Boutiques Fairs are back from 4-5 November, mama! Here are our top shopping picks, plus exclusive perks and discounts for Sassy Mamas!
Every year when November rolls around, one of our fave dates on the calendar is the annual Boutiques Fairs Singapore that happens at the F1 Pit Building. Besides featuring some of Singapore’s best shopping through a curated mix of independent vendors spanning women’s and children’s fashion (there’s stuff for men, too!), jewellery, accessories, gifts, toys and home décor, Boutiques is simply awesome for holiday gift-giving!
Whether you’re looking to send family back home a unique gift hand-crafted in Asia, or you’re on the hunt for fashion that stands out from the cookie-cutter sameness you’ll find in every mall, Boutiques is a treasure trove of shopping finds, mama. We also love how it supports many mama-owned small businesses as well as a number of local Singapore charities. It’s truly shopping you can feel good about!
With over 150 independent merchants planned for this year’s edition, we’ve rounded up some of our top picks to help you get your shop on (along with exclusive perks and discounts) – check out our gallery for all the deets. Wallets at the ready, mama!
A little boho, a little luxe, and of course just a tiny bit playful, The Wit and The Will’s stylish kaftans, kimonos, beach scarves and sarongs are perfectly suited to our tropical climate. These are statement pieces that can fit equally well into your everyday wardrobe or add a dash of boldness to a chic travel look.
Receive a complimentary Lupita Tassel Necklace with every kaftan, kimono, or sarong purchase!
You know when you go over to a friend’s house and they have an absolutely stunning statement piece like a bone inlay mirror, tray or cupboard? Chances are it’s from Hacienda Blue! We covet their distinctive, vibrant, colourful bone inlay furniture and homewares, which seriously seem to grace just about every stylish home we’ve seen in Singapore.
Sassy Mamas can take 15% off one medium or large tray only during Boutiques Fairs!
Looking for that absolutely unique and perfect Singapore gift? Binary Style’s gorgeous scarf collection features original prints all inspired by our sunny isle. We are fairly obsessed with their “Blooms and Butterflies” and “Tropical Fruits” prints at the moment, mama! From super comfy cotton silk to dressier, ultra soft chiffon polyester, there’s a scarf to suit every style, mama!
Sassy Mamas can take $5 off every scarf purchased from Binary Style at Boutiques!
This gorgeous, personalised, hand-crafted wall art is perfect for nearly any occasion, but the pretty pastel shapes and colours are absolutely lovely for a nursery or child’s room. As a beautiful complement to each customised piece, Crafted by A also offers handmade cards and decorative garlands.
Get a 10% discount on any custom-made, framed wall art order placed at Boutiques.
Why should looking after your skin be cumbersome, mama? Allies of Skin makes smart, effective skin products full of antioxidants and intelligent nutrients. Every single formula is dermatologist- and allergy-tested, chirally-correct (meaning molecularly perfect and harmonious with the body), non-acnegenic and non-comedogenic. Formulations are super safe and free of all nasties, including pthalates, parabens, synthetic dyes and fragrances. Look good, feel good, mama!
Get a free full size bottle of Molecular Saviour Toner Mist (a $79 value!) with every purchase of any two 1A Masks!
Allies of Skin, www.alliesofskin.com
With a philosophy of “Nature. Nurture. Culture.”, Anak Anak was conceived by three mamas with young babies to create useful, fun, and high quality products for modern parents. Signature items like the Peek-a-baby Car Seat Canopy and Joey Portable High Chair have been personally tested by the founders’ families so you know they’re only putting out the best. The super cute product range also includes gifts for newborns to toddlers, as well as stylish gifts for the home.
Sassy Mamas who buy any two items at Boutiques can take 40% off the second item!
Go from beach to bar in comfort and style with these luxurious, hand-crafted pieces made from the finest fabrics, which happen to be just perfect for our hot and humid climate, mama. Already stocked in top boutiques like Willow + Huxley and MYthology, Akosée pieces are comfortable and effortlessly stylish; with just a bit of accesorizing they can all dressed up or down for day or night.
One of our personal highlights at each and every Boutiques fair, Ribbon and Roses makes super pretty clothes and jewelry in small batches or as one-offs to keep everything fresh and unique. Pieces come in the most gorgeous colours and prints, but at a really nice (and affordable!) price point. Get there early to scoop up this season’s latest gems, mama!
With cooking classes, two cookbooks and a thriving website under her belt, longtime Sassy Mama contributor Namita is a true dynamo, but it all started with selling her fun and creative spiceboxes at fairs. A beautiful gift or launching pad to try Indian cooking in your own kitchen, each wooden box comes with a colorful cornucopia of gorgeous Indian spices, along with some of Namita’s fave tried-and-tested recipes.
Stocking hard-to-find fashion labels along with stellar accessories and home décor pieces, The Punch List was born from one mama’s frustration with being able to find affordable fashions and homewares in Singapore that were still unique and stylish. We marvel at how perfectly suited each and every Punch List item is to our tropical climate, while still feeling fresh and unique, and never cookie cutter!
Made in Italy and cleverly cut to flatter all shapes and sizes, these breezy, flowy, oh-so pretty tops are perfect for beating the heat in sweaty Singapore. We love how easily they can be dressed up or down for either day or evening looks, too!
Simply Silk, www.facebook.com/simplysilksingapore
Boutiques launches next Friday (4 November) at 9am, mama. We’ll see you there! To get any of the perks or discounts mentioned in this article, be sure to mention Sassy Mama or show the merchants this article on your phone. Happy shopping!
When: Friday 4 November – Saturday 5 November
Time: Fri: 9am – 8pm; Sat: 10am-8pm
Where: The F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard, Singapore 038975
Lead image courtesy of Binary Style; Slide #12 (palm print ceramics) via Bowerbird.