Shopping with littlies in tow is, for many mamas, no longer the fun, carefree affair it was before having babies. What many mamas want is a quiet space with plenty of room for the kids to roam, with personalized and accommodating service (a tall order we know!). That’s why we’ve roamed the island to bring you our top 10 fashion boutiques in Singapore that are filled with fashion offerings perfect for everyone. Grab the credit card mama and let’s go!
Shopping at Tiffany’s
Tanglin Mall may be better known among mamas for its kiddy stores and maternity-related shops, but there are some amazing fashion boutiques here as well. One of which is Shopping At Tiffany’s, a multi-label shopping concept that specialises in gorgeous women’s apparel. With limited quantities at great prices, you don’t run the risk of showing up at your next kid’s birthday party in the same dress as three other mums! The boutique refreshes its stock on a weekly basis and brings in labels from Australia, Asia and the U.S so everyone is bound to find something they love here.
163 Tanglin Road, #02-03 Tanglin Mall, Singapore 247933
Tel: (+65) 6887 4461
Open: Mon to Sun 10am-9pm
With a wide range of womenswear, from casual to evening designer and everything in between, you’re sure to leave Paperbag Princess with plenty of paperbags in hand! This boutique stays true to its philosophy of helping women stay stylish in the heat of the tropics (and Australian summers!) with clothing made from cool cottons and other breathable fabrics. They’re even the exclusive distributor of Buddha Wear (love!), which donates a portion of its proceeds to charities that care for HIV positive children in Bali.
501 Bukit Timah Rd, #02-27 Cluny Court, Singapore 259760
Tel: (+65) 9117 4970
Open Mon to Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-5pm
As your girls hit their teenage years, it can be hard thinking up mother-daughter activities that might pique their interest – thankfully, you always have shopping to fall back on, and with fashion retailers like Rosalie Pompon, which caters for women as well as teenagers, you’re pretty much set for your next bonding trip. This multi-channel fashion boutique offers a specially curated collection of exclusive designer brands from Paris and Brussels that are perfect for our tropical climate.
501 Bukit Timah Rd, #02-11 Cluny Court, Singapore 259760
Tel: (+65) 6463 5347
Open Mon to Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-4pm
Living in a sunny tropical island like Singapore, there will always be an occasion for resort wear – heaven knows you deserve some time off mama! And Simone Irani is definitely the place to go for all your summer and resort wear needs! With an abundance of colourful and breezy dresses, swimwear, kaftans, shoes and accessories – you name it, they’ve got it. With labels shipped in from all over the world, as well as plenty of pieces by local fashion designers, you can be sure of some great variety – and in chic and fashionable styles too!
501 Bukit Timah Rd, #02-17 Cluny Court, Singapore 259760
Tel: (+65) 9005 9849
Open daily 10am-7pm
Twenty Twenty 9
If you’re looking for something a little upmarket but simply don’t have the time to browse through rack after rack of boutique goodies in stores around town, then head to Twenty Twenty 9, which offers personal shopping services for their selection of international brands, along with a rather handy alteration service.
501 Bukit Timah Rd, #02-35 Cluny Court, Singapore 259760
Tel: (+65) 6466 1986
Open Mon to Sat 11am-7pm, closed Sun and P.H.
Inspired by architectural structure, local fashion designer Sabrina Goh started two brands — Elohim and Light — which are instantly recognisable with their strong structures and silhouettes steeped in vibrant shades and geometrical shapes. Elements of men’s and women’s fashion apparel are combined to create androgynous designs that are classy, yet edgy and ooze a simple chic.
181 Orchard Rd, #02-11/12, Orchard Central, Singapore 238896
Tel: (+65) 6634 2201
Open Mon to Sun 11am-9.30pm
Touted as a sanctuary for fashion lovers, Trixilini is designed to look like a luxurious private boudoir and serves as an excellent escape from your busy mama life. From intricate jewellery to chic clothing, Trixilini keeps up with the latest trends by selling stylish pieces that are sure to titillate your fashion senses and are perfect for adding a sophisticated touch to your wardrobe.
9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-57 Millenia Walk, Singapore 039596
Tel: (+65) 6338 7060
Open Mon to Sat 11am-9pm, Sun 11am-8.30pm
Pop-up stores are always exciting – especially when you have one like The Emporium, which sells everything you could ever hope for (think furniture and homewares, gift items, clothes, shoes and accessories for both women and men!). The best thing here is that new stock arrives each week so what you see one week might not be there the next – it certainly makes for a pleasant surprise each visit!
9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-71/72 Millenia Walk, Singapore 039596
Tel: (+65) 6338 3944
Open Mon to Sun 11am-9pm
A lovely multi-label boutique with an eclectic mix of brands from Singapore and abroad, Antipodean is a nice change from the watering holes and family-friendly eateries around the Holland Village area. They stock popular local labels such as hansel, Al & Alicia and Lauren Jasmine and offer a varied mix of products. Apart from their range of women’s clothing, they also sell bags, accessories, shoes and even unexpected gift items such as CooshBaby organic cotton plush toys (these are too cute for words mama and are soft, safe and oh-so-adorable for your newborn!).
27a Lorong Mambong, Holland Village, Singapore 277686
Tel: (+65) 6463 7336
Open Mon to Sun 11am-9pm
Smack bang in the middle of the busy Tanjong Pagar conservation area is Willow & Huxley, a hidden gem with a great collection of indie designer labels, some of which already have a cult following, while others are emerging (which only makes it more exciting mama!). Sourced from around the globe, each piece is offered in limited amounts, with many of their labels exclusive to their store, so you won’t find the same item anywhere else in the country!
20 Amoy Street, Singapore 069855
Tel: (+65) 6220 1745
Open Mon to Fri 9am-8pm, Sat 11am-3pm
As the Founder and Managing Director of Travelshopa, the first online community dedicated to local shopping, Renée Lodens has her finger on the pulse when it comes to shopping in Singapore. She quickly got up to speed on the local shopping hot spots when she moved to Singapore in 2010, with only one suitcase full of beloved clothes. Be it furniture, fashion, accessories or things for kids, Renée is a walking directory of bricks and mortar stores and online shops, and is in the know with the most exclusive pop-up shopping events. You can check out her extensive shopping guide at Travelshopa.com or drop past her Facebook page for more shopping inspiration!