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Day 1

1 Orchard Road

Orchard Road isn’t just well-known amongst locals – travellers far and wide are familiar with one of the world’s most famous shopping districts. On Orchard Road you’ll find fascinating modern structures like ION Orchard that houses some of your favourite luxury brands, such as Louis Vuitton, Patek Philippe, Saint Laurent, and Tiffany & Co.

There’s also Singapore’s oldest departmental store, TANGS, which stocks plenty of local labels like Aijek (a clothing line featuring effortless pieces made from sustainable fabrics) and jewellery brand Saught alongside a range of international diffusion labels like See by Chloé.

2 City Hall

More homegrown names await you at Capitol Piazza in City Hall. One of Singapore’s newest luxury shopping malls, Capitol Piazza is home to local labels like MAX.TAN (shop for edgy, minimalist pieces here) and SABRINAGOH – a multi-label concept store offering the designer's contemporary creations along with other like-minded local and regional labels.

Also, great news for lovers of bold, vibrant prints: Finnish brand Marimekko has a standalone store right here in Capitol Piazza. It's easy to get carried away browsing through the choices of chic apparel and home décor. If you want to get your hands on more luxury goods, there's The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.

Explore the different levels and wings of this shopping haven, which features heaps of flagship stores of world-famous brands like MCM, Tom Ford, and Proenza Schouler.

Day 2

3 Bras Basah.Bugis

Go on the hunt for artsy collectibles and indie labels around the Bugis and Bras Basah area – Singapore’s buzzing cultural district.

Bras Basah Complex is great for art supplies (go to the long-standing Art Friend for this), hard-to-find design publications and magazines (Basheer Graphic Books), and second-hand books (Evernew Book Store and Book Point).

After satisfying your inner culture vulture, head on over to Haji Lane for more indie outlets. This Instagram-worthy lane is lined with stores like Mondays Off for home décor and lifestyle products, Dulcetfig for gorgeous vintage designs, and Kolombiana for bright, handmade bags and accessories that are perfect for travel.

4 Tiong Bahru

Make your way to Tiong Bahru – one of Singapore’s most hip ‘hoods – for its eclectic mix of stores. Spend the afternoon visiting indie bookstores BooksActually (don't forget to say hello to the resident kitties) and Woods in the BooksStrangelets for furnishings and wonderful little knick-knacks, and Curated Records for some vinyl-lovin'. 

5 Little India

Does poking around a shopping mall that's open 24 hours, 7 days a week sound like a dream to you? Well then, park yourself in Mustafa Centre. Located in Little India, this massive complex has everything you need, and we mean everything, from DVDs to spices, gold jewellery and TVs. Check out this beginner's guide to Mustafa Centre if you need a little help.

If you’re on the hunt for cultural trinkets and more, wander around the streets of Little India and you’ll find several shops that stock all sorts of pretty things, from saris (a traditional costume consisting of a long cloth wrapped around the body that’s worn by Indian women) to bangles.

Day 3

6 Queenstown

Drop by places like Queensway Shopping Centre and the nearby Anchorpoint Shopping Centre if you wish to be kind to your wallet and score fab deals instead. The former has an impressive number of sports stores for you to buy sneakers, apparel, and even equipment on the cheap (manage your expectations though, many of these items are from past seasons and collections), while the latter is where you'll find the factory outlets of brands like Charles & Keith, Billabong, and Hush Puppies and irresistible discounts and promotions.
 

7 Changi Airport

Don’t let this one slip, especially if you’re in town for a while. Be sure to enjoy duty-free shopping for yourself (or do some last minute souvenir shopping) at Changi Airport; the range of options is diverse – from Adidas to Burberry and COACH – and entirely dependent on which terminal you’re in.

With all these places to hit up and goods to purchase, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Looking for thrift stores, flea markets, and more? The Smart Local has got you covered.