Mamas, we’re absolutely spoiled rotten with the biannual Boutiques at Fort Canning fair! This Singaporean staple burst onto the scene in 2002 and since then has been a powerhouse in helping promote local independent businesses, with over a hundred incredible stalls for you to peruse. They even do a lot of work with charities such as HOME and Sanctuary House, who you’ll be sure to see at the event. This year’s Spoil Those You Love, Spoil Yourself edition is hosted in the fab F1 Pit Building; you’ll be able to get your hands on top of the crop kids’ clothing, home décor and even some cheeky threads and bling for mama. Don’t forget to kick back and relax at their new chill out lounge, with nibbles by Violet Oon’s Kitchen!
Where: The Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard, Singapore 038975
When: Thursday, November 6, 10am-8pm
Friday, November 7, 10am-3pm
Here’s a sneaky preview of some stalls to expect…
The Children’s Showcase
This vibrant shop will have you and your littlies poring over their products for hours, whether you’re admiring their charismatic crockery or your child just can’t seem to let go of their range of beautiful plushes. We’ve heard that they’re bringing toys, toys and more toys to the Boutique Fair this year, so stop by their stall to bring energy to playtime.
The Children’s Showcase, 501 Bukit Timah Road, #02-31/33, Singapore 259760, (+65) 6474 7440, Facebook, www.showcase.com.sg
Let’s face it mamas, it’s difficult finding bedtime stories that tell thought-provoking tales and doubly capture the essence of Singapore life. Enter Epigram Books, an indie publishing house that brings a dash of local writing to your darlings’ childhood. With award-winning and bestselling series such as Bo Bo and Cha Cha (featured above), Amos Lee by Adeline Foo and Sherlock Sam by A. J. Low, you’ll be a fan of Epigram’s carefully curated selection for years to come. Oh, and your children too.
Epigram Books, 1008 Toa Payoh North, #03-08, Singapore 318996, (+65) 6292 4456, Facebook, shop.epigrambooks.sg
Little Friends by Lamasso
Founded by two sartorial Sassy Mamas, Little Friends by Lamasso was borne of their combined love for fashion – both in Singapore and back in Europe where they come from. This budget-friendly brand creates effortlessly chic children’s clothing that fuses together the best of East and West clothing styles: qipaos with floral piping for your little ladies and breezy Mandarin collared shirts for those fancier dinners out.
Little Friends by Lamasso, Grange Road, Singapore, (+65) 9459 8749, Facebook
Your early years with your tots are going to be defined by the diaper bag you carry around and thankfully, this Singaporean brand makes sure those early years are stylish ones! With a number of gorgeous multifunctional baby bags, including their award-winning Singapore Sling featured above and the stroller friendly Orchard Tote, you’ll be turning heads in no time.
Tribe Bags, Tribe Bags Pte Ltd, #03-04 Sime Darby Centre, 896 Dunearn Road, Singapore 589472 (by appointment only), (+65) 6467 0097, Facebook, www.tribebags.com
Remember mamas, these are just a selection of the fabulous stalls you’ll be sure to find at the BFC. Have a great time shopping and be sure to get a little something for yourself too!