Global Shopping Guide: Singapore

Follow Global Shopping Editor Dayna Spitz on her journey to Singapore to discover the city's local designers and uncover the best insider deals in town.

Before heading off to Singapore, I had heard that the country's two favorite pastimes were shopping and eating. I thought to myself, How perfect, I'm an overachiever in both! However, I have to admit — I was a tad concerned about the shopping over there. From what I had researched, Singapore seemed all about high-end international designers and huge shopping malls.

But, I am always up for a challenge, especially when it comes to shopping. So, I hit the streets determined to discover the unknown shopping scene in Singapore. And I am thrilled to report to you that if you do your homework (which I happen to do for you), you'll find a world full of young, creative designers who have a strong, unique (and, ahem, affordable) point of view when it comes to fashion.

Shops:

GREEN POPPIES (handbags)

11 Haji Lane

greenpoppies.com.sg

A. (sailing jewelry)

22 Ann Siung Road

theasylum.com.sg

NICHOLAS (black top)

Marina Square Mall Unit 02-323

nicholasnic.com

EGG (cream zip-front blouse)

33 Erskine Road #01-10/11/12

eggthree.com

VICE & VANITY (abstract modern necklaces)

vicevanity.com

TONG TONG (whimsical purple print dress)

100 Beach Road #01-04/06

tong.tong.sg

Places to Stay:

THE NEW MAJESTIC HOTEL

An amazing boutique heritage hotel located in trendy Chinatown that has been restored with mid-century interiors and unique rooms designed by local artists.

newmajestichotel.com

RAFFLES HOTEL

A beautiful British colonial-style hotel built in 1887 that is old-world luxury at its best.

raffles.com

Check out yoursingapore.com for more travel information.

Note that the prices written in the video are USD.

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