Spending hours dragging the kids from store to store looking for furniture (especially when you’ve just settled into a new city or home) is enough to send any well-mannered mama into a bit of a spin! With so many furniture stores around, and with many of them tucked away in questionable looking warehouses, the hardest part is figuring out which stores can offer you the best designs, quality and prices that best suit your home and budget.
Never fear mama! We’re here to help! We spoke to the lovely, Renée Lodens from Travelshopa to bring you our top 10 must-see furniture stores in Singapore. We suggest you set aside a weekend (or two) to visit them all (trust us, you won’t be disappointed) and bring the kiddos too – furniture shopping can be fun!
Having sourced Chinese antiques (by a team based in China no less) for over 10 years; China Collection is a trusted source of antique furniture and interior accessories. You might just find some contemporary pieces here as well, since their personal philosophy is to meet the needs of individual voices – and at great value for money, it won’t break the bank either mama.
20 Malcolm Road, Singapore 308259
Tel: (+65) 6235 1905
The Danish are known throughout the world for their artful designs and fantastic craftsmanship, which the store, Danish Design, strives for with every one of their pieces. They offer indoor, outdoor and office furniture from well known authentic Scandinavian brands.
100E Pasir Panjang Road, #08-02 Century Warehouse, Singapore 118521
No.1 Boon Leat Terrace, #01-02 Harbourside Building 1, Singapore 119843
Tel: (+65) 6270 8483
No need to leave the home to check this one out mama (bonus!). This online store and private boutique works closely with the Indonesian government to ensure they use only sustainable or recycled wood for all their pieces. With a lovely range of classically designed handmade teak furniture (their solid teak dining tables are a Sassy Mama fave), you’ll even get free delivery and installation services for all orders.
If you’re looking for vintage or second-hand furniture items, Expat Auctions is the place to go. Its weekly auctions sell a stack of second-hand furniture (often from expat families that are downsizing or leaving Singapore), promising customers quality recycled furniture and furnishings at great prices – it’s a good idea to check their website before each auction so you can suss out exactly what you want before you go.
102F Pasir Panjang Road, #01-01 Citilink Warehouse, Singapore 118530
Tel: (+65) 6278 0511
For quality Chinese antiques (who can resist a replica stone Buddha statue that’s been imported from China?), FairPrice Antiques is the place to go. The store ensures quality and authenticity by having only one supplier from China, and offers customisation services for their furniture pieces.
315 Outram Road, #01-10 Tan Boon Liat Building, Singapore 169074
Tel: (+65) 6270 2544
If you’re a fan of European-styled furniture, you’ll absolutely love Galanga Living, which imports pieces from around Europe and Scandinavia. Many pieces are also made specially for the store, so you can rest assured that pieces you buy here are unique and totally exclusive for you and your home (no same same IKEA clad homes here!).
211 Henderson Road #01-02, Singapore 159552
Tel: (+65) 6475 2633
One of Singapore’s most popular furniture stores for upcycled furnishings and accessories, Journey East has been around since 1995 and boasts a rich collection of vintage and retro pieces. Their reclaimed wood furniture (made purely from second-hand materials) is perfect for the eco-conscious and is sure to add a bit of character to any home.
315 Outram Road, #03-02 Tan Boon Liat Building, Singapore 169074
Tel: (+65) 6473 1693
Mixing up old and new teakwood in their furniture designs and with an assortment of materials such as glass, stainless steel and iron thrown in for good mesaure, Originals presents a range of classic, clean and contemporary pieces that emphasise individualism (it’s an undeniable fact that their furniture is simply gorgeous). All their works are imported direct from India and Java.
896 Dunearn Road, #02-03 Sime Darby Centre, Singapore 589472
Tel: (+65) 6471 9918
With an extensive collection of eastern as well as western styled furniture imported from China, Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries, Taylor B. Fine Design is the ultimate furniture and home décor destination for all tastes and budgets. They even have a kiddies corner full of all sorts of games and toys to keep the little ones occupied while you shop all three levels.
43 Keppel Road, Levels 1, 2 & 4, Singapore 099418
Tel: (+65) 6225 7090
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.