.
The world’s first Louis Vuitton store on water is in Singapore
Enter a man-made island of glass and steel that is not only a luxury retail destination, but a curated experience that reflects the city. Singapore is home to one of Louis Vuitton’s 12 Maisons around the world, and the first in Southeast Asia.
Cater to your personal style at a number of flagship stores here, both regional and international. From American luxury brand Michael Kors’ first flagship store in Southeast Asia, to Apple’s first brick-and-mortar store in the region, you can indulge in your passion with your favourite brands.