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Mention Singapore and most people immediately think of shopping. It’s true that it offers everything the shopaholic could desire—and then some. There are few places in the world that boasts as many designer stores. Whilst this kind of high end shopping may be out of many people’s reach, there’s no harm in a little window shopping right?

With that in mind, follow this guide to some of the best boutiques and shopping malls super chic Singapore has to offer.

Stylish Singapore is known as being a fashionista’s favourite. Mention Singapore and a list of designer brands will roll off their tongues. It seems that every designer worth their weight in gold thread has a store here.

With hundreds of malls and shops to visit it can be difficult to know where to start. But, no need to worry, don your most chic heels and designer sunglasses, grab your most coveted clutch and check out this guide to the best high end boutiques Singapore has to offer.

Louis Vuitton Singapore Marina Bay

2 Bayfront Avenue, Crystal Pavilion North, Singapore 018972
Nearest MRT: Bayfront, Circle Line
Specialises in:  Luggage and bags

Promoting itself as the only Louis Vuitton Maison in Asia, this stunning structure ‘floats’ just next to Marina Bay Shoppes (one of Singapore’s largest luxury shopping malls). A huge glass and steel pavilion spread over two floors, here you will find everything from ready-to-wear, to accessories, to jewellery. With one room focusing entirely on luggage and travel accessories and another filled with books—as well as an art gallery—this really is high end shopping at its best.

The Emporium Millenia

9 Raffles Boulevard #01-84 Millenia Walk, Singapore, 039596
Nearest MRT: Promenade, Circle Line
Specialises in: Independent designs

Emporium is a boutique featuring the work of four local brands as well as showcasing independent emerging designers. It has something for everyone, from clothes, shoes and accessories to gorgeous home items and unusual gifts. New stock arrives every week so there’s always something to discover.

Bread & Butter

Mandarin Gallery, #01-10 & 02-11, Singapore, 238897
Nearest MRT: Orchard (Exit B) North South Line
Specialises in:  All things denim

If it’s denim you want, then head straight to this cool concept store that carries designer and cult favourites from the US, Japan and Europe. The go-to place for denim loving consumers, it is increasingly popular with celebs too.

Club 21

Four Seasons Hotel, 190 Orchard Boulevard #01-01/02, Singapore 248646
Nearest MRT: Orchard, North South Line
Specialises in: Big brand names

Citing itself as one of the most forward-thinking style emporiums in Asia, Club 21 is on the hit list of the most devoted high end fashion disciples. Housing designer favourites such as Alexander McQueen, Donna Karen and Valentino, it also prides itself on pushing forward new talent like Haider Ackermann.

Gucci

The Paragon Centre, #01-40
290 Orchard Road, Singapore, 238859
Nearest MRT: Orchard (Exit A) North South Line
Specialises in: Impeccable Italian leather goods

Of course, the big boy of designer brands has stores in Singapore and this, its flagship store, is just stunning.  In the 10,000 square foot space you will find the latest collection of women and menswear, handbags, luggage, jewellery, watches and accessories.

Singapore Shopping Malls

Singapore’s shopping malls are world famous for their vastness, modern architecture and unique shopping experience. If it’s more than one high end brand you’re looking for, here’s where to head to.

ION Mall

2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801
Nearest MRT: Orchard, (Exit E) North South Line

Bang in the heart of Singapore’s shopping district is the visually stunning ION. Seven of the power players have flagship stores here including Dior, Furla, Burberry,  Armani and Prada. ION also boasts stand alone stores from the likes of Diane von Furstenberg—she of the coveted wrap dress fame—Dsquared 2 and Hervé Léger.

Ngee Ann City or Takashimaya

391 Orchard Road, Singapore 238873
Nearest MRT: Orchard, (Exit C or D) North South Line

Just a few hundred metres down the road to ION is this Japanese department store chain that has a number of designer brand all under one huge roof. Level 1 has over a dozen branded boutiques including Bulgari, Ralph Lauren and Laboutin. You can also find the likes of Tiffany and Coach here.

Paragon

290 Orchard Road, Singapore 238859
Nearest MRT: Orchard, (Exit A) North South Line

Another mall just a stroll from Orchard MRT, Paragon is six levels of pure sophistication. With the likes of gentleman’s tailor Gieves & Hawkes and fashionista favourite Miu Miu, you really will be spoilt for choice.


Joanne Jeyes writes more about being an expat in Singapore in her blog Five Go Mad In Singers. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.

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